How To Safely Store and Clean Sex Toys
When buying a toy, find out what it's made of because the material and whether or not it has a motor will impact how it's washed. Knowing how to clean Vibrators, dildos, and anal toys is necessary as they come into direct touch with biological fluids. But if you want your sex toys to last a long time, you'll need to clean them correctly and on a frequent basis.
Cleaning your sex toys doesn't have to be difficult, but the repercussions of not doing so can be disastrous. Here's how to clean those toys properly.
Things You Will Gonna Need -
- Paper Towel or Clean Wash Clothes
- Boil Water for deep cleaning of sex toys.
Methods of Cleaning -
Surface Cleaning or Deep Cleaning -
You can disinfect a variety of toys by first surface-cleaning them and then immersing them for a few minutes in boiling water(Deep Cleaning).
Disinfecting or Sanitizing -
This method helps to destroy the bacteria and other pathogens and make your toys hygienic.
With this method, you can absolutely kill all bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
How To Clean Your Sex Toys -
Cleaning your sex toys on a regular basis helps to prevent illnesses, as bacteria can linger if they aren't washed. Note: Our cleaning advice is for nonporous genital toys made of materials like 100 percent medical-grade silicone,, medical grade stainless metal, glass, or hard plastics like ABS or TPC.
1.Start With Basic Surface Cleaning -
For this method you need to first check if your sex toy is nonmechanized or mechanised but with waterproof mark. If your sex toy meet these conditions, you are all set to rinse the toy with water. The toy is neither disinfected or sterilised with this method. However, if you are the only person who will be using the toy, surface cleaning will usually suffice.
Some sex toys are splashprrof (means its safe to get the surface wet) and some are waterproof (It's safe to submerge it completely up to a specific depth.). The manual that comes with the sex toys when you purchase it will let you know about whether your toy is waterproof or splashproof. And you can decide if you can use this method or not.
2. Disinfecting or Sanitizing -
Most pathogens will be killed using these methods. These procedures can be used to remove smell from silicone toys as well. Sometimes the normal surface cleaning is not enough for your sex toys specially when more than one person is using the sex toy.
When to disinfect a toy -
- When sex toy is shared by people.
- When sex toy is used when you have any STD’s.
- When a single toy is used for anally and vaginally both.
- If you want to remove the smell.
3. Use Boil Water -
Surface-clean 100 percent silicone, stainless steel, and borosilicate glass toys before drowning them in a pot of boiling water for three minutes to disinfect them. Remove the boiled toy from the water and dry it on a clean cloth. It is advised to not use cold water just after boiling, because the sudden temperature change may cause stress on the material.
4. Use of Dishwasher -
After surface-cleaning, place several non mechanized 100 percent silicone, stainless steel, and glass toys on the top rack of the dishwasher to deep-clean them all at once. Then, without using soap, run the dishwasher on the sanitise cycle. But as per our suggestion - boiling water is a better bet than dishwasher.
5. Bleaching -
After surface cleaning, disinfect toys with a bleach solution. To make a bleach solution, mix five teaspoons of household bleach with one gallon of water. Spray the toy with the bleach solution and set it aside for 10 minutes, or soak it in the bleach solution for 10 minutes. This method can be used only for those toys which are 100% waterproof.
6. Use a Sex Toy Cleaner -
It's a good idea to keep a sex toy cleaner on hand. It's a quick and discrete way to clean your toy without causing damage to the material. If you have an orgasm so powerful that you can't bring yourself to get up afterward, you can clean your toy with the cleaner and give it a deeper wash when you're ready.
How to Safely Store Sex Toys -
]Don't just place your treasured sex toys into your bedroom drawer after washing and drying them. Even if it's your specific sex toy storage area, your drawer is definitely full with lint and dust. You have a few alternatives when it comes to storage:
Always Use Original Packaging -
Simply store your toys in the tiny bags or boxes they arrived in to keep them secure from the elements.
Use a Plastic Container -
If you're seeking to keep your sex toys clean and organised, a simple plastic container might be the way to go.
Wrapping Up -
To avoid bacterial infection or STI transmission, sex toys must be cleaned properly. Remove any batteries for basic toy care. Electrical sex toys should never be rinse with water. Clean your electric toys with a damp, soapy washcloth, preferably with antibacterial soap. Happy Sex Toys Adventure, Everyone…!