How To Clean Your Sex Toys
1. Read the instructions
Always follow any cleaning instructions that come with your sex toy. They may provide specific recommendations for your particular product.
2. Check the material
Different materials require different cleaning methods.
· Non-porous materials (e.g., silicone, glass, stainless steel): These are the easiest to clean and can be washed with soap and water or cleaned with sex toy cleaner. You can also boil them or even put them in the dishwasher to sanitize them.
· Porous materials (e.g., rubber, jelly, TPE): These materials are more challenging to clean thoroughly because they can trap bacteria. Generally we wouldn’t advise putting these materials inside your body anyway. If you do use them, clean them with mild soap and warm water, but avoid soaking them or using harsh chemicals. Consider using condoms on porous toys to make cleaning easier and to protect yourself from unstable polymers in the material.
3. Before and after use
Clean your sex toy both before and after each use. Even if it has been put away clean, clean it again before use so that it’s definitely free of any potential contaminants before insertion. Clean your toy again after use and put it away once dry.
4. Remove batteries
If your sex toy uses batteries, remove them before cleaning. Never submerge a battery compartment in water.
5. Avoid water damage
If your toy is not waterproof or splash-proof, avoid getting water near the battery compartment or any electronic components. Use a damp cloth with mild soap instead.
6. Hand wash only
Unless the manufacturer explicitly states that your sex toy is dishwasher-safe or can be machine-washed, always hand wash it.
7. Avoid harsh chemicals
Stay away from abrasive cleaners, alcohol, or anything containing acetone, as they can damage the surface of the sex toy.
After cleaning and drying your sex toy, store it in a clean and dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. We provide organic cotton bags for our toys, other good materials for storage are silk pouches, or why not splash out and get yourself a specific sex toy box, chest, or cupboard – how very ’50 Shades of gray!’
9. Replace when necessary
Pay attention to signs of wear and tear. If your sex toy starts to show signs of damage, it’s time to replace it.
10. Toys with multiple parts
If your sex toy has detachable parts or accessories, clean them separately for thorough hygiene.