Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What am I made of ? Understanding the different sex toy materials

I  am always excited to try out all the new sex toys that are available. I have probably tried over 1200 plus sex toys and consider myself a sexpert when it comes to knowing what a good toy feels like! I laugh because I think I even know the toys better then some of the developers, since I try them so much. hahahaha

One thing I realized, was that I really didn't know what they were made of.
I realized most of us don't know. So thanks to the toy manufacturer Doc Johnson, I can provide you with  there Sex Toy Material  101 Breakdown.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)


One of the most widely used materials in the world, PVC is prized for its durability and value. In the adult market, PVC allows the flexibility needed to make toys soft, medium or firm and lends itself to a beautiful array of fun colors.

Key Properties & Features

  • Flexible: Can be hard-soft
  • Allows amazing array of colors
  • Goes from translucent to completely opaque
  • Extremely Durable
  • Latex-Free
  • Transfers Vibration Very Well
  • Clean with our Toy Spa Toy Cleaner
  • Compatible will all  types of lubricants


Considered the most hygienic material in the adult market, Silicone is widley used to its physical nature, durability, cleanability and lack of phthalates.

A great alternative to PVC, Silicone mimics many of PVC's capabilities-such as softness & flexibility-while providing a more attractive option to the health-conscience consumer.

Key Properties & Features

  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Phthalate-Free
  • Warms to body temperature.
  • Life-like feel
  • Easy to Clean (dishwasher/ boiling safe) non vibrating only
  • Non-porous
  • Transfers vibration very well 
  • Only compatible with water based lubes  check our our most popular lubricants   Red Hot Love, Hot Apple Pie, Endless Love,  and   Love & Kiss
  • Also ALWAYS store toys in separate bags because some toys don't always play well with other toys.
We have lots of Silicone Toys

TPE/TPR (Thermoplastic Elastomer/Rubber)

They are commonly used materials due to  ease of manufacturing, cost effectiveness and unique properties. Combining many of the best qualities of rubber and plastic, these materials have the ability to be used in a wide array of adult products.

Key Properties & Features

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ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Stryene

ABS is a common hard plastic with the important properties of impact resistance and toughness. It's light weight and ability to be injection-molded and extruded make it useful in manufacturing a wide selection of products.

Since it is always in a hardened state and contains no plasticizers, ABS always remain Phthalate-free and non-porous.

Key Properties and Feature:

What are phthalate free sex toys?

As you will notice all of our toys, at Romantic Nights For Two  are Phthalate-Free. 

Phthalate (pronounced “thal-ate”)-free sex toys are as the name suggests, they are any toys that don’t contain phthalates, which are chemical agents that soften plastic to make it more flexible.  Materials for toys that don’t contain phthalates are medical-grade silicone, surgical steel, anodized aluminum, glass, abs plastic, and properly finished wood. Due to lack of government regulations it has forced our industry to be self regulated in terms of healthy, non-toxic products that are available in the marketplace.
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