The material specifications listed for each product are provided by that product's manufacturer as is the indicator of whether the item is phthalate free or not. This is the most authoritative information we have access to at the time an item is added to SheVibe's product catalogue. If we find through a reliable, scientific source that an item is proven to contain phthalates or that material specifications need to be updated, we will change the classification and description of that item or delete it from our offering altogether.

The presence of phthalates is ubiquitous in our everyday lives - some people will have an immediate reaction to them and some won't. Similar to having an allergy to latex or some other substance, you should avoid contact with these items if you have an adverse reaction. You may also use a (non-lubricated) condom with your toy for added protection. Repeated and long term exposure to phthalates may be harmful to your health. Get more information on phthalates.

Your health and well-being are very important to us here at SheVibe.com and we want you to know that we will continue to make every effort to provide you with the most accurate material information available to us.

Click on a material from the list below to learn more about it's properties and it's hygienic reliability.
Acrylic Latex Rubber
Aluminum Leather Rubber Cote
Ceramic Lucite SensaFirm
Chrome Alloy Metal Sil-a-Gel
Cyberglass New Supersoft Silicone
CyberSilicone Nylon SoftSkins
Cyberskin O2 Stainless Steel
E-glass Patent leather Sterling Silver
Elastomed Plastic (ABS) Superskin
Elastomer PleasureSkin TPR/TPE
Fake Fur Polyurethane TPR Silicone
Faux Fur Pure Skin Ultra Realistic 3.0 (UR3)
Feather PVC Velvet Cote
Food grade PVC Pyrex Glass Vinyl
Futurotic
Futurotic Plus
Realskin Vinyl Rubber
Glass VixSkin
Intramed Wood
Acrylic:
Construction - Glossy thermoplastic, either injection molded or cast. The synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate.
Properties - Extremely hard and durable. Simulates glass.
Hygiene - Extremely smooth and nonporous.
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Aluminum:
Construction - Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third most abundant element, after oxygen and silicon.
Properties - Aluminum resists corrosion and will never rust. Its low density makes it very light. Aluminum is great for hot/cold play and easily warms to body temperature. It's non-porous and easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Aluminum doesn't contain chemicals like latex or phthalates.
Hygiene - Clean after each use, hand-washing with warm water and an anti-bacterial soap. Promptly dry with a satin cloth or a fine cotton cloth. Dishwasher top rack safe.
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Ceramic:
Construction - Ceramic material is made by heating selected and refined clay in the form of kaolinite to high temperatures. The raw materials for ceramic, when mixed with water, form a plastic body and worked to a required shape before firing in a kiln at temperatures between 1200 and 1400 degrees Celsius.
Properties - Properties associated with ceramic include high strength, hardness, high durability, high resistance to thermal shock, so you can warm it or cool it according to your preferences. Ceramic used in sex toy manufacturing is vitrified to make it non-porous.
Hygiene - Clean your ceramic sex toys with warm soapy water after each use then rinse thoroughly and dry. Keep it in the storage pouch. You can apply the same cleaning methods to your ceramic toys as you would to ceramic tableware - however do not apply or use rough, abrasive or metallic scrubbers.
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Chrome Alloy:
Construction - A ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content.
Properties - Smooth, hard and beautiful to look at, it will perfectly match if you prefer something firm. It is also widely loved because it has the ability to transmit heat or to be cooled in the fridge. Toys made of these materials will last a very long time when properly cared for.
Hygiene - Boil, soak in bleach and water solution, or place it in the dishwasher.
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Cyberglass:
Construction - An inorganic non-metallic solid material that does not have a crystalline structure and is usually transparent or translucent.
Properties - Glass is a hard, non-porous and phthalate-free material with a high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. It retains temperature extremely well and requires only a little lube for a super-slippery effect.
Hygiene - Clean glass toys with soap and water. Examine your toy before each use. If you notice a crack in your glass toy, stop using it so as not to risk having it break during use.
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CyberSilicone:
Construction - Silicone based rubber compound.
