I wrote recently about the murky ingredients that make up sex toys. Emily Gertz takes a closer look in a Grist story today. Boing Boing points to her piece, noting that the surgeon general six years ago insisted that phthlates are safe. But that's why—I repeat—you should read Ms. Razorblade's article on how little long-term testing is done on such products. Okay, so maybe you're not going to drop dead inserting a phthalate-laden prop into your nether regions. But why make your compromising positions any more so? There are so many ultra-safe alternatives, after all.