Seasonal & Sex Material Allergies

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Another type of allergy could effect your body could be sensitive to is the material the adult product is made from. Genitals are a sensitive thing and if you put the wrong thing on them they can get very upset. The vagina is particularly sensitive, and as such if people have sensitive skin then there are a range of products I recommend that you should avoid.

  • Jelly Sex Toys: Any soft jelly rubber sex toys use a range of chemicals to keep them soft. You’ll notice that some toys, give off a slight odor. These toys can cause skin irritation and mild to severe burning sensations. Further, some of the jelly toys will give off a slight greasy appearance and when you run your hands on them and smell your hands the smell will transfer on them. Whilst the safety of these toys, which contains phtalates, is debatable as it is considered by some academics to be carcinogenic (cancer causing). If it burns, you need to immediately stop using them, have a shower with a skin friendly soap and wipe off what you can. If you just can’t get past the softness of these toys, wrap them in a condom before use. As the ‘greasy’ toys are essentially decomposing in a way you must ensure that you keep these toys separate from others because if they come into contact with others they have a tendency to ‘melt’ over each other.
  • Phthlate Sex Toys
    • Cheap Sex Toys: The cheaper the dildo – the more of a guarantee it is toxic. You may be tempted to buy the $10 bright red see-through dildo (they are kind of cool looking)…but you will get what you pay for. Though those brilliantly colored crystal jelly dildos are cheap – they are toxic! In fact the word “jelly” is pretty much synonymous with toxic in the sex toys world.
    • Smelly Sex Toys:  Toxic sex toys have a strong chemical smell, which never goes away completely even after repeated washes.
    • Elastomers: Some see through dildos are toxic. If it is see-though and flexible and soft, it’s probably toxic. A few see-though dildos are made with a substance called “elastomers”; those are safer in terms of not containing phthalates but are still porous and unsterilizable so should be used with a condom and ideally not anally. See-through hard plastic is safe, too, but a much less desirable texture for a toy.
  • Lubrication: If you find that your lubricant is causing you sensitivity issues, have a look at the ingredients. If it contains methyl Paraben then chances are you have an allergy to it. Make sure you either stick to a silicone lubricant which doesn’t cause any irritation, switch to a natural lubricant, or avoid any lubricants with any kind of parabens with it. Most warming and cooling lubricants contain parabens but there are a few, including the Pjur Med Warming glide which uses natural warming ingredients as opposed to parabens
  • Condoms: If you have a reaction to a condom you could be allergic t either the lubricant or the latex. Switch to a lubricant free condom and add your own safe lubricant, or move to a latex free condom like the Skyns. Once you work out whether you’re allergic to the lubricant or the condom you’ll be able to get back to having some clean dirty fun!
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