Vibrator... melting?

tigertiger tigertiger
weird
05/14/2012
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by ~Jennifer~
Silicone is bad about this too. The easy way to avoid this problem from happening is to store these toys in a bag of some sort...you can get an actual toy storage bag, a wine bag, or even just a plastic ziploc bag. The bag will keep it from rubbing ... More
Absolutely, positively not. Silicone is inert, and will not melt.

TPR/TPE/Jelly toys can melt onto it, but you can probably get those off with some more-or-less nasty solvent and have a useable toy again.

Some silicone lubes can fuse onto some silicone toys, producing a gummy surface. This needs to be either lived with or scraped off if it happens, one reason why there's a general caution against using silicone lubes on silicone toys.

I've had silicone toys for years (9-ish), keep them tossed together in a box with glass, metal, wood, etc. No problems at all.
05/14/2012
WICKA WICKA
If it can melt just like that ... should we now start thinking of keeping a little fridge in our bedroom for these type of toys ? Geeeee ...
06/02/2012
Edeneve Edeneve
well, bummer - had no idea toys could spontaneously melt! glad I accidently came across this info.
07/23/2012
Edeneve Edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by WICKA
If it can melt just like that ... should we now start thinking of keeping a little fridge in our bedroom for these type of toys ? Geeeee ...
LOL LOL LOL - LOVE your response!
07/23/2012
gigglebox gigglebox
It isn't spontanous or anything. It's just a chemical reaction of jelly/jelly/tpr.

It's an easy solution. Keep your jelly/tpr toys in individual bags.
07/23/2012
Undecided Undecided
NEVER let your toys touch eachother! It can and will ruin them
07/23/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Pure silicone can touch other pure silicone, and all will be fine. Same with glass, metal, and wood. Any combination of those can touch each other without melting.

Normal hard plastic will only melt in high temperatures -- much higher than they will likely experience in your sock drawer -- or if exposed directly to fire, electricity, or I suppose some kind of acid. Plastic resting against plastic doesn't cause a chemical reaction -- look at the plastic utensils in your silverware drawer, for example.

However, materials like jelly, PVC, TPE, TPR, and silicone composites are full of chemicals which exist for the sole purpose of making the materials involved soft and pliable and bonded to one another. When they touch, the chemicals try to extend that bond to other toys, because chemical composites can't tell the difference. They'll also try to bond with the silicone in pure silicone toys, "melting" those as well. Fire and heat are not needed for this process. It's all chemistry.

Keeping each toy in a separator bag of its own will protect your toys from each other, and will also keep lint off of them. Personally, I keep my TPR toys each in an individual bag AND in a container separate from my silicone. I own no jelly. My silicone toys still have separator bags, just so I can avoid cleaning them all every time I use one. Silicone really likes lint.

Hope that helps.
07/23/2012
scootersjewel scootersjewel
Quote:
Originally posted by BeautyMonster
I just did some research and I think it's because the rabbit was touching another toy. ): Oh well. I just purchased it again.
I keep mine in a locked drawer with other toys & never had them melt but if there is that possibility I'm gonna move it! Mr foo foo is my favorite & would really hate to see him turn into a mass of gel. Sad way to go, I would think.
08/12/2012
Vurdalak Vurdalak
So much info in this thread! I'm looking forward to purchasing this rabbit and it's good to know more about how to care for it.
08/23/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
Probably a chemical reaction. D:
10/31/2012
Edeneve Edeneve
oh, wow!!!
11/01/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
This is why you shouldn't buy toys made of gross materials like jelly If they'll melt in a drawer, they'll also release gross chemicals into your body when you use them. I've had chemical burns from jelly toys before and will never use one again.
11/02/2012
darkr darkr
What bummer, good to know about TPe that it doesn't do well with hot temps
11/02/2012
tony tony
wow lol
12/14/2012
Sexy Desire Sexy Desire
WOW...I had never heard of this happening, thank you for the information.
12/18/2012
kaylajoy89 kaylajoy89
I always keep mine in the plastic packaging they come in. No problems.
03/14/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
This happened to me before, Big mistake putting them too close to another toy.
04/02/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Whoa, scary!
04/02/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by BeautyMonster
I left the toy in my drawer (I usually keep it under my bed) and somehow the rabbit ears, part of the shaft and other places had seemingly had melted. I'm still in shock over how this could have happened. I went to go use it, and thick melted gel ... More
oh my...im sorry.
04/02/2013
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