Sex toys are Dangerous, can cause diabetes, disrupt immune response and damage nervous system – Scientists warn

According to the new research, Micro-plastic particles from numerous sources are ingested and absorbed into the bloodstream and can cause metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

They can also disrupt immune responses and damage the nervous system as well as reproductive and developmental systems.

Now, along with air pollution and contact with other plastics, a new source of contamination, sex toys, has been identified by scientists as a serious body and blood pollutant.

Researchers at Duke University and Appalachian State University are warning of the possible dangers after finding that sex toys also contain phthalates which can affect hormone levels and are present in concentrations that exceed US consumer warnings.

They looked at four types of currently available sex toys: anal toys, beads, dual vibrators, and external vibrators.

In order of most to least micro-and-nano-plastic release, results found that the anal toy released the most particles, followed by beads, dual vibrators and external vibrators.

Writing in the journal Risk Analysis, Dr Sipe and her team noted that raising awareness of safety issues concerning sex toys has been led by self-assembled consumer and industry groups, ‘potentially due to the societally taboo nature of the products’.

‘Popular culture articles, sex toy critics and sex shops have raised awareness of chemical hazards, and healthcare professionals have called for educating consumers about preventable physical injuries associated with poorly designed sex toys,’ they wrote.

‘Legal scholars have brought attention to the absence of regulatory action by the US federal government to address these risks and have called upon consumer action groups – and even the US Congress – to step in and demand protective action, but have so far gained little traction.’

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