Is this legit?

DreamyLove DreamyLove
I'm wondering if anyone here has used this -
link service to dispose of broken, used up, or unwanted toys. A friend of mine is looking into 'recycling' some of her glass and silicone butt plugs that she hasn't used in awhile. Her boyfriend expressed interest in using the silicone and glass plugs, but she's afraid to let him use them. I'd assume since they are glass and silicone and boilable/bleachable that they are safe for her to give to him since they are engaged and already fluid bonded.

Any thoughts?
03/06/2009
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Epiphora Epiphora
It's pretty safe to give those toys to him, because yes, they are sterilizable.

Okay, I have to ask you: why don't your friends ever make accounts for themselves? It seems like every post you make on the forums is asking a question for a friend.
03/06/2009
DreamyLove DreamyLove
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Originally posted by Epiphora
It's pretty safe to give those toys to him, because yes, they are sterilizable.

Okay, I have to ask you: why don't your friends ever make accounts for themselves? It seems like every post you make on the forums is asking a question for a friend.
The only reasons my friends don't make accounts for themselves are kind of silly in my reasoning now, since I'm so open about sex toys and I even have my own personal blog up for reviewing toys, but they're all really timid and since I used to work in a brick and mortar sexuality center, they all flock to me to post their questions. That, and the fact that most of them don't have computers of their own to use, and they can't go to a library to ask these sorts of things.

I do ask alot of questions for friends now that you mention it.

When they get computers of their own and internet, you can bet I'll be nagging them to make their own forum accounts. :p
03/06/2009
Miss KissThis Miss KissThis
I actually have a few things I've packaged up to send to that recycling program. Haven't sent them yet, but it seems very legitimate and it's a certified green program.
03/06/2009
DreamyLove DreamyLove
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Originally posted by Miss KissThis
I actually have a few things I've packaged up to send to that recycling program. Haven't sent them yet, but it seems very legitimate and it's a certified green program.
Awesome. I've been musing on whether or not to send some of my own things in. Every little bit for going green helps.
03/06/2009
Victoria Victoria
I have my doubts about that company so if anyone has used the company and gotten legitimate email codes back from them, I'd like to hear about it. I have seen other similar things online that were not what they purported to be, so I'm a little skeptical.
03/06/2009
Miss KissThis Miss KissThis
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Originally posted by Victoria
I have my doubts about that company so if anyone has used the company and gotten legitimate email codes back from them, I'd like to hear about it. I have seen other similar things online that were not what they purported to be, so I'm a ... More
I'll be sure to post back here after I send out those packages.
03/06/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
It seems legitimate to me. Plus it was featured in Rolling Stone. You would think RS would do their homework on a company before featuring them.
03/06/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Epiphora
It seems legitimate to me. Plus it was featured in Rolling Stone. You would think RS would do their homework on a company before featuring them.
Did you read the4 article in RS? I own the issue, and even though it was listed (in small text) on the front cover, the article was less than a quarter page and had very little info. The only link outside of the homepage was that of a new online sex toy store owned by the same people.
03/06/2009
Sleeping Dreamer Sleeping Dreamer
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Originally posted by Victoria
Did you read the4 article in RS? I own the issue, and even though it was listed (in small text) on the front cover, the article was less than a quarter page and had very little info. The only link outside of the homepage was that of a new online sex ... More
Do you think they're reselling the sex toys for profit instead of disposing of them?
03/06/2009
Miss KissThis Miss KissThis
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Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Do you think they're reselling the sex toys for profit instead of disposing of them?
They sell Lelo and other high-end toys on that store.

I highly doubt you could sell someone's jelly rabbit as a Lelo...
03/06/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Do you think they're reselling the sex toys for profit instead of disposing of them?
No, not at all. I think they're just the middle man and having other recycling services actually deal with recycling the toys. My guess is that they send them off or have them picked up by a 3rd party service provider and get paid for the materials. And I am curious about how they are working their affiliate program regarding participating companies. It seems like it may just be a way to bring business to their store.

