When I first learned that Peepshow Toys only carried body-safe toys, I was extremely impressed. These unsafe toys sometimes cause their users infections and even chemical burns. Silicone is the only body-safe material that can be soft and flexible. Silicone sex toys come in all different firmnesses, varying from super-soft like Tantus Super Soft and Colours Soft toys to fairly firm like the original Tantus Vamp. Glass sex toys are nonporous, easy to clean, and can be heated in warm water or cooled for temperature play.
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To put it simply, phthalates are a group of chemicals that help to soften and increase flexibility in sex toys. Not only are they considered to be carcinogens i. However, for most products the risk is relatively low, since the phthalates come in lower concentrations. This makes sense simply because sex toys are much thicker than other more common consumer products that contain phthalates. It requires a lot more phthalates to get a thick dildo to be bendy and flexible compared to a thin shower curtain. The other reason phthalates are particularly dangerous is because they come into direct and prolonged contact with your body. To put this in perspective, note that in the past, baby pacifiers and other baby products commonly used phthalates.
Takeaway: Choosing the right toy includes finding manufacturers who are invested in pure, non-toxic fun. Buying a sex toy can be overwhelming. Like, really overwhelming. But when you're thinking about what size and shape and texture and features you want, a lot of people overlook a really important aspect of the sex toy they choose: the material it's made of.
You'd think all sex toys are safe to come into contact with our bodies, but sadly that's not the case. Some sex toys - mainly the cheaper jelly ones that are sold as 'novelty' items - have the potentially to be pretty harmful. When shopping for a sex toy that's 'body-safe' meaning it's made from safe material, isn't made from potentially toxic chemicals, and isn't porous so it can be thoroughly cleaned without harbouring bacteria , it's wise to check the ingredients of the toy before buying.