Your thoughts on Sil-a-gel.

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Your thoughts on Sil-a-gel.

ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Sil-A-Gel is a material that we see quite often around the site and reviews. A lot of people mistake it as being made from Silicone and I have read about people getting infections and such from using it. A quick Google search brings up a lot of questions and sites that sell products that are made with Sil-A-Gel. But I did not find anything about what it really is. Except for this site, In2ovation for them it is used as an surface enhancer, hardener and repellent for use with concrete. This only makes me more confused. lol.

I am not to sure about a material that can kill bacteria, good or bad. It may be alright for a stroker (what I have with Sil-A-Gel) but for a insertable? Sure it may help stop the spread of bacteria but at the risk of an infection? I think a condom would be much safer to use.

So what do you think? Have you found any good reasons to want to use it or what exactly it is made from?
12/04/2010
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Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Sil-A-Gel is a material that we see quite often around the site and reviews. A lot of people mistake it as being made from Silicone and I have read about people getting infections and such from using it. A quick Google search brings up a lot of ...
I remember a post where it was said that it's SIL for Safe Ingredient List, meaning that it was made up from components that are all on the list. I do think that the "sil" in the gel causes many people to assume it's made up at least partially from silicone, it's kind of misleading..whether it's intended to be or not.

I don't like it because of the smell, I cannot stand it and it makes me want to gag. I've only used it once and it was an anal toy and it quickly went into the trash because of the smell. I never got any infections..but perhaps that's because I didn't use it vaginally? I am so turned off by the smell though that I will never, ever, EVER try it again though.
12/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Alicia
I remember a post where it was said that it's SIL for Safe Ingredient List, meaning that it was made up from components that are all on the list. I do think that the "sil" in the gel causes many people to assume it's made up at ...
On mine the smell wasn't real bad, just noticeable. But I have heard that mentioned a lot. Sucks you had to toss it.

I am concerned that people get the wrong idea about it being made from Silicone and have seen it mentioned in reviews too. Plus it may lead people to think it will clean itself.
12/04/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
As mentioned, it's an additive, and I had to do lots to digging to find out that it's usually added to rubber and PVC (which is I think the actual cause of allergies in relation to sil-a-gel, not to mention their porous surfaces) to give it antibacterial properties. The basic smell must be SO horrible that the manufacturers must add the fragrance to make it passable. It reminds me of those scented Strawberry Shortcake dolls from back in the early 1980's.

I've been threatening to use one particular g-spot toy as a window-cling air freshener due to both the sticky surface and the scent. When it turned orange, I decided to err on the side of caution and just tossed it. I don't know if PVC turns different colors or the sil-a-gel does it, but color-changing means some sort of chemical breakdown is going on.
12/04/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
As mentioned, it's an additive, and I had to do lots to digging to find out that it's usually added to rubber and PVC (which is I think the actual cause of allergies in relation to sil-a-gel, not to mention their porous surfaces) to give it ...
I think this is why I can't stand it...I HATE the smell of fake fruit. Those dolls that have smell added to them make me want to gag! I actually wanted to get my daughter this really cute stuffed toy that was in the shape of a cupcake for Christmas..then I picked it up and OMG! That thing STUNK like strawberry shortcake! BLECH.

I do have to say though, the one I had was not a mild smell..I could smell it even if it was like three feet away and I was afraid to even store it near my other toys because I didn't want the smell lingering on them. P-U!
12/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
As mentioned, it's an additive, and I had to do lots to digging to find out that it's usually added to rubber and PVC (which is I think the actual cause of allergies in relation to sil-a-gel, not to mention their porous surfaces) to give it ...
eeek, changing colors? Not good!

I have Doc Johnson dildo that I thought I would put in the chicken coop to make it smell better. HAHA I don't think the chickens will like it though.
12/04/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
eeek, changing colors? Not good!

