do sex toys need cleaned

I was recently asking a friend of mine about sex toys and if they needed to be cleaned, as I’ve heard some really horror stories about things that can happen if not. Needs must! So, I thought I’d better find out more.

Boy, was I in for an education! I had no idea that sex toys were such a complex item that needed a bit of maintenance and knowledge about cleaning them properly. I thought they were a bit like a standard toy that could just be wiped down and put away. Turns out I was wrong!

To start with, it depends on the type of toy you have. Silicone, metal and glass toys are all considered non-porous which means they don’t absorb anything from your body. That’s the good news because they can usually be washed with soap and water. However, other materials such as rubber, jelly, PVC, latex, etc. can be more difficult to clean and need to be disinfected by using a 10% bleach solution diluted in water.

Also, you should consider what lubricants you use with your toys and ensure they are compatible. Those products that are labeled as ‘water-based’ or that specifically state that they are compatible with all materials are likely to be good bets. Oil-based lubricants, vibrators on the other hand, are a definite no-no because they can cause damage to the material on the toy.

But, that’s not all! Toys should also be checked for ‘holes’ or seams that could harbor bacteria. If any are found, then they should be thrown away and Penis Rings not used again!

And, if all else fails, there are specially-formulated toy cleaners that are commercially available which can be used as an alternative to soap and water or bleach. These products are designed to clean and disinfect the toy but it’s a good idea to read the instructions carefully before using them.

I’ve also heard that it’s a good idea to use a protective material such as a cloth to wrap up the toy when not in use. This helps to prevent dust or lint from collecting on the surface which could be harmful to the material.

So, there you have it – as you can see, sex toys need a bit of TLC if they’re going to stay clean and hygienic. And, as I always say, knowledge is power when it comes to this sort of thing!

Now, the next thing I need to consider is how often should I clean my toys? Well, it’s recommended that they are rinsed off after every use. If possible, they should also be disinfected with a 10% bleach solution diluted in water every couple of weeks; this helps to get rid of any bacteria that has built up.

Also, when I am travelling, it is important for me to take the necessary precautions with my sex toys. This includes ensuring that all parts are removed and stored in a separate bag from the main toy itself. It also means that I should take the time to thoroughly clean and disinfect my toy before and after my trip.

Another thing to bear in mind is that when I use a sex toy both myself and my partner, sharing is not caring, unless we use a barrier, such as a condom. This prevents the transmission of any possible infection or virus, and also helps to keep the toy clean and hygienic.

Finally, after every session, make sure to air out your sex toy to keep it fresh and free of any bacteria or odors.

So, there you have it, it’s always a good idea to keep your sex toys clean and hygienic. However, it’s important to remember that the cleaning process depends on the type of toy you have and the materials it’s made from. Taking some extra precautions and following a few simple cleaning and storage routines can help keep your toys in tip-top condition and ready for whenever you need them!