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July 16, 2021

Why are sex toys so expensive?
Are cheap sex toys dangerous?
Why are some adult toys so affordable?
What is the difference in quality between sex toys?
Which sex toy brands are affordable?

Finding safe and affordable sex toys may feel like endless research. Countless cut-rate brands are made with very questionable materials that can harm your body. Other ones require constantly changing batteries before they die after only a few months.

If you read our previous article on How to Choose a Safe Sex Toy, you should know that all adult toys are not created equal. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for.

We want you to improve your sex life without breaking the bank. We have several recommendations for brands and products that are affordable and safe. 

Why Are Some Sex Toys So Expensive?

Some of our highest-quality brands come with high price tags. Often this is for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Safe and thoroughly researched materials
  • Various settings
  • Ability to be recharged
  • The brand committing to safe and ethical labour standards regardless of the manufacturing site
  • The ability to control the toy using an application on your phone, smartwatch, or tablet
  • A warranty or guarantee of satisfaction with the product

While many of these things are very important, sometimes the products are just costly. 

Why Are Some Sex Toys So Affordable?

Why are some sex toys so cheap? This is the real question you should be asking. If a toy has a price tag of $10-$15, you can rest assured that it will probably be a hazard to your health and have a short shelf life.

Toys made with transparent or jelly materials often come with these low price tags because they’re made with dangerous but affordable porous materials.

Choosing these toys and using them regularly without a condom or other protection can put you at risk of developing types of cancers, infections, or breaking quickly. 

An investment in a high-quality sex toy is an investment in your sexual pleasure and fulfilment. Make sure that you’re not selling yourself short by purchasing a dangerous sex toy. 

High-Quality and Affordable Sex Toy Brands

Several specific brands are safe, high quality, and are well within the budget of an average person looking for a sex toy.


Owned by theWOW Tech Group, based in Germany and Canada,ROMP has it all. They offer a good selection of the most popular toy styles in bright and fun colours, and most are rechargeable. They also are committed to ethical labour standards, safe materials, as well as making pleasure affordable. 

Check out some of their toys:


If you haven’t heard aboutSatisfyer’s remarkable range of products, then listen up! Their products are made according to ethical labour standards. They come with a fifteen-year guarantee, and they’re made only with body-safe materials. Many even come with a compatible application for your phone! Almost every single product is less than $100.

Screaming O

TheScreaming O company has been around for a long time and has a massive variety of toys available. They’ve started puttingconsumer safety as a top priority. While some of their toys do have a high price tag, many of them are very affordable and still come with many features. All products listed below are currently available for less than $100.


Gildo is a smaller company that makes life-long products out of non-porous and body-safe borosilicate glass. While a glass toy may sound strange, these are incredibly strong and built to last. To clean them, you can leave them in boiling water for a few minutes then they’re safe for vaginal or anal play! Also, because they’re glass, you can use any lubricant you’d like!

There are so many brands committed to making high-quality, body-safe and affordable products that we can’t possibly list them all! 

Remember always to check that your toys are:

  • Made with non-porous, body-safe materials such as medical-grade silicone or borosilicate glass
  • Are phthalate-free
  • Are within your budget

If you want some additional help choosing toys, our stores are still open! Come into one of our three locations and ask for some help from our Sexpert staff members!

Get out there, Get in there, and Get off there!

Elaine S. Turner

Sex Coach, Sexual Wellness Brand Consultant, and Sexuality Educator


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