Important Tips for Sex Toy Care

Important Tips for Sex Toy Care

 

Anyone who's used sex toys at least once in their lives knows that they are, without a doubt, exciting. However, sex toys can quickly go from exciting to not so exciting if they're not taken care of properly. There are many things to consider when it comes to adult toy care that every toy owner should be aware of. So, without further ado, Here are some main tips to keep in mind in order to keep your sex toys in good condition use them safely and maximise their life.

 

Wash Your Toys

 

At the risk of stating the obvious here, the first and most important tip for sex toy care is to wash your toys. Regardless of whether you’re using the toys just by yourself or with a partner, they need to be washed every time you use them. And that’s because toys can come in contact with plenty of nasty little things that you may not notice, such as bacteria, dust, and other small particles that shouldn’t be inside your genitals or your body. But not only is bacteria a big enough reason to do it (risk of infections, anyone?), but the toys will also have a longer lifespan. The material of the toy can become discoloured and even degrade much faster if you don’t wash it. Our favourite motto here is "better safe than sorry."

 

Identify the Material

 

Now, before you start washing anything, it's always a great idea to figure out the material your toy is made of. When it comes to sex toys, you’ll typically find two main categories - porous and nonporous toys. Porous toys are more absorbent than nonporous and are usually made from materials like jelly rubber, neoprene, nylon, and hard plastic. Nonporous toys, on the other hand, are impenetrable by bacteria and can be used safely with a partner, and are typically made from materials like silicone, glass, and stainless steel. This information will come in very handy when figuring out which products you can use with your toys. For instance, oil-based lubricants can break down materials like latex.

 

Use the Right Products

 

Now, after you’ve identified the material of your toy, the next step would be picking the right cleaning products to use with that material to prevent the material from degrading. Of course, there's always the option to buy an adult toy cleaner made specifically for that and the material at hand. However, an unscented, mild hand soap will also do the job perfectly fine. All you’ll need is a washcloth to wipe it down, and you’re good to go!

 

Pro tip: Although it might be tempting, there’s no need to opt for antibacterial cleaning products, as they can leave a residue.

 

Bottom Line

 

As you now know, throwing your toys into a drawer and calling it a day after using them is simply not a good option. When it comes to adult toys, cleaning them after each use, storing them in a clean and dust-free place, will help extend their life and continue to make them safe to use whenever the impulse to use them grabs you.