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Recently I was having coffee with my best friend and the conversation drifted to sex toys. She asked me “Hey, do you know if you can microwave sex toys?” I was taken by surprise and I didn’t know what to say. I could see the curious look on her face and I knew she was not going to drop the topic so I decided to have a bit of fun with it.

I chuckled and said “Is this a trick question?! Of course not!” It was clear that she wasn’t satisfied with that answer. She asked me why not, so I launched into a mini-lecture.

I explained to her that microwaving sex toys is extremely dangerous as it will heat up the material beyond its tolerance, this could cause it to melt or warp into a very dangerous shape. Moreover, they often contain sensitive components such as metal springs and parts that would create sparks when microwaved. It’s certain to cause fire hazards and a potential explosion. Plus, the chemicals used in the production of most toys are not heat resistant and heating them will cause them to release toxins that could get into our body. So all in all, it is a big fat no!

She still wasn’t really convinced and so I decided to illustrate my point with a few anecdotes. I told her about a friend of mine who had heard about the odd couple who tried to microwave their vibrator without knowing the consequences. They caused a bit of a stink in the neighborhood because of the smoke and it made the papers. She laughed about it along with me, but I could tell that she was still a bit skeptical.

To finally convince her, I asked her a question: “What’s the worst that can happen if you don’t follow the instructions?” She immediately replied, “it can explode”, and I said “Exactly! So unless you want to end up on the news, it’s best to just follow the instructions and not heat your sex toys in the microwave”.

After that, she seemed to finally understand the big no-no of microwaving sex toys and why it’s so important not to do it. We then proceeded to talk about other things.

Despite the fact that microwaves are efficient tools, you must always be careful when it comes to heating things in it. If your sex toy specifies it can be heated in a microwave, then go for it but for the most part, it’s not recommended. Some sex toys are designed with their own special heating pad to maintain a constant temperature and keep it from going beyond what the materials can take. This is the safest route to take when preparing your sex toy for vibrators use.

A different option is to dip your toy in warm water for a few minutes ensuring the water is not too hot that it would damage the toy. Of course, you have to be careful when heating any toy, too hot and you could end up with a melted toy that needs to be thrown away. As long as the temperature is not too high and you’re following all the instructions, any of these methods can be used with caution.

When selecting a sex toy, always keep in mind the potential risks that could arise if it’s not heated properly. Read all instructions clearly and stick to what is recommended. It’s also important to consider the material the toy is made out of because not all toys are designed to be heated. For example, sex toys made of glass or silicone are ideal because they are able to tolerate much higher temperatures and don’t require as much preparation.

When it comes to toy cleaning, generally you should opt for water based cleaner and hot water to rinse. Make sure you do not submerge the toy under water and instead just apply the cleaner on the surface. Gently scrub the toy with a soft cloth, then rinse well before using it.

It’s also a good idea to apply a lubricant to help the toy glide smoothly on the skin. For the most part, you can choose any lubricant as long as it’s water based and it goes with the material of your toy.

Once you’ve applied the lubricant, it’s time to heat up the toy to make it ready for use. Always keep the temperature moderate so that it’s not too hot and the toy doesn’t suddenly become too cold. Hot or cold temperatures can both be uncomfortable and distracting during intimate moments.

It’s also important to consider your own comfort levels when using sex toys, some people may be more sensitive than others when it comes to temperatures. For these people, using lukewarm water or other methods of heating may be better for their pleasure. If the toy does become too cold or hot, it’s a good idea to take a break until it reaches a comfortable temperature.

Overall, when it comes to heating sex toys, always be cautious and do your research before taking any action. Be aware of the many risks involved with microwaving sex toys and be mindful about temperature. Keep an eye on materials and instructions for proper usage and always follow instructions carefully. If you’re ever in doubt, go with the safest route and opt out of microwaving.