How safe is jelly?

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How safe is jelly?

calliope calliope
I know that a ton of discussion is already been made on jelly. I have browsed. But I recently read more than once that not only is it not safe because of the cleaning ect. but it actually causes cancer! None of the articles that I read that I can remember actually explained how it causes cancer. Does anyone know. can someone set me straight? I feel like if it was that much of a pain and hazard not to mention cheap Eden would not sell products made from jelly at all.
01/29/2012
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Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by calliope
I know that a ton of discussion is already been made on jelly. I have browsed. But I recently read more than once that not only is it not safe because of the cleaning ect. but it actually causes cancer! None of the articles that I read that I can ...
Jelly is Poly vinyl chloride. It cannot be disinfected or shared between people. It has phthalates in it which is not good at all.

I personally have not heard anything related to cancer in Jelly products. I originally used jelly products when I first tried sex toys. Now I will used ONLY silicone, glass, metal, and some other silicone composites like TPR Silicone for certain uses.

Okay so upon further research there is also this link which talks about plants manufacturing PVC where workers often have increased risks of cancer etc.

So I guess in conclusion, Jelly (PVC) is a very harmful compound/material that is hard to recycle. If it reaches a landfill it releases dioxin into the earth/water and poisons it. Neurotoxin's are found in PVC also. Basically this stuff is bad!

The amount of time, energy, waste, chemicals, poison and I could go on that is involved with PVC is sickening when you learn the nitty gritty dirty details.
01/29/2012
calliope calliope
What the heck why would these companies even make toys out of this stuff?! I'm never using jelly! I'm sticking with silicone. I figured cervical cancer not lung. Thanks so much for the info.
01/30/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
Jelly toys contain phthalates, which have been linked to cancer.
01/30/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by calliope
What the heck why would these companies even make toys out of this stuff?! I'm never using jelly! I'm sticking with silicone. I figured cervical cancer not lung. Thanks so much for the info.
Lol your welcome. Yea this was a learning experience for me too on some of the info.
01/30/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by calliope
What the heck why would these companies even make toys out of this stuff?! I'm never using jelly! I'm sticking with silicone. I figured cervical cancer not lung. Thanks so much for the info.
Companies continue to make jelly toys simply because uninformed buyers continue to buy them. Even some informed buyers like the feel of jelly enough to keep using it, though in these cases it's usually pthalate-free jelly that's being used, which is somewhat safer.

I can't imagine jelly toys, or at least pthalate-free ones, would be big cancer-inducers. Factory workers are one thing - they're around the stuff and breathing in the fumes all day - but a casual user is probably pretty safe. I can't say for sure, though.

But all in all, it's just easier to look after high-quality materials like silicone. Plus, silicone can last a lifetime, while jelly generally starts to break down between six months and a year.
01/30/2012
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by calliope
What the heck why would these companies even make toys out of this stuff?! I'm never using jelly! I'm sticking with silicone. I figured cervical cancer not lung. Thanks so much for the info.
Great question! Clearly manufacturers feed on uneducated consumers and trying to cater to a different cost category (although I've seen some expensive jellies).

If we've been able to outlaw lead in paint, so why can't we outlaw PVC that has been known to cause cancer with products that are intended to be used against the skin and delicate tissue?!!
01/30/2012
Mia Fey Mia Fey
What puts you more at risk is the fact that the toy is being inserted (usually) into areas that have a high blood flow concentration. The blood vessels and capillaries are abundant and close to the surface of the skin. It is much easier for toxic chemicals to cross into your body when the blood barrier is so close and susceptible. If you use protection (a condom etc.) then you drastically reduce your risk. I would personally recommend to never use a jelly toy anyways since they have so many disadvantages, but some people really love jelly or really love "realistic" toys. Get the information, tell other people who are looking into purchasing jelly toys, and make the best decision for yourself.
01/31/2012
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