“It’s not that the sex toy itself gives you an STI,” explains clinical sexologist Megan Stubbs, EdD. “It’s that the sex toy is a vector for infection.” Here’s everything you need to ...
Sex toys can be very fun when used with a partner, and they can help you spice up your bedroom and increase your sexual desire. But as with other sexual activities, it’s very important to learn how to use sex toys safely, since they also carry the risk of STD transmission.
That being said, it is important to know that some STDs can be spread through sexual fluids. Therefore, if you are sharing a dildo (or other sex toy) with another person, that is definitely a scenario where STDs can be transmitted from one person to another.
Saw the doctor, he stated you can not catch STD's by this,but he said I had Non Specific Urethrities. Thank you for updating what your doctor said. I am pretty sure that sex toys are non-returnable. Someone may have stolen the lube from the box...OR the store clerk opened the box for a customer's inspection and the lube fell out.
Sex toys are safe if used responsibly and kept clean. This is because sex toys can pass on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and infections passed on through the blood (blood-borne infections).
Furthermore, if you share your sex toys with a partner without cleaning them, it can increase the risk of spreading chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to each other. For a more comprehensive overview of chlamydia — ranging from how it’s transmitted to its symptoms — check out C’mon, tell me about Chlamydia in the Go Ask Alice!
Cleaning your sex toys properly won’t just help keep you safe from STDs and other infections, but it will also prolong the life of your toys. And since we all know that sex toys can be rather expensive, we know that you want to keep them in good shape for as long as possible!
Tossing your vibrator or other sex toy in a drawer when you're done using it can set you up for bacterial vaginosis or even an STD.
Because I learned that Hep C is blood transmitted, and the virus can live for a long time outside body, I worry that there was blood or microscopic blood on the sex toy if someone used it before me. I asked the online shop, they said they accept returned sex toys under some circumstances and will resell it to other customers, so it makes me ...
To answer your question, no, you cannot give yourself HIV or any other infectious disease you don't already have by playing with your sex toys! That's assuming, of course, your sex toys aren't ...