Silicone is a non-porous, hypoallergenic material commonly used in sex toys. All silicone toys are somewhat pliable, but depending on the exact formula of silicone used they can range from very flexible to somewhat rigid. Non-mechanized silicone toys can be disinfected by boiling for five to 10 minutes or run through a full cycle in a dishwasher. As a result, silicone toys are a good choice for anal play or use with multiple partners.
Silicone toys should not be used with silicone lubricant because in some cases, silicone lube may cause a silicone toy to degrade.