Sex toys can be expensive to replace and a well-built adult toy that is looked after properly can give you years of pleasure. Here are some tips on how to look after your sex toys and prolong their use.
Adult Toy Hygiene
By not cleaning your toys regularly you run the risk of attracting bacteria to your toy which can result in giving you an infection. It is crucial that you remember that if you use your sex toys on someone else – you need to clean them before re-using – as you can actually contract a sexually transmitted disease from sharing your sex toys with someone else. For a more protective measure, when sharing your sex toys with others get in the habit of using condoms with them.
Also never insert an uncleaned sex toy into the vagina if it has been inserted into the anus and vice versa, then you cause a urinary tract infection or other type of infection.
Cleaning Your Adult Toys
You need to be responsible and clean your sex toy after every use. Most toys can be cleaned in warm soapy water, and if your toy is battery operated never submerge the part of the toy that holds the batteries. It should go without saying that all toys that are not waterproof should never be submerged in water – if you are unsure then refer to the owners manual.
Here are some ways to clean the following toys:
Silicone Toys: Silicone is non-porous which means there are no holes for germs and bacteria to hide in. You can boil silicone toys in a pot on your stove for five minutes or pop them in your dishwasher. You can also buy special toy cleaners that are made for silicone toys – visit this reputable online store
Skin: Realistic-looking skin materials such as Cyberskin, Futurotic, Fauxskin, and so forth, are best cleaned with a spray adult toy cleaner.
Metal or glass: Since these are non-porous they are super easy to clean. You can make up a solution of one part bleach to nine parts water to clean your metal toys and glass toys. You can also boil the toy for five minutes or use hot water and soap to disinfect the toy. Be certain to dry the toy so that it does not corrode or rust.
Acrylic, rubber, jelly rubber, and vinyl. These toys can all be cleaned using a mild soap with water. Rinse and allow to air dry before storing.
When looking after your sex toys, always defer to the manufacturer’s instructions as a first point of call.