Are Sex Toys Safe?
Yes, sex toys are safe as long as you use them responsibly and buy your adult toys from a trusted seller.
There are so many different types of sex toys available to buy, with many people just trying to make a quick buck. As such it is incredibly important that you buy from a trusted brand or seller with an authentic website. Here at Happy Lola our sex educators, sex therapists and sex toy experts all get together to hand pick every product we stock to make sure that the products are of the highest quality.
Considerations When Buying Sex Toys
When you are purchasing a sex toy it is very important to consider a few things, and one of the most important things to look into are the materials.
Choose Body-safe Materials
All sex toys on the Happy Lola website are made from high quality, body-safe materials, so you can trust that you are buying a high quality sex toy.
Materials that you don’t want to be buying are mainly porous products, old materials, including many jelly vibrators are porous. This means that they harbor bacteria, which can result in an STI or UTI. If you have a product made from a porous material then it is very important that you keep your product clean.
Another thing that you need to be aware of is Phthalates. Many older products were manufactured with phthalates. However, all our products are phtalates free, so when you buy from Happy Lola, you know you are getting a high quality product.
Some of the most popular body safe materials includes silicone, a non-porous material that is non-toxic, and can be formed into a huge range of different shapes for targeted stimulation. Other popular products include glass. Glass sex toys are very safe because they are made from Pyrex or Borosilicate, both of which are medical grade materials.
Watch The Price
Sometimes you want to buy cheap sex toys, however some that have such a low price tag may not be a good product for your sexual health. Very cheap products are usually made from cheap materials, which in turn will not be good for your body.
This is a problem that is frequently seen on large marketplaces and eCommerce websites that allow people from all over the world to sell. These websites don’t tend to have rules or legislation in place to prevent consumers from buying high quality sex toys. As such we suggest to buy from a trusted website like Happy Lola.
Buy For The Right Use
When choosing a sex toy it is very important that you purchase one that suits your needs. Do not use an anal toy for vaginal use and vice versa. Your vagina has good bacteria and a natural pH level that can be easily disturbed.
So if you have just used an anal sex toys, don’t use it vaginally – also it is probably best to clean it before using it orally – unless you’re into that of course.
Sex Toy Storage
Storing your sex toy is another thing that is very important, especially when it comes to a product that you don’t use regularly. If your adult toy is more of a special occasion toy then it is very important to store it in a bag, or sealed environment. If you don’t use it frequently, then it is very important to clean you toy before, as well as after use. This will also help your toy increase its lifespan.
Check The Smell
If you buy your sex toy and it has a funky smell it’s probably best to put it down, send it back to the place that you bought it, and buy a similar product from Happy Lola.
Sharing sex toys with someone that has a an STI can lead to you contracting the disease. Sex toys can pass on chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and bacterial vaginosis. As such we strongly recommend not sharing your toys. If you really really want to share, then make sure you put a condom over the toy and take it off once finished.
If you have any more questions about whether or not your sex toy is safe to use then please feel free to contact us and one of our sex educators will get back to you as soon as possible.