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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.
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.
All: All sex toys, male and female, if not used properly can cause injury
HealthTap: HeatlhTap Basic purpose is to provide medical info. Not sure if this question really falls under that scope.See 1 more doctor answer
Real thing?: Maybe your age (50). Maybe lack of erotic stimuli from real sex, not toys! Hormonal issues are a major factor!
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.
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??
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.
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?
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.
Don't: All sex toys should be cleaned thoroughly after each use. Before using, check to see if there is any damage, mold, or other problems. Don't use toys which become damaged as they may cause infections, irritation to genitals, or other problems.
Absolutely: If more than one person is using this toy during a 'session'!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Anal Sex: Anal sex is a common part of the human sexual experience. There are no medical or health reasons to interfere with this sexual activity. Inserting anything into one's rectum would only be cautioned to not force the entry so that no tearing or other trauma occurs.
I order a sex toy online, yet to come, but am scared if the toy is already used by a person who have hiv?
Not realistic: The HIV germ does not survive out in the elements as it would have to if it would follow your fear. Hep B maybe, but HIV no. Be aware of your source and do whatever it takes to sanitize any toy you use.