Doctor insights on:
Are Sex Toys Harmful
Self pleasure: Yes, of course. The only real risk would be trauma if not careful and the rare event that the ax toy gets lost in the rectum. ...Read more
How can I enjoy safe sex without worries of latex allergies? Are there nonlatex synthetic condoms?
Using them: Using them in a normal fashion are not dangerous ...Read more
Not necessarily-wash: Hand washing is paramount after handling animals in public places, according to guidelines on animal handling from the national association of state public health veterinarians (naphv). The association has recommendations on how to prevent the spread of disease from live animals to humans in public settings. The most crucial step in avoiding zoonotic disease is washing one's hands often! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy? E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.
Maybe, but low risk: Any personal contact (kissing, skin contact, etc) can transmit leprosy. This includes sex, both penetrating and non penetrating, but probably no more often than other contact. Fortunately, leprosy is quite hard to transmit. Most household and sexual contacts (e.g. spouses) never catch it themselves. I suggest you discuss it with the doctor or clinic caring for the person with leprosy. ...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
Not if careful: Firstly anal intercourse must be consensual. Recipient partner needs to relax anal sphincter as much as possible, best to use water soluble lubricant or a neutral oil ; initial insertion should be slow ; gentle. Anal intercourse should not be harmful under these conditions. ...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