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What are sex toys?

Sex toys can be an exciting way to spice up your sexual life, whether using them by yourself or with others. There are many misconceptions that sex toys are only used by people who choose to remain abstinent, do not currently have sexual partners, or gay men and lesbians.

The truth is people of all types use sex toys. Some choose to use them when they are alone, on their sexual partners, or on themselves while partners are present.

Whatever you choose, it’s important to understand how to best clean the toys and how to protect yourself against STIs if you choose to share sex toys with others.

Sex toys can range from objects that tickle and vibrate to various products that are inserted into the vagina or anus. Some sex toys are meant to be used more gently.

While others are used for sexual acts involving dominance and submission (BDSM) such as restraints, blindfolds, and whips. Some examples of sex toys are vibrators, feathers, dildos, harnesses, butt plugs, cock rings, and anal beads.

What’s the best way to use sex toys?

No matter what sex toy you choose to use or how you choose to use it, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the experience pleasurable and help protect yourself from STIs.

Before using the toy check, for any imperfections, including rough seams, tears, or cracks.

Using lubrication is a great way to help enhance the pleasure and safety of sex toys. Ask your salesperson which lube is best for the toy or follow the instructions that come with the toy.

For example, silicone lubes break down silicone toys after a while. Flavoured lubes may cause yeast infections in some females because the sugar can disrupt the balance of PH in the vagina. Oil-based lubes will break down latex condoms, which will increase your risk of contracting STIs.

If sharing sex toys, such as dildos, butt plugs, or vibrators, use condoms to help prevent the spread of STIs. If switching the toy to another person make sure to use a different condom. Remember, soap alone is not effective for removing STI bacteria or viruses from the toy.

Don’t insert a sex toy in the mouth or vagina if it has been used in the anus without a condom or without being washed properly. This could spread bacteria and viruses and cause infections in the urinary tract (for females) or intestines. If a condom was used with the sex toy, replace the condom with a new one before inserting the toy in the mouth or vagina.

But remember if it causes pain or hurt stop.

Sex Toy Cleaning and Care Guide

A sex toy cleaning is easy. Check your sex toy for cracks in acrylic, plastic, and glass, tears in softer materials (including jelly rubber), rough seams, and discolouration. Use fresh batteries to keep your sex toys up to speed.

It’s vital that you use the proper lube on your sex toys. It’s a huge mistake to use a silicone-based lubricant with a silicone sex toy. The same applies to use silicone-based lubricants on sex toys made of realistic materials.

If you intend to slip the sex toy into your vagina use only water-based sex toy lubricant. Oil-based lubes invite vaginal infections. It’s also vitally important to use a sexual lubricant designed to be used with sex toys.

Never use cooking oils, mineral oil, baby oil or petroleum jelly (Vaseline etc) on your sex toys unless you want to destroy them or get an infection. We doubt you want either.

 

Once you’ve finished playing with your toys you should always clean them thoroughly as soon as possible to avoid any residue from damaging the surface of your toy. Plus your toy will be immediately ready the next time you want to play!

 

Turn off all vibrators before washing and always check if your product is waterproof. Wash carefully with warm water and antibacterial soap or use a sex toy cleaner. When using soap make sure that you use the mildest soap available to avoid any irritation next time you use your toy. 

If your sex toy is not waterproof make sure you don’t get any water into any moving parts or battery casings as you risk damaging your sex toy. If your sex toy is 100% waterproof you can submerge it entirely for a really thorough clean.

Always remove the batteries from your toy (where possible) before attempting to clean it.

 

Non-vibrating dildos, butt plugs, glass items, balls or any other sex toy that doesn’t require batteries are easiest to clean as you can always completely submerge these in warm water to wash them thoroughly.

 

How to Store Your Sex Toys

Store your sex toys in a cool, dry place. Keep dirt and dust away from your sex toys with proper care and storage. When you aren’t using them or storing your sex toys always remove the batteries.

When To Replace Your Sex Toys

When your remote vibrator motor is on its last leg, it’s time for a new one. If your male masturbator has torn it’s time to replace it. If you see battery corrosion inside your favourite vibrator you need to replace it.

See mole or mildew on your sex toys replace it.

If you see and wear and tear on any of your sex toys replace them with a new one from cherry pink. Although sex toys when properly cared for last years, they do age and eventually will need to be replaced, especially with frequent use.

Your sex toys will last many years, giving you sexual pleasure when you take good care of them and keep them clean. Store them in a dry, clean place and you’ll be able to enjoy them whenever.

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