We recommend certain toys/brands at Excitement because we believe in the quality of the materials or manufacturer. Specifically, we love non-porous materials like silicone, ABS plastic, glass and metal because of how easy it is to keep them clean and how long they last. Porous materials like TPE/TPR, jelly, rubber, "cyberskin" or other real-skin-feel items can feel wonderful and are often inexpensive, but they have the ability to hold on to bacteria in their pores so it's not possible to sterilize these toys and they should be limited to a single user, cleaned thoroughly before and after use and stored separately from other toys. If you ever notice a change in color, shape, smell or texture, it's time to throw your toy out and replace (or upgrade!) it.
That being said, what's best for your body may be different than what's best for someone else, and if you have a toy material or style you love that's working for you, by all means, keep using it! If you notice any itching, burning or irritation though, discontinue use of your toy ASAP or try using it with a condom or a different lube. Don't give up on toys if the item you bought isn't doing it for you - utilize our exchange policy to try different brands or ask us for help. Listen to your body and go with what works best for you and your partner(s).