Terrible Toyshop’s original products are 3D printed with PLA (polylactic acid) plastic, which is a biodegradable, body-safe plastic derived from plant starch (it’s vegan-friendly!). We 3D print our products with stainless steel nozzles (rather than the typical brass nozzles, which can add trace amounts of lead to printed objects).
Although our materials and equipment are body-safe, the process used in 3D printing makes the surface of products porous. As a result, 3D printed sex toys can transmit fluids if they are shared by more than one person, and there is a risk of bacterial growth if the product is not stored dry.
After each use, wipe products down and store them dry to prevent bacterial growth. This procedure is advisable for any type of sex toy, as many common materials used in sex toys are porous. Even surface scratches on non-porous materials are susceptible to bacteria.
For a more intensive clean, our PLA products can also be sanitized in a bath of 99% isopropyl alcohol. Using this method is great for two reasons. First, it gives the product a full cleaning and removes any skin oils. Second, any isopropyl that may linger in the porous surface will help to prevent bacterial growth.
This item is hand-wash only. PLA is not dishwasher safe and will warp at temperatures above 60 degrees Celsius.