True silicone?

Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Does anyone know if this plug is actually silicone? It seems just a little too inexpensive to be. I'd be curious to hear from anyone that owns this one...have you done a flame test on it? I am interested in picking one up but not if it's TPR or something like that.

Thanks
10/02/2010
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ScottA ScottA
I think they must have changed the formulation. I'm pretty sure that it used to be TPR silicone, but now it says in two places that it's silicone. Eden is quite reliable, so it probably is truly silicone.
10/02/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Does anyone know if this plug is actually silicone? It seems just a little too inexpensive to be. I'd be curious to hear from anyone that owns this one...have you done a flame test on it? I am interested in picking one up but not if it's TPR ... More
I don't have that particular one but I have this version link and those I have done a flame test on it and it passed with flying colors!
10/02/2010
Kindred Kindred
The package says it's 100% silicone from the website link.
10/02/2010
Sir Sir
Yeah, I have one and it says 100% silicone too. Usually, Eden is right about these things.
10/02/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Thanks for the quick responses, everyone. It's true that EF has only mis-labeled materials on a rare occasion (and they usually get caught quickly) I still thought it better to ask. I suppose I'll invest, then
10/03/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Does anyone know if this plug is actually silicone? It seems just a little too inexpensive to be. I'd be curious to hear from anyone that owns this one...have you done a flame test on it? I am interested in picking one up but not if it's TPR ... More
I would wonder the same thing. However, the Plug of Lust is pure silicone and it is also very inexpensive. So maybe?
10/03/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
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Originally posted by Alicia
I don't have that particular one but I have this version link and those I have done a flame test on it and it passed with flying colors!
flame test?! oh my heck the things i learn here
10/03/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
flame test?! oh my heck the things i learn here
Heheh yes you just light a match or a lighter and hold it to the silicone. If it's true silicone it will not melt, and you can just wipe it off and it'll still look the same. If it's not fully silicone it'll melt and you'll see the mark on the material. Pretty nifty!
10/03/2010
ScottA ScottA
Silicone is expensive in volume, but for a small plug it wouldn't be that much.
10/03/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
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Originally posted by Alicia
Heheh yes you just light a match or a lighter and hold it to the silicone. If it's true silicone it will not melt, and you can just wipe it off and it'll still look the same. If it's not fully silicone it'll melt and you'll see ... More
That is awesome! I am totally doing that from now on. *snickers*
10/03/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by Alicia
Heheh yes you just light a match or a lighter and hold it to the silicone. If it's true silicone it will not melt, and you can just wipe it off and it'll still look the same. If it's not fully silicone it'll melt and you'll see ... More
You should probably only use matches because lighters can burn at a high enough temperature to melt silicone =)
10/06/2010
Kim! Kim!
I think I found a liar. (It isn't this one though. I was searching the forums for the thread on flame testing and was making sure I was doing it right.)
It's all scorched and weird-looking and sort of flaking off in spots despite its claims to be 100% pure silicone.
10/18/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Does anyone know if this plug is actually silicone? It seems just a little too inexpensive to be. I'd be curious to hear from anyone that owns this one...have you done a flame test on it? I am interested in picking one up but not if it's TPR ... More
I have a toy from that line and it was much firmer than the 100% silicone that I'm used to. I figured that the silicone composition for a soft material must be what makes it more expensive.
10/18/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Alegria
You should probably only use matches because lighters can burn at a high enough temperature to melt silicone =)
True, I did actually use a match since we don't even have a lighter, I just never thought about a lighter being too hot!
10/18/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Kim!
I think I found a liar. (It isn't this one though. I was searching the forums for the thread on flame testing and was making sure I was doing it right.)
It's all scorched and weird-looking and sort of flaking off in spots despite its ... More
Which one was it?
10/18/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Alicia
Which one was it?
This one, the "pink performers lust":

link
10/18/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Kim!
I think I found a liar. (It isn't this one though. I was searching the forums for the thread on flame testing and was making sure I was doing it right.)
It's all scorched and weird-looking and sort of flaking off in spots despite its ... More
Rub/wash it off. If it's silicone then the damaged silicone will easily come off and it will not have scorch marks. If it looks like it's melted then it definitely isn't silicone (silicone can't melt once cured, at least in atmospheric conditions).
10/18/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by ScottA
Rub/wash it off. If it's silicone then the damaged silicone will easily come off and it will not have scorch marks. If it looks like it's melted then it definitely isn't silicone (silicone can't melt once cured, at least in atmospheric conditions).
I did wash it and rub it. I tried on a toy that also said it was silicone in case for some magical reason I was doing it wrong, that rubbed off just fine. This one is scorched in one spot and flaking from where it bubbled up and the other spot (I tried twice) has a melted bubble. I've contacted EF about it already.
10/19/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by Kim!
I did wash it and rub it. I tried on a toy that also said it was silicone in case for some magical reason I was doing it wrong, that rubbed off just fine. This one is scorched in one spot and flaking from where it bubbled up and the other spot (I ... More
It'd be awesome if we could see some pictures.
10/19/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Alegria
It'd be awesome if we could see some pictures.
Seconded! I'd like to see what it looks like when it's faux silicone.

(Well... not *like*...)
10/19/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Not a great video but it does show exactly what happens
10/19/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Not a great video but it does show exactly what happens
Wow neat! Thanks! Also, poor thrust getting put under flame
10/20/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Alegria
It'd be awesome if we could see some pictures.
I've been trying to get a good one but I cannot find my camera and cell phones are poo at anything like that.
10/20/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Not a great video but it does show exactly what happens
Thanks!
I like fire far too much, I was more than happy to take flames to my toys.
10/20/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Kim!
Thanks!
I like fire far too much, I was more than happy to take flames to my toys.
Lighting is the biggest factor in getting a good video, even more important than the camera (although a really good camera is better in poor lighting than a bad one). The next time you try it try using several portable lamps around the toy for better light.
10/20/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by Kim!
I've been trying to get a good one but I cannot find my camera and cell phones are poo at anything like that.
Bummer. Does it look anything like Carrie Ann's non-silicone toy?
10/20/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Alegria
Bummer. Does it look anything like Carrie Ann's non-silicone toy?
It doesn't look as severe but I did not leave it near the flame quite as long either. Even though it's disturbing that it was being marketed as 100% medical grade silicone and it isn't, it's rather fun so I might do it again.
10/20/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by ScottA
Lighting is the biggest factor in getting a good video, even more important than the camera (although a really good camera is better in poor lighting than a bad one). The next time you try it try using several portable lamps around the toy for better ... More
Not a bad idea. I think it's more that cell phone cameras can't really handle macro shots very well in a lot of cases. I will give it a shot though.
10/20/2010
Kim! Kim!
10/20/2010
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