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Chemicals in Sex Toys and Feminine Products? It's Time to "Detox The Box"

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If THIS isn't appropriate for Valentine's Day, I don't know WHAT is.

Women's Voices of The Earth, an organization dedicated to amplifying women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities, has an important tip:

Have safer, "non-toxic" sexuality!

The organization shared that the EPA in Denmark conducted a study that found several toxic chemicals like phthalates, BPA and toluene in sex toys, as well as numerous irritants and allergens in “pleasure gels.”

These ingredients are poorly regulated, which means that the companies don't have to disclose them on the ingredients label! Now, if you're using your sex toy more than once a week, you might want to pay attention. Read the full study here.

Joy joy joy. What's a girl to do?

The Women's Voices of The Earth group advises to purchase sex toys made of 100 percent silicone (a fairly inert substance). These are less likely to have toxic additives than toys made from other types of plastics.

They also say the safest lubes are water-based or silicone-based.

And as for those “warming” or “tingling” or “added sensation” lubes? These terms mean added chemicals, many of which could be questionable for vaginal health.

Remember, vaginal tissue is much more absorptive than other skin, so it's important what you are putting near it, on it and in it!

Remember the whole TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME from the 1980's? Well, tampons may include hazardous ingredients such as dioxins and furans (from the chlorine bleaching process), pesticide residues and unknown fragrance chemicals. Exposure concerns include cancer, reproductive harm, endocrine disruption, and allergic rash!

What feminine products are in the "Hall of Shame?" Here ya go: http://www.womensvoices.org/issues/detox-the-box/hall-of-shame/.

The answer is organic, non-bleached cotton products and sex toys that well, don't "contaminate the kit tie."

Here's to a "Chemical-Free Kittie" and a Healthy and Happy Valentine's Day

~The Anti-Aging Analyst

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