Do you flame test silicone toys?

namelesschaos namelesschaos
I got this question looking at another thread. How many of you do the flame test on your silicone toys?

For those that don't know that flame test is when you put a match or some other flame under the toy. Pure silicone shouldn't melt at these temperatures, while a silicone blend will melt or burn.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I always flame test my silicone.
Lady Marmelade , give
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I never flame test my silicone.
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I occusonialy flame test my silicone.
Xavier7 , ghalik , Jewlickah , AnotherBrother
4
Only if I have reason to suspect it is not pure silicone.
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31
Only if it is from certain manufactures.
Angel deSanguine , AnotherBrother
2
Only if I'm reveweing the toy.
NaughtyNikki420 , evie.amor
2
Your all a bunch of pyromaniacs...FIRE!
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Other (explain)
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Total votes: 372 (321 voters)
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10/03/2010
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Waterfall Waterfall
I never flame test my silicone toys. The thought of doing this has never crossed my mind...
10/03/2010
Kim! Kim!
Quote:
Originally posted by Waterfall
I never flame test my silicone toys. The thought of doing this has never crossed my mind...
Same here!
10/03/2010
Kayla Kayla
I honestly rarely do it unless it seems really really unlike silicone.
10/03/2010
mllebeauty mllebeauty
Quote:
Originally posted by Waterfall
I never flame test my silicone toys. The thought of doing this has never crossed my mind...
I totally agree.
10/03/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
I got this question looking at another thread. How many of you do the flame test on your silicone toys?

For those that don't know that flame test is when you put a match or some other flame under the toy. Pure silicone shouldn't melt ... More
I have never taken a lighter or a match to a sex toy. It actually never occurred to me. I'd be afraid I'd melt it. I do interesting things to test my toys, but I don't want to destroy any of them.

My guess is that lube burned due to something other than the silicone it in.
10/03/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I haven't, but if I wanted to share something, and didn't have a definitive answer on the material, I probably would. Or if I was reviewing something from a new manufacturer, and previous reviewers had not, I would. Neither of these circumstances has arisen, though, so I have not.
10/03/2010
Kindred Kindred
I have, particularly for reviews when I'm not absolutely sure if a toy is pure silicone because I think that would be important to know.
10/03/2010
RadRach RadRach
I didnt even know you could flame test them until now... lol


<3
10/03/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I just found out about this earlier. but you want to bet I will.. in the name of science of course.
10/03/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
The option should read "I am a pyromaniac".

I apply Better Sex Essentials lube and flame to all my silicone for testing. HAHAHA

Seriously, I have never tried it before.
10/03/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
It never occured to me to do... But now I would be curious as to how all my toys would perform. Well, but I still wouldn't do it because if they failed, I'd just be depressed about ruining a toy.
10/03/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I've only done it twice when I've suspected that it isn't really silicone. But usually I don't.
10/03/2010
Sir Sir
I never do because I'm afraid to. I'm afraid that I'm either not doing it correctly or that I will mar the surface of the toy.
10/03/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
The option should read "I am a pyromaniac".

I apply Better Sex Essentials lube and flame to all my silicone for testing. HAHAHA

Seriously, I have never tried it before.
LOL We demand proof! VIDEO TIME!

I have tested toys that were claimed to be medical grade silicone but were under 20 bucks, so I was very skeptical. Neither was pure silicone though the damage to thge toy was to minimal to even tell. They both melted slightly.
10/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
LOL We demand proof! VIDEO TIME!

I have tested toys that were claimed to be medical grade silicone but were under 20 bucks, so I was very skeptical. Neither was pure silicone though the damage to thge toy was to minimal to even tell. They both ... More
Ok, so you just gave me an idea for the Halloween contest. mmm
10/04/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Never have but I stay with known brands and have never had a problem. The silicone of the various manufactures seems to be consistent....some more pliable, others lifelike and some more rigid and unforgiving.
10/04/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
I have never thought of this; nor do I want to try it- silicone or not I love my toys and I don't want to ruin them! I will leave the testing up to the pyros
10/04/2010
ScottA ScottA
You can do a good job telling using scent and feel, so I haven't ever felt the need to go with a flame test. There's only one toy that I might have done it on, the Tenga Egg, because it was so soft and affordable that I found it hard to believe it was silicone at first (it was and is).
10/04/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Buy from reputable companies and save your matches for an aroma therapy candle - chillllllllllll!
10/04/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I really don't see a point in setting sex toys on fire.
10/04/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I really don't see a point in setting sex toys on fire.
I don't either. It's not like we're going to be making love by ourselves or with somebody else in a burning building.
10/04/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
FYI

The "flame test" should be done ONLY with a match.

A butane lighter, grill lighter, etc, can and will get hotter than the 600 degrees silicone can stand up to.

Matches, people.

NOT lighters. NOT propane torches. NOT the burner on your gas stove. Matches.

Matches.
10/04/2010
gone77 gone77
It's never crossed my mind to do one. *shrug*
10/04/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I don't either. It's not like we're going to be making love by ourselves or with somebody else in a burning building.
The reason I do it is because I have gotten products that are listed as silicone on the box that have turned out to *not* be 100% silicone. For the most part, it doesn't really matter unless it's a toy I may be using both anally and vaginally. Then? I need to know that it is able to be sanitized - and silicone blends cannot be, hence testing.

I have had two different toys turn out to not be silicone but, for the most part, I am pleasantly surprised.

I do not test toys from Fun Factory, Tantus, Vixen, Lelo or any of the other big silicone makers. The stuff I test tends to be $25 vibes listed as silicone that look or feel "off" to me.

I'm not fond of melting my toys but I'd rather melt one than get a bacterial infection.

I do not think we should bash manufacturers or speculate without reason, casting doubt upon good manufacturers who don't deserve it but I do feel the need to double check if things feel the least bit not quite right to me. It's my body. I want to keep it safe.
10/04/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
I got this question looking at another thread. How many of you do the flame test on your silicone toys?

For those that don't know that flame test is when you put a match or some other flame under the toy. Pure silicone shouldn't melt ... More
I have never flame tested silicone, never thought about it.
10/07/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
The reason I do it is because I have gotten products that are listed as silicone on the box that have turned out to *not* be 100% silicone. For the most part, it doesn't really matter unless it's a toy I may be using both anally and ... More
We test under these exact same circumstances (we never test the well-trusted brands either) and for the same reason. I don't want to be in the middle of boiling a toy some day and find out it wasn't pure silicone when we see dildo goo soup.
10/07/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
We test under these exact same circumstances (we never test the well-trusted brands either) and for the same reason. I don't want to be in the middle of boiling a toy some day and find out it wasn't pure silicone when we see dildo goo soup.
Exactly. I'm terrified of dildo goo soup covering my steel toys I may have put in the pot, too!
10/07/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
I don't flame test my toys - I wait to see was Dwtim does to his
10/07/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by B8trDude
I don't flame test my toys - I wait to see was Dwtim does to his
Halloween contest, that is all I am sayin.
10/07/2010
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