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Guide to Sex Toy Materials

 

Spoilt for choice in our sex toy department? Discover and understand the materials used to make those sex toy orgasms out of this world! With material guides on silicone, metal, jelly rubber, glass, plastic and latex - we’ve got you covered to become a sex toy know it all!






Silicone

 

Silicone is fast becoming the main material choice for sex toys as it’s easy to clean, it’s long lasting and feels great to the touch. Silicone was originally used in more high end sex toys due to its non-porous surface and hypoallergenic quality but can now be found more widespread. With all these great qualities you’re guaranteed to love your silicone toy! Do not use silicone lubricants on silicone sex toys as this may damage the surface of your toy. We would advise using water based lubricants. Click here to find your perfect silicone toy.

Allergy information: Silicone does not contain latex or phthalates.

 

Metal

Metal is a great material for sex toys as it’s waterproof, compatible with all lubricants and non porous - however beginners may find this material a little intimidating. Metal sex toys can appear quite rigid and heavy as they are made from stainless steel, making the toy seem daunting to use. But these qualities offer amazing pleasure from its firm pressure on your most intimate spots.  Click here to find your perfect metal toy.

Allergy information - Metal does not contain latex or phthalates.



Jelly Rubber

As one of the cheapest materials used for sex toys, jelly rubber can be coloured and shaped into any style wanted. This flexible quality means that the toy contains latex and may contain phthalates. If you are allergic to these materials, always check the label on products and if in doubt, cover the toy with a (latex free) condom and never store them together. Jelly rubber is compatible with both water based and silicone lubricants. Click here to find your perfect jelly rubber toy.

Allergy information: Jelly Rubber contains latex and may contain phthalates.

 

Glass

Easy to clean with hot water, glass sex toys are becoming increasingly popular in the market of sex toys. Worried about a glass sex toy shattering? Don’t panic, they’re made from a durable and shatterproof material called borosilicate glass. Versatile and beautiful to look at, glass sex toys are great to use with both silicone and water based lubricants.Another bonus is their ability to retain heat, perfect for temperature play. Click here to find your perfect glass toy.

Allergy information: Glass does not contain latex or phthalates.

 

Plastic

Compatible with both water based and silicone lubricants, plastic has been used for sex toys due to its great ability to transfer vibrations which allows for a strong stimulation. Plastic qualities include its rigid and hard form. Click here to find your perfect plastic toy.

Allergy information: Plastic does not contain latex and does not contain phthalates.

Latex


Last but not least we come to latex. Latex is used simply for its smooth finish, flexible and stimulating form. Used for fetish clothing and sex toys, in particular inflatable toys, latex can be used with both water based and silic

one lubricants. By using these lubricants you can create a glossy and shiny effect.

It does however require care when cleaning and storing. Do not expose your rubber to heat or direct sunlight as this can affect its overall quality. We would also advise using an antibacterial sex toy cleaner and drying it thoroughly. Once dry, it’s best to use a talcum powder to keep the rubber staying flexible and soft. Click here to find your perfect latex toy.

Allergy information: Latex obviously contains latex! However it does not contain phthalates.