Thursday, May 7, 2009

Are you properly recycling your sex toys?

We're all due for upgrades. A vibrator stops working or you decide you want a bigger and better sex toy for your pleasuring needs. But what to do with your old one? Should you just throw it away?

According to a a column published at Reuters, no you shouldn't

When doing your part to reduce waste by recycling, don't forget to consider what's in the bedroom. If you want to be truly eco-friendly, be adult enough to recycle your sex toys too.

That’s right. ;Don’t you dare throw any electronic arousal device out with the day’s trash. Vibrators and any other toy that runs on a battery should be disposed of with care for the environment or those toys may leak metals and other contaminants into the environment.

Here's some advice on how to best recycle:

1. Remove batteries.
2. Wash the toy with bleach or in your dishwasher.
3. Remove the rubber or plastic and chop it up so it is unrecognizable.
4. The toy's brains are harder to recycle curbside. Save those and recycle them with old computers and other electronics.

Below are some pictorial examples of sex toy recycling:

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