Your Guide to Safely Choosing and Cleaning your Sex Toys I
Sex toys are a common and exciting way to spice up any sex life! There are a wide variety of toys to choose from that can be used by yourself or with a partner, ranging from whips and chains to vibrators. They come in every imaginable shape, size, color and texture to bring a new level of pleasure to the users. Unfortunately, like many acts of pleasure, using sex toys comes with some health risks, of which all are easily avoidable. This article will guide you through picking and buying the best toys and the easy cleaning necessary after each use.
A lack of laws about the materials used in sex toys has led to some companies making toys from toxic materials. PVC plastics with added "phthalates" are used to soften the plastics to give them a move skin-like feel, but the material can be harmful to the human body.
When avoiding these PVC toys, it is also important to make sure that it is easy to sanitize the toys. Porous toys that cannot be cleaned can easily spread STIs, including herpes, HIV, and bacterial vaginosis (especially among women using toys with other women).
Fortunately, there are easy ways to avoid these problems! When buying your toys AVOID the following,
1. Toys that have a strong chemical smell.
2. "Jelly" toys. These toys will feel gel-like and will usually be very flexible.
3. Clear dildos that are not made of glass.