3 Reasons to Avoid Buying Cheap Sex Toys

If you could make a few parts of your life instantly better, which would they be? Would a better sex life be one of them? If it is, you’re not alone. Sexuality is evolving in the public consciousness and becoming far more accepted.

In recent surveys, 37% of Americans admitted to owning a sex toy, and this number is lower than in previous years. Just over half of respondents claimed to own a sex toy in 2018.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to spice things up in the bedroom, but we would suggest avoiding cheap sex toys. We’ll talk more about why here.

1. Toxicity

Believe it or not, some cheap sex toys have been known to cause health issues later on. This is because the market is mostly unregulated and shopping online means possibly buying products with dangerous chemicals in them.

Some of the most common toxins in sex toys are phthalates. Phthalates are a group of chemicals present in many products, including soaps and cosmetics. Overexposure to certain phthalates can lead to fertility issues, birth defects, and even some types of cancer.

The good news is that this is avoidable. Shopping at a certified adult store can help you avoid any risks.

2. Harder to Clean

Here’s an issue most of us don’t think about–what’s the outer part of a sex toy made of? Toxic chemicals might be one issue with sex toys, but they’re not the only one. Some sex toys are made from porous materials, which is a major problem.

Porous materials have little holes in them, sometimes visible, but often too small to see. Often, contaminants can get caught in these holes and reintroduced to the body later on. Toys with non-porous surfaces don’t have these problems.

Even if you’re engaging in self-care, there’s a chance of getting sick with something that wasn’t causing too much trouble before but is stronger now.

3. Improper Instructions

It might come as no surprise that the most common sex-related injury is a foreign object stuck in the anus. Most toys are designed to avoid this, and it’s usually improvised objects that cause these injuries.

Even so, not all sex toys come with proper instructions. Some cheap sex toys are labeled for vaginal and anal use. Ignore these instructions, because the same toy should never be used for multiple areas. This can spread contamination, and nothing ruins the mood faster than an infection.

Adult stores like New Fine Arts can talk to you about these toys and how to properly use them. The staff at a decent sex shop will know about their products and can help you find the best ones.

The Dangers of Cheap Sex Toys

If you’re contemplating getting a sex toy for yourself or your partner, you need to be careful. When it comes to sex toys, quality is what counts. Cheap sex toys often have pitfalls that can put you at risk.

We’ve talked about these risks here. You can learn more about safe sex practices by reading our blog. If you’re looking for a way to excite him in the bedroom, try cosplay.