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Low odour toy materials ...

Shellz31 Shellz31
Just wanting to get others peoples opinions on materials that have very faint odours or odours that fade reasonably quickly. I have spent a fair bit of money on toys (like rubber, Jel-Lee, sensafirm and pleasureskin) only to find they have strong chemical smells that trigger off migraines for me. Because of this, I have at this stage a limited range of toys I go for (cyberskin, UR3, silicone, the odd glass one and I have been told to also look for TPR) due to fear of wasting more money. I'd like to expand my range. Im also after ones that are phthalates and latex free. Hope that doesnt limit my choices too much.

Also, does anyone know if there is any way of ridding that horrid chemical smell from such stinky toys?????
10/07/2010
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Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I only buy silicone, glass, metal, and wooden toys and have not noticed a smell with any of them.

For the toys that have a strong odor, try leaving them out of their packaging to air out for several weeks and see if that helps. Of course, that might be easier said than done, given your living situation. If you live with others, perhaps leave them out in a closet?
10/07/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
Shellz31,

Is odor your only concern?

The inexpensive rubber and jelly toys that we had never quit stanking completely. They were smelly, porous and tasted like old tires. In fact, if she had been using them, I could not perform oral due to the residual chemical yuckiness. Eeewww.
To make matters even worse, we realized that she frequently had negative reactions/infections shortly after using them. The novelty toys just did not work for us at all. We ended up throwing most of them away. We were convinced that sex toys had no place in our bedroom. The few toys that we kept were hidden in an old box collecting dust in the back of the closet.

Then we discovered 100% silicone. Our toy collection has quickly grown again and become a frequent contributor to our better than ever sex life.

We have also purchased a few TPR silicone and hard plastic toys that were not too smelly. They got even less smelly after airing out for a few weeks.

You may also want to consider metal toys. We have an Njoy plug that is quite nice. Completely odorless.

I do not own any, but I have also seen a stone/granite? dildo somewhere. I also recall seeing some ceramic toys here at Eden.


Anyone else have any low odor suggestions? Acrylic?
10/07/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Oh, yes, I have ceramic toys as well. They are also completely odorless and tasteless. Ceramic is yet another body-safe material. And, yes, acrylic would be yet another tasteless, odorless, body-safe material.

EF does have some stone dildos by Diamond Lovetoys (I believe that's the name of the company). The Para Jandia is one such toy, plus they have three or four others.
10/07/2010
Sir Sir
In terms of odor, you will want to get things like pure silicone, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, or plastic. These are the only products that will not have a really bad or strong scent to them. I'm the same way, so I cannot buy lower-priced options either due to this.

Is there a way to rid of the scent? So far as I've heard, no. I once made a thread about a year or two ago, asking this very question, and all that I got as a response was "these products do not smell bad." Wasn't really helpful. So no, there is no way to get rid of the scent. It will stay there for the rest of its life, sadly.
10/07/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Oh, yes, I have ceramic toys as well. They are also completely odorless and tasteless. Ceramic is yet another body-safe material. And, yes, acrylic would be yet another tasteless, odorless, body-safe material.

EF does have some stone dildos ...
The stone dildos have a scent - a bad one, at that. I would not recommend them.
10/07/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Thankyou. Smell was my big problem. Im not thrilled about phthalates either but alot these days seem to be free of that.
I do prefer something thats more flexible but at the same time, I want to have a bigger variety of toys so I will give the firmer materials a go. I do like silicone!
I havent tried metal, wooden, ceramic or stone.
I was actually liking the sound of the stone but if it smells, Im better off staying away. What do they do to the stone to make it smell bad?
Disappointing that theres no way to get rid of the odour.
I so want to add my Sensafirm (Tommy Blade) and Adams Pleasureskin to my collection but I have had them airing in a woodrobe since early May. They have slightly faded in odour but unfortunately not enough. I have tried washing them in all sorts. May sound strange but mouthwash seemed to drown out the smell for a short time.
Those two have a foul taste when ya suck them - GROSS
I had one Jel-Lee toy at the begining of the year and I notitice that the two times I used it, it left me slightly itchy. He was the worse smelling toy too. My hands and anywhere else it touch would stink of him. He had to go!!!
Theres some nice Jel-Lee rubber toys around that I like which is depressing...lol.
Does anyone know exactly what the Clear stone products are made from?
I bought one back in '08' and he is fine - Clear Stone Series Luminous Dong. Had a slight smell but it didnt effect me.
It says its a realistic jelly.
Thankyou for the replies
10/07/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Shellz31
Thankyou. Smell was my big problem. Im not thrilled about phthalates either but alot these days seem to be free of that.
I do prefer something thats more flexible but at the same time, I want to have a bigger variety of toys so I will give the ...
I'm not sure what they do to it to make it smell bad, it simply does. I have two of those products and they have the same strange scent.

Here, this is a good one for you since you want a realistic dildo: try out Vixskin. It is a realistic silicone, meaning that it bears the properties of silicone, it's simply a different texture. Very nice.

And no, I do not know what Clear Stone is. I apologize!
10/07/2010
ScottA ScottA
Keep in mind that any toy that smells is also giving of some sort of chemical. Smell always equals chemicals. Sometimes they're mostly innocuous, like chocolate (though chocolate does have its hazards), but with toys of unknown composition smells could be anything.