Properties - TPR Silicone has a wide hardness range and temperature stability. This material provides the perfect balance of mechanical and chemical properties required by many of today's most demanding applications.
Hygiene - Toys manufactured from TPR Silicone should be cleaned before and after each use with the warm water and antibacterial toy cleaner or mild soap.
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Cyberskin:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient.
Hygiene - These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap.
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E-glass:
Construction - An inorganic non-metallic solid material that does not have a crystalline structure and is usually transparent or translucent.
Properties - Glass is a hard, non-porous and phthalate-free material with a high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. It retains temperature extremely well and requires only a little lube for a super-slippery effect.
Hygiene - Clean glass toys with soap and water. Examine your toy before each use. If you notice a crack in your glass toy, stop using it so as not to risk having it break during use.
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Elastomed:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Elastomed is a non-porous, odorless, phthalate-free material. It is sturdy but soft and flexible. The softness and plasticity of Elastomed is achieved due to the special molecular structure of the material without using chemical softeners like phthalates.
Hygiene - Wash with antibacterial cleaner and warm water.
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Elastomer:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - The name Elastomer comes from two terms, elastic (describing the ability of a material to return to its original shape when a load is removed) and mer (from polymer, in which poly means many and mer means parts) Elastomers start out soft and have product added to make them harder. This type of material is ideal for manufacturing a variety of textures.
Hygiene - Elastomer is less porous than Cyberskin but more porous than silicone so we recommend using condoms when sharing. Elastomer toys cannot be disinfected with boiling water.
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Fake fur:
Construction - Acrylic synthetic fibers.
Properties - This is a soft material with good strength, good absorbency and color retention. Fake fur is machine-washable
Hygiene - Most fake furs are machine washable in cold water. Let them air dry and you're done. Never put any fake fur item in a dryer.
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Faux fur:
Construction - Acrylic synthetic fibers.
Properties - This is a soft material with good strength, good absorbency and color retention. Fake fur is machine-washable.
Hygiene - Most fake furs are machine washable in cold water. Let them air dry and you're done. Never put any fake fur item in a dryer.
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Feather:
Construction - Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds. There are also feathers made from synthetic fibers.
Properties - Feathers are soft and flexible and are usually used as a tickler.
Hygiene - Don't get liquids or oils on products made of feather as those will ruin the feathers.
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Food Grade PVC:
Construction - Polyester synthetic material.
Properties - Very glossy material with a smooth and clear surface which is known for its high strength with excellent twist retention.
Hygiene - Clean with warm water and toy cleaner. Don't use strong soaps. Air dry.
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Futurotic & Futurotic Plus:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient.
Hygiene - These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap.
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Glass:
Construction - An inorganic non-metallic solid material that does not have a crystalline structure.
Properties - Glass is a hard, non-porous and phthalate-free material with a high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. It retains temperature extremely well and requires only a little lube for a super-slippery effect.
Hygiene - Glass is extremely smooth and nonporous. Easy to clean, with soap/water or sex toy cleaner. Do not store in the freezer, do not boil and do not move directly from one extreme temperature to another. Compatible with all lubes.
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Intramed:
Construction - Specially formulated thermoplastic.
Properties - Rocks Off have developed their own medical grade material called IntraMed. IntraMed is similar to silicone but is fully reprocess-able and recyclable making it an environmentally friendly alternative. It's non-porous, odorless and phthalate free. This material has been tested to the highest standards and is CE and ROHS certified.
Hygiene - Wash with warm soapy water or clean with a 10% bleach solution.
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Latex:
Construction - Synthetic rubber derived from certain plants. Injection molded.
Properties - The high porous formulation of this material makes it very flexible and suitable for injection molds. Compatible with water & silicone based lubricants.
Hygiene - Being very porous, latex does not clean well. You can make a latex toy last longer and keep it cleaner by using a non-lubricated condom, which we recommend. You can wash them with warm water and toy cleaner or mild soap before and after use. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Leather:
Construction - Natural fibers (Patent leather is leather that has been given a high gloss finish).
