After enjoying a blissful orgasm, we understand that the last thing on your mind is washing and cleaning. Anything that goes inside should be clean, hygienic, and safe. The same applies to your sex toys. But keeping the adult toy that made you experience something otherworldly will help you have the same experience again and keep you safe from infections and diseases that come from using untidy and unhygienic toys.
Here’s how to clean your sex toys:
One of the essential things to start with is knowing what material your sex toy is made of. A toy made of porous material (TPE or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) requires more rigorous cleaning as the pores can store bacteria.
It is best to use non-porous toys made of medical-grade silicone, glass, medical-grade stainless steel, etc. They are safer and easy to clean. But if toys are made of porous materials that get you going, then using protection is the best bet.
Use a condom, wherever possible, to avoid getting into risky territory.
The ideal practice is using soap and water or a toy cleaner to wash toys made of porous materials. A gentle liquid soap also works fine. Porous toys are much like your skin and can contain bacteria, so it is advisable to use such toys for solo play or use them with a condom.
Similar accessories like leather belts and BDSM toys should be cleaned with gentle soaps for accurate results. Whichever kind of porous material you use, make sure that cleaning them is a rigorous process so that there is no scope for infection.
When it comes to non-porous, hard materials, such toys are comparatively easier to clean. Toys made of silicon or glass can be washed with regular cleaning agents, and if these toys are not motorized, they can also be boiled in water to ensure thorough cleansing.
If you are using motorized toys, make sure you remove the batteries before washing or cleaning them to protect them from damage.
Clean it after it arrives
It is a common belief that brand new things are clean and tidy. While using any other item without washing when it first arrives might work, using a sex toy without washing it is not advisable.
Sex toys come in deep contact with your body, and you need to be extra cautious while using them. So, it is best to wash them before using them for the first time.
Give your sex toy a thorough wash with mildly hot water and soap and let it dry on a clean surface. Sex toys are not sterile, so there are chances of dust and bacteria settling on them. A thorough wash will ensure those impurities are removed.
Dry your toys off properly
Cleaning the toys is important, but drying them before storing them is equally essential to ensure they remain clean and no further accumulation. It is best to use soaking towels that don’t leave any moisture or debris behind on the surface of the toys.
Use antibacterial cleaning agents
Sex toys are supposed to enter your body through sensitive parts. It is extremely important to use cleaning agents that won’t cause any irritation or infection when used after cleaning. Using scented soaps must be avoided. The agents adding scent to the soap can cause infection and irritation to the private parts. It is better to use antibacterial soaps with hot water.
Store them in a dry, clean space
Storing your sex toys properly is another vital aspect of keeping them clean and hygienic. Using zip bags and lockable medication boxes is a good idea. After packaging them in such bags, please place them in drawers that are not away from normal usage. Keeping the batteries removed from motorized toys is a good practice that you can follow. It keeps the batteries in good shape and increases the toy’s shelf life. Buying packed sex toys is also a good idea as they usually come with handy boxes that are good for storage.
Sex toys are great for enhancing your sex life. Whether you want to use them for solo pleasure or explore couple sex toys for in-relationship exploration, they always provide the best results. All you need to keep in mind is to clean and store them to remain hygienic for every use.
Whatever kind of sex toy you choose, make sure you clean them properly and store them in a place away from daily contact, dust, moisture, and other environmental exposure.
This especially applies to porous toys made of TP, PVC, and BDSM accessories, as they are more prone to bacterial accumulation. A clean and hygienic sex toy guarantees limitless pleasure, be it alone or with your partner.