How to Get the Most Out of Your Sex Toys

Buying sex toys is always exciting.There’s nothing like scoping out a new toy, going to the store or having it arrive in the mail and then trying it out. It’s almost like you’re a kid on Christmas morning. After awhile the initial excitement dies down, but that doesn’t mean you want your toy to die down, too. Keeping your sex toys clean, safe and protected will ensure you get maximum life out of them. Follow these steps to guarantee many sex toy filled bedroom sessions.

Give your toy a sufficient look over when you first get it. Look for seams, tears or defects. You want to make sure that you’ve received your toy in tip top shape. You’ll want to continue to look out for signs of defect over the course of its lifetime so that you can avoid getting infections or having the toy breakdown.

Always clean any toy before you use it for the first time. You don’t stick other plastic packing in your nether regions, no reason to start now. You also need to clean it before and after every use so that you can avoid having bacteria build up on it. You can buy toy cleaner or opt for the cheaper, just as effective route and use hot water and soap. Silicone (battery less) and glass toys can be washed in the dishwasher. Acrylic, glass and silicone (all battery less) can be boiled in water. Never submerge a toy with an electrical charge into water. You will destroy it. I know from personal experience.

Lube it
When it comes to lube, it’s important that you use the right kind for your toy. Your best and safest bet all across the board is water-based lube. You can use water-based lube with any kind of sex toy and it will not pose a problem. While oil-based lubes can work with some toys, it’s best to avoid it because it can cause infections in women and breakdown toys made with rubber or latex. Despite the name, silicone-based lube should not be used with silicone toys. You also can’t use it with realistic material. Be sure to thoroughly clean your toy afterwards no matter what kind of lube you use.

Storing your toys correctly can dramatically prolong their lives. You should always take the batteries out before storing. This will help you get the most out of the batteries you have and to avoid having the batteries breakdown inside of your toy. Find a cool, dry place to store your toy–one that is out of the reach of pets, animals and creepy, prying friends. You should also make sure that your toys are completely dry prior to storing. This will help keep mold and mildew from forming. Gross, huh? You definitely don’t want that creeping up inside of you.

If you intend to share your toy with your partner or friends (if that’s your thing), you need to make sure to use a condom with it. This will allow you to go back and forth between each other during a sex sesh and will keep various bacteria from growing.

Sex toy choice
Finally, if you’re looking for a toy that will last you a long time, you’ll want to look for quality luxury sex toys. The twenty dollar bin will get the job done a few times, but won’t ride off into the sunset with you to live happily ever after. So if you’re in the market for a new toy, look for luxury toys because they are made to last, are rechargeable and ergonomically designed. You can find a great selection at, as well as toy cleaner, lube and various glass, silicone and body-safe toys.

Dr. Trina Read - Media expert, best selling author, syndicated blogger, international speaker, spokeswoman, magazine columnist, Sexologist, Dr. Trina Read’s mission is to show couples how to have fun and meaningful sex.

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