Sharing Adult Toys
This entry was posted on 7th September 2009.
As a general rule, sharing your sex toy is not a good idea because bacteria from one person can get transferred to you. We are not talking here about sharing your toy with a stranger, but more specifically with your partner. Although your partner may not have any infection, if you do use the same sex toy it is a good idea to wash it before having your partner use it.
A note of special importance needs mentioning here, it concerns sex toys that are used vaginally and anally. You should never insert a sex toy into the vagina if it has been used for anal use. This can transfer bacteria in the anal passage to the vagina, anal bacteria in the vagina can cause a nasty infection and a great deal of discomfort. Whilst the bacteria that live in the anus are totally harmless, the same bacteria entering the vagina can cause nasty irritation or infection.
We recommend that you only use a vibrator or dildo for vaginal use and get another specific vibrator for anal use only. If you choose to use the same sex toy for vaginal and anal use, you should wash it properly before using it anally. Alternatively, before you use it in the vagina place a condom over the dildo or vibrator, then you can remove the condom before it is inserted into the anus.