How to Clean Sex Toys

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How to Clean Sex Toys

From this article, you will learn:

  • Common mistakes in the cleaning of sex toys

  • How to clean your sex toy correctly

Talking about the cleaning and maintenance of sex toys, many people may dismiss it. Isn't it just as simple as using hot water to disinfect? Or using alcohol to sterilize it. Is it necessary to write an article?

In fact, if you are aiming to disinfect something, you can, of course, take alcohol and it is completely ok, but alcohol is too corrosive and will cause damage to sex toys. Moreover, sex toys come in contact with the human body, the materials will be harmful to humans if they are not properly disinfected. If you are a junior player who occasionally use sex toy, there is no need to read this article, just use alcohol to sterilize it. However, if you have a large collection of sex toys at home, especially expensive sex toys like LELO, then it's better to make a detailed understanding of cleaning and maintaining your toys.

  •  Sex toys need to be cleaned before and after use

This is a survey about when a woman cleans her sex toy

when does a woman clean her sex toy?

We can know from the survey that over half of the women have done correctly, they clean their sex toys before and after use. To prevent the growth of bacteria, it’s better to clean sex toy before and after use. We totally understand that it’s disappointing for people who were exhausted after a pleasurable sex life to go on clean their sex toy. The simplest way to clean toys is to use professional disinfecting spray! The only thing you need to do is to pray it on the sex toy for one or two times after using.

  • Can sex toys be disinfected with alcohol and boiling water?

 It is absolutely that long-term use of alcohol will cause chemically react on sex toy. It is not suggested because of its corrosive, the users would better rinse with water as soon as possible after use alcohol.

 As for hot water, it is depends on the material of the sex toy.

The materials of sex toy can be roughly divided into four types:

PVC, ABS, TPE, silicone (liquid silicone)

 PVC has been eliminated by the market because this kind of toy needs to be added with plasticizer, which is a serious carcinogen. It has been banned online, but some are still on sale in some small offline stores.

 ABS is a synthetic resin. It is a kind of thermoplastic engineering plastic with a wide range of uses. The material is relatively hard and It is generally used as the shell of sex toys and vibrating eggs. ABS itself is very safe, but if the temperature exceeds 60 degrees, the molecular structure will change and propylene will leak out. Generally in order to make toys more beautiful, a layer of thermoplastic film is coated on ABS. This layer may ooze carcinogens when encountering high temperatures, so we do not suggest disinfecting with boiling water.

TPE is also called thermoplastic elastomer. It’s very soft and has an elasticity like real muscle. Toys of this material cannot be disinfected with boiling water because it will cause the material decays and greatly reduces the usage time of toys. 

The final is silicone. It is slightly harder than TPE material, but acceptable. Its single-molecule structure make it the safest material on the market. Thus, it becomes the mainstream of the market. All vibrators in Sohimi are made of high-quality silicone, our products can be washed and disinfected in boiling water, but personal advice--Do not exceed two minutes because it is a rubber material after all.

If you have made the mistakes we mentioned above, you must not miss our next topic.

  • The Correct Methods of Cleaning and Disinfection

The cleaning of sex toys is divided into two parts: cleaning and disinfection. Cleaning can only clean the stains on the surface of the toy, but in order to kill the bacteria on it, the steps of disinfection cannot be ignored.

 The First Step

Take out the battery and apply the cleaning solution. No matter what kind of toy it is, it must be cleaned before and after use. Don't forget to take out the battery when it is not in use for a long time. Cover the waterproof plug if it is rechargeable products. If not, try to avoid the charging port for cleaning.

 The Second Step

Use a mild shower gel or professional cleaning liquid, rub the vibrating rod with your hands, and then rinse with water.

 The Third Step

Cleaning the grooves: Many vibrating rods have lines and grooves. These corners must be rinsed carefully. Do not use a brush to clean, or it will scratch the delicate soft plastic material.

 The Fourth Step

Wiping: Use a clean towel or use a non-depilatory paper towel (such as facial tissues, kitchen paper) to dry the water by pressing, or air-dry it. If the product has lines or grooves, gently wipe these grooves with a folded kitchen towel at 90 degrees to avoid leaving bacteria on the surface of the appliance.

 The fifth Step

There are still many invisible bacteria on sex toy after the first four steps, you need to disinfect the appliance at this time and it is best to use a professional sex toy disinfectant spray. Professional sex toys disinfectant does not contain alcohol and silicone, it is not irritating to toys, and the liquid is weakly acidic, which will not damage the human PH value, more healthy and safe!

 The Last Step

After disinfectant, put it directly into the storage bag and avoid exposure under the sun.


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