Is it Time to Replace Your Vibrator Tampa? There are risks to keeping your vibrator too long.

Some gadgets withstand the test of time, but if you’re still using a vibrator you rushed out to buy after watching the first season of Sex and the City, it’s probably time to replace it. A vibrator is more like a kitchen utensil than a toothbrush – there’s no set time until it goes bad. A vibrator Tampa can last a few months while others last for years. But that doesn’t mean you should have lifetime loyalty to one toy. Time can affect the quality and safety of the material, how well it functions, and how much pleasure it brings you.

Today we’re discussing the risks in holding on to an old vibrator and how to tell when it’s time to replace it.

The plastics can break down.

A toy purchased 10 years ago is probably not as safe as one bought today.  There’s a good chance you weren’t really thinking about material safety a decade ago. And even if you were, the industry’s ability to deliver on that concern has really improved since then.

The life span of your device depends largely on what it’s made out of. Glass, stainless steel, gold, and ABS plastics will all withstand the test of time. A lot of silicone toys are blended with things so they can be sold as “silicone” toys but at a cheaper price. Beware: If two similar toys both say they’re silicone, but one is $20 and one is $80, one is pure silicone and the other is not.

Porous material can harbor bacteria in your vibrator Tampa.

If you don’t clean your toys properly (like some 14 percent of women), you risk bacteria and fungus growth. That’s particularly a problem with cross-contamination of toys from anal play into the vagina. This can lead to sticky, smelly discharge, potentially a bladder infection, and/or other irritation.

Any bacteria or fungus you miss on the surface would get dried out when you leave a toy in a drawer. (Read:  How to Store Your Sex Toys.) But vinyl toys or blended silicone are both porous. So even if you scrub your vibrator, over time they can harbor bacteria. Bacteria in your toy will make the material break down faster. And while it likely won’t affect the health of your vagina, it will cause your toy to turn colors and start smelling. (Check out our line of sex toy cleaners!)

The motor on your vibrator Tampa can break.

Vibrators are electronics, so they wear out like an electric razor, a cell phone, or like any other electronic. Batteries stop operating as consistently, motors wear out, and user interface points can begin to display physical damage from repeated use. Sure, you can still use it, but if your vibe no longer holds a charge, it’s not much of a vibrator anymore.

You may be missing out on some serious pleasure.

It may seem like no big deal to reach for the same toy for months or years. But the whole point of enjoying a solo session or partner play is to experience pleasure and indulge your libido. If you stuck with missionary every time you had sex with your partner, chances are the passion would fizzle pretty quick, and the same goes for your vibe.

We live in a tech age, so everything is getting better and better and that includes sex toys. Think of your phone: If your flip phone still charges and that’s all that matters, great. But if you also want to take photos, access the internet, and video chat, you need to upgrade. Your first rabbit vibrator Tampa might still work, but there are other products on the market that can probably give you a better experience.

These days, you can find some clever forms and nice ergonomic features at any price range. There are also entirely new types of vibrators to try, compared to the options available even just five years ago. (Read: How to Choose a Vibrator.)

What’s the verdict?

If the material is starting to flake, change colors, smell, the material is breaking down and/or harboring bacteria. And that means it’s time to replace it. If your solo sessions don’t excite you like they used to, a little novelty could definitely help.

If it’s been more than a few years since you explored your options, you should consider trying something new. There’s probably something on the market that would upgrade your experience through new features or more thoughtful design.

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