Which is safer?

spineyogurt spineyogurt
Or are they the same?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Silicone
Elnoa , Nazaress , joja , richsam , eeep , married with children , cottonxcandy , Teacookie , Inappropriate , potstickers , Stinkytofu10 , mistre$$ , vanilla&chocolate , gsfanatic , LavenderSkies , Emerlyn , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , c365 , Rey , edenguy , mandiegk , pirata , Intrepid Niddering , Archery , Vaginas , KrissyNovacaine , Rossie , Hubby80 , allgood1
30  (83%)
Glass
Peggi , ksparkles16 , MamaDivine , SubmissiveFeminist , ichwillwaffels , Mikemanz
6  (17%)
Total votes: 36
Poll is closed
04/03/2012
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Hygienically, they're both top of the line. They won't trap bacteria and are easy to clean, and both can be boiled to sterilize them.

Structurally, I'd say that silicone is slightly safer, only because glass is completely rigid and it's possible to bruise yourself if you're too rough. If you're careful, though, the danger of that happening is minimal.
04/04/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Both are hygienically safe. Like Rin said, you gotta be more careful with glass though because it could cause bruising if you're too rough.
04/04/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Both!
04/04/2012
Peggi Peggi
I only voted glass because while silicone and glass are basically equal as far as safety goes, I voted glass because you can use ALL lubricants with glass but not silicone lubes with silicone toys. This can break the material down and mess up your toy. So glass does have that over silicone.
04/04/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
I only voted glass because while silicone and glass are basically equal as far as safety goes, I voted glass because you can use ALL lubricants with glass but not silicone lubes with silicone toys. This can break the material down and mess up your ... More
Plus, bruising and such are due to misuse or wrong sizing. If you learn your limits, they can be just as safe in that respect.
04/04/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
They're both the same, technically-speaking. As others have said, silicone is less "safe" in that you can't use silicone lubricant with it and glass is less safe in that it can bruise you. Also, though, glass has the ability to break easier and more importantly, it can chip or crack, which will allow bacteria to build up inside it, and that is NOT safe. So I guess silicone seems the safer bet.
04/04/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
they are both really safe. it's like apples and oranges to me really
04/04/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Hygienically, they're both top of the line. They won't trap bacteria and are easy to clean, and both can be boiled to sterilize them.

Structurally, I'd say that silicone is slightly safer, only because glass is completely rigid and ... More
agree
04/06/2012
cottonxcandy cottonxcandy
I voted silicone over glass simply because it's easy to bruise yourself with glass.
04/08/2012
lisasharrer lisasharrer
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Or are they the same?
silcone
04/08/2012
Teacookie Teacookie
glass runs the danger of shattering if you change it's temperture to fast.
04/08/2012
Inappropriate Inappropriate
silicone only because it cant break really
04/09/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Or are they the same?
Silicone is safer than glass.
04/09/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I've heard great things about both in terms of porousness, but silicone can't break whereas glass can.
04/09/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Thanks guys!
04/09/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Definitely silicone, since it won't break into shards.
05/15/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Or are they the same?
I think they're equally safe.
05/16/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by gsfanatic
Definitely silicone, since it won't break into shards.
In the event that borosilicate glass does break, it breaks in huge chunks, not tiny shards. In other words, you would definitely notice before you use the toy.
05/16/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Silicone.
08/24/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
Silicone.
Yuppp...
08/24/2012
c365 c365
These are both good materials.
08/27/2012
Rey Rey
Silicone, i'm a huge fan.
Glass has it's merits but the breakage factor makes it a second place for me.
08/27/2012
aryce aryce
Both are very high, but each has a flaw compared to each other. I guess it depends if you plan on being big with lubes are rough with it.
08/27/2012
SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
I only voted glass because while silicone and glass are basically equal as far as safety goes, I voted glass because you can use ALL lubricants with glass but not silicone lubes with silicone toys. This can break the material down and mess up your ... More
I agree. I think they are basically equal, but glass is better because you can use silicone lube with it.
08/27/2012
edenguy edenguy
My SO doesn't like the feel of Silicone so we use glass. Never had a problem
08/29/2012
Archery Archery
Both, but i prefer silicone
09/09/2012
ichwillwaffels ichwillwaffels
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Or are they the same?
glass
09/26/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
silicone because you can't bruise yourself
09/27/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
i'd hafta go with glass for being most inert
10/02/2012
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