Can You Make Your Own Sex Toys At Home?
When the budget’s stretched thin it’s sensible to cut costs by cutting out luxuries. And I’d wager that most people view sex toys as a luxury. With the popularity of crafting, plus incentives to be eco-friendly wherever possible, it could be tempting to try and make your own sex toys at home.
Is it possible to find or make your own sex toys at home? Let’s have a look at the possible options open to you if you’re trying to save a bit of cash or want to get a bit crafty before getting kinky.
Using Household Objects As Sex Toys
At the risk of turning every object you see in the house into a potential sex toy, there really are a number of items you might choose to use for sexual pleasure.
I must add at this juncture that I would strongly advise you not to use household objects for penetrative pleasure – ie. Don’t stick that bottle, hairbrush or Lego sculpture inside yourself just because you get the urge.
Ok, so I used fruit and veg during my first penetrative masturbatory explorations (carrots, cucumbers, bananas – not cabbages and pineapples, fyi) but due to the perishable nature of them they’re not the safest. You could get internal irritations, grazing or even cuts from rough areas on the skin of the fruit or veg, or parts could come away from the food item and remain inside you.
The only homemade penetrable which I’d be persuaded to try is the trick of filling a condom with water, tying it off (somehow!) and freezing it. This makes a condom-covered, fuckable ice dildo, apparently. I don’t know anyone who has actually done this, and it seems like it would be a nightmare to balance in the freezer. But at least it’s just water and a condom, so we know they’re safe internally. Just rinse the thing first, for goodness’ sake.
Ok, so what else round the house could bring you pleasure in the bedroom? You could use elastic bands as cock rings, whether round the base of the penis alone or round the scrotum and penis base together. Or a combination of two or three bands in a design of your own.
Hair bands might be better for this; elastic bands and pubic hair doesn’t sound like the comfiest combination. There’s also a risk here of securing the bands far too tightly round the cock / cock and balls to be safe. If you do try this out, remove the bands immediately if discomfort/pain/discolouration occurs. Keep some scissors in the bedside drawer just in case of emergencies, if you can’t remove the bands quick enough / easily.
A belt could be used as a bondage collar if you wanted to kink things up a notch, just make sure a) the belt isn’t fastened too tightly and b) can’t come loose only to be pulled far too tight by accident during play. Fabric ties (men’s ties or dressing gown belts) can be used in place of wrist ties and bondage rope. There’s no quick-release or easy ‘out’ though, so be careful of what knots you use and, as above, it’s a good idea to have some scissors in the same room just in case you need a swift emergency exit.
As you can see, although you could use some household objects as sex toys, there’s plenty of safety-related caveats. Items you find round the house just weren’t intended to be used for intimate pleasure, so they don’t have the built-in protection that most built-for-purpose sex toys do.
Cut ‘n Shut Sex Toys
Ok, well what about using ‘spares or repairs’ from sex toys you already have in your collection? Could you save parts of them from the bin/recycling to craft into a new, awesome pleasure tool?
To be quite honest, I wouldn’t know where to start with this; my partner however would enjoy creating a bucket of sex toy LEGO.
Some vibrating cock rings have a removable bullet vibe which can be used alone to provide clitoral/erogenous zone stimulation, perhaps if/when the outer material of the ring has become damaged for whatever reason and needs discarding.
Other vibrating cock rings have a covered motor area which isn’t meant to be removed during normal use, it’s not a 2-in-1 sex toy, but you could retrieve it as a last resort before chucking the whole thing.
Same with the motors from vibrators or other vibrating toys. Even if the motor doesn’t seem to have any sharp or rough areas, I wouldn’t use it to stimulate the skin directly, but it’s possible to pop it into the pocket of a strap on for example, or into another sex toy with a space for it to turn it into a vibrating toy. A dildo with a space at the bottom for instance, or a vibrating cock ring with a worn-out motor that you can then replace. Basically, keeping the motor covered by fabric or silicone or other material to protect your skin.
Bondage items are a little simpler; a broken buckle on a collar or bondage restraints could be replaced with another stitched or glued on type, and previously chain-connected cuffs could be connected together by use of a double ended trigger clip. I prefer trigger clips for this rather than a padlock, which isn’t as easy to open in a hurry. There’s also no risk of losing any keys with a trigger clip!
