Are you the type who likes to live on the edge and get your kicks with the help of an electric toothbrush? Please don’t make me spell this out.
In the same vein that using pineapple juice or toothpaste as a lubricant or enhancer doesn’t help men in the bedroom, swapping your molars for your private parts doesn’t help a woman get off.
Doctors are even warning women against the practise, which they say is anything but healthy when you get down to the knitty gritty of it all.
“Using anything that isn’t intended to be a masturbating tool has its risks, even proper sex toys that aren’t properly cleaned or are deteriorating can lead to vaginal infections and urinary tract infections if bacteria gets into the urethra,” Dr Diana Gall from Doctor 4 U told the Metro.
“While an electric toothbrush may seem like the perfect DIY masturbating tool, it can actually do more harm than good. The vibrating bristles on the toothbrush can actually cause abrasions, tears and cuts to the vulva and vagina, and cause the tissue to become inflamed.
“Vaginal tissue is delicate and minor tears can happen simply through penetrative sex or inserting objects into the vagina.
“However, these tears and cuts make it easier for germs and bacteria to enter the body. It may cause soreness, bleeding, and increase your risk of contracting an STI as the infection can enter through open wounds.
“Plus, if you’re using a toothbrush that has been used, you’re exposing yourself to even more germs and bacteria.”
Well that sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Let’s just stick to the official stuff for now.