Sex Toy Materials

Toy material boils down to preference. If you are looking for clit stimulation, then you probably don’t mind if the material is more firm in nature. If anal play is what you seek, more pliable and soft substances may suit your needs. Squirt Squirrel recommends trying all types of materials at one time or another—you never know what might tickle your fancy!

  • Jelly Toys: Jelly toys are made of a jelly/gummy material. They are flexible and have a slightly squishy feel to them. These toys are some of the less expensive toys and typically have a somewhat sticky feel to them and plastic smell. Jelly toys are extremely porous, and since they cannot be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water or sterilized by boiling, they should always be used with a condom. Water-based—not petroleum-based—lubrication is a must. Because they cannot be cleaned thoroughly, make sure to replace your jelly toys every six months.                                                
  • Silicone Toys: Silicone toys are made from a non-porous, smooth material. While slightly more expensive than most toys, silicone is more realistic and is a good choice for people with a latex rubber allergy. Warm water and antibacterial hand soap will clean these non-porous toys while silicone dildos and toys without batteries can be boiled in water or run through the dishwasher. 
  • Realistic Toys: Realistic toys are made out of an exceedingly realistic material that warms with use. Although realistic toys are on the high end of the price list, they are well worth their money. Realistic toys take more maintenance than other toys because of their high-quality material. Water-based lubrication is best for realistic-textured toys. Petroleum-based and silicone-based lubes will ruin these toys easily.