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Is it possible for a hard plastic vibrator to break and injure me?

Although it's rare, there have been reported cases of vibrators breaking and causing internal injuries, and older, dildo-shaped vibrators with hard plastic cases are likely to be more prone to crack. Plastic becomes brittle with age, and the prolonged stress caused by vibrations can cause it to fatigue and fracture.

If you are concerned about this, examine your vibrator for cracking, especially at the tip, base, and along any seams. Look for discoloration, fading, or chalky appearance. Check for unusual noises like rattling, both when it is shut off and when it's running. Don't use a plastic vibrator that has been dropped on a hard floor or otherwise damaged on a hard surface. If you hear it go crunch, consider it a lost cause and replace it.

Even better, replace it before it breaks with a newer model with a casing made of an unbreakable material like silicone or jelly rubber, or trade up to an electrical model. If you prefer the feel of hard plastic, there are acrylic vibrators available that feel like plastic but are far more resilient. Also, silicone toys are usually firmer than rubber or jelly materials, but tend to have a more velvet finish rather than the smooth sensation of plastic or acrylic. If your wallet allows, glass vibrators provide the ultimate sensation in a hard, slick toy.

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