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Has Anyone Bought Sex Toys Online And Been Spammed After The Purchase
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
Can HIV or STD live on a sex toy? bought it online thru Adam&eve.com,package was closed but not sealed, now worried since they accept returns.
No risk, don't worry: First, it is exceedingly unlikely that the company would repackage potentialy used toys without first sterilizing them. But why not call them and ask for reassurance? Second, HIV and all STD germs die when they dry out, so even if somehow a toy hadn't been cleaned, there would be no risk without visible contamination with wet fluids or blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Below: 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 order a sex toy online ,yet to come,but am scared if the toy is already used by a person who have hiv?
HI doc, I'm a male that bought the sex toy Fleshlight which shaped like a real vagina my question is, can I get hiv from using one? Is it a vacume?
Can i get HIV from a male masturbation sex toy that i ordered online but i didn't wash or clean it before using it.What if some guy used it before me?
I got a sex toy online "new" and I used it. I now think it may have been used before me. Would syphilis or any STDs survive long enough to infect me?
No risk, no worries: First, the chance a vendor would re-sell a used sex toy seems low. Even if re-sold, the chance the vendor would not clean it probably is even lower. Finally, drying kills all STD viruses and bacteria, which would therefore not survive. Nobody ever caught syphilis, HIV, or any other STD in this way. No worries at all. ...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
Depends: Some toys are less likely to be a problem than others. Remember that they are contaminated by human bodily secretions/fluids and may attract germs. A toy that is tolerant of steaming for sanitation and or soapy water wash would be better than one that cannot be effectively cleaned. ...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 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
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