Satisfied Box: Sexual Health, Sex Toys and Safe Sex




Did you know that World Sexual Health Day is on 4th September? Here at Satisfied Box, we are sexual health advocates. It’s important that sex is not only enjoyable, but safe. Whether that’s through communicating with your partner, indulging in a sex toy or getting yourself a quick sexual health screening, we’re all different but we must ensure that safe sex is being talked about and remains a priority between us all.


In light of World Sexual Health Day, we thought we’d take a closer look at sexual health, safe sex and some of the most frequent concerns.


Knowledge is Power


We’ve all heard of the term STI or STD, this stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection or Disease. Although people are aware of what STD’s are, many still take their chances when it comes to sex. At Satisfied Box, we say that if you’re adult enough to have sex, you’re adult enough to get a sexual health check. Sexually Transmitted Infections are unfortunately much more common than we think. For the nearly 20 million new variations of STIs that occur every year, only about 12% of people ages 15-24 get tested each year. It’s time to destigmatise STI’s for the sake of you, your partner(s), and your overall sexual happiness.


Communication


Before having sex, it’s imperative that you communicate boundaries. It takes a minute to gain an idea of someone’s sexual history. You can then make an informed decision as to whether you want to have safe sex, or no sex at all. It’s all for the sake of a better, more pleasurable sex life at the end of the day! If you’re planning to sleep with a new sexual partner, getting tested together could even make for an interesting date night?! We’re all adults here, communicate the facts clearly, it’ll put you both at ease and think of it as a chance to learn more about each other. There’s no wrong way to do it, as long as you’re doing it.


Sex Toys and STI’s

At Satisfied Box, we’re sex toy experts and yes, it is possible to catch an STI from sex toys. Obviously, it depends on the circumstances, but it is a possibility. If there are any cuts or sores around the vagina, anus or penis and blood is present, there is an increased risk of passing on infections. Body fluids or blood on the toy can transfer HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.


Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is linked to an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. You are at a higher risk of developing BV if you are sexually active, and it can be transferred by sex toys. There is an increased risk of BV in women who have sex with women, have a history of sharing sex toys, or whose partners have BV.


If you clean your sex toys thoroughly before and after each use, you won’t have to worry about giving or getting an infection. Toys should also be washed before using them on different parts of the body, such as the mouth, vagina and anus, or between one person and another. Check sex toys regularly for any imperfections where germs could hide and spread, as this can increase the risk of infection. Penetrative sex toys that are inserted inside the vagina or anus carry the greatest risk for transferring infections, so it is a good idea to put a condom over the toy so that you can just dispose of it afterwards.


Get in Touch


Safe sex is incredibly important, Satisfied Box helps to promote this through our adult monthly box. If you’re looking to enhance your sex life with your partner, this is the perfect step for you both. You’ll be treated to a monthly box full of sex toys and sexual wellbeing gifts, perfect to spice up the bedroom! If you’re interested, contact us here or for more information, head over to our Instagram.

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