Do you flame test silicone toys?

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Do you flame test silicone toys?

B8trDude B8trDude
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Halloween contest, that is all I am sayin.
Torch 'em! LOL!
10/07/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by B8trDude
Torch 'em! LOL!
Oooh it could be a video of a village of townspeople toys coming after the dildos with torches like an angry mob!! I can just see it now! Or like the Salem Witch trials, if they melt, they weren't a witch... LOL
10/07/2010
EndlessFrost EndlessFrost
I'd be too scared that I would melt it.
10/08/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Alicia
Oooh it could be a video of a village of townspeople toys coming after the dildos with torches like an angry mob!! I can just see it now! Or like the Salem Witch trials, if they melt, they weren't a witch... LOL
LOL! Might just use that if it's OK.
10/08/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Since I realized I never answered my own question. I've only flame tested a toy once. It was from a manufacturer not know for pure silicone toys and it being pure silicone would be a big selling feature, so I wanted to be sure. The toy passed.
10/14/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by 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 ...
The Tenga egg is one toy I would have tested if it occurred to me at the time; the company i was reviewing it for had it listed as a different material and it was so soft I had no reason to think other wise till I saw it listed as silicone here.
10/14/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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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 ...
So, if they melt at a set match point, the chances are they are NOT 100% silicone?

I need to keep that in mind. I didn't know. I have an Orion plug, I would hate to find out it isn't 100% silicone (it's odorless and certainly feels like silicone) but I'd hate to destroy it, also.

Wow, I learn something new every day.
10/15/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Alicia
Oooh it could be a video of a village of townspeople toys coming after the dildos with torches like an angry mob!! I can just see it now! Or like the Salem Witch trials, if they melt, they weren't a witch... LOL
"'Ow do ya know she's a witch?"

"She turned me into a newt.........Got better!"
10/15/2010
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
I had never thought to do this. I am suspicious of strange smells and residues with new toys, but all of the silicone toys in my regular rotation are from Tantus, so I haven't ever been suspicious of those. If I'm ever suspicious, I will definitely try it (on a less important bit, in case I actually want to use the toy again).
10/16/2010
Envy Envy
Never have but I am somewhat afraid to....
10/16/2010
Kim! Kim!
You know, I got one that is claiming to be silicone but I was questioning if it really is or not. Then, I remembered this thread. I must obtain matches when I leave later today!
10/17/2010
Wiley Festizio Wiley Festizio
When you do the test do you put the toy in the flame or just keep it above the flame? And am I supposed the let the match burn itself out or do I only heat the toy for like 10 seconds or something?
10/20/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
I haven't, but now I kinda want to. I'm only a *mild* pyro.
10/20/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Bad video but an example of "how to"
10/20/2010
Wiley Festizio Wiley Festizio
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Bad video but an example of "how to"
Very helpful, thanks!
10/20/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Bad video but an example of "how to"
Oh god, I'd be pissed if I bought a toy that was marked as 100% silicone and that happened. D:
10/20/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I never thought to do this. Maybe I'm naive because I believe what it says on the box. My silicone toys are from Tantus and Lelo. I'm glad I read this forum. If I ever have a reason to doubt a toy in the future I now know what to do.
10/20/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Bad video but an example of "how to"
Thanks for the video. What do you do after discovering it isn't 100% silicone? Have you complained to the company? That's false advertising! Terrible.
10/20/2010
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by RadRach
I didnt even know you could flame test them until now... lol


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Me neither... wow
10/21/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Bunnycups
Thanks for the video. What do you do after discovering it isn't 100% silicone? Have you complained to the company? That's false advertising! Terrible.
Actually, they get away with is by using the term "medical grade" silicone, rather than 100% silicone - so as long as it is medical grade, which is different than 100%, they're legally ok.

Which is why I test if I have doubts. I don't want legally ok, I want 100% silicone.
10/21/2010
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
I'm never hear of flame testing until this thread.
Though I probably wouldn't cause blend or not toys are expensive.
10/21/2010
Envy Envy
I flame tested something and it didn't melt, but not it's discolored. It's a white toy and has a little yellow spot now, but that means it's silicone yes? Or no with the discoloration?
11/02/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Envy
I flame tested something and it didn't melt, but not it's discolored. It's a white toy and has a little yellow spot now, but that means it's silicone yes? Or no with the discoloration?
I've had white silicone discolor, pale pink, too. I'd say it's safe.
11/02/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I've had white silicone discolor, pale pink, too. I'd say it's safe.
Awesome, thanks. Good to know for my review. ^^
11/02/2010
lamira lamira
I have never thought about doing that before.
11/02/2010
RosesThorns RosesThorns
I have put toys through lots of tests in the past... but only once did I flame test, and honestly, it was because I was being a pyro. Although now I am going to keep this in mind for the future!
11/04/2010
CS2012 CS2012
Why bother to do it?
11/12/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by CS2012
Why bother to do it?
Silicone composite toys do not have the same properties regarding sanitation or sterilizability that full silicone toys do; flame testing will help you to determine whether or not a product is true silicone.
11/15/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
With the holidays coming up, just don't burn the turkey
11/17/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I've had white silicone discolor, pale pink, too. I'd say it's safe.
You can have things deposited from the smoke (think about the residue on barbecues, chimneys and things around heavy smokers). Probably this is what you're seeing.

Note that you need to be very careful to not have the toy catch fire if it isn't silicone. I tested one TPR piece just to see what happened and they are quite flammable and difficult to put out.
11/17/2010
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