Being one of the original Sex Toy Communities, we’ve seen and heard our share of wacky things people do with their toys. So, while we encourage ‘outside of the box’ thinking and we’re definitely pro-experimentation, there are some general guidelines that every toy owner should follow. Take a look at some of our Do’s and Don’ts of owning toys.
If you must, make sure to clean them thoroughly and use condoms.
Playing this way is like giving bacteria a first class flight into the vagina. Save yourself a trip to the hospital and never share between orifices.
Another good way to end up at the doctor’s. Toys without a flared base might get sucked in, travel up the cavity and get stuck there. You will need a doctor to fish them out.
For obvious reasons. You might hurt or cut yourself down there. Also, tears in the material are spa resorts for bacteria.
We share your enthusiasm when it comes to toys, but your neighbour down the street might not. We come to brag about our toys to the forum; you’re invited as well.
Vibrators need to be cleaned with special toy cleaner, water and soap, or 10% bleach solution, if materials permit. Check with us if you’re not sure which cleaning method is best for your toy.
There could be electrical components and plastics that are not good for the environment, and some (especially really old toys) could even leach harmful chemicals. Eden has a wonderful recycling program that will help you get rid of your unwanted toys properly.
If one type of stimulation doesn’t work for you, switch positions and try again. Or another toy — there are always new options on the market.
We have over 69,000 independent, unbiased, well-written reviews. Researching will give you a good idea of whether this product is going to be for you.
You know what materials your body likes and what you’re allergic to better than anyone. Purchase toys only from a reputable seller and pay attention to the materials.
Know the size, weight and the circumference as well as the functions and special features of the toy before you purchase.
Take care of your toys and they’ll take care of you. Invest in quality cleaning products and take time to learn proper care for each toy you own.
Once in a while, perform a "spring cleaning" in your toy box and sterilize. If the toy permits, a quick run through the dishwasher or a dip in boiling water will take care of the germs.
Invest in a good storage case. Keeping your toys there will keep them out of the way and away from prying eyes; plus, they will last longer.
This is an important step, as some lubes can react with the toy’s material. For example, use only water-based lubes with silicone toys. For guides and information, visit our lubricants page.
Let go of your inhibitions. Toys can open up a whole new wonderful world of "spicing up".