It is made out of very velvety silicone, with just a hint of plastic on the handle that helps you push it in and pull it out. The velvety texture helps with inserting the toy with ease.
There is no smell at all to it.
There is also no give at all to this toy, and that is part of why this is not for anal beginners.
There is a little hook that is towards the top of the base of the toy that helps you push and pull it with ease. Also, there is a little nob on the other side of the base that adds to stimulation. The shape of the toy is perfect for playing with the prostate and adds to the pleasure for my male lover.
My male lover, the first time he used it, found it a bit over stimulating for him. But all the times after that I used it on him, he loved it. He actually found that the stimulation added to his own pleasure and made his erection that much harder.
The Aneros Helix Syn is not meant to share at all. It is for one man and one man only. It can be cleaned with toy cleaner or with warm water and soap.
Because it's very hard to get a condom on it, it really shouldn't be shared at all.