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How to identify toxic sex toys

The Best & Worst Sex Toys Materials

Like various functions of human life, sex is additionally a crucial activity of life. Some people misunderstand this action, while some consider it a normal process of life. In many stages of life, one has to complete many tasks. Similarly, sex is also a necessity of our normal body. Today, there are many options available in the society and market to fulfill the feeling of sex. One of which is sex toys. The help of such sex toys can be taken to provide sexual satisfaction to women and men and to increase the pleasure of the sexual activity. These are like the genitals of men and women, which are used to give pleasure like real sex. 

It is both vibrating and non-vibrating. You can use them alone or while having sex together with your partner. A few years ago, people who used such sex toys were thought to be eccentric or suffering from a mental disorder. But with time people's views have also changed. And today sex toys have become an important part of human life.

Sex toys are a great pleasure tool for individuals and couples. Unfortunately, the FDA does not regulate the sex toy industry, generally classifying them as "novelty items." But just as you're mindful about the food you put in your body and the makeup (cosmetics) you apply on your skin, it's equally important to avoid potentially dangerous compounds which will be found in your sex toys.

Here's what sex toy and dildo materials are safe:

1.Chemical Makeup

Some sex toys are made with chemicals that are not safe for the human body. These chemicals can cause itching, burning, rashes and tissue damage, and many more problems.

One chemical commonly utilized in sex toys is phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that help bind things together and make plastics more flexible. Phthalates are commonly found in the rubbers of cheap sex toys. Over the past two decades, phthalates have become a major public health concern. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to male fertility problems, obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, neurodevelopmental issues, and more

For this reason, many progressive sex toy stores, have made it a top priority to ensure that the items sold at their stores are phthalate-free.

Unfortunately, it's common for sex toy packages to read "phthalate-free" yet contain dangerous ingredients. It is important to read about all the ingredients listed on the packaging to ensure safety. Other chemicals to watch for include:

  • Timothy Chloride
  • Phenol
  • Carbon disulfide
  • Toluene
  • Adamium

These chemicals can affect the fetus of a person who is pregnant or breastfeeding. They also have a detrimental effect on the central nervous system.

 

A handy trick for checking for unsafe materials is an odor test. If a product has a strong odor, it's a good indicator that cheap, unsafe materials were used to make it.

2.Porous vs. Non-porous

Porous sex toys create a comfortable home for bacteria to thrive in. Bacteria thrive in these places because they cannot be sterilized properly. If you choose to use porous sex toys, always use them with a condom.

Non-porous sex toys are smooth and have a water-resistant surface. These materials do not contain bacteria because they can be sterilized in boiling water, bleach, or dishwasher. Which sex toy material is safe?

Silicone:

Silicone is commonly used to make sex toys more creative and realistic. It is more expensive than a material made from hazardous chemicals because it is more durable.

100% pure silicone. You'll also see it called platinum silicone, which refers to the curing agent. You'll sometimes see medical-grade, but usually, it's food-grade (which is still pretty much safe for the body). When a brand throws out the word medical-grade, I'd be a little skeptical because medical-grade silicone is a lot more expensive and isn't necessary. There also are rules on brands using that terminology. Even if it just says silicone and you're buying from a trusted retail website, I give my blessing. If they try to call it a "mix," though, run away.

Wood:

Wood sex toys can be really very safe if the finish is medical grade. So far, only Nobessence makes wooden sex toys with a lab-tested body-safe coating. It looks like LumberJill also has a body-safe coating, it just wasn't tested in the lab.

Stainless Steel:

This sexy material is not only nice to look at but is easy to clean because it is not porous. Just stick it within the dishwasher, in some bleach, or boiling water. Medical-grade chrome steel is extremely safe.

Aluminum:

Aluminum is safe; Most aluminum toys are powder-coated with a color-safe for the body.

Borosilicate glass:

This material is really perfect for sex toys because it is neither porous nor toxic, and it does not change form in high temperatures. Just stick it within the dishwasher to wash 

Cheap manufacturers won't state the type, but leaded glass is expensive and very heavy, so it's unlikely to be used. Cheaper brands won't remove as well, which is a lengthy process that makes the glass extremely hard. The un-annealed glass will not have a delicate bubble, but it needs to be handled with care. Inexpensive brands can also paint the glass which should be avoided at all costs.

Lucite:

For those who are trying to strengthen their PC muscles, the Lucite sex toy is perfect for you. The firm texture makes Kegel exercises easy. When you're finished using it, stick it in the dishwasher.

Ceramic:

Ceramic is safe as long as it is glazed and kiln-fired. The glaze keeps it non-porous.

Natural stone:

Natural stone is mostly safe. Most natural stone sex toys can't be sealed, they will only be polished. We are not clear on the porosity and safety levels of keeping these minerals and rocks inside the body for long periods. I am not getting a direct answer either from the brands or from the scientists

Which sex toy ingredients should I avoid?

Jelly: Jell- Gel etc

The cheap materials used to make sex toys look somewhat realistic. Jelly contains phthalates.

Yes, jelly sex toys can be dangerous

The use of jelly products for oral, vaginal, or anal stimulation sex toys goes to introduce phthalates and other toxic solvent absorption into the body's mucous membranes. Headache, cramps, and nausea are some of the side effects that result from exposure to the levels found in studies. Regardless of whether or not you take the condom out of its box each time, it's still going to degrade and disintegrate, off-gas so that it leaves an oily stain behind, fuses into its packaging, and fuses into an old car tire. It smelled like Is there any part of that sexy?

Rubber:

This latex material is usually wont to make dildos. It has a pungent odor and may cause allergies. If you purchase a rubber sex toy, make certain to use it with a condom because it is porous.

The skin-safe rubber only means that the companies - the retailer is saying what the manufacturer claims, which is that the rubber is latex-free and phthalates-free, but that may not be true.

PVC and Vinyl:

These are both cheap substances that contain phthalates. These are commonly used in sex toys to make them softer and more affordable.

TPE, TPR-Silicon, TPR, SEBS, Elastomer, Silicone Blend:

They should be approached with caution. They are non-toxic but are almost always porous enough to harbor mold and bacteria. These ingredients are also softened with mineral oil and may contain harmful chemicals other than phthalates. The material is highly volatile and will begin to break down over time. Sex toys made up of these materials should be closely examined before every use for material tears, dark spots, foul odor. Sex toys made from these materials should be changed every few months

Cyberskin, Fanta Flesh, Neoskin, UR3, Futorotic, FauxFlesh, etc - it isn't pure silicone, and it's realistic then avoid it.

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