Sex toys and sexual health products can be used purely for pleasure, but can also serve some clinical purposes, explains sexologist Dr Eve.
Despite some studies indicating that 70% of women own a sex toy, many people enjoy sex toys privately but are secretive about their experiences in public.
Every woman has a right to have a sex toy.— Dr Eve, clinical sexologist
According to Dr Eve, lack of freedom and sexual satisfaction can make it difficult to broach the subject with intimate partners.
She says open social discussions about sex toys are also limited because of the stigma of masturbation and discovering one's own sexuality.
While using sex toys, Dr Eve says people must keep in mind the risk of HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
When sharing sex toys with others, it is important to use a new condom every time, advises Dr Eve.
It is also important to wash them with warm soapy water, store in a cool place and avoid contact with anything else.
She also advises that people buy sex products only from reputable brands, in order to ensure quality and sexual safety.
Sex toys are not dangerous, if you buy good quality ones. Don't go into cheap stores or online at places which do not have branded products or with plastic.— Dr Eve, clinical sexologist
From penis pumps to kegel balls and lube or vibrators, Dr Eve unpacked the perks of several stimulating items and shared her top choices with listeners.
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