5 Important Tips on How to Store Sex Toys Safely

5 Important Tips on How to Store Sex Toys Safely

You’ve been building up your sex toy collection for a while now. You love experimenting with new toys and finding reliable favorites to use with partners and solo.

As your collection grows, you’re realizing that you are running out of space in the small box or drawer you had assigned as sex toy storage. It’s disorganized, and if you’re being honest, you’re not entirely sure how clean they all are.

Proper sex toy storage is crucial to maintaining the form and function of your toys, as well as to ensure that you’re not putting anything on or in your body that isn’t ready for clean, safe play.

Keep reading for a few of the most important tips for storing sex toys.

Keep Your Toys Clean

The first step in how to store sex toys is making sure that they’re being cleaned with proper care.

It’s important to clean or disinfect your toys before and after use. This will make sure that everyone’s bits stay healthy and that any unnecessary infection is prevented.

Plus, storing unclean sex toys, especially with other toys of variable cleanliness, will degrade your toys.

You don’t want to reach into your sex toy stash and find an old, broken down dildo or vibrator that is flaking or crusty in any way, shape, or form. Nobody wants to play with that, trust me.

There are several good ways to clean your sex toys. Each type of toy may have a different preferred cleaning process, and it’s dependent on the material of the toy.

You’ll also want to be aware of any charging plug-ins and battery covers while cleaning so you don’t short out the power on a toy mid-play.

For most toys, mild soap and warm water are sufficient to clean sex toys. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting around any bumps and grooves on your toys, as residual moisture or debris can build up there if you don’t clean those spots.

Especially if you have a sex toy that requires internal cleaning, like this male masturbation toy.

Some quality silicone toys can be boiled for a few minutes to be cleaned, as well. It’s recommended to double-check the material of your toys before boiling them, as some toys will degrade when boiled.

Regardless of your selected cleaning method, properly drying and disinfecting your toys before storing them is a great way to wipe away any other bacteria that may still be lingering.

Select a Space

Depending on your living situation, the available space for storing sex toys may be limited. If you’re in an apartment with roommates, your storage options are likely in your bedroom.

A common and simple storage option is on or in your bedside table. You can designate a drawer (or several) for your sex toys. This way they’ll be accessible and ready to go when you need them.

If you need more space or have already designated your bedside table storage for other items, you can also store your toys in your closet. By adding a few small shelves or an extra storage bin, you can safely and discreetly store your toys out of sight.

Using storage bins under your bed is another great option. You can buy clear or colored bins, depending on if you want to be able to see inside the box before selecting the right toy for your mood.

If you’re feeling bold, or if your career involves discussing, writing about, or reviewing sex trends and toys, you can proudly display your toys.

Especially if you have jewelry that doubles as a vibrator or other sex toy, you can hang it up as its own sparkly decoration.

Pick Your Storage Method

Your storage method is as important, if not more important, than your storage space for your toys. Some sex toys will even come with their own bag or storage container.

At the very least, keeping individual toys in their bags can help prevent any chemical reactions between different sex toy materials. This is especially important if you have some toxic toys laying around that you’re unaware of.

You can pack away your toys in bags, boxes, on shelves, and in drawers. Make sure your storage container is clean and disinfected occasionally, as well, so that your clean sex toys have a clean place to rest.

Organize Your Sex Toys

Another consideration to take into account is organizing your sex toys in different containers based on material, use, or another organizational element.

Separating your toys by material will help prevent your toys from interacting and potentially degrading the material of some of your toys.

Depending on the extensiveness of your sex toy collection, you may have silicone, stainless steel, glass, and pyrex toys packed away together.

Organizing your sex toys will also make them easier to sort through and select. Looking for that ribbed glass dildo? It can be easily found with your other glass toys.

Are you in the mood for something a little cozier, like your heating vibrator? You can find it packed away with your other battery-controlled and charging toys.

Ready for Play

Taking the time to properly clean and store your sex toys is crucial to having fun and safe sex whether you’re playing solo or with a partner. Prioritize your sexual health and make time to clean your toys, so you can play dirty.

Plus, all your toys will be accessible when you take the time to store them in their designated space. You can find and grab the toy you’re looking for quickly, and be on your way to great sex.

Enjoy Fun, Clean Sex

Now you’re ready to have as much fun, clean sex with your toys as you want. With all your options organized, cleaned, and ready to go, nothing can stop you now.

Appropriately cleaned and stored sex toys make for better sex, period. For more ideas and inspiration for your sex life or your sex toy collection, visit our page.


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