Waterproof or false advertising?

~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Do you guys and gals feel that more often than not, your toys that say they are water proof are in deed actually not?
07/02/2009
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Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Do you guys and gals feel that more often than not, your toys that say they are water proof are in deed actually not?
Some are merely splash-proof and not submersible. There is definitely a difference. But it varies from toy to toy - which is why it is always appreciated when a toy claims to be waterproof and the reviewer actually tests it then writes about their findings.
07/02/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
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Originally posted by Victoria
Some are merely splash-proof and not submersible. There is definitely a difference. But it varies from toy to toy - which is why it is always appreciated when a toy claims to be waterproof and the reviewer actually tests it then writes about their ... More
I like to try out any "waterproof" toy int eh hot tub. I figure if it can survive that, it is really waterproof. I try to include this in my reviews. Had a few that died after the experience..
07/02/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
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Originally posted by Mamastoys
I like to try out any "waterproof" toy int eh hot tub. I figure if it can survive that, it is really waterproof. I try to include this in my reviews. Had a few that died after the experience..
*in the* sorry..not had enough coffee yet!
07/02/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
After I had a vibrator advertised as waterproof leak significant amount of water into the battery compartment when used for extended tub play, I started not just dunking them, but leaving them under for a little while. It's a bit paranoid, because rarely have I found a toy that survived dunking but not staying submerged, but I do it anyway.
07/02/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
I leave toys on and submerged for several minutes. So far every toy that claimed it was waterproof was.
07/02/2009
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
I get very irritated when I get a toy that claims to be waterproof but isn't, as I really enjoy shower time with my toys.

It irks me quite a bit as well when I read a review where the reviewer either completely fails to mention whether the toy is actually waterproof as claimed, or says something like "I haven't had the chance to see if this toy is waterproof." I mean: COME ON. It's not that hard to take the toy and sink into a sink full of water. I understand people hesitate because they don't want to ruin their toy, but if I loved a toy that much I just wouldn't get it wet and wouldn't write a review.
07/02/2009
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Some are merely splash-proof and not submersible. There is definitely a difference. But it varies from toy to toy - which is why it is always appreciated when a toy claims to be waterproof and the reviewer actually tests it then writes about their ... More
agreed.
07/02/2009
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Mamastoys
I like to try out any "waterproof" toy int eh hot tub. I figure if it can survive that, it is really waterproof. I try to include this in my reviews. Had a few that died after the experience..
I'm not too big on using toys in water so I am less likely to try since a lot of them break.
07/02/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
I get very irritated when I get a toy that claims to be waterproof but isn't, as I really enjoy shower time with my toys.

It irks me quite a bit as well when I read a review where the reviewer either completely fails to mention whether ... More
Honestly, because I don't use my toys in water most of the time, I forget to try them out. I'm trying to remember to test them in the sink, though
07/02/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I'm not too big on using toys in water so I am less likely to try since a lot of them break.
I've not really had a lot of problems with them breaking..When we take them to the hot tub, they stay submerged for awhile and yes, sometimes we do find some water in the compartment, but after they dry out, the toys seems to work fine. We just don't take that toy back. We enjoy using toys in the hot tub and are willing to try them out-for the sake of the review! )
07/03/2009
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
As to the title of this discussion:
I do think it's false advertising to call a toy "waterproof" when it is at best splash proof. I think these companies are well aware whether their toys are actually waterproof and are sometimes just using that as an invalid sales point.
07/03/2009
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Tuesday
I leave toys on and submerged for several minutes. So far every toy that claimed it was waterproof was.
You are a lucky one! I have heard of maybe breaking after only one try.
07/31/2009
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
As to the title of this discussion:
I do think it's false advertising to call a toy "waterproof" when it is at best splash proof. I think these companies are well aware whether their toys are actually waterproof and are sometimes ... More
Then they should say splash proof...
08/01/2009
Andyman25 Andyman25
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Do you guys and gals feel that more often than not, your toys that say they are water proof are in deed actually not?
you really have to read the reviews on the waterproof toys to make double sure they really are
11/18/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
So far I haven't had any toys break and when I review I do test it if it is really waterproof. I have a three part method:

1) Dunk it see if it there is any signs of water getting inside,
2) use it the shower, again check for signs of water getting in, if it survive that we move on to...
3) chaos's 2-hour waterproof vibrator torture test: 1 hour submerged with the vide off followed by one hour with the vibe on at max strength.

So far all toys have survived although I'm doubtful about the one I just got for review, we'll see about that one.
11/18/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I test all my waterproof toys by fully submerging so I can let others know in my reviews.
11/20/2010
Kinkme Kinkme
Sadly this has happened to me as well. I didn't even submerge it, I was just in the shower. I was very disappointed to say the least.
12/06/2010
Mr. & Mrs. Peg Mr. & Mrs. Peg
Waterproof to me means we can take in the tub and play under water. I know for a fact that some things that say they are waterproof wouldn't stand up to being submerged. It all come down to the quality of the o-ring and where the controls are. When the toy says splash proof that makes me a wonder how much water exposure it will actually withstand.
03/17/2011
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I'd say about 1/2 of the ones I had that claimed to be waterproof really aren't waterproof and that makes me ill!!
05/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
In general, I don't trust "waterproof" toys to be fully submersible unless they're from a high-end company (Lelo or Fun Factory, for example), and preferably rechargeable. Toys that charge magnetically are really the only ones I use in the tub regularly, since there's no openings whatsoever for water to seep in. Most of my other waterproof toys are shower-only.

I've come across a couple of toys that were advertised as waterproof and wound up not even being splashproof. That is supremely annoying!
05/08/2012
bh253 bh253
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
In general, I don't trust "waterproof" toys to be fully submersible unless they're from a high-end company (Lelo or Fun Factory, for example), and preferably rechargeable. Toys that charge magnetically are really the only ones I use ... More
Same here! I will only use magnetically charging toys in the water, just to be safe. Some of my waterproof toys died in the water previously.
05/08/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Do you guys and gals feel that more often than not, your toys that say they are water proof are in deed actually not?
I have luckily only had two toys that claimed to be totally waterproof and then leaked. If it's not waterproof, I don't want it!
07/23/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
I get very irritated when I get a toy that claims to be waterproof but isn't, as I really enjoy shower time with my toys.

It irks me quite a bit as well when I read a review where the reviewer either completely fails to mention whether ... More
There are a lot of great reviews that don't necessarily cover every aspect. Cut people a break!
07/23/2012
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