Sex toys melt when chemical reactions take place between the toy material and an outside source. There are two main sources of toy meltage: improper lubricant and improper storage. Improper Storage Do not just toss toys of different materials into a box or drawer. Different materials have different chemicals which can react causing toys to melt.
100%, pure silicone toys can touch with no problems, especially if made by the same manufacturer. That belief came about from observing products labelled silicone that really weren't, or were a silicone blend. The lube issue is a bit trickier. See this blog post for a really well written discussion of silicone sex toys.
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In fact, sex toy blogger Dangerous Lilly created a “jar of horrors” initially filled to the brim with jelly toys, which can be seen melting over time. When using toxic toys the plasticizers will leak out and cause rashes and burns for a few days.
With standard plastic sex toys we have always stored them in a bedside drawer just tossed in (after being washed of course) or sometimes a duffel bag. But after finding out about the germs and cancer risk caused by normal plastic toys (porous) we have upgraded to safe, sterile silicone and glass only.
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Please wash with soap and water before first use and always wash with soap and water before and after each use. Pat dry with a clean cloth. Never store product with other soft plastic sex toys. As the plastics can react with each other causing a common problem known as "melting".
Yes, you can store silicone in plastic bags. But also, 99% of the horror stories you hear about "silicone" toys melting from contact with each other aren't actually silicone. Solid silicone is inert. Silicone products can be all up in each other's business without problems. I've had my toys jumbled together for years.
Overall, sex toys used with glass material are a solid option. Especially for those who either want an elegant, sophisticated object, or for advanced users who utilize temperature play. Metal Sex Toys. The last sex toy on our list, metal is another fantastic material for sex toys.
The adult toy industry is largely unregulated. Sex toys fall under the umbrella term of ‘novelty device’, which means that there is generally no overseeing government agency or official quality control. Before you panic and toss out your beloved toy collection, please know that self-regulation within the sex toy industry is extremely strict.