Caring for your Sex Toys 101
It is great to have a collection of personal sex toys from your favourite online store, if you are using your sex toys regularly then you need to read this blog “Caring for your Sex Toys 101” to make sure that you are taking care of your sex toys, not only to make them have a long lifespan but also for hygiene and health reasons. When it comes to price it’s better to opt for higher quality sex toys from good brands that will last for years than cheaper ones that break as soon as you insert the batteries. Some toys are reliable and trustworthy and others you will want to break the bank to buy. After using your sex toy, you need to make sure that it has been properly cleaned and dried before storing away. This is to prevent bacteria from building up on the sex toy.
But not every sex toy is cleaned the same way because they aren’t made the same way. For example, the material a toy is made from, as well as whether or not it is motorized, plays a role in how to clean it. It is best to read the instructions from the manufacturer, most will recommend that you air dry. This will prevent any dirt or fluff from sticking to them and prevent bacteria from building up as they thrive in damp environments. When cleaning your sex toys, you need to figure out if your toy is porous or non-porous. If it’s non-porous, it doesn’t have holes, so various microorganisms are less likely to inhabit them. Your vagina is home to many bacteria and fungi that help to keep it healthy. When you use a sex toy, these bacteria will be left on your toy.
Follow these guidelines when caring for your sex toy and you know what material your toy is made of. If your adult toy is made from…
- Cyberskin: Best to use a small amount of fragrance-free soap and warm water to clean it as this will prevent irritation and damage to the sensitive material.
- Stainless Steel, Silicone, Pyrex or Stone – and it’s NOT motorized: It doesn’t vibrate you can rinse it with water and a soapy damp cloth. For a deeper clean, toys that are made of stainless steel or silicone can be sanitized in boiling water for eight to 10 minutes or the dishwasher. It’s important to read the instructions of whether it can be cleaned in the dishwasher before doing so.
- Silicone, Glass, Stainless Steel, or Wood – and IT IS motorized: If your toy vibrates you can wipe it down with a damp cloth and mild antibacterial soapy water.
- Elastomer, Hard plastic, Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPR) or Jelly Rubber: Best to use a condom if you are going to share with a partner, these porous materials can still contain bacteria and germs after washing with soap and water.
Sanitizing your Sex Toys
There are sex toys cleaners, sprays and wipes on the market, different cleaners that act as a dry shampoo and can be applied after using your toy. You can also apply a condom to your sex toy this will prevent the need to do any cleaning afterwards. When storing your Sex toys think about how you can be as hygienic and germ-free as possible. There are cloth bags on the market that your toys can be stored in to prevent dust from settling on them and be ready to use for your next adventure!