Sex Machine Safety: The Complete Guide

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Sex positivity encourages us to be more open about what makes us tick. Experimentation is vital for understanding and fulfilling our needs and desires. It’s like childlike curiosity that will help us investigate many possibilities that can make our sex lives richer.

What better way to play than with adult toys? They can increase our pleasure, make our experiences more intense, and bring us closer to our partners.

However, many of us who are ready to explore have second thoughts because we are not sure how safe sex toys are. Let’s go through the potential dangers and check what machines to use, and how to use them safely.

Are Sex Machines Safe?

If you decided to buy your first sex gadgets, you might be overwhelmed by endless possibilities and a lack of proper information, as well as the huge number of potential sex toy brands to choose from. You can relax, though, because most products are safe and easy to use. However, there are a couple of things to consider.

  • Material
  • Reseller
  • Manual


It is very important to use toys and machines that are made of safe materials. Most products that give you a jelly sensation contain phthalates. This chemical can potentially cause cancer. Although researchers say that life-long exposure is required for it to become dangerous, it is better not to take the risk and simply opt for phthalate-free toys.


Our advice would be to always buy from respectable shops that specialize in sex gadgets. They have the necessary knowledge and expertise. You can get the right information about the specific items and the best ways to use, clean, and store them.


It is vital to use the toys in a way they are meant to be used. Don’t forget that you would be inserting them into your body, so using the wrong end can be quite dangerous. If you are a beginner, try to find tutorials for further instructions. You may understand better with visuals.

Potential Dangers While Using Your Sex Machine

Since there is no strict regulation on sex toy safety, one must do one’s own research. There are a lot of gadgets on the market, and there are numerous resellers, making purchasing tricky at the beginning.

You should always make sure that the machine or toy is not physically damaged in any way. They must not have sharp edges, so if you notice something pointy, you should not use it. Penetrating your body with such an object can cause injuries and cuts.

Also, if you are using a machine that works on batteries, you must make sure that it is properly positioned with every part sealed. This is even more important if you are using toys in the shower or under water. Having a water-proof machine does not mean that you don’t have to check whether the holes are properly closed. Mixing water with electricity is never a good idea.

If you are sharing the machine with a partner, you should use a condom. Sex toys can transmit STDs. That is one of the greatest risks, but you can easily avoid it.

Why Is Lubricant Important?

Vibrators are among the most popular sex machines on the market. They are great and exciting toys that can make your orgasms more intense. Both clitoral and vaginal vibrators can vary in shape, size, and speed, so picking one may be a difficult choice at first. Though you can decide on the shape and size based on your preferences, speed is a bit trickier.

The intensity of the orgasms caused by vibrators has a lot to do with the power of the machine. You must understand that they are faster than anything you can experience in regular intercourse. Therefore, lubricants are essential. Being lubed up keeps you safe from skin irritation and bruising.

For vaginal use, water-based lubricants will suffice. However, when using anal toys, it is better to opt for a silicone lubricant. It lasts longer and minimizes the harm from friction.

Safe Depth and Speed for Sex Machines

This is a tough question to answer because it has a lot to do with your preference and physical predisposition. Once you start exploring the market, you will realize that there are various options for all tastes.

We would recommend going slowly and carefully. First, make sure you don’t go overboard in terms of size because it is usually not an adjustable feature. Vibrators can be small but immensely satisfying.

As we’ve said, the intensity of the orgasm often comes from the speed of the machine. But it is very important to comprehend that vibrators are very quick, and you will need some time to get used to your sex toy. Luckily, you can adjust the speed.

Although they can perform as many as 190 thrusts per minute, we would advise to start slow and experiment. You can easily turn the tempo up if you want to. So, start at a low pace and see what works for you.

Depth is also a matter of preference. Don’t go too deep; take your time to check what feels comfortable. If you feel that you need deeper penetration, go slow until you reach the position that you are satisfied with. Be careful when using the machine for anal pleasure because you usually don’t have to go as deep and fast.

How to Properly Check Your Sex Machine

At this point, we must advise you to consult the manual once again. A video tutorial may also be handy for checking your sex toy.

When you buy a machine, make sure that it is the same as the one on the photo. If you have any doubts about it, return it and get another one. Also, check the way it looks and feels so that you can easily notice any changes in shape or texture.

If you are using an electrical or battery-powered device, it is crucial to make sure that the motor is functioning properly and safely. Even the slightest changes in sound and in the way it moves can be a sign that something is wrong.

Although these machines must pass many tests before they reach the market, they can still suffer a malfunction. Treat your vibrator like any other device that you have. Moreover, treat it with extra care. For sanitary and safety reasons, inspect the machine before every use.

So, sharp edges, physical damage, strange buzzing, or electricity hits are a sign that you must take it for repair or get a new one. Pay attention to the sudden deformities or changes in texture. You do not want to insert potentially dangerous objects into your body. Always restrain from using the machine if it looks suspicious.

Cleaning and Storing Your Sex Machine

You should apply the strictest sanitary rules regarding your sex-machine. Using a clean sex toy at all times is a must. Think of it as a toothbrush or dental floss.

In ideal circumstances, you should be the only one using the toy, and you should designate one item to one body part. If this isn’t the case, you should pay even more attention to hygiene.

First, you should wash the machine before and after every play. Use antibacterial soap and hot water and make sure you properly clean and rinse it. We suggest using dishwashing soap as it removes all bacteria.

This is an important step because our insides are filled with fluids. Although they are not dangerous in any way, they can be a convenient nest for bacteria when exposed to air. If you don’t clean your machine after use, harmful organisms may start developing. Also, it would be wise to repeat the process before play, just to be on the safe side.

Store your toy in a dry place. Humidity can cause changes in shape and texture. It can also destroy the electrics and lead to malfunction. Keep the machine in a box or covered to minimize the exposure to dirt and bacteria.


It may sound like a hassle, but once you get used to it, maintaining your sex toys is not a big deal. After all, it is a small price to pay for great pleasures they can provide. Just don’t forget to enjoy yourself safely!

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