Facts and Myths about Silicone Sex Toys

Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
I am seeing a surprising number of new reviewers lately warning people to never store their silicone sex toys touching another silicone sex toy. They are frequently saying this on reviews for well-known 100% pure silicone toys.

This is a myth. Silicone does not do this. From my post about silicone sex toys and interview with Metis Black:


I own a lot of silicone. Scratch that; I own a lot of quality, true silicone. And I’m not diligent about storage. So if there’s anybody who can say that this is a myth, it’s me. And Metis. I asked her about this and she said:

""I think this came from so many toys that were TPR or TPE that were (and continue to be) mislabeled silicone. Thermoplastic materials melt because they are unstable (they have free electrons that try to bond to other materials). As these electrons leave the toy, the toy disintegrates. No silicone is going to melt. At 600 degrees F it turns ashy. A silicone toy like the O2, with extra soft silicone, may burn off some of the dimethicone – flaming a little and becoming sooty- but still not melting.""

So in other words if your silicone sex toy has any issues in your toybox, then it’s either not truly silicone or some rogue silicone lube from another toy got on it.

Also from that interview she talks about the deal with silicone lube and silicone sex toys. If you are using a quality silicone sex toy and a mid-grade or better lube, you most likely will not have a reaction. As I discussed in my post, Metis told us how to test it. I've successfully used Wet brand lube (both a true silicone lube and a hybrid) on many types/manufacturers of silicone and never had a reaction. So yes, you can still warn people but it's not going to be a Chernobyl-esque meltdown every time. You can pass along the patch test tip, and even try it out for yourself. Silicone lubes are the best to use for bath or shower play (water-based will just not hold up obviously).
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SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
Thank you for posting this. I too own a few silicone toys and often store them together. After reading a few of those reviews I had started to wonder if their information was incorrect or my luck had been good in that none of my toys "melted". I hope that more people see this or your blog entry about it so has to educate people about the myth!

I have been nervous about the use of silicone based lubes with them (like you pointed out water based doesn't hold up in every situation) I might just give it a try for more shower time play.
02/09/2013
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Dangerous Lilly
I am seeing a surprising number of new reviewers lately warning people to never store their silicone sex toys touching another silicone sex toy. They are frequently saying this on reviews for well-known 100% pure silicone toys.

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The other myth I encounter frequently is that oil-based lubes are not compatible with silicone toys. They are absolutely compatible. I can't figure out why the EF material page does not include that information.
02/09/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
i've had the experience that good silicone toys (like Tantus, among others) and quality silicone lube (we use Ride) are completely compatible.
02/09/2013
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Ya, I knew about this from pretty much the start still surprised how many people get it wrong all my silicone toy are together in bin happy touching with out issue.
02/09/2013
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
I actually tried to make this happen not long ago. I had a customer who wanted to know if it would be possible to make her Feeldoe More girthier by putting a Stroker on it, and if the red silicone would react to the Supersoft in any way.

So I put one on there and left it for almost a month. No issues at all.
ETA: also, since Lilly knows me and my bizarre organization techniques, a photo of my desk drawer. Chock full of samples, with zero problems with them touching each other.

DeskDrawer
02/11/2013
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