Question about jelly toys....

Question about jelly toys....

Evenlei Evenlei
So after finally getting the guts to buy a toy after a few years, I am left a bit confused. I know jelly toys have had many complaints but the reviews seem to be okay?

As i'm new, i wanted some cheap toys to mess with rather than invest a lot and not enjoy myself. I purchased Jelly-Teaser and Ballsy

I plan on using them ONLY on myself and will clean before and after use. I really enjoy the softness that jelly toys seem to provide and honestly don't care about the scent, but i'm worried after reading so many people talk about the material.

Will I be okay as long as I clean and store them in their case or plastic bag?
03/31/2011
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MaryExy MaryExy
You should be fine. Just make sure that, if you plan on using them for both anal and vaginal play, use condoms. The porous material can hold bacteria and transfer it between the two (not good).

I agree, it is quite scary seeing all the stuff about how jelly is bad (especially the whole material safety being a 2). But if you're cleaning them as frequently as you say you should be fine.
03/31/2011
Evenlei Evenlei
Well I plan on keeping one for each (anal and vaginal) and not using them interchangeably. Though I would do this with any toy, not just jelly. I'm not fond of the idea of ever using a toy interchangeably.

I appreciate your response.
03/31/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I personally won't use jelly toys.
I prefer toys in my body that don't have any nasty chemicals.
03/31/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Evenlei
So after finally getting the guts to buy a toy after a few years, I am left a bit confused. I know jelly toys have had many complaints but the reviews seem to be okay?



As i'm new, i wanted some cheap toys to mess with rather than ...
It depends on the person. Some women react to Jelly with itching and burning of their genitalia.

I have gotten rid of all my jelly toys, because they also may give off chemicals that might not be good for you. I had a set of anal beads I just loved, and they were firm and didn't cause any irritation, but I knew the chemicals in them were not good for me or My Man, so they've been replaced.

Even if only you use them, bacteria can still breed in the pores of the toy. Even your own bacteria, or bacteria from the environment can be harmful sometimes. You can pass that bacteria back to your body and it can breed and you can give yourself an infection, even if you are the only user of the Jelly toy.

I'd spend a little more and stay away from the stuff. Just a few extra dollars and you'll be safer.
03/31/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I personally have no problems with them with my body - no bad reactions, etc. (as long as they're not the intentionally fruit scented ones). I also like the feel of them. What I try to do, besides keeping them as clean as possible, is keep an eye on them - if the material starts to appear to change color or degrade at all, it's time for it to be replaced.
03/31/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Here is an interesting, but a bit opinionated article about Jelly sex toys. She even refuses to buy ANY toys from companies which make any Jelly toys, which I think is a bit extreme. Some of the companies which do sell Jelly toys also make some well made toys with safe materials as well.

You just have to know what you are buying.

Here's the article. It is informative, and she polled people about their experiences with Jelly.



article on Jelly toys and their lack of safety
03/31/2011
Evenlei Evenlei
@Tori Rebel - I've never had a negative reaction to anything that i can recall. (My body seems pretty determined to stay strong) but would i be able to test it against skin before insertion and get the same result? (If I would get any result that is)

@P'Gell - Thank you so much for the link. While she may be speaking facts, I'm not sure I like the attitude that comes across on her blog. I did read the whole thing now and will definitely replace the toys when I can. I'm still undecided of whether I will use them at all or not.
03/31/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by Evenlei
@Tori Rebel - I've never had a negative reaction to anything that i can recall. (My body seems pretty determined to stay strong) but would i be able to test it against skin before insertion and get the same result? (If I would get any result that ...
Honestly, I'm not sure the result would be the same, simply because genital tissues can be so much more sensitive and delicate than others. If you really love the feel of them, and want to go forward but without risk, a condom really is the perfect answer. It will allow you to enjoy the soft texture without risking a reaction to the material. And if you're fairly certain that you will not have a bad reaction, you can try them - it's the one way to get a true answer. Just remember that jelly toys do not last forever and need to be replaced once you see or feel any difference in the material. For me and the few jelly toys I enjoy, I'm ok with that - they're generally cheaper anyway, are easy to replace, and that way I always have peace of mind with them.
03/31/2011
Evenlei Evenlei
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Honestly, I'm not sure the result would be the same, simply because genital tissues can be so much more sensitive and delicate than others. If you really love the feel of them, and want to go forward but without risk, a condom really is the ...
Oh, yes! I wasn't planning on keeping these long term at all. Because of the price tag I don't mind getting rid of them after a bit. Then maybe I'll be willing to upgrade to more expensive brands once I have more of a handle on the style/shape i prefer.
03/31/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Evenlei
@Tori Rebel - I've never had a negative reaction to anything that i can recall. (My body seems pretty determined to stay strong) but would i be able to test it against skin before insertion and get the same result? (If I would get any result that ...
Yeah, she did come off a bit opinionated and a little rough. But, if you plug "jelly material sex toys problems" into a search engine, and stay away from articles written my manufacturers (as any one who makes them will of course not be balanced about the problem) you can get some idea what is going on with these.



I have to say, the genitals are much more sensitive than the rest of your skin. For instance, I can use glycerin on virtually ANY part of my body, except my vagina and labia. I get a reaction there, but not on my hands, face or even anus. So, I "skin test" is really not going to tell you how you will react.



Also, there are chemicals that take time to cause problems.



I don't react to Jelly, but I still stay away from it, because of the possible risks. So many women have had these toys, and develop reactions weeks, months or even years after first coming in contact with them.



My advice is to do your research and make your own decision.







Good luck.
03/31/2011
EastCoast36 EastCoast36
Quote:
Originally posted by Evenlei
So after finally getting the guts to buy a toy after a few years, I am left a bit confused. I know jelly toys have had many complaints but the reviews seem to be okay?



As i'm new, i wanted some cheap toys to mess with rather than ...
I was going to start a very similar post this morning. I purchase all of my wife's toys, and I have focused more on what looks like she would enjoy and price. I was aware of the porous nature of some toys, but did not think it was dangerous due to her being the only one using it, vaginal only, and I clean after every session. A long time ago we did have a jelly dildo that irritated her and we threw it away quickly.

My last purchase from EF was from the Doc Johnson Sil-a-Gel crystal jellies line. The first was the ballsy cock and the other was the double dong jr. (listed as Jelly on EF, but the packaging says it is Phthalates free). Again, these are used vaginal only, the double is just fun to look at, playful. I just started reading the forum, and it seemed there were very strong feelings about materials. So far she has enjoyed both and not complained about anything except the strong odor, which seems to be lessening. We do not use condoms on them.

Right now I plan to continue using and cleaning them as before. Is this too risky? Thanks.
03/31/2011
SamsDelight SamsDelight
LOL just want to put this out there. Watch how the weather is around your jelly toys. I had my toys shipped when we moved and do to the weather my one little jelly glued itself to three other toys. I had to throw them all out.
04/01/2011
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