SALES of hand sanitisers have seen a spike in recent weeks amid coronavirus fears.
But while official advice sees people encouraged to use it on their hands – an expert has warned against being tempted to use it down there as well.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Dr Earim Chaudry, medical director at Manual, confirmed that masturbating with the antibacterial gel, if you've run out of lube, could be a very bad idea for your penis or vagina.
"Yes, our groins are warm, dark places and have a tendency to perspire – however the skin there is sensitive," he revealed, noting that one of the main ingredients in many hand sanitisers is isopropyl alcohol.
The doctor continued: "Isopropyl alcohol is not safe for internal use, and if used whilst masturbating it could make its way down your vaginal or penile opening – this will damage the internal skin.
"Alcohol is drying, and the skin on your genitals is also sensitive and just as easily damaged."
If [hand sanitiser is] used whilst masturbating it could make its way down your vaginal or penile opening – this will damage the internal skin.
Some people have found out the hard way, with one Reddit user recently opening up about their sore experience.
They admitted: "Today, I found out that using a certain hand sanitiser as masturbation lube will put you in the hospital and result in having to wear an adult diaper for a week. FML."
It comes after hand sanitiser flew off shop shelves as people stockpiled in the fight against coronavirus.
In February alone, it's estimated that hand sanitiser sales were up 255 per cent.
If you are looking for alternative ways to spice up your time alone in self-isolation, one bloke has claimed a £20 Amazon sex toy made his wife "scream like a banshee".
Giving the Wireless Wand Massager a five-star rating, the man also described the device as his "wife's best friend".
How to protect against coronavirus?
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can also celebrate St Patrick's Day next week with the Shamrock Shake sex position.
The intense move – which is a play on 'Reverse Cowgirl' – is certain to give pints of pleasure come Tuesday 17th March.
In other relationship news, we told about the surprise adult Easter Egg that features a sex toy inside.
We also revealed how a woman was horrified when she discovered her Tinder date got engaged the previous month.
And a woman got revenge on creeps by sending thepics of other blokes' bum cleavage.
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