Rubber: This latex material is commonly used to make dildos. It has a pungent odor and can cause allergic reactions. It has a pungent odor and can cause allergic reactions. If you buy a rubber sex toy, be sure to use it with a condom because it is porous.
Jelly, glass, PVC, unpolished stone – these materials all become sex toys that purveyors encourage us to slide inside our bodies. But consumers can’t take sex toy creators and sellers at their word.
So, even though Fine says phthalates (and PVC) are much less common in sex toys nowadays, look out for toys that say phthalate-free and are made of silicone or other non-plastic materials.
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Body-Safe Sex Toy Materials. The materials in this category are the ones Peepshow Toys stocks, because they’re safe for internal use and can be sanitized between uses and between partners (see the next section, “Cleaning Your Body-Safe Toys,” for more details). Silicone is the only body-safe material that can be soft and flexible.
It gets its name because it contains sodium-oxide (soda) and calcium oxide (lime), but many other materials can be used to make it. It is weaker than borosilicate glass and when it has its temperature altered extremely it can shatter. Cheaper made-in-china sex toys use this material and they are more prone to breaking.
PVC sex toys 🙁. Bad. Common in realistic dildos. PVC, by nature, is a very hard substance, so if you have a soft squishy PVC toy, it’s likely that it’s been softened with toxic phthalates. This is a very common sex toy material because it’s cheap to produce. This is a very porous material. Latex Rubber sex toys 🙁. Sprint away.
Silicone Sex Toys. Silicone is the soft, silky side of non-porous materials, although it does range from very soft to very firm depending on how it’s formulated. Silicone holds body temperature well, transfers vibrations without being buzzy, and can be boiled to be sterilized (as long as the toy doesn't contain a motor).
Lots of them are made with softer materials like silicone to better clone a real dick. Others are made of glass, metal, ceramic, or plastic for a more firm feel. You will find all types of dildos including traditional ones, double ended, g-spot stimulators, big and small. Theses are the best dildos you can find, all made from body-safe materials!
PSA: Because they're classified as "novelty items," sex toys aren't FDA regulated. That means it's up to consumers (you!) and companies to ensure that they're body-safe. Plus, body-safe is a bit of an ill-defined category; essentially, it means the toy is made of a material you can get completely clean.