I sit here writing this post still somewhat in shock. How could this happen to me? I thought I knew how to take care of my toys. I didn’t think that I’d go to my toy drawer one day, and find my beloved toys MELTED!
So here’s the scoop. I was actually cleaning my house, when I went to put something up in my nightstand drawer. Upon opening the drawer, I spied my bullet and remembered that the battery had died in it. I took it out and then proceeded to my toy drawers, where I keep the extra batteries for them. I opened the middle of the three drawers and couldn’t believe what I saw in front of me! Three of my toys looked like they had… melted! How could this be? They weren’t even touching each other!
I quickly scanned over the entire drawer, looking for anything like battery acid or a leaking bottle of lube or something. I found nothing. The only batteries I kept in there were the small batteries like would fit in a watch, and they were in their proper container and not corroded. There was no lube because the only lube we have is coconut oil anyway and it sits out on top of my nightstand. The toys were all separated and NOT touching. There was at least 2″ in between each toy. I was shocked and puzzled.
I picked up the three toys that were melted. Two of them were ruined, but they were the most inexpensive toys that I own. One was a simple jelly penis ring that was stretchy, and the other was a jelly toy as well. Both were under $12 each. The third toy was a tongue toy that was made of cyberskin material. It was more expensive ($40) and looked like a real tongue and had two speeds. It wasn’t totally ruined. Part of the end of it had melted and I was able to take some scissors and cut away the melted parts. It is still useable.
Google to the rescue! While trying to figure out what happened, I stumbled upon a page that seemed to be offering an explanation for me. Let me go ahead and say that this is not a Christian site and some of the links on this page may take you to places you’d rather not go, but this page itself has no nudity and actually has some really good information about how to take care of and store your toys. The page is on the website: Talk Sex With Sue Johanson and here is the link: Care & Maintenance of Sex Toys.
I knew that I wasn’t supposed to store toys made of different materials together touching. I had all my toys laid out in a very organized fashion in three separate drawers. They were all spaced apart from each other so I assumed they were fine. Apparently the toys can STILL melt if they are kept in the same small area together. The above page suggests that you store all your toys separately in baggies. Who knew that you needed to go to such lengths? (Okay, if you knew, then don’t rub it in. Just keep it to yourself.)
Anyway, I wanted to post this for all of you women out there, just in case you thought you were being careful like me. I’ve had toys for almost 15 years and have NEVER had this to happen before. I thought that the precautions I’ve always taken were enough. So now what is my advice for those of you out there who own multiple toys? Invest in ziploc bags.
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