Properties - Leather is a water resistant material with a high tensile strength and high resistance to tear. Usually used for harnesses and restraints it has high resistance to flexing and to puncture. Good heat insulator.
Hygiene - Dirt adhering to the leather can be removed with a damp cloth, using a mild soap if needed.
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Lucite:
Construction - Glossy thermoplastic, either injection molded or cast. The synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate.
Properties - Extremely hard and durable. Simulates glass.
Hygiene - Extremely smooth and nonporous. Easy to clean, with soap/water or sex toy cleaner. The material is nearly indestructible, but can scratch.
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Metal:
Construction - An element that readily forms ions (cations) and has metallic bonds.
Properties - Metal is phthalate-free and has firm, smooth texture. It is usually shiny, with a high density, ductile and malleable, usually has a high melting point, and retains heat well.
Hygiene - Metal toys can be boiled or be bleached (10% solution), are dishwasher safe (top shelf), or can be washed with soap and water.
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New Supersoft:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient.
Hygiene - These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap.
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Nylon:
Construction - Nylon represents a family of synthetic polymers, a thermoplastic material.
Properties - Nylons are generally strong, tough, and resilient polymers which offer good barrier and high fatigue properties. They are hypo-allergenic and offer superior resistance to oils, greases and solvents.
Hygiene - Nylon can be washed in sudsy water. Never use a scouring powder.
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O2:
Construction - Semi-organic polymer, man-made material known for wide-ranging stability and water repellence.
Properties - O2 Silicone has a tight molecular structure and retains heat. O2 Silicone also repels dirt and bacteria and doesn't fall apart with extended friction.
Hygiene - Silicone is smooth, non-porous and can be fully disinfected by boiling for 3 minutes. Top rack dishwasher safe.
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Patent Leather:
Construction - Natural fibers (Patent leather is leather that has been given a high gloss finish).
Properties - Leather is a water resistant material with a high tensile strength and high resistance to tear. Usually used for harnesses and restraints it has high resistance to flexing and to puncture. Good heat insulator.
Hygiene - Dirt adhering to the leather can be removed with a damp cloth, using a mild soap if needed.
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Plastic (ABS):
Construction - Synthetic or semi synthetic polymerization product.
Properties - Non-porous and phthalate-free material with a firm, smooth texture.
Hygiene - Can easily be cleaned with antibacterial soap and hot water or by wiping down with isopropyl alcohol.
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PleasureSkin:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer variations.
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient. Manufacturer claims non-phthalate. Compatible with water-based lubricants.
Hygiene - These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a non-lubricated condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Polyurethane - PU:
Construction - Polymer consisting of a chain of organic units joined by urethane links.
Properties - Very soft, elastic and flexible material. Polyurethane is considered hypoallergenic, and does not promote the growth of mold or bacteria.
Hygiene - Polyurethane toys should not be exposed to light and should be cleaned before and after each use with the warm water and antibacterial toy cleaner.
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Pure Skin:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient.
Hygiene - This material is extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. Protect them with a condom. Skin-like materials are extremely sensitive; they should be cleaned before and after every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. These toys come dusted in a powdery material to maintain their unique texture. Clean the toy thoroughly before first use. After each use, clean again and dust with a little cornstarch (not TALC which has been linked to cervical cancer) before storing to prevent the toy from becoming sticky. They should be stored individually in a dark, cool place. Store each toy separately in a plastic zip bag or toy bag because the porous surface can absorb dyes from other materials. These materials are also very incompatible with many substances. Contact with silicone-based lubricants, oil or petroleum based products will cause damages to the surface of the toy. Use only water based lubricants.
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Phthalate Free PVC:
Construction - Poly vinyl chloride.
Properties - Rigidity can vary from very soft to very hard. The PVC items we feature have been deemed as phthalate free by their respective manufacturers as it is made with non-phthalate plasticizers. Some are made with a proprietary antibacterial Sil-a-Gel formula which is latex, phthalate and cadmium free. Compatible with all types of lubricants.
