Cleaning toys

LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Susan Colvin
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I've recently tried one of your Petite Couture collection vibrators and am writing a review. They say silicone is boilable for sterilization purposes, but I wonder if the plastic parts included in this toy would hold up to boiling? It's a waterproof toy, but I hate to say it's boilable in a review and have someone ruin their yummy silicone vibrator!
08/28/2009
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Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I've recently tried one of your Petite Couture collection vibrators and am writing a review. They say silicone is boilable for sterilization purposes, but I wonder if the plastic parts included in this toy would hold up to boiling? It's a ... More
Hmmm..I wouldn't boil the whole thing. When we label something as waterproof, it is not tested under extreme conditions like that. I would say to "dip" it in the boiling water up to the controller line, and I am sure you will be fine! To be on the safe side, why not just use our Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner? Save yourself some time with the pots and pans! And...a little goes a long way.
09/09/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Susan--- but a 10% bleach solution is still ok too, right?
09/09/2009
J's Alley J's Alley
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Originally posted by Susan Colvin
Hmmm..I wouldn't boil the whole thing. When we label something as waterproof, it is not tested under extreme conditions like that. I would say to "dip" it in the boiling water up to the controller line, and I am sure you will be fine! ... More
I use their Anti-bacterial toy cleaner. Couldn't be any easier if you ask me. I can always be sure that my toy is clean and what I am cleaning it with is safe.
09/09/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Susan--- but a 10% bleach solution is still ok too, right?
The best suggestion is to always test a small area first, and be sure the color does not fade.
09/10/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by J's Alley
I use their Anti-bacterial toy cleaner. Couldn't be any easier if you ask me. I can always be sure that my toy is clean and what I am cleaning it with is safe.
That's my # 1 choice also...not big on the boiling thing!
09/10/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by J's Alley
I use their Anti-bacterial toy cleaner. Couldn't be any easier if you ask me. I can always be sure that my toy is clean and what I am cleaning it with is safe.
I can't-- gives me a rash if I get it on my hands or anything, so not too keen on putting it on insertable toys, just in case.
09/10/2009
J's Alley J's Alley
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
I can't-- gives me a rash if I get it on my hands or anything, so not too keen on putting it on insertable toys, just in case.
Just checking, but do you rinse it afterward? You could also use alcohol on some toys. I have also used organic soaps to clean a few toys as well. You might try something organic...at least there are no crazy chemicals.
09/10/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
I can't-- gives me a rash if I get it on my hands or anything, so not too keen on putting it on insertable toys, just in case.
Did you try the Calexotics Anti Bacterial Toy Cleaner with Aloe? This is our latest version, and it is very mild.
09/10/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by J's Alley
Just checking, but do you rinse it afterward? You could also use alcohol on some toys. I have also used organic soaps to clean a few toys as well. You might try something organic...at least there are no crazy chemicals.
I agree...or as I suggested, the Calexotics Anti Bacterial Toy Cleaner with Aloe...just a thought.
09/10/2009
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I use Cal Exotics Toy Cleaner, and while it gets the job done and doesn't bother my skin, I do have to be very careful to hold my breath when cleaning because I'm allergic to one of the ingredients. One whiff and it triggers an asthma attack. Only one other product ever gave me the same reaction, and it was an anti-bacterial/anti-fu ngal cleaner for a completely different kind of item. I've tried to find an ingredients-list on that product online, and have failed, but I'm in the process of tracking down that information. The two products smell identical, so I'm sure it's one specific ingredient that is causing the problem.

