Jelly Questions

Jelly Questions

Jade Jade
I recently purchased/ requested a jelly toy, now I'm reading about phthalates in the jelly toys. I wrote the company to find out if it contains them or not. I'm wondering if I used it with a condom will it be ok? I don't intend to share it, so that's not an issue. Also for future reference whats a good alternative to Jelly?
03/13/2010
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LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Quote:
Originally posted by Jade
I recently purchased/ requested a jelly toy, now I'm reading about phthalates in the jelly toys. I wrote the company to find out if it contains them or not. I'm wondering if I used it with a condom will it be ok? I don't intend to share ...
It'll be fine if you use a condom. The phthalates aren't what concern me about jelly. There's phthalates in so many things and in minuscule amounts...

What concerns me about jelly the most is how porous it is. Bacteria can get in there and stay and grow and cause infections later on.

As far as a good alternative to jelly, pretty much anything is. When you browse vibrators, in the side bar is a materials scale. Safest is at the top, and jelly's down at the bottom. Once you get up above rubber, I'm pretty sure it's all phthalates free. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong though.)
03/13/2010
SexyTigerX SexyTigerX
I don't have any jelly toys but I know a lot of folks don't like jelly toys. It's just not as safe as others like TPR & silicone. I would go with TPR instead, it's soft and flexible and the safety rating is much better. It's not a full 10 like silicone, but you at least it doesn't have Phthalates and Latex.

I'm sure you'll get some better answers from other folks.
03/13/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
If you cover it with a condom, you should be fine. LikeSunshineDust is right. Phthalates aren't everywhere, but they're in a lot of things like children's toys, health care products, etc. The main concerns with jelly toys seems to be material stability (jelly toys sometimes melt into each other) and porosity. Good alternatives that are jelly-like but safer are TPR and other materials that you can find via Eden's safety scale If you want to avoid phthalates specifically, there's a "pthalate-free" box you can check on the left under Safety when browsing toys.

As an aside, what toy are you getting?
03/13/2010
Jade Jade
Thank you for all the information. If there are concerns about them melting into each other what's the best way to store Jelly toys?

Miss Cinnamon- I requested the Jelly Penis Vibrator link it seemed like just what I was looking for not huge, semi-soft and vibrated. I really didn't look at the material safety rating till after the fact, but I really liked it so... I'll just use it with a condom. Doesn't hurt to do some homework, before I write the review anyway.
The hubby also purchased a jelly butt plug for me from another company, which
doesn't have the safety rating like EF.
03/13/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
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Originally posted by Jade
Thank you for all the information. If there are concerns about them melting into each other what's the best way to store Jelly toys?

Miss Cinnamon- I requested the Jelly Penis Vibrator link it seemed like just what I was looking for not ...
Well I, for one, think it's awesome that you're reviewing jelly (I do vote for a condom though). As reviewers we often forget that the whole point is to actually review items (and sometimes we won't like the material). I get a ton of TPR and I hate it, but I am as objective as humanly possible, because some people like it as an alternative to Jelly.
03/13/2010
Jade Jade
Thank you J's Alley. You're right but the whole point of reviewing is to help people know what works and doesn't, and let them make their own decisions. Something we don't like others might be gaga over.
03/13/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Jade
Thank you for all the information. If there are concerns about them melting into each other what's the best way to store Jelly toys?

Miss Cinnamon- I requested the Jelly Penis Vibrator link it seemed like just what I was looking for not ...
A jelly anal toy should definitely be covered with a condom, remember it can't be sanitized well enough to not risk infection. Covering a jelly toy will lenghten the life of the toy considerably and make cleaning very easy.

I find the best way to store jelly toys is in a plastic bag, a sock, a box or bag of it's own ect. and then in a cool dry dark location. You can wrap them in a cotton hankerchief or just a square of fabric that doesn't shed (jelly picks up fuzz).
03/14/2010
Jade Jade
Thanks Airen.
03/14/2010
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