Discreet ToyBox's Toy Guide

TOY MATERIALS

If it’s going on or into your body you should know what it’s made of. This guide explains the different qualities of the most common toy materials. All toys can be cleaned with mild soap and water or a high-quality toy cleaner.

HARD PLASTIC, LUCITE AND ACRYLIC

  • There is a variety of hard plastics used to make sex toys and they do not contain phthalates 
  • Non-porous (it is recommended to use a condom if you plan to share or use vaginally and anally)
  • Hard, shiny and transmits vibration very well
  • Usually safe for people concerned with sensitivity issues
  • Safe with any lubricant

100% SILICONE

  • Made from the highest specialty grade of polymers, and it is medical-grade
  • Pliable, durable material that does not contain phthalates }}It is non-porous and hypoallergenic
  • Retains heat for a more realistic feeling 
  • Can be sterilized
  • Water-based lubricants only
  • A toy only has to be 10% silicone to say silicone on the label, So look for 100% Silicone

GLASS

  • Non-porous and hypoallergenic
  • Great for temperature play
  • G-Spot or P-Spot stimulation
  • Can be sterilized
  • Safe with any lubricant

ELASTOMERS

  • Very porous phthalates-free and hypoallergenic (use a condom if 
  • sharing or using vaginally and anally)
  • Soft and flexible like rubber toys and very durable
  • Elastomers are usually suitable for people concerned with allergic reactions or chemical sensitivities
  • Water-based lubricants
JELLY
    • Jelly toys are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), often contain phthalates and usually have a plastic smell associated with them
    • Very porous (not safe to share or use vaginally and anally without a condom)
    • Jelly toys are inexpensive, soft, and flexible 
    • Water-based lubricants only
    • Discreet ToyBox does not offer Jelly toys due to the potential dangers that they may cause to the user

    STAINLESS STEEL

    • Composed of steel and chromium and will not rust
    • Non-porous and phthalate-free
    • Can be sterilized
    • Great for temperature play and G-Spot or P-Spot stimulation
    • Safe with any lubricant

    ORGANIC WOOD

    • Carved from exotic woods and basic woods
    • Waterproof, hypoallergenic, and phthalate-free
    • Splinter-free, super smooth finish
    • Suitable for people who experience reactions to other materials 
    • or sensitivities to odors
    • Safe with any lubricant

    NATURAL STONE

    • Usually polished semi-precious stone like quartz, marble, and granite
    • Great for temperature play 
    • Somewhat porous and phthalate-free (use a condom if sharing or using vaginally and anally)
    • Safe with any lubricant

    TPR and TPE

    • Heat molded plastic that can resemble jelly, silicone or plastic
    • Porous (use a condom if sharing or using vaginally and anally)
    • Flexible, elastic and durable
    • Often phthalate-free, but not always
    • Safe with water-based lubricants only

    WHAT ARE PHTHALATES?

    Phthalates have been used for almost 100 years in every type of product imaginable. They are a group of chemicals added to hard plastics to soften the material and make them more flexible. Used in a wide range of sex toys, phthalates offer an inexpensive way to give toys a soft, cushy feel to them. However, some studies have shown phthalates to potentially cause health risks and, unfortunately, there is not enough data to show exactly how harmful they can be because so few studies exist using sex toys. To be on safe side, avoid toys with phthalates until further studies can be done. None of the products we carry contain phthalates.