Important Safety Tips For Your Sex Toys To Always Keep In Mind

 

So you just bought your first sex toy, in which case – congratulations!

You take the first step to finally be able to fully control your own sexual satisfaction.

(And if you haven’t bought any yet, check out all of our high quality sex toys to let you know about the rest of us).

However, with a brand new sex toy in hand, comes a plethora of other health issues.

Although using a sex toy is an incredible experience, there are still various aspects to consider.

Those that directly affect your overall sexual health when using your toy.

Below we list the most important safety tips for sex toys.

Wash your sex toys – often

This is the most important advice of all, hands down.

Not only from a security point of view, but also from a maintenance point of view.

Whenever you use your sex toy, you pour all kinds of liquids on your toy.

And although most of your internal fluids are not dangerous, if they are not changed, they can cause bacteria to grow.

Which means the next time you use your unwashed sex toy, you put your body in contact with all kinds of bad bacteria.

This is something I can guarantee that no one wants.

Almost all sex toys can be washed with soap and water.

You can’t be much simpler than that.

That means you have no excuse for do not wash your sex toys often.

Beautiful sink with water coming from the tap
There is no excuse for do not wash your sex toys when you have everything you need to do it in your bathroom sink!

But how often is “often”?

The simple answer is to make sure you wash your sex toy between each use.

Whether that means just before you plan to use them again, or just after you finish using them, it’s up to you.

At Xnxxtoys , we recommend washing it immediately after each use.

(Or at least within a few hours of use – don’t leave the sex toy unwashed overnight).

Indeed, the other alternative, while being perfectly safe for your own sexual health, can be somewhat unhealthy in general.

Just knowing that your unwashed sex toys are breeding grounds for bacteria should convince you to wash them as soon as possible.

But again, it really depends on you personally.

As long as you always have a clean sex toy before each use, you take care of the most important aspect of the safety of sex toys!

DO NOT share your sex toys

This is sort of a follow-up to our first tip above.

You see, in a perfect world, if the sex toy is thoroughly cleaned before or after each use, the partners could share sex toys without any problem.

The problem is that in the real world, things never happen this way.

One of two things could potentially happen if you share your sex toy.

Firstly, he or she may simply not wash the toy well enough after doing it.

They are not used to sex toys and do not know how to wash them properly.

Or they don’t care enough because they know it’s not their sex toy to wash.

In both cases, you make yourself vulnerable not only to bacteria, but also potentially to STIs.

The only time you would agree to share sex toys is that the following conditions apply to your significant other:

  • He or she is completely free from any STI.
  • You know completely or have complete confidence that you are her only sexual partner.
  • You trust that he or she will wash your sex toys thoroughly every time he or she uses it.

If all of this applies to your partner, the risk of sharing sex toys is relatively low.

But in all other cases, you should keep sex toys for your personal use only.

Note that this does not mean that you cannot use your sex toys together during intercourse.

But rather than the sex toy should only be used physically on yourself.

The One Exception – Condoms

If you really want to share your sex toys between partners, use condoms East a viable option.

You just need to cover your sex toys with a condom before each use.

A variety of condoms in many colors

 

Condoms are a (temporary) solution for sharing sex toys between partners.

Although this is a solid workaround, due to the constant need for new condoms with each use, it should ideally be just a temporary option.

But it can be useful if necessary.

And above all, help keep your and your partner safe every time!

Battery safety

If you’re not using battery-powered sex toys, you can potentially skip this section completely.

(i.e. if you only use dildos or simple anal toys like anal beads).

However, if you are more of a passionate user of sex toys, you probably have at least one battery-powered sex toy in your collection.

In this case, you should keep in mind all of these different safety tips when handling these sex toys:

Wash only the exterior of your sex toys

This tip is for sex toys in which you have to manually insert and replace the batteries in the device.

Even if the sex toy is completely waterproof, it does not include the internal components of the device.

And even if the batteries are removed from the sex toy beforehand, washing the interior can cause corrosion and will simply damage your sex toy.

Do not do it.

Keep your sex toy sealed before washing it.

Talking about that…

Ensure a good seal before immersing your sex toys in water

For toys that are genuinely waterproof, this is pretty much the only caveat you should be aware of.

