Isopropyl alcohol safe on Silicone?

Isopropyl alcohol safe on Silicone?

the_mohawk the_mohawk
Is Isopropyl Alcohol safe to clean silicone toys?

My silicone toys are all tantus...
07/17/2010
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ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by the_mohawk
Is Isopropyl Alcohol safe to clean silicone toys?

My silicone toys are all tantus...
It won't degrade the toys, however you might want to question why you're using it. Isopropyl and the other alcohols don't do a really great job of disinfecting, so it can leave some stuff behind (especially if the toy has some organic material on it), and it doesn't kill everything - Hepatitis is one of the bugs that it will leave behind. If you're sharing toys you should come up with a better solution to preserve your health.

If you're just using your own toys on yourself then usually soap and water are fine. If you're going anal-> vaginal then I'm not sure - isopropyl should kill most of the potential problems, but wouldn't you really rather use something that's known to work better?
07/17/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
It won't degrade the toys, however you might want to question why you're using it. Isopropyl and the other alcohols don't do a really great job of disinfecting, so it can leave some stuff behind (especially if the toy has some organic ...
ScottA:

And what is it that works better than alcohol? Bleach?

BTW - I've read that hand sanitizers that use alcohol will not create 'super-bugs' because they work by dehydrating bacteria - so I can see how that would not work with virus' like hepatitis.
07/17/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
ScottA:

And what is it that works better than alcohol? Bleach?

BTW - I've read that hand sanitizers that use alcohol will not create 'super-bugs' because they work by dehydrating bacteria - so I can see how that would not ...
If you're concerned about transmission then bleach (after cleaning the toy) or boiling water are the best easily-available options.

For most non-porous toys used by one person or fluid-bonded couple soap and water work OK. They don't sanitize, but they get most of the stuff off. Keep in mind that that's usually how sex organs are kept clean.
07/17/2010
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