The risks involved in using sex toys

Risks in terms of HIV

  • Toys are only safe if you do not share them with your partner(s).
  • If you do share sex toys, cover them with a new condom and plenty of lube each time someone else uses them.

Risks in terms of STIs

  • Sharing sex toys is also risky with regard to STIs such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
  • Cover the toy with a new condom and plenty of lube each time someone else uses it.
  • Disinfect sex toys to prevent the transmission of STIs such as Hepatitis C.

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