I have always been anxious about getting an STD from a sex toy in case that the online seller accidentally sold a used one which was refunded or that the seller buys from a source which sells used sex toys which are refurbished.
I don't know how likely this is but just think about what's all happening in our times. I mean they fake drugs and plane parts. Why should they not also resell used sex toys!?
Anway, I have always been told things like "You cannot get HIV from a sex toy which you buy online cause the virus would never survive such a long time".
But now I heard about a story where a woman supposedly got HIV from a manicure and that scientists are now worrying that maybe the HIV virus actually survives MUCH longer on surfaces than we thought!
Because of this I'm totally freaked out now. What if I really bought a sex toy which was used?
I have never bought a sex toy which was sealed in plastic so that the customer knows for sure that it's really new and not used! I don't know why companies do not pay attention to something like this.
Sex toys usually come in boxes which you can simply open and take it out. How sick is this!?
Anyway, most of the toys which I used I cleaned before use and sprayed an alcohol based disinfection spray on it. On the lable it says that it kills viruses in 20 seconds. So I thought that by doing this I'm on the safe side.
BUT now I read that viruses are VERY hard to kill on surfaces like plastic and most sex toys are made of plastic which is porous! I have a few prostate massagers and they are all made of plastic!
My concern is that all basically my disinfection attempts were totally useless because of the plastic material. I also bought an artificial vagina which is made of TPE or silicone.
I am really totally freaked out now. What do I do now?
I think I will throw all my toys away. I cannot use them anymore now. But the fear doesn't go away even if I throw them away cause I used them.
Even if I wanted to get tested for STDs then how shall I do this?
Can I simply go to my doc and tell him I want to get tested for all STDs and contagious diseases?
But how shall I explain this? And I also don't know which STDs and contagious diseases should I get tested for and how long is the time which you have to wait before you can even test if you've caught it?