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Can you get chlamydia from sex toys?

by JP Wu on Aug 09, 2022

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If you're wondering, "Can you get chlamydia through a sex toy?" then you have come to the right place. In this article we'll discuss Symptoms, Transmission, and Testing. Then we'll talk about how to prevent getting infected and how to prevent it from getting worse. You can also read about what to do if you think you have contracted the disease.

Symptoms of chlamydia

Infected sex toys may carry chlamydia bacteria. These bacteria are spread from one person to another through mucous membranes or direct contact. If the infected sex toy is not properly cleaned, the bacteria can reinfect a partner. This infection is treatable with antibiotics. Chlamydia can also be transmitted indirectly through unwashed sex toys.

Symptoms of chlamyda infection in eyes are rare, but can occur after shared sex. The infection can affect both eyes, causing redness and discoloration. It can also infect the throat. If these symptoms develop, you should seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of chlamydia from a sex toy may not be obvious for several days.

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Symptoms of chlamyd disease can be very unpleasant, and can even require hospitalization. If the infection is left untreated, it can damage the reproductive organs, causing infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and even an ectopic pregnancy. It is especially serious in pregnant women as the infection can be passed to the child.

Transmission

If you're wondering how to prevent the transmission of chlamydia from your sex toys, you've come to the right place. Infected fluids and sperm can be transferred from one partner to another during intimate contact, such as during sex. Chlamydia can affect the eyes and can lead to conjunctivitis, in which the eye tissues are red, inflamed and discharged. Pregnant women may also be at risk for ectopic pregnancies and premature birth, which could result in complications.

The bacterial infection is caused by the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis, a parasite that attaches itself to genital tissue and feeds on it. While most people recover from this infection in a few months, others may suffer from it for life. When sharing sex toys, it is important to get tested for chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Prevention

If you have ever shared a sex toy, you may be wondering whether it is safe to use it again. While sex toys do carry the risk of chlamydia transmission, these sex toys are not dangerous. The bacteria that cause chlamydia can only live on or near mucous membranes. Properly cleaning a sex toy can reduce the risk of spreading the disease and extend the lifespan of the sex toy.

In order to prevent the spread of Chlamydia, you need to clean your sex toys before sharing them with another person. It is advisable to use water-based lube and condoms. Clean sex toys after each use with soap or 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. Avoid perfumed soaps or antibacterial soaps because they leave residue on the toy and may irritate your genitals.

Testing

If you're worried you might have contracted a sexually transmitted disease, you should be tested for Chlamydia after using a sex toy. While most people do not experience symptoms immediately after exposure, you should still get tested annually and between partners. You should never share a sex toy with another person, especially if it was inserted into your body.

The infection is spread through sharing of sex toys, which can be difficult to clean properly. It is important to use condoms and water-based lubricant when sharing sex toys, and to wash them regularly with soap and 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. Do not use perfumed or antibacterial soaps, as these can leave a residue.

Although the majority of women who were tested reported no symptoms, a minority reported experiencing vaginal discharge and/or abdominal or pelvic pain. While fewer women reported having been exposed to a partner with chlamydia, those who did were more likely to be positive for a Chlamydia test. So, you might want to get tested for Chlamydia from a sex toy if you've recently had an intimate experience with someone who is infected.