How well do you know your toy materials?

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How well do you know your toy materials?

LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
So I just read a review of a product made of TPR Silicone. The reviewer said that TPR has a safety rating of 7 and is slightly porous (which is correct). Then they said that Silicone has a safety rating of 6 and is more porous than TPR. In truth, TPR Silicone does have a rating of 6, I think she just got mixed up. I left a comment politely correcting the reviewer, letting her know that Silicone by itself is rated 10 and non-porous, and I hope she does not take it the wrong way. I also linked her to the materials page. So I wanted to take this opportunity to point out that maybe we aren't being as aware of our materials as we should. Just in case anyone has trouble finding the materials safety page, it is here link. Also, when looking at an item's main page, you can click on the name of the material and it will take you straight to that material's info page. Does anyone else have any information resources, or at least some suggestions on staying up to date on safety info and utilizing it correctly?
12/11/2011
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Ghost Ghost
As a former chemist (current ecophysiologist), I have to assume I know my materials pretty damn well. I answer a lot of the "chemistry" related questions here (about ingredients/materials/ etc.), but most people just find it snarky.
12/12/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I would consider your input to be pretty darn valuable if you were ever to answer a question of chemical nature for me. I once reviewed something made of TPR and had accidentally clicked TPR Silicone when looking at the material guide, so I do know that mistakes happen, and luckily someone else was nice enough to leave me a comment correcting my error.
12/12/2011
K101 K101
I would just send her a private message letting her know. Just be nice and tell her you're only trying to help and I'm sure she won't take that the wrong way. Anyways, I'm far from an expert on this subject and only know what I read so I do worry about what my toys really are. I have had 3-4 cal exotic toys that say 100% silicone and even I could tell it was JELLY! WTF? I'm not an expert, like I said, but I know the diff. between jelly and silicone. I worry because companies do not care to lie just to sell.
12/12/2011
Lizzy Lizzy
I like how the material ratings are included in the toy specifications.
01/17/2012
Rawhide Rawhide
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
As a former chemist (current ecophysiologist), I have to assume I know my materials pretty damn well. I answer a lot of the "chemistry" related questions here (about ingredients/materials/ etc.), but most people just find it snarky.
It's much appreciated! I love learning new stuff
01/17/2012
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