Sex Toy Buying Guide

It can be confusing buying sex toys - so we're here to help you find something that will make you happier, and your sex life more fulfilled. Our guide gives practical advice and tips so you can be confident and get the most out of your choices. It can be confusing buying intimate products - so we're here to help you find something that will make you happier, and your sex life more fulfilled. Our guide gives practical advice and tips so you can be confident and get the most out of your choices.

How To Find & Buy The Right Intimate Product: 

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pleasure seeker, intimate products provide the tools you need to improve your overall sex life, no matter if you’re in a relationship or want to enhance your solo fun and experiment with different pleasure pursuits. To help you choose the best intimate products for your sexploration, and how you can get the most out of the intimate product and with all the different intimate products out there, it can be confusing to find the right intimate product.

Start With Materials:

Always start by picking a material for your adult product. The material influences how you use your intimate products and even how you care for it too. If you want something soft and flexible, get an intimate product made with silicone, TPE or TPR. Plastic and glass are good materials for intimate products if you want something firmer. Make sure your intimate products do not contain harmful chemicals and are pthalates free. Pthalates are industrial chemicals used to soften PVC plastics. This is usually problematic with cheaper products. Our intimate products are pthalates free! 

You'd think all sex toys are safe to come into contact with our bodies, but sadly that's not the case. Some sex toys - mainly the cheaper jelly ones that are sold as 'novelty' items - have the potentially to be pretty harmful. When shopping for a sex toy that's 'body-safe' (meaning it's made from safe material, isn't made from potentially toxic chemicals, and isn't porous so it can be thoroughly cleaned without harbouring bacteria), it's wise to check the ingredients of the toy before buying.

Go for pure silicone, hard ABS plastic, glass, metal, stone, ceramic and wood. You want to stay away from toys made from jelly rubber (mostly semi-transparent and very flexible) and anything containing phthalates." These are a nasty group of chemicals that have been proven to cause all manner of health issues you definitely want to avoid.

In our product descriptions we state material as various. This is because multiple body safe ingredients / material's have been used to manufacture the product. Where available, our product descriptions list material's used.

More About Materials Used:

Silicone:

Silicone is smooth, non-porous and body-safe. Silicone is a non-porous material which means it won’t harbour bacteria and can be sterilized between uses. It’s also hypoallergenic meaning it won't irritate the skin. It’s a great body-safe option for sex toys.

As silicone can be sterilized, it is safe to use vaginally or anally. And you can share the toy with others so long as you sterilize it between uses.

Silicone tends to have a soft and smooth surface and will adjust quickly to the temperature of the body. Depending on the formula of the silicone, it may be very flexible, or it might be somewhat rigid. It can be soft and squishy or relatively firm. Or anywhere in between.

You can use water-based or oil-based lubricants with silicone toys.

Some silicone toys may react with silicone lubricant.

Clean your silicone sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water. Ensure that your toy has dried completely before you store it.

Store your silicone toys in a storage bag to keep them protected.

Soft PVC:

PVC is a porous material that cannot be sterilized. PVC is a porous material meaning that it can harbour bacteria and cannot be sterilized. We recommend replacing your PVC toy every 8-10 months.

As PVC is a porous material, it is not safe to share between partners unless covered with a condom. We also recommend using a condom for anal use.

PVC sex toys may also contain phthalates which can have harmful effects on the body. Phthalates are known to interfere with the body's mechanism for hormone production, known as the endocrine system, and they are linked with developmental, reproductive, brain, immune, and other problems. It is not known whether a condom will protect the body against toxins.

Always look for a phthalate-free PVC.

PVC can be relatively firm making it popular for larger sex toys. The surface may be smooth or textured as it retains its shape well.

Use a water-based lubricant with your PVC sex toys.

Clean your PVC sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water. Ensure that your toy has dried completely before you store it.

Store your PVC toys in a storage bag to keep them protected and keep them separate from other toys.

If you are concerned about toxicity or want a non-porous toy, silicone may be a better option.

ABS Plastic:

ABS plastic is a firm, non-porous and body-safe material. ABS plastic is a very common sex toy material that is firm and smooth. As it is non-porous and can be sterilized between uses, it is a body-safe material.

As ABS plastic can be sterilized, it is safe to use vaginally or anally. And you can share the toy with others so long as you sterilize it between uses.

ABS plastic has a firm and smooth surface and is a popular toy for internal or external vibrators. It is also commonly used for g-spot and p-spot massagers. ABS plastic sex toys are rigid with no flexibility.

