Are there ANY toy materials you ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT BUY for any reason?

Bignuf Bignuf
There are lot's of polls and comments here about "favorite materials" for toys. Let's turn this around, for education sake. Are there ANY toy materials you ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT BUY for any reason?

In short...even if there is a toy you think looks AMAZING...with great reviews, will you go.."ON NO...it's made of "X" material" and simply will NOT consider it?

What materials would those be? WHY would you NOT consider it? Perhaps MOST important, if possible, can you site the RESEARCH or SITE that made you worry about that material?

THANK YOU.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
YES, there are some materials I just will NOT buy toys made of.
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No, if I like the toy, I will buy it, regardless of the material it is made of
Tuesday , JessCee , ToyTimeTim , Bignuf , wetone123 , DiamondKoala , jmex83 , Ms. Peaches
8
Other?
ScotchIrish , ToyGurl
2
Total votes: 150 (149 voters)
Poll is closed
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carenautilus carenautilus
Jelly. It's porous and often smells nasty. To use it safely you have to put a condom on it, which is silly and expensive. And my partner is latex sensitive, so if I were using it with her ( and most of my toys get used more often in partnered sex than solo play) I'd have to use latex free condoms, which are really expensive. So I never buy jelly toys.
09/23/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I won't touch jelly, rubber, SensaFirm, Sil-A-Gel or PleasureSkin. They either stink, have phthalates or both!
09/23/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I won't touch jelly, rubber, SensaFirm, Sil-A-Gel or PleasureSkin. They either stink, have phthalates or both!
This is what I was going to say. I won't touch anything that has phthalates - it just isn't worth it. I really won't touch anything that falls below a 6 on the material safety scale.
09/23/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't like anything that has phthalates in it. I want to have something that is considered safe when using around my most delicate areas.
09/23/2011
Beck Beck
Jelly is number one on my list. However I do not know all materials so when I am looking at a product, I check out the material link. If it says porous or condoms should be used all the time, I pass.
09/23/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I used to be willing to at least give anything a shot After recently buying a jelly toy that not only stunk worse than any other jelly toy I have ever owned but also burned like I had put Icy Hot inside of me, I will never be buying jelly products again. They aren't really safe anyway and I probably should have crossed them off my list years ago.
09/23/2011
Pixel Pixel
Jelly, because burning crotch and phthalates are just ick.
09/23/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
Jelly, because burning crotch and phthalates are just ick.
Good to know this wasn't just me. I mean, not glad your crotch burned or anything, but glad I don't have a freak pussy or something.
09/23/2011
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
I don't buy anything that's not glass, wood, or metal.
09/23/2011
potstickers potstickers
I don't buy anything that's not silicone, plastic, glass, wood, or stainless steel. I buy toys that will last a long time. A lot of jelly toys are just way too expensive and degrade quickly, aside from the burning and chemicals.
09/23/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I won't buy Jelly or latex. Not crazy about rubber. I'm OK with TPR and TPE. I prefer silicone, glass, metal. Haven't yet had a metal toy nor a ceramic one.
09/23/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I don't like smelly or porus materials at all like jelly, elastomer anything like that. I love steel and silicone the best.
09/23/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I admit that I usually use jelly, but am slowly upgrading my collection to better materials ! However, I tend to stay away from real-skin (cyberskin, UR3, etc) type materials because from what I understand, they are even more porous than jelly, and they're so darn high maintenance! If you don't wash, dry, store them JUST right, they peel away! Too much work!
09/23/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I, too, won't use anything that falls below a 6 on the safety scale, and I especially won't use Jelly, ever, for any reason.
09/23/2011
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Good to know this wasn't just me. I mean, not glad your crotch burned or anything, but glad I don't have a freak pussy or something.
lol, no worries, I got your meaning. From the research I've done, apparently the burning sensation is an allergic reaction of sorts. Yummy. I'm a snob about my toy materials for a good reason!
09/23/2011
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I won't touch jelly, rubber, SensaFirm, Sil-A-Gel or PleasureSkin. They either stink, have phthalates or both!
Ditto! I won't touch those either. I don't mind TPR or TPE though.
09/23/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
I agree with posters that say they want their toys to last a long time. It's not just a practical thing (durability, ease of cleaning, safety, smell), bottom line it's about pride of ownership.

