When you think about allergies, you probably imagine the way your nose runs and drips during pollen season or perhaps all the MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS warnings that pop up on a surprising number of products at the grocery store. Sure, peanuts and pollen are common allergens which you’ve probably heard of – along with dust, cat and dog dander, and maybe even fish or shellfish, especially if you live near the coast.
Perhaps you’ve known since you were a child. Maybe you were just recently diagnosed. You might just have a sneaking suspicion and not yet have had the chance to confirm it with your doctor or a specialist.
When we first launched this site, our fabulous readers and customers – you all! – sent us lots of awesome questions about our products and latex and general. In particular, there were a couple of questions which we kept seeing over and over again: What is latex made of? Is latex different from rubber? Is it safe for humans to wear? Is it dangerous to the environment?
Let’s start with a visual experiment.
Take a break from reading our fascinating articles for just a moment. Stand up. Go on a leisurely walk into your bedroom – or whatever room you happen to sleep in. Then, look at the mattress. We don’t mean a brief glimpse. Take the sheets and comforters off and really look. Pay special attention to the spot where you tend to sleep. Do you notice any sagging? Maybe even a full impression in the shape of your sleeping body?
There is no piece of furniture or part of the home connected more intimately to sex than the bed. It is both the place where steamy play sessions can occur and the place where you can cuddle in one another’s arms after finishing. Romance novels are constantly choosing language that emphasizes the bed’s importance – “he took her to bed” “they fell together onto the bed”. The verb “to bed” has even come to mean “to have sex with!”