Silicone Vs PVC

pleasurehunter pleasurehunter 12/07/2011

I have used silicone quite a bit and love the feel of it, i was wondering how it compared to another material which seems to be highly used that I dont have much experience with: PVC, which do you prefer and why

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pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
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punkstar283 , klyte , GonetoLovehoney , ReadmyLips , clockwork451
5  (3%)
Total votes: 191
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indiglo indiglo
I prefer Silicone because of the safety factor. It rates a 10 on the safety scale. PVC is basically Jelly, so the safety rating is like 2 or 3. You can't sterilize it, it leeches chemicals, and it usually has a terrible smell.
12/07/2011
dhig dhig
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I prefer Silicone because of the safety factor. It rates a 10 on the safety scale. PVC is basically Jelly, so the safety rating is like 2 or 3. You can't sterilize it, it leeches chemicals, and it usually has a terrible smell.
took the words out of my mouth! gotta be silicone.
12/07/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
Silicone also feels better, imo.
12/07/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
Silicone is far superior. No contest.
12/07/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
Silicone hands down.
12/07/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Silicone, because PVC is, in a word, rubbish. Silicone is body safe, sterilizable, and can last for a very, very long time. PVC degrades, is porous, and is potentially toxic.
12/07/2011
Lily Bee Lily Bee
Quote:
Originally posted by AndroAngel
Silicone, because PVC is, in a word, rubbish. Silicone is body safe, sterilizable, and can last for a very, very long time. PVC degrades, is porous, and is potentially toxic.
Silicone for all the reasons mentioned above!
12/07/2011
toxie m toxie m
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I prefer Silicone because of the safety factor. It rates a 10 on the safety scale. PVC is basically Jelly, so the safety rating is like 2 or 3. You can't sterilize it, it leeches chemicals, and it usually has a terrible smell.
Exactly. There's no contest.
12/08/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
Silicone wins! Safe, sterilizable, can be shared, many different textures and densities. In a word - amazing. PVC? Not so much. It is cheaper, but I'd use a condom with it just to be safe.
12/08/2011
jedent jedent
silicone, hands down
12/08/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
Poor PVC.
12/08/2011
MelSC MelSC
/was almost tempted to vote for PVC just so it had a vote... but silicone all the way!
12/08/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Silicone is hte safest.
12/08/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I do wear PVC leather clothes though.
12/08/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I associate PVC with clothing, not insertable objects. I'll echo the safety factor, but I personally like the feel of it more than I like PVC.
12/08/2011
Zinzai Zinzai
Safety of Silicone.
12/08/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Silicone, for sure!
12/08/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
No contest. Silicone is the gold standard.

There are cases in which I will compromise and deal with lesser quality materials (certain elastomers, for instence). Not all toys are meant to last forever. But PVC can leech chemicals and just plain smell bad. No thank you.
12/08/2011
LAndJ LAndJ
Silicone is more sanitary if properly cleaned.
12/08/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I prefer Silicone because of the safety factor. It rates a 10 on the safety scale. PVC is basically Jelly, so the safety rating is like 2 or 3. You can't sterilize it, it leeches chemicals, and it usually has a terrible smell.
Yup!!
12/08/2011
voenne voenne
Silicone.
12/08/2011
ScottA ScottA
Don't bother trying to get the PVC experience. Smelly toys, melting toys, toys you can't clean, unknown chemicals...

