Male Sex Toy Cleaning and Care Guide

Buying sex toys isn’t always cheap! So ideally, you’ll want to make sure it lasts a long time and remains in brilliant condition for many nights to come. So, whether it’s a vibrator, dildo, bullet, butt plug or something more complex that you have purchased, it is important that you know how to clean and care for it properly. By following a few simple tips on how to maintain sex toys correctly, you will be able to continue getting the most out of your sex toys in the long run.

 

Where Should I Store My Sex Toys?

While to some this may not seem important and why not just chuck it into the sock drawer roll over and go to sleep! Well, you will be surprised! We should not just be chucking sex toys into a sock draw or a draw full of other sex toys, by doing this you could damage, deform, or even discolour your sex toys. Some materials will often cause a chemical reaction and melt together, so it is a good idea to know the materials your sex toys are made from, and which ones shouldn’t be left touching for long periods of time.

Male Sex Toy Cleaning and Care Guide Storage

Sex toys should always be stored in a cool, dark place to avoid discolouration or melting. You should remember to store them separately, using a bag or even a sock, for each toy individually. It’s a good habit to get into so they aren’t all in close contact with one another.

Have a special, easy access place where you can keep your sex toys, so you’re not having to hunt for them, when you just want to be getting down and dirty! If you’re planning on leaving your toys stored for a few days, make sure any batteries are removed to avoid any damage that may occur.

 

What Lubricant Should I Use?

Male Sex Toy Cleaning and Care Guide Lubricant

It’s vital to know what kind of lubricant you are using with your sex toy. Firstly, it is always good to know what material your sex toy is made of, so you are aware of which lubricants to avoid. For instance, using a silicone or oil-based lube on a rubber or silicone toy could destroy the surface and ruin the toy.

You will find that all toy descriptions outline what material the toys are made from. So, if you’re ever unsure you could always refer to the descriptions.

 

  Safe to use Materials to avoid
Silicone Lubricants

ABS plastic

Metal

Glass

Ceramic

Latex (including condoms)

Silicone

Jelly Rubber

PVC

TPE/TPR

Fleshlights

‘Real Feel Super Skin.’
Water-Based Lubricants

Silicone

ABS plastic

Jelly Rubber

TPE/TPR

Fleshlights

'Real Feel Super skin'

Tenga masturbators

PVC

Latex (including condoms)

Metal

Glass

Ceramic

DO NOT USE any oil-based lubes or massage oils on sex toys or during penetrative sex, even if using a condom, as they are likely to tear or even split.

 

How Do I Maintain My Sex Toy?

Generally, all you need to do to keep your sex toys in great condition is, correct cleaning, proper storage, the right type of lube and fresh batteries (if required).

Always ensure that you check your toys for any damage, cracks or discolouration. You should replace your toy immediately if you do come across any major issues.

 

How Should I Clean My Sex Toy?

Cleaning your sex toy must be one of the most important aspects when you are a sex toy user. You need to make sure you clean your sex toy thoroughly after every use, this prevents the buildup of bacteria and germs, helping you avoid any health issues and damage to your toy. Make sure any anal toys are especially cleaned thoroughly to avoid infection and to help prolong the toys life span. 

Sex toys can be easily cleaned with a mild antibacterial soap and warm water.  So, you don’t need to be going out of your way to buy anything fancy to wash them with.

Waterproof sex toys and be placed under a running tap or in a bowl of water, lather it up with the soap, before rinsing it off thoroughly, then dry! Either airdry your toy or pat it with a clean cloth. Make sure the toy is completely dry before storing it away.

However, if the toy isn’t waterproof then just use a clean wet cloth to wipe down, still making sure it has been thoroughly cleaned, bearing in mind to be careful of any buttons or battery cap!

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