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srk20
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I recently just purchased a Silicone vibrator from a touch of romance. When I was in the store they had a policy that every toy needs to be opened and battery tested before its sold so people were testing the items and putting them back after holdin them. I bought one and also bought evolved anti bacterial sex toy cleaner with it. I washed the toy with the cleaner before and after use. The cleaner itself didn't have specifics but am I protected against any stds/hepc/infections that could've been on the toy from someone touching it? I've never had a you before so I don't know how powerful these cleaners are.
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Saffron Raymie
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Yes, you're protected; you can't contract an STI that way - including hepatitis C - and you've washed your toy with an anti-bacterial clenser. Any bacteria that may cause other kinds of infections will no longer be present.

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Sigh- thank you for that, makes me feel a lot better. Just as a follow up- I read somewhere that hep c can survive on surfaces for up to 6 weeks or some such long period of time and isn't killed by normal anti bacterial. Is this true? And is this something I should worry about? Again, I know the probability seems very small that someone would touch an item with a bleeding cut but since it's something that I inserted inside me, it's just gotten me slightly worried. Thanks again for your help.
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Do you remember where you came across that information? I've not seen any reliable sources that say this; like Saffron said, that's just not how Hep-C transmission happens.
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