Study: Sex Toys Are Safer Than Kids’ Toys

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and maybe you’ve considered purchasing a sex toy to spice things up. Good news– they’re safe. A new study from Sweden looked at 43 sex toys and found that just two percent contained banned chemicals. The bad news– a separate study the year before tested 112 children’s toys and found that 15 percent contained banned chemical substances, including lead. The Swedish Chemicals Agency said it was difficult to determine why more children’s toys contained dangerous chemicals. One contributing factor could be that sex toys were often imported by larger companies, which could exert more pressure on manufacturers to avoid harmful chemicals, whereas children’s toys were more often imported by smaller companies which have less power to make such demands. (Yahoo