The Ultimate Guide to the Best (and Worst) Sex Toy Materials

When choosing a sex toy, the material is almost certainly the most important factor to consider.

Quite simply because it has the most direct effect on your overall health.

You see, many sex toys on the market are able to sell cheaper sex toys.

But they do it at the expense of quality.

Here we are going to discuss all the different sex toy materials that you might come across.

What materials you should look for when buying sex toys for yourself.

Phthalates – The toxic material to avoid

To put it simply, phthalates are a group of chemicals that help soften and increase the flexibility of sex toys.

In fact, they are used in many consumer products.

Things like shower curtains or wallpaper all contain phthalates.

Anything that is plastic and has a certain level of flexibility most likely also contains phthalates.

And in reality, despite the widespread use of phthalates, they are actually toxic!

They pose important environmental and health concerns on a global scale.

Not only are they considered carcinogenic (that is, something that causes cancer), but they can also affect your human reproductive system.

Certainly not something that a woman (especially one who aspires to have children) should not care for.

However, for most products, the risk is relatively low, since phthalates are present in lower concentrations.

And they don’t come into much contact with your body.

Sex toys, on the other hand, are another story.

On the one hand, sex toys that use phthalates use them in very large quantities.

This makes sense simply because sex toys are much thicker than other more common consumer products that contain phthalates.

It takes a lot more phthalates to get a thick dildo that is flexible and flexible compared to a thin shower curtain.

The other reason why phthalates are particularly dangerous is that they come into direct and prolonged contact with your body.

And not just any region of your body, but a very sensitive and fragile region.

Sex toys don’t just come in contact with your skin, but inside your vagina, anus and possibly even your mouth.

None of them should come into direct contact with toxic phthalates.

To put things in perspective, note that in the past, baby teats and other baby products commonly used phthalates

Until 1999, when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission asked U.S. manufacturers to stop using it.

It is certainly not something to be taken lightly.

Baby with an orange pacifier in his mouth with a white background
Almost all baby teats contained phthalates until 1999 due to health concerns; Concerns that still apply to sex toys that use this toxic material.

So, when buying sex toys, don’t buy absolutely anything that explicitly mentions the use of phthalates.

In fact, you should check with any seller whether or not they have phthalates.

Because they may have phthalates, but just avoid mentioning it on the box or online.

If it is not clear if their products contain phthalates, and that you cannot get them, do not buy from them.


Phthalates, especially when found in sex toys, are very dangerous, so there is no reason to risk it.

Always make sure that sex toys do NOT contain phthalates before buying them.


Jelly Sex Toys

Jelly material is about the cheapest material for sex toys.

And as you may have guessed, it is almost always accompanied by tons of phthalates.

The material uses rubber as a baseline and adds phthalates to make it flexible.

As a result, jelly sex toys can easily be made into any shape (and color).

While remaining smooth and foldable.

And although not all jelly sex toys contain phthalates, in our experience, almost 99% of them do.

Purple jelly dildo with white background


Although jelly makes sex toys flexible, they almost always contain phthalates as well as a number of other negatives.

So if you really find a sex toy that you like and that it is listed as using jelly material, check with the seller if it contains phthalates.

Otherwise, in general, don’t bother with jelly sex toys.

Especially when you consider that jelly sex toys usually have a very pronounced rubber smell.

With a slight chemical taste.

Another problem with jellies is that they can have small pores.

These pores trap bacteria, even if you clean them.

So, overall, even if the jelly material does not contain phthalates, it is not worth it.

(But keep reading below for much better sex toy materials!)

Plastic sex toys

While relatively inexpensive, plastic is much safer from a health standpoint than jelly.

For starters – most plastics do not use phthalates (but always check if you are not sure).

Which makes perfect sense since phthalates are meant to make materials more flexible, while plastic is meant to stay hard and rigid.

However, plastic has many more advantages than this.

Because they are hard but smooth, the material is very easy to clean.

Just clean it with lukewarm water and soap like you would any other plastic.

In addition, from a performance point of view, plastic is an excellent material for vibrators in particular.

Indeed, vibrations transfer extremely well through the rigid material that is plastic.

So if you want a particularly strong vibration simulation, look for plastic.

