Why is lint such a big deal

Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I don't know about you - but if I read one more review that states:

"line magnet" or something to that effect - I'm going to scream

Can we all agree that sex toys in general - with the exception of metal and glass attract lint!

Stop with the obvious already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( GAAH)
09/08/2012
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kendra30752 kendra30752
It is a big deal to me because it's a pain in the butt having to clean a toy every time I so much as lay it on the bed. I don't want lint inside my vagina. However, I don't have too terribly many toys that collect lint like mad. Matryoshka will damn near clean the floors for you upon dropping it though! I figure it's important to mention because people want to know what to expect. Some do collect lint and some dont. Why wouldn't you include that info?

I can't agree that all materials besides glass and metal collect lint. I have EF's high intensity bullet and it's never collected a hair. It's made of plastic with what feels like a PU coat. My Freestyle? Hardly ever collects a single thing. I think materials do differ.
09/08/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I don't know about you - but if I read one more review that states:

"line magnet" or something to that effect - I'm going to scream

Can we all agree that sex toys in general - with the exception of metal and glass ... More
LOL too funny! I hear you, sometimes I feel like that. I don't include that on my reviews because I definitely don't try to purposely check if my toy will pick up lint. I don't roll it around on my bed sheets or floor. If someone wants to ruin their toys for the purpose of writing a consise review that is up to them though. I hear some people will blow torch their toy too see if it's real silicone or something like that. I'm like what the heeeell?
09/08/2012
indiglo indiglo
While the experienced users here will all be aware that silicone (and most other softer materials) collect lint... someone coming here for the first time and reading their very first sex toy review probably isn't going to know that. That's why I personally try to remember to include that information in my reviews.

I try to write as though I'm talking to someone who has never had a sex toy before - because that's true of many people who come here. That's the same reason I try to remember to include cleaning suggestions, storage suggestions, lube compatibility, etc. I try to include everything I would have wanted to know the first time I was looking for a toy. (Because that IS who we're writing reviews for - the new consumer - not each other.)

I definitely understand having pet peeves though, and I think we all have them. I know I have plenty myself!
09/08/2012
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
LOL too funny! I hear you, sometimes I feel like that. I don't include that on my reviews because I definitely don't try to purposely check if my toy will pick up lint. I don't roll it around on my bed sheets or floor. If someone ... More
Oh yeah, flame testing is definitely a big no-no! Too dangerous, and like you - I don't want to ruin my toys!!
09/08/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Some silicone seems to attract lint more than others do. If it pulls lint like a moth to flame, I'll mention it in a review. That way people know to have some type of pouch or baggie handy to store it in if they usually don't do so.

It's usually not a big issue to me unless it attracts lint from the air. I've had a few do that. If it's to that point I'll list it as a con because you have to wash it constantly, more so than usual.
09/08/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
In addition to not wanting lint in my vagina and wanting to just be able to grab a toy out of a storage box or bag without having to wash it again (as I always wash my toys after we use them) when taking photos of toys, especially close up, you almost always SEE lint and hair on toys that attract this junk. Then you take an other round of photos after washing the toy again: more lint and hair, then you do it again.... and you also want to explain so people don't go, "WTF? Does this woman clean her toys?"
09/08/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by indiglo
While the experienced users here will all be aware that silicone (and most other softer materials) collect lint... someone coming here for the first time and reading their very first sex toy review probably isn't going to know that. That's ... More
This 100%.

It's like when writing a review on a glass piece. Most people here who either do reviews or are a member of the community, know that it's excellent to use for temperature play.. and most people here know exactly what that is. Do I talk about this in every glass piece review that I do? Absolutely. Why? Because as many, many people have mentioned (more importantly, the admins), we aren't writing the reviews for each other.

Like Indiglo, I write my reviews assuming that the person who may be reading it doesn't know about materials, safety, etc. It's great if you do know it, but that doesn't mean that everyone else does.

As for collecting lint... I've never had an issue reading that in other peoples reviews and I always include that in my own.

