How/Why to Clean Sex Toys

How/Why to Clean Sex Toys

 Sex toy cleaning and storage can be a major factor in your pleasure products lasting a lifetime or just a few minutes, so enjoy this read as we explain why and how to look after your toy collection.


When should you clean your toys?

Your toys should be properly cleaned before and after every use. This might seem like overkill but when it comes to your health its necessary. Cleaning your toys will also prolong the life of your toys.

 Cleaning and properly storing your sex toys is very important for the quality of your product as well as the health consequences if you use a dirty toy. Dirty toys can collect lint, dust, and other debris you don’t want on your toys. Dirty toys can also expose you to bacteria, viruses, and parasites.


 How To Clean Your Toys

To clean your toys, give them a quick rinse with warm water. Then spray them with your toy cleaner. Leave it for 30 seconds to let the cleaner work. Then clean any harder to reach areas (ridges, nodules) before rinsing the cleaner off. Then use warm water to rinse the toy cleaner off.

 To dry you can either leave your toy to air dry or you can dry it with a clean towel. A benefit to cleaning and drying your toys is that you will prevent dust and bacteria build up and keep them in top notch condition.


A Couple More Tips

If air drying, make sure to let them air dry thoroughly (laid on kitchen paper is ideal) or dry with a clean towel.

Remove any batteries and close the battery compartments tightly before cleaning.

Use sex toy cleaner for extra piece of mind.

Don’t leave your sex toys on/or next to a heat source to dry.

Clean your toys after every use.


 Different Toy Materials

Different materials all require a different type of care. If your toy is made of a mix of materials then each materials should be properly cleaned in its own way. Here is a quick list of different material and how to clean them.

  • ABS Plastic : Warm water and sex toy cleaner.
  • Cotton : Cold water and sex toy cleaner.
  • Crystal, Stone, Wood : Warmwater and sex toy cleaner.
  • Glass, Pyrex, Silicone : Motorized – Warmwater and sex toy cleaner.          Nonmotorized – Can also use boiling water or sanitize in dishwasher.
  • Jelly Rubber, Elastper, Latex, Cyberskin : Room temperature water, sex toy cleaner and a soapy cloth.
  • Leather : Spot clean with a damp, soapy washcloth.
  • PVC and Vinyl : Warm water, sex toy cleaner, and a soapy wash cloth.
  • Nylon : Hand wash with soap.

 Different Materials also all require a different way to properly store them. When storing your toys a good idea is to store them separate. For example if you have Jelly or other soft toys there is a possibility of them melting together. For the sake of longevity and toys with batteries that can be removed should be as batteries can drain or corrode if left in toys too long. For rechargeable toys make sure you charge them periodically to keep them working best.

Here is a quick list of different material and how to store them.

  • ABS Plastic : In a lint-free fabric bag.
  • Cotton : Any clean container or Drawer.
  • Crystal, Stone, Wood : Lint-free fabric bag or padded container.
  • Glass, Pyrex : Lint-free fabric bag or padded container.
  • Silicone, Stainless Steel : Any Clean Container.
  • Jelly Rubber, Elastomer, Latex, Cyberskin
  • : Individually in a lint-free fabric bag or non plastic container.
  • Leather : Store in a cool, dry place and avoid storing in plastic.
  • PVC and Vinyl : lint-free fabric bag
  • Nylon : Any Clean Container or Drawer


 Favorite Toy Cleaners

 Toy cleaner can get your toys sparkling and ready for use. Below is a list of our favorite top of the line toy cleaners that we recommend you use.

  • SLIQUID Shine: This natural intimate toy cleaner is infused with body and nature safe cleansing agents like tea tree oil & castor oil, which have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This non-foaming toy cleaner does not contain glycerin, parabens, alcohol, triclosan, or other harsh chemicals.


  • LELO: This premium cleaning Spray offers easy-on spray for faster cleaning. Ensures hygiene before and after use. Maintains long-term quality of purchase. LELO premium cleaning spray is also Alcohol-Free and Paraben-Free.

  • Jo Refresh: This is a foaming toy cleaner with its gentle formula that makes it fast acting and leaves no residue. The Jo refresh is Alcohol-Free and Fragrance-Free


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