DIY personal lube
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Hello /diy/. I might finally have sex. We're both virgins so I expect dryness.
I make my own liquids for my electronic cigarette so I thought why not make my own damn lube.
Oh and this will just be for simple vaginal sex with a condom. So it will be water based.
I have 3 ingredients.
1. USP propylene glycol
2. USP vegetable glycerine
3. Water (for personal use - boiled bottled water, if I'm going to start selling this then aqua purificata)
These are all very cheap to get if you know the right place (farmers market).
What I'm aiming for is an astroglide clone. The only missing ingredients are polyquaternium 15, methylparaben, propylparaben.
The parabens are for antiseptic purposes which are not neccesary. They include those because people are concerned about yeast infection due to possible sugar synthesis from glycerol. But studies show that most cases just correlate with people who already are prone to such infections, This is not the case for me (I think).
I have no idea what polyquaterium 15 does. My theory is that it modifies the physical properties of the lube as in it adjusts better for the skin but I have no idea. I think however, that it can be replaced with something else.
Now what am I concerned about.
First of all I need a good ratio between the ingredients. I guess most of the compund is composed of propylene glycol then water and glycerine the least. Glycerine itself gets very sticky, quicky dries and can tear the condom but it adds a kind of slickness to the whole thing. Propylene glycol adds a great deal of wetness and slipperiness but by itself wont work.
Another thing I want to avoid is too much hyperosmolarity because that could irritate the insides of the vagina. I'm not sure if I should consider adding a bit of salt to make at least the water part saline.
Also in consideration is the pH of the lube. Healthy vagina flora has the pH of around 4. It might be possible to add a bit of citric acid to balance the pH from the neutral 7.
BROKEN WALLFLOWER (Bath and Body Works)
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Ok, so this sounds like a pretty gay thread, but as man of the house part of my job is to fix my lady's things. Also, shit does not smell good and the Cranberry Woods scent for these things smells awesome, so my girl bought one for me. They are great, but are notorious for breaking.
You can take them back and they will replace them after some argument, supposedly. However, there are certain ones that are limited time only or discontinued and they look a certain way. My girlfriend wanted to know if I could fix her special Halloween one.
So I hacked my broken one apart first. It seemed that they were just shittily press fit together, but after making mine look like shit I discovered that there 4 dots on the back around the plug which looked like production marks or something. With a tiny screwdriver you can pry them off, unscrew the 4 screws underneath, and they pry right apart. There are also two small clips to release from underneath the "flower" where you screw in the scent bulb, if it gives you trouble.
Once I had it apart, I was amazed at how little is in there. There are 2 wires, the plug, a ceramic heating element and a small black component mounted in-line. After Googling, I found this item to be a Radial Thermal Cutoff.
Basically, if it detects temps in excess of 130 F, a small bit of alloy inside melts, and surface tension draws it apart into 2 beads, breaking the circuit. PERMANENTLY. Its not a fuse, its not resetable, it just breaks it. You could replace it, but why.
I cut it out and twisted the wire back together (too lazy to solder, come on, its a scent bulb.) Now it works again. Of course, it could overheat and burn my house down, but how the fuck is it going to do that?
Apparently the issue is that power surges break the little temp cutoff and fubar the whole thing.
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So, my cell phone has a warranty that's about to go. If it beaks with no signs of physical damage and isn't something easily replaceable like a broken battery they'll replace it with minimal inspection. I want to take advantage of this, how can I break my phone? There might be signs of it being tampered with if I open it up and do something, so I'm thinking I could send a large voltage into the USB to Killian but I saw a thread about this a while ago, all of you guys said it'd just kill a part of the mobo. So, could I use a strong alternating electromagnet to induce current in the circuitry and destroy it, yeah? What currents in the magnet would I be looking at? Would it even work?