Learn how to take care of your body as a modern woman
Congratulations, you just got your first sex toy! This is the first step in controlling your own sexual satisfaction. With every new sex toy comes the concern of health issues that may appear. While using a sex toy is a great experience, there are many aspects that you need to take in consideration to maintain a good quality of your favorite sex toys. You can find an amazing variety of sex toys on PleasureMeasured.com. Below you will find the most important tips when we talk about sex toy safety.
1. Wash your sex toys
This is the most important aspect of them all, by far. Every time you use your sex toy, it comes in contact with all sorts of bodily fluids. Bodily fluids are not dangerous, but left of the sex toys that you used, can lead to bacteria growth and ultimately to vaginal infections for you. All the sex toys can be washed with warm water and mild soap, you make sure that if you own a vibrator or an electrical sex toy, the water doesn’t get inside it. There are no excuses for not cleaning your sex toy before and after every use. How often is “often”? I personally recommend washing them before and after every use. It’s very unpleasant to leave them unwashed, they will get odors, and it will be the perfect development for bacterias.
2. Do not share your sex toys
This is more like a follow-up to the first tip. If the sex toys were cleaned thoroughly before and after the use, it wouldn’t be any problems in sharing them. But, there may be slips and forget to wash it after using it. Two things may happen while sharing a sex toy. - Either the partner that is going to use it, won’t wash it properly or don't care enough and you may get infections or worse, STDs - Either your partner is your only sexual partner, and you know he/she is free of any STDs and will be really careful with the cleaning of the sex toy. If the second point applies to your situation, the risk of some infections happening to you is really low. My recommendation is to keep your sex toy for your own personal use.
If you really want to share your sex toy but you want to make sure that it’s safe, use a condom on the sex toy every time one of you uses it. While this is not really handy, it will keep you and your partner safe with every use of the sex toy.
4. Battery safety
If you are not using sex toys that run on battery power, you don’t need to go through this section completely (if you use dildos or anal beads). If you are an enthusiast sex toy user, there is a huge chance that you own a battery-powered sex toy in your collection. Anyway, you should know all the various tips when cleaning sex toys:
Wash only the outside of your sex toy This applies for the sex toys for which you add batteries to work, or you need to plug them for a recharge. Even if the sex toy is waterproof, this doesn’t include the internal components of the sex toy. Even if you remove the batteries, washing it inside can cause corrosion, and it will damage your sex toy immediately.
Make sure that the seal is closed for the waterproof sex toys For waterproof toys, you only need to be careful about the charging port of the sex toy. Usually, there is a silicone part that closes over the port so the water can’t leak inside the toy. Make sure that is fully closed before you clean it or use in underwater.
Make sure that the sex toy is thoroughly dry before charging it This tip is especially for the rechargeable sex toys; make sure that the sex toy is completely dry before you plug in the charging cord into the device, right around the place where the charging cable plugs into. When we are talking about electrical parts and charging, you need to make sure that there is no water left on the toy or else that can cause electrical short and it will damage your sex toy. Not only that the toy will break, but you may be harmed as well. This applies to both washing or using the toy in the shower. Make sure that every time you want to plug it in, to charge it, you check for moisture or water on the sex toy. Follow the tips above, and you are set for battery-powered sex toys in a 100% safe manner.
5. Store the sex toys in a dry and cool place
After you purchased sex toys, for sure, you have found a place to store them, somewhere that your friends and family can’t find them. You need to take in consideration that you need to store the sex toys in a cool and dry place to prevent them from deforming. If you leave the sex toys in direct light of the sun or near heaters, they may deform by the point where you can’t use them anymore. Also, sex toys should be stored in places with low humidity, to prevent from getting moisture that can lead to mold. The battery-powered sex toys can be harmed by high humidity as well and can get corroded easily. In any case, it is more important to have them stored in a dry and cool place, rather than store them anywhere just to make sure that nobody except you finds them.
6. Use sex toys as they were intended
If you have more sex toys, you probably know that each one is designed either for vaginal stimulation, clitoral stimulation or anal stimulation. Read carefully the information on how to use sex toys and don’t feel too adventurous because this can harm your body. For example, the butt plugs have a flat bottom that prevents the butt plug from slipping inside your body. Do not attempt to insert that part as well, in the rectum.
7. Safely using a sex toy must be your TOP PRIORITY
It is easy to get focused only on the great sensations that the sex toy will provide, but you also need to use them in a safe way. By safely using the toys, they can last longer, not only for a few months but for years. Follow the tips below, and you will ensure that your sex toys are fun and safe to use.
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