Sex toys are now being widely embraced by both sexes, within and outside a relationship. It’s a good thing but then again do you know how to properly care for your sex toys? How do you clean it? How often should you clean it? And are you cleaning it the right way?
We have the answers to these questions and many more. Find out how to properly care for your sex toys below.
1. According to Dr. Laurie Mintz, professor of human sexuality and author of Becoming Cliterate in an interview for Popsugar;
“For most toys, warm water and unscented soap does the trick,” she told POPSUGAR. “But, just how you use that soap and water depends on if your toy is motorized (has a battery or motor) or not. If your toy is motorized, make sure to read the packaging to understand what can and cannot be wet. As a general rule, you cannot immerse motorized toys in water. Instead, you need to take out the batteries before cleaning or use only a damp cloth with soap. If your toy is not motorized, you can generally run the entire product under water
2. “If you want to do an occasional deep clean, you can also put non-motorized toys made of silicone, stainless steel, and Pyrex in the top shelf of the dishwasher without soap. You should never put glass toys in the dishwater or expose them to extreme temperatures. It’s also important to know that hard plastic, esastomer and jelly rubber toys, or in other words, toys made of porous materials, can still contain bacteria after washing with soap and water. So if you are sharing these toys, cover them with a condom before using,”er,” she explained.
3. She also suggested that “After washing your toys, you should dry them off completely and store them in the case or bag they came in. If you throw them in your bedside drawer without doing this, they can pick up other bacteria and all that washing might have been for naught. If you do this, you’d honestly be best advised to clean again before use,”