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A thread in Sex Basics that was recently closed was talking about rayon and how it's not good for your body. I was just wondering why that is because rayon is not synthetic, so i dont see why it could be harmful.

I learned in my environmental science class that it's made from trees!

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Rayon is a a form of cellulose that is processed differently than cotton. what happens during that process is cellulose is chemically treated to become a liquid. then it is sprayed through a small hole with hydrochloric acid. On its way out, it dries into fibers. It is sort of like cellulose fiber, but its chemical configuration has been altered.

I welcome someone else to expound on rayon and TSS.

If the shoe fits, it's probably your size.

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Yes Rayon is make from wood. They take wood and treat it with chemicals till it's a sticky goo that can be drawn into long thin threads. Everything is made from something "natural", it's not what it came from but what is done to it. Heroin comes from pretty little poppies, that doesn't make it not dangerous.

We are starstuff, we are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out

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Rayon is specifically a poor choice for tampons because the shorter fibers irritate the sensitive tissues of the vagina much more easily than cotton.
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