Someone asked us:
Q. For a lesbian couple in a monogamous relationship, is it necessary to cover sex toys with condoms? Thank you.
Hi! It’s good you’re thinking about safer sex, even when pregnancy isn’t a possibility. For anyone using sex toys, it’s important to keep them clean to avoid transmitting STDs as well as bacteria. Using condoms is one way to minimize transmitting anything between partners if both people are using the toy. They’re also helpful between uses by multiple partners, as they can reduce the amount of bodily fluids that stay on the toys between uses. If only one person is using a toy, condoms are also preferable if you’re not able to clean your toys often. Even if you’re using condoms though, make sure to clean your toys regularly. The instructions that come with your sex toys should include washing instructions.
-Tobias at PPFA