Sex Toy Cleaning and Care Guide
1. During Use
What Lubricant Should I Use?
KNOW what kind of lubricant you are using with your sex toy.
KNOW know what material your sex toy is made of, so you are aware of which lubricants to avoid.
Using a silicone or oil-based lube on a rubber or silicone toy could destroy the surface and ruin it.
Here's our easy safety table
|Safe to Use||Materials to avoid|
Lubricants containing SILICONE
girl x silicone lubricant 100ml
ID millennium lubricant silicone based lube
CeramicLatex (including condoms)
‘Real Feel Super Skin.’
Ultimate lube tingling sensation
ID glide lubricant water based lube 30ml
'Real Feel Super skin'
Latex (including condoms)
|Water-based lubricants are the safest to use with ALL sex toys <3|
|OIL-BSED LUBE OR ANY MASSAGE OILS||Body and skin safe :)||DO NOT USE any oil-based lubes and oils with sex toys or when using condoms, as they are likely to react and cause tears and deformities to the materials.|
2. After Use
How Do I Maintain My Sex Toy?
There is no hassle required to maintain your toys, only: 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 toys immediately if you do come across any significant issues.
How To Clean a 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 it thoroughly after every use. This prevents the build-up of bacteria and germs, helping you avoid any health issues and damage to your toy. Make sure any anal toys are fully sterilized to avoid infection and to help prolong the toys life span.
Hot soapy water is perfectly sufficient for the standard cleaning of your sex toys. There is no need to spend money on a specifically made ‘sex toy cleanser’ as they are made from the exact same ingredients as your 99p local home shop soap (make sure to invest in gentle none scented soap as harsher ones can cause irritation in your intimate area).
Please note that waterproof is different to water resistant- water resistant products cannot be submerged in water! You can place waterproof sex toys under a running tap or immerse them in a bowl of water, lathering it up with soap, before rinsing it off thoroughly to inevitably dry. Either airdry your toy or pat it with a clean cloth. Ensure the toy is completely dry before storing it away.
Dishwashers are another safe option for nonporous and nonelectrical toys. If you do this, please don’t put them in a wash with anything that has food residue on it. Do a separate wash for your sex toys and don’t use dishwasher detergent as these tend to be harsher and as previously stated, can cause irritation.
If the toy isn’t waterproof then use a clean wet soapy cloth to thoroughly cleanse it instead, bearing in mind to be careful of any electrical buttons or the battery cap. Always remove batteries beforehand to avoid corrosion and damage. Of course, if you charge your toy via the mains, please avoid getting any water near the charging port.
To sterilize your toys, boiling is a fail-safe method. As long as your toy is: waterproof, non-electrical; made from either glass; metal or 100% silicone, you can pop the kettle on, and soak your sex toy in the boiling water. Always be careful when using the boiling method as products can still be piping hot to the touch when removing to dry.
When using toys made from porous materials (see list below) -on your own or with partners- use a layer of protection for optimal safety and cleanliness. Even when the toy itself is not the conventional shape, it would be worth experimenting with different sized condoms and tying knots to keep it on. Porosity in sex toys means, like skin, they can absorb both natural (bodily) and artificial fluids. So, it’s best to take every precaution.
Porous Materials To Look Out For
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I hope this guide helps you stay sweet n safe. Be sexy, have fun and value your wellbeing.
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