Keeping your sex toys clean is not only important for health and safety it also prolongs the life of your toys! Here are the various ways to keep your toys clean depending on what kind of toys you own.

Scrub

Good for mechanized silicone toys. ie things that you plug in or require batteries.

If you are the only one using the toy a good scrub with soap and warm water should do the trick. First, make sure the toy splash proof or waterproof. This means that It’s safe to rinse the toy with water under the faucet. If the toy is not water safe, a wipe down with a damp dedicated washcloth. If the toy has groves or crevices, you can use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub away any debris.  

Nonmechanized silicone, stainless steel & glass toys can be scrubbed as well. But you also have the option to sanitize these…

Sanitize 

Good for nonmechanized silicone, stainless steel & glass toys.

There are times when you need a bit more than a good scrub:

  • If a toy is being shared between folks who are not fluid bonded. 
  • If the toy has been in contact with someone who has an active bacterial, yeast infection or other STI’s.
  • If you want to use the same toy both anally & vaginally. (also good to use a condom)

 

Ways to sanitize:

Toy cleaner

A simple and easy shortcut is to buy a quality toy sanitizer. Like this one!

Bleach solution

Make a solution with a ratio of 1/3 household bleach to one gallon of water. Can be submerged in the solution for 10 min or sprayed on and let sit for 10 min. Be sure wash with soap and water afterward. 

Dishwasher

Place silicone, stainless steel or glass toys on the top rack of the dishwasher and run on the sanitizing setting without soap.

 Boiling

Start by surface cleaning with soap and water, then submerge your nonmechanized silicone, stainless steel or glass toy  in a large pot of boiling water for 3min. Pro-tip place a washcloth inside the pot to cushion your toys. Remove with tongs.  

Dry

After each cleaning/sanitizing method its best practice to allow them to air dry. You can do so by laying them out on a clean paper towel and wait until they are completely dry before storing. 

Toy storage

Most toys come with a fabric pouch or case. It’s a good idea to store them in the keep or pouch they come when not in use. And always store toys in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. A drawer or shelf will do.