If it clears up after you wash it then it probably was just something used in manufacturing, but if it stays then that chemical can get into your body every time you use it.
10/08/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
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Originally posted by Sir
The stone dildos have a scent - a bad one, at that. I would not recommend them.
Wow, I would not have expected the stone toys to smell badly. Granite counter tops don't stink, so why would stone doldos? Could it be something limited to a specific brand? The smell doesn't go away?
10/08/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
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Originally posted by ScottA
Keep in mind that any toy that smells is also giving of some sort of chemical. Smell always equals chemicals. Sometimes they're mostly innocuous, like chocolate (though chocolate does have its hazards), but with toys of unknown composition smells ...
ScottA,

Good points about the chemicals and the smells.

We almost swore off sex toys completely because of them.

Would you agree that the really bad toys are a disservice to the entire industry?
10/08/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Thankyou for that.
Its just a damn shame cause some of the stinky ones look good. I love the look of the sensafirm but health has to come first.
I am very weary of what toys have in them now .... up until 6 months ago I didnt give it a thought. But then I heard about those phthalates and latex chemicals and what they can cause.
There should be some law that banns such harmful toys.
I'll check out the Vixskin. I have read others talking about loving the Vixskin.
The clear stone only had a slight smell when I first got it. It wore off quickly with washing.
He use to be one of my favourites but Im a little concerned he may have those phthalates in him so I havent used him much lately. I got him so long ago, I cant find this particular one anywhere.
All I know is the write up had ... realistic jelly. When I searched jelly .. it said some have phthalates.
I was looking around Eden and I quite like this - link
I know its jelly but I had a look on another site who said this particular product doesnt have the nasties - phthalates and latex. How do ya know if a site is correct on their product material ingredients...lol.
Has anyone bought this and found it does or doesnt stink???
10/08/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Metal, glass, and 100% silicone don't have an odor, as many have said. I've also had good luck with TPR. The only jelly toy I have is stored with a little cloth bag full of baking soda, which keeps the stink to a minimum. (Don't let the baking soda come in direct contact with the toy, though -- ouch.)
10/08/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I actually thought about trying bicarb to absorb the odour. I was going to test out soaking the plasureskin in it for awhile. I dont really have much to lose cause I cant use it anyway. But I havent gotten around to it - I guess I cant bare to ruin a toy even if its useless.

I thought sensafirm and pleasureskin were phthalates and latex free but I guess they certainly have some toxic chemicals going on by the smell.
Very disappointing.
10/09/2010
ScottA ScottA
To be fair, while smell = chemicals, smell does not have to mean toxic chemicals. It's just hard to be sure most of the time.

The TPR toys I have don't smell much.

I'd try burying the dildo in dry baking soda, or shake dry baking soda all over it in a bag and see what happens. It probably won't ruin it.
10/09/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by ScottA
To be fair, while smell = chemicals, smell does not have to mean toxic chemicals. It's just hard to be sure most of the time.

The TPR toys I have don't smell much.

I'd try burying the dildo in dry baking soda, or shake dry ...
While it probably wouldn't ruin it, it's definitely something that needs to be washed off thoroughly before use. Baking soda creates a burning sensation in sensitive areas.
10/09/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Thanks guys. Thats an idea - the dry bi-carb. I think that a plan for today.
And yes - I'll make certain its all off. I think I'll wash it a few times and then even soak it in water for a few hrs incase more comes out.
I definately wouldnt want that internally...yikes.
I'll let you know how it goes. I soooooooooooo HOPE it works.
I am leaning towards TPR and the silicones. I'd actually like to give ceramic a go too.

One thing thats got me curious - what do they seal the ceramic and timber toys with? Is the sealant safe?
10/09/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Shellz31
Thanks guys. Thats an idea - the dry bi-carb. I think that a plan for today.
And yes - I'll make certain its all off. I think I'll wash it a few times and then even soak it in water for a few hrs incase more comes out.
I definately ...
I'm not sure what the glaze is called for the ceramic dildos, but Lovemoiselle and Duncan Charles are both reputable companies. Plus, the glazed used on dishware and ceramic bakeware products is body-safe/food-safe, so I don't see why the glaze on ceramic toys wouldn't be also. I have three Lovemoiselle toys and there is no odor whatsoever to them, so there is not likely to be any reactive chemicals.

As for the wood dildos, I have a couple of NobEssence toys and they are sealed with a body-safe, food-safe sealant called Lubrosity. It is similar to the sealant used for wooden bowls and other wooden eating utensils.
10/09/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I'm not sure what the glaze is called for the ceramic dildos, but Lovemoiselle and Duncan Charles are both reputable companies. Plus, the glazed used on dishware and ceramic bakeware products is body-safe/food-safe, so I don't see why the ...
I'm 98% sure that Duncan Charles' glazes are lead-free for several reasons, so I wouldn't worry about it.
10/10/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Ahhh ok.
Yeah, that makes sense they would just use the same as they do for food grade bowls in both wood and ceramic.
But always pays to ask people who know.
Thanks for that. At least now I'll be able to expend my variety in materials.
10/10/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Mr. E
Wow, I would not have expected the stone toys to smell badly. Granite counter tops don't stink, so why would stone doldos? Could it be something limited to a specific brand? The smell doesn't go away?
I have no idea, honestly. I wish that I could answer that, but I cannot. And no, the smell has not gone away and I have had those things for a long while, let them air out and everything.
10/11/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Sir
I have no idea, honestly. I wish that I could answer that, but I cannot. And no, the smell has not gone away and I have had those things for a long while, let them air out and everything.
Thats a real shame cause the stone toys sound interesting. Oh well..
10/11/2010
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