You can use any type of lubricant with ABS plastic sex toys.

Clean your ABS plastic sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water.

Store your ABS plastic sex toys in a storage bag to keep them protected. It is safe to store your ABS plastic toys together.

Metal:

Metal is smooth, non-porous and body-safe. Metal is a non-porous material meaning that it won’t harbour bacteria and it can be sterilized between uses. It’s a great body-safe option for sex toys.

As metal can be sterilized, it is safe to use vaginally or anally. And you can share the toy with others so long as you sterilize it between uses.

Metal is a firm, smooth and heavy sex toy material with no flexibility. It is a popular material for vaginal dildos and anal toys as it is ideal for internal massage of the g-spot or p-spot.

As metal retains temperature, it can be cooled down or warmed up before play to explore a new sensation.

You can use any type of lubricant with metal sex toys.

Clean your metal sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water.

Store your metal sex toys in a storage bag to keep them protected. It is safe to store your metal toys together.

Glass - Regular:

Glass is smooth, non-porous and sustainable. Glass is a non-porous material meaning that it won’t harbour bacteria and can be sterilized between uses. It’s a great body-safe option for sex toys.

As glass can be sterilized, it is safe to use vaginally or anally. And you can share the toy with others so long as you sterilize it between uses.

Glass is a firm, smooth and heavy sex toy material with no flexibility. It is a popular material for vaginal dildos and anal toys as it is ideal for internal massage of the g-spot or p-spot.

As glass retains temperature, it can be cooled down or warmed up before play to explore a new sensation.

You can use any type of lubricant with glass sex toys.

Clean your glass sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water.

Store your glass sex toys in a storage bag to keep them protected. It is safe to store your glass toys together.

Look out for any cracks or chips each time you use the toy to ensure that it is safe for internal use. If you notice any cracks or chips in the glass, it needs to be replaced straight away. Glass sex toys can be recycled making them an environmentally friendly option.

This supplier has not confirmed that this is borosilicate glass. We recommend choosing a borosilicate glass as it has been strengthened and is safer for internal use.

Borosilicate Glass:

Glass is smooth, non-porous & body-safe. Glass is a non-porous material meaning that it won’t harbour bacteria and can be sterilized between uses. It’s a great body-safe option for sex toys.

As glass can be sterilized, it is safe to use vaginally or anally. And you can share the toy with others so long as you sterilize it between uses.

Borosilicate glass is strengthened to ensure it is safe for internal use. It is extremely durable and processed to be shatterproof.

Glass is a firm, smooth and heavy sex toy material with no flexibility. It is a popular material for vaginal dildos and anal toys as it is ideal for internal massage of the g-spot or p-spot.

As glass retains temperature, it can be cooled down or warmed up before play to explore a new sensation.

You can use any type of lubricant with glass sex toys.

Clean your glass sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water.

Store your glass sex toys in a storage bag to keep them protected. It is safe to store your glass toys together.

Look out for any cracks or chips each time you use the toy to ensure that it is safe for internal use. If you notice any cracks or chips in the glass, it needs to be replaced straight away.

TPE:

TPE is a soft non-toxic material that is porous and cannot be sterilized. TPE is a porous material meaning that it can harbour bacteria and cannot be sterilized. We recommend replacing your TPE toy every 8-10 months. If you see tears or discolouration on the toy, it needs to be replaced. We recommend you examine it closely before each use to ensure it is safe to use.

As TPE is a porous material, it is not safe to share between partners unless covered with a non-latex condom. We also recommend using a non-latex condom for anal use.

It is a non-toxic material and is phthalate-free.

TPE can be made to feel soft and lifelike, or it can be more rigid like silicone. It is a common material for penis masturbators or realistic dildos and vibrators.

Due to the delicate nature of the material, it requires a lot of lubricant to prevent the material from tearing. Use a water-based lubricant with your TPE sex toys.

Clean your TPE sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water. Dry completely before storing.

Store your TPE toys in a storage bag in a cool place out of direct sunlight to keep them protected. Keep them separate from other toys.

If you want a longer lasting, non-porous material, silicone may be a better option.

TPR:

TPR is a soft non-toxic material that is porous and cannot be sterilized. TPR is a porous material meaning that it can harbour bacteria and cannot be sterilized. We recommend replacing your TPR toy every 8-10 months. If you see tears or discolouration on the toy, it needs to be replaced. We recommend you examine it closely before each use to ensure it is safe to use.

