removing a seam?

removing a seam?

Owl Identified Owl Identified
I was using my Jollet tonight, which I love a lot, but it has a really awful seam that runs down it that I feel very distinctly during use. I recently reviewed the Ophoria Beyond 3 as well, another fantastic G-spotting toy that has a really painful and irritating seam.

My question is, has anyone here had any luck removing a seam without creating more uncomfortable groove and scores in the dildo? I feel like I remember a post about this but I can't find it. I would think a straight razor in a steady hand might do it? It sucks because I love absolutely everything else about these toys but these seams are seriously ouchie. Suggestions?

Thanks!
09/02/2010
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kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
I was using my Jollet tonight, which I love a lot, but it has a really awful seam that runs down it that I feel very distinctly during use. I recently reviewed the Ophoria Beyond 3 as well, another fantastic G-spotting toy that has a really painful ...
My Sphere has a reeeally bothersome seam. The toy is silicone, and I've seriously considered attacking it with a filer (like a fingernail filer). I'm a little worried about mutilating the toy, so I'm really hesitant to do it. Do you think shaving down the seam would work?

Whatever you decide to do, I'd take into serious consideration the material you're dealing with
09/02/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I have the Jollies Jollie and I had a seam on it that was so incredibly painful that I was unable to use the toy at all. The company I purchased it from offered to let me send it back to see if a replacement would help and perhaps have a less prominent seam, but the Jollie I had ordered was a limited edition. The Jollies are all handmade and the design of my Valentine's Day special was one of a kind. I LOVED how beautifully whimsical it was, so I was determined to make it work.

So, I took a Wusthof Chef's knife and, holding it perpendicular to the surface of the toy, I kind of "filed" the seam with the blade -- back and forth, back and forth for what seemed like an eternity. I started out gingerly at first, terrified that I would damage the toy. The silicone on that toy is very, very firm, but I was still surprised how tough it was! So, I found myself gradually increasing the pressure until I was pressing down pretty firmly and "filing" it quite aggressively. Again, I held the knife perpendicularly -- i.e., with the blade pointing directly down and making a 90 degree angle with the toy. It took a while, but I finally got the seam to where it was much, much more comfortable. When I am not feeling so lazy, I will probably get the blade after it some more to make it even more refined.

If your silicone is soft, however, I recommend that you be very, very careful starting out and gradually increase the amount of pressure you apply as you get a feel for it.

Hope this helps!

P.S. I also have the Beyond G-spot by Ophoria and have not been able to successfully use it yet because of that blasted seam. I just hate that! I guess I need to get over my laziness and get after that toy with my chef's knife as well.
09/02/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
1. Thank you for letting us know about the seam in the Jollet and Jollie. I wanted both of those toys, but they're leaving my wishlist right after I post! I can't stand seams.

2. I have the Ophoria Rapture #5, and it has a huge seam along it. I took a razor to it, and it did basically nothing. I mean, I scored up the toy even though I was careful, but the seam is still there. There are just little grooves/scores along side it now. It sucks. I recommend putting a condom on the toy. That helped with another one I have that has a seam.

3. How do we get manufacturers to stop making toys with seams in them?
09/02/2010
Alegria Alegria
It hasn't been a problem for me yet but it seems like the only seams that would be uncomfortable would be on the tougher silicone/plastic toys. For instance, I would never expect a seam on a VixSkin toy. Anyways, I think that if the seam/material were hard enough, it would be difficult to damage by something as small as a fingernail file. *shrug* Just my two cents.
09/02/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Rockin'
1. Thank you for letting us know about the seam in the Jollet and Jollie. I wanted both of those toys, but they're leaving my wishlist right after I post! I can't stand seams.

2. I have the Ophoria Rapture #5, and it has a huge seam ...
Most people don't have a problem with the seams on the Jollie. I've read plenty of reviews on it and don't recall anyone else complaining about it. Also, the owner of the store where I had bought it had not had any other complaints. I think my particular toy was just not aligned correctly when the two molds were placed together.

Using the chef's knife, I was able to smooth the seam away and make the two sides of the mold more level (there was only a FRACTION of a millimeter difference to begin with -- the difference was so subtle that it was never noticeable to me when I was examining the toy . . . I only noticed when I tried to insert it because it pressed me where I am most sensitive -- right under the pubic bone). After filing it, I am now able to use the Jollie and I absolutely love it. So, I would hate to scare you away from it! I highly, highly recommend it if you like a filling toy.

I also have the Jollies Thrust and the Jollies Jack and I have not had a problem with a seam on them. The Jack is completely seamless, as a matter of fact (though I actually like the Thrust the best!).
09/02/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Wow, every single one of these posts has been useful, I love you guys!

@kck, Yeah, I'm not sure if it's even worth it because of what Rockin' posted (point 2) but I've been picking it a bit with my fingernail. I'm debating, I'll keep you posted though if I take action!

@Selective Sensualist, I've seen the V-day edition on Kama Sutra Closet's website recently (that's where I got my Jollet, only because it was cheaper and the color options on EF are a little limited) so I feel like they may be floating about? Also, I don't know how they could send a sufficient replacement when the issue isn't a fluke, but rather a problem with their molds. It's not like I can't suck it up and use the toy, but I use it far less than I'd like because of it.

