I'm too afraid to use any of my dildos now T_T
After listening to SiF on itunes I decided to look up Phthalates to find out just how bad they are, what sorts of toys contain them etc. And found only one dildo in my collection was Phthalate free! O_o
So what are Phthalates?
Phthalates -- pronounded "thal-ates" -- are a family of chemicals used to soften hard plastics to make them more flexible. Derived from phthalic acid, and often called a plasticizer for its plastic-softening properties, phthalates have been produced since the 1920s and have been used in everything from perfumes to pesticides and medical instruments to sex toys.
Now the problem is that unlike other products, sex toys aren't regulated as much which means manufacturers can put what ever the hell they want into them.
There is some research that suggests that these chemicals can affect our health...and this really bothers me.
What should I do? I don't want to throw my toys away, but I also don't want to use anything that might be damamging my health in the future. T_T