Have you been wondering how to clean a sex toy properly? Here are a few tips that should hopefully be helpful before we get to the actual cleaning of the toys.
Before Use of Sex Toys.
When you first receive your sex toy make sure you clean it before its first use. Another suggestion before using the product is to glance over it, if it is a glass dildo, are there any cracks or chips? If it is a rubber vibrator are there any rips or tears in it? As this will make it harder to keep clean after use.
Sharing your Sex Toys.
If you share your toy with your partner I would highly recommend using a condom to prevent the spreading of any diseases. Every sex toy should be cleaned after every use. Looking after your sex toy will prolong it’s life as well as maintaining your personal hygiene.
Storage of Sex Toys.
All sex toys should be stored in a cool, dry area. Avoid direct sunlight and ALWAYS remove the batteries prior to storing.
How to Clean a Sex Toy?
How you clean your sex toy will depend on the material it is made from, whether it is waterproof and whether it has any motorised components or batteries. A soft toothbrush can be used to gently clean any hard to reach places that you are having trouble cleaning. Just rub it softly on the areas that need some extra attention.
So here are some cleaning tips that will help you stay clean and healthy and also help your toy last longer =) So firstly you need to find out what your toy is made of. This will be on the packaging. But obviously if it is a ‘glass dildo’ then common sense prevails=) So…
Rubber/Jelly Sex Toys. Sex toys that are made of rubber or jelly are spongy and absorbant; these types of toys can trap dirt and bacteria easily so you must wash every time after use. Remove any batteries. Clean these toys with a gentle anti-bacterial soap and water. Make sure you rinse thoroughly, like washing your hair make sure all the soap is totally washed off the product. Left over residue could create damage to the toy and could also irritate your skin. To make things easier for you there are numerous sex-toy cleaners on the market, you just have to google and many will pop up. But to save you some money there is nothing like dettol or any antibacterial soap and warm water to clean the toy, just be sure to let it thoroughly air dry.
Silicone Sex Toys. Silicone sex toys are non-porous, this means they don’t absorb bacteria like rubber or jelly toys. Remove any batteries. Do not use an abrasive cleaner, use a sex-toy cleaner or gentle antibacterial soap and water to clean. Silicone sex toys that are not battery operated can be sterilised with either boiling water, antibacterial soap or a dishwasher cycle. Thoroughly air dry.
Plastic or Acrylic Sex Toys. Remove batteries and wash with a sex toy cleaner or gentle antibacterial soap and water. Do not use boiling water or harsh abrasives on these toys. Thoroughly air dry.
Glass or Pyrex Sex Toys. Use a sex-toy cleaner or wash with gentle antibacterial soap and water. Do not use an abrasive cleaner. Sterilise with either boiling water or take out any battery components and put your glass or Pyrex toys through a dishwasher cycle.
Cyberskin Adult Toys. UR3, Soft Touch, Futurotic, and Neoskin Products. Remove any batteries. Wash these products with warm water and antibacterial soap. After a thorough cleaning, let the product fully air dry. Then apply a light shake of talcum powder.
In Summary. Make sure your toy is cleaned thoroughly after each use and fully and completely dried before being stored away, and remember to enjoy!! Regular cleaning of your toy will ensure you will be able to continue using it for a long time! Fill us in on how you clean your toys!