It took several revolutions around the sun for people to acknowledge just how important female pleasure is (or you know, the fact that it exists). As sex toys grow in numbers in the Indian market, so do myths and misinformation about their safety. It’s natural to be wary of the pleasure products if you don’t have any experience with them. It’s a lot like buying new furniture. You don’t know until you use it to know if it’s a good fit for your home. But you can always learn about the safety features of your investments before you buy them.
Similar principles apply to pleasure products. While most pleasure products are designed to be safe for human skin and there are several tests and parameters that companies producing sex toys have to fulfill before launching the market, the nervousness surrounding their use is understandable.
Which is why a robust education in sex and anatomy is crucial now more than ever. However, before getting into a comprehensive understanding of the intense world of pleasure, let’s bust a few myths about sex toys’ safety, shall we?
VIBRATORS CAN DAMAGE THE VULVA
TRUTH: 98% of the time, No, they do not. A vibrator purchased from a certified company will never contain ingredients that will cause any kind of damage to the vulva or its skin. Non-porous vibrators are made of medical-grade silicone exterior that are designed to protect your vulva from any physical or pressure-based damage. If you ever experience any discomfort while masturbating using a vibrator, ensure to check if the pressure applied is optimal. Most vibrators come with settings that can be adjusted to suit your needs.
INSERTING A VIBRATOR IS MORE PAINFUL AND UNCOMFORTABLE THAN A PENIS
TRUTH: Penetrative vibrators are specifically designed to make the insertion a pain-free experience. They’re made of softest material that can be easily inserted into the vagina with ease. Many penetrative vibrators come in different shapes and sizes that help you choose the one that you’re most comfortable with. Take for example, the MsChief Vibrato dual vibrator that pleasures both the clitoris and the vagina. Its penetrative end is chiefly designed to assist a pain-free insertion into the vagina. Remember, your vagina is a muscle that can expand and contract when stimulated.
Painful penetration – with or without a vibrator – could be a result of different factors. For example, lack of ample lubrication, conditions like vaginismus or other physical conditions. A vibrator is supposed to make pleasure easier to achieve, not more difficult.
IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE VIBRATORS DURING SEX WITH A PARTNER
TRUTH: Nothing could be further from the truth. There is an entire industry that sells vibrators that are for use by couples. From suction based to anal pleasure, with Him/Her varieties, sex toys that can be used in partnered sex can enhance pleasure for you. As long as you follow the instructions written on the toy’s manual carefully, there is no reason why using vibrators cannot be one of the most wholesome, pleasurable experiences you have with a partner.
Using an egg vibrator with remote control like MsChief Electro is one of the most fun ways to engage your partner during sex. The remote control with 12 vibrating modes is an epic way of having your partner control and play with your orgasms. A vibrator like Electro (that has both sucking and vibrating features) can help your partner understand your body better. How? Because how you respond to each of the 12 modes can be an educational experience for your partner. Plus, it’s hands-free and will leave.
USING SEX TOYS WILL LEAD TO INFECTIONS.
TRUTH: If bought from a reliable seller, no vibrator should ever damage your vulva or lead to infections. Yeast infections are common for many women and most of the occurrences are never directly correlated to using sex toys or masturbation. Yeast infections are caused by insufficient hygience, change in diet or climate or intimate clothing, and through sexual contact.
Reliable vibrators cannot cause yeast infections since they are not dosed with any form of chemicals.
Make sure you clean your vibrator before and after use thoroughly to maintain cleanliness. Read our guide on how to maintain your sex toys here. Regular cleaning of sex toys is essential to a safe, happy experience. It’s not complicated. Each toy comes with cleaning instructions. Read those carefully before you begin using them. Clean your toys before and after every use. After a while, it almost becomes a habit. And who doesn’t like the benefits of a healthy habit?