Six straight vibrators of different colors with white background


Vibrators that use rigid plastic, like the classic 7 “vibrators from Xnxxtoys, are great for increasing the feeling of vibration.

The only real drawback of this material is that its appearance does not give an impression of luxury.

If you really want something luxurious, then you need something a little more sensual…

Silicone sex toys

It is the quintessential material used in designer sex toys.

If a sex toy uses silicone, you can be assured that you are getting a high quality product.

Unlike plastic, it has a softer feel, which is very pleasant to the touch.

But despite the soft material, there are no pores in the material, unlike jelly.

This means that it is impossible for bacteria to accumulate on the toy, provided you clean it well.

And as you would expect, they are also odorless and tasteless as well.

And maybe the best part of sex toys that use silicone is that they last a long time.

As long as you never really need to replace them, as long as you maintain them properly.

As a result, you will find that silicone sex toys are generally more expensive than other sex toys.

But since they can (and should) last a lifetime, it’s worth the price!

Purple silicone rabbit vibrator owned by someone with white background


Silicone sex toys are high quality and the most popular material overall.

One key thing to note about silicone sex toys is that you should not use silicone lubricants with them.

This could damage your sex toy in the long run.

If you plan to use lubricant with your silicone sex toy, make sure it is only water-based.

But if not, these are the perfect sex toy for the everyday woman looking for a high quality and durable toy.

If you have more refined tastes, there are other more sparkling options…

Glass sex toys

Glass sex toys are desired in part because they exude elegance and sophistication.

Something particularly desired by those who have a large collection of sex toys.

Stylish blue and transparent glass dildo with white background


Glass dildos like this exude elegance and sophistication.

But the glass dildos also have an additional nuance in terms of performance.

They can be used for what is called the temperature set.

While most sex toys are inserted at typical room temperature, the glass dildos can be heated or cooled to create a different feeling of pleasure.

Instead of inserting a room-temperature sex toy into your body, you can insert something much hotter or colder.

It really is a unique feeling, although generally reserved for advanced users of sex toys.

Unlike silicone sex toys, glass sex toys can use any kind of lubricant without damaging your sex toy in the long run.

And as you probably already know, the glass material is odorless, tasteless and easy to clean.

For those of you who may be concerned about the durability of glass sex toys, don’t be.

Most glass sex toys are made of a very durable special material.

This means that they will not break when they are abandoned.

Overall, sex toys used with glass are a solid option.

Especially for those who want either an elegant and sophisticated object, or for advanced users who use the temperature set.

Metal sex toys

Last fantastic sex toy on our list, metal is another fantastic material for sex toys.

They are very similar to glass as they are rigid and transmit a feeling of elegance and similar sophistication through its shiny metallic surface.

And metal toys can even be used to play at temperature, just like glass dildos.

However, under ambient conditions, metal toys will generally be colder at the start.

So, without necessarily incorporating the temperature set, you will get a cooler feeling compared to any other sex toy.

It can be a great feeling for women.

But it could just as easily be undesirable.

So be sure to think about this aspect before buying a metal sex toy.

Another different aspect of the metal that needs to be taken into account is its total weight.

With most metal toys built in solid made of metal, they tend to be very heavy.

This means extra pressure when using the sex toy.

The effects are particularly strong when you use objects intended to sit inside of you, such as anal plugs.

And while the extra weight and pressure may stimulate pleasurable sensations in some women, it may just as well be too much for others.

So definitely something to consider too.

Blue, pink and purple stainless steel butt plug placed side by side


Xnxxtoys Cherry’s stainless steel caps provide cool temperature sensations and add weight and pressure to your interior.


Xnxxtoys: every product designed for you

As proud as we are to sell luxury sex toys, Xnxxtoys is perhaps even more proud that our sex toys are of the highest quality.

Especially with regard to the materials used.

All our sex toys, whatever the specific material, also have the following qualities:

  • No phthalates
  • Odorless
  • Tasteless
  • Washes off with soap and lukewarm water
  • Built to last a lifetime

To meet these high standards, we have focused on providing the highest quality silicone, plastic and metal materials.

Each product of our store respecting the standards defined in the list above.

Although there are other places to buy the sex toys of your dreams, as long as you buy from , you can only count on the best materials.

Designed to achieve the highest levels of sexual satisfaction.