The phthalate free silicone is soft and has a skin like texture which adds to the illusion of a real penis. Although squidgy it is still a firm and flexible dildo. The balls firmer than the shaft and providing the flare needed for safe anal penetration. There is a visible seam running from the base to the tip, though this caused me no discomfort in use. Dust clings to the surface of the You2Toys Masterpiece. Fortunately I have a storage bag to save from this problem. But the pickyness in me would have liked to see one included with the dildo.