Survey of chemical substances in consumer products no. 77, 2006

Survey and health assesment of chemicals substances in sex toys

Sex toys may contain certain chemicals such as phthalates like e.g. DEHP and DINP (softeners), phenol, carbon disulfide, organotin compounds. Some of these can be released during use of the sex toys. The results show that there is no risk using the sex toys once a week. However there can be a (minor) risk using dildoes/ vibrators for pregnant/nursing if the products are used each day for 1 hour.

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