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Why do people put condoms on their sex toys?

By Orin 4 months ago. Posted in Sexual Health
Why do people put condoms on their sex toys?

We are always encouraging you to keep your sex life hygienic. Often, when discussing the cleanliness of your pleasurable products, advice may be limited to a speedy rinse with adult toy cleaner and leaving it to dry.

Of course, the reality isn’t always this simple, toys are made from all sorts of materials that need different treatment.

If your exposure to sex toys online predominantly comes from porn, you've probably never seen a condom on a sex toy. Remember that a lot of preparation has gone into keeping that scene hygienic.

Without further ado, here's all the reasons you should consider putting a condom on your favourite toy!

Infection or reinfection

Whenever sharing sex toys with someone, there is the chance of contracting an infection. This can be from the other person, or the bacteria shared may revive a reinfection from the past. In the heat of passion, it's very unlikely you are going to stop play, leave the room, clean the toy and comeback, of course not! In this situation, the quick and easy solution is to wrap that toy up before receiving or passing it to infinity and beyond.

One major category of sex toys materials are porous toys, this usually refers to softer toys. Basically, if a toy isn't made of ABS plastic it's good practice to assume it's porous. The problem with porous material is that it enables bacteria and dirt to be trapped that can't be removed! Therefore if used unsafely, they can encourage the return of a pesky yeast or bacterial infection. Therefore its highly recommended to accompany porous products with a condom!

If you're unsure about the material

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The adult industry involves a range of sex toys with greatly differing materials. It's fair to say the industry is still marred by the past inclusion of phthalates in sex toys. Although the majority of sex toys are now phthalate free, still check any purchase to confirm it's absence!

The safest materials are glass, metal and pure silicone. This doesn't mean you shouldn’t consider a condom, it depends on how you're using them! This is covered below.

The general rule is, if you're unsure about what chemicals are in your sex toy, wearing a condom is recommended!

Before anal play

Keeping things hygienic is of utmost importance when considering anal play. Bacteria within the anus is designed for that area of the body and that part only! Therefore a condom becomes especially useful when you want to insert your sex toy into multiple orifices.

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In short, introducing bacteria from the anus into the vagina or anywhere else is likely to cause an imbalance. Fecal matter particularly will overrun the bacteria in a vagina, considering that your fingers are sometimes substituted for a toy and fingers sometimes go in mouths. There's just a whole lot of ways things can go wrong and result in you getting sick. So, put a rubber on your toy before anal play!

For the lazy cleaner

Sometimes the most unattractive part of using a sex toy is knowing you have to clean it shortly after. For us who are chiefly lazy, this can be the factor making us avoiding using toys in the bedroom. Therefore you can make cleanup as time efficient, and effortless as possible. Depending on the material, masturbation sleeves may need a rinse and then a period of time to dry. Some people don't have space or don’t feel comfortable leaving their sleeve to dry, like in a flatting situation. Therefore using a condom with a masturbation sleeve allows many more uses before needing to clean. Another common use is as aforementioned, anal play! But we still recommend to clean after every session, it just might not take as much effort as usual.

Important things to remember!

If sharing sex toys with a partner, discuss why you would like to use a condom beforehand. They'll be happier to know the benefits!

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