TIL that there is an ISO standard (ISO 3533:2021) that covers design and safety requirements for sex toys.

Read more: https://www.iso.org/standard/79631.html

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  1. Well, yeah. Regardless of anything else, they are items that are meant to be regularly used with some very sensitive parts of the body. No one wants to wind up suffering a cut or chemical contamination from a plastic or rubber that’s improperly manufactured or unsafe for such use.

  2. For all the people saying “Well, of course, if there weren’t standards, they would just sell unsafe stuff” — this is an **international** standard that was just released for the first time last year. Before 2021 sex toy safety was left up to government regulation but there was no international standard for it.

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