Introducing the “Sex Toy Cemetery”


This is the Sex Toy Cemetery (STC): where sex toys go when they die.

Sex toys, like the people who enjoy them, do not last forever. Depending on their quality, the frequency with which you use them, how you clean them, how you store them and the luck of the draw, they may last an hour, weeks, months or for years on end. The STC photo project is meant to pay homage to the toys that have served us well. Next time one of your sex toys breaks – whether it’s a vibrator, dildo, masturbation sleeve, beads, butt plug or such – take a picture and send it in before you dispose of or recycle your toy.

The Sex Toy Cemetery is for fun only. Do NOT try this at home. Do NOT bury sex toys in the ground as it is not good for the environment to do so. If you have questions about how to properly dispose of your particular sex toy, ask the customer service rep at your favorite adult bookstore or a consultant from an in-home romance party. You can also click here to learn about the Rabbit Amnesty project through which you can recyle your rabbit toy. You can also visit this site to learn more about recycling a wider range of sex toys.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at