How to Clean Your Sex Toys
Did you know whether you clean your sex toys heavily determines the life span of your toys? Have no fear! Here at Wet for Her, we believe education is necessary, so we’re here to show you the best way to clean your sext toys and how to make sure you have more time having fun in the sheets!
Why is cleaning your toy important?
Not cleaning your sex toys can introduce you to an array of bacteria, viruses, and dirt. Maintaining your toy’s cleanliness can assure you won’t contract a UTI, an infection, or even STIs.
When should I clean my sex toys?
Ideally, before and after every use. This is why it’s a good idea to invest in a chemical and paraben free cleaner. Check out the SLiquid Sex Toy Cleaner, which includes nature-safe cleansing agents like tea tree oil and castor oil, which have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Maintaining the cleanliness of your sex toys will ensure the lifespan and shelf life of your toy. Cleaning your sex toys is easy! We recommended investing in a natural foam sex toy cleaner to avoid those scary chemicals and phthalate residue. There are tons on the market, but generally, you’re going to want to try to pay attention to the type of material your sex toy is as this will determine the means and measures for cleaning.
Glass, metal, and silicone dildos are usually nonporous and can be cleaned just fine with soap and water or a toy cleaner. Squirt a few pumps onto your toy, rinse with warm water if your toy is waterproof, or wipe down with some baby wipes or a clean damp cloth.
Never submerge your dildo fully in water if it’s not waterproof! Remember to clean your toy after every use to prevent the buildup of bacteria and to also prevent infections.
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