how to clean silcone sex toys
When it comes to taking care of our sex toys, it’s essential to know the right methods that ensure they are not just kept clean, but have a longer lifetime for our pleasure and convenience. So today, let me tell you my best tips on how to clean silicone sex toys.
First of all, make sure your silicone sex toy of choice is capable of being sanitized. Many silicone products come with a label that indicates whether the silicone can be submerged in boiling water. If not, there’s no need to worry too much as most silicone materials will only require wiping down with a wet cloth with a soapy solution.
The soapy solution I recommend using is one with a mild detergent that is oil-free and contains no fragrances. To make this solution even better, you can add in a bit of vinegar or alcohol. However, be careful when using alcohol-based cleaners as the fumes can affect the finish of the toy.
After cleaning the surface of the silicone sex toy, you’ll need to rinse it off with water. Some people prefer to use a running tap, while others go for a hand-held shower head. Either one is fine, just remember to rinse all the way down to the base of the toy to avoid lint and/or dirt from staying in the crevices.
My next suggestion is to use a garlic-based toy cleaner made specifically for silicone material. These cleaners will not only keep your toy clean, but also help extend its life by neutralizing microorganisms and other bacteria. Many of these cleaners come as a spray, and you simply apply the cleaner directly to the toy and then let it sit for 2-3 minutes before rinsing and drying.
My final suggestion when it comes to caring for your silicone sex toy is to store it in a dry place free of dust and other debris. Consider keeping it in a protective pouch or a Tupperware container to avoid any contact with other items in your playroom.
Now that you’ve learned the basics of cleaning your silicone sex toys, let’s talk about disinfecting them if need be. In order to do this, you’ll need to use a soapy solution containing a mild detergent and some type of bleach. If you have a product that is labeled as being waterproof, you can submerge it in a warm water and bleach solution for roughly 15 minutes. For other silicone toys, use a wet cloth and alternate between wiping with the bleach solution and vibrators then rinsing with water.
Another way to disinfect is to use an antibacterial spray. This method works best if you have a toy with lasers, or other metallic components that need to be disinfected. Make sure you always read the directions for your product before using this method.
To get into the nitty gritty of it all, let’s talk about cleaning vibrators and other motorized silicone sex toys. When cleaning, it is important to turn off the device and then unplug it from the power source before any cleaning or disinfecting takes place. For these types of toys, you should only use a soapy solution and a cloth to wipe them down. Never submerge these type of toys in the water, as this can damage the inner workings of the motor.
Finally, when it comes to sex toys of any material, it is also important to store them away from direct sunlight and humidity. Keeping them in a cool, dry place can help to extend the lifespan of all your toys.
So, in summary, the best way to clean your silicone sex toys is to start with a mild detergent and WARM water mix, rinse them down to the base and finish with a garlic-based toy cleaner. To disinfect, use either a bleach and water mix, or an antibacterial spray. Additionally, store them away from direct sunlight and humidity, and don’t forget to unplug motorized toys before cleaning.
With these tips in mind, I’m sure you’re ready to go clean your sex toys, but before you do, be sure to double-check the manufacturer’s instructions for extra tips and guidelines.