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…

Recycling Sex Toys






We often get emails and queries from customers keen to do their bit for the environment when it comes to offloading old vibrators and dildos. Contacting us is often a last resort, however, so many end up hoarding broken vibes just because they don’t know what to do with them. Taking an hour or so … Continue reading Recycling Sex Toys






Spring Cleaning Your Toy Box






Spring have finally arrived and if you are anything like us, you’ll be ready to welcome the  warmer weather by getting rid of the grime that’s collected in corners over the colder months. Along with gleaming windows and dust-free skirting boards, now is also a great time to delve deep into the toy box and look … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Your Toy Box






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