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plugsThe web is just spinning with news about Greenpeace's request to the European Union to ban phthalates in sex toys. I don't think I've ever seen the words "sex toys" said in so many news sources at once.With perfect timing, A Danish consumer research company just released a study they did on phthalates. They found that pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use toys with phthalates in them if they use them for more than 1 hour per day.While I'm glad to know that phthalates aren't as harmful as we thought they were, I'm not completely convinced. Firstly, the study rates "moderate use" as less than 15 minutes per week and "heavy" use as more than 1 hour per day. That's an extremely large gap and my guess is that most people fall somewhere in between.The other problem is that the study is in Danish, so I can't read it for myself and thus I can't see how this group checked for long term effects of phthalate use or if they looked at things like skin irritation or rashes from toys with phthalates in them.My suggestion? Stick with condoms on those jelly toys until we get some truly conclusive answers. Plus, it makes them that much easier to keep clean.Want toys that don't have any phthalates in them? Check out elastomer toys. They're soft and fun to use, without any chemicals.