United States - December 21th, 2006: Sex toys today represent a major part of the incomes of adult entertainment, becoming more and more popular among couples and also single men and women.
However, recent researches are proving that although most toys are completely safe, there are still some masturbation devices made of phthalates and chemical coloring substances that may be dangerous for people’s health. Phthalates are derived from phthalic acid and commonly used as plasticizers, to make toys more flexible. For that reason, they are very common in some masturbation devices such as vibrators and masturbation sleeves. Obviously, damage is only possible when referring to high dosages over a long period of time, but authorities are trying to create a severe regulation to control the use of such substance.
Accordingly to recent researches, exposure to phthalates may result in sperm damage for men and feminization of male boys. Other less severe responses to the substance include irritation, itching, and reddening of the skin.