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Vibrators and clitoral stimulators have only one purpose: to give pleasure to their users. As long as these toys are maintained properly and kept clean, they're some of the safest additions to the bedroom anyone could possibly use.

Not everyone has vibrators handy, though, and even those who do may get bored and go looking for other pleasure aids.

Should you ever use household items for masturbation?

Household Items Commonly Used For Masturbation

Women can get pretty creative, but some items are used more frequently than others. If these forums are anything to go by, the most frequently (ab)used household items include:

  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Vibrating razors
  • Pillows
  • Phallic-like vegetables such as cucumbers, zucchinis, and carrots
  • Deodorant bottles
  • Arm rests on chairs and couches

Is It Safe To Use Household Items To Masturbate?

Opinions on whether using household items for masturbation is safe vary, and each item certainly deserves to be evaluated individually. You will want to consider two main things: can the item be cleaned properly, and is there any chance the item will injure your genitals?

Electric toothbrushes and razors both contain sharp bits that have the potential to cause serious harm to the vulva and vagina. It's all too easy to get carried away and hurt yourself accidentally.

Vegetables, bottles, and the like may not look like they can hurt you, but they're hard to clean properly and can cause all kinds of infections.

Slipping a condom over your chosen item may make masturbation safer, but you still need to be extremely careful.

Fabric items like pillows or towels may not injure you, but they can dry your vulva or vagina out and cause irritation or inflammation. You'll also want to make sure these items are clean if you do use them, and throw them in the washing machine afterwards.

Ultimately, you will have to use your own common sense to decide whether household items you have lying around are fun masturbation aids or likely sources of injury and infection.

Use Your Hands

Do you wish you had a vibrator, but don't? Before you go looking in your pantry to see what else you could possibly use, remember that your hands are a safe and fun masturbation tool. They may seem to have gone out of fashion in this modern age, but that's really a bit silly.

You can do lots of different things with your hands. Try using different speeds and movements, focusing on different parts of the vulva, and stopping when you get really aroused, taking a break, and starting up again a little while later.

Women who master the art of pleasuring themselves with nothing but their hands and imagination will never get bored. They won't need vibrators or the internet to climax, and can teach their partners a lot about what they like and dislike.

The moral of the story? It's true that you have to wash your hands, make sure your nails aren't sharp, and take off jewelry with nasty edges before you masturbate, but your hands are definitely a safe tool. The same can't always be said for household items.

The shower is another very safe tool you can use for masturbation -- showers that have multiple settings are especially good for this. Letting the water spray onto your vulva is not going to do any kind of damage, unless the water is too hot.

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