Cleaning Your Sex Toy
Here are a few recommendations to ensure
your toy will treat you as well as you treat it.
1.) Clean your toys with a little
soap and warm water. You can also use hydrogen peroxide but do
not submerge any part of a vibrator that holds the batteries.
2.) Silicone Sex Toys can be boiled
for up to 3 minutes unless they are electrical and contain
batteries. You can also clean them with a bleach solution, or
even run through your dishwasher. If you're not sure what it's
made of then stick to warm water and soap. In the end you will
want to replace older Dildos if cracks become visible. These
areas can potentially contain bacteria and be harmful to you.
3.) Do not use Oil products on
latex! That means oil-based lubricants, massage oils, vegetable oil
or any product that an oil based product. If in doubt always use
warm water and soap.
4.) We hate to sound repetitive but
WARM WATER and SOAP are your best alternatives.
The folks at Libida have the following
advice, based on the type of material the toy is made out of:
superior to rubber or vinyl dildos, silicone warms up quickly,
retains body heat, is non-porous and easy-to-clean. Cleaning:
Run it through the dishwasher or boil it on the stove (3-5 minutes)
and viola! -- your toy is sterilized.
Jellies: These dildos
are made of a translucent, soft, and flexible substance that looks
like it contains air bubbles. Cleaning: This material is a
non-porous form of rubber that can be cleaned with mild soap and hot
Rubber: Firm, flexible,
and often heavy, rubber dildos are porous and often need more care
to clean than the average toy. Cleaning: Rubber dildos should
always be used with condoms, but can be cleaned with mild soap and
Trueskin: This material
is soft and supple, and looks and feels remarkably like skin.
Cleaning: Rinse with hot water, or disinfect by putting alcohol
onto a cloth and lightly rubbing (avoid soap or harsh detergents);
to keep the silky feel, sprinkle with cornstarch or talc.
Latex: Use only
water-based lubes on latex, as oil-based substances will break it
down. Cleaning: Latex is non-porous and easy to clean.
Vinyl: Vinyl toys are
light in weight, easy to clean, and come in many different forms and
colors. Cleaning: Vinyl products are non-porous, and can be
washed with mild soap and hot water.
If using your toys with multiple
partners and it seems to kill the mood to clean the toy between
partners you can always use condoms for each partner. However,
at the end of your lovemaking you should always clean your toys and
store them in a cool, dry space.
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