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I'm curious about side effects of vibrators because I see a lot of women, who can't have sex with men in reality. They decide to use vibrators as a solution. So I would like to know is there any side effects for using it? enter image description here

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The literature regarding the use of sex toys in women is sparse. I have found two studies, which describe potential side effects related to the use of sex toys in women:

  • Transmission of sexual transmitted disease due to the use of uncleaned and shared penetrative sex toys
  • Higher prevalence of bacterial vaginosis
  • Vaginal irritation and trauma in forceful insertion or when lubricants are not used
  • Allergies of the vaginal mucosa to the sex toy (depending on the sex toy's type of material)

Above mentionned side effects can be prevented by thorough cleaning of sex toys (or use of condoms), use of lubricants and selection of the sex toy's material.

References:

Lee R. Health care problems of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Western Journal of Medicine. 2000;172(6):403-408.

Marrazzo JM, Coffey P, Bingham A. Sexual Practices, Risk Perception and Knowledge Of Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health. 2005;37(1):6-12. doi:10.1363/psrh.37.006.05.

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    Just a note, some condoms may promote same symptoms if it is a latex allergy. – JohnP Sep 26 '16 at 17:22
  • I'm surprised that research about sex toy can lack interest – Ooker Jan 8 '19 at 6:10

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