New vs Used Dildos

mfmtrios mfmtrios
Just put some used Vixskins in the Classifieds section.

That made me wonder: how many would buy used vs only new? I know that they can be boiled and sterilized, etc. was wondering what the sentiment was out there...

Also, how does one know that the dildo you just bought new, was not returned previously and cleaned? Any thoughts on this?
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Jan 4, 5:01 pm
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edeneve edeneve
as for selling, you can only assure a potential buyer that you sanitized a product & the process you used. as for buying new, you really have no absolute guarantee it's clean &/or sanitized. that's why it's always a good idea to thoroughly clean before using. the better the reputation of a retailer, the less likely you'll be buying used toys.
Jan 4, 9:15 pm
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
i've purchased or traded several used toys. regardless of what the previous owner did - i do my own sanitizing.

I have a ton of toys that I no longer use - i'd love to sell them or even give them away. email me if you're interested.
Jan 6, 8:08 pm
Lioncub Lioncub
I have bought some used ones on here. Never had a problem with them. I checked the seller profiles, they all had lots of good reviews and had been here for quite some time. As soon as they arrived I did my own sanitization just to be sure.
Jan 6, 9:31 pm
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
I just bought my first toy (due to arrive by tomorrow night!), and before exploring the site and around the net, I didn't stop to think that reselling would be an option. It makes sense for materials that can be sterilized, so for me, it would mainly depend on the reputation of the seller. I'd feel comfortable buying used (and sterilizing on my own) from someone on here; however, if I saw my own profile I wouldn't buy used since I'm so new to the site.
Jan 7, 12:46 am
Lioncub Lioncub
If you get addicted to this site like the rest of us it won't take you long to get quite a few reviews done and fit right it. Most people resell because it didn't work for them or was not what they thought it would be. I have quite a few that fit that description but hold on to them in hopes one day they will work. I also found this to be a good way to get high end toys for a reduced rate and see if I like the company or their line of items.

Welcome to Eden's!!!!
Jan 7, 11:50 am
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
Quote:
Originally posted by Lioncub
If you get addicted to this site like the rest of us it won't take you long to get quite a few reviews done and fit right it. Most people resell because it didn't work for them or was not what they thought it would be. I have quite a few ... More
Thanks for the welcome and the additional info! I could see myself easily getting addicted to the site, as I am really interested in figuring out what toys/types of toys and "bedroom accessories" work for me.
Jan 7, 12:41 pm
mfmtrios mfmtrios
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
i've purchased or traded several used toys. regardless of what the previous owner did - i do my own sanitizing.

I have a ton of toys that I no longer use - i'd love to sell them or even give them away. email me if you're interested.
Why don't you post them in the classifieds?
Jan 8, 7:57 pm
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by mfmtrios
Why don't you post them in the classifieds?
There are more than 40 on my list. I tried the classifieds a while ago with no response. I had the same problem with Graig's list - I guess I'm not patient enough to keep re-posting.
Jan 9, 12:44 am
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
i've purchased or traded several used toys. regardless of what the previous owner did - i do my own sanitizing.

I have a ton of toys that I no longer use - i'd love to sell them or even give them away. email me if you're interested.
anything Fun Factory?
Jan 9, 3:00 pm
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
There are more than 40 on my list. I tried the classifieds a while ago with no response. I had the same problem with Graig's list - I guess I'm not patient enough to keep re-posting.
You should try the classifieds again. Times change and, depending on when you post them, you might be able to sell out most very quickly or have to wait a bit. After all, people aren't made of money or always looking. ; D

I'd love to see what you have!
Jan 9, 4:44 pm
Irish Fyre Queen Irish Fyre Queen
Quote:
Originally posted by mfmtrios
Just put some used Vixskins in the Classifieds section.

That made me wonder: how many would buy used vs only new? I know that they can be boiled and sterilized, etc. was wondering what the sentiment was out there...

Also, how does one ... More
I wouldn't buy used. It's just not sanitary to me. I don't look down on those who do. I just can't bring myself to buy used.
Jan 13, 8:20 pm
mfmtrios mfmtrios
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Originally posted by Irish Fyre Queen
I wouldn't buy used. It's just not sanitary to me. I don't look down on those who do. I just can't bring myself to buy used.
Supposedly, boiling them or putting them in the dishwasher sanitizes them. Not sure if I would call them 'sterile' per say, not sure if the companies do actual research on this or not. Anyone know?
Jan 19, 1:30 pm
mfmtrios mfmtrios
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Originally posted by Sincerely Yours, N
You should try the classifieds again. Times change and, depending on when you post them, you might be able to sell out most very quickly or have to wait a bit. After all, people aren't made of money or always looking. ; D

I'd love to ... More
Me too!
Jan 19, 1:31 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by mfmtrios
Just put some used Vixskins in the Classifieds section.

