One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to sex toys, and the same goes for cleaning them. You can’t wash and dry everything the same way — it depends on what material they’re made out of.
It’s important to keep sex toys clean so you don’t spread bacteria to yourself or your partner(s). Health and beauty site Divine Caroline suggests adult toy cleaner (which is usually available at any adult shop) or antibacterial soap and water for all toys, with a few specific instructions for each material. (Regular soap should be just fine too, as we’ve explained before.)
- Rubber/jelly: These are porous and can trap a lot of bacteria, so a thorough wash with soap and water or rubber-specific toy cleaner is a must.
- Silicone: Silicone isn’t porous so a gentle soap and water wash will do.
- Glass, Pyrex, or stainless steel: Basically the same as silicone. Pyrex can also go in the dishwasher (as long as it’s not electrically-powered, of course).
- Cyberskin, Neoskin, and other skin-like materials: Depending on material, these can be porous so a thorough wash and dry is the way to go. Divine Caroline also suggests a light coating of cornflour to keep these toys maintained.
Click the link below for more instructions on keeping your toys clean and safe to use.
How to Clean Your Sex Toys Based on Materials [Divine Caroline]