Hygiene - This material is porous so use of a non-lubricated condom is highly recommended. Cannot be disinfected with boiling water. You can wash them with warm water and toy cleaner or mild soap before and after use. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Pyrex Glass:
Construction - This glass is an inorganic, non-metallic material that does not have a crystalline structure. Such materials are said to be amorphous and are virtually solid liquids cooled at such a rate that crystals have not been able to form. Pyrex, a brand name for borosilicate glass, is made by adding boron into the mixture of sand, soda and ground lime.
Properties - Pyrex is a hard material with a high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. The boron in Pyrex reduces any stress caused to the material due to temperature changes. It is less dense than ordinary glass, making it much more resistant to shattering and breaking as well. It retains temperature extremely well and requires only a little lube for a super-slippery effect.
Hygiene - Glass is extremely smooth and nonporous. Easy to clean, with soap/water or sex toy cleaner.
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Realskin:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient.
Hygiene - This material is extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. Protect them with a condom. Skin-like materials are extremely sensitive; they should be cleaned before and after every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. These toys come dusted in a powdery material to maintain their unique texture. Clean the toy thoroughly before first use. After each use, clean again and dust with a little cornstarch (not TALC which has been linked to cervical cancer) before storing to prevent the toy from becoming sticky. They should be stored individually in a dark, cool place. Store each toy separately in a plastic zip bag or toy bag because the porous surface can absorb dyes from other materials. These materials are also very incompatible with many substances. Contact with silicone-based lubricants, oil or petroleum based products will cause damages to the surface of the toy. Use only water based lubricants.
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Rubber Cote:
Construction - Synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerization product that is composed of organic condensation or polymers addition.
Properties - Velvety to the touch, non-porous and phthalate-free, Velvet cote™ is easy to clean, lubricant friendly and a great conductor of vibrations.
Hygiene - Clean with anti-bacterial soap and water or wipe down with isopropyl alcohol. Do not boil.
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Rubber:
Construction - An elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion in the sap of a number of plants and can also be produced synthetically.
Properties - Porous material with exceptional wear-resistance and extremely long lifetime. It is dirt-repellent with a color range of more than 260 standard colors. Manufacturer claims non-phthalate. Compatible with water & silicone based lubricants.
Hygiene - Being porous, rubber does not clean well and may harbor bacteria. You can make a rubber toy last longer and keep it cleaner by using a non-lubricated condom over it each use. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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SensaFirm:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer variations.
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows flexibility and resilience.
Hygiene - These materials are very porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. Should be protected with a condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap.
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Sil-a-Gel:
Construction - Polyvinyl chloride (pvc).
Properties - Soft, super-smooth, and semi-porous, the manufacturer claims this material is completely anti-bacterial, limiting the risk of transferring bacteria. Sil-a-Gel is latex, phthalate and cadmium free. It is not silicone. Compatible with water-based lubricants.
Hygiene - Sil-a-Gel has a tendency to attract dust and small debris, therefore we recommended that these toys be protected with a non-lubricated condom and cleaned before and after each use with warm water and mild soap. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Silicone:
Construction - Semi-organic polymer, man-made material known for wide-ranging stability and water repellence.
Properties - Silicone has a tight molecular structure and retains heat. Silicone also repels dirt and bacteria and doesn't fall apart with extended friction.
Hygiene - Silicone is smooth and not porous. Silicone can be fully disinfected by boiling it for 3 minutes or by throwing it into the top rack of your dishwasher.
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SoftSkins:
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient.
Hygiene - These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a non-lubricated condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Stainless Steel:
Construction - A ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content.
Properties - Smooth, hard and lovely to look at, it will perfectly match if you prefer something firm. It is also widely loved because it has the ability to transmit heat or to be cooled in the fridge. Toys made of these materials will last a very long time when properly cared for.
Hygiene - Boil, soak in bleach and water solution, or place it in the dishwasher.
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Sterling Silver:
Construction - Alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper.
Properties - As with all metals it is non-porous and naturally aseptic. It is resistant to antiseptics, heat sterilization and body fluids.
