what happens if lube is left in your sex toy
I wish I’d known about lube and its importance when it comes to sex toy safety before my recent experience. I figured out the hard way that leaving lube on a sex dolls toy is a bad idea, but it was a good lesson to learn.
One day, I started to feel a burning sensation in my vagina after using a sex toy I’d bought some time ago, and I couldn’t understand why. A friend suggested I might have left lube inside it and that my body was reacting to that.
At first, I thought the lube had gone bad, but after a quick inspection of the toy, I noticed it was still thick and shiny. It turned out that I’d left it on after cleaning it; all I did was rinse it off and dry it with a cloth, but I’d forgotten to actually use some soap for a thorough cleaning. This was the main cause of my “burning” sensation.
When lube is left on a sex toy, it creates a warm and moist environment where bacteria can thrive and cause you all kind of infections, from small ones that will cause a burning sensation in your vagina, to more serious ones that can affect your urinary and reproductive systems, or even your kidney.
That’s why it is important to make sure to clean your sex toy with soap and hot water after each use, no matter how tired or lazy you are. Even if you don’t end up with an infection, if you don’t clean it properly, the lube on your sex toy will become gummy and stick to it, making it harder and more uncomfortable to use.
In addition, the lube might also be left in hard to reach places of the toy, such as little crevices and buttons. To make sure you get rid of it, use some cotton swabs and wrap them around your fingers, then use your fingers to massage any hard to reach areas, the corners, as well as the crevices.
Another thing to remember is to never use a sex toy that was not properly cleaned, even if it has been stored away. Just give it a quick rinse and a thorough clean, and you are safe to use it.
Now, when it comes to the type of lube, I usually opt for water-based lube as you can just rinse it off with cold water with no problems. Though some lubes like silicone lube are longer lasting and not as sticky as water based lube, they can be hard to remove and may even damage some of the sex toy’s surface.
When it comes to storing your sex toys, I recommend air-drying them after a thorough clean and avoid storing them in any enclosed container if the toy is still wet or has any lube residue. As wet and warm environments are the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria and infections, it is best to take extra care and store them in a clean and dry area.
When it comes to travelling with sex toys, always make sure to clean them thoroughly before and vibrators after each use, and carry them in a discreet place. Try to avoid contact with surfaces when taking your toys out of your bag and keep them in a dry area preferably in a zip lock bag or other waterproof container.
The bottom line is that you should always take extra care when cleaning your sex toys! It’s not only important for your hygiene, but it’s also the best way to make sure your toys will last for many years.