• Best way to stop latex underwear sticking?

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    HimerusEros [sign in to see picture]
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    I bought a pair of latex knickers but when I try to get them on, they just stick together which makes it impossible to get on - think ross gellar with the leather pants! A friend suggested talc to stop them sticking, but it leaes white marks, can anyone suggest anything better?

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    Silicone lube (or one of the silicone 'dressings' designed specifically for shining latex) will do the job.

    One other solution is to chlorinate the garment. This makes the surface of the latex very slippery and the garments can be put on without talc or a lube. You will still need a silicone lube or dressing to shine the latex so you may want to try that first before considering chlorination.

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    The standard 'bucket' method of chlorination is dangerous, however it can be made far safer and use way less chemicals if the working solution is mixed in a hand sprayer and sprayed onto the garment.

    Unlike the open bucket method the solution in the sprayer does not loose the chlorine (the partial pressure of chlorine over the working solution is quite low) and stays at full strength for days. This allows you to chlorinate, wash, dry and test and, if needs be, re-chlorinate the garment till it is just right using only 100ml or so of the working solution rather than the 4 or 5 litres of the bucket method.

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    Could you expand on this Gyrator. Have bought the wife latex items and she wants them chlorinated to ease putting them on. What do I need and what measures/ratios to mix?

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    Stuburns wrote:

    Could you expand on this Gyrator. Have bought the wife latex items and she wants them chlorinated to ease putting them on. What do I need and what measures/ratios to mix?

    If getting them on is a challenge this stuff is worth trying (http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=364). I was skeptical at first, thinking it was just another gimicky (and seemingly expensive) product, but it's surprisingly good and goes a long way.

    IMHO between silicone lube and this stuff, there's no real sense in attempting something potentially very dangerous. To each their own, obviously, but it's always worth exploring other options.

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    Yes thanks for the cautionary approach Hella. Fortunately in my line of work I deal with more health and safety than is use to anyone and outside with wind behind would have been my immediate instinct. As I tell my wife 'I'm note just a pretty face, I have a brain u know'. If Gyrator is willing to share this info I will give him my email so this is not on the forum for those that struggle wiring a plug:)

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    Will bear that in mind thanks Dastity.

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    Well, obviously there are hazards to anything. Using talc to put on latex should probably be flagged up has having a greater health risk (due to the associated cancer risk) than chlorination done the way I have suggested which releases about as much chlorine to the atmosphere as bleaching your loo and offers about the same level of risk - not zero, but small.

    As I mentioned, the partial pressure of chlorine over the working solution is low (comparable to the vapour pressure of water over the solution) so the container does not become 'pressurised' as you suggest.

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    Have to agree with Hella on this one, as an aquaintance managed to end up unconsious from mixing chlorine bleach with a toilet limescale remover ( industrial strength). The release of chlorine gas would be about the same as chlorinating latex.

    Cornstarch/ flour is safe - think about the amount of food stuffs containing it

    xGGx

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    Think Gyrator needs protection, Hella sure sounds like he has got her back up. Lets just agree its less dangerous than anthrax and more dangerous than making crystals;)

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    I'm off to repair this 150 tonne power press now. Right where are my BSi dissertations I need to complete

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    Well, my wife and one of my daughters are doctors and they are both quite satisfied that the evidence on talc is strong enough to say 'avoid'. Remember that the higher levels of certainty required to declare the causal link you are talking about wasn't satisfied by smoking and lung cancer for a very long time. That didn't make smoking safe did it?

    Will you please read what I have written. I said that the traditional open bucket method of chlorination was dangerous because of the large volumes of chlorine solution used AND the fact that it was used in an open container allowing the chlorine to escape over a short time into the atmosphere. The method I have discussed (and posted about in detail both here and on some rubberists sites) uses less bleach than would satisfactorily bleach a loo and maintains it in a closed container.

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    Stuburns wrote:

    Could you expand on this Gyrator. Have bought the wife latex items and she wants them chlorinated to ease putting them on. What do I need and what measures/ratios to mix?

    Hi Stuburns

    Sorry not to get back to you earlier, I failed to spot your posts from behind my shield 8-)=

    The technique I use is in the following thread:-

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/community/forums/sex-tips-and-talk/556168-diy-sex-toys-equipment-etc/

    The only thing I have modified is to reduce the concentration of the acid to 4% (from 4.8%) as it is better to under acidify the solution than to over acidify it - latex is ok in moderate alkaline solutions but not acid.

    Please let me know if I can be of any more help.

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    I should have said that the washing of the latex beforehand is important - residual silicone dressings etc act as a barrier and can stop the chlorine from reacting with the latex.

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    Surprised to hear such a small latex garment is giving so much trouble. I would suggest talc a little in the knickers, give a little shake remove any excess talc also rub some talc on your tights, bum, waist too then they should slide on with no problem then shine up after to remove any talc marks or use pujr cult dressing aid the same way as the talc, pujr cult dressing aid also doubles up to be a great shiner for later and helps to condition the latex making it more supple and last longer.

    I wouldn't recommend using cornstarch/flour as it is a food substance, possible to lead to bacterial growth.

    As for chlorinating the latex I wouldn't bother, is it really that worth it to do all that for latex knickers, if so I recommend finding a specialist that will be able to do it for you.

    Hope this helps.

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    You've all been wonderfully helpful, thank you! I think I'll stick to the talc, seems impossible to mess up unlike chlorinating!

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    HimerusEros wrote:

    You've all been wonderfully helpful, thank you! I think I'll stick to the talc, seems impossible to mess up unlike chlorinating!

    Well, each to their own poison - Miss G has done her time on a gynaecological oncology 'firm' and wouldn't touch talc with a long pole. Read about it and make your own mind up.

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    Gyrator, I have read about talc and can't help but think its just one of those things. If all reports were to be believed everything gives you cancer, I remember a few years ago when a huge news story broke about tomatos giving you cancer.

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    Well, my conscience is clear - I have flagged it up so you know the score. As for me, and in the context of the argument over chlorination, it's a balance between my facing the risks associated with 10ml of bleach in a well-ventilated space and my wife using talc it's a no-brainer - I'll go for the chlorine every time.

    As you get older cancer takes on a rather different perspective. For the majority of us in youth it seems to have a remoteness - it happens to other (usually old) people. That makes it easy to discount the risk. These days I start to think more about the asbestos, the 1,2 dichloroethane, the benzine, the toluene, etc. I worked with so often in my youth and wonder it they are going to catch up with me.

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    Talcum powder the whole garment, and then just shine it with a latex shiner or lube!

    There is always chlorination as someone suggested, but in no way is it something you should do at home, it's not safe if you don't know what you're doing!

    Saw a company that can do it for you though - http://www.catalystlatex.com/chlorination

    Hope this helps!

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