I strongly suspect that I am very much in the minority with this one -- I never found anyone else who had a problem with the other product, and I looked -- but I was curious about whether I was completely alone this time as well.
09/18/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
I use Cal Exotics Toy Cleaner, and while it gets the job done and doesn't bother my skin, I do have to be very careful to hold my breath when cleaning because I'm allergic to one of the ingredients. One whiff and it triggers an asthma ... More
I haven't heard of anyone having a reaction like yours, but that is not to minimize what you went through. here are the ingredients in our Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner: Deionized water, Sodium C 14-16 Olefin Sufonate, Disodium Lauroamohodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Triclosan, Citric Acid, Methychlorosthiazolino ne, Methylisothiazolinone, Tetrasodium EDTA. All of these are inactive ingredients, and as I said, have not had reported allergic reactions. I have a hunch that you may be sensitive to the anti-bacterial Triclosan, but without specific alergy testing I could not say for sure. Let us know after you do your ingredients comparison, and we will show your findings to our Lab. Thank you for letting us know!
09/18/2009
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Susan Colvin
I haven't heard of anyone having a reaction like yours, but that is not to minimize what you went through. here are the ingredients in our Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner: Deionized water, Sodium C 14-16 Olefin Sufonate, Disodium Lauroamohodiacetate, ... More
Wow, that was fast. Thanks. I had your ingredients list from the bottle, and my hunch matches yours. Now if the other company, whom I emailed weeks ago, would kindly reply, I'd know the answer. They're probably busy assuming I plan to sue them or something, which to be clear doesn't interest me in the slightest. I just want to know when to hold my breath in the future.
09/18/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
Wow, that was fast. Thanks. I had your ingredients list from the bottle, and my hunch matches yours. Now if the other company, whom I emailed weeks ago, would kindly reply, I'd know the answer. They're probably busy assuming I plan to sue ... More
Let us know, and have a great weekend!
09/18/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by J's Alley
Just checking, but do you rinse it afterward? You could also use alcohol on some toys. I have also used organic soaps to clean a few toys as well. You might try something organic...at least there are no crazy chemicals.
Oh yes, always. Alcohol is ok and we use that on our plastic toys... do you know if it's safe for the silicones?
We're supposed to be going up to the city next weekend so a trip to the naturopath store is definitely on the list and I'll see what they have there.
09/19/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by Susan Colvin
Did you try the Calexotics Anti Bacterial Toy Cleaner with Aloe? This is our latest version, and it is very mild.
Actually no, because I suspect it's Triclosan that's the problem since I've had the same issue with one other brand of cleaner with Triclosan in it. Leave it to me to have an issue with such a common ingredient .
09/19/2009
Sera Sera
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I've recently tried one of your Petite Couture collection vibrators and am writing a review. They say silicone is boilable for sterilization purposes, but I wonder if the plastic parts included in this toy would hold up to boiling? It's a ... More
That's a good point! I don't know what you would do. I suppose that's a decision you'll have to make on your own. Maybe you can choose not to boil it and still consider it an option. You don't want to ruin YOUR toy!
07/27/2010
Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by Sera
That's a good point! I don't know what you would do. I suppose that's a decision you'll have to make on your own. Maybe you can choose not to boil it and still consider it an option. You don't want to ruin YOUR toy!
Warm soap and water is always a safe bet if you aren't sure. Boiling really pertains more to solid silicone pieces without electronics. Even though we state waterproof, it doesn't mean extremes of anything, from heat to deep sea diving! A good scrub with a wash cloth and an anti-bacterial soap will most times do the trick! be sure to dry before storing, and remove the batteries to avoid corrosion inside the toy.
07/28/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Triclosan, one of the ingredients in Cal Exotics Toy Cleaner, can and does cause allergic reactions. Especially in high concentrations, like in "anti-bacterial soap." The toy cleaner has triclosan in a much smaller concentration than most soaps, but is certainly could be allergenic, either contact dermatitis (meaning cracking or blistering of skin) or even an inhalation allergy, like an asthma attack. I've had patients who can't have products with Triclosan in their houses, and I get eczema from it myself, but only in high concentrations, not from the lower concentration in the Cal Exotics toy cleaner.

I also have to say (as I did in my review of this product) that most use the toy cleaner IN ADDITION to soap and water, or for parts of toys which don't touch mucous membranes. IMO, it's a good product, but not to be used in place of soap and water, and I'd never clean a toy with JUST toy cleaner and use it internally.

It's great for "I'm too tired and will wash the toys in soap and water in the morning" use and great for the handles and cord of the Wahl and the Hitachi, where water might damage the delicate electronics, though.
07/28/2010
Alli Alli
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Oh yes, always. Alcohol is ok and we use that on our plastic toys... do you know if it's safe for the silicones?
We're supposed to be going up to the city next weekend so a trip to the naturopath store is definitely on the list and ... More
i used to use alcohol on our silicon toys and had no problems so far, but i would ask someone more experienced with silicon, I have a few silicon toys but i like glass ones better
07/28/2010
Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by Alli
i used to use alcohol on our silicon toys and had no problems so far, but i would ask someone more experienced with silicon, I have a few silicon toys but i like glass ones better
For Silicone,the best bet is a good anti-bacterial soap and warm water, or Toy Cleaner. If it's a solid Silicone piece (dildo) ok to boil or put in the dishwasher on the top rack. If it has any electronics to it, stay away from the boiling or dishwasher...use a washcloth with soap and water using care not to soak the controls other than briefly. many toys are designated as waterproof, but even so, I would take a little extra care about extended underwater use...shower or bath is ok, but be sure the battery pack is well shut and tight first. No deep sea diving
07/28/2010
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