Plastic - Clean or not clean?

ToyGurl ToyGurl
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So I have a quesion. If plastic (link) is non-porous and phthalates-free, why is the safety level so low. Can someone explain to me?

My best friend and I have exchanged toys (well, I give them to her. I don't take them from her. She has an STD.) that are plastic since I can remember and other than the STD she already had before I met her, she's never had any issues with cleanliness.

I'm just curious why the safety level is so low for plastic.
09/27/2011
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Generally, toys that can't be boiled simply won't get above an 8, from what I've seen.

From my experience working in a pet store (with plastic pet bowls, specifically), it seems that some plastics actually are slightly porous. I don't think any members of the sex toy family are like that, but I can't be 100% certain.
09/27/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Generally, toys that can't be boiled simply won't get above an 8, from what I've seen.

From my experience working in a pet store (with plastic pet bowls, specifically), it seems that some plastics actually are slightly porous. I ... More
I always thought plastic was porous until I read otherwise on EF. For instance, like you mentioned, after a while, my dog's "homes" (giant pet cages) will absorb a smell. Even after being scrubbed and washed the smell remains and the stains as well. So we buy new ones about once a year.

Who knows. Maybe it's a different type of plastic.
09/27/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I am not sure about plastics. I wouldn't share toys back from someone who has an STD just to be safe, but I'm not sure about EF's safety ratings.
09/27/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
I always thought plastic was porous until I read otherwise on EF. For instance, like you mentioned, after a while, my dog's "homes" (giant pet cages) will absorb a smell. Even after being scrubbed and washed the smell remains and the ... More
I just googled it very quickly since you got me curious, and it seems that the type of plastic and how it's made determines whether or not it's actually porous. Then a whole bunch of technobabble came in and I got lost.
09/28/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I don't think that an 8 out of 10 is very low, but it's generally because they can't be boiled!
09/28/2011
Twinkies03 Twinkies03
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
So I have a quesion. If plastic (link) is non-porous and phthalates-free, why is the safety level so low. Can someone explain to me?

My best friend and I have exchanged toys (well, I give them to her. I don't take them from her. She has an ... More
Yeah the whole boiling thing is on point here since generally it's the cleanest way to treat a product. I too would be hesitant about anyone with an std, but just make sure if you toy swap to use condoms and the such. It helps!
09/28/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Twinkies03
Yeah the whole boiling thing is on point here since generally it's the cleanest way to treat a product. I too would be hesitant about anyone with an std, but just make sure if you toy swap to use condoms and the such. It helps!
I don't share toys with her, I give my old ones to her.
09/28/2011
Lizzy Lizzy
If you want to guarantee plastic gets clean, look at Clorox pro quatenary solution.
01/13/2012
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