Sex Toy Materials 101: Are Your Toys Safe or Toxic?

Sex Toy Materials 101: Are Your Toys Safe or Toxic?

There’s nothing wrong with unwinding and having a little fun, and we all know you can take a sex toy practically anywhere (go ahead and add one to your back-to-school essentials list). But before you go out and buy any ole’ sex toy on the market, look out for sex toy materials that could harm your body. We’re forreal—don’t neglect your health for cheap pleasure. 

As your local Kansas City “sexperts,” our team at 7th Heaven wants to help you find a toy that will give you the experience you’re after in the safest possible way. To learn more about which materials you should watch out for, keep reading and we’ll break it all down. 

Sex toy materials to avoid

One material you should 100% avoid is jelly. While it may seem cool that they’re super flexible and bendy (and cheap), they’re made with phthalates to achieve that flexibility. Trust us when we say, you don’t even wanna touch that. 

Phthalates are a group of chemicals that could have a negative effect on your health, and experts still aren’t sure just how much damage phthalates exposure could cause. That’s like a game of sex Russian Roulette, which doesn’t sound fun at all. Plus, there’s even a phthalate that could cause cancer, so it’s better to avoid them in your sex toys. 

You also want to avoid porous materials, because those pores can soon become hotspots for bacteria and mold. Jelly often has small pores, and in some cases, silicone blends could also be porous. 

Safe sex toy materials

There are still amazing sex toy material options that aren’t porous or made with phthalates. These materials include:

  • Silicone
  • Wood 
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • ABS plastic

Even once you find a toy, do your research. A quick Google search can ensure the toy is actually safe (yes, some will claim to be safe even though they’re still toxic). 

7th Heaven is here to help you find safe sex toys

Our love shop is full of the best sex toys in Kansas City, and we only sell toys made with high-quality materials. No matter your sexual preference, we’re sure to have something to take you on the ride of your life. 

But we don’t stop there. We’re also the #1 smoke shop in the area and the go-to spot for all things vinyl (including turntables and record players). 

Come visit our store right off Troost, and we’ll be happy to help you get started with finding the best sex toy for you. 


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