A guide to buying sex toys secondhand

Are you a person with a strapped wallet but a desire to buy sex toys? Can’t wait for a sale? Well then I have just the answer for you! You should…buy a pre-owned sex toy!

…Okay buying sex toys second hand can seem a little gruesome. You are buying something that somebody else fucked, and with all the puritanical notions in our society, that might seem a hard thing to swallow. You probably have a lot of questions about buying sex toys second hand, and I’m here to answer them.

Q: Buying sex toys second hand is gross! Someone else fucked it! How can you buy them?

A: Not really a question but a common hang up. The reason I can buy them without being squeamish is because 1. I can sterilize the toys so that no pathogens could possibly harm me and 2. The money I save is a big plus.

Q: Who should buy toys second hand?

A: My firm belief is that anyone can buy a toy second hand and have it reflect nothing other than thriftiness and a certain eco consciousness. It’s really just recycling y’know? Sexy recycling.

Q: Why should you buy toys second hand?

A: Well, for a reduced price for one! Toys that are perfectly good but who have had a previous owner will often be sold for a much lower price. It’s also great to reduce waste; toys that would otherwise be trashed can now be given new life.

Q: What types of toys can you buy secondhand?

A: The toys that are acceptable to buy secondhand are only the ones that can be sterilized (and I’ve written guides about sex toy safety that you can peruse if you like!). Silicone, glass, steel etc; are all good materials of sex toys to buy since you can boil or bleach those things right from the get. You can also bleach silicone or ABS plastic vibrators, but not boil them!

Q: Where can you purchase toys second hand?

A: Well, there are a few dedicated sites to the buying and selling of used sex toys! My favorites include

  • R/Usedsextoys: a sub-reddit devoted to the sale and purchase of used sex toys. Pretty good and reputable and where I’ve made most if not all of my secondhand purchases!
  • R/BadDragonBST: this is basically like the previous subreddit but focused on fantasy toys and Bad Dragon dildos.
  • Dragon Moor and Dragon Hoard: Two websites that are very much alike. Both focus on the selling and buying of fantasy toys. They are also quite good and reputable
  • Squeaky Clean Toys: The newest among these websites, a website devoted to selling used sex toys that also focuses on reviewers being able to sell off old toys they no longer want/use. I’ve not made a purchase from them yet but I have been keeping an eye on the listings!

These forums and websites are great and have moderators and rules to keep buyers and sellers safe. Definitely peruse the rules and regulations before diving in and buying so that you can be safe out there.

Q: What should I do once I receive my sex toy?

A: Clean it. You can do this multiple ways, and I’ve mentioned as such in this post!

What I want from this post is for more sex toys to be passed around communities so that they can have longer lives and not be tossed out with trash. I’m hoping that by writing this, I can help, even incrementally, alleviate some of the stigma of buying used sex toys! Now happy buying y’all!

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