Updated: JULY 6, 2017

Lucite is a glass-like synthetic polymer made from a transparent, thermoplastic plastic known as methyl methacrylate.

This hard, durable material has a range of commercial applications including motorcycle helmet visors, spectator protection in hockey stadiums, aquariums, and some sex toys. These sex toys include dildos, G-spot stimulators, prostate massagers, and cock rings.

Lucite is better known as acrylic.

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Lucite’s versatility and smooth finish makes it the ideal candidate for a variety of popular sex toys. Pleasure can be enhanced when using such toys with a water-based or silicone lubricant. Oil-based lubricants are not recommended for use with Lucite sex toys.

Lucite and Pyrex look and feel very similar, but there are some key differences. Pyrex is twice as dense as Lucite. Lucite toys are much more lightweight and easier to manage. This lower density also makes Lucite toys less prone to fractures and breakages even if they’re accidentally dropped. However, Lucite can be scratched if it comes into contact with abrasive surfaces. Both materials can be heated and cooled to spice up bedroom activities. Pyrex can withstand higher temperatures than Lucite. However, as Lucite has a melting point of more than 300 degrees Fahrenheit, this is unlikely to be a practical concern.

Lucite sex toys are popular among people with allergies and concerns over chemical compounds as they are nontoxic and free of phthalates.

The smooth, nonporous finish of Lucite makes cleaning sex toys made from these materials a breeze. They should be cleaned with warm water and soap or a specialized antibacterial sex toy cleaner for hygiene reasons after every use.


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