Glossary of terms used on this site

Commonly used terms on my site

I am a bugger for using long words and technical terms, so I have compiled this glossary of terms to help everyone out.

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P-spot
For many men, massaging the prostate is a real sexual turn-on that can make sexual climax more pleasurable. In fact, some refer to the prostate as the “p-spot.”
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Synonyms - pspot
Paraben
Parabens are a common preservative used in many products in the US and throughout the world. Recently, due to new studies on the effects of parabens in the human body, several nations in the EU have outlawed the use of parabens in consumer products.
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PET
There are no chemical phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA) in PET plastic, and therefore PET plastic does not leach these substances. PET plastic is approved as safe for food and beverage contact by FDA and similar regulatory agencies throughout the world, and has been for more than 30 years. PET plastics are not considered recyclable.
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Synonyms - polyethylene terephthalate
Phenoxyethanol
Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative in cosmetic products to limit bacterial growth.
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Synonyms - 2-Phenoxyethanol,PhE
Phthalate
Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates) are plasticizers used to soften PVC vinyls. If vinyls do not have any softeners, they are basically very hard PVC plastic. They are used in cosmetics, fragrances (perfume) air fresheners, scented candles, ink and many other products including sex toys. Phthalate molecules are not chemically bound to the plastics they soften, and as such, phthalates can "break free" from plastic fairly easily, causing rubber and jelly toys to deteriorate over time. Some studies have reported that phthalates may mimic the female hormone estrogen.
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Polariscope
an instrument for detecting polarized light or for observing objects under polarized light, esp useful for detecting strain in transparent materials and detecting defects in glass
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Potassium Sorbate
A preservative. Usually made synthetically but it can be found in some berries. Large amounts can be an irritant, but lubricants usually have a very tiny amount to help preserve it.
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Propanediol
One of three different chemicals, in most cases, this is just another name for propylene glycol.
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Propylene
Propylene glycol, also called propane-1,2-diol, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C₃H₈O₂. It is a viscous colourless liquid which is nearly odourless but possesses a faintly sweet taste.
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Synonyms - Propylene glycol

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