(Organic materials like wood are still used in some sex toys today, but we know a lot more about keeping these toys clean and using them safely.) But even in the modern day, there are some materials that can really harm you. In particular, jelly contains a ton of harmful chemicals known to cause reactions and long-term conditions.
Jelly: An affordable material used to make sex toys feel somewhat realistic. Jellies contain phthalates. Rubber: This latex material is commonly used to make dildos. It has a pungent odor and can cause allergic reactions. If you buy a rubber sex toy, be sure to use it with a condom because it is porous.
If you've ventured into the world of sex toys, you've probably seen the term "body-safe" all over the place. It's everywhere because it's important - it's also interpreted in a variety of ways by different brands. The sex toy industry still isn't FDA regulated, which puts many of the materials commonly used in toys on shaky ground.
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"Pink Jelly Slim Dildo" by Adam & Eve (now more like a slime dildo) Though the Doc Johnson Double Dildo miraculously survived, the same cannot be said for the rest of these toxic sex toys. Let this be a lesson to everyone out there - if the price is too good to be true, it's probably because your sex toy is toxic!
Sure, they’re the worst. But it doesn’t mean they’re the only thing in it that can cause a reaction. The delicate tissue of the vulva/vagina/anus/rectum/penis is even more susceptible to having a reaction. These chemicals were found in the jelly sex toys, according to this article: (hover the links for a quick-n-dirty summary) Toluene
Glickman points out that soft, jelly-like toys are often less expensive than those made of silicone – the nonporous, sanitizable favorite. So if you're new to The World of Vibrators and Dildos ...
Make sure, if you're buying soft plastic dildos, that you are buying safe, NON-TOXIC jelly vibes. Accidentally introducing a dangerous form of plastic to your vagina can cause bacterial infections...
Jelly rubber and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are also porous, meaning that bacteria can get inside the toy and make it almost impossible to clean. So, even though Fine says phthalates (and PVC) are ...
In my humble opinion, Doc Johnson is one of the most dependable brands. I’ve got lots of toys made by this manufacturer, and they all are a perfect addition to my rich collection. That’s why when I realized I wanted a jelly toy, I chose Doc Johnson Jelly Dildo. It’s of high quality and safe, those are critical factors when I buy a sex toy.