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dan1223
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posted 10-04-2004 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dan1223     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BUT IF I CLEANED IT WITH ALCOHOL AND SOAP AND HOT WATER, DOES THAT AT LEAST RULE OUT HIV?

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Bobolink
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From: Stirling, Ontario, Canada
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posted 10-04-2004 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bobolink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please do not type in all uppercase. It is considered impolite.

Logic_girl gave you the straight goods. Bacteria and viruses mutate very quickly and can become immune to conventional antibacterial and antiviral procedures. Boiling in water for 20 minutes or exposure to live superheated steam in an autoclave (medical device) is really the best guarantee that the toy is sterile.

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Gumdrop Girl
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From: Los Angeles, CA ... somewhere off the 10
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posted 10-05-2004 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gumdrop Girl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
also, i think it's worth pointing out, Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV and it can live on an open, dry surface for a week. Hep B is also much more common than HIV.

If you can't sterilize the toy, please cover it with a condom before use.

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