@Rockin', I found your post about your Ophoria toy when I searched the forums to find out if this had already been addressed. What is it with them? They have great toys and THE only issue I have with my Beyond 3 is that foolish seam. Gah. I wish I knew how to make companies understand how much of a deterrent this is in terms of purchasing!

@Alegra, I've definitely experienced a seam on softer toys, but Vixskin specifically would never have a seam because to be perfectly frank: Vixen Creations is a superior company compared with most. Sam goes for Tantus and Fun Factory. I have never found a single seam on any of their products!
09/02/2010
kck kck
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Wow, every single one of these posts has been useful, I love you guys!

@kck, Yeah, I'm not sure if it's even worth it because of what Rockin' posted (point 2) but I've been picking it a bit with my fingernail. I'm ...
Awesome!

And if I decide to have at it with mine, I'll let you know how it goes
09/02/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Wow, every single one of these posts has been useful, I love you guys!

@kck, Yeah, I'm not sure if it's even worth it because of what Rockin' posted (point 2) but I've been picking it a bit with my fingernail. I'm ...
Yes, Kama Sutra Closet is where I had purchased my Jollie. She had them specially made for her store. Each one of the Valentine's Day specials are different (I've seen a couple of video reviews online, plus the model that was photographed for her store). I just really, really happened to love mine -- I like the particular hearts and the intricate silver swirls that were selected to go inside of it, as well as the way they were all arranged. I thought mine was the prettiest Valentine's Special Jollie I had ever seen!

So, other people have had difficulty with the seam on the Jollie? I wondered why I was the only person with any complaints on the seam, so I figured it must have just been a defect in my particular toy (with the two sides of the mold being aligned ever-so-slightly off).
09/02/2010
Envy Envy
Maybe try a cuticle cutter? Might be easier than using a knife or something....
09/02/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Just wanted to report that I was inspired to pull out my Ophoria Beyond 3 G-spot and work on the seam. I am happy to report that I got it smooth enough to use comfortably (using the technique described earlier). I can no longer even feel the seam! (Also, it did not mar it in any way or leave any marks.)
09/03/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
I was using my Jollet tonight, which I love a lot, but it has a really awful seam that runs down it that I feel very distinctly during use. I recently reviewed the Ophoria Beyond 3 as well, another fantastic G-spotting toy that has a really painful ...
Or maybe a fine file? I really don't have much experience with this. I guess I have been lucky.
09/03/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Most people don't have a problem with the seams on the Jollie. I've read plenty of reviews on it and don't recall anyone else complaining about it. Also, the owner of the store where I had bought it had not had any other complaints. I ...
Thanks for this post and the modification update. I have the Jollies Thrust and I love it. I just don't think the other Jollies toys will be as awesome, and I'd rather not take the chance of a seam on a high dollar item. ^_^
09/03/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
If you can find a scalpel that would be the best in terms of sharpness.

I have tried a safety razor on my Naughty boy with little success. I like Goth's idea of using a cuticle cutter, or flat finger nail clippers.

I remember that thread also Sex, Lies & Law, I think it was here

I did find a good idea on this thread ridges on toys about using a razor for shaving.
09/03/2010
Kindred Kindred
Be extremely careful if you use a scalpel, for obvious reasons. It would be safer to use if you can grab the seam with a pair of tweezers/forceps and elevate it from the toy.

Alternatively, could you use something like a Dremel? A lot of crafters have them and they have a ton of different attachments for all sorts of purposes. It would be a lot safer than trying to cut it off.
09/03/2010
Brian Brian
I have the Luna by the same company. I actually talked about removing it in my follow up review. I also did it on this one as well and have pictures of each before and after. It's possible to make it less but don't expect any miracles. By the time I was done with both I couldn't feel the seem anymore anally but still could with my finger but was definitely a lot less prominent than before.
09/03/2010
ScottA ScottA
My best experience has been with using a sharp multiblade safety razor and gently "shaving" the seam rather than trying to cut it off. Straight razors are sharp enough, but tend to chatter, and files don't cut very well.
09/04/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I am going to try a cuticle cutter tonight because out of the supplies that I have access to, that seems like the one I'd be able to best control/produce a good result with. Thanks for you help everyone, and Dwtim, thanks for the link! I knew I had seen this somewhere else before.
09/04/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I am going to try a cuticle cutter tonight because out of the supplies that I have access to, that seems like the one I'd be able to best control/produce a good result with. Thanks for you help everyone, and Dwtim, thanks for the link! I knew I ...
Keep us informed.
09/04/2010
Chal Chal
All this stuff is really good to know!

I've personally been eying the Sedeux Flare but it's been pointed out that, while the toy doesn't appear to have seams, it has a slight imperfection in the form of a little nub at the tip of the head. I was wondering if anyone owns this dildo and has found the nub to be a problem, and whether the methods described here for getting rid of seams would be useful in this case.
09/07/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
I am going to try a cuticle cutter tonight because out of the supplies that I have access to, that seems like the one I'd be able to best control/produce a good result with. Thanks for you help everyone, and Dwtim, thanks for the link! I knew I ...
Any luck?
09/07/2010
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