One my goals is to promote awareness of toxic sex toy materials, and help put the companies making them out of business (or at least force them to switch to safer materials).
The most toxic sex toy material is jelly, a catch-all term for a mystery blend of plastics and plasticizers that results in a cheap shiny rubber. Jelly sex toys have smell very bad, kinda like nail polish remover. Lots of the cheap sex toys on Amazon are made from this jelly rubber substance.
Jelly sex toys start to melt at temperatures above 90°F (32.2°C), and can cause burns and rashes in people with sensitive skin. Not to mention the other unknown long-term effects of absorbing plasticizers into the bloodstream through the absorbent vaginal and anal tissue.
Silicone is usually the safest sex toy material. It's non-porous, so it doesn't harbor bacteria. It also doesn't melt and it's stronger than jelly. It can be created in different densities to provide many different sensations.
For this test i'm going to fill two jars with dildos: one with jelly toys, and one with silicone toys. I'll monitor their progress over 1 year to see how each jar does.
The expected result is that the Jar of jelly toys will melt into complete goop, while the silicone toys will stay the same. Since the jars are at room temperature, we'll see what happens to the different dildos over a long period of time.
I got the idea for this test from Jennifer Pritchett, the owner of Smitten Kitten. When you enter Smitten Kitten, you can see a liquefied jar of toys labeled "toxic" on display.
Jar 1: The Jelly Jar
The jelly jar has 6 different dildos, I tried to pick ones from the most infamous jelly dildo producers: Doc Johnson, Pipedream, Adam and Eve, and a few from some cheap sellers on Amazon.
Double Header by Doc Johnson
Basix by Pipedream
"Pink Jelly Slim Dildo" by Adam & Eve
Realistic Ultra-soft by Paloqueth (Made in China)
Crystal Jellies Anal Plug by Doc Johnson. This was the worst smelling and most oily jelly toy of the bunch.
Jelly Vibrator from Amazon. After opening it, it was so sticky that my dried lavender stuck to it like a lint roller.
The smell of my room after unwrapping these was awful. I started to feel nauseous immediately and was eager to seal these fuming dildos away in the Jar!
After touching the dildos, they were moist and left an oily residue on my hands, and when i rolled them in dried lavender leaves, the lavender stuck to their surface.
The Paloqueth dildo was the only one that didn't smell bad... it's also the only matte dildo. It'll be interesting to see whether or not it melts like the other dildos do.
Jar 2: Silicone Jar
This Jar was a bit more expensive to put together. However I have faith they won't melt and I can continue to use them after the experiment is finished.
- Fun Factory Bouncer - $99
- Semenette Pop - $150
- Hot Octopuss Pulse - $150
- Fun Factory Duke - $100
These silicone toys don't smell and they don't make my hands oily after I touch them. I'm going to miss them, a lot, but they are on a mission, I'll see you in a few months my dears! God Speed:')
The Jelly Dildo Jar - 1 Year Later
FYI - I added a couple extra jelly dildos to this before starting the experiment so I could fill the jar to capacity
As expected, the jar of jelly rubber dildos has shown significant melting.
Basically all of the jelly dildos have melted, lost their shape, snapped in half, or become unrecognizable. ALL of the cheap Amazon dildos have melted.
When I show you the jar from the bottom, you can see the melted jelly rubber pooling into an ominous creamy white goo. Sexy.
Surprisingly, the only toy to survive was the Doc Johnson Double Dildo, which seems to be relatively intact despite its material.
In the picture below, you can see the large black double dildo that has somehow survived this ordeal, even if it's not in the best of shape.
Here are the dildos that melted the worst:
- PALOQUETH Ultra-Soft Dildo (100% melted)
- Amazon Jelly Vibrator (100% melted)
- Crystal Jellies Anal Plug by Doc Johnson (partially melted)
- "Pink Jelly Slim Dildo" by Adam & Eve (now more like a slime dildo)
Though the Doc Johnson Double Dildo miraculously survived, the same cannot be said for the rest of these toxic sex toys.
Let this be a lesson to everyone out there - if the price is too good to be true, it's probably because your sex toy is toxic! When possible, stick with 100% silicone, ABS plastic, stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and other sex toy materials that have proved themselves to be hygienic, safe, and non-toxic.
I'll continue to post updates here when they occur!