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3D printing of sex toys, revolution or danger? – BBFactory

First a little remedial course for those who haven’t heard of 3D printers yet. These machines, which are fashionable at the moment among technophiles, are in fact printers that you can have at home for a few hundred euros. They are able to create objects by printing them layer by layer. Even if the technology is still in its infancy, some uses are already problematic since with these machines it is possible to create firearms for example.

So I was saying that I just realized that the 3D printer could be used to create your own sex toy. But others were more keen than me on this subject, because there are already sites such as Makerlove.com specialized in “.stl” files to download to print models of sex toys (mostly dildos).

We must admit that the idea is attractive! Online sexshops have solved the problem of the timidity of some to walk through the doors of sexshops. The printer is likely to convince the more cautious and other fearful of the package being too explicit or the account statement being too telling. Another obvious aspect, a printed dildo is created in a few hours, where you would have to wait 48 hours minimum for your online order.

Inevitably, this new technology also poses many questions and problems. The one that is most blatant when looking for 3D models is plagiarism. Some 3D models that can be downloaded for free strongly resemble commercial and brand name products. And for some, I’m pretty sure they are models based on the original product.

Penis 3D blueAnother obvious concern is the reliability and quality of the design. Most of the 3D prints I’ve seen all have a grainy appearance, where a dildo needs to be as smooth as possible. It seems that it is possible to improve it manually with acetone, but I don’t find that particularly reassuring. For the moment, printed sex toys make me think of DIY homemade sex toys.

Finally, what about the components used? I am not an expert in petrochemicals and I would be unable to tell you if the plastic used in these machines is toxic or not. But one thing is certain, it was not designed to come into contact with your mucous membranes.

From a commercial point of view now, I think that sex shops should not see this innovation very favorably. If for the moment it concerns only a few people, the speed at which the price of these machines is falling, and the evolution of techniques should make the thing much more problematic within 2/3 years.
As for the dematerialization of music, I wouldn’t be surprised if some leave feathers there. While others will surely find a way to take advantage of this new market that is opening up to them.
I would see very well, for example, brands offering a range of products to print at home, or porn actors selling the models of their penises.


In general, 3D printing is likely to upset a lot of things in the years to come, and the world of sex toys will not escape it. I see that rather in a good light but it is still too early to really know how things will evolve. I think it’s still too early to seriously test this kind of achievement, and manufactured sex toys still have a little time ahead of them.

PS: If you are a 3D printer owner and have already tested the experience, I would be curious to hear your opinion. In the meantime, I warmly recommend to those who will try the experiment to be careful and to protect their creation with a condom when they use it.

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