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Sex Toys To Avoid: Phthalates

Phthalates are chemicals used to soften plastics and are used in many products such as shower curtains, vinyl flooring, tupperware containers, children’s toys, and sex toys. They’re all around us. The issue with phthalates is that they don’t actually bond to the plastics they are mixed with which causes them to leach into the environment all around us. They get into the food we eat and the air we breathe. Increased levels of phthalates have been shown to be linked to wheezing, allergies, asthma, autism, organ failure, issues with hormone production, and cancer. Continue Reading →

Sex Toys to Avoid: Vaginal Tightening Creams

Vaginal tightening creams, which are also often marketed as “virginity” creams, rely on the fear that if a woman has had “too much” sex (how much is too much exactly?) or has had one or more babies that her vagina gets stretched out and therefore is not as pleasurable for her partner during intercourse. This is basically poppycock, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Continue Reading →

Sex Toys To Avoid: Anal Desensitizers

There’s this popular myth that anal sex is painful for the receiver. Don’t get me wrong; it can be very painful … if you’re doing it wrong. Anal sex that is pleasurable for both giver and receiver is something that can take a lot of patience, especially for beginners. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to go about warming up for anal sex and they take the quick and easy way out by using an anal lubricant or spray with numbing ingredients like Benzocaine or Lidocaine. Continue Reading →

Sex Toys to Avoid: For Novelty Use Only

Americans are used to having all of their products regulated. Food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, cars, children’s toys, etc. Everything is tested and tested again and if there ends up being a problem there is a recall. The items that may effect people in negative ways usually come with warnings “do not operate heavy machinery,” “may cause cancer,” “keep out of reach of children.” Have you ever looked at what it says on the vast majority of sex toy boxes? Continue Reading →