About our Silicone
To make their products cheaper, some companies employ materials which contain additives and phthalates, which can leach out of the polymer and become absorbed by the user, often becoming toxic and causing light burning or stinging.
That’s why we’ve fully embraced body-safe, platinum-cure silicone rubber as the primary material Weredog uses. It’s chemically quite stable, so nothing in the rubber is looking for an opportunity to react with anything else. Our products contain nothing but silicone, and a smidge of pigment to make ‘em pretty.
What makes silicone the better choice?
It’s hypoallergenic, so even if you’re prone to allergies there’s a near-zero chance it’ll react with your body.
Bacteria struggle to cling to silicone, making it easier to wash, but on top of that our material can handle quite high temperatures; you could even boil it in water if you wanted to sterilise it. We’ve found some people quite like to put them in the dishwasher, too…
It’s strong and flexible, so it will take the roughage of average use without any worry about splits or tears. With that said, it will cut if you take a sharp implement to it!
As we mentioned before, silicone is quite stable, so it won’t start to break down over time. If kept correctly you can store it for years without changes in the material, and without any concern of elements bleeding out of the rubber.
All this adds up to a toy which is the best we know how to make – it’ll last through a lot of use and love if you care for it properly, which you can learn how to do here.
Interested in finding out about the firmnesses of our toys? Read about them here.