Would a 1-5 scale of rigidity for dildos be useful?

LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by FemmeFlo
I've bought quite a few toys lately, and I think something that I would find useful when shopping is a material rigidity scale of 1-5. My reasoning for this is that the rigidity of a material can vary greatly from company to company even, and I ... More
Yes, definitely!
11/21/2011
jedent jedent
very very nice idea.
11/21/2011
Gracie Gracie
Awesome idea! Like others hae suggested, the scale could be for dildos and vibes. So far I have noticed some pretty significant differences among silicone products. Maybe just a scale for silicone since other materials are more self explanitory? Information is a good thing!
11/21/2011
Maxx Maxx
Quote:
Originally posted by FemmeFlo
I've bought quite a few toys lately, and I think something that I would find useful when shopping is a material rigidity scale of 1-5. My reasoning for this is that the rigidity of a material can vary greatly from company to company even, and I ... More
Very. Due to the fact that you will have a better idea on what a toy will feel like before you buy it.
11/28/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
This is an excellent idea! But there is so much variation amongst toys that maybe it should be a 1-10 scale instead of 1-5.
12/09/2011
Do-Re-Mi Do-Re-Mi
I really like this idea. Rigidity really plays a role when I'm looking at toys.
12/09/2011
Nothere Nothere
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
12/09/2011
leanright69 leanright69
Good idea. Especially when dealing with duel core dildos like the O2 revolution and similar life-like.
12/11/2011
leanright69 leanright69
Good idea. Love it.
12/11/2011
Rainbow Boy Rainbow Boy
I think a rigidity scale should be implemented for silicone toys only. All wood, metal, and plastic toys are hard for obvious reasons. But, like you said, silicone toys vary greatly, even if they are from the same company.
12/11/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Sounds like a great idea!
12/12/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Rainbow Boy
I think a rigidity scale should be implemented for silicone toys only. All wood, metal, and plastic toys are hard for obvious reasons. But, like you said, silicone toys vary greatly, even if they are from the same company.
I think it would be useful for any material, considering some people would be first-time shoppers. Obviously, wood, metal, glass, and plastic are all rigid, but other materials can surprise you if you've never felt them before.

For example, I was very surprised at how squishy my first TPR toy was. On the other hand, I always hear how soft and pliable jelly is supposed to be, but my single jelly toy was fairly stiff.
12/15/2011
lalapetitee lalapetitee
I think this is a great idea. Some toys are more or less firm than I think once I get them home.
12/22/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
I think that silicone toys are usually of the same density, except for a few exceptions, the Lelo Ella being one of them. I own a LOT of silicone toys - think over 40ish dildos/vibe/plugs/prob es - and the normal differences aren't that ... More
I would disagree with this vehemently. Silicone is a hard one to guess. No pun intended. I own tons of silicone toys and they're all sorts of rigid and soft and in-between.
12/22/2011
CrystaCat CrystaCat
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Originally posted by zeebot
Oh, that's a great idea, I love it!
Totally agree 1 to 10 scales are great and very useful.
12/23/2011
SMichelle SMichelle
This would be an excellent idea.
12/23/2011
GONE! GONE!
Yes, seriously. This would be so useful!
12/24/2011
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Yes, I find this a great idea! Silicone can very from company to company
01/16/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by FemmeFlo
I've bought quite a few toys lately, and I think something that I would find useful when shopping is a material rigidity scale of 1-5. My reasoning for this is that the rigidity of a material can vary greatly from company to company even, and I ... More
I find it would be useful.
01/21/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
I like this! Definitely a good idea. I agree, buying toys is like buying clothing. Every company is different and it makes it harder to choose, especially when its online.
01/21/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Looks pretty darn accurate to me
01/21/2012
GS500 GS500
1-5 would be ok, no need to split silicone hairs.
04/02/2012
LoneOokami LoneOokami
I would love that, great ideal
06/13/2013
Ouroborean Ouroborean
I would love to see something like this implemented.
06/13/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
This is a great idea!
06/13/2013
Creepellah Creepellah
I concur ;D
06/13/2013
married with children married with children
I think this could be helpful.
06/13/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
That would be super handy - I'm surprised that this hasn't yet been put into practice! It could go next to bees and vrooms. =)
06/14/2013
kat17 kat17
The scale would be really handy, like others have said I often find myself wondering how hard/soft an item might be. BUT - you'd need some sort of control for comparison. Some people might be more comfortable with rigid objects & rate something not as "hard" as another person who only likes soft objects. I'd think saying something like, "A '4' rating is comparable to a cucumber" would be helpful because you can go fondle the cukes* at the grocery store to get an idea of how hard that toy would be

*Please note, I am not advocating the use of vegetables as sex toys. That may not be safe, or hygienic.
06/14/2013
ashboo32 ashboo32
Yes
06/14/2013
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