Melting Cal Ex toys?

CantankerousUnagi CantankerousUnagi
Has anyone else had one of their Cal Exotics hand held masturbators random melt? Not from being kept in a hot room/stove/etc. Just randomly melt.
04/22/2011
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Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by CantankerousUnagi
Has anyone else had one of their Cal Exotics hand held masturbators random melt? Not from being kept in a hot room/stove/etc. Just randomly melt.
Some of the newer materials like TPE or TPR will not "melt" per se, but if two different materials are touching each other for any length of time, they may bet sticky and actually connect to each other. This can happen with silicone and TPR or TPE materials also. We recommend that your toys be stored and not touching another...or anything else in the nightstand drawer made of any type of soft material. A storage bag is always a good idea after washing a toy....we include them in our new Vanity by Jopen line, and have been supplying them for years with our higher-end dongs. TPR and TPE are really great materials...non-porous .
easy to clean, and very flexible. The characteristics mimic silicone in many ways, yet they are less expensive to work with than silicone, so as a manufacturer, it's a great option to keep costs, and the ultimate retail down.

With masturbators, the great feeling they produce for a man, especially TPR and TPE, tends to be sticky. As far as a toy just melting on its own? I have never seen that....anyone else? I have seen them very sticky after washing...but that's an attribute on the clear models that create such great sensations.
04/22/2011
indiglo indiglo
My bag is full of Cal Ex toys, and I've never experienced anything like that. Was your toy touching another toy? Did you use a non-water based lube? Sorry you lost your toy!
04/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've never seen or had one of my toys melt to itself. I'm really sorry to hear yours did. Was it maybe smooshed on itself with the opening closed? If it was a material that was prone to melting when in contact with another similar material, a finished edge can't really tell the difference between another section of the same toy vs a different toy.
04/22/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
What types of items were stored around it? Was it stored alone inside a ZipLoc bag or some other type of toy pouch so that it could not interact with other types of materials?

The composite materials that stroker sleeves are made of are unstable (i.e., reactive), so they will often try to bond with other materials such as jelly, other TPE/TPR toys, and silicone. This is what gives the toy the "melted" appearance; the material is undergoing chemical reactions and the molecules are forming new bonds.

As long as your toys are all 100% silicone, you could store them all together with no worries about reactions. But you NEVER want to toss a toy made of a composite material in with toys made of either silicone or other composites. Always keep each composite toy stored in a bag by itself to prevent it from reacting to surrounding materials.

That stinks that you lost your toy. R.I.P.
04/22/2011
Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
What types of items were stored around it? Was it stored alone inside a ZipLoc bag or some other type of toy pouch so that it could not interact with other types of materials?



The composite materials that stroker sleeves are made of ... More
Great advice! Treat your toys with respect, and they will reciprocate in kind...kind of like a relationship, never stack one on the other LOL
04/22/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
What types of items were stored around it? Was it stored alone inside a ZipLoc bag or some other type of toy pouch so that it could not interact with other types of materials?



The composite materials that stroker sleeves are made of ... More
Great advice here.

It could also be the lining of the drawer/shelf.
04/22/2011
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