The materials that sex toys are made from are more important than most people realize. Think about when you shop for clothes – you choose denim because it’s hard-wearing, cotton for cool crispness, a jersey for stretch and comfort, synthetics for special properties such as water resistance, and silk for its luxury feel against the skin. And so on and so forth.
It is much the same when it comes to choosing a sex toy. Materials like silicone, plastic, rubber and glass not only look and feel different, they perform differently too, so it’s all up to what you want from your sex toys – and, of course, what your budget allows. Here’s a handy roundup of the most commonly-used materials along with their pros and cons.
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