Dangers In Phthalates
Many adult sex toys contain the same toxic substances that the European Union has banned from use in children's toys. When Greenpeace tested some of the sex toys on the market, they found that seven of the eight sex toys it had tested contained between 24 and 51 percent of phthalates. A problem many consumers are not even aware of when it comes to looking for nontoxic sex toys.
Phthalates may cause disruptions to the human hormonal system. It has been shown through testing to diminish fertility and have adverse affects on the liver and kidneys. Banning phthalates would just mean that manufacturers would need to make nontoxic alternatives which is pretty easy to do. They just cost a little more.
Safe Green Sex Toys To Look For
Look for toys made from Pyrex glass, silicone, metal, plastics, or elastomers. Put a condom over any dildos or vibes that you are not sure of for protection. Since sex toys are used on intimate parts you will want to make sure any sex toy you use is a high quality product and as chemical free as possible. The high quality green sex toy brands that you can trust are Vibratex, Fun Factory, Tantus and LELO to name a few all of which we carry on our site. You can see that most of our products list whether or not something is phthalate free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, or 100% medical grade silicone. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us and we will clarify any of the questions you may have about it.
Again, we only sell nontoxic sex toys on our site so enjoy shopping without worrying if what you are getting is safe. We make it easy for you to buy without worry of toxins in addition to our discreet and free shipping.
We recommend organic, glycerin, paraben free, waterbased lubricants because it is closer to your body chemistry and less likely to cause a reaction. Sliquid H20 is a glycerin, paraben free waterbased lubricant that emulates your body's own natural lubrication and tends to be less sticky. Because this type of lubricant is water-based, they dehydrate (dry up), but remember that the slippery ingredients are still there... so a quick dunk of your hand in a glass of water on your bedside table, touch the lubed area, and you're back in business.
If you decide you prefer a silicone lubricant, we highly recommend Sliquid Silicone Lubricant due to the high quality ingredients and texture. Sliquid also makes a hybrid, Sliquid Silk, that is comprised of a combination of waterbased and silicone ingredients. The Sliquid company has long been ahead of their time regarding research of ingredients and quality and composition of their lubricants. All Sliquid products are hypoallergenic and nontoxic.
& the Environment- Picking A Green Condom
Condoms & The Environment-
Condoms are contributors to how big an ecological footprint you are leaving. There is still controversy as to whether or not latex condoms are biodegradable and what the effects additives and lubricants have on their biodegradability.
Latex is biodegradable as it is an all-natural substance made from the sap of rubber trees. However, latex condoms are not composed of 100 percent latex and latex does not biodegrade when it is in water, which is one reason why it is not good to flush your used condoms.
Used condoms are best sent to the landfill as flushing condoms down the toilet is not good. When you dispose of them this way it can clog your plumbing, water treatment plants and even get into water ways. Currently there is no ecofriendly way to dispose of them.
The plastic and foil wrappers condoms are packaged in are also not biodegradable and should be taken into consideration as well.
& Spermicides In Condoms
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