Have you ever flame tested a toy?

Have you ever flame tested a toy?

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I flame tested a toy for the first time today. I flame tested the Cupid Kiss G-spot vibrator because I was very curious to see if this was really 100% silicone like the manufacturer stated on the box. On EF it was stated on the Cupid Kiss product page that the Cupid Kiss was in fact made out of TPR. So I decided to flame test it and found out that the Cupid Kiss is actually made out of TPR. EF was right. Why do manufacturers feel like they have to lie about their toy materials? Could this get them in trouble? Have you ever flame tested a "silicone" toy?
05/04/2012
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Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
We flame test them all the time if they aren't made by certain reputable manufacturers. A lot of the cheaper silicone toys from other companies that we've lit turned out to be TPR.
Legally the manufacturers aren't lying since the U.S. has some screwy law saying that as long as a toy *contains* a certain amount of silicone, they can call it silicone.
05/04/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I've never felt the need to try it yet, but if I ever do I will definitely try it.
05/04/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I haven't, I don't want to risk ruining anything I have, even if it's a small piece. I don't share my things so if I really want something that is TPR, I will get it.
05/05/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
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Originally posted by Zombirella
I haven't, I don't want to risk ruining anything I have, even if it's a small piece. I don't share my things so if I really want something that is TPR, I will get it.
^ This. I don't care if it holds up under flames. If my toys are anywhere near flames then I have a lot more to worry about than some sex toys.
05/05/2012
Taylor Taylor
I've only flame tested one toy and it was because it was one that I didn't like and didn't care about but people were curious whether it was silicone or TPR. It caught on fire and actually scared me quite a bit, so I'm never doing a flame test again lol
05/05/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Not yet, but I would now that I can justify it.
05/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Yes I have and extreme caution should be use and only use a match. A lighter can burn at 1977C or 3590F, platinum silicone melts at around 500f. Materials like TPE and TPR are crazy-extremely flammable and can be hard to put out once they are on fire. Please, please, please do not do this inside a house and with out proper safety precautions.

I have a video that I will be posting soon that will show just how flammable TPE is, granted I use a torch but you will see just how fast the material ignites and how fast it burns. Furthermore, the chemicals released from the flames can be toxic.

If you have any questions about a material it is much better to email the manufacturer, so much safer.

I hate to be a killjoy but I just want to make sure folks know of the dangers. If you really need to know feel free to message me and I will do it for you.
05/05/2012
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Originally posted by Taylor
I've only flame tested one toy and it was because it was one that I didn't like and didn't care about but people were curious whether it was silicone or TPR. It caught on fire and actually scared me quite a bit, so I'm never doing a ...
Haha me too. I hated the toy I flame tested. I knew I was never gonna use it again so I decided to see if it was really silicone or not. I made a review on the Cupid Kiss and added my findings to it. Hopefully it gets published soon.
05/05/2012
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Yes I have and extreme caution should be use and only use a match. A lighter can burn at 1977C or 3590F, platinum silicone melts at around 500f. Materials like TPE and TPR are crazy-extremely flammable and can be hard to put out once they are on ...
Thanks so much for your input!! I'll definitely be more cautious next time.
05/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Yes I have and extreme caution should be use and only use a match. A lighter can burn at 1977C or 3590F, platinum silicone melts at around 500f. Materials like TPE and TPR are crazy-extremely flammable and can be hard to put out once they are on ...
Thank you, Tim.

People really need to know how dangerous, and unless you know what you are doing (like our Tim does) it's not only dangerous, but totally unnecessary. We're not making our own toys with melted old ones, are we? There is no reason (unless you're making an informational video or are a pyro, like Tim ) to take flame to a sex toy!

I've never done it and never will. There's nothing wrong with TPR in sex toys (unless you set them on fire, then it may be impossible to put them out, and then it can take your house with it) and I'm not on the "sex toy FBI" so, no, I don't feel responsible for "outing" things that most of us really don't know that much about, like the different polymers that sex toys are made of.

Unless you're making an How To or "Why Not To Do This" video, I see NO reason to flame test toys in a normal review. Ever.

I started a thread a few weeks ago on maybe calling a moratorium on flame testing toys, for our safety, both Tim and JR agreed. Did we not all see it?
05/05/2012
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