Shag versus Microfiber

Envy Envy
I've been eyeing the Liberator throes and see you can pick between shag or microfiber. I debate which one to get. I'm not a squirter (at least not that I know of yet) but it would be nice to not put down towels every time (just in case mind you) as I have to be descrete here at home. Also, I feel it'd be nice to have for when I move in with my boyfriend in the future.

Only problem is, I don't know which one to get!

So for those of you who have the throes, which would you recommend? For now, if I get one, I'll have to hide it under my bed. But I'm looking for something that won't be a lint magnet and such, (I have birds so bird dander is a big issue because it clings to fabrics), as well as be non-smelling (like how long can I go before it starts to smell/what retains smells). Also which is better for absorbing fluids of the two materials? Which can be stored better without being so bulky or does it matter? And with the shag, does the hair come off at all? Just basically what are the pros and cons of both.

Thanks!
12/02/2009
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Snappy Snappy
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Originally posted by Envy
I've been eyeing the Liberator throes and see you can pick between shag or microfiber. I debate which one to get. I'm not a squirter (at least not that I know of yet) but it would be nice to not put down towels every time (just in case mind ... More
I have a microfiber ("posh") throe and it doesn't seem to pick up lint at all. It doesn't really hold odor either. I've let it go for a week or more and it doesn't smell, even if I hold it up to my nose. I prefer to wash it weekly with other bedding but that isn't really necessary from an odor standpoint. It can be folded and put back into the plastic box that it arrives in, then placed in an unmarked box for discreet storage.
12/02/2009
Sammi Sammi
I don't have either yet, but we're going to get a microfiber one. The covers we have on our Liberator pieces have the microfiber covers, and they are wonderfully comfortable and easy to clean.
12/02/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Microfiber matches other Liberator products and they will "stick" together because of it. My understanding, however, is that liquids tend to run off of it whereas the plushier shag soaks it up more.
12/02/2009
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We have the wedge, ramp and throe - all in microfiber. very durable and easy to care for.
12/02/2009
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Microfiber matches other Liberator products and they will "stick" together because of it. My understanding, however, is that liquids tend to run off of it whereas the plushier shag soaks it up more.
Ah, ok. Is the 'sticking' a problem or actually good when it comes to microfiber?
12/03/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Envy
Ah, ok. Is the 'sticking' a problem or actually good when it comes to microfiber?
It's good, because they don't slide. Like say you put your wedge on your ramp and cover it all with the throe.. you don't want them all sliding off each other. The microfiber makes them stay put a bit.
12/03/2009
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I have the shag throe and I am head over heels in love with it. I love the shag part bcs it really does soak up a lot while the other side soaks in a little less (if lots of liquid is expelled it tends to puddle but I dont mind, I think its sexy).

I havent tried the other kinds but I am sure they are good. I use my throe a lot to keep me warm. It's always on the couch and we sometimes have the other tenants kids over and they obviously don't know its intended purpose (it's been cleaned don't worry). I love the shag bcs it is extremely soft on naked skin. I am glad I got this one instead of the others.
12/03/2009
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
I have the shag throe and I am head over heels in love with it. I love the shag part bcs it really does soak up a lot while the other side soaks in a little less (if lots of liquid is expelled it tends to puddle but I dont mind, I think its sexy). ... More
Would you say the shag is softer than microfiber? I like things to be uber soft as well and the only microfiber I have is the cloth I got to clean my glasses, lol.
12/03/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
I have an opinion on this! I own both, and prefer the shag. Let me try to answer your questions...

Neither is any thicker than the other, so either one will fold up fine for storing under your bed.

The microfiber picks up a lot of lint. Right now it's on the floor in my bedroom and has acquired a lot of cat hair. I don't store my shag one on the floor, but it is definitely not as much of a fuzz magnet. The microfiber material is just prone to collecting stuff, I think.

Both are fine for absorbing fluids, and since you don't squirt yet, it really doesn't matter at all.

My shag throe has never shed any fur.

Which one is softer? It depends on what you mean by soft, I guess. The shag feels like fur, like a fur coat. The microfiber is soft but it feels more grippy. I greatly prefer the feeling of the shag on my bare skin.

I wrote a review of the shag one, but also mentioned the microfiber one. Check it: link
12/03/2009
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by Epiphora
I have an opinion on this! I own both, and prefer the shag. Let me try to answer your questions...

Neither is any thicker than the other, so either one will fold up fine for storing under your bed.

The microfiber picks up a lot of lint. ... More
Awesome! Thanks for sharing, and aww to the cat comment!

Ya I was worried about microfiber as I hear it's used to pick up debris without scratching at least for glasses, so I was like "microfiber on a throe?" I guess I'll pick a shag one when time comes and I have some monies.

Thanks again!
12/04/2009
penny12 penny12
Does the shag throe move around a lot when used on other Liberator wedges/ramps. It makes sense that microfiber would "stick" to microfiber, but has anyone tried to see how much the shag one moves if used on the wedges/ramps?
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