Hidi Ho everyone,
I hope you are all well. Well I have had a busy morning already.....dropped kids off to school and kindy, came home and vancumed, picked up toys, put clothes away, and now I am sitting down having a cuppa!
When my little one goes down for a nap, I will mop! Busy bee I am.
So, I have been asked a few times, what is the difference between our products and ones you buy in the store. Really, not a great deal BUT we have made sure that all of our products do not have Phthalates in them.
Ok, so what is Phthalates.....
Phthalates (pronounced FAL-LATES) is a toxic chemical softener which is most commonly used in PVC to make it soft and flexible. It is also used in sex toys, especially those made with a jelly-rubber.
Phthalates "off gas", meaning they escape from the plastic in the form of gas. It can also escape its bond from the plastic by seeping out in an oily film, which can be absorbed through our skin, mouths of mucous membranes.
Phthalates are classified as "endocrine disruptors" due to the way they mimic the body's hormones after entering the blood stream. The latest research indicates that exposure to this chemical can upset the body's ability to regulate hormone production, damage reproduction - possible infertility, cause liver and kidney defects and tumours and it can also possibly cause cancer.
The effects of Phthalates intake are long term. They are potentially carcinogenic and cause reproductive abnormalities, mainly in male offspring. The reproductive abnormalities are seen in males before they hit puberty. For example a woman who exposes herself to a large amount of Phthalates on a daily basis whilst pregnant or breastfeeding may then have a baby boy with abnormal genitals.
In 2006, Greenpeace Netherlands conducted a study and found that SEVEN out of EIGHT vibrators and dildos tested contained Phthalates in concentration from 24 to 51 percent.
Most poorly made sexy toys are often made of materials like jelly or plastic, which are porous and can't be sterilised properly, therefore they are more likely to cause an allergic reaction and bacterial infections.
The use of Phthalates in sex toy manufacturers remains completely unregulated and untested due to the Government Classifications of all sex toys as novelty items or "gag products".
Sex toys are perfectly normal and natural to use with your partner of alone. They can enhance your sex life, but it's not worth putting yourself at risk.
As I have said....we have made sure all our products do not have this in them!
So, thats the main difference we have with a store.....you know that our products are safe!
Well, I think I have over flowed you with information, so I will let you all digest this. As I have said, I will make this blog informative for you all, covering loads of topics to help us all in the bedroom.
Have a wicked day.