How to Keep Your Sex Toys Clean
While cleaning may be the very last thing on your mind when you want to get freaky in the sheets, keeping your sex toy collection sanitary is an important task to keep up on.
“If you want sex toys to be a part of that clear-your-mind time—and if you want those sex toys to have good life spans—you’re going to have to clean them properly and regularly.
Plus, there’s a chance that poor sex toy hygiene can actually cause infections; so, yes, safe solo sex is also a thing to consider.”
Today we will cover how to keep your sex toys clean so that they are safe to use and so that they will last for years to come.
Determine What Material Your Toy Is Made Out Of
There are different rules for cleaning porous vs. non porous toys, or even glass vs. plastic toys.
The first thing you need to do before you clean your toy is to check the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific item. This will help you determine both the material and the best way to clean it.
If you can’t locate the manufacturer’s instructions, read on for some good rules of thumb for cleaning your toy according to its material.
How To Clean Your Sex Toy By Material Type
If you have a motorized toy made out of plastic, silicone, glass, stainless steel, or wood, simply use a damp cloth with mild soap to wipe your toy clean.
Use a second damp cloth to wipe off any soap residue. Skipping this step could cause skin irritation the next time you put your toy to use.
Non Motorized Toys
If you have non motorized toys made out of stone, stainless steel, silicone, or glass, you can place the toy in boiling water for up to 5 minutes to thoroughly sanitize.
Toys made of cyberskin (think male masterbation sleeves, and some dildos) are extremely porous and you should only use a little soap and warm water to clean these.
Thoroughly soaking or scrubbing these toys can cause damage to the material.
Once your toys are clean, always dry thoroughly with a paper towel and store in a place where they won’t collect dust or hair.
It’s a good idea to have a designated toy box, and to even invest in a toy safe antibacterial spray so you can quickly sanitize your collection between uses.