3D Printing Sex Toys
3D printing has become incredibly popular in other industries, but what about sex toys? Can you 3D print sex toys in your very own home?
3D printed items are often made with ABS plastic. This is the same plastic used for a wide variety of sex-shop-stock plastic sex toys, and kids’ toys are often made of it too. It’s a non-toxic material; hypoallergenic and phthalate free.
However, items that come out of a 3D printer are often rough, with excess material on the surfaces which would definitely cause abrasions and damage to you whether used for external or internal sexual pleasure.
Ok, so how about you sand those excess bits off the toy then use it? Sounds like a plan, right?
Well, not really. Even if you get sandpaper or a file and take off the excess that you can see, the way 3D items are made (in layers) means that there are microscopic holes and gaps in the item. Yep, even if it feels smooth. That means that over time, with intimate use, bacteria and yuk will get into those spaces. The sex toy would be unhygienic or even hazardous to use.
You could coat the 3D printed plastic sex toy in layers of silicone, to create a non-porous surface, but each layer would be quite thin so this would take time and effort to build up.
Plus of course, you need a 3D printer, the ABS plastic, some downloaded sex toy designs, the body-safe silicone sealant, a way to apply it to the item and the time to do all of the above. Makes me feel worn out (and quite a lot poorer) just thinking about it. No, I don’t think this is a great way to make sex toys at home – not just yet, anyway.
Cloning Your Genitals
There’s another way to make your own sex toys at home, but it’s still going to cost ya I’m afraid. The Clone A Willy and Clone A Pussy kits are ingenious and great fun. Best of all, they really work!
With these kits you get everything you need to make a clone of your or your partner’s genitals, which you can then use together (think double penetration fantasies come to life), when you’re really missing them (ugh, I guess they have to go out sometime) or simply pop on the bedside table so you can wake and adore it every morning.
…OR put it on the mantelpiece, build a shrine round it, and invite all the neighbours over for a looksee*.
You can buy the Clone A Willy and Clone A Pussy kits from Lovehoney UK and Lovehoney USA through the links below. Click to read the awesome Clone A Pussy Kit review by the Pleasure Panel.
Buy The Clone A Willy Kit
Buy The Clone A Pussy Kit
Make Your Own Sex Toys At Home: DIY Dildos
Some people make proper, body-safe, could-actually-be-sold-in-a-sex-shop silicone dildos at home – but you do need the right equipment for it. I wouldn’t say it’s a cost cutting option, more of an involved hobby for the crafting + sex toys fan.
You’ll need to find the right type of silicone to make your own sex toys at home out of it – the type of silicone which can be used intimately without the potential for negative reactions with your body. Platinum cure silicone is body-safe, and a scour of Google tells me that DIY dildo makers favour the Smooth-on brand.
You’ll need a mould to pour the silicone into – and if you use a silicone mould then you can come across issues when trying to release your creation. You could use a mould release or do it the easy way by using a plastic mould instead of a silicone one. I’ve even read about people creating and using plastic dildo moulds made from LEGO bricks!
That article also includes a lot of helpful advice and links if you’re looking to go down the DIY dildo making route.
When DIY Dildos Become A Business
Other people have even made a business out of making silicone dildos from home. GODEMICHE started with just one style of their Adam dildo, but have now added a wide variety of colours and several types of toys that people can buy from their professional & sleek website. I own a few GODEMICHE dildos myself and really love them.
Click to read all the GODEMICHE sex toy reviews at CaraSutra.
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Chucking In The Towel? Let’s Shop
If all of the above sounds like wayyy too much hassle, you can still save a few pennies while adding a goodies to your sex toy collection. Subscribe to sex toy shop email newsletters, as these often contain discount codes or exclusive special offers. Around this time of year there’s plenty of offers on the websites in any case, plus clearance sales, January Sales and other events.
Many sex toy websites have a permanent sale and/or offers area where you can pick up discontinued or end of line sex toys for a fraction of the usual retail price.
Buying your sex toys – even the ones which are in the sale or part of a special offer – also gives you the reassurance that you’ll be using a product which has been specifically designed for intimate use and pleasure.
Peace of mind and wellness of body. They’re definitely worth spending a little cash on, especially as total relaxation is a fantastic start to your masturbation / shared sexual pleasure sessions.
*not advisable at all
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