Sex Toy Materials

The lowdown all about the different materials that sex toys and vibrators are made from, with the pros and cons of each…

Q&A: What’s the best way to store my sex toys?

I have a pile of sex stuff. I’m not sure what the correct way to store and organise my sex toys is but I guess it isn’t ‘heap in drawer’. We have a little of everything so what’s the best way to go? Y. Hey Y. This is a great question and definitely something to … Continue reading Q&A: What’s the best way to store my sex toys?

Q&A: Is it safe to put food in my vagina?

Hi Sh! OK, this may seem like the weirdest/dumbest question of all time, but is it ok to put things like fruit or chocolate in my vagina? I’ve played around with it before. But are there like guidelines? Would fruit have pesticides?What is safe for me to put in my vagina? I don’t even know … Continue reading Q&A: Is it safe to put food in my vagina?

Guide to Sex Toys Materials: Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel – stunning, temperature-responsive and sensually heavy material. Adult toys made from steel (the ones we stock are surgical stainless steel) are the weightiest of all sex toys. They provide a pressure inside that feels like no other.   The solid weightiness coupled with super-sleek surface means that steel adult toys, like the Njoy … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toys Materials: Stainless Steel

Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Glass & Pyrex

Glass and Pyrex – firm, temperature-responsive and super-slippery material. Sex toys made from glass offer sensations that no other adult sex toy can: A solid weightiness coupled with a super sleek surface means that glass sex toys are natural pleasers in penetration and especially good at G-Spot and prostate massage. Glass toys, being very ridged, … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Glass & Pyrex

Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Vinyl

Vinyl – cheap, soft material containing typically lower levels of phthalates than jelly material. Quite an old-school sex toy material, vinyl is used as a coating and as such is used in simple designs. What is Vinyl? You won’t find many sex toys made out of vinyl at Sh!, because generally vinyl toy designs are … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Vinyl

Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Plastic

Plastic – cool, sleek material delivering strong vibrations. There are two different kinds of plastic used in adult toy manufacturing: standard plastic and ABS plastic (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymers). They are quite different in quality although both have a super smooth, shiny surface that feels cool and firm. Both kinds of plastic deliver really intense vibrations as none … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Plastic

Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Elastomer, TPR & TPE

Elastomer – a soft, safe sex toy material with no phthalates. Elastomer toys share many of the same positive qualities of jelly adult toys, but without the possible health concerns of phthalates, which is why we offer sex toys made from elastomer in place of jelly. What is Elastomer Sex Toy Material? Elastomer is a new … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Elastomer, TPR & TPE

Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Silicone

Silicone – probably the best sex toy material in the world with a growing choice as manufactures and consumers cotton on to its fantastic qualities. Silicone is considered the safest and best material for sex toys That’s why we produce all our dildos and butt plugs  in super-sensual, super-safe silicone. Silicone is odourless, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, and contains … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Silicone

Phthalates in Sex Toys

Phthalates (pronounced “thall-eights”) are a family of chemicals that are used to soften plastic in things like shower curtains. They are also used as  solvents and can be found many uses in our daily lives, Jelly (PVC) sex toys contain phthalates – it’s the chemical that makes then soft and squishy (and often smell very chemically). … Continue reading Phthalates in Sex Toys

Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Jelly

Rest Assured – We only stock Body-Safe Toys Sh! doesn’t stock any toys made of Jelly, because of phthalates, but there are still lots of companies that do. So, whilst you won’t find any Jelly sex toys on our shelves, we still figure we should tell you what the pros & cons of jelly toys are. Jelly Pros … Continue reading Guide to Sex Toy Materials: Jelly