What's in Your Toy Box?

What's in your toy box?

What's in your toy box?

Choosing Your First Toy

  • There are a variety of options for sex toys.
  • Your decision can be based on: material, colour, shape, texture, size, and function.
  • Find out more about your choices

Keep it Clean

  • Uncleaned toys can pass on STIs.
  • There are different ways to clean toys depending on what they are made of.
  • Toys should be cleaned or a new condom should be placed on them between each use and/or person.
  • How to clean different materials


  • Lube can make sex more fun and safer by reducing the risk of tearing of condoms and anal tears.
  • Water-based: Compatible with latex and with almost all sex toys. Can dry up but easy to clean.
  • Silicone-based: Safe to use with latex condoms. Not compatible with all sex toys. Does not dry up and can be used in shower.
  • Oil-based: Not compatible with latex. Not compatible with all sex toys. Can be difficult to clean up. Does not dry up.
  • More about lube


  • Cock rings stop blood from draining from the penis during an erection.
  • They can be worn at the base of the penis or behind the scrotum.
  • Make sure the rings are not too tight (and if they cause pain, remove them immediately)
  • Do not wear for over 20-30 minutes.
  • More about ring


  • Make sure that the toy has a wide base so that it can be removed safety (and prevent it from moving up the colon)
  • Make sure there are no sharp edges
  • More about plugs

Dildos and Strap-Ons.

  • For dildos made out of porous materials, a new condom should be used between each use and/or person.
  • For strap-ons, ensure the dildo base has a flared base so that it will not fall out of the harness.
  • Ensure that harnesses do not cut off circulation and that they are comfortable.
  • More about dildos