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Looks cute, smells BAD

Overall, if they could get rid of that horrible smell, I would have no problem recommending this toy. As it is, I am put off by the smell and can't see myself enjoying it much.
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Pros:
Waterproof, easy to clean, no batteries.
Cons:
HORRIBLE smell. Size is a little on the small side.
Rating by reviewer:
2
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Use

This is a basic, TPR silicone dildo with suction cup base. I was drawn to the cool, purple design that goes through the shaft, but that's not enough to get past the negative aspects.

However, it is waterproof and TPR silicone, so those aspects might persuade you to try it.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Suction cup base
    • Waterproof

Material / Texture

This is a TPR silicone dildo. It's very smooth, with no seams or rough edges. The smell is bad. It smells like hot, glue gun, gluesticks while they are melting. It did not dissipate with washing. Because the smell was so strong, I decided to use a condom with this toy to be safe.

It is firm, but still flexible and has some give to it.
    • Flexible
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The length is good for beginners. It's less than 5 inches insertable. The width of the toy is also nice for a beginner. It's listed as 1-1/4", but I would have preferred bigger.

The toy has a pretty realistic shape, although it is obviously clear with colors through the shaft. It has a strong suction cup base if you would like it mounted.
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

The suction cup was strong with no risk of it falling off mid-activity. I think this is a good beginner toy and it won't hurt you.

However, I just can't get past the smell.
    • Comfortable

Care and Maintenance

This is a TPR silicone toy, so you can wash it, or use toy cleaner, but you can't boil it as you would with regular silicone. You should use NON-silicone lubes with it.
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

The packaging is very obvious, and would not be considered discreet at all. You could put the toy back in the packaging to store it, if you prefer.
    • Not discreet
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  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    Thanks for the info on the smell! I agree with you, if it smells and can't be washed off, definitely wear a condom over it before use!

    Did you realize it's not really an all silicone toy? It's TPR silicone which is a mixture of silicone with TPR and is undoubtedly why it smells. It's also a 6 out of 10 on the safety scale, instead of a 10 out of 10 like pure silicone. So, it is somewhat porous.
  • Janene
    Janene  
    I did not realize that. Not sure why they list it as silicone because that's misleading to me. I wouldn't have gotten it.
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    The problem is the labeling laws in the US. They are allowed to list something as silicone as long as it has the minimum required percentage of the product as that material. I can't remember the exact %-age right this minute for silicone, but will try to remember and add that later. (BTW, this is true of organic and other label claims! They only have to meet the minimum! They can call it aloe, but only have part aloe, etc. You can always check the ingredients label though where they have to give the amounts, at least for organic foods).

    I had a feeling you were misled when I edited the review, so I added the TPR part for you in the review and then left that comment to be sure you noticed. I'm sorry you were deceived and honestly, we know some manufacturer's have to be doing this on purpose. The nice thing about Eden, is they help you find the truth! They change the info as soon as anyone finds out differently. The reviewers will quickly find out if something is not true and expose it, so I highly recommend reading several reviews of an item before getting it.

    There are certainly companies you can rely on to provide superior, top quality silicone such as Tantus & Vixen, whom you will never go wrong with. Doc Johnson had some lower quality silicone, but has also come out with some higher grade, too (the label and price tell you if it's premium).

    Did you know 100% silicone comes in different grades, too? They have different recipes and a company such as the ones I mentioned, have their usual formula which, for Tantus, is a firmer feeling silicone, but they also have their O2 line which has a more soft outer coating (the inside has a more rigid core, similar to a real cock and companies call that dual density).

    Anyway, with all these different formulas they can create, you are bound to get less desirable blends with manufacturers cutting corners, or trying to get a certain texture straight silicone doesn't provide, such as for this product you got. The best silicone is cured using platinum and so you will see references to platinum silicone, but also, Japanese silicone, medical grade silicone and premium silicone. If paired with 100% on the label, you can shop with more confidence when seeing those words.

    Sometimes you will hear about a flame test. That's where someone took a lit match and put the flame directly on the surface of the product claiming to be silicone. If it does not burn/catch on fire, then it's pure silicone. (There will only maybe be a slight discoloration, or finish difference after the surface is wiped off, but the item is undamaged otherwise, neat, huh?) HOWEVER, this has proven to be a dangerous test if performed by someone not taking the safety precautions! The non-100% silicone will catch on fire and depending on the chemicals in it, you can get a fire that is tough to impossible to extinguish! No kidding, people have had real problems and can't get it to stop burning, then they have all those nasty chemicals released which is dangerous, too. So, I do not recommend doing it yourself, but if you see a reviewer or blogger mention they did this test and a toy passed or failed the flame test, you will now know what they mean!

    I hope this info helps you and others! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me here, on my wall, or send me a PM. I always welcome contact!
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