I know what your first thought is, I know where that toy has been and I am not using my new partner’s previous sex toys. But, hear me out. There are some toys that it is safe to “recycle” (if you want to call it that). This article assumes that these toys were used on the prior partner, not just on your new playmate.
I’m going to tell you right off the bat, these likely should be tossed. Jelly is porous and you have no clue what could be hanging out in that toy that could make you sick. These toys typically are cheaper to start with so it should not hit the pocket book too horribly hard when it hits the garbage can. If you really cannot bring yourself to toss this toy for whatever reason, give it a good scrub. I would recommend searching the Net for how to clean it. Using a condom on it is a good idea as well!
Next up, silicone. Silicone toys tend to be a bit on the pricier side so it is harder to decide to part with these. Thankfully, you do not have to. You should give them a good wash. You can run these toys through your dishwasher if you want, but i recommend that you take them out before your mom comes over or she may get a bit of a shock when she decides that your kitchen needs to be tidied. If you don’t want to run them through the wash, consider boiling them for three to five minutes. Learn more about the care and cleaning of silicone.
Sleek and beautiful glass. Again, not a cheap toy, but again, easy to clean. Glass is non-porous just like silicone so you can wash it with ease. Run it through the dishwasher or boil it.
Ultimately, it is up to you and your comfort level if you are going to use a toy that was used with someone else. Clean with an anti-bacterial cleaner at a minimum, use a condom and inspect the toy. While you can easily clean silicone and glass, if you find a crack or chip, it is time to move on.