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Why cleaning your sex toy is important

By Janna, 20.03.2023

Whether you use your sex toy every day or only sporadically take it out of your nightstand, it’s important to clean your toy every time you had fun with it. Not only to increase its durability, but also because your fave toy visits all your most sensitive spots. So pretty essential hygiene-wise to give it a good cleaning now and then! And really, we get that you instantly put it away after an extensive solo session. All you want to do is turn right over to bask in the afterglow, and cleaning your sex toy is the last thing on your mind. However, nasty smells, itching and irritation are not very high on your list of favorite things either, right? So let’s go. After reading this article, you’re bound to make cleaning a priority!

Why should you clean your sex toy?

As mentioned before, hygiene is important. Naturally, it depends on the kind of sex toy you use, but the toy generally comes in direct contact with the skin of the vagina, penis or anus, which are all susceptible to infection – and places you really don’t want one. Admittedly: you never really want an infection anywhere, but definitely not on your private parts. Most sex toys are actually inserted into the body. You can imagine what this does to the germs that are still roaming around from your last party (Ew!). By the way, it’s also recommended to clean your toy before using it. Definitely when you don’t store it in its original packaging. Just imagine how it’s been collecting dust in your closet, brrr.

What happens if you don’t clean your sex toy?

Well, a lot of horror scenarios for your private parts obviously, but it will eventually also affect the quality of your toy. As soon as you slam your used toy back into the drawer without cleaning it first, the material might get corroded, which would be a shame! Clearly, you didn’t purchase your toys to have just a few fun sessions with them. 

Let’s clean

First of all, toys come in all shapes and sizes. To determine the best way to clean your toy, it’s important to know the material it’s made of. You can find this in the description, on its packaging or with help of your good friend Google. You could, for example, put a plastic dildo in the dishwasher, but we understand that this is not always the most ideal option. Waterproof toys can be cleaned with water, but if your toy is not waterproof, it’s better to rinse it under the tap and dry it with a towel. If you really want to do it right, clean your toy with a toy cleaner. You can, for example, choose a spray or a special cleaner suitable for latex, rubber and silicone. This special cleaning solution ensures that all germs residing on your toy are killed while also maintaining its quality. So, a win-win situation!

A good sex toy often comes with a substantial price tag, and it’d be a shame if you didn’t get the most out of it. So clean your sex toy after, and preferably also before, every adventurous ride. That way you protect both yourself and your toys!

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