As TPR is a porous material, it is not safe to share between partners unless covered with a non-latex condom. We also recommend using a non-latex condom for anal use.

It is a non-toxic material and is phthalate-free.

TPR can be made to feel soft and lifelike, or it can be more rigid like rubber and silicone. It is a common material for realistic dildos and vibrators.

Due to the delicate nature of the material, it requires a lot of lubricant to prevent the material from tearing. Use a water-based lubricant with your TPR sex toys.

Clean your TPR sex toys with a sex toy cleaner and warm water or mild soap and warm water. Dry completely before storing.

Store your TPR toys in a storage bag in a cool place out of direct sunlight to keep them protected. Keep them separate from other toys.

If you want a longer lasting, non-porous material, silicone may be a better option.

PU:

PU (polyurethane) is a faux leather. PU (polyurethane) is faux leather made from plastic that is designed to look and feel similar to real leather.

PU is a low-cost, vegan option that is used for bondage tools and clothing. Many impact tools, restraints and clothing items are made of this material.

It can be made to be relatively soft and can be made into many colours and styles.

It doesn’t absorb water making it easy to clean. Follow the instructions of your product for cleaning.

PU wears quickly and will not last as long as real leather.

Polyester:

Polyester is a sturdy material that is strong and lightweight. Polyester is a generalised term for any fabric or textile, which is made using polyester yarns or fibres. It is a shortened name for synthetic, man-made plastic.

It is a common material for clothing and bondage accessories like blindfolds as it is resistant to wrinkling or stretching.

Polyester is lightweight and quick-drying and can be made to feel relatively smooth and silky. However, it is not a breathable fabric.

Follow the instructions of your product for cleaning.

Nylon:

Nylon is a strong and sturdy synthetic material. Nylon is an umbrella term for synthetic materials that are processed into different shapes and textures for various uses.

Nylon is a plastic that is commonly used for lingerie and bondage accessories like rope. It is lightweight, strong and resistant to shrinkage.

It is generally quite soft and silky and is shinier and stretchier than polyester.

Follow the instructions of your product for cleaning.

Leather:

Leather is a strong, flexible and durable material made from animal skin and hides. Leather is obtained from the tanning or chemical treatment of animal skins and hides. The most common leathers come from cattle or sheep but leather may also be made from pigs, goats or alligators.

Leather is a very common material in the world of BDSM and many bondage tools and restraint items are made from this material.

It can be treated to be smooth and soft, firm or highly textured. It can tease and tickle the skin or it can cause pain if it is spanked hard against the body.
Clean your leather with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry naturally. Store your leather out of direct sunlight.

Plan Your Intimate Product Budget:

There are adult products out there for all types of budgets. You can buy a basic penis ring or dildo for a few bucks. Or you can spoil yourself or your lover with a luxury vibrator controlled with a smartphone.

Size:

Size really does matter when it comes to sex toys. Before buying any intimate product make sure to check the size. No one wants a dildo or vibrator that's too big or too small for fun. This applies to male masturbators too. Masturbators and strokers for men, many strokers are only 3 - 5″ long and may not provide full internal stroke for men with larger members. Product sizes we state are mainly the products total length, as per manufacturer specifications, “insertable length” or “usable length” is just like it sounds – it’s the area of the intimate product that can be inserted into the vagina or anus. This excludes the control surface with buttons or dials, and is often 1 - 4 inches shorter than the total length of the intimate product. Where possible we state product length size or insertable size. Size OS indicates One Size. One Product Size. One Size Fits Most. Specified Size is product size contained within the product description or image.

Why Do Products Including Color, Look Dissimilar On Different Computers And Devices, Screens And In Person?

Different computer screens, operating systems, and even different web browsers have different color characteristics, so it’s just about impossible to get a given color to look exactly the same on every screen. All product images are for reference purpose only. Actual products may vary according to the physical product and unseen dimensions, as we cannot display in 3D. Material: Various = more than one material used in manufacturing.

How To Use Intimate Products:

It's finally time to try out your new intimate product! Here's what you need to know before you use your new intimate product. Wash your intimate product before using it for the first time. Then, find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed so you can focus on enjoying your new intimate product. Once everything's ready, apply some lube to your intimate product and yourself. Intimate products aren't very good at foreplay, so even women need a little lube at first. It's generally best to start out slow when you're breaking in a new intimate product. Gently tease yourself with the intimate product, before focusing in on your pleasure points. After getting used to the product, you can pick up the pace and go all out!

Determine The Size Of Your Sex Toy

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