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Privacy variety cost: Some people are embarrassed about their need or desire to use a sex toy. Buying it online avoids the need for a face to face purchase through a conventional store. Buying anything online tends to offer you a wider variety of choices and frequently a better price, but perhaps less convenient service. If your toy is defective, you will probably have to mail it back to the vendor which takes time. ...Read more
Everyone's different: Everyone is different. Some enjoy sex toys while others don't. Some like various positions while others like just one. Once weekly is enough for some but once daily isn't enough for others. The point is that everyone is different. The difficulty is in finding a "perfect" match w/your partner. If that's not possible, know that your partner shouldn't make you feel guilty for being different. ...Read more
HealthTap: HeatlhTap Basic purpose is to provide medical info. Not sure if this question really falls under that scope. ...Read more
Probably not at all: Drying kills syphilis bacteria (and probably all other STDs), and nobody has been reported to have caught syphilis through sex toys, only by direct sexual exposure. Of course sex toys should be cleaned between use by different persons, but failure to do so probably still is low risk as long as enough time has passed for fluids on the device to have dried up. ...Read more
sex toys (whether made of silicone or jelly) that are NOT water-proof should be cleaned very carefully, lest you accidentally ruin the battery compartment or motor. Many people find that they are most comfortable cleaning their vibrator with rubbing alcohol pads OR by spraying sex toy cleaner on the vibrator (away from the battery compartment or motor) then dabbing it with a wet towel.
Online?? ...Read more
I don't think so. ..: Only a couple of issues I can think of: one is hygiene. ... making sure the toys are cleaned/washed well after use so no issues the next time. And possibly psychological: using any type of substitute for the real thing (interactive sex with another human!) can contribute to psychological barriers or unexpected feelings. If you can do it without impacting "the real thing", it is not dangerous. ...Read more
If two women used the same sex toy and one of them had vulvovaginitis, would the other one get it?
I have taken out a sex toy too quickly, now I have a slight bleeding. What are the remedies for that?
Possible small tear:
One possible answer is a small tear which would cause the bleeding.
Best way is to let it hear naturally, which means no further trauma for the net 2 weeks.
This includes intercourse and toys. ...Read more
Hello! I bought a sex toy (Male) off of Amazon. I had a bit of an intrusive thought and am worried it might have been used and returned (I have litera?
Can return it to Ama: If you are tha concerned Amazon has a returns policy. Utilize it. ...Read more
Absolutely: If more than one person is using this toy during a 'session'! ...Read more
Clean and observe: This is one of the rare instances where I may actually recommend a douche to remove spores from the vaginal area. Then soak in tub or shower using a handheld showerhead to thoroughly rinse the area. Finally, close observation - if you start having significant irritation or discharge, see your doctor right away. If symptom free after a couple of days, you are likely in the clear. ...Read more
I order a sex toy online, yet to come, but am scared if the toy is already used by a person who have hiv?
I had a vagianl hyterctomy on th 10 of this month what can me and my husband do to have an orgasim are what kind of sex toys can be used?
External: Most likely your surgeon advised you not to insert anything inside the vagina until post up clearance. External stimulation should be fine. ...Read more
Can HIV survive long without a host? I have used a sex toys and I'm not sure whether it's clean. The toy was not used for a very long time, and I cleaned it before use. So, am I at risk of hiv?
Not for long: But it should be cleansed with soap and water before and after every use regardless. ...Read more
Possibly: Sex toys are best regarded as a potential source of germs and should be cleaned regularly with this in mind. Depending on where and how the toy is used you can traumatize the sensitive pee hole and introduce germs into that tube that can find their way to your bladder. It is prudent to empty your bladder after any play session to reduce that risk. ...Read more
Not at all: Gonorrhea bacteria do not survive drying. Of course sex toys should be carefully cleaned with soap and water between uses. But still little or no risk for gonorrhea (or any other STD) as long as fluids have had time to dry completely, i.e. within a few minutes and certainly an hour or two. ...Read more
I am not sure if I have bv but I think I do from an uncleaned sex toy. Do I have to use metro gel for the 5 days if symptoms resolve?
BV or STD: It will be better to get tested to confirm it is BV and not an STD, so you don't delay treatment, which may increase your risk for complications. ...Read more
I was using a sex toy and afterward started bleeding. There was no pain involved, but I am frightened. Do I go to the ER? This is unusual..
Blood=torn tissue: If the blood is not much more than a light pad over many hours you likely just tore or scuffed some tissue that started bleeding. A tepid water douche could rinse out the area and may be therapeutic. You would expect such an injury to self heal in a couple of days. If you are actively bleeding like menses you need to go in. ...Read more
Can a person contract HIV from a fleshlight aka "a brand of sex toy designed for penetration which is primarily marketed to heterosexual men"?
I wouldn't borrow anyone else's. Use your own.
I suppose it is possible for transmission, but the afflicted person would have to use it just before the uninfected, as the HIV virus does not live long outside the body.
Again, don't chance it. Don't borrow someone else's, and if you get one yourself don't lend it out. Save money and use your hand. At least you know where it's been... ...Read more
How harmful is anal sex? My partner likes it, it hurts me sometimes but it's not major. Should we stop or do it once in a while? What about sex toys?
Anal Sex: First. If done gently and patiently there is no risk with anal sex. It may best noted that you may want to read some sexual guides such as "the joy of sex" to get some tips on how to learn to enjoy this better. The only worries with anal sex or sex toys is infection. So, making sure the toys are well cleaned between episodes. But, get a guide and learn how to experiment a bit and to enjoy. ...Read more