Cancer Issues

Cancer Issues

Dame Demi Dame Demi
I've been wondering two things about sex products and possible links to cancer, and wonder if there's anyone out there who can shed some light on the topics?

1.) Is talc dangerous for men to use, as well--like with a CyberSkin masturbation sleeve. I know it's been linked to cervical cancer, but not sure what the effect is on the male genitalia.

2.) A male friend told he he'd heard that toys with ticklers/spikes/nubs on the head can irritate the cervix and help contribute to cervical cancer. Has anyone else heard this, or know if it's true?

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Right now, there's some evidence to suggest that talc might be linked to ovarian, skin and lung cancer. Those are still hypothetical statements, though (and as it goes with cancer, there's a new culprit every few months). However there's enough concern about this that many people have stopped using other talc-containing products, like cosmetics and baby powder. I usually recommend cornstarch as a good alternative to everyone for application to cyberskin materials.

As for that second bit, I HIGHLY doubt there's any truth to that, at all. Unless you're talking about jelly toys with nubs. Physical sensation/pressure alone has nothing to do with cervical cancer.
07/22/2008
Oggins Oggins
I've been looking into the first question and found some shocking information that strongly suggests a link to ovarian and lung cancer. I'm not sure on the skin cancer part though. Either way, I'm trying to not take any unnecessary chances! I have also learned that codom manufacturers use talc during the manufacturing process to keep them from sticking together. I found this website that lists dangers the men who mined talc faced. link
As far as genitalia risks go, I guess us women are the lucky ones. The worst I could find so far for men, is a possible UTI.
07/22/2008
Oggins Oggins
As far as the second quesiton goes, I don't think it's possible. Maybe it's more like toys with ticklers and nubs should NOT be used by women who have cervical cancer or maybe even toys with ticklers/nubs can harbor a virus if shared and the virus itself could cause cervical cancer. Of course this would be reduced by a non porous toy that could be steralized. I really don't think the ticklers/nubs when used by one person would cause anything remotely like cervical cancer. That's just my opinon though...
07/22/2008
West Coastin' West Coastin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Dame Demi
I've been wondering two things about sex products and possible links to cancer, and wonder if there's anyone out there who can shed some light on the topics?1.) Is talc dangerous for men to use, as well--like with a CyberSkin masturbation ...
The biggest risk of cervical cancer comes from the most common (too common) sexually transmitted disease HPV the Human Pappiloma Virus. I think too often people confuse products, etc. for causing a problem. HPV often goes undetected (asymptomatic) but may cause warts to form on the cervix (genital warts). These can be small to large and may be irritated by a toy - thus making one think that the toy was the problem. Another thing to keep in mind is that the National Institute for Health quoted a study that showed that barrier methods (condoms, etc.) were not effective in preventing the spread of HPV. HPV can be spread merely by skin to skin contact as well. I believe it was about 98% of all cervical cancer was linked to HPV. Hope this helps.
07/23/2008
Dame Demi Dame Demi
The guy who made the suggestion about ticklers/nubs to me was kind of a pompous blowhard, so I took what he said with a grain of salt. Still, now that we have a Forum, figured it wouldn't hurt to ask if anyone else had heard about this possibility. Thank you all for your responses!
07/23/2008
deceased deceased
Actually a penis repeatedly bumping into a cevix can be as irritating as any toy. Or even lubes containing nononoxyl-9, which was so widely cheered about in the 90's has been found that this detergent based product can cause enough irritation to make micro tears in the vaginal mucosa making it easier to get an infection.
I haven't seen any studies on Cyberskin masturbation sleeves, pumps, or artificial pussies. I would invest in silicone if I were purchassing, or cover my cock with a condom (lubed inside and out for better sensation).
Talc may be linked to cancer, but pure cornstarch is great food for bacteria. (hey, I have sprinkled some on agar on top of some of my cultures for my own experimental pleasure and everything grew out faster on my cornstartch fed group. )Toy cleaner, wrap in really good paper towels like Bounty, was in toy cleaner or antibac soap again before using, and always inspect your toy for flaws. Men get skin infections too. Don't share porous toys. One person's normal skin flora might be your ticket to getting MERSA (methacillin resistant staph aureus)MRSA initially presents like a small boil or spider bite and goes into an ugly, fullminating cellulitis as it progresses. Some people are colonized with it out there in the population and are asymptomatic. Gyms are also a good place to get MRSA and other infections if benches and equipment are teaming with it and you have moist, open skin somewhere.

Lastly, I tell my patients who no longer have a cervix, that they will no longer have cervical mucus, and they also do not create enough vaginal secretions for comfortable intimate relations. (Their vaginal canals are now dead end cul de sacs, per se) I recommend lots of water based lubricants without glycerin,and moisture suppositories as well as lubes and I recommend dating the bottle or tube upon opening it. Cancer should not end intamacy, everyone needs it. )

Toys with phthalates can release toxins that also have to be processed by the liver and the kidneys, so their effects aren't just localized to the genitals. And generally they have degraded significantly within a half a year, so why take the chance on degrading and releasing toxins or harboring infection. They might be fun for a few uses and then toss. Up grade to better materials.
06/07/2009
deceased deceased
Here is the Environmental Working Group's page on pthalates"

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07/14/2009
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