can you use moldy sex toys

It’s a terrifying concept, to even think about—moldy sex toys. The thought of intentionally using these items is enough to make my skin crawl. But too many of us, myself included, found ourselves wondering about this, for a variety of reasons.

Like many others, I was driven by curiosity to gain a better understanding of the safety issues around moldy sex toys. After all, if mold is a known health hazard, why would we even consider intentionally putting ourselves or our partners at risk by using them?

The first and most important step is to recognize that mold can grow on both porous and non-porous sex toys. Porous toys, which are usually made of jelly, rubber, or cyberskin, are especially prone to mold growth because of their textured surface. On the other hand, non-porous toys can usually be cleaned and will not suffer mold growth as easily.

The next issue to consider, is whether or not mold can be potentially passed on through contact with a moldy toy. The good news is that if you only use the toy on your body, and not on a partner, then this is not a major health concern. But if you plan to use the toy on a partner, then yes, the mold could potentially be transferred to them as well, which is why it’s vital that you do not use your moldy sex toy.

So how do you know if the toy is actually moldy? The answer is that you should always inspect your toys before usage. This means always cleaning and/or sanitizing them before and after use. In addition, you should also look for any signs of mildew or visibly discoloration. If you spot any of these signs, vibrators then the toy must be discarded.

But if you’re not sure whether the toy has been exposed to mold, then your best option is to take a few simple precautions. For example, avoid buying secondhand toys, which are more prone to mold. Store your toys correctly, by cleaning them, drying them thoroughly, and wrapping them in a breathable cloth bag. And lastly, replace your toys periodically or inspect them for signs of age-related wear.

The bottom line is that moldy sex toys put your safety, and the safety of your partner, dildos at risk. So if you suspect that your toy may be moldy, discard it and invest in a new one instead. Even if your toy is not moldy, it’s still wise to take extra precautions to reduce the chances of developing a mold infestation.