• Can you get an infection from using sex toys?

    Can you get an infection from using sex toys?

    Yes - if they’re not properly cleaned. Non-porous toys, made from stainless steel, glass, or medical grade silicone, are the easiest to sterilize.


    julie-peasgoodMy new lady has quite a collection of sex toys but some of them look well past their sell-by date! Can you get an infection from using sex toys?




    Julie Answers...Yes - if they’re not properly cleaned. Non-porous toys, made from stainless steel, glass, or medical grade silicone, are the easiest to sterilize. Try the dishwasher if there are no motorised parts, or wash them carefully with antibacterial soap and water, letting them dry naturally.

    Alternatively use a specialist sex toy cleaner - Lovehoney have a good selection, like the Lovehoney SQWERTY Sex Toy Cleaner. Slip a condom over toys made from other materials - and encourage your new lady to throw away any that are scratched or damaged, as they’re a breeding ground for bacteria. You could always offer to buy her some new ones…


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