Toy Materials

Sex toys are made from all sorts of different materials.  Some of these are totally safe to use, and others are potentially dangerous.  Some are quite environmentally sustainable, and others wreak havoc on the planet.  Below you’ll find some important info about the most common materials used for making sex toys, so that you can make informed choices when it comes to your toys:

Silicone

Silicone is an awesome material for sex toys. It isn’t toxic like jelly, and won’t crack like cheap plastic. Also, 100% silicone sex toys are often made by small companies which take great care in producing fabulous designs with your pleasure in mind.  Read more …

 

Glass

Glass is non-porous and environmentally friendly to produce, which makes it a great material for sex toys. It also retains hot and cold temperatures well, making it even more fun!  Read more …

 

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is another non-porous material, which is easy to clean and/or sterilize like silicone. For folks who like a firm touch, stainless steel is your new best friend.  Read more …

 

Wood

Wood can be a body-friendly, not to mention extremely stylish, alternative to other types of materials.  It’s smooth and luxurious to the touch, and warms up during use.  Read more …

 

Hard Plastic

Hard plastic vibrators are an excellent choice for those on a budget – they’re generally affordable and also non-porous and easy to clean.  Read more …

 

Elastomer and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Elastomer is a type of stretchy rubber that is phthalate-free, latex-free, and hypoallergenic.  This means that it’s a better material for sex toys than jelly rubber blends.  Read more …

 

Jelly

Jelly toys usually aren’t very high quality, they’re very porous, and, in short, they kinda gross us out!  Read more …

 

Phthalates

Phthalates are a family of chemicals that act as plastic softeners, and are commonly found in products made of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride).  Read more …