‘Radioactive’ sex toys promise to keep erections harder for longer
- ShenZhen Yek Technology Co LTD, a Chinese manufacturing company, sells a Package of 10 “radioactive” c – k rings for $ 15.
- The silicone ring is designed to be worn around the shaft of the penis and is advertised to help users “stay harder longer”, “stop premature ejaculation” and “enjoy an intense orgasm” using negative ions.
- Technology using negative ions has always been linked to minerals which are natural sources of radiation like uranium and thorium.
- Industrial electrician Grant Trent collects radioactive accessories and decided to test the sex toy with a Geiger counter and said Vice ck rings “are actually radioactive but not dangerous”.
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People are going to spend a lot of time trying to make their erections last longer – but a radioactive ring can be where people draw the line.
Chinese manufacturing company, ShenZen Yek Technology Co LTD, sells ionized ck rings intended to help users “maintain a full erection”, “stop premature ejaculation” and “enjoy intense orgasms”.
While standard rings c – k – rings made of silicon, metal or other materials designed to be worn around the shaft of the penis – are already intended to help people maintain their erections by slowing the blood flow from their penis to the body, the product claims to use negative ions to help users maintain an erection even longer.
Grant Trent, an industrial electrician who collects radioactive accessories, said Vice he was skeptical when he read about the use of negative ion sex toys – which have been historically linked to minerals which are natural sources of radiation like uranium and thorium.
Trent decided to order a $ 10 pack of ck rings and test them to see if the negative ions impacted the radioactivity of the toys or not. Much to Trent’s surprise, the ring “is actually radioactive but not dangerous,” he told Vice.
Surprised by his findings, Trent tweeted photos of the rings and their readings on his Geiger counter, a machine designed to detect amounts of ionized radiation.
—Grant W. Trent (@GrantWTrent) 23 january 2020
Rubber rings are mixed with thorium, a natural source of radiation – but they are not dangerous
Radiation has been linked to erectile dysfunction.
But, after doing some analysis, Trent found that the people who purchased the product from ShenZhen Yek should not be affected.
He determined that the material the c – k rings were made from had been “thoriated” or mixed with thorium, which is a natural source of radiation. But the low level of radiation shouldn’t be of concern.
“The rubber appears to contain a small concentration of chemically purified thorium. These things are only a few hundred strokes per minute above background radiation, this is detectable but represents a negligible dose for any wearer,” he said. declared to Vice.
While other types of radioactive sex products have been advertised in the past, there is no evidence to actually prove that radiation helps an erection. Most research cautions against radiation if erectile function is concerned.
Condoms and radiated watches were once very popular
Although radiation in everyday objects may seem strange, the practice was unknowingly common in the early part of the 20th century.
In particular, there was a great tendency to radiate watches so people could tell the time in the dark, although they were then scrapped for health reasons.
Radiated condoms were also sold, promising a boost in sexual function, but they were banned in 1940 for “false and misleading” health claims.
Some brands of toothpaste, lipsticks, perfume and even chocolate bars also contained radiation at one point, all of which were eventually cut short due to obvious health issues.
Overall, the practice has for the most part only disappeared to resurface on occasion.
ShenZen Yek Technology Co LTD was not immediately available for comment.