Are Silicone Pipes Safe?

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Water pipes have been made out of tons of different materials. They have been crafted from glass and ceramic, bone and horn, wood and stone. Coming in all shapes and sizes, there are thousands of designs to choose from when it comes to picking a piece. The biggest flaw with most of these materials, however, is that they are brittle and if dropped, can shatter in to pieces. In more recent years, a new type of smoking device has appeared on the scene; pipes made out of silicone.

Now, smoking a silicone piece might sound a bit scary to some. Rightfully so, as silicone can be dangerous if it is a low quality. It is important to make sure that the silicone you’re planning on using is safe for humans to use. Knowing what BPA or other chemicals are used to make the piece are important, as well as knowing what temperatures the piece can handle safely. Additionally, knowing where the product is made is a good sign to tell you whether or not the piece you’re about to buy is safe to use.

When purchasing silicone pieces, it’s very important to do your research. Whether you’re buying online or going in to a shop, it’s a good idea to get some information on the types of silicone pipes are available. There are many different manufacturers, not all of which are concerned with the safety of their customers. Reading reviews of the products can definitely help as well, knowing other people’s opinions can be very useful. And while silicone pieces are typically pretty inexpensive, remember that you want to look for good quality and especially with this

porous material, you want the best. It’s worth spending a bit extra to be sure that your lungs won’t be coated in dangerous chemicals.

Be sure that you know where the piece came from, as mentioned before, as pieces from China or other places overseas don’t have as strict of regulations when it comes to making these products. The pieces could potentially be made with silicone that is dangerous to humans. Keep yourself on the safe side by buying American made silicone to ensure that you’re keeping yourself safe.

Something else to keep in mind is looking for something that is dishwasher safe! Silicone can be hard to keep clean because it is so porous but having one that’s dishwasher safe is great! It makes cleaning it a breeze and the heat from the dishwasher will eliminate any bacteria build up. The process will also leave your piece smelling like it just left the shop. Do NOT clean your silicone piece with rubbing alcohol, as it can cause the silicone to swell and weaken the structure of the piece overall. Using hot water and regular old dish soap works great if you don’t have access to a dishwasher.

Silicone is great for active people on the go. It’s compact, easy to carry, and the best part is that you won’t break it if it falls out of your backpack and goes tumbling down

the side of Mount Washington. Most of the pieces can be run over with a car and it won’t even show. Silicone is highly recommended for those who spend most of their time in the great outdoors or just people who tend to be a bit clumsy with their glass. Just be sure that you’re purchasing a safe, non-toxic, well made piece to enjoy. Here at Manchester Adult Lifestyles, we have a huge selection of high grade silicone that we would love to show you! Stop in and see us!

Toxic Vs Non Toxic Sex Toys; What To Watch For

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We know that buying a sex toy can be overwhelming but it’s not the best idea to just run in to an adult shop, pick up the first toy you  see, and run out without actually studying the item that you’re purchasing. It’s important to be sure that the materials your new toy is made out of are appropriate for your body and aren’t going to be a breeding ground for mold or bacteria to build up. Unfortunately, buying new toys can be a bit confusing, especially when you’re unsure of the difference between the labeling of “body safe” vs “non-toxic” on sex toys.

Toxic is the containment of poisonous substances in a toy. While the chances of your sex toy murdering you are fairly low, these materials can cause adverse effects that are definitely unpleasant and can have a negative effect on

the body. The most apparent toxic substance in sex toys is phthalates but it is thankfully on the decline. Using toys containing these toxic substances aren’t going to hurt you with one or two uses but it’s better to be safe than sorry and avoid these things all together. Be sure to make sure that your toy states that it’s free of phthalates. Heavy metals can also be contained in sex toys but is much less common.

Non toxic is a term used for materials that are porous but are unlikely to contain anything harmful.”Flesh” like toys tend to fall in to this category such as the Fleshlights. TPE/TRP labeled toys also fall under the non toxic umbrella. However, it’s important to note that PVC could also fall in to this bracket but should always be researched to be sure that the brand has not failed lab tests for certain chemicals. Since non toxic toys are made of porous materials, they will eventually need to be replaced as they form a breeding ground for bacteria that cannot be cleaned. The pores hold bacteria and germs and with those colonies, the material will degrade over time. If you notice that your toy is sweating an oily substance or changing color, immediately dispose of it. Be aware that these toys can sometimes cause vaginal infections in some people.

