If you use sex toys, it's important to do so responsibly and to keep them clean. Sex toys can pass on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne infections (infections passed on through the blood).
If you use sex toys, you can avoid STIs by:
- keeping sex toys clean: wash them after each use.
- covering penetrative sex toys, such as vibrators, with a new condom before someone else uses them
- not sharing sex toys or having a different set of sex toys for each partner
Sex toys can pass on STIs such as:
The Health A-Z has more information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).