Could This Sex Toy Be Ruining Your Sex Life?

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Electric stimulation sex toys are becoming increasingly popular, but could they be doing more harm than good for your sexual health?

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Sex therapist Chris Donaghue is here to share some tips for how to introduce this potentially dangerous sex toy into your bedroom routine. 

Tip #1 "Keep the use below the waist. It's for genital stimulation only," Chris says. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra warns that if you use this sex toy around your throat it could stimulate muscle contraction and actually lead to asphyxiation. 

Tip #2 "Limit your use. We say about 20-30 minutes. Anything longer than that and you're going to get extended tingling which could lead into the next day. It could create some nerve damage," says Chris who goes on to share that this is perfect for people that are trying to find new ways to get aroused, but that you don't want to use it every time. Long term effects could include not being able to achieve orgasm with your partner.

Tip #3 "Get the arousal going, get your partner turned on and then you slowly introduce something like this," shares Chris who thinks this is best for people that might need to keep things exciting in  a long-term, monogamous relationship.

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These sex toys can feel as strong as pins and needles and even lightly sting! "I've used electrical stimulation before on muscles and i'm going to tell you right now...I don't need it to happen on that muscle," says ER physician Dr. Travis Stork.

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