Q. So, I feel really dumb and embarrassed about this, but I feel really scared I just signed a death wish. I don’t have a sex toy so, I decided to use my hairbrush handle. I haven’t used it before. I did wash the handle with water before I used it, but I feel like an idiot. I feel (mentally) like I just gave myself herpes or cancer or something. Nothing is happening down there right now it feels fine, but I’m afraid I’m going to die or something…What do I do??
A. No reason to think that using a hairbrush handle will cause herpes or cancer or anything that would cause death. Most concerning would be irritation to the vaginal tissue. If you experience any irritation or abnormal discharge schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or with Corner Health Center.