This is a question that you would probably never ask yourself; after all they make you feel good, so what harm could there be? Yes, sex toys & lube can make you sick because they may be made with phthalate a toxic chemical.
Many erotic toys are made of polyvinyl chlorides (PVC) ; these are plastics long decried by eco-activists for the toxins released during their manufacture and disposal, and softened with phthalates, a controversial family of chemicals. Phthalates are chemical rubber softeners and they can be found in everything from children’s toys to your car dash board.
Sex toys are not regulated as they are considered novelty devices. Most companies will not list ingredients in a sex toy. Watch for perfume odor, slimy, foul odor, or changes of color this can represent phthalates breaking down also stay away from jelly, rubber, & PVC. Look for “phthalate free” or “medical- grade silicone”. You can try exciting toys made of glass, metal & wood that are not only functional but beautiful as well!
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The Hollywood crowd is now also beginning to get behind this movement. Check out the excerpt that was online news yesterday.
“The online retailer, Open Sky allows you to shop with your favorite celebrity. Think of it like a Pinterest page, where your friends -- and famous shoppers like Alicia Silverstone -- pin products and post a little review or promotional note. Alicia, a well-known promoter of environmental consciousness, would like consumers to think of the environment while they pleasure themselves.
The actress' endorsement of the Leaf Vibrator by Swan says, "There is one personal massager company that's actually kinder than all the rest." The product, ranging in price from $89 to $110, is made from "safe" materials, according to Silverstone, and boasts a design that is "natural and feminine ... like leaves and flowers ... not scary." Alicia says the intimate product will be shipped in discrete, recycled packaging.
So, in other words, you can be kind to the environment while being kind to yourself.”
Look for non-toxic, phthalate-free, and PVC-free/green sex toys. If you are choosing to live a healthier lifestyle by eating & exercising, shouldn’t playtime be healthier too?!