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Techniques: How to Care for Your Toys



There are just a couple of basics to know in order to properly take care of your "toys". Cleaning becomes a simple matter if you cover your toy with condom but if you want to experience the texture of your toy without coverage, then clean it carefully.

Some things to keep in mind:
  • Rinse waterproof toys with hot water.
  • Do not submerge electrical toys in water. Give a "sponge bath" with soap and water with a wet cloth.
  • Waterproof toys can be rinsed with hot water.
  • In general, most toys can be sufficiently cleaned with mild soap or special sex toy cleaner.
  • In general, porous material can be nicked more easily and allow bacteria and viruses to settle into these nicks.
  • Avoid strong detergents. They may breakdown the material of many dildos.
  • A little dabbing with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide will disinfect your toy.
  • Dry your toy thoroughly as most germs can not live on dry surfaces.
  • The best habit to develop is to wash your toy directly before and after use.

Some thoughts on specific dildo materials:
  • Silicone. Considered superior to rubber or vinyl dildos, this material warms up quickly and retains body heat. It is non-porous and easy-to-clean. Avoid small nicks and tears, as silicone will break fairly easily once damaged. You can run a silicone toy through the dishwasher or boil it on the stove (3-5 minutes) and these approaches will sterilize a silicone dildo. (our recommended silicone dildos: Tex, Nexus)
  • Jellies. Jelly-based toys are flexible and inexpensive. 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 can be a little 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 just like skin. A tradeoff for the "realistic" feel is they are more expensive and a little harder to care for. 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. (our recommended cyberskin dildo: Fleshlight)


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