SEX TOYS AND STDS: ASK C+S

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Dear @cyclesandsex,

Can you give your sex toy an STD?

Love,                                                                             

#DildosAndDiseases

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Dear #DildosAndDiseases

The short and sad answer is yes. It is possible to transmit STIs as well as other blood and fluid transferable viruses. This is why they type of toy you choose and the way you use it are so important. You want to opt for a toy that is non porous and easy to clean so stick to toys made from 100% silicone, stainless steel, glass, or ABS plastic. To avoid any contamination during use, wash toys between partners or place a condom over the toy between each person. It’s also a good idea to wash your toy before changing orifices like butt to vagina to avoid any unwanted bacterial infections.

All the best,

Wildflowersex

Amy Boyajian is the Founder and CEO of @wildflowersex, an all-inclusive, online sexual wellness boutique. A former dominatrix, Amy created Wild Flower as an organic retaliation to the unethical and discriminatory practices in the sex and pleasure industries. Check out www.wildflowersex.com for more!

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