Dildos come in a wide array of materials from silicone, to glass, metal, jelly, and thermoplastic rubber, not to mention several branded “realistic feeling” materials. Different materials are great for different purposes and some need extra care and caution.
Rubber: This latex material is commonly used to make dildos. It has a pungent odor and can cause allergic reactions. It has a pungent odor and can cause allergic reactions. If you buy a rubber sex toy, be sure to use it with a condom because it is porous.
They are very pliable and are one of the best dildo and vibrator materials because you can feel the vibrations through the material. They are made from a mixture of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and rubber. They sometimes have a particular “smell” when you first open the package, but it usually fades quickly.
The material uses rubber as a baseline, and adds phthalates to make it flexible. As a result, jelly sex toys can easily be made into any shape (and color). While still remaining smooth and bendable. And while not all jelly sex toys contain phthalates, in our experience, nearly 99% of them do.
What are dildos made of? Most high-quality sex toys are made from body safe materials like silicone and ABS plastic. However, many cheap dildos are made from low-quality materials like PVC and Jelly Rubber which can cause infections. Dangerous Lilly’s Toxic Sex Toys Guide has more information.
Most sex toys are made of silicone, but when sex toys aren't regulated we can't know for sure that silicone is the only thing going into our bodies.
Always test materials thoroughly by hitting them forcefully against a hard surface before using them. 2. Avoid toxic or dirty materials. Never use any toxic or dirty materials to create a dildo as they could cause a vaginal infection or urinary tract infection . If you aren’t sure about a particular material, do some research first.
Most lifelike dildos are made out of silicone for its soft, malleable qualities; some contemporary dildos are made from liquid silicone, which has a very natural skin-like texture.
** Silicone is the only non-porous material that’ll be able to be made into realistic dildos (such as flesh-coloured dildos). So if you’re buying a realistic dildo, it’d better be silicone. Think Tantus , Vixen Creations , We-Vibe , and FemmeFunn .
Now set your DIY dildo to cure in the open or in the pressure chamber at around 40 PSI for the amount of time required by the silicone you’re using. Once this is done, pull it out, give it a good wash with some grease-fighting detergent (e.g.: dish soap) and you’re done!