Ask the Doctors: A Condom on an Anal Toy Instead of a Flange?
This query comes to us courtesy of a YouTube viewer:
If you’re using a condom on a toy that doesn’t have a base, wouldn’t the condom be enough to pull it out with? Assuming of course that the shape is consistent all the way to the base, and not tapered wider to where the condom might break in your struggle to get the toy out of your ass. Dr Carol or anyone else, thoughts appreciated?
This strategy is better than nothing, but still not recommended. My concern here would be twofold: one, some kinds of play (including having an orgasm) might be enough to get the whole toy to slip inside, condom and all, at which point the condom wouldn’t be much more helpful as a removal device than nothing at all; and two, that just grabbing on to the condom and rassling with it might, in some cases (fingernails, the wrong lube), be enough to break it. I’ve heard it recommended that people tie a knot in the condom and tie a string around that — which seems like a bit more effort than most folks would want to put out, probably only worthwhile if your very favorite toy is non-flanged. Even then, a broken condom would cancel out the string. In short, for anal toy aficionados: yay, flange! All of our anal toys have flanges on them, for exactly that reason.
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