7 Sex Toy Ingredients That Can Make You Very Sick 

“Do not pleasure yourself with potential poison.”

Elite Daily – People have a tendency to walk into a sex toy shop, grab something off the shelf and rush home.

The reality is, sex toys can be dangerous if they aren’t made using safe materials.

Here is a list of some things to look out for:

1. Porosity

Sex toys that have pores are hospitable environments for bacteria. If you choose to use a porous sex toy, it should always be used with a condom.

I recommend spending a bit more money on a non-porous sex toy.

2. Phthalates

This is a chemical that increases the elasticity in plastic, making dildos and vibrators more flexible and transparent. It is illegal for manufactures to use phthalates in children’s toys because they have been linked to numerous health and behavioral issues.

However, phthalates are still being found in many sex toys. If a sex toy is cheap, the buyer should beware.

3. Other Harmful Chemicals

Also look out for timethytin chloride, phenol, carbon disulphide, toluene and cadmium, which have all been found in sex toys.

These chemicals all have harmful effects.

4. Jelly

While sex toys that are made from jelly feel somewhat realistic, jellies contain phthalates. Jelly is commonly used because it is a more affordable material.

5. Rubber

Latex rubber is a porous material commonly used to make dildos. It is a firm material that is not lifelike at all, and it often smells bad.

Latex often causes allergic reactions. It must be used with a condom because the material cannot be sanitized properly.

6. PVC

PVC is another cheap material that is commonly used in sex toys to make them more affordable. PVC often contain phthalates.

7. Vinyl

Vinyl is also a cheap material that is commonly used in sex toys to make them more affordable. To make the vinyl soft, phthalates are commonly used … Read more. 

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