The Unhealthy Facet of Sex Toys
Whoever thought that only accessories and bags can be bogus are in for a surprise! Is that dildo you bought yesterday original and safe? You have all rights to be shocked! Sex toys can be very unhealthy and can lead to some bothersome health issues. According to latest surveys, the average age for first time sex for both men and women is 19.5 years and 53% of the total population is have sex at least once a week. No doubt the adult toys market has seen a subsequent rise in its sales. But are these playthings safe for use? Let’s find out!
Phthalates in sex toys
Researchers have discovered recently that chemicals such as phthalates used in vibrators and dildos cause harmful effect on the hormones. Self sex is not essentially a safe sex. This chemical is used to soften the hard plastics so as to make them more flexible. Phthalates have been found to be toxic specifically for the male reproductive system. According to reports of the National Toxicology Program in 2006, the higher DEHP exposure levels affect the development of male reproductive tract.
- Always buy a phthalate free sex toy.
- Toys with soft rubber, vinyl or PVC contain phthalates, so watch out for their chemical composition written on the toy package before buying.
Can Jelly toy be a game spoiler?
Ever noticed the smell of a jelly crafted sex toy straight out from its package? This irritating smell is mostly covered by scent application by the producers. According to a recent research, sex toy made with jelly is a combination of some harmful chemicals namely
Owing to this material being porous, it is likely to be resident of infection causing bacteria.
- Prefer to buy adult toys from a manufacture with good reputation.
- Ensure that the toys you buy are of 100% pure silicone, glass or ceramic.
Novelty sex toys: Unsafe
Novelty sex toys are the most sought and an easily available range of adult toys in the market. They come with most polished and attractive packaging. But these are not ideal for sex, especially the ones used for penetration or wearing. The chemicals such as Nonoxynol-9 which is normally used in lube oils, condoms and toy cleaners have been proven to cause cervical cancer.
- Anal lubes contain numbing agent benzocaine can result in you being unaware of the possible tears of skin. Check the content in chemical composition before buying a lube.
Some basic sex hygiene tips:
- Lubes with sugar, colours or condoms with flavours are unsafe for vulva and colon. These act as a catalyst for any yeast or bacterial infections in vagina.
- Whether you have had a solo session or an intercourse, always urinate after sex as it helps in flushing out harmful bacteria which are likely to cause bladder infection.
- Avoid douching your vagina as it would eliminate even the good flora which makes it healthy.
- Sanitize your hands before heading for sexual stimulation.
- Thoroughly check the components of your sex toy chemicals to avoid any skin burns or blemishes later.
- Always wash your toys right after using them and keep them well sanitized and clean to maintain hygiene.
- If a sex toy, which after having been used at many occasions suddenly leads to irritation, it’s time to get a new one!
A survey shows that about 80% of the men and women get best orgasm during oral sex and by using different adult toys. Incorporate some healthy tips for a trouble free pleasure.