I have to admit, when I first opened it, the smell was a bit strange. Nothing compared to other "jelly" made toys, but once I washed it really well, it was nothing. The Lucid dream is made of a jelly like material, but unlike most "jelly like" toys, this one is solid with a little bit of flexibility. The vibrator is very smooth so it glides against skin well. There's not added texture which I tend to like as some of the added textures can be irritating. I'd highly recommended this toy to both beginners and advanced users alike.