Did you know that shared sex toys can harbour gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other bacterial infections? Cleaning them with proper toy cleaner and not soap and water is important for their well-being and your own, as soap and water leave a residue on your toy which can lead to infections.
Think of it this way... your sex toys treat you well. Are you treating them the same way? Whether you found your sex toy in Edmonton or elsewhere, it only deserves the best.
If you're unsure or would like to learn the proper way to clean your sex toy keep reading.
1. General Hygiene
You maintain regular hygiene for your body, and your sex toy deserves the same treatment. Adding this extra step to your routine will keep everyone happier in the long run (whether it's just you or there's someone else).
There are other things to keep in mind, though, like using the right lube. You should use a water-based lube with your sex toy (the same goes for condoms).
2. Bacteria Can Grow
Just like food grows bacteria when it's left out for too long, bacteria can linger on your sex toys. Bacterial overgrowth can lead to a lot of itching and burning, no matter what gender you are.
Proper cleaning is the best way to prevent discomfort of any kind.
3. They'll Last Longer
Treat your sex toys well, and they're sure to have a longer lifespan. Yes, this means thorough cleaning and safe storage, but there are other steps to take as well.
If you're worried about germs accumulating between use, you can clean your sex toys before and after. It's also smart to remove the batteries from any sex toys when they're not in use. This helps prevent corrosion.
4. How to Clean Sex Toys
The key here is to know what material your toy is made of. According to Women's Health, it matters. Don't worry, you have a few options.
If it's made of silicone, glass, stainless steel, or wood and it's motorized, you should just use a mild soap (the same kind you would use on your body) and a damp rag to wipe it clean.
If it's made from silicone, glass, stainless steel, or stone and it isn't motorized, you can boil it for 8-10 minutes or run it through the dishwasher without soap to sterilize it.
If your toy is made from Cyberskin, use a small amount of soap and water to gently wipe it clean (too much soap can damage the material).
If it's made from hard plastic, elastomer, thermoplastic elastomer (TPR), or jelly rubber, wipe it clean with soap and water. Always use a condom if sharing with a partner when using these materials. The porous surface harbours bacteria easily.
Once it's clean, be sure to dry it off thoroughly and place it into a silk bag or case.
Where to Find Your Next Sex Toy, Edmonton
While cleaning your toy after sex might not be the sexiest thing, but it's sexier than what could happen if you neglect it.
Now that you've learned how to take care of them, it's time to find your next sex toy in Edmonton. Whether you're shopping online or in-store, we can help you explore your sexuality in any way you'd like.
Contact us with any questions or to place an order today.