Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is one of the most commonly reported STIs in the United States, with an estimated 3 million cases being reported each year. Chlamydia can be spread through oral, vaginal, and anal sex, as well as through sharing sex toys. With proper treatment and care, it is possible to reduce the risk of transmitting chlamydia and other STIs when using sex toys. In this article, we will discuss what to do with sex toys after chlaymdia, including cleaning and disinfecting them properly, storing them safely, and replacing any that are damaged or worn out.
2. What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can be spread through sexual contact with someone who has it. It is most commonly transmitted through unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex but can also be spread through sharing sex toys. Symptoms of chlamydia include abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis; pain during urination; itching or burning in the genital area; and pain during intercourse for women. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to serious health complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, and ectopic pregnancy.
3. How to Prevent Chlamydia?
The best way to prevent getting chlamydia is to practice safe sex by using condoms every time you have oral, vaginal or anal intercourse. You should also avoid sharing sex toys with anyone who may have been exposed to chlamydia or any other STI. Additionally, if you are sexually active with multiple partners you should get tested for STIs regularly so that you can catch any infections early on and get treated right away if necessary.
4. What to Do With Sex Toys After Chlamydia?
If you have had unprotected sex with someone who has been diagnosed with chlamydia or if you suspect that your partner may have been exposed to the infection then it is important that you take steps to ensure your own safety when using any shared sex toys afterwards. This includes cleaning and disinfecting them properly before use as well as storing them safely when not in use and replacing any that are damaged or worn out after use.
5. Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Sex Toys
Cleaning your sex toys after use is essential for preventing the spread of infection from one person to another via shared objects like dildos or vibrators. To clean your toys properly after use:
• Wash them with warm water and mild soap before drying thoroughly;
• Use a condom over the toy before inserting into a partner’s body;
• Use a condom over the toy when masturbating alone;
• Use an alcohol-based sanitizer on non-porous materials such as silicone;
• Boil non-porous materials such as silicone for 5 minutes before drying thoroughly;
• Place porous materials such as rubber in boiling water for 10 minutes before drying thoroughly;
• Store your clean toys in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight;
• Dispose of used condoms immediately after use in a sealed plastic bag before throwing away in a trash bin outside of your home;
• Discard porous materials such as rubber after each use instead of reusing them even if they appear clean;
• If you are unsure about whether something can be reused then discard it anyway just to be safe!
6. Storing Your Sex Toys Properly
Once your toys have been cleaned properly they should be stored away from direct sunlight in a cool dry place such as a drawer or closet shelf where they will not come into contact with other objects that could potentially harbor bacteria or other contaminants which could cause an infection if transferred onto your skin during use later on down the line.When storing multiple items together make sure they are separated so that there is no chance of cross-contamination between different types of materials which could occur if two different items were stored touching each other inside their respective storage containers.Additionally,make sure all storage containers are sealed tightly so that no dust,dirt,lint,hair,etc.can get inside.