That's why I stay away from jelly and PVC. And the testament to how much I hate PVC is this- I would looove to own the Tony Buff molded cock, yet I can't make myself buy it because it's PVC. Maybe someday I will get it and use the silicone clone-a-willy kit. Hmmmm
09/23/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
There isn't a material that I absolutely wouldn't buy if it were the right product. For example, Jelly is my least favorite material for sure, but in my Jelly finger cots, its ok. They're too big for me, but if they weren't it would be a good product that I would use.
09/23/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
lol, no worries, I got your meaning. From the research I've done, apparently the burning sensation is an allergic reaction of sorts. Yummy. I'm a snob about my toy materials for a good reason!
That's odd that it's an allergic reaction because I'd used jelly toys before with no problems and then this one caused searing pain. Maybe I developed an allergy or something. Either way - gross and no more jelly for me.
09/23/2011
Beaners Beaners
Rubber. No thanks. I'll give a one time us jelly cock ring a go if it's assigned to me. /shrug
09/23/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide
I agree with posters that say they want their toys to last a long time. It's not just a practical thing (durability, ease of cleaning, safety, smell), bottom line it's about pride of ownership.

That's why I stay away from jelly ... More
This is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard! I've wanted a custom dildo for a while, maybe I'll have to make myself one this way.
09/23/2011
Kkay Kkay
Jelly, scented, rubber.
09/23/2011
Angelica Angelica
Jelly burns me so i try to avoid it. If its something I really wanted but was only jelly, I might consider using condoms with it, but otherwise no jelly!
09/23/2011
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I second that motion, I don't like jelly either. I'll also say wood. Historically, yes, it's fascinating, but I don't want it for sanitary and safety reasons.
09/23/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Jelly. While I'm not entirely opposed to porous materials, having to use condoms sounds like a huge hassle, so it's rare that I consider porous toys. I'm also not a fan of the smell, and unlike some other materials, jelly's scent won't fade over time. Plus, having to throw it away after a year is just a bummer. Finally, I hate the greasy feeling jelly has.
09/23/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Here are my preferences, but please note they are just personal preferences and not judgments of anyone that prefers other materials!

I don't do wood. I understand that it's finely sanded and glazed in order to be "splinter-proof" for use in sex toys. However, I've gotten hair-like (and very painful) splinters from similarly glazed bureaus, cabinets, etc that have become worn through use. For me, the idea of a splinter in my butt is just too much, even if it is unlikely. I always inspect my glass toys very carefully before use for the same reason. I also can't use glass toys anally (mostly just due to a mental block) after seeing certain...viral internet videos involving glass jars (shudders). Obviously hollow glass is quite different than solid borosilicate glass, but again, it's mostly a psychological thing.

I also won't use anything with phlalates. Realistically, I just don't do most non-silicone soft materials. I make exceptions for some materials when it comes to external use; non-porous elastomer (from companies I trust) or TPR/TPE clitoral vibes, realistic packers, Fleshlights for my guy. None of that for insertion, however. We have all heard the stories of toys being pulled from shelves random and being tested - and lead, cadmium and other materials being found in them. Even with silicone, I'm always skeptical of the veracity of the 100% medical grade claim unless it's a company I truly trust.

Some people roll their eyes at being so finicky, but I'd rather spend a little more and not risk infection or chemical leeching. Call me crazy. The fact remains, however, that I have oodles of toys and don't feel like I've missed out on anything by being selective with my materials. I enjoy a variety of silicone, ceramic, glass, stainless steel, aluminum, and hard plastic toys. I find plenty to stay busy with
09/23/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
I don't buy anything unless it has a safety rating of 9 or above.
09/23/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
Here are my preferences, but please note they are just personal preferences and not judgments of anyone that prefers other materials!

I don't do wood. I understand that it's finely sanded and glazed in order to be ... More
You have seen my drop test video, eh? link Not trying to be pushy or anything, just want to make sure you seen it.


I have yet to try any material that does not have its uses or does not agree with me. I may not look for Jelly dildos but that does not mean that I wont use them. I mainly look for harder materials in my insertable toys so glass, metal and silicone are always on the top of my list. Strokers can be made out of anything as long as they have a nice texture.
09/23/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Also, here are some good sites that talk about some of the safety stuff I mentioned:

Mentions jelly and the cadmium/lead thing

A link is provided here to the actual government study Denmark that found those chemicals in jelly and vinyl toys
09/23/2011
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