Autumn's Bondage 101: Beginner's Guide to Steel Sex Toys
Luckily for us, sex toys exist. Even luckier for us, you can find them in a lot of materials. One material that is really popular (a lot of toys are made from it) is stainless steel. It doesn’t rust or stains like normal steel, so you can see why they are so popular. Toys made out of it are also heavier but they are hypoallergenic, non porous and can be sterilized. So they do have its many perks.
Besides what I just mentioned, steel toys have the advantage of being very smooth and rigid, all good things to look for in a sex toy, wink*. They also tend to last longer, what makes them a great investment for long-term use. Another thing about these toys is they are also odorless and are great for temperature play, just like glass toys. And unlike plastic, f you are concerned about phthalates, you are in luck because metal is phthalate free.
On the downside, they are a bit heavier than other alternatives and they are also a bit on the pricier side, but as I mentioned before, it’s a good investment because they tend to last longer than cheaper options. Another good thing is you can use any type of lubrication you’d like with them, from water to oil and silicone, the material is made to slide smoothly with any one you choose.
Like I mentioned before, toys made out of this material feel almost identical to glass sex toys. They are smooth and rigid; so if you are looking for something that is not that firm, they may not be for you. Besides, being heavier can also get your arm (or your partner’s!) tired in a shorter amount of time. On the other hand, that rigidity and heaviness can be perfect for those who are looking to strongly stimulate certain points, so it’s really a matter of preference. And I should mention although they can be found in different models, the most common ones are plugs and even dildos, but for example steel vibrators are rarely found.
Something that many people seek steel toys for is their ability to maintain temperature, just like you would with a glass toy. The only thing is, this material holds really well the temperature so you have to be really careful; if its too hot it will really burn and if its really cold…well it will also burn (have you ever tried placing an ice cube on your body? Not that pleasant).
On the other hand, the good thing about them is they can be a lifelong investment. If you take good care of them, they won’t corrode, stain or rust. Yes, they will be expensive but they can literally last you a lifetime.
And exactly how do you take care of them? You should never use bleach or chlorine on them; instead use soap and warm water, alcohol and antibacterial soap. Alternatively some of them can be put on the dishwater and others can even be boiled, just remember to check with the manufacturer if you can do that with yours. Just remember to clean it after each use and disinfect it, especially if you are playing with different partners. As for storage, just put it were you like, just make sure to separate the jelly toys from the steel ones. And get ready for some hard and cold play, wink*.