Your adult toys ought to have some love and care after all the action you have put them through. You need to clean them properly after every use and in fact, also before every use. By doing this, you are doing a huge favour to your and your partner’s health.
No matter how much hygiene you follow during your wild and passionate acts, you can’t prevent sex toys from catching bacteria from your body fluids. They can trigger bacterial or yeast infection as well as expose you to the risk of STIs and STDs.
It’s better to be safe than sorry! Here is your handy guide to disinfecting sex toys:
Read Instructions on Package
It is obvious that you are eager to experiment soon after you buy sex toys. Hold on. Don’t toss away the packaging yet. Most sex toys come with instructions to use and clean it. Read and remember these instructions carefully. In case you have got rid of the label mistakenly, or it has worn out, visit the manufacturer’s site.
Buy a Sex Toy Cleaner
A sex toy cleaner is designed to sanitize your adult toys. Some sex toys materials may require specific cleaning agents. So, buy non-toxic cleaning sprays or wipes which gently scrub you a toy and makes it germ-free.
Use the Good Ol’ Soap
A sex toy cleaner should be your first choice. However, if it is not around, then wash your sex toy with mild, unscented soap and water. Avoid fragrant soaps because they can cause irritation to your body part during or after the use. Make sure that no soap residues are left on the toy.
Show Extra TLC to Motorized Toys
Never immerse battery-operated toys in water. Instead, cleanse it with a sex toy cleaner and then wipe it dry with a paper towel or clean, dry cloth. Alternatively, you can also sanitize the motorized toys with a damp cloth and anti-bacterial soap. Remember to remove the batteries before cleaning. Insert the batteries only after the toy has dried up completely.
Immerse in Boiling Water
Glass, wood or metal sex toys can be put in boiling water for about 7-10 minutes to get them squeaky clean. The top rack of the dishwasher can also do the trick for the glass ones. Just ensure that nobody sees you sneaking the toy in and out of the dishwasher!
Store the Toys Properly
Always tuck in the sex toys in their package box or a cloth bag. Store them discreetly in a place where only you or your partner can find it.
Your safety lies in your hands. A few minutes of care and attention will not only keep your sex toy shiny and germ-free but also make your sexual encounters more hygienic and stress-free.
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