Why is my high-grade silicone retaining butt smells?

Why is my high-grade silicone retaining butt smells?

Sexy Lexi Sexy Lexi
I bought the Ryder a while back and I absolutely love this plug. It's the right size, the right shape, just love it. However, within three uses, the plug has retained butt smells and just absolutely smells awful. I tried boiling it for half an hour, I let it soak in a 10% bleach solution, soap and water, everything. I've only used water-based lube with it. Still smells like butt. I thought to myself, well, I guess I'll have to put a condom on it. I did and popped it in, and I was immediately irritated with the fact that I have to stick a condom over my high-end silicone toy. I specifically bought the silicone toy to avoid having to put a condom over it, since silicone is a superior material. I don't even want to bother with it anymore.

I'm not happy, because I paid good money for this plug and it was a failure right after I bought it, and immediately AFTER I wrote a glowing review about it. What do I do?
03/06/2012
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ScottA ScottA
Same reason that Tupperware occasionally gets that hard-to-remove red stuff from tomatoes. Some of the smelly compounds are fat-soluble and have an affinity for the surface of the silicone. They're not "in" the silicone, just stuck to the surface.

Try different cleaners. I have good luck taking my butttoys into the shower, using dishwashing soap, and letting the water run over them while I wash my body.
03/06/2012
CafeSabroso CafeSabroso
You might also try putting it in the oven. I haven't had any problems with my toys smelling, but theory suggests that this would be an adsorption mechanism, which is kinetically more reversible when heat is applied. Bake at 400 (F) for a half hour? Or, based on the theory that the molecules responsible for the smell are more non-polar (fat soluble) you could try cleaning with a suitable solvent, such as acetone. I would try baking first, though.
03/06/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Letting them air out for a while is usually a bit helpful as well. Give them as thorough of a cleaning as you can, and then if you can leave them out for a few days the scent should at least dissipate some.
03/06/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by CafeSabroso
You might also try putting it in the oven. I haven't had any problems with my toys smelling, but theory suggests that this would be an adsorption mechanism, which is kinetically more reversible when heat is applied. Bake at 400 (F) for a half ...
SCIENCE!

You had me at "kinetically"...
03/06/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
i am so sorry! i've never had this happen with a toy before. keep trying to clean it, something will have to work sooner or later!

at the least, i'd recommend writing the manufacturer and asking them what is up with this. maybe buying from a different company next time. as i said, i've never experienced this, and i only use silicone toys for butt play or otherwise. no smells at all, ever.

it's gotta be the silicone they used.
03/06/2012
Sexy Lexi Sexy Lexi
Thank you all for your advice. I had given thought to sticking it in the oven, but I'm actually afraid that it will make the butt smell airborne, as it were, and make my entire apartment smell of it. I do have the apartment to myself this week, so maybe I'll give it a shot. I do plan to write the manufacturer, but I'm just sad that my new favorite toy has let me down so quickly and so badly.
03/07/2012
godweensatan godweensatan
Quote:
Originally posted by Sexy Lexi
Thank you all for your advice. I had given thought to sticking it in the oven, but I'm actually afraid that it will make the butt smell airborne, as it were, and make my entire apartment smell of it. I do have the apartment to myself this week, ...
dish washer, and enemas
03/07/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Good luck in getting it taken care of.
03/07/2012
cheesewizz cheesewizz
if youre really desperate you could try putting it in the washer. maybe that would work? i really cant think of anything else
03/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I find that if smells are clinging to my silicone, letting them air out for a day or two does the trick every time.
03/08/2012
Rossie Rossie
I believe Tantus silicone does have a tendency in retaining smells. When I bought my Echo, I stored it in my nightstand drawer and it's been smelling of cedar ever since.
03/08/2012
CafeSabroso CafeSabroso
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
SCIENCE!

You had me at "kinetically"...
I've been teaching too much equilibrium chemistry recently. Le'Chatlier's Principle all the way... Absorption is also a really cool phenomenon.
03/09/2012
Rawhide Rawhide
have you tried letting it sit covered in baking soda paste?
03/09/2012
Sexy Lexi Sexy Lexi
Well, I emailed Tantus and I have yet to get a response.

I'm going to stick it in the dishwasher next cycle. If that doesn't help, I give up.
03/09/2012
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by CafeSabroso
I've been teaching too much equilibrium chemistry recently. Le'Chatlier's Principle all the way... Absorption is also a really cool phenomenon.
Strike the b and change it to a d. I'd usually let it pass, but they're two different mechanisms and absorbtion is not something you want in butt toys.

Have you tried taking it in the shower with you? Put it in the clothes washer with some towels? Long-term exposure to something that will dilute/carry off the odor causing chemicals is the way to go. No, it won't make your house smell - there's not enough of them to smell much when they're diluted that much.

Yes, an enema before anal play will minimize any smell, but you don't have to go there. Another option is to investigate your diet.
03/11/2012
CafeSabroso CafeSabroso
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Strike the b and change it to a d. I'd usually let it pass, but they're two different mechanisms and absorbtion is not something you want in butt toys.

Have you tried taking it in the shower with you? Put it in the clothes washer with ...
Argh, typo. I'm aware of the difference; should be more careful when I'm banging out responses...
03/12/2012
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