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Help - If it looks like it might be jelly, stay away?

PostPosted: 29 May 2013 08:42
by illiadria
From the blogs I've read the past few months, I'm gathering the general consensus is that if it looks like it might be jelly, no matter how free of harmful chemicals the promo text claims it to be, run away.... is this correct? I ask because my SO is considering purchasing this from the current SheVibe sale:

Basix Rubber Works 16" Double Dong By Pipedream
Pipedream's American-made rubber is 100 percent phthalates and latex-free, environmentally safe and hypoallergenic. The best possible rubber made in the USA.


IMO that thing looks just as jelly as the awful rabbit I bought 10 years ago when I didn't know any better about my anatomy. As this is an online retailer, there is no way to do a sniff test, and my area is a desert wasteland when it comes to adult businesses.

I know there is no definitive answer without testing, just looking for opinions on the matter. Thanks for any advice you may have!

Re: Help - If it looks like it might be jelly, stay away?

PostPosted: 06 Jul 2013 16:39
by Protospect
Pipedream lists the product as PVC here: ... info_tab=2

PVC always needs plasticizers to achieve a flexible, rubbery texture. Sometimes those plasticizers are relatively harmless, like mineral oil. Sometimes they are potentially harmful, as is the case with phthalates, which have been linked to cancer and autism.

Plasticized PVC, or "jelly rubber," whether it has phthalates or not, is also reportedly porous, and cannot be sterilized.

PVC is the polymer form of vinyl chloride, which has been confirmed to cause cancer in humans in its unlinked monomer form.

So, yes. In general, the safest thing to do with a PVC product is to run away. Even *if* a PVC product gets a Verification seal from us, that only means that it contains the materials declared on the label. Material safety is a whole different matter, in which plasticized PVC tends to come up shorter than other materials.

Re: Help - If it looks like it might be jelly, stay away?

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2013 13:28
by tickletrunk
Pipedreams is another company that will not provide information to retailers about the contents of their toys.