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Meaning of Colored Jelly Bracelets

By - 2014-10-19

List of sexual meanings of the colors of jelly bracelets originally designed for health and cancer research.

Jelly bracelets are thin rubbery bands which can be worn one at a time or interconnected together on the wrists, ankles, or around the neck. They are available in an array of colors.

Jelly Bracelets with different color meanings have been used in many health and fitness campaigns to fight cancer and other diseases. However today's youth have devised a new sexual meaning for the wearing of the bracelets and they are a trend in some schools.

The wearing of jelly bracelets started when Lance Armstrong, an athlete overcame cancer and defied the odds. As a way of helping to fund cancer research he helped to design and sell a simple bracelet that was yellow and had the words, “Live Strong” on them. The colored bracelets caught on and Lance raised millions of dollars in cancer research money. Other health foundations around the world have set up similar funds as well.

Today jelly bracelets, or sex bracelets, are currently popular among high school students.

Colored jelly bracelets worn on the wrist
Colored jelly bracelets worn on the wrist
It is said the bracelets are color-coded according to the wearer's willingness to perform certain sexual acts. Kids in many high schools refer to them as "sex bracelets" and the different colors can denote the wearers sexual preference(s), or be used in games.

Sex bracelets are a coded form of communication among teens and young people where wearing different colored jelly bracelets indicate what sexual acts the teen is supposedly willing to perform.

In a sexual game called snap, a boy or girl snaps or breaks a bracelet off the wearers wrist. The rules of snap can require players to do all manner of things from kissing to actual intercourse, depending upon the color of the bracelet.

Several schools across the nation have banned jelly bracelets.

The reason they give for this is not the fear that students may be having sex because of them, but the concern that they are disruptive and expose children to sexuality prematurely, since some students as young as third grade are able to discuss jelly bracelets and the acts they represent. Most experts agree that this is too young for children to be fixated on sexuality, or to be sophisticated about sexual acts. Exposure to these ideas at a young age can desensitize children and cheapen later intimate relations.

Colored Jelly Bracelets Meanings:

  • Black - the wearer will have regular "missionary" sex
  • Blue - indicates oral sex performed on a guy
  • Clear - indicates a willingness to do anything the snapper wants
  • Green - indicates that oral sex can be performed on a girl
  • Glittery Blue - is willing to perform anal sex
  • Glittery Clear - wearer will let the snappee "feel up" or touch any body part
  • Glittery Green - the wearer is willing to "69"
  • Glittery Pink - willing to "flash" a body part
  • Glittery Purple - willing to French kiss
  • Glittery Yellow - indicates kissing and hugging is acceptable
  • Yellow - wearer is willing to hug
  • Pink - wearer is willing to give a hickey
  • Orange - wearer is willing to kiss
  • Purple - wearer is willing to kiss a partner of either sex
  • Red - wearer is willing to perform a lap dance
  • White - wearer will flash what they have

Sex bracelets are a silly teen fad with a dangerous sexual twist.

The bright colored bracelets are popular with teens, but they're creating controversy and many children, and even adults, wear these decorative bracelets without any sexual connotation or meaning whatsoever.

Do not let students who have made up sexual meanings deter you from buying a jelly bracelet if you know the money is going to medical research or a good cause.


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