I have Doc Johnson dildo that I thought I would put in the chicken coop to make it smell better. HAHA I don't think the chickens will like it though.
LOL It'd be the most original reason for 'flying the coop'.
12/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
LOL It'd be the most original reason for 'flying the coop'.
LMAO!
12/04/2010
Porfiriato Porfiriato
Some of my early toys were sil-a-gel, and I never has any problems, but I have since moved on to mainly silicone when it comes to insertion, just to be safe
12/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Porfiriato
Some of my early toys were sil-a-gel, and I never has any problems, but I have since moved on to mainly silicone when it comes to insertion, just to be safe
Ya, me too. Plus I can share with the wife.
12/04/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
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That is a thread that some of the folks at Doc Johnson responded to about the stuff. It does stink to high heaven. And I have tried everything to get rid of it. Soap, toy cleaner, I even tried rubbing alcohol.

I am pretty sure you guys all read my smell comparison on my Twisty review. Wrapping that stuff up is the best way to avoid it getting in your system. Blech.
12/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
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That is a thread that some of the folks at Doc Johnson responded to about the stuff. It does stink to high heaven. And I have tried everything to get rid of it. Soap, toy cleaner, I even tried rubbing alcohol.

I am pretty sure you ...
Thanks for the link.

So now I know it is an additive that they use in some toys and that Sil-A-Gel does not have a smell, it is the material that Sil-A-Gel is added to that smells. That helps a bit.
12/04/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
link

That is a thread that some of the folks at Doc Johnson responded to about the stuff. It does stink to high heaven. And I have tried everything to get rid of it. Soap, toy cleaner, I even tried rubbing alcohol.

I am pretty sure you ...
Ohhh, I'm SO glad I didn't buy the sil-a-gel (should be smel-a-gel) I was fond of when I first joined Eden.
I can't tolerate the strong chemical toy odors. I won't touch another Sensafirm or Pleasureskin for that reason! They are disgusting!!!!!!
12/04/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Alicia
I remember a post where it was said that it's SIL for Safe Ingredient List, meaning that it was made up from components that are all on the list. I do think that the "sil" in the gel causes many people to assume it's made up at ...
I was going to say the same thing Alicia, the smell was the turn off for me. I also worry about shoving anything anti-bacterial in my cunt mainly because I don't know it it could harm the bacteria that is supposed to be there. It probably won't since the packaging says it takes time for the sil-a-gel to kill the bacteria on its surface but the smell is so damn baaaaaad!!
12/04/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Ya, me too. Plus I can share with the wife.
You mean she can share with you....~nods
12/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
You mean she can share with you....~nods
SO true! ~nods back~

What packaging are you referring to?
12/04/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
On mine the smell wasn't real bad, just noticeable. But I have heard that mentioned a lot. Sucks you had to toss it.

I am concerned that people get the wrong idea about it being made from Silicone and have seen it mentioned in reviews ...
I read that somewhere and I think I have even heard someone say it was made partly from silicone in a video review and I was so uncritical, my first thought as "why have I always thought sil-a-gel was bad?" I started to question why I ever thought it was unhealthy.

I'm glad I read this post. I should have checked it up but I wouldn't have simply added soemthing to my reivew before checking it first with a reference (the materials list on EF).
12/05/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
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Originally posted by Alicia
I think this is why I can't stand it...I HATE the smell of fake fruit. Those dolls that have smell added to them make me want to gag! I actually wanted to get my daughter this really cute stuffed toy that was in the shape of a cupcake for ...
Ha ha ha, I'm so weird about smelly toys (children's toys with a fruit smell), I never had them and always wanted one. We had a purple bouncy ball at my elementary school that smelled like grapes, I loved it so much and always wanted to have that ball to play with.
12/05/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
I read that somewhere and I think I have even heard someone say it was made partly from silicone in a video review and I was so uncritical, my first thought as "why have I always thought sil-a-gel was bad?" I started to question why I ever ...
My first toy with Sil-A-Gel was the Jack grip On the box it said it was compatible with Silicone lube, so I was pretty sure it was not Silicone based, I even thought is was cool that it was antibacterial. Now though, I do not think it is that great of an idea.

You just can not help but learn all kind of good things around here.
12/05/2010
ScottA ScottA
Sil-A-Gel is a proprietary formula, which means there could be almost anything in there. Chances are almost perfect (at least 99%) that the concrete version of Silagel is a different product entirely.

I don't use it. Too much smell, too much uncertainty.
12/05/2010
Envy Envy
Ewww. Just ewww. Smells awful and just not a thing I want.
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