The health risks from toxins found in plastics such as water bottles and food containers have been increasingly brought to light in recent years, including by yours truly, in former blogs about dumping BPAs from my kitchen cabinets.
But I never really thought about the dangers lurking in my bedside nightstand -- in the form of the few sex toys that reside there. That is, until I spotted an article about the Green Party of Germany's movement to protect the country's citizens from the toxic plastics found in many of these sex "enhancers."
Says a story in Spiegel:
Dildos and vibrators contain dangerously high levels of phthalates and other
plasticizers, which can cause infertility and hormone imbalances, they
claim. Now the party wants the government to take action to protect the 20
percent of Germans who use sex toys.
The story goes on to say that the Green Party is recommending that people put condoms on their devices when using them. I guess that would work, but way to ruin a mood, huh?!?
Rather, I think it might be time to ditch the dangerous dildos and go green instead, by restocking my "toy chest" with environmentally friendlier products. Here are a couple of websites to get started on this new quest:
Good Vibes Ecorotics