Sex toys are becoming less taboo each day in our lives. Dildos are not only toys that come to our minds when it is about sex toys. Sometimes it is what we use together with our partners (or on them), sometimes they are the source of our pleasure in solo plays. However, they are not always safe to play with and I am not talking about extreme toys like electro toys. I am talking about the material of the toy. It is always time to consider body-safe toys and here is why you should avoid jelly sex toys.
It is not about what gender you are, your body matters. Whatever enters your body, doesn’t matter if it is the vagina, anus, or mouth, considering your health and safety should be your priority.
Unfortunately, there are some toys made with chemicals that are not safe for humans. These chemicals can cause itching, burning, rashes, and tissue damage.
Why are jelly sex toys dangerous?
Because they are toxic.
The most commonly used chemical in toys is phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that aid in binding things together and make plastic more flexible. Phthalates are usually found in the rubber of cheap sex toys. It is believed that it is the source of many health problems such as male fertility issues, obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, neurodevelopmental issues, and more. These chemicals have been marked by EPA as possible human carcinogens.
Even if your jelly sex toy, jelly dildo, or vibrator, for example, is “phthalate-free” it may not be necessarily chemical-free.
Other than phthalates, some other probably used chemicals are;
Besides chemicals, Jelly toys are mostly porous which makes them very hard to clean which makes them breeding grounds for bacterias. This is more dangerous if you also share your toy with someone else.
Even if you clean your toy after every time you use them, still it can chemically interact with other things around it.
It is obvious, because of its risks for health, to avoid jelly sex toys.
Staying Body-safe should be your priority
First of all, cheap sex toys such as single-use cock rings, jelly dildos, or vibrators are being made from so-called jelly rubber or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These toys are often called novelty items and labeled as “for Novelty Use Only”. So avoiding this kind of toy from the beginning should be your priority.
There are also “phthalate-free “ toys on the market. However, this is no guarantee that it is chemical-free and safe for your body.
One last thing to pay attention to is, some toys are labeled as Food Grade. Well, I am curious about the purpose of sex toys. If you will use your dildo for cooking like a Food grade spatula, it is ok. However, sex toys should be medical-grade silicone that you can safely use. These toys have the same standard of tools used in hospitals.