What's in Your Toys?

There are some scary toys out there! 

(Phthalates aren't sexy.)

Ever wonder why the toy you bought from that “novelty” shop smells like a plastic shower curtain? That’s because it is made of cheap plastics and rubbers that “outgass” those odors and leach chemicals into your body. Not only that, it may contain phthalates. What the heck are phthalates? They are the nasty chemicals that make plastics more pliable. Phthalates have been associated with abnormal reproductive development, endocrine disorders, certain cancers, and some respiratory diseases. These chemicals have been banned from children’s toys and even pet toys! (And from everything in the EU) However, since the FDA does not regulate sex toys, you may never know what exactly is in your toy. Of course, Q Toys only does business with the most reputable and ethical vendors and manufacturers to make sure you never have to worry about what’s in your toys.

What we don't sell:

Novelty toys-we specialize in products that are high-quality and safe. Joke and gag gifts often do not meet these standards of safety (and often just end up in the landfill). In fact, every vibrator we carry is backed up with at least a year warranty. See our recycling program for when your toys finally do kick the bucket. 

Pills-There is no evidence that over-the-counter pills that are advertised for "male enhancement" are effective or even safe. Most of these simply pills contain large amounts of caffeine and some herbs. We suggest saving your money. (If you are having erectile difficulties, always consult a doctor first)

Numbing creams or gels-Pain is our body's way of telling us that something isn't right. If you are using an anal numbing product, your nerves are deadened to any sensations, painful or pleasurable. If certain activities are too uncomfortable or painful for you to engage in, talk to us about other products or methods for exploring safely. 

Parabens-Parabens are inexpensive and effective preservatives often used in lubes and cosmetics. Unfortunately, parabens have been found in breast cancer tissue. The evidence is inconclusive as to whether we're looking at cause or correlation. However, at Q Toys we don't take chances with the health and safety of our customers. When there are so many great products on the market that don't contain parabens, why take the risk?

Porn-Do we have a problem with porn? Nope. However, because of our location and local zoning laws, we cannot be a "porn shop". Also, with the internet and so many other ways of getting videos and magazines, we have chosen not to go that route. 

Lingerie-We are toy experts. We dedicate our lives to finding the best quality, most fun, most innovative and effective toys for our customers. We have chosen to do one thing, and to be the best at it. If you want lingerie, we can suggest some great local shops (Hard Candy being at the top of our list).