That made me wonder: how many would buy used vs only new? I know that they can be boiled and sterilized, etc. was wondering what the sentiment was out there...

Also, how does one ... More
Toothbrushes and sex toys. Two things I just cannot imagine buying "used".
Jan 19, 8:29 pm
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Toothbrushes and sex toys. Two things I just cannot imagine buying "used".
Agreed. Now I will use toys that partners have used so long as they either can be sterilized, used with a condom or are being used with a fluid bonded partner. But actually buying used toys, I just couldn't bring myself to do so.
Jan 20, 1:45 pm
mfmtrios mfmtrios
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Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
Agreed. Now I will use toys that partners have used so long as they either can be sterilized, used with a condom or are being used with a fluid bonded partner. But actually buying used toys, I just couldn't bring myself to do so.
What if you knew that the couple was a 10+ year sexually conservative, married, totally disease-free, virgins before marriage, religiously monogamous with 3 kids?

Just fuel for discussion.
Jan 22, 7:06 am
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Quote:
Originally posted by mfmtrios
Supposedly, boiling them or putting them in the dishwasher sanitizes them. Not sure if I would call them 'sterile' per say, not sure if the companies do actual research on this or not. Anyone know?
It depends on the material. If it's steel or glass, wouldn't it be the same as letting somebody borrow your fork or your glasses, in the sense of you having to wash and sanitize them?
Jan 22, 10:52 am
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
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Originally posted by mfmtrios
What if you knew that the couple was a 10+ year sexually conservative, married, totally disease-free, virgins before marriage, religiously monogamous with 3 kids?

Just fuel for discussion.
This is gonna come out sounding really wrong. lol But let me give it a try. When it comes to my sexual health I never trust the word of my partner. Far too often people can easily pass off that they are monogamous to the world around them while all the while sleeping around.

As to the buying them used, I think my biggest issue is the fact that it is used. Kinda weirds me out a little to think about using a dildo or vibrator that someone I never met used.
Jan 31, 12:53 pm
mfmtrios mfmtrios
Quote:
Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
This is gonna come out sounding really wrong. lol But let me give it a try. When it comes to my sexual health I never trust the word of my partner. Far too often people can easily pass off that they are monogamous to the world around them while ... More
I can tell that you are not married. How is it that are you "sleeping" with someone that you cannot trust?

It's understandable about the used issue though.
Feb 17, 3:40 am
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Toothbrushes and sex toys. Two things I just cannot imagine buying "used".
I once saw a dildo on a shelf at a Goodwill.
Feb 17, 4:13 am
mfmtrios mfmtrios
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Originally posted by dv8
I once saw a dildo on a shelf at a Goodwill.
wow. Just out of curiosity, how much did it go for?
Feb 17, 8:44 pm
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by mfmtrios
wow. Just out of curiosity, how much did it go for?
I didn't look. It was a jelly dildo, not quality silicone. Everything else on the shelf seemed to be a buck.
Feb 18, 2:43 am
MaeGal MaeGal
Not my thing. I don't really know why, but something about it bothers me and I just couldn't.

Though if it doesn't bother you, seems fine to me. So long as everything is properly sanitized and not so old that it's falling apart.
Feb 20, 12:44 am
eri86 eri86
I've got a couple silicone toys I could stand to get rid of.

A Tantus 02 Max, which was only used once for some blow job pictures, and the Ella from Lelo, only tried it a couple times.
Feb 28, 11:49 pm
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Toothbrushes and sex toys. Two things I just cannot imagine buying "used".
You forgot to add underwear!!! (A big thing for me as well...no used undies!) Anyways, used toys are not something I am personally comfortable buying, I have a bit of a phobia or obsession with germs--as you can tell from my previous reviews or posts, lol!) I do think it is great to have an option to get rid of items that did not work for you, though.
Mar 1, 1:28 am
Dr Anal Dr Anal
NEVER EVER NEVER buy a used toy because you will never be truly sure how used or how clean the used toy is that you are buying.
Apr 25, 5:43 am
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by Dr Anal
NEVER EVER NEVER buy a used toy because you will never be truly sure how used or how clean the used toy is that you are buying.
You can clean silicone and sterilize glass and steel.
Apr 25, 9:50 pm
irishlove irishlove
Quote:
Originally posted by mfmtrios
Just put some used Vixskins in the Classifieds section.

That made me wonder: how many would buy used vs only new? I know that they can be boiled and sterilized, etc. was wondering what the sentiment was out there...

Also, how does one ... More
Just because I'm a germ freak as well as very sensitive down there, I would only buy new toys.
Apr 27, 12:15 am
GirlyGirlRed GirlyGirlRed
I'm a bit of a germ freak, so I don't think I would ever buy used toys. I would be completely paranoid about it.
May 9, 11:03 pm
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