Electrostimulation dates back as early as the mid 1700s.

The highest quality glass toys can even be put in the dishwasher making them easier to keep clean. Either the toy may have a hole into which a small bullet vibrator can be inserted, or the core of the glass design can be modified to form a standard vibrator.

As well as their practical qualities, a main selling point of glass sex toys is their visual appeal. The latter option usually has a plastic cap covering the battery compartment, which will also house any control buttons or switches.

Due to the novelty classification, sex toys are permitted to contain known toxins in them such as phthalates, which have been banned in children's toys by the CPSC.

Many sex toy manufacturers produce entirely body safe sex toys.

Sex toys are most commonly sold at a sex shop, but they may also be sold in a pharmacy/chemist store, a pornographic DVD store or head shop.

Today's sex toys are available in almost all countries for male and females.Vibrators are vibrating devices intended to stimulate the body.Vibrators come in a range of shapes and sizes, for internal or external use.The sex toys are sold as novelty items so they do not need to adhere to certain regulations such as reporting the chemicals and materials used in a product.Due to this status, manufacturers are not responsible if their toys are used for any other purpose than being a novelty.The term sex toy can also include BDSM apparatus and sex furniture such as slings; however, it is not applied to items such as birth control, pornography, or condoms.