Is your vibrator friendly? If not, it should be, in more ways than one.
Sadly, there’s nothing eco-friendly about most vibrators. The ideal vibrator is free of phthalates, a deadly chemical found in some plastics that can absorb into your skin upon contact. Although phthalates are banned in sex toys abroad, these play things aren’t regulated by the government here because vibrators are considered novelty items in the U.S.
Luckily, some gals with real common sense over at Good Vibrations made the decision to sell only plastic vibrators that are labeled phthalates-free and are safe for close contact with the body.
Besides being harmful to the skin, these chemicals aren’t biodegradable, but then – while they may be a healthier, better buzz – neither are all the phthalates-free vibrators whose motors have conked out. Close your eyes and make a mental picture of how many vibrators are clogging up landfills right now simply because of a dead motor. Scary image, isn’t it?
Jimmyjane solves that conundrum: its vibrators come with a replacement motor guarantee, making them one of the first eco-conscious sex toy companies. At $125, the Little Chroma is especially sweet. It’s quiet but still stealthfully strong, waterproof to up to five times the depth of your bathtub and – to top it all off – is dishwasher safe. A motor replacement costs about $35.
Now that’s a very friendly offer we most definitely love.—Michelle Zaffino