German consumer group tested sex toys

German consumer group tested sex toys


The German consumer organization and foundation Stiftung Warentest has recently published the results of its first-ever Stiftung Warentest of sex toys in its test magazine.
The Stiftung Warentest has examined 18 vibrators, love balls and cock rings on pollutants, including no-name products, but also models of well-known brands such as We-Vibe, Womanizer, Satisfyer and Durex. Our table shows ratings, prices and technical characteristics of the tested sextoys. The grades range from very good to poor: “We found clean, but also five heavily polluted sextoys, among them by no means cheap goods. Four times there was the grade Very good, five times was the verdict: Poor.”

The study examined the “pollutant load” of sex toys, and found more expensive sex toys do not necessarily translate to fewer pollutants. The pollutants the magazine tested for include nickel, phenol, the critical plasticizer diethylhexyl phthalate, DEHP short, which can damage fertility or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, short PAK, which are suspected of causing cancer.
Among toys placing high in the test was the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation.

“The test result makes the Satisfyer team proud and truly satisfied,” said Nadine Schwalbe, senior brand and sales manager. “Sex toys obviously have a lot of contact with mucous membranes. This makes it all the more important to us that our Satisfyer is clean, and that the pleasure of our customers does not suffer from any harmful substances. The customer is for us the first priority, and with our Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation one gets clean, pollution-free fun at a fair price.”

Stiftung Warentest organisation was founded in 1964 by the German federal parliament in order to help consumers by providing impartial and objective information based on the results of comparative investigations of goods and services, Stiftung Warentest released its results for sex toys in the February issue.

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