Learning about sex toy care and cleanliness will not only improve health but will also make your toys last longer. Regardless of the type of vibe you are into, it is important that you clean it properly, especially after using it. But doing this isn’t always easy. The last thing you want to do after a pleasure session, is clean, disinfect and store your sex toys properly. 

Having a clear picture of the perks of cleaning your adult toys may motivate you to get the job done. 

As you likely know, the one-size-fits-all approach won’t work when it comes to cleaning sex toys. Since all adult toys aren’t made the same, you can’t clean them the same way. 

This article shed light on how to clean the various types of sex toys on the market. Before we dive right into that, we are first going to look at some reasons why you should take cleaning your sex toys seriously.

Sex toy care and cleanliness- is it really important? 

Using a sex toy that wasn’t properly disinfected is by no means a good idea, as may be covered with germs and harmful bacteria that can affect your health negatively. 

Besides cleaning your sex toys, it is also important that you store them properly. Not storing your sex toys properly can have serious health consequences. If they get exposed to dirt, pet hair, debris, and dust particles, which may contain viruses and parasites, they are likely going to cause an infection. 

Sharing your sex toys with your friends or roommate isn’t a smart move, as you may contract an STI (sexually transmitted infection). 

When to clean your sex toys 

Whether you have a dildo, a bullet vibrator, or a butt plug, you should clean it before you use it and when you are done using it. While this may seem a bit extreme, you need to remember that it is best to err on the side of caution when it comes to your health. 

Let’s face it, you aren’t always going to be excited to clean your sex toys, especially after having a powerful orgasm. On such days, you should push yourself to clean them, regardless of how you feel. 

As previously mentioned, it isn’t wise to share sex toys with others. That said, if you want to share it with your partner, you should at least clean it properly before lending it to them. 

Sex toy care and cleanliness- How to clean sex toys

Since all sex toys aren’t made the same, it makes sense to conclude that they aren’t meant to be cleaned the same way. 

Below is an overview of how to clean sex toys made from porous and nonporous materials.  

Porous materials 

Adult toys made from porous materials are fun to use as they look and feel like real skin. Clean sex toys made from porous materials is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is to wash them with soap and water. Be sure to air dry them before storing them. 

Non Porous materials 

Glass, silicone, and metal are some of the main non-porous materials adult toys are made from. 

Non-porous adult toys are an excellent option for men and women, as they are super easy to clean. In fact, you can put models of them that aren’t motorized in your dishwasher and even boil them. 

The right way to store sex toys

To keep your adult toys germ free, you should them properly. Below are some areas you can store your sex toys. 

  •  A fabric bag 
  •  Non-plastic containers
  •  A case 

Before storing your toys in any of these areas, you first have to consider the material they are made of. Toys that are made from jelly and other soft materials should not be stored together, as they may attach themselves to each other. It is best you store them separately. 

Final note 

Cleaning your sex toys should be at the top of your priority especially after using them. While doing this isn’t always easy, you need to remember that it will reduce the odds of you catching an infection. 

Regardless of the sex toys, you are using it is important that you store them properly. This will make them last longer and prevent germs and bacteria from sticking to them. 

If you aren’t shown if a sex toy is properly disinfected, you should cover it with a condom