A purple vibrator being immersed in water

 

Although many sex toys are waterproof, you should always make sure that the batteries are sealed before immersing them in water.

If the sex toy is opened, even slightly, the water can slowly infiltrate.

And as above, it can cause irreversible damage to your sex toy.

Not to mention a potentially dangerous situation assuming that you are also immersed in water with your sex toy.

Make sure your sex toys are completely dry before recharging them

This is from the tip relating to the battery to a tip specifically for rechargeable sex toys.

Before connecting your charging cable to the device, always make sure that your sex toy is completely dry.

Especially around the hole into which the charging cable plugs.

Vibrator soaked in water on a black table

 

Rechargeable sex toys should be completely dry before trying to charge them.

Again, when playing with electricity and charging, you need to make sure that there is no water that can cause an electrical short circuit.

Not only damage your sex toy, but also potentially yourself.

This applies both after washing your sex toy and after using your sex toy in the shower or bathtub.

Just get into the habit of checking the humidity of your sex toy, and dry it accordingly before bringing your charging cable anywhere near it, and you should be good .

As you can probably see, all of our battery related tips are specifically related to water.

Which should make perfect sense, since water and electrical components don’t go together.

So while you should definitely be comfortable with battery-powered (waterproof) sex toys in general, there are a few scenarios that should always be taken into consideration.

Follow our tips above and you will be ready to use 100% safe battery powered sex toys!

Store your sex toys in a cool, dry place

When you are not using your sex toys, you probably already have a “secret” place to store them until they are needed next.

Somewhere that your friends and family couldn’t easily find.

However, you should also consider keeping your sex toys in a relatively cool place.

Indeed, if you leave your sex toys in a warm environment, they can start to deform over time.

Making them potentially give you less sexual pleasure, or worse – making them unsafe to use completely due to their extremely distorted shape.

So keep your sex toys out of the sun and out of any radiator or other heat source.

In addition, you should also make sure that your sex toys are in a relatively less humid environment.

If your sex toys are constantly subjected to moisture, over time, they can also distort your sex toys (slightly).

And for battery operated toys, the higher humidity could even potentially be another source of corrosion.

High humidity is generally not a problem with most homes, but can be a problem in older homes with thinner walls.

In any case, make sure that the physical storage conditions for your sex toys are just as important, if not more important, than or they are actually stored from a secret standpoint.

A collection of various sex toys stored in a cool, dry place.

 

Sex toys last the longest when stored in a cool, dry place.

 

Use sex toys as intended (more or less)

Our last tip in this guide is at the end for a reason.

And it is simply because it does not apply (and should not) apply to most of you.

Basically, to make sure that you are safe when using your sex toy, you need to make sure that you don’t go too crazy with the way you use them in the first place.

For example, when using an anal plug, always make sure to keep the lip on the outside of your body, to prevent the toy from sliding completely inside of you.

Or if you are using a vibrator, do not try to stick the wrong end of the vibrator in you.

Or (depending on the size and shape of the vibrator) in the wrong hole as well.

Diagram showing the lip of a stainless steel butt plug

 

The lips of the anal plugs are there for a reason – don’t try to change the way your sex toy should be used, especially if it creates a safety hazard!

If you don’t know how your sex toy works, be sure to check out our comprehensive sex toy guides for more information on how to use them properly.

Much of this is common sense, but certainly worth mentioning just to be extremely careful.

And as long as there are East Make room for experimentation, don’t overdo it and always think about the safety of doing what you do with your sex toy.

What may seem like a fun and kinky experience could end up spoiling your night, or even something much more serious.

Don’t let this happen to you.

Using your sex toys safely is an absolute must!

As easy as it may be to focus only on the pure happiness your sex toys will bring you in the bedroom, it’s important to remember how to use those sex toys safely.

This will first and foremost ensure your own long-term physical security.

But using your sex toys safely can also extend the life of your sex toys in general.

Which means that instead of replacing your sex toy after only a few months, you will be using your sex toy for several years!

Especially when it comes to the more expensive sex toys, it’s really a good feeling to know that you’re really getting the most out of your purchase before you have to replace it.

So never forget the importance of using your sex toys safely.

And follow our tips above to make sure your sex toys are fun and sure way to go down!