In spite of living in an age of sex robots and Bluetooth vibrators, there’s a growing availability of natural pleasure tools such as ceramic sex toys. Maybe the complexity of technology in our fast-paced lives has been an inspiration for other options. After all, there has to be something in reach when the batteries die in your vibrator!

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This surge of “Back to Basics products” is completely different from the toys we’ve seen. Think of them more as lifestyle items than saucy secrets. There are many options out there to explore in alternative sex toys like stone, glass or even wood! As someone launching a porcelain sex-toy company, I’ve spent a lot of time investigating people’s feelings on intimate ceramics. Here are a few common myths of using these special types of toys:

1. “That sounds dangerous!”

From a bodily perspective, ceramics are hypoallergenic and extremely compatible with your skin. Moreover, there are no phthalates, a salt or ester of phthalic acid, involved, which has been a big concern in recent years because it is the chemical base used to create plastic products. In this sense, they are very safe.

Porcelain has a stigma that’s pretty hard to shake, it’s prized for its delicacy not for its strength, but it has a very strong tensile strength and can withstand a lot of pressure. It’s also very durable. This is one of the reasons we still find ceramic vases that have been around for 1000’s of years.

However, at extreme temperatures, it can become brittle and is prone to chipping or shattering in a similar way to glass. We cope with delicate items on a daily basis around the house. Chinaware like plates and mugs, wine glasses and even our phones are destructible when dropped on a hard floor. I believe this concern is surmountable with common sense, meaning if you are using the toy in a way that isn’t conducive to the material, it can break. It isn’t going to break while you’re using it unless it’s already damaged. Therefore, it’s good to be aware of your toy and inspect its condition regularly between uses. Some existing toys have a resin filling or a plastic top layer to prevent this concern but in doing so it loses some of the properties that ceramic really benefit from.

Glazed goods are non-porous which means that bacteria can’t penetrate them and you can use them with any lubricant. Non-glazed products need to be vitrified to be hygienic. If you don’t want to have to boil them between uses then, check the finish before buying. The glaze makes them waterproof which is great for bath time fun!

2. “Isn’t it cold?”

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Ceramics conduct the temperature of what is around them. For this reason, they gently warm up to your skin and body heat is transferred. They are super sensual and ideal for temperature play! Use them with warm water or ice water and change between the two seamlessly. Throw a blindfold into the mix and you’ve got a seductive evening of titillation ahead!

Vibration for many is the fastest route to satisfaction but can cause clitoral numbness that can effect subsequent pleasure. Some enjoy experimenting with ways to stimulate and get in tune with your body without buzzing the clitoris to oblivion. 

Hardness is what got me hooked! The weight and solidity of ceramic toys contrasted against a lubricated glossy surface are really tactile. Firmness allows you to apply an accurate pressure on the G-spot and creates a strong resistance when you climax. This provides pelvic toning that is not only important for postnatal care, but also for strengthening your orgasm muscles. Win/Win!

3. They aren’t trying to replicate a penis.

There is an ongoing discussion whether sex toys make men redundant when competing for the limelight, but  I completely disagree. Ceramic sex toys can be used alongside penetrative sex as an entirely different sensation. As with most toys, the experience can be enjoyed with a partner or individually, so competition should be non-existent.

My favorite way to use porcelain toys is to insert just a little bit, then touch my clitoris. That way when I orgasm it gives me something to grip and really lengthens the enjoyment. No thrusting involved. They come in shapes that don’t look like sex toys, meaning they can hide among your belongings without being seen, avoiding any awkward discussions when you take them through airport security!

For your body, for your mind, and for your orgasms I thoroughly recommend keeping an open mind to ceramic toys. They might just be the indulgence that makes you switch the type of go-to toy you use!

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