how to clean silicon sex toy
As someone who likes to experiment with sex toys, I know the importance of cleaning them properly after every use. I also know how often I forget to do that! I usually just think, “ugh! I’ll do it later”. But when it comes to silicone sex toys it is really important to take the time to do it now.
Most of the time, silicone sex toys are fairly easy to clean. You just need warm water and a mild antibacterial soap, like liquid hand soap. Start by running the toy under warm water, making sure to cover every inch of it. If you have a toy cleaner, you can use that instead. Then grab a literal handful of soap and lather up the toy. Hand sanitizer will work too in a pinch!
Once the toy is well-covered in soap, give it a thorough rinse. You can do this with either warm water or a spray bottle. Make sure you get every single bit of soap off the toy, as too much soap can start to erode the silicone material.
After the toy is rinsed off, you’ll need to dry it. The best way to do this is simply to place it on a clean towel and graciously pat it down. This will help to keep the material from deteriorating cause of moisture. If you’re feeling especially fancy, you can even dust the toy with a bit of cornstarch to keep the material looking shiny and new.
Some toys may need a bit extra cleaning afterward, like vibrators. If this is the case, you can use a bit of rubbing alcohol or even a 10:1 solution of water and white vinegar. Simply pour the solution over the toy and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rinse and dry as normal.
And that’s all there is to cleaning your silicone sex toys! Sure, it may sound like a lot of work but it’s worth it. Give yourself peace of mind for your next toy adventure!
To store my silicone sex toys in the best way, I use individual baggies. I find that plastic baggies work best – they act like a little cocoon and help keep the toy relatively clean. I highly recommend this. Also, if I don’t have plastic, a pillowcase or clean linen cloth can also be used.
Another great tip is to use a toy pouch. I recently discovered this cool innovation which is essentially a pouch that holds your toys! Plus, it has a discreet zipper so no one can tell what I’m carrying around! I absolutely love it.
When it comes to transporting my sex toys, I like to use a carry-on bag that has enough compartments to keep them separate from my other items. I can just throw my bag in, zip it up, and go!
When I’m wanting to buy new sex toys, I always read the instructions carefully or ask the shop assistant lots of questions. Some sex toys require specific cleaning tools like wipes or Penis Rings washes, vibrators while others need more specific cleaning instructions. Knowing the right cleaning method for your toys can save you a lot of headaches and grief, so make sure you get it right!
One final tip is to avoid sharing silicone sex toys with your partner, as this can increase the chances of bacterial infection and even pass on STDs. Get multiple toys for yourselves – it’s worth it in the long run!