How do you test waterproof vibes?

CamoCutie CamoCutie
As we all know, vibrators are either waterproof or not. Seeing how some of these are actual waterproof/submersible vibes and some are really only splash proof, how do you actually test which ones are waterproof, compared to the ones that are only splash proof?
09/16/2013
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Ansley Ansley
Typically, toys with DC motors are waterproof and are almost always rechargeable, or if they aren't rechargeable then they have a silicone O-ring between the cap and battery compartment to keep water out. Splash-proof toys have neither of these things. If there are spaces between buttons, caps, and the like then the toy is merely splash-proof at best. Waterproof toys are going to have tight seals all the way around.
09/17/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I would actually say that toys with an open DC port are often not waterproof, since water getting into there is often bad. There are exceptions, like many of LELO's toys, but generally I've seen full waterproof toys using magnetic charging.

Depending on the manufacturer and the warranty, if you're still unsure after what Stormy said, you can always try to use the toy in the water. Be very careful and be sure to read through all of the papers that came with the toy before doing this though!

You could always contact the company directly as well, or read through the reviews of the toy!
09/17/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I use them in the shower first.
09/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Sincerely Yours, N
I would actually say that toys with an open DC port are often not waterproof, since water getting into there is often bad. There are exceptions, like many of LELO's toys, but generally I've seen full waterproof toys using magnetic ... More
The DC port is fine, the motor itself if exposed would pose an issue, but water in a DC port is not going to short-circuit the battery. It's only an issue if the water gets PAST the connection into the toy itself, which is unlikely in the case of silicone encased toys.


Case in point: you could take a car battery and throw it into the bottom of a river, pull it out and it would work just fine so long as the casing didn't break.
09/17/2013
cagypsy cagypsy
I test mine in a little water in the sink before I take it into the tub or shower with me.
09/30/2013
cmm cmm
I use mine in the shower, but none of my toys ever really get submerged. If it charges using induction, then it's definitely waterproof.
09/30/2013
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