Down with Toxic Toys! The Importance of Buying Body-Safe Pleasure Products

Editor’s Note

Because the pleasure product industry is pretty much unregulated, part of our mission at B Swish is to provide pleasure products made from 100% body-safe materials. All of our sex toys are high quality, non-porous silicones and plastics, but we still strive to keep our prices very affordable. In this post, Haley DePass discusses why it’s so important to make sure that you’re buying only pleasure products that are definitely body-safe.



Whether you’re having a sensual night with someone special (possibly not so special), or you’ve decided to get to know thyself just a little better, you may implement a toy into your routine. It could be a toy to help stimulate the clitoris, one to hit your g-spot, or maybe even a toy for both of you to enjoy together; whatever it may be, it’s important to remember that your safety is equally as important as your pleasure.

There are a number of sex products out there that are not using body safe materials. This can wreak havoc on your body, and simply ruin what could have been a fun night, or even a fun cou-ple of nights. It is absolutely crucial to understand the difference between a non-porous pleasure product and a porous one. Because trust us, there is a HUGE difference… and we’re not talking about size. We at B Swish think it’s extremely important to utilize pleasure products made from non-porous, body-safe materials for a number of reasons.


Many Companies Are Not Upfront

It’s been an issue in recent decades that sex-companies are not being honest about what they are putting into their products. A lot of companies will claim that their toys are made with 100% silicone, when in fact they aren’t. This leaves many individuals open to allergic reactions, and just general discomfort from toxic products. Companies are able to claim a lot of things about their products without being totally honest, mostly because there unfortunately are not a lot of ways to regulate their products. It is imperative to do your research on the company you plan to buy a sex toy from! Read reviews and articles from consumers before you purchase a product, as they will likely tell you the truth about when a company is claiming to be something that they are not. There are a lot of reputable companies out there that can provide you with body-safe, non-porous, affordable products.


Understand What A Porous Toy Can Do to Your Body

The higher a pleasure product is in porosity, the more likely it is that harmful bacterias can stay on your toy. Regardless of how well you attempt to clean your product, porous products are un-able to be properly sterilized in boiling water without actually ruining it. Products made out of PVC, specifically, contain Phthalates. Phthalates have been classified as a probable human carcino-gen by the EPA. Many porous products contain harsh chemicals that can cause itching, burning, infection and general discomfort to the user. All of this means that, not only are you creating short term health complications for yourself, but long term as well. The products utilized in po-rous pleasure products, specifically phthalates, put you at risk for developing serious long-term health issues such as cancer.


If You Do Use A Porous Product

Just know that if you decide to throw caution to the wind and go with a porous product, it is highly suggested you protect your toy with a condom. That’s right folks. A prophylactic for a non-human. This is due to the fact that if you utilize a porous product with multiple partners, you run the risk of contracting an STI onto your toy that you likely will not be able to sterilize off. STIs are not the only thing to worry about, both yeast and bacterial infections are likely to stay on the toy as well. No matter how hot your night was, no one wants to take that kind of souvenir home with them. If you do try to sterilize your product by boiling, or even attempting to run it through the dishwasher, it might be important to know that you are likely not going to get your toy back in the condition that you bought it in. This can be especially disappointing if you’ve dropped a good chunk of change on your toy.


Non-Porous Should Be Non-negotiable

Using a non-porous pleasure product should really be a requirement during sexy time of any na-ture. While some companies may gouge the prices of their non-porous products, we at B Swish have created numerous affordable toys. We understand just how important embracing your sexual self is, and don’t want you to have to break the bank in order to practice some loving safely. Non-porous products have the capability to be properly sterilized, and you do not run the risk of contracting harmful bacterial infections or STIs. Non-porous products are sturdy and developed in a way that is still comfortable, and conducive to the curves and movements of your body.

It’s important to remember that remaining safe and informed is equally as sexy as being kinky and spontaneous. We want you to implement our pleasure products into your sex lives and still remain safe and healthy! B Swish offers a variety of non-porous products, created from body-safe PU coated ABS plastic or silicone. These products are waterproof for cleaning purposes and any wet and wild fun you might be having. Our company also believes that you shouldn’t compromise affordability for safety, and we know that our pleasure products are as economical as they are anatomically sound.