It is always a good idea to know what materials are used in the products that we buy, especially if you have allergies or skin sensitivities.

The following materials are defined in alphabetical order:

ABS Plastic
EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
Latex
PE (polyethylene)
POM (polyoxymethylene)
PP (polypropylene)
PU Cote (polyurethane)
PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
SAN (styrene acrylonitrile)
Silicone
TPR (thermoplastic rubber)
TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)

ABS
Hard plastic. Non-porous, durable, and easy-to-clean and maintain. Many toys have a hard plastic base and are covered with other velvety soft materials. All types of lubricants may be used with hard plastics but be sure to clean well around waterproof seals. ABS products are phthalate-free.

EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
A polymer that is processed like other thermoplastics. It is non-porous, durable, and phthalate-free. Flexible and light weight.

Latex
A rubber-like material produced from the sap of a rubber tree. Latex contains varying degrees of allergens, so people with sensitivity should avoid using these products. Latex is phthalate-free. For best results, use with a water based lubricant.

PE (polyethylene)
Man-made thermoplastic polymer commonly used in consumer products. It is a durable, non-porous, easy-to-clean, soft, pliable, phthalate-free  material. All types of lubricants may be used with this material.

POM (polyoxymethylene)
A thermoplastic material engineered for precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent stability. POM is a phthalate-free material. All types of lubricants may be used with this material.

PP (polypropylene)
Man-made thermoplastic polymer often used as an alternative material to ABS plastic that is durable, non-porous, easy-to-clean, and a phthalate-free material. All types of lubricants may be used with this material.

PU Cote (polyurethane)
Man-made polymer in varying degrees of hardness or softness. This phthalate-free material is best used with a water-based lubricant.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
For years, one of the most widely used materials for adult products. PVC is a thermoplastic made of 57% chlorine (derived from industrial grade salt) and 43% carbon (derived predominantly from oil/gas via ethylene). PVC is sometimes known as ‘Vinyl’ in Europe and predominantly so in North America. We recommend a PVC cleaner be used with these items.

SAN (styrene acrylonitrile)
Hard plastic material. Non-porous, durable, and easy-to-clean and maintain. This is a phthalate-free material.

SILICONE
High quality, hygienic, man-made polymer that is non-porous, durable, soft, flexible, pliable. Silicone products are phthalate-free and are available in several different grades from medical to food certified quality. Water-based lubricant is recommended.

TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)
A class of polymers, the characteristics of which mimic many of those of Silicone – hygienic, soft, pliable, durable, non-porous phthalate free, as well as recyclable. Water based lubricant is recommended.

TPR (thermoplastic rubber)
A class of polymers, the characteristics of which mimic many of those of Silicone – hygienic, soft, pliable, durable, non-porous, phthalate free, as well as recyclable. Water based lubricant is recommended.