I'm surprised (and slightly confused) that it makes you so upset that you wan't to scream....
09/08/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
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Originally posted by indiglo
While the experienced users here will all be aware that silicone (and most other softer materials) collect lint... someone coming here for the first time and reading their very first sex toy review probably isn't going to know that. That's ... More
yea this is why I include it too
09/08/2012
debo debo
as a new reviewer and toy buyer, I am grateful for this information, it helps me when deciding what to buy next. thank you all for your great reviews.
09/08/2012
roskat roskat
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Originally posted by debo
as a new reviewer and toy buyer, I am grateful for this information, it helps me when deciding what to buy next. thank you all for your great reviews.
For people like you I think it's good to include that tidbit. I usually rinse my toys before use, but if I'm ordering something new I like to know what to expect. Not everybody here has read hundreds of reviews.
09/08/2012
sexyfun sexyfun
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Some silicone seems to attract lint more than others do. If it pulls lint like a moth to flame, I'll mention it in a review. That way people know to have some type of pouch or baggie handy to store it in if they usually don't do so. ... More
fully agree with Kira here
09/08/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
It's good information to include in a review. But I agree, it should be a given to most people that sex toys, excluding glass and metal, will attract SOME lint.
09/08/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Thanks for all the insightful feedback, I obviously don't get it.

I give - all hail the lint!
09/08/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
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Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
LOL too funny! I hear you, sometimes I feel like that. I don't include that on my reviews because I definitely don't try to purposely check if my toy will pick up lint. I don't roll it around on my bed sheets or floor. If someone ... More
I include it in mine for the same reasons others have listed I don't roll my toys around on the floor or the bed to see if it collects lint. I notice that it is a lint collector when I use a towel to dry it off or if I lay it down on the bed while getting ready for my play session. It is great information considering some materials collect lint more then others, I have had toys where the lint was horrible to get off wouldn't want some walking into that disaster!
09/09/2012
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by *Camoprincess*
I include it in mine for the same reasons others have listed I don't roll my toys around on the floor or the bed to see if it collects lint. I notice that it is a lint collector when I use a towel to dry it off or if I lay it down on the bed ... More
Oh, I hate that! That's how I notice it too. I figure it at least helps people know whether to towel dry it or let it air dry. Then, some of my toys will actually collect lint while just air drying on the counter. It's maddening! lol

My aunt gifted me these 3 really big, nice lint-free microfiber towels recently. I've dedicated them all to drying my sex toys. That has been such a nice addition to my cleaning ritual!
09/09/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
its kinda true
09/09/2012
GONE! GONE!
I mention it because silicone toys from different manufacturers attract lint and other crap differently. For example, one of my Tantus toys literally attracts dirt and lint straight out of the air while my Vixskin toys don't pick it up excessively even if I drop them on my bed.
09/09/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
Lint on toys is something that REALLY annoys me. Not quite enough to get me to stop using silicone toys because, let's face it, when it comes to soft materials, nothing is better and safer and they all attract lint. But with most of them, it seems like, unless you can somehow teleport the toy from it's lint free storage pouch into your vagina, they collect lint along the way. Like P'Gell says, wash it, 10 seconds later, LINT. Ugh. And I have cats so it's exponentially worse. *sigh* I tend to include any pet peeves in my reviews. I usually include it in the form of "all silicone collects lint" just like I always say "silicone is a safe material that can be sterilized". We all know that too but it's in all the reviews about silicone toys, or it should be, anyway.
09/16/2012
smlove smlove
Yeah, don't want lint in my insides, ever.
But that's not the only repetitive thing about reviews, the fact that people have to describe what it looks like and it's dimensions, drives me nuts. there's a picture!
09/21/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by charletnarouh
Lint on toys is something that REALLY annoys me. Not quite enough to get me to stop using silicone toys because, let's face it, when it comes to soft materials, nothing is better and safer and they all attract lint. But with most of them, it ... More
Oh lord, I know what you mean about cats! I only have one but her hair gets on EVERYTHING!!!
09/21/2012
bettle590 bettle590
washing lint off sticky silicone is so annoying! I agree that it's to be expected though
10/27/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Well some of the dildo's are down right sticky and it is an issue for some people!!
10/27/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
Not everyone has a private space that's close to a bathroom/sink, so it can be really inconvenient or even impossible for some people to use a toy that frequently gets covered in lint, if they need to maintain a certain level of discretion around the people they live with.
10/30/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
some toys seem to conjure lint out of thin air! i reviewed one like this and couldn't believe how attractive it was!! this goes in the review fer shure
10/31/2012
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
Like most people on here, I will include a comment in a review if I find the toy collects ALOT of lint, or even if i marks easy, cause say they say we are writing the reviews for the general public, not just EF members.
10/31/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
Seems like it'd be annoying to have to wash it down every time you wanted to use it, before and after!
11/07/2012
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