Air bubbles on a silicone toy

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Air bubbles on a silicone toy

biancajames biancajames
My friend gave me a silicone anal dildo that sort of shaped like beads/bubbles (not sure what its called but its pure silicone). I love it but I just noticed a few tiny air bubbles right against the surface of a part of it- I can't return it because it was a gift, but I'm kind of bummed because it's technically not non porous now. Is it possible to file off this kind of imperfection on a toy? Or do I just have to use it with a condom from now on?
12/18/2011
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by biancajames
My friend gave me a silicone anal dildo that sort of shaped like beads/bubbles (not sure what its called but its pure silicone). I love it but I just noticed a few tiny air bubbles right against the surface of a part of it- I can't return it ...
It is still nonporous if its pure silicone. You can use an exacto and cut them off so its flat. It doesnt change the property of the silicone at all. It might have been an airbubble in the mold before they ran a copy of the toy and they didnt do their job by cutting it off for you.
12/18/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
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Originally posted by biancajames
My friend gave me a silicone anal dildo that sort of shaped like beads/bubbles (not sure what its called but its pure silicone). I love it but I just noticed a few tiny air bubbles right against the surface of a part of it- I can't return it ...
lol your dildo has genital warts. j/k lol.
12/18/2011
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by LilLostLenore
lol your dildo has genital warts. j/k lol.
Naw, more like abcesses. They stick in, not out!
12/18/2011
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
It is still nonporous if its pure silicone. You can use an exacto and cut them off so its flat. It doesnt change the property of the silicone at all. It might have been an airbubble in the mold before they ran a copy of the toy and they didnt do ...
Thanks for the tip! Will try that.
12/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Even if you don't do any trimming (as in, if they're 'dents' rather than 'bumps')---it is still nonporous in the sense that the material is impenetrable to bacteria etc. So just do a thorough job of cleaning and all will be well.
12/18/2011
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by Antipova
Even if you don't do any trimming (as in, if they're 'dents' rather than 'bumps')---it is still nonporous in the sense that the material is impenetrable to bacteria etc. So just do a thorough job of cleaning and all will be well.
Yeah, it's just for anal use I'm more concerned about residual bacteria getting trapped in the indents (ick)
12/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by biancajames
Yeah, it's just for anal use I'm more concerned about residual bacteria getting trapped in the indents (ick)
A little bleach and elbow grease
12/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by biancajames
Naw, more like abcesses. They stick in, not out!
Ah the filing off part made me think they are sticking out not in. Still same stands it doesnt change that its nonporous like I said.
12/18/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by biancajames
Yeah, it's just for anal use I'm more concerned about residual bacteria getting trapped in the indents (ick)
Even if non-porous, you are right that it would still need to be well cleaned to keep that property. I always set aside an old soft toothbrush for cleaning indented areas on sex toys, and it should work with small air bubbles too.

And like Antipova said, you can use a little bit of bleach (10%) or alcohol to be certain.
12/18/2011
McTavishes McTavishes
Yeah, if it's pure silicone, you should be fine.
12/19/2011
dv8 dv8
I had a toy with dozens of bubbles that were too small to clean. The manufacturer replaced the toy for free.
12/31/2011
ScottA ScottA
If it's Tantus or Vixen or Fun Factory they'll probably replace it even without the receipt. Try e-mailing the manufacturer directly.
01/01/2012
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by ScottA
If it's Tantus or Vixen or Fun Factory they'll probably replace it even without the receipt. Try e-mailing the manufacturer directly.
Hmmm. I actually cut off the damaged part already, might be too late. Also it's not a toy I've seen on this site ever- my friend got it as a sample from the company (she works for a toy retailer) several years ago...I do love this toy but meh.
01/01/2012
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