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It’s Time to Replace Your Vibrator

It’s true, many vibrators these days are made from durable material that will last for years. But if you’re still using the vibrator you bought 10 years ago, it’s time to buy a new one. Janet Lieberman, an expert on the subject, says vibrators are like kitchen utensils, you can’t tell when it’s going to run out of juice.
Vibrators can last anywhere from two months to a few years. Being loyal to a single toy isn’t always safe because time can impact the quality of the material, as well as electronic functioning and overall pleasure. Besides, new and improved vibrators are constantly being designed, so why limit yourself to one form of pleasure.

Some of the health risks

First, the plastic may deteriorate. Lisa Finn, a sex educator, claims toys made of glass, stainless steel, gold, and ABS plastics will last longer. Silicone on the other hand can deteriorate much faster, meaning you’ll need to replace it sooner. Many silicone toys are blended with PVC, a substance that uses phthalates that keep molecules loose. These then break up into your body when the silicone begins to worsen.
Keep in mind, if it’s 100% medical-grade, platinum silicone, you will have no problems keeping your vibrator for years to come. These vibrators only get damaged when exposed to other silicone products, like silicone based lubricants. If your toy begins to smell weird, change colours or feel different, you need to replace it.
Second, porous material hides bacteria. If your vibrator isn’t cleaned properly, bacteria and fungus begin to grow. Dr. Maureen Whelihan, a gynecologist, says this can lead to infections and other irritations in the vagina. This is especially true if you use your vibrator for vaginal and anal play. Again, how clean your toy remains depends on the material it’s made from. Glass, 100% medical-grade platinum silicone, and gold usually won’t catch bacteria because it can’t penetrate these materials. Vinyl toys on the other hand will catch bacteria eventually, no matter how much you scrub them. Bacteria isn’t the biggest health risk, but it will cause the material to deteriorate faster.

Other factors to keep in mind

The motor in your vibrator will eventually break. They are electronic after all, and like most electronic items, they tend to run out of steam eventually. Buttons and charging ports may also get damaged from consistent use. If your vibrator no longer charges properly, it’s definitely time for an upgrade.
The worst thing about an old vibrator is boredom. If you use the same vibrator for too long, you’ll stop pushing your sexual borders whether you are enjoying time alone or with a partner. The range of vibrators available has opened sexual exploration. Getting stuck in a cycle is limiting. If you start feeling this way, get yourself a new vibrator. More than this, vibrators are finally being accepted into our culture meaning more effort is made to create top-of-the-line products of pleasure.

Get a new vibrator

If your vibrator has begun to feel weird, smell funky, change colours or flake, you need a new one. Your body is precious and you want to avoid unnecessary bacteria. When replacing your vibrator, consider the material it’s made from, as well as the type of electronic system it has. Most importantly, if your vibrator leaves you feeling bored, get a new one. The advances in technology have broadened the range of products available. Set your sexuality free and try something new. Change can be scary, but it’s one of the only constants in life.