At any rate, if it were as simple and noble as it seems on their site, a lot of companies would already be doing this. We've looked into toy recycling options and it's complicated; it involves multiple parties, health and safety certifications and more.
03/06/2009
Miss KissThis Miss KissThis
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Originally posted by Victoria
No, not at all. I think they're just the middle man and having other recycling services actually deal with recycling the toys. My guess is that they send them off or have them picked up by a 3rd party service provider and get paid for the ... More
So would there be a chance for a program like that at EF in the distant future? That would be really awesome if so!
03/06/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Miss KissThis
So would there be a chance for a program like that at EF in the distant future? That would be really awesome if so!
Ask me again in 6 months
03/06/2009
Miss KissThis Miss KissThis
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Originally posted by Victoria
Ask me again in 6 months
::Marks calender::
03/06/2009
Oggins Oggins
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Ask me again in 6 months
Oooh! Its been three months! Any chance you are any closer to an answer? I'm going through my toyboxes this weekend and am probably going to ship the unloved ones off somewhere... Any takers? LOL!
06/21/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
Seriously. I need to get rid of so much stuff.
06/21/2009
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Oggins
Oooh! Its been three months! Any chance you are any closer to an answer? I'm going through my toyboxes this weekend and am probably going to ship the unloved ones off somewhere... Any takers? LOL!
Technically, silicone toys can be cleaned and sterilized completely, so reuse is possible.

Same thing with metal, glass and ceramics.
06/21/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
I have my own personal recycling service: my friends. If it can be sterilized, I clean it all up and hand it off to them. If it's something that can recycled, I just sort it with regular recyclables and gut the motors if it has them. Anything porous or non-recyclable that can't be melted down, I'm forced to throw away, but that's rare.
06/22/2009
Alluring_Irony Alluring_Irony
Is there anyway to sterilize a toy that takes batteries so you don't mess it up or melt it? I have a vibrator I never use, unless my husband is using it on me. But we have two double ended dildos and I like those better anyways. A friend of mine is pregnant and wants a toy, because her guy is out of the state for god knows how long. So if I can actually sterilize it so that it's like new I'd be willing to just give it to her. It's like recycling it because I don't use it hah.
08/10/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by Alluring_Irony
Is there anyway to sterilize a toy that takes batteries so you don't mess it up or melt it? I have a vibrator I never use, unless my husband is using it on me. But we have two double ended dildos and I like those better anyways. A friend of mine ... More
I'd like to know this too. I paid over $80 for a silicone dual vibe a couple of months ago, used it twice and realized that it hates me. So it's either figure out how to sterilize it and find someone who can use it, or toss it (and I'd rather do the former).
08/10/2009
Sir Sir
Silicone (if it's 100%, medical grade silicone) can be sterilized fully. Giving your already used things to other people is a great way to have them reused. Remember, it's REUSE, reduce, THEN recycle.

As for the vibrator that you're planning to give to your friend, it depends on what type of material it is.
10/03/2009
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamyLove
I'm wondering if anyone here has used this -
link service to dispose of broken, used up, or unwanted toys. A friend of mine is looking into 'recycling' some of her glass and silicone butt plugs that she hasn't used in awhile. Her ... More
you can sterilize them, so yes, you can reuse them. if she's that concerned, have him use a condom
05/17/2011
AlaskanBeauty AlaskanBeauty
Funny!
05/31/2011
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamyLove
I'm wondering if anyone here has used this -
link service to dispose of broken, used up, or unwanted toys. A friend of mine is looking into 'recycling' some of her glass and silicone butt plugs that she hasn't used in awhile. Her ... More
Id be a little skeptical on programs like these
06/19/2011
LilyLust LilyLust
i clicked the link and it just went to some go daddy junk. no info at all. so I have no idea. I like the idea in general though!
06/19/2011
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