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LizC
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I've got a steady income for the first time in a while, and it's enough that my parents wouldn't notice if some of it fell through the cracks(i.e. got spent on condoms and lube). So now that I'm in the market, I'm trying to find out what kind of condom would be best for use with toys, since I really can't clean them properly without people noticing. I don't plan on using them for any kind of partnered sexual activities, but I would prefer some with discreet packaging.
Ditto for lube; nothing that screams "TEH SEX LOOK AT THESE BRIGHT COLORS AND FLASHY DESIGNS".

So, to sum up; looking for cheap(er/ish), basic lubes and condoms for use with toys(not partners) that preferably have subtle packaging.

I've never had to go looking for these kinds of things, so I'm a bit lost in this department. Do you have to be above a certain age to buy condoms/lube? I'm thinking not, but I honestly have no idea. Any help at all would be awesome.

I'm posting this here 'cause I assume it goes under sexual health...I can't imagine where ELSE it would go.

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Heather
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Any kind of condom you want, really.

With lubes, though, you just want to make sure you don't use a silicone-based lube with silicone toys, as that can ruin the toy.

There is no age requirement with condoms or lube.

Also, another tip, the eco-friendly cleaner Simple Green is super-safe stuff and comes in a spray bottle and can be used for cleaning toys.

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LizC
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Duly noted re:silicone. Thank you! I didn't know that about Simple Green; I've used it for cleaning all kinds of stuff for ages, but I didn't know it could be used on things like toys...interesting.
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