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Sweden Studies Harmful Effects of Pthalates in Sex Toys
Pioneering Adult Retailer Good Vibrations Was the First to Eliminate Phthalates in Sex Toys,
SAN FRANCISCO (October 15, 2013): Officials in Sweden are examining sex toys to determine whether phthalates, the toxic chemical softeners used in plastics, should be banned from adult toys. Linked to fertility issues and possibly cancer, phthalates have long been forbidden in children's toys, and now culturally progressive Sweden is the most recent country to explore the potential hazards in adult toys too.
As the original clean-well-lighted place for vibrators, Good Vibrations found this issue concerning too, and in 2001 they were the first company in the U.S. to research the issue of phthalates in adult toys and look for safer alternatives. In 2007, Good Vibrations became the first multi-channel retail company to discontinue these products and we encouraged our manufacturers to do the same. A consistent leader of social change, Good Vibrations offers exclusively sustainable products on its Ecorotic® website at http://ecorotic.com.
The safety of adult products extends beyond just phthalates. Personal lubricants, massage lotions, oils, and powders can include harsh chemicals that irritate sensitive skin or violate vegan standards. Good Vibrations' own line of lubricant, massage and body products are all-natural and even vegan. To clarify how and why a product qualifies as ecorotic, the retailer created the Ecorotic® rating system to makes choosing your next body-friendly item easier than ever.
Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations' staff Sexologist and company spokesperson explains the importance of greening the bedroom, "Kudos to Sweden for taking sex toys seriously and elevating the conversation around body safety and intimate products. Good Vibrations considered this an important question back in 2007 and it's still important today, so we developed ecorotic® options for a happy, healthy sex life!"
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