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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)10:05 UTC+1 No.6616003 Report

Hey /sci/.

So I bought a masturbator last night made of TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer).

I've been trying to find a way to sterilise/clean it in order to keep it bacteria-free.

I've done some research on TPE, and it turns out alcohol and boiling are out of the question.
The only thing everyone says to do is to wash with diluted anti-bacterial soap. The problem is i'm not really sure whether the soap I have is considered "anti-bacterial" (it doesn't really say these things on soap in my country), and the idea doesn't really seem too reliable for some subjective reason.

Are there any other substances you could use to clean/sterilise a TPE toy without denaturing it?
Would normal bar soap (sodium stearate) work?
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)10:15 UTC+1 No.6616015 Report

>>6616003
Somehow this saddens me.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)10:20 UTC+1 No.6616019 Report

>>6616015

Why?
It feels good.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)10:23 UTC+1 No.6616020 Report

>>6616003
how much does it feel like the real deal?
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)10:29 UTC+1 No.6616026 Report

>>6616020

I don't know.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)10:49 UTC+1 No.6616042 Report

>>6616026
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)11:13 UTC+1 No.6616063 Report

>>6616026
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)12:14 UTC+1 No.6616148 Report

>>6616042
>>6616063
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)14:59 UTC+1 No.6616271 Report

>>6616026
this is what I needed today
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)15:00 UTC+1 No.6616273 Report

have you disinfectant or anything similar?
or freeze it
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)15:05 UTC+1 No.6616278 Report

>>6616273

I don't think I have anything that doesn't contain alcohol.

Also, freezing it sounds like a pointless and dumb idea.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)16:24 UTC+1 No.6616344 Report

>>6616003
cant you just it in an autoclave?
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)17:54 UTC+1 No.6616477 Report

>>6616344

>An autoclave is a device used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C

It denatures at high temperatures; no can do.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:02 UTC+1 No.6616486 Report

>>6616003
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:06 UTC+1 No.6616496 Report

simple. pour some salt water into it
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:09 UTC+1 No.6616503 Report

>>6616003
The most 4chan-appropriate /sci/question ever. Anyway just use normal bar form soap, it's highly effective partly because it breaks up the biofilm and dislodges them. Antibacterial soaps are kind of a scam and have been shown to cause resistant populations to emerge.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:12 UTC+1 No.6616507 Report

I'm on acid and this is the first post I see on /sci/
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:14 UTC+1 No.6616510 Report

>>6616503

Thanks, anon.

Seems like the most reasonable answer in the thread.
Just for the record, what exactly is this "biofilm" that it breaks up?
And are you sure the bar soap won't harm the elastomer in any way?

Also, would salt water work too, like this anon said?>>6616496
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:28 UTC+1 No.6616538 Report

>>6616510
Google, but basically bacterial colonies are complex with many different species and secrete substances that act as a glue to stick them to the surface. Soap is also good at disrupting cell membranes, at least for gram-negative species. Chemically I doubt it can hurt any plastics, it forms a moderately alkaline solution. Acids and bleaches will attack many plastics, and so will isopropyl alcohol aka IPA.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:33 UTC+1 No.6616546 Report

>>6616510
Also bacteria are FUCKING EVERYWHERE and this is a totally normal and natural thing. Fun fact, since prokaryotes are smaller than your cells and you have enormous internal surface area, 'you' consist of more bacteria than human cells, most of which are benign or beneficial symbiotes.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:41 UTC+1 No.6616559 Report

>>6616026
Thanks, this just made my day
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:55 UTC+1 No.6616576 Report

>>6616507

Have a good trip, sending glod vibes that a way.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)19:02 UTC+1 No.6616587 Report

>>6616026
>then he said hes a virgin!
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)19:29 UTC+1 No.6616646 Report

>>6616546
>>6616538

Thanks anon.

Great info.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)19:48 UTC+1 No.6616677 Report

>>6616486
oh god I lol'd.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)01:16 UTC+1 No.6618799 Report

>>6616026
:DDD
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)01:38 UTC+1 No.6618815 Report

>>6616020
Personally, depending on the model it feels better than fucking a girl with a condom.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)02:26 UTC+1 No.6618863 Report

>>6618815
>fucking a girl with a condom.
I hear you. Condoms are so very, very fucking lame. So very lame. God I hate condoms.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)02:34 UTC+1 No.6618869 Report

>>6618815
>>6618863
I just wear one of these instead of a condom.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)02:42 UTC+1 No.6618883 Report

>>6616576
it was beautiful as always. thx m8
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)02:45 UTC+1 No.6618886 Report

>>6616026
Holy shit that was the best laugh I've had in a while! Thank you, Anon!
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