The primary material for this bullet is plastic. Plastic rates an 8 on the safety scale (which is on a scale of 1 to 10) because it is non-porous.
The bullet itself is mostly smooth, aside from a seam at the halfway point all the way around the bullet. The cord that connects the bullet to the hand-held control piece is also smooth and feels like a phone cord. Aside from the bumps on the control piece which allow for grip of your fingers, the entire toy is very smooth. The indentations for your fingers allow you to hold on to the remote while using the toy, without worry of it slipping out of your hand during use.
The toy comes in both gold and silver colors. The bullet itself is silver, shiny and oval shaped. The shape allows for direct stimulation to areas such as the clitoris or nipples. The cord that connects the two pieces is similar to a phone cable, wrapped in a rubbery-feeling plastic. The silver remote fits easily into the palm of your hand, and the controls are very easy to figure out.
The bullet is about 2" long, the cord about 19.5", and the remote measures 3.5" long. The smaller size of the entire toy allows you to store it more easily and makes it better for travel. You can easily slip this toy into your purse or even a jacket pocket.
As mentioned prior, the toy is very easy to operate even for beginners. The on/off button is located on the front of the remote below a button that has the number "10" on it. This is the button to shuffle through the 10 vibration patterns/strengths. You press the button once to change the setting and you go through all 10 settings to reach the beginning again. An advantage to having two separate buttons is that if you need to shut the toy off quickly, you don't have to cycle through the rest of the settings just to turn it off.
The battery compartment is easy to open. It unscrews from the bottom of the remote opposite the end where the cord connects. It opens to reveal two slots to insert your AAA batteries. They easily slide in and out, and the cap screws right back on!
Plastic toys are pretty easy to clean - simply use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), toy wipes, toy cleaner, or warm water with antibacterial soap. Toys made of plastic should not be boiled or bleached to sterilize, so using a condom for sharing is recommended.
You are able to use any water, silicone or oil based lubricant of your choice.
Storage is very easy for this toy because of its small size. It can fit into a drawer or if you prefer to use a bag or toy box: almost any size will do!
This bullet makes a very nice addition to the toy collection I have going. Bullets are so easy to use, and very powerful considering they are usually battery powered. This toy does not drain batteries like some other bullets do, and with so many different settings, there is bound to be a perfect setting for just about any individual.