Do you try to avoid toxic ingredients in your sex products and/or in other, non-sexual products?

Do you try to avoid toxic ingredients in your sex products and/or in other, non-sexual products?

spiced spiced
I avoid a lot of common ingredients found in many sex products and other, non-sexual products--parabens, phtalates, glycerin (to name just three among dozens)--and sometimes I wonder if I'm just being paranoid.

And then I see this article from last Sunday's NY Times and I'm reminded of the old saying: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you". It seems like every week, I learn of another serious health hazard. Although it does get tiresome, I'm going to keep avoiding things like phtalates, because I like being healthy.

It's actually pretty easy to avoid most toxic ingredients on EF; each product's ingredients are listed and Edenites aren't shy about sharing their concerns and experiences. Outside of the sex product world, however, it can be tricky. Most items with "fragrance", for example, contain phtalates, and everyday items like store receipts can contain crazy levels of BPA.

How about you? Do you try to be aware of, and avoid, toxic ingredients in sex toys (and other sexual products like lubricants)? How about in other, non-sexual products?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I DO try to be aware of, and avoid toxic ingredients, both in sexual and non-sexual products
34  (87%)
I try to be aware of, and avoid, toxic ingredients in sexual products, but NOT in non-sexual products
1  (3%)
I don't bother. What I don't know won't hurt me, right?
3  (8%)
Other (tell us all about it)
1  (3%)
Total votes: 39
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Toy Fiend Toy Fiend
I try to stay with silicone toys and organic lubes and other edibles.
01/26/2013
GONE! GONE!
I try, especially with toys and things that will have a lot of contact with sensitive areas.
01/27/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I try to avoid toxins, but I also try not to obsess over it too much.
01/27/2013
butts butts
ABSOLUTELY. That's a HUGE concern for me personally, and my partner.
01/27/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
When it comes to something going in or on my body I try to keep with safe materials. All my toys are glass or silicone
01/27/2013
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Quote:
Originally posted by Aishiteru
I try to avoid toxins, but I also try not to obsess over it too much.
I agree with this.
01/27/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I avoid a lot of common ingredients found in many sex products and other, non-sexual products--parabens, phtalates, glycerin (to name just three among dozens)--and sometimes I wonder if I'm just being paranoid.

And then I see this article ...
never paid attention...
01/27/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I do try to be aware of what ingredients are in the toys I buy.
01/27/2013
solitudinarian solitudinarian
I try, but it seems that there are SO many things with potential health risks out there.
01/27/2013
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
I am especially careful with sex toys. There's just too much junk out there.
01/27/2013
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I certainly do!
01/27/2013
roskat roskat
I try to be more aware of potential toxins that would get in my body via lubes and toys.
01/27/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by Aishiteru
I try to avoid toxins, but I also try not to obsess over it too much.
Yeah, me too. Sometimes it's hard to know where to draw the line; there's really nothing more important in life than health. I just read the label and if there's any doubt, I don't buy it.
01/28/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by solitudinarian
I try, but it seems that there are SO many things with potential health risks out there.
Absolutely true. It seems like every week, I discover something else.

Not sure what it's like in Oz, but it infuriates me that in the USA, things are often approved with very little, or even zero, testing (if the maker makes the claim that their new thing is similar enough to something already approved).

I'd prefer we used the precautionary principle instead, where something has to be pretty much proven safe before it's approved.
01/28/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I do try to.
01/28/2013
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I try to sometimes..
01/28/2013
bratcat bratcat
Quote:
Originally posted by Toy Fiend
I try to stay with silicone toys and organic lubes and other edibles.
this.
02/05/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
I'm really aware of it. Putting things on your sensitive bits is as bad as eating it. Your regular skin protects you, but it's different on mucous membranes.
02/05/2013
higs higs
Like others, I try to avoid everything but silicone
02/05/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I choose safe toy materials but don't avoid parabens in lubes.
02/09/2013
jr2012 jr2012
I do! I buy silicone or plastic toys, water based organic lube, all natural toxic chemical free makeup, cleansers, and shampoos. I even clean my house with a non toxic and organic cleaner.

If I had less free time and extra cash to spend on these things, I may make different decisions, but I feel good about the extra steps I have been taking to keep my body as healthy and clean as possible!
02/09/2013
karenm karenm
I only use metal, glass and silicone toys.
02/18/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I avoid a lot of common ingredients found in many sex products and other, non-sexual products--parabens, phtalates, glycerin (to name just three among dozens)--and sometimes I wonder if I'm just being paranoid.

And then I see this article ...
I don't really worry about it
02/24/2013
big b big b
yes
02/24/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by chicmichiw
I'm really aware of it. Putting things on your sensitive bits is as bad as eating it. Your regular skin protects you, but it's different on mucous membranes.
^^Exactly!

I have always had to be vigilant about what touches or goes into my body because of allergies & crazy sensitivities in general. It may seem like a pain, but it's habit now & I believe I have benefited in the long run from not exposing myself to so many potentially nasty chemicals.
02/24/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
I DO try to be aware of, and avoid toxic ingredients, both in sexual and non-sexual products
02/27/2013
ashboo32 ashboo32
i do in all products
02/27/2013
Total posts: 28
Unique posters: 26