Silicone Flexibility

Contributor: 628318 628318
How flexible is the pure silicone? Can you bend it like 90 degrees or does it not bend much at all?

Would something like this be more flexible than this?
02/21/2010
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Contributor: ScottA ScottA
There are two ways your question can be taken, and I'll try to answer both.

Silicone can be made in different densities, so the force required to flex silicone can be changed - for instance Vixen Creations' silicone tends to be soft and easy to bend, whereas the silicone used in silicone prostate massagers tends to be much stiffer. All are flexible, and can be bent, usually to between 90 and 180 degrees, by hand. Jelly tends towards the floppy side, so if you're looking for a silicone toy that more closely approximates the squishiness of jelly I'd say go for a Vixen toy.

The above deals with stiffness, but if your question has to do with the ability for silicone to take being bent then it is extremely flexible, more so than jelly. You can bend your silicone toys over and over with very little risk of them breaking - I've never broken a silicone toy and haven't heard of it happening to anyone else, either. Silicone is pretty much a lifetime proposition as far as durability is concerned.
02/21/2010
Contributor: 628318 628318
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Originally posted by ScottA
There are two ways your question can be taken, and I'll try to answer both.

Silicone can be made in different densities, so the force required to flex silicone can be changed - for instance Vixen Creations' silicone tends to be soft ... more
thanks a bunch
02/21/2010
Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
There is no doubt that a jelly toy like the Royal Jellies is more flexible than the silicone Tantus Scout. In fact I've added stiffening wire to several jelly vibes because we found them too flexible.

On the other hand the Tantus silicone vibes like the Scout (don't own) & Maverick link (own) are very stiff - not likely to bend 90 degrees.

I don't know why the flexibility is important - but I will say that due developing a sensitivity to most jelly products we've gotten rid of all but one of our jelly toys - the remaining one we cannot use without a condom.

We've just purchased the O2 Revolution link which is a much softer formulation than the Scout - so if it's flexible you want - I'd suggest the O2 - or a formulation similarly - like the Raquel link, O2 Niagara link
02/21/2010
Contributor: Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
There is no doubt that a jelly toy like the Royal Jellies is more flexible than the silicone Tantus Scout. In fact I've added stiffening wire to several jelly vibes because we found them too flexible.

On the other hand the Tantus silicone ... more
Another alternative for softer silicone is VixSkin by Vixen Creations. I think their regular formula is a little softer than some of the others (like ScottA said), but VixSkin is even softer than that.
02/21/2010
Contributor: Miss Jane Miss Jane
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
There is no doubt that a jelly toy like the Royal Jellies is more flexible than the silicone Tantus Scout. In fact I've added stiffening wire to several jelly vibes because we found them too flexible.

On the other hand the Tantus silicone ... more
I own both Scout and Maverick, and Scout is as stiff or more stiff than Maverick.
02/22/2010
Contributor: Miss Jane Miss Jane
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Originally posted by 628318
How flexible is the pure silicone? Can you bend it like 90 degrees or does it not bend much at all?

Would something like this be more flexible than this? ... more
Scout is definitely less flexible than anything jelly.

It's really going to depend on each individual toy and its maker. Just about every company makes silicone differently, and they can play with the densities like Scott mentioned. Personally, I would check out multiple reviews for each product you're looking at to see how stiff/flexible it is.
02/22/2010
Contributor: NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
All silicone is very different and dependent on the brand. However, compared to any Jelly product, medical grade silicone will usually be more firm.
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