Sex Toys

Some people like to use sex toys while they are masturbating, or when engaging in sexual activity with others. Sex toys are objects that can be used to sexually stimulate yourself or another person. There are many different types of sex toys available.

Anything used to sexually excite yourself or another person is, by definition, a sex toy. It is important to know and follow some basic principles of sex toy safety. 

If the toy is meant to go into an anus (bum), be sure that the base is flared. This is important, as the anal muscles can sometimes grab an object and pull it inside. Make sure that no matter how far into the bum it goes, you are able to remove the sex toy. Be sure that whatever you are using as a sex toy is not able to break during use. 

Make sure your sex toy is made of materials which are easy to clean and are not porous (meaning, it is made of a material that can’t trap bacteria within it). If your sex toy is neither of those, consider using a condom on it. 

It is important to use a lot of lubrication on sex toys; water-based lubricants are safe to use. Other type of lubricants may be damaging to certain sex toys, so use a water-based lubricant or do some research on what lubricants are safe for your particular sex toy. 

An important thing to remember about sex toys is that, if shared between partners, there is a chance of body fluids being shared also. If one person has a sexually transmitted infection, there is a chance that this infection can be passed on to another partner if the sex toy is shared; there is also a chance of pregnancy if sperm gets on a sex toy and the sex toy is inserted or near another person’s vagina. To avoid these risks, condoms can be used on sex toys; be sure to put a fresh condom on a sex toy every time it is shared between partners.