Tired of toys melting!

PassionQT PassionQT
Why are certain ones doing this? I'm not using silicone based lubes on my sili toys. I try to keep them away from other toys, etc..I guess I need to start wrapping them in washcloths? Ugh, so frustrating..lol. especially when you have a collection of them!
06/02/2010
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softcoeur softcoeur
Hi PassionQT, are you saying that it's your silicone toys that are melting?
06/02/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Sorry to hear about your toys melting. Different grades of silicone can react with each other and melt. For instance, if you place a TPR silicone toy next to a toy made of pure silicone, they are not going to be safe from each other.

The only way to make sure that your toys do not react without storing them in bags is when they are all made of pure silicone.

If you are not sure if one of your toys is made of pure silicone, you can always look up the description of your toy on this site. Or you can always ask here.
06/03/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
The toys I've had melt have all been TPR, which is a composite of often unknown materials. I've not had any troubles with my pure silicone.

When in doubt, use bags, towels, even a sock will do in a pinch. Better safe than sorry that your favorite toy melted!
06/03/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
The sock is a great idea! Especially with all those lost ones I have floating around. Thanks everyone.

My latest toy to develop a small melt was my brand new "G Twister". Sure enough it's TPR silicone.

Thanks everyone!
06/03/2010
Gallowraven Gallowraven
I'm glad I read this. I haven't had toys melt in the past, so I was curious. And now I know how to prevent this from ever happening in the future.
08/02/2010
ScottA ScottA
100% silicone will not have a problem with melting. If you have a soft "real-feel" type you do need to be a bit more careful, as they can dent or otherwise deform, but melting does not happen. For non-silicone toys, socks or baggies are the best way to keep things safe (and bags help contain the mess if one does melt).
08/02/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionQT
Why are certain ones doing this? I'm not using silicone based lubes on my sili toys. I try to keep them away from other toys, etc..I guess I need to start wrapping them in washcloths? Ugh, so frustrating..lol. especially when you have a ... More
I store only ONE silicone toy in each Sugar Sac, (but toys of other materials may be in there) securely, loosely wrapped in a man's large handkerchief. We have several bags for our toys, and it prevents the melting.
08/02/2010
twistedheartsx twistedheartsx
I haven't had this problem yet, but I'm sure it'll happen sometime. I try to keep my toys all packaged in what they came in, but I think it just shouldn't be possible! Haha.
08/02/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Pure silicone will not react with other pure silicone toys. If it does, it's a RARE occurrence. Most silicone manufacturers, tantus included, store all their unsold toys together in bins, touching and loving all up on each other until they get packaged.

It's the other materials that are an issue. I've had TPR toys melt, touching nothing, wrapped in a bandanna. Just... fall apart.

This is why I rarely buy jelly or TPR anymore. I don't mind it in use but I get tired of toys not lasting very long.

Basically, a jelly or TPR toy is good for 3 - 6 months. Beyond that, it's a crapshoot.
08/02/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Pure silicone will not react with other pure silicone toys. If it does, it's a RARE occurrence. Most silicone manufacturers, tantus included, store all their unsold toys together in bins, touching and loving all up on each other until they get ... More
You know, I was about to email you and ask you just about this very same question! I was watching your video of the toibocks and saw that you had silicone toys with each other and I thought silicone reacted with silicone and had been avoiding having my stuff touch which was a pain in the butt! I'm so happy to hear that they can live together if I buy a toibocks
08/02/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
You know, I was about to email you and ask you just about this very same question! I was watching your video of the toibocks and saw that you had silicone toys with each other and I thought silicone reacted with silicone and had been avoiding having ... More
Heh. I keep my vixskin and O2 silicone separate due to their squishy nature - they're a bit more fragile. I also flame test EVERY toy I get that isn't from a "regular" silicone maker like Tantus, Fun Factory, Lelo, Vixen, etc. If it's from any of the big companies or an unknown, I burn the things. That way I know if they're truly fully silicone or not and, if they are, feel safe storing them with my other silicone. If not, I store them like they're jelly.

