Sex toys are the best choice to enhance the sexual happiness index, whether you are entertaining yourself or two people.
Your toys aren't that much fun if you don't put care and love into them. Failure to clean, apply the wrong lubricant, or store them poorly can lead to all sorts of problems, from warped toys to shorter lifespans and even increased chances of getting germs for you and your partner.
So what is the best way to clean it?
Let's talk about hot water first.
Most of the bacteria can be killed by boiling water at about 100°C, but there are still many bacteria that we don’t know are still alive. To disinfect with hot water, you must first understand the materials of your toys.
Take the current mainstream sex toy materials as an example:
ABS is a synthetic resin. It is a thermoplastic engineering plastic with a wide range of uses. The material is relatively hard. It is generally used as the shell and jumping eggs of sex toys. ABS itself is very safe, but when the temperature exceeds 60°C, the molecular structure will change and propylene will leak out. Nitrile, this substance is highly toxic, and generally in order to make the toy more beautiful, a thermoplastic film is coated on the ABS. This film may ooze carcinogens when exposed to high temperatures. It is not recommended to use boiling water for disinfection.
TPE is also called thermoplastic elastomer, which can be made very soft and has the muscle elasticity of a real person. This material is often used in some aircraft cups and lock rings. Toys made of this material cannot be sterilized by hot water, and the material will decay. Greatly reduce the life of toys while affecting your health.
Silicone (including the top platinum-cured silicone), safe and reliable single-molecule structure, slightly harder than TPE material, the most important thing is the safest of all materials, and it is also the mainstream material in the market. Silicone can be scalded and disinfected in boiling water, but personal It is recommended not to exceed two minutes. After all, it is a rubber material, which will cause aging.
Alcohol is corrosive, and long-term use will cause a chemical reaction to the material of the sex toy, so it is not recommended to use alcohol to disinfect the toy. If you use alcohol, please rinse it with water as soon as possible after applying alcohol.
Proper Cleaning Procedure
The cleaning of sex toys is divided into two parts: cleaning and disinfection. Cleaning can only make the toy clean the stains on the surface of the toy, but if you want to kill the bacteria on it, you must go through the disinfection step!
Step 1: Remove the battery
No matter what kind of toy it is, it must be cleaned before and after use. Please take out the battery when cleaning, and don’t forget to take out the battery when you don’t use it for a long time. If the rechargeable product has a waterproof plug, cover it with a waterproof plug. If not, try to avoid cleaning the charging port.
Step Two: Apply Cleansing Solution
Please use mild shower gel or professional cleaning fluid to apply on the toy, rub the toy with your hands, and gently give your little cutie a bubble bath. PS: If it is a masturbation cup commonly used by boys, do not turn the inner cavity outwards, just rinse it directly against the faucet.
If the vibrator has grooves or lines, remember to clean these dead corners. You can wipe it carefully with a cotton swab or cotton pad, but don't use a toothbrush or brush to clean it! (On the one hand, whether the brush is clean or not, on the other hand, it is easy to damage the toy)
Step Three: Rinse the Foam
Rinse all the foam off the toy under running tap water until the friction feels a little dry.
Step Four: Wipe it Clean
Use a clean towel or a non-shedding paper towel (such as facial tissue, kitchen paper) to suck it up by pressing it, or air dry it.
If the product has lines or grooves, use a folded towel to gently wipe and scrub these grooves at 90 degrees to avoid bacteria remaining on the surface of the appliance.
Step 5: Toy Disinfection
The first few steps can clean the stains on the toy and the body fluids of the human body, but there are more invisible bacteria remaining on the surface of the toy, which cannot be eliminated by products such as shower gel alone. At this time, you need to disinfect the toy. It is best Use a professional fun toy disinfection spray, or use a disinfectant hand sanitizer to clean.
How to use the sex toy disinfectant spray:
The method of using the disinfectant spray is also very simple. Spray the disinfectant spray directly on the toy, especially the parts that touch the body. After spraying, it can be stored.
If it is ready to use, please stay for 2-3 minutes, so that the disinfectant can completely eliminate the germs, and then use it again. Good user habits should be developed, and toys should be disinfected once before and after use.
Step 6: Store in the shade
After spraying the disinfectant spray, you can put it directly into the storage bag and put it in a cool and ventilated place. Do not expose it to the sun to avoid deformation and bursting.
Toy use and maintenance TIPS
If it is not used for a long time, the battery should be removed
The maintenance of toys is actually no differea lont from other small household appliances. For example, when not in use for ng time, the battery must be removed to prevent corrosive liquid from seeping out and running on the skin. The skin will corrode, especially the vaginal or anal mucous membranes. position.
Although rechargeable products do not need to disassemble the battery, if they are not used for a long time, the ion activity in the lithium battery will also decrease, reducing the charging capacity of the battery. Therefore, the correct maintenance method for rechargeable toys is to use them at least one to two times a month. times, to ensure the vitality of the battery.
Toys that contain batteries should not be completely submerged in water
If it is completely submerged in water, water may enter the battery compartment along the gap, resulting in poor contact after rusting. For crevices, wipe with a damp cloth. By the way, the advantage of this type of toy is that it can be high anytime, anywhere, and you don’t have to worry about running out of power. It is recommended to use rechargeable batteries, which can make the world greener.
Use with a condom
Although there are tens of millions of sex toys, when it comes to materials, they can be divided into two main types: porous materials and non-porous materials. Non-porous material refers to the material whose surface is impermeable to bacteria. Common non-porous materials include glass, silica gel, stainless steel, and porous materials are hard plastic, artificial skin, synthetic rubber, nylon, etc., which are easy to absorb bacteria. . Generally, it is introduced on the packaging box and instruction manual of the toy. For toys with porous materials, it is difficult to achieve complete sterility even after cleaning, so use condoms as much as possible if necessary.