I knew absolutely nothing about sex toys before coming to Eden. Honestly, I thought all sex toys were made out of one generic, "Sex Toy Material." When I was looking for toys to buy, I saw a dark purple and a dark blue toy which each looked interesting. Their description said, "jelly," but I thought it had to do with the colour. (The purple looked like grape jelly, the blue like a blueberry jelly.)
As for phthalates, I've seen so many things talking about them here that I've grasped the concept that they are bad, but I still don't really know -what- they are. I've never really looked it up.