Let’s face it, sex toy mistakes are inevitable. If you are new to the adult toy space, you are likely going to make a few mistakes along the way. Some of these mistakes may prevent you from getting the most out of your sex toy and hitting your orgasm quota. 

Even if you have been using sex toys for years, there is still a chance that you are doing some things wrong. Keep in mind that sex toy mistakes aren’t limited to what you do or fail to do with them. It could also involve your mindset toward certain sex toys. 

This article is going to unveil some common sex toy mistakes and some precautions you should take when using adult toys

Six sex toy mistake you Need to stop making

If you are like most people, you usually go for the best-selling or the most popular sex toy in an online or physical shop.

We often assume that a toy that is popular will likely be good for us. But that isn’t always the case. Adult toys aren’t like smartphones, where if you buy the one with the latest design and specs, it is going to be the best. 

Since our sexual needs are different, there is always a chance that you may not enjoy a vibe that a lot of people are into. 

So, instead of opting for only “best-selling” sex toys, you should choose something that can address your specific needs. For example, if you are into heavy penetration, you should do some research and consult experts to find a toy that will suit you. 

Sex toy mistake 2: You aren’t cleaning your toys correctly 

Cleaning your sex toys regularly and the right way is an effective way to extend their lifespan and prevent certain health conditions. You aren’t doing any good to yourself when you use an old and dirty sex toy. As pointed out by sex experts, using dirty sex toys can increase the risk of urinary tract infections. 

The way and manner you clean your sex toys also matters. Since all sex toys aren’t made the same way, they definitely aren’t meant to be cleaned the same way. 

Be sure to check the How-to-clean instruction that comes with your toy to get a clear picture of the right way to clean it. 

You should make it a habit to clean your toys before and after use. If for some reason you can’t get yourself to clean your sex toy after using it, you should use unscented baby wipes to clean it until you have the time to thoroughly clean it. 

Sex toy mistake 3. You don’t read the instructions that came with your toys 

Most sex toys on the market come with detailed instructions on how to use, clean, and store them. But most people don’t read them. They just want to get their hands on it and figure out how to use it on their own. But it isn’t always a good idea. 

You see, certain sex toys (Battery operated) usually come with instructions that will help you get the most out of them. Most instruction manuals will help you know what every button does and how long to charge it. 

Even if you bought a non-electric toy, it is still important that you read its instructions. Everything from its storage and care instructions to its usage instruction will be present there. You may also find information on warranty and return policy. 

Sex toy mistake 4: No taking proper precautions when you share your sex toy 

Sex toys are personal items that aren’t supposed to be shared with others. This means that you can’t give it to a friend or family member. Always remember that sharing sex toys is the same thing as having protected sex. Sharing toys with a partner still isn’t a great idea, as you are at risk of getting STI. If you are with a partner, you should ensure that your toys are well covered (with a condom). 

Sex toy mistake 5: Using your sex toys for the wrong propose 

Generally, sex toys are designed to stimulate one or two areas. A butt plug, for example, is for anal stimulation. A bullet vibrator is for clitoral stimulation. A dildo is for penetration. Of course, there are a few toys on the market that can stimulate several areas at the same time. One thing you should never do is use a sex toy for what it wasn’t designed for. For example, using a butt plug for vagina penetration or using a bullet vibrator for vagina penetration. Doing any of these will not only put your health at risk but may also increase the odds of you injuring yourself. 

Final note 

There you have it, some sex toy mistakes a lot of people are making. If you are making any of the above mistakes, you should stop right now. Always be open-minded when shopping for sex toys and read the instructions that come with them before using them. And if after many months of use, your sex toy stops working properly, you should retire it and opt for a new one.