Sexual Products Campaign
Working for Safer Sexual Products
formed a coalition for safe and nontoxic sexual products, such
as personal lubricants and sex toys. Chemicals can adversely affect
our health even at low doses, and health risks to consumers are
something all ethical businesses must address. In addition, the
need for safety seal packaging by sex toy manufacturers to prevent
the resale of used sex toys is imperative for the prevention
of STDs and other health risks.
solution is only to use nontoxic materials when manufacturing
sexual products. However, beyond that, it is essential that we
also improve the listing of specific materials used in sexual
products to allow consumers to avoid materials that may cause
don't have access to the full list of ingredients or materials
in sexual products, they cannot make safe and informed choices.
Education and disclosure by sellers and manufacturers and precautionary
manufacturing is an achievable goal that we must all strive to
ensure the health and well-being of consumers and employees.
of Safer Sex Toys:
- Make packaging
a priority with clear instructions for consumers to use safely.
- Include health
warnings: i.e., Warning consumers to not use phallic products for
anal use without a flared base to prevent the inability to remove
it; Pacemaker warnings for electrostimulation sex toys, etc.
- Define what is
waterproof versus what is water resistant.
- Advertise and
follow up with manufacturer warranties.
- Make products
using nontoxic and body safe materials.
- Bring ecofriendly
products to market that have a less harmful impact on the environment
and can be recycled.
- Conform to E.U.
- Use RoHS and
WEEE standards for motors.
Ways Your Business May Participate in this campaign:
must be a Professional or Executive Member
of NAASAS to be listed in one of the directories below:
Business & Be Part of the New Sexual Health Shift
years now, a shift has been occurring in the adult novelty and sexual
product market. Manufacturers and sellers have seen and, in many cases,
met the demand for higher end products that pamper consumers and are
particularly attractive to women and couples. You can also see the drastic
shift in their acceptability by society through the media promotion
of such products on television through networks like Oprah's OWN Network
and shows such as Dr. Oz and more. In addition, more and more media
coverage through news articles and even promotion of sexual products
in movies are occurring.
has also been a shift to promote healthier sexual products by using
better, nontoxic materials such as medical-grade silicone, Pyrex glass,
stainless steel, food-grade vinyl, and nontoxic elastomers. In addition,
there has been the removal of known carcinogens such as phthalates,
parabens, and petroleum from products to make them healthier.
shift in focus toward safety has brought to the table new sales and
marketing opportunities for those who are looking to address consumer
sexual health needs. It can be seen through the promotion of products
that address medical issues such as sexual dysfunction, reproductive
challenges, and even benefiting such health needs as pelvic floor muscle
(Kegel) development, which aids in increased sexual pleasure and addresses
New Consumer Trend
When sexual products first came onto the market, they were often sold
through adult stores that many women and couples were intimidated to
venture into. With the growth of web-based businesses, the ability to
purchase discreetly shifted how products were sold. This also opened
the doors to a different approach to market these products by introducing
adult boutiques and home party companies bringing sex toy parties to
consumers' homes and catering to women and couples with more fun and
flirty approach to sexual products becoming the norm.
the evolution of sexual products, we are now seeing an even newer trend,
focusing on health. Consumers that never purchased sexual products before
are now doing so because of the improved product functioning, discreet
packaging, and healthier and higher quality materials being used. But
most importantly, consumers are now becoming interested in sexual products
due to their ability to address sexual and generalized health issues,
including mental health. Presenting sexual wellness products provides
the sexual product (adult novelty) industry with the mutual achievements
of helping people and high-profit margins, making this industry a positive
and life-enhancing one.
addition, the increase in Baby Boomer sales from those over the age
of fifty-five has been significant over the last several years, and
it is a clear demonstration of this shift in mentality. In addition,
sales through the medical and mental health community are also increasing,
further demonstrating that even health care professionals are recommending
and, in some cases selling sexual products to their patients and clients.
With all of these advancements, it was inevitable that an official organization
would begin developing nontoxic product manufacturing, promotion, and
education, and the NAASAS Safe Sexual Products Campaign is that coalition.
By joining together, we become better educated, unify our efforts and
advocate on behalf of consumers for healthier products while simultaneously
increasing sales and making the sexual products industry one of the
most health positive, influential, and profitable career choices.
a Product Tested
If you are a manufacturer,
you can have a product tested through the NAASAS
Sexual Product Certification.