Using a condom with a toy.

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Using a condom with a toy.

Innocently Masturbating Innocently Masturbating
Porous materials say to use a condom, and I understand that's because it creates a barrier, saving you from your toys materials or toy from your germs that can be transmitted back to you.

MUST TPR/TPR-Silicone/relat ed, used vaginally by only one person, be covered by condom? Would washing the toy thoroughly suffice?

It's 4:45am here; I'm sorry if this seems like my question has an obvious answer. My friend wants a vibrator, and many that she looks at are TPR or TPR with Silicone.

Thanks in advance.
07/27/2008
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Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
Quote:
Originally posted by Innocently Masturbating
Porous materials say to use a condom, and I understand that's because it creates a barrier, saving you from your toys materials or toy from your germs that can be transmitted back to you.MUST TPR/TPR-Silicone/relat ed, used vaginally by only one ...
There are four reasons that I can think of to put a condom on a toy.
1) If you are going to be sharing it with some one else
2) If you are going to be using it both anally and vaginally
3) To protect you from the toy
4) To make for easy cleanup
The last one is optional, the third one particularly applies to jelly because it often has phthalates. Sounds like the stuff you are looking at probably won't need it for the use you describe.
07/27/2008
Bulma Bulma
Jimbo Jones is right. Covering with a condom is very important when a toy contains phthalates (Jelly almost always does) or when sharing (either between partners or orifices). When a toy is used vaginally only by one person, a condom isn't needed, although it can be convenient for clean up. While TPR and TPR silicone can not be sterilized, you can always use an antibacterial soap or toy cleaner on them. Phthalates and sharing are the biggies with condom use.
07/27/2008
Fun Lover Fun Lover
Any suggestions for condom use with a rabbit type vibe with clit attachment?
07/27/2008
Oggins Oggins
Quote:
Originally posted by Fun Lover
Any suggestions for condom use with a rabbit type vibe with clit attachment?
You know, this is a really good point. I don't recommend doing what I do which is to.....dare I say it?.....Not cover the attachment.... I would like to know what everyone else does in a situation such as this because seriously.....how do you cover it and still recieve the stimulation? Another concern I have is jelly cock rings.....I mean.....come on! How do you cover that? Don't get me wrong, I am trying to convert to "healthier" materials but, what about the jelly cock rings that I do have already that I paid quite the price for and are still in good shape? Maybe I should just throw them out but, I can't bring myself to do this...
07/27/2008
Fun Lover Fun Lover
Quote:
Originally posted by Oggins
You know, this is a really good point. I don't recommend doing what I do which is to.....dare I say it?.....Not cover the attachment.... I would like to know what everyone else does in a situation such as this because seriously.....how do you ...
We didn't know about Jelly either. Now we buy silicone or other material that is safe. But still enjoy our jelly one's and have a lot invested in them and some can't be replaced with silicone because they aren't made.
07/27/2008
Bulma Bulma
With a rabbit style I usually wash it really really well before hand, and sometimes I use a really stretchy latex glove and put the thumb over the clit attachment and the index finger over the shaft of the toy. Granted that doesn't work with all rabbit style vibes and it does lower the stimulation received from the rabbit ears by holding them together. I think that phthalates are more dangerous when used internally than they are when used on the clit or penis. I have read that phthalates are absorbed by the body through mucous membranes, places like the vagina, anus, and mouth. Washing Jelly toys thoroughly will wash off the phthalates that seep out of the material over time, and that does reduce the risk of them absorbing into your body, but a condom helps to create a barrier (although there is no proof that this actually stops the phthalates from soaking into your skin, but it is a smart idea nonetheless). I will see if I can find a link.
07/27/2008
Bulma Bulma
This website has some info on it link
07/27/2008
Innocently Masturbating Innocently Masturbating
Thanks, Jimbo, Bulma, et al.

Whether the evidence is conclusive or not, I don't want to take the risk of using Jellies. Much to the exasperation of people who know me, I read what's in *everything* and wonder if it's good for me.

Thanks, I don't feel so much like the Toy Nazi now. "No toy for you!" ;-p
07/27/2008
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Jelly toys are confusing like that, most people get them because they feel great, but at the same time to use them safely you should protect it with a condom - hence you can't really feel the product anymore :/
12/11/2011
te te
When in doubt just throw one on, if nothing else it makes clean up faster.
02/03/2012
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