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When it comes to our sex toys, we basically think about the real reason that we’re buying them, which is to receive pleasure. And hey, that’s completely understandable! We all need a little release from time to time, right?
But just like with any product that your purchase, you’ll need to take care of it so that it will last for a long time. One of the worst things that can happen is to fall in love with your brand new sex toy, only for it to give out a month or two later because you didn’t keep it in good condition.
Now, maybe you thought that your new waterproof double-ended dildo or hopping rabbit vibrator would basically take care of themselves — and you in the process! But, there are a few basic things that you’ll need to do to ensure that your new playmate has a long life.
And the most important, above all else, is to keep it clean!
Why to Clean Your Sex Toys
Of course, when we say “keep it clean,” we’re referring to how to clean your sex toys. The rest is completely up to you! But on a serious note, there are a lot of reasons why cleaning your sex toys is so extremely important.
- Infection - That’s right! This could possibly be the least thing that you want to imagine when you’re fiddling around with your new anal training kit or your vibrating cock ring, but the struggle is real! Anything that ever comes into contact with your body should be clean, so when you’re talking about your private parts, then you can multiply that by about a hundred. If you’ve ever had an irritation due to the fabric of your undergarments, or maybe even because you change laundry detergent, that’s nothing compared to what can happen if you’re using a dirty sex toy. Plus, you don’t want to find yourselves on the sidelines for something as silly as not keeping your toys clean.
- Longer-Lasting - We’re actually talking about the toy here, but whatever! The better care you take of your products, the better care they will take of you! When lubricants and other debris “gunk” up your toys, it can keep them from functioning properly or, in worst-case scenarios, it could keep them from working at all. I don’t think anyone wants that! Plus, as we’ve already mentioned, sometimes it takes a try or two to find the perfect product that best suits your needs. You don’t want to try to hunt another one down a few months later when it may no longer be available.
- Just… Ewww - When you’re sharing the love of your new playmate with a partner, do you really want them to see last night’s action all over it? There’s definitely something to be said about cleanliness, and I’m sure it’s ruined at least a relationship or two. So, don’t let your partner’s first impression of kinky play include worrying about how clean that slick glass dildo you’re using is. You’ll want to leave them with an entirely different thing on their minds!
Even if it’s just you and your toy, alone on a Friday night, there are plenty of reasons to ensure that it’s clean. It will work better, feel better and last longer. That should be enough!
How to Clean Your Sex Toys
So, now it might just be time to pull out that sexy little maid costume you’ve been dying to use and get to work! (The outfit isn’t mandatory, but the cleaning most definitely is!)
When it comes to learning how to clean your toys, it isn’t complicated, but there are definitely a few things that you’ll want to know before you get started.
First of all, it isn’t necessary to have a certain cleaner to use on your toys. A little soap and warm water will usually do the trick. However, if your skin is especially sensitive, try to go with an option that is unscented and will have a gentle effect. Remember, it’s just as if you’re putting the cleanser in contact with your body.
Next, you’ll need to make sure that you pay special attention to the creases, folds, ridges, studs and everything else that makes your toy so utterly enjoyable. Using a lubricant is a must, for a number of reasons, but it can really hide along certain areas of your playthings, and it can be a little harder to get rid of once it has dried. So, give it a good scrub, and you can even get a special toothbrush to set aside for cleaning hard-to-get-into areas.
Also, you should pay special attention to any mechanical parts that your product may boast. This can be the fastest way possible for your vibrator to lose its vibe! If the vibrating mechanism can be removed, this is the easiest way to give your toy a thorough cleaning without causing any damage. If not, just be sure not to fully submerge it, and be sure to keep your cleansing cloth damp but not completely wet. (We know… there’s a joke there!)
Finally, try to get into the habit of cleaning every time you use your toy. You don’t want to use a dirty product, but you also may not want to spoil the mood. Don’t find yourself in this conundrum! After the intimacy passes, take a few minutes to ensure that your bad boy is ready to go for the next time. Again, it will literally take mere minutes.
As you are now basically certified as an expert in cleaning your sex toys, it means that you should start shopping for others to add to your arsenal! Purchasing high-quality toys will ensure that they last longer, as well as keeping them clean and in proper working condition. This is the way not to “replace” your toys, but to “add” to them — there’s quite a difference. Keep in mind that this is an investment in your pleasure, and I don’t know about you, but we can’t think of a better way to invest!