(Flame test = taking a lit match to an area of the toy. Silicone won't melt at under 600 degrees so the match will only leave a sooty mark that wipes off. If it melts, warps, drips, burns or anything other than just get sooty, it's not 100% silicone. )
08/02/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Heh. I keep my vixskin and O2 silicone separate due to their squishy nature - they're a bit more fragile. I also flame test EVERY toy I get that isn't from a "regular" silicone maker like Tantus, Fun Factory, Lelo, Vixen, etc. If ... More
Awesome, the only silicone toys that I wanted to keep in there are from Fun Factory and Tantus, but that's great to know that I can test them that way! I'm learning a lot of new things today! LOL
08/02/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
100% silicone will not have a problem with melting. If you have a soft "real-feel" type you do need to be a bit more careful, as they can dent or otherwise deform, but melting does not happen. For non-silicone toys, socks or baggies are the ... More
Yeah the one I had a problem with was a UR3 jelly dong or less expensive ones.
08/02/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Heh. I keep my vixskin and O2 silicone separate due to their squishy nature - they're a bit more fragile. I also flame test EVERY toy I get that isn't from a "regular" silicone maker like Tantus, Fun Factory, Lelo, Vixen, etc. If ... More
Well that is some kind of really awesome!
08/02/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Today, in a real life conversation that had nothing to do with sex toys, I happened to mention the melting point of silicone being above 600 degrees, and everyone was like, "You know the strangest trivia."

Sex toys are educational!
11/03/2010
KnK KnK
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
Today, in a real life conversation that had nothing to do with sex toys, I happened to mention the melting point of silicone being above 600 degrees, and everyone was like, "You know the strangest trivia."

Sex toys are educational!
Awesome! Lol

Also, thanks everyone for the info on this thread. I had absolutely no idea that toys could react with each other...Very educational site. lol
12/15/2010
Oxygen99 Oxygen99
I've never had an issue with my jelly toys melting. I guess I've just been lucky. And it's a good thing, too, because I really like jelly toys.
12/15/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Oxygen99
I've never had an issue with my jelly toys melting. I guess I've just been lucky. And it's a good thing, too, because I really like jelly toys.
Oxygen99 - if you really like jelly toys you should check out my last two reviews - both were pretty awesome toys:
Aria's vibrating Bigboy link

Crystal jellies ballsy royal link
12/15/2010
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
i didnt know this can happen. thanks for posting
12/15/2010
clp clp
My favoritest anal beads melted on me and it was heartbreaking. I'm not sure if I was more upset that they were gone or that they were made out of a sub-par material, not worth replacing.
12/15/2010
meganthomas meganthomas
I'm so glad I read this thread- I have never ever heard about toys melting- Thanks guys!!
12/15/2010
TexasBrat TexasBrat
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionQT
Why are certain ones doing this? I'm not using silicone based lubes on my sili toys. I try to keep them away from other toys, etc..I guess I need to start wrapping them in washcloths? Ugh, so frustrating..lol. especially when you have a ... More
If your room where you store them in gets too hot, they will melt. However, I would suggest to you that you store them in the boxes they come in to help prevent this. It takes up more room, but it keeps them safter. The only ones you don't need to worry about storing in original packaging is hard plastic and glass (glass usually comes with a satin pouch anyway).
12/19/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by TexasBrat
If your room where you store them in gets too hot, they will melt. However, I would suggest to you that you store them in the boxes they come in to help prevent this. It takes up more room, but it keeps them safter. The only ones you don't need ... More
Silicone toys which are 100% silicone will NOT melt in a hot room. Unless your room gets as hot as a pizza oven, over 600 degrees Fahrenheit!

Carrie Ann described in detail how to tell if toys are 100% silicone and if they are, they won't melt in anything less than 600 degree heat.

Jelly toys (which are NOT silicone) who knows? I've never had any toy melt or disfigure, with the exception of a Sil-A-Gel (NOT silicone or anything like it) toy with a seam separation. I do keep all my toys separated from each other, either in different bags, or wrapped in men's handkerchiefs or cloth or velvet bags or the bags the toys come with.

I have replaced my jelly toys, with better materials. I have kept my jelly heart beads, because they have so many memories. I am not a sentimental person, but they were the first anal toy I actually liked. They have been replaced with silicone beads, so I don't know why I am keeping them.
12/20/2010
ScottA ScottA
My silicone toys have been stuffed together in a bag for years with no problems.

Note: BE VERY CAREFUL WITH FLAME TESTS! If TPR or jelly catches fire it can be very difficult to put out. Do it in a well-ventilated fireproof area, and ideally while holding the toy over a metal bucket of water (drop the toy in the water if it catches fire, don't spray water on the toy as it could potentially spread burning chunks of US(T)M (Unidentified Sex Toy Material).
12/20/2010
rdytogo rdytogo
Never had a problem with anything melting, but I'm now aware of it thanks to you, so thanks for this thread.
12/21/2010
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
oh my gods.... i'm sorry that is happening to you.... but i have never had that happen to me or have heard of this happening with anyone i know....
12/21/2010
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I haven't had any melt, but I'm going to store my toys more separated now.
11/09/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I can't say that I've ever had this problem. @_@
11/09/2012
roskat roskat
I keep my toys wrapped around something (cloth or even paper towel) for this reason.
11/11/2012
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