How to Care for Your Toys
Caring for your toys is easy if you know the basics. Cover your toy with a condom if you don’t want to bother with cleaning.. If you want to experience the texture of your toy without a condom…clean it carefully.
Basic Toy Cleaning Tips:
- Most toys can be cleaned with a mild soap or special sex toy cleaner.
- Stay away from strong detergents as they will breakdown the material of many dildos.
- Rinse waterproof toys with hot water.
- Dab your toy with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it.
- Do not submerge your electrical vibrator in water.
- If your toy is not waterproof give your toy a “sponge bath” with a soapy wet cloth.
- Dry thoroughly. Most germs cannot live on a dry surface.
- It is the best to wash your toy directly before and after use.Different care for different toys:
As a general rule, porous material can be nicked more easily and allow bacteria and viruses to settle into these nicks.
Silicone: Vastly superior to rubber or vinyl dildos, silicone warms up quickly, retains body heat, is non-porous and easy-to-clean. Avoid small nicks and tears to your silicone toy, as silicone will break fairly easily once damaged.
– Run it through the dishwasher or boil it on the stove (3-5 minutes) and voila! — your toy is sterilized.
Jellies: Pretty, flexible and inexpensive, these dildos are made of beautiful jelly-like material. They are translucent, soft, flexible and look like they have air bubbles.
– They are made from non-porous rubber and can be cleaned with mild soap and hot water.
Rubber: Solid, flexible and often heavy, rubber dildos are porous and tend to be more difficult to clean.
– Rubber dildos should always be used with condoms. Clean with mild soap and hot water.
Cyberskin: Soft, supple and looks and feels remarkably like skin.
– Rinse with hot water. Disinfect by putting alcohol onto a cloth and lightly rub. Avoid soap or harsh detergents. To keep the silky feel sprinkle with cornstarch or talc.
Books: G spot, B. Whipple, Sex for One, B. Dodson, Good Vibrations Guide to the G-Spot, A.Semans, C.Winks, For Yourself, L. Barbach, Becoming Orgasmic, J.Heiman