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Safety Tips for Using Adult Toys

It can be both fulfilling and enjoyable to explore sexual wellness and pleasure through adult toys. But you have to understand how to prioritise safety so that your experience is pleasurable and safe.

You can find so many online stores that offer adult sex toys for her, male sex toys, couple toys etc. An important factor in selecting a toy is the material they are made of. There are materials that are safer to use compared to some other options. You can look for toys that are made from body-safe materials like stainless steel, medical-grade silicone, borosilicate glass or ABS plastic. These materials are hypoallergenic, non-porous and free from harmful chemicals like phthalates. You need to avoid toys that are made from porous materials like jelly rubber as these can harbour bacteria. You should not sacrifice your safety for cheap prices. But even if you opt for a body-safe material, you need to maintain proper hygiene. This means cleaning the toys before and after you use them so that build-up of bacteria can be prevented. Failing to do so can lead to infections.

When cleaning toys,

You can use warm water and mild soap that is unscented. There are also special toy cleaners that can be used. If the toy is not waterproof, you will need to make sure that the charging port or the battery compartment is protected from water. You can also boil some toys or place them in the dishwasher. It is very important that you read the maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturer as different materials will need different care. Lubricants are commonly used for sexual pleasure and to enhance comfort but you have to choose the right lubricant so that it is compatible with the material of your toy as well. You can use water based lubricants with all types of toys and they are very easy to clean. For longer-lasting slickness, you can consider silicone based lubricants but these should not be used with silicone toys as it can degrade the material. You need to use oil based lubricants with caution as these are not recommended to be used with certain toys and latex condoms.

When cleaning,

It is important to inspect the toys for any signs of wear and tear. Some of the things you should be checking for are discolouration, cracks or changes in the texture. If you notice this, this means that the toy is not safe to be used any longer. You will need to replace it with a new one so that you can avoid health risks. Make sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning the toy as this will have information on how to use, clean and maintain the toy so that its longevity can be extended. There may be certain warnings given about what not to do. You need to store the toys properly as well so that they are not contaminated. There has to be a clean and dry place to store them so that they are away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. There are storage bags or cases that many toys come with so that you can protect them from damage and dust build-up.