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I know this is slightly off topic and I apologize, but the whole heating pad idea has me wondering, do you think that could work for silicone dildos? I hate playing with cold toys, and I was wondering if you had the warming pad on low and placed
I know this is slightly off topic and I apologize, but the whole heating pad idea has me wondering, do you think that could work for silicone dildos? I hate playing with cold toys, and I was wondering if you had the warming pad on low and placed them on top, would it work? I know about heating them up in a warm bowl of water, but then they're wet and I use a water-based lube. Plus, keeping a bowl of water next to the bed is kind of a nuisance.
Sorry, MeliPixie, I'm not trying to highjack your thread. I just didn't feel like this question warranted a new thread.
Hey November! I use hot water mostly at the sink because I am washing them beforehand anyway just to make sure nothing is clinging like lint or hair. But, I get the water really hot and over heat the toy a bit so when I get back to where I am using it and lube it up, it's not all cooled off. HOWEVER, yes, I use a heating pad, but more in the winter like now. It's especially good for reheating without getting out of bed. Be careful though, they warm up fast and overheat when on too long which is fine for a dildo, but anything electronic...not so good I imagine. I enjoy the coldness of stainless steel and glass, but I have found that's better in the warm months.
@MeliPixie, you're welcome and you can store your lube in glass if you really want it to never dry out, but I think you'll use it before that would happen. It's weird that plastics are still permeable to some extent to air, but by no means is it a big deal unless you are doing something for long term storage... or you have it in front of a pretty constant blower of warm air.
Glass (or metal or ceramic or mylar which is metallized plastic...) is the way to go for impermeability, but probably not thought to be the safest for lube containers that get slippery and can drop out of hands. As for the heating pad, you'll be surprised I think at how fast they heat up and if surrounding the bottle, they will warm it pretty quickly. Just watch out for overheating, ouchie! Always put on your hand or fingers first, then apply, just to be sure. Usually, unplugging the pad after it reaches a nice temp will keep the bottle warm wrapped around it if you put it back in, or just set it on top of it on the low setting for reuse.That sounds like I'm talking to a child, but honestly, I have thought a toy was at a perfectly fine heat, only to try it and realize it was too hot! Your sensitive parts are just that, sensitive, lol!