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A 31-year-old male asked:

Do all sex toys have std's or does an infected person have to use it for it to be infected?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Evans II
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Dirty toys: The toy must be contaminated by an infected person. Of course, it is good to clean devices of regular bacteria before you use them.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Odd question: These toys do not come off the assembly line contaminated with germs. If used by someone with a STD the germ may remain alive for an extended period. Appropriate cleaning with soap & water & or steam will usually sterilize them.

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