Hygiene - Can be sterilized or wiped with alcohol or a bleach solution.
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Superskin:
Construction - High quality material covered by a series of US patents.
Properties - Superskin® is an incredibly realistic soft and smooth material. It is non-allergenic, latex free and retains heat well.
Hygiene - Simply rinse toys made of Superskin® with warm water from your sink and allow time for both to dry before storing. Do NOT use soap to clean it. For tough cleaning, we suggest using a little isopropyl alcohol. To maintain that soft feel, sprinkle a liberal amount of corn starch on the insert and shake off the excess powder. We do NOT recommend the use of talcum or baby powder.
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TPR/TPE:
Construction - A polymer blend or compound that exhibits a thermoplastic character.
Properties - Thermoplastic Rubber/Elastomer. Combines rubber and plastic qualities and is used in a wide variety of products. It does not need plasticizers to soften the material so it is always non-phthalate. Strong tear strength. Compatible with water-based lubricants.
Hygiene - TPR is less porous than cyberskin but more porous than silicone, so we recommend using condoms when sharing. TPR toys cannot be disinfected with boiling water. You can wash them with warm water and toy cleaner or mild soap.
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TPR Silicone:
Construction - Silicone based rubber compound.
Properties - TPR Silicone has a wide hardness range and temperature stability. This material provides the perfect balance of mechanical and chemical properties required by many of today's most demanding applications.
Hygiene - Less porous than Cyberskin but more porous than silicone, so we recommend using a non-lubricated condom. TPR/TPE toys cannot be disinfected with boiling water. You can wash them with warm water and toy cleaner or mild soap before and after use. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Ultra realistic 3.0 (UR3):
Construction - Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone).
Properties - Compounded to mimic real skin. The high molecular density of these materials allows them to be flexible and resilient. Made with antibacterial Sil-a-Gel formula which is latex, phthalate and cadmium free. Manufacturer claims non-phthalate. Latex free. Compatible with water-based lubricants.
Hygiene - These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a non-lubricated condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Velvet Cote:
Construction - Synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerization product composed of organic condensation or polymers addition..
Properties - Velvety to the touch, non-porous and phthalate-free, Velvet cote™ is easy to clean, lubricant friendly and a great conductor of vibrations.
Hygiene - Clean with anti-bacterial soap and water or wipe down with isopropyl alcohol. Do not boil.
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Vinyl:
Construction - Composed of chlorine, based on common salt, and ethylene, from crude oil.
Properties - Their flexibility make them popular material for inflatable items. Vinyl materials have a more solid feeling than jelly rubbers and are less porous, but we still suggest non-lubricated condom use because vinyl is somewhat porous. Compatible with water & silicone based lubricants.
Hygiene - You can wash vinyl with warm water and toy cleaner or mild soap using a soft cloth or ordinary long-handled, soft bristle brush. If you have any sensitivities you should select an item made from the safer material options.
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Vinyl Rubber:
Construction - An elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion in the sap of a number of plants but can also be produced synthetically.
Properties - Porous material with exceptional wear-resistance and extremely long lifetime. It is dirt-repellent with a color range more than 260 standard colors.
Hygiene - Being porous, rubber does not clean well. You can make a rubber toy last longer and keep it cleaner by using a condom over it each use.
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VixSkin:
Construction - Semi-organic polymer, known for wide-ranging stability and water repellence.
Properties - VixSkin boasts the superior hygienic qualities of silicone while retaining the realistic look and feel of cyberskin.
Hygiene - This material is smooth and not porous. It can be fully disinfected by boiling it for 3 minutes or by throwing it into the top rack of your dishwasher. You may also use any sex toy cleaner.
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Wood:
Construction - Fibers of cellulose that form a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs.
Properties - Wood is a very strong and hard fibrous substance and a good thermal insulator. Toys made of wood material slowly absorb liquids and usually have a protective finish.
Hygiene - Wood can easily be cleaned by wiping down with water and antibacterial soap. It is not recommended to leave wood products in water for a prolonged period, because moist wood attracts moulds which eventually destroy it.
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