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2003-01-30 00:00:09+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Ever have one of those days where someone says something, and it keys all the right words, and a whole bunch gets accomplished really quickly. It happened to me at work with "notched belt pulley systems"; I went back to a place I'd asked for help 3 times already and all of a sudden we found the right catalog and ordered the right parts.

That experience helped me realize that when I was looking for materials for making sex toys I'd never entered "food grade" and "silicone" into a search engine. The alt.sculpture "Flexible Mold Materials Compared" FAQ enlightened me about why some of the folks with the coolest silicones emphatically say "not safe for mucous membrane contact", and I found this catalog page with two materials which might be suitable, with hardnesses in the mid-30s, one much harder one, I think 60A is like a soft skate wheel, and Chef's Silicone Plastique from Culinart, which is hand-moldable, like modeling clay, with what looks like about an hour cure time. Maybe now I can build that two-vibrator cock-ring that fits behind the scrotum. </overshare>

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#Comment made: 2003-01-30 02:19:29+00 by: John Anderson

Maybe now I can build that two-vibrator cock-ring that fits behind the scrotum.

I'm having trouble visualizing this -- JPG?

#Comment made: 2003-01-30 02:43:50+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm not finding a picture of it online, but we once bought something like the Neptune vibe ring that had second a bullet vibe underneath. Unfortunately, it didn't stretch much at all, let alone enough to fit over the scrotum, so that vibe was in front, and felt to me like I was getting kicked in the nuts 30 times a second. And in the process of trying to make it stretch we did the suggested hot-water thing, which seemed to make it brittle, and it broke.

The Tickled Pink vibe works really well for me behind the scrotum, so I'm fairly sure an over-under that'd fit the right place would be really cool, and if we can make it out of a material that's less likely to get tangled in my pubic hair that'd be a definite plus.

#Comment made: 2003-01-30 14:56:12+00 by: meuon

Shave. :)

#Comment made: 2003-01-30 16:17:08+00 by: topspin

Meuon, we're talking Dan here. Shave? I mean, shave ANYWHERE?!? He'd probably sooner code in RPG or PL/1.

Well placed lube, Dan, might help tangling issues. A penile pompadour!

#Comment made: 2003-01-30 18:03:16+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep: Aside from the previous experience with stubble, and the health issues and risks involved in shaving genitals, there's my personal aesthetic. I think pompadour it is. Huh, I wonder if Combe has thought about this marketing angle for Brylcreem.

#Comment made: 2003-01-30 19:56:25+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just ordered a pound of the stuff, hopefully it's the one with the greater flex, will make a blank and see what happens.

#Comment made: 2003-01-30 21:49:32+00 by: meuon

Ok. then: Trim. And, being the hairy guy I am, I'll gross ya'll out and tell ya I have to (trim) or it gets twisted into knots if I don't. The WAHL beard trimmer works well.. Not responsible for the effects of TMI: Too Much Information after Dan's /overshare

#Comment made: 2003-01-31 00:21:02+00 by: Larry Burton

Speaking of knots, I went swimming once right before leaving on a two hour drive from college in Cookeville, TN to home in Chattanooga. Stepping out of the car on my arrival home was the most painful experience I've ever known.