How often do you clean your sex toys? Once a week? Once a month? Each time you use it? Before and after you use it? It is actually crucial to clean our sex toys each time we use it to prevent any bacteria or fungus to grow on the surface, especially if our sex toys touch any bodily fluids. How to clean your sex toys properly also depend on the material and the kind of toys you have. Below are different methods that you can do conveniently at home.


Many people question whether or not they need a special sex toy cleaner. The answer is no. While some reputable brands come up with special cleaners for their toys, you can choose either to purchase this particular cleaner or to clean it affordably at home.

The most important thing is to understand the kind of material your sex toys are made of. Stay away from porous material, such as jelly rubber. These toys are cheap and porous, which means they could NOT be cleaned. They would trap bacteria, dirt, STD and end up being toxic/ poisonous towards your body. Buying reputable sex toys would guarantee that the company is honest in listing the kind of materials that they use on their toys. Based on this information, you now know how to clean your sex toys accordingly.



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A lot of these toys are made of silicone, stainless steel or glass. This includes female and male sex toys and sex toys for couples. The best way to clean these toys is by using mild soap and a damp cloth. Simply wipe them clean before and after your session. If your toy is listed as “waterproof”, you could also wash it under running water or dip it into soap water.


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Classic toys are made from different materials. Plenty of insertables and male sex toys belong to this category. However, the best ones to choose from are high quality silicone, stainless steel, and pyrex. You can easily clean these toys by boiling them or sterilizing them in a running dishwasher.

NOTE: There are controversies whether or not the usage of cyberskin toys is safe. Cyberskin is supposed to feel good and very much skin-like, but due to its uncertainty when it comes to safety, we do not recommend the usage of this type of toys.

Now that you know how to clean your sex toys, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, clean the collectibles and play with them!