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How to Properly Clean and Store Sex Toys? | Source Adult Toys

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How to Properly Clean and Store Sex Toys?

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of adult toys, understanding how to clean and store these items is essential for both the well-being and longevity of your intimate accessories. Here’s an overview of how to best clean, store and maintain your sex toys.


Cleaning your adult toys

Most adult toys can be cleaned with soap and warm water. However, it’s best to use a gentle, non-irritating soap to avoid discomfort during subsequent uses. Avoid harsh chemicals, like alcohol and bleach, as they can damage the sensitive materials of adult toys and cause irritation to your intimate areas. It’s important to read the manufacturer’s instructions that come with your toy as different materials require different cleaning methods.


Here’s a quick guide to cleaning sex toys based on their material:


  • Always wash glass toys with soap and water and don’t ever expose them to extreme temperatures.


  • Stainless steel. If the toy is attached to an electrical device wash it in warm, soapy water, taking care not to submerge the electrical components. If there aren’t any electrical components, you can boil or soak the toy in a 10 per cent bleach-water solution for 10 minutes.


  • Either boil silicone toys for five to 10 minutes or wash them with anti-bacterial soap and warm water. Don’t boil silicone vibrators as this can damage the vibrating mechanism.


  • Hard plastic. Clean hard plastic toys with anti-bacterial soap and warm, never boiling, water.


You can also purchase specially formulated adult toy cleaners, which are designed to be both effective and gentle on various materials and are a convenient solution for maintaining hygiene without the need for extensive preparation.


Storage matters

Proper storage is equally vital in ensuring the longevity of your adult toys and protecting them from potential damage. Keep toys in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight to prevent material degradation. It’s often best to store toys in their original packaging whenever possible, as this helps keep them with their included instructions as well as protect them from external contaminants.


Additionally, it’s good practice to keep different sex toys separated from each other, as some materials can react with one another, leading to deterioration or damage. You can use storage bags or dedicated containers for each toy to maintain their quality and ensure they remain in optimal condition.


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