So what’s the best option? Stick to toys that are non porous if you’re worried that cleaning won’t be enough. Good ideas for toys in this case are surgical grade stainless steel, titanium, glass, and wood that has been sealed with food grade sealant that won’t be able to wash away. Be sure to clean all toys with cleaner and make sure to store them in the proper place. Do your research before buying anything and never, ever rush yourself when picking up a new toy.

If you have questions, feel free to stop in and see us that Manchester Adult Lifestyles and our friendly staff will be able to help you out with whatever you need!

 

Here’s The Deal On Suction Vibrators

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As the years go by, technology changes and people are coming up with all sorts of new ways to get themselves excited. Sex toys are much different now than they used to be in years passed. The newest interesting sex toy to grace the market is the style of suction vibrators. I’m sure you’re familiar with the traditional vibrator… It’s pretty self explanatory. But these new toys take orgasms to a whole new level with the settings that they offer. Instead of vibrating on the clitoris, it uses a suction feature on the visible part of the clitoris instead. The reviews on this style of vibrator are incredibly positive, with some customers even saying that these toys give them the best orgasms that they’ve ever had. So of course, with such rave reviews, we not only had to bring them in to the shop for you all to buy but we wanted to go over just why these are so awesome.

This style of vibrator has been around for a decent stretch of time but many people weren’t aware of it until the last three or so years. Prior to the spike in popularity, suction vibrators were basically labeled as a “kink” or “fetish” toy, much like cock pumps and pussy pumps. Working on the same principles as the pumps, the suction vibrator draws blood to the clitoris, which stimulates arousal. This is turn gives the user more intense, longer lasting orgasms. Scientists have actually studied these toys to the point where they feel confident that suction vibrators could be an extreme benefit for those who suffer from sexual dysfunction. Basically, even science says these vibrators are awesome.

The biggest benefit to the suction vibrators is that they are perfect for those who have a tough time achieving an orgasm. Since everyone is different and requires different levels of stimulation, suction vibrators provide next level orgasms that are sure to be satisfying to even the strongest willed person. With the settings being so varied, many customers say that they orgasm in less than thirty seconds, making these toys ideal for basically anyone. You can change settings too, so if one day you’re feeling crazy, your vibrator can reflect that and if on another day, you’re not so into it, you can lower the settings.

This style of vibrator is absolutely one that you should look in to purchasing. Whether you’re having trouble finding something strong enough to send you over the edge or you just want to try something new, give a suction vibrator a trial run and see how you like it! We have many in stock here at MALS so either check out our online store or come in and see us!

Pride Month At MALS

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The world has been very turbulent lately, with many different acts of aggression happening all around the globe. It’s sad how we as humans can’t accept each other for who we are ,especially in the year 2019. But things are slowly progressing, the hate is dwindling, and those that are part of/supportive of the LGBTTQQIAAP community are pushing for equality and acceptance in society. Even though there are still obstacles to face, communities are banding together to make sure everyone feels safe, regardless of what they identify as. At Manchester Adult Lifestyles, we are accepting of everyone and aim to make a comfortable atmosphere for all of our customers.

Pride Month is the celebration in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. The police in Manhattan raided a gay club and riots and other demonstrations by the gay community followed. For six days, the turmoil lasted. Pride Month is a way of commemorating those events. The Stonewall Uprising was a huge turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. While starting with a pride day on the last Sunday of June, the celebration of the community blossomed to an entire month. Picnics, workshops, concerts, and parades are some of the ways that Pride Month celebrates. There are also memorials held for those who have been lost to hate crimes as well as HIV/AIDS. Overall, Pride Month is to bring members of the gay community in to the spotlight for their contributions to history.

Manchester Adult Lifestyles offers a quiet, comfortable place for all customers to visit and have a good experience. We welcome people from all walks of life and will do our best to ensure that you get the exact item that you’re after. There are no silly questions here, as our employees do their best to answer anything you might be wondering! Please give us a call or stop by and see us and we will gladly help you out with whatever you may need!

Happy Pride Month!