Listen to the Expert's Introduction: Clean Your Sex Toys Correctly and Safely
Whether for your own fun or to add fun with your partner, sex toys are a good supplement for those who want to expand their sex life. While there are certainly a variety of different toys to entertain, information about cleaning these products is often overlooked. If you plan to maximize the use of these toys without any risk of infection, you absolutely do not want to skip a good cleaning net.
Keeping good hygiene habits and ensuring that toys are clean are an important part of maintaining a healthy sex life. Because sex toys have different shapes and types of materials, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to clean your toys. If you find yourself in this situation, please continue to read the expert tips on how to clean and maintain your fake penis, vibrator or any other sex toy you have stored.
Tips for cleaning sex toys
If you have recently purchased a new sex toy, it is best to thoroughly check it before cleaning and subsequent use. "Your sex toy should be free of bumps, cracks or tears," explained the sex therapist expert. "Any damage can breed bacteria or damage your soft tissues."
After checking your toy, consider its materials to best determine how to clean it and what products can be used on it. Sex toys are usually made of silicone, glass or metal, which can be used safely and cleaned easily. However, experts warn buyers to avoid using porous toys because they are prone to bacteria and harder to clean. "Avoid toys made of wood, crystal, jade, rose quartz and other stones, latex, rubber, jelly, PVC and vinyl without some kind of barrier," Francis suggested.
Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb to follow when cleaning toys is to pay attention to the shape of toys. "Pay special attention to cleaning any corner or ridge on the toy," the expert advised. "These spots are usually the places where bacteria gather most." Although many brands have special toy cleaners, experts say that simply using mild soap and warm water to clean most sex toys is the most practical and convenient method.
How to clean fake penis
The dildos can be made of different types of materials, but the most common ones are made of silica gel, glass or metal. In this case, mild soap and warm water are the best way to clean the dildos. "If the toy can be inserted like a dildo, please choose a soap without spices to avoid stimulating skin contact or damaging your pH balance," suggested the sex therapist expert. "Just fill a basin with warm soapy water and use it to clean your toys. You can immerse them for a few minutes, or simply wash them with a towel and rinse them."
Alternatively, you can use boiling water to disinfect the dildo, but be sure to check the information provided by the toy manufacturer to determine whether it can withstand high temperatures. According to experts, fake penis made of borosilicate glass, stainless steel and 100% silica gel has heat resistance and can be boiled for 5-10 minutes.
How to clean the vibrator
Since vibrating toys such as bullet vibrators, wand massagers, suction cups, etc. contain batteries or electronic components, cleaning them requires some additional steps to protect the toys and ensure your safety. Manufacturers of these sex toys to determine the best cleaning recommendations.
"If the vibrator is not waterproof, you can use sex toy spray or a wet cloth soaked with mild antibacterial soap and warm water to thoroughly wipe the vibrator," experts recommend. "Make sure no water enters the open port of the toy."
Before cleaning vibrating toys, please remove all batteries and/or unplug the power supply. If it is waterproof, you can use warm water and mild soap to clean it. After wiping the vibrator, pat it thoroughly with a lint free towel or paper towel, and then let it dry for a few minutes to ensure that there is no lingering moisture or water.