What materials shouldn't be stored against one another?

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What materials shouldn't be stored against one another?

LynLyn LynLyn
Thus far I have two silicone toys, three plastic and one rubber. I keep them all in separate ziplock bags which is a little frustrating for certain things but I do it anyway. However I want to look into a storage box or chest, like the pretty corset one on EF or a cosmetic case type of deal, something like that that I can lock. But I think all the ziplocks would take up a lot of extra space. So, what shouldn't be stored against what?
11/13/2011
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Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by LynLyn
Thus far I have two silicone toys, three plastic and one rubber. I keep them all in separate ziplock bags which is a little frustrating for certain things but I do it anyway. However I want to look into a storage box or chest, like the pretty corset ...
I certainly wouldn't have the rubber toy touching any others if you get a case.
Other items would be Cyberskin, UR3, TPR, TPE, jelly, Elastomer and any other skin like materials all should have their own space. Cause these items can melt or are porous and will take on colours or smells of other toys.

The pure silicone, glass, metal and plastic should be fine together.

I can't stand any of mine to touch, but that's my issue - not the toys...lol.
11/13/2011
LynLyn LynLyn
Thanks for the response! When I get my box I'll definitely put the rubber one somewhere separate, if I keep it at all. It hasn't been all that great for me.
11/15/2011
LynLyn LynLyn
Another question, is it alright to store TPR and TPR silicone together? I assume I should keep them away from my silicone and plastic, as well.
11/17/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by LynLyn
Another question, is it alright to store TPR and TPR silicone together? I assume I should keep them away from my silicone and plastic, as well.
TPR silicone and TPR are both prone to reacting with other materials, and even with other toys of the same material. So it's best to store each one individually (plastic baggies work fine in most cases).

And yeah, keep them away from the pure silicone, too. Plastic (at least the plastics used in sex toys) is a completely inert material, along with glass and metal. These three can be stored with just about anything and not cause a chemical reaction (though there's things like weight and potential scratches to worry about in glass and metal, so they have special storage considerations as well).
11/17/2011
LynLyn LynLyn
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
TPR silicone and TPR are both prone to reacting with other materials, and even with other toys of the same material. So it's best to store each one individually (plastic baggies work fine in most cases).

And yeah, keep them away from the ...
Alright, thanks! I'm doing as much research as I can so my toys don't get hurt because I just ordered a pretty plastic make-up case to store my toys in a little more conveniently. Though after you mentioned "at least plastics used in sex toys", I am a little worried that the plastic might not be good to store toys in/on. It's a standard Caboodles plastic make up case. I'll look into it and see what kind of plastic they use, it's shiny and hard.
11/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
The standard inert sex toy plastic is ABS plastic---in general, if it's totally hard plastic with no softeners, it's probably not going to cause a problem---I would expect your Caboodles case to be just fine.

I do my best to only buy inert toys---I have all silicone, glass, ceramic, wood-with-Lubrosity-co ating, and metal toys, and only 3 made of elastomer, and one of a mystery TPR-something. I keep all leather separately from things of different colors, and I keep my elastomer dildo in a separate bag, and my two elastomer bead strings in the same Ziplock separate from everything else. The mystery toy gets solitary confinement as well. As for the rest, all my glass and ceramic are kept in pouches or socks to avoid scratches, and all the rest are happily next to each other with no negative effects

(The safer your toys are for your body, the easier they are to keep safe and clean Nice little double-benefit.)
11/18/2011
LynLyn LynLyn
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Originally posted by Antipova
The standard inert sex toy plastic is ABS plastic---in general, if it's totally hard plastic with no softeners, it's probably not going to cause a problem---I would expect your Caboodles case to be just fine.

I do my best to only buy ...
I really prefer silicone and plastic too. The TPR one I have was a free gift which is the only reason I have it. Other than that, I've only bought PU coated plastic and silicone and I'd like to keep it that way! Maybe some glass in the future when I have a better way to store it.

Thank you for you insight, Antipova! I really appreciated it. I've only just begun really collecting and I want to make sure my toys stay safe and clean. :>
11/19/2011
Aishiteru Aishiteru
Great info. I'll keep most things separate from now on.
11/09/2012
ScottA ScottA
It is a good idea to protect metal and glass toys a bit as well, as glass can scratch if it knocks up against something hard and metal (yes, even stainless steel) can dent or gouge if knocked, or even corrode a bit if it's kept wet
11/10/2012
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