Once people have gotten over their initial embarrassment about using sex toys, many find new activity levels in their imagination! And sometimes, imagination comes before awareness of consequences… and if you’re unlucky, it can all end in a very, very embarrassing trip to the emergency room. There are several ways that play with sex toys can end in moans of misery rather than pleasure – here are our top 10 tips for keeping your adventures in the bedroom and out of the hospital!
1. If you’re playing with a partner whose sexual history you are unfamiliar with, always use a condom. If they have obvious cold sores, reconsider playing at all.
2. If you’re using a sex toy that’s suitable for both vaginal and anal play, or for both ‘his and hers’ anal play, make sure you wash it with warm soapy water before sharing. Alternatively, use a condom on the toy and change it between partners.
Avoiding ‘War Wounds’ Various little cuts and scrapes can be caused by playing with toys, just as they can by playing with someone whose nails aren’t carefully trimmed or by not pulling a zipper down properly! Avoid them by:
3. Buying good quality toys that don’t have plastic seams
4. Throwing away a toy if it cracks
Know Your Product
5. Not everything is suitable to be used as a lubricant, and not only because it might deteriorate condoms. One story revolves around a young couple staying at the boy’s grandmother’s house who used nitroglycerin paste as lubricant. The paste causes a dangerous drop in blood pressure, and the couple were afrodisiacos femininos fortes found naked and passed out in their grandmother’s basement…
6. There is some discussion about whether toys containing phthalates are safe for regular use. Follow your own level of risk-tolerance – the scientific community is still undecided as to whether they have any harmful effects.