Stick with silicone for softies.
12/08/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. E
Silicone is far superior. No contest.
Agreed
12/08/2011
Beck Beck
PVC is porous, so silicone.
12/10/2011
babychika babychika
Silicone for so many reasons!
12/10/2011
McTavishes McTavishes
Yeah, I have a couple PVC plugs that I bought about 6 months ago. The things have degraded to the point where one crushes about an inch before you hit solid material. And yeah...they reek.
12/11/2011
punkstar283 punkstar283
Interesting comparason
12/11/2011
klyte klyte
They both are amazing.
12/11/2011
pinkzombie pinkzombie
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Silicone!!!
12/11/2011
null null
Like everyone else has said, silicone!
12/11/2011
Maxx Maxx
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
silicone is safer
12/14/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Definitely silicone
12/16/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
Silicone may be safer, but I can't use my favorite warming lube with it, as it's a synergy brand. =C I don't give a damn about the 'safety' or 'porous' toys, I'm the only one using them.
12/23/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I've only had experience with jelly, and it was a horrid, horrid experience.
12/28/2011
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
I prefer silicone
01/22/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Silicone is so nice and smooth!
01/26/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Silicone because it's safest on the scale.
01/26/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
Silicone because it is so safe.
01/26/2012
Kabachu Kabachu
silicone
01/27/2012
samanthalynn samanthalynn
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Silicone
03/11/2012
DiamondKoala DiamondKoala
Silicone, far less porous.
03/11/2012
cottonxcandy cottonxcandy
Silicone is safer
03/12/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
silicone
03/12/2012
roskat roskat
Silicone for sure!
03/13/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Silicone because it's safer
03/14/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
Silicone is so lovely! I adore it.
03/14/2012
Nora Nora
PVC, Poly Vinyl Chloride, has been linked to several kinds of cancers as it is used in Vinyl siding. I won't buy a toy going a whole lot closer to my body!
03/14/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Although I like silicone, there is a lot that I don't like about it. On my clitoris I like more pressure and it's hard to get pressure with soft silicone.
03/14/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Silicone for sure.
03/14/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Silicone
03/22/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Silicone is safer
03/23/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Silicone
04/11/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
Silicone
04/18/2012
Various Various
Silicone for sure! The only experience I have with PVC is a rabbit vibe that smells like death. I don't think I'll ever get anything that is PVC again.
04/18/2012
Sauceboss Sauceboss
silicone is the safest and best
05/28/2012
ReadmyLips ReadmyLips
Silicone is safer but if your like me and dont really care because its not like your eating the item for dinner or going to put it inside you and keep it there forever or a long period of time it really isnt going to cause you instant harm. either works for me. If price is a factor silicone is usually more expensive but it will last longer as well.
07/14/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
I got a PVC toy in the mail. It smelled like a pool toy.
07/14/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
i prefer silicone becaus of how it feels really
07/23/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I like the feel and safety rating of silicone.
07/23/2012
nimbuscloud3 nimbuscloud3
silicone all the way
07/29/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
For my own health and well being I won't even use a PVC toy.
08/05/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
PVC smells awful and is bad for the environment, both during the manufacturing process and once it's lying around the landfill giving cancer to rats. It can't be sterilized, and the chemicals it leeches are unhealthy.
08/05/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
Silicone is safe, PVC is not. Simple answer!
08/06/2012
Experiment Experiment
Quote:
Originally posted by McTavishes
Yeah, I have a couple PVC plugs that I bought about 6 months ago. The things have degraded to the point where one crushes about an inch before you hit solid material. And yeah...they reek.
And with that, you have turned me away from using PVC. I want my toys to last a while, I hate spending money o garbage that breaks in 2 weeks
08/14/2012
lineswecast lineswecast
Always silicone - safe and high quality.
08/24/2012
brevado brevado
Only silicon!
09/01/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
Silicone not only safer but overall just better.
09/01/2012
edenguy edenguy
no love for pvc
09/01/2012
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by ReadmyLips
Silicone is safer but if your like me and dont really care because its not like your eating the item for dinner or going to put it inside you and keep it there forever or a long period of time it really isnt going to cause you instant harm. either ... More
"no instant harm" is not the same as safe. With modern science detecting harm in small amounts of things that were considered "too small to matter" (mercury, arsenic and lead hit headlines the most, but organics are in there too) it's not worth the risk. Get silicone.
09/01/2012
ginainohio ginainohio
silicone
09/08/2012
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Silicone, for safety, ability to sanitize via boiling or bleach, and texture
09/08/2012
zeebot zeebot
Silicone is better in pretty much every way
09/08/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
From everything I've read silicone seems safer and easier to sterilize.
09/08/2012
Archery Archery
For sexual things, silicone forever!
09/09/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
Silicone! It's a lot safer and can be sanitized.
09/09/2012
amazon amazon
Silicone!!
09/21/2012
ichwillwaffels ichwillwaffels
Quote:
Originally posted by pleasurehunter
Silicone Vs PVC
silicone!
09/26/2012
jaynimal jaynimal
Most definately silicone,it is more exp. but you get what you pay for ya know. Or you dont get what you didnt pay for
01/09/2013
edeneve edeneve
if I have a choice of material for the same vibe, I'll always choose silicone.
01/09/2013
Anne Anne
silicone
01/09/2013
ashboo32 ashboo32
silicone. i wouldn't even bother trying pvc bc of the safety
01/13/2013
higs higs
Silicone is crazy safe, don't risk anything else1
01/13/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
Silicone is a safer, more quality material.
01/28/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Silicone all the way
02/05/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Say no to pvc!
02/09/2013
nosrslylol nosrslylol
Silicone, because it is way safer.
02/11/2013
nosrslylol nosrslylol
Silicone, because it is way safer.
02/11/2013
LoneOokami LoneOokami
Silicone feels great and is safer
06/10/2013
Total posts: 89
Unique posters: 86