Why do stores still sell Jelly toys? And why do ppl keep buying them?

amenti amenti
Jelly Is not safe!

Jelly sex toys are extremely common because it is an inexpensive material that can easily be formed into almost any shape. They come in a huge array of shapes, sizes, and colors. Jelly toys are very soft and pliable, yet can be quite rigid during play time. Jelly toys are porous and difficult to properly clean. They CANNOT be sterilized like silicone. They also appear to contain chemical agents called phthalates, which have been known to cause health problems in laboratory studies. It is important to note that inserting jelly toys into the vagina or anus can be harmful to your health. Please use a condom every time you use a jelly toy to help with safety, maintenance, and cleaning. Also, please read the Health Issues for Jelly safety you can find on Google.

here's a link to an article on the safety and risks of Jelly toys.
link


I get that they are super cheap to make but they aren't safe.
Who still buys Jelly toys? Anyone?
12/15/2012
  • Buy 1 Vibrator Get 1 FREE
  • Limited offer: Save 25% on Blush Toys
  • Annual Clearance - Save 40%
  • Better Price Sale - Save 50%
  • Better Price Sale - Save 60%
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
ToyGeek ToyGeek
People who don't know any better buy them, as well as people who have decided to not care about the risks. Cigarettes are dangerous but folks keep buying them. Same with many food additives. Some people only care about cheap prices and the pleasure of the moment, and stores need to cater to those folks, or they'll go elsewhere.
12/15/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
People who don't know any better buy them, as well as people who have decided to not care about the risks. Cigarettes are dangerous but folks keep buying them. Same with many food additives. Some people only care about cheap prices and the ... More
Exactly.

And I didn't know the difference in materials myself til I came on this site.

I'll consider external jelly toys, but I refuse to buy internally anything under a 7 on the safety scale unless I have no other option.
12/16/2012
kadelette kadelette
My first toy was a jelly-- I had no idea how bad for you they are!
12/16/2012
toy review man toy review man
We have tossed all of our jelly.
12/16/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I didn't know much about materials an a lot people still don't. I didn't know much about them until I started reviewing for different companies and until I came to Eden. I usually buy nothing that isn't silicone or glass unless it is a bullet then I will do plastic. My body is too picky to begin with so I can't use anything less then those 3 materials. I mean I am sure I could use Stainless Steel just haven't tried those yet.
12/16/2012
Beck Beck
Follow #SoNotJell on twitter. There is a company refuses to stock jelly toys because they believe that Jelly shouldn't even be made.
12/16/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Everyone else has pretty much nailed it. Many toy users don't bother to learn about material safety, so they go for whatever is cheap. This is why I wish toys were discussed more openly by the general public. It would make it easier to spread information and folks would learn that, for a little more cash upfront, they could get toys made of materials that would last a whole lot longer and be safer to use.

Jelly also has its fans among better-informed toy users, but these folks either use a condom on the toys or are willing to accept the risks involved.
12/16/2012
Robespierrethecat Robespierrethecat
Unless I'm mistaken, you could use jelly toys if you use a condom with them.

And.. my boyfriend and I have a jelly cock ring, just because we like how stretchy yet breakable it is. So, if it ever gets stuck on or anything, we can just cut it. And it's external anyway.
12/16/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Robespierrethecat
Unless I'm mistaken, you could use jelly toys if you use a condom with them.

And.. my boyfriend and I have a jelly cock ring, just because we like how stretchy yet breakable it is. So, if it ever gets stuck on or anything, we can just cut ... More
Well, it can be used with a condom, but latex is porous, which is what condoms are made of. If you use a Jelly toy that is oozing it's phthalates and whatever else it contains because it's not regulated....a condom really isn't going to protect you from everything.
12/16/2012
roskat roskat
I think it has to do with lack of knowledge and the price of the toys. They are cheaper than better materials so people just go for the cheapest option available.
12/16/2012
K Sera K Sera
I think it's partly people being misinformed (I know I was at first) and a reluctance to inform other people. People don't know, so they have no idea why they would want to pay $150 for one product, when one that is comparable is $20.

I also think that people who sell toys are not going to say anything (I mean stores), because why would you want to talk someone out of buying something?

If people are new to toys, they just don't know what questions to ask. I think the barriers to talk about sex are slowly coming down, so hopefully soon the general public will know more.
12/29/2012
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
If it wasn't for Eden, I would still be a victim to awful jelly! I am not a fan at all! I have a few, not that I use, but that I keep because they were the first in my collection
12/29/2012
MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by Robespierrethecat
Unless I'm mistaken, you could use jelly toys if you use a condom with them.

And.. my boyfriend and I have a jelly cock ring, just because we like how stretchy yet breakable it is. So, if it ever gets stuck on or anything, we can just cut ... More
Cut? Are you serious? lol


No one is going near my genitalia with a knife unless they have a several medical degrees and a long list of references.
12/29/2012
CaitieLynn CaitieLynn
Like many, I was just naive. Lucky for me I first went to a nice sex toy shop near me where they only sell safe sex toys and that is how I started my slow and steady education on what is safest for toys. Plus, the people that worked there were a lot of help and gave great advice and information. Needless to say I was excited to find Eden online so I can get more variety than what I can find at my local shop.
12/29/2012
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by amenti
Jelly Is not safe!

Jelly sex toys are extremely common because it is an inexpensive material that can easily be formed into almost any shape. They come in a huge array of shapes, sizes, and colors. Jelly toys are very soft and pliable, yet can ... More
my first toy was a gag gift and it was made from jelly. i do use it, but it stays external. every toy i have bought since then has been rated an 8 or above.
01/03/2013
Total posts: 16
Unique posters: 15