Category: Sex Toys

Keeping Your Sex Toys Clean

Keeping Your Sex Toys Clean

It goes without saying that if you have sex toys that keeping them clean is an absolute must.  It is more than your sexual health that you need to be concerned with, your overall health can be impacted from unclean toys.  You also need to be concerned about what your toys are made of, it will determine how you clean them and how you should be using them.  For the most part toys are made from things like rubber, vinyl, silicone, stainless steel, glass and Cyberskin.  Now let’s take a look at how you should be cleaning your toys.

Toy Cleaning Basics

For most sex toys you can clean with some mild soap and warm water, exercise caution and don’t dunk anything with batteries into water.  Not all vibrators are water proof so be careful you don’t get the electronics wet.  Anything made of nylon, like harnesses or other bondage gear can usually just go in the wash with regular clothes.

Some sex toys, particularly those made of glass, stainless steel or silicone can handle heat and are easily disinfected.  You can either run them through the dishwasher as long as they don’t have any batteries or electrical components.  If you don’t have a dishwasher you can sanitize them by immersing them in boiling water and a tiny bit of bleach.

What is it Made From

If you really aren’t sure exactly what your toys are made of then err on the side of caution and just wash them in warm water and let it air dry.  Even if your toys are considered waterproof that doesn’t mean they can handle being thrown in the dishwasher or boiling water with bleach.  When shopping for new toys, especially penetrative toys then silicone is usually your best option.  Silicone is easy to keep clean and you can disinfect your toys with no problem, it is also hypoallergenic.

Some toys like dildos made from rubber, jelly or latex are porous and that means they are harder to clean and disinfecting them in the dishwasher is a big no-no.  You can use condoms on your dildos it will help keep them clean and free of bacteria.  It can also extend the life of your toys. Keep in mind that you should never use oil based lubricants on either your toys or condoms, water based lubricants are better and safer.  Keeping your toys safe and clean keeps protects you and your partner.

Sex Toys and Your Partner

Sex Toys and Your Partner

There are dozens of varieties of sex toys so there should be something that you and your partner can both enjoy.  Toys are meant to be fun and add some excitement to your sex life, especially when you have been together for a long time and have established trust.  You don’t need to use your toys every time that you have sex but they can make it more pleasurable when you do use them.

Fulfilling Fantasies

When people think of sex toys they often think of vibrators or dildos but they can also be something as simple as a costume.  Have a fireman fantasy then get your partner to dress up like one.  Role play is a fun and harmless way to add some spice to your love life. Other toys are there to bring pleasure to men such cock rings while others are built for a woman’s pleasure.  You can find toys that enhance the experience  for both of you and maybe try out some of those fantasies that we all have.

Talk to Your Partner

Before you come home after spending hundreds of dollars at the adult store you should probably have a talk with your partner first.  You want to make sure that they are as open to the idea as you are.  Having the conversation first can stave off any hurt feelings or embarrassment.  If your partner is open to the whole idea then you can take the opportunity to do your shopping together.  Finding toys together is just another way to bond and have fun.

First time Toys

An ideal first time toy for men is a cock ring, it fits around the base of the penis.  It can prolong erections and give the man a deeper and longer lasting orgasm.  For a first time toy for women, vibrators are the most common.  You can get a clitoral butterfly vibrator or the more traditional kind.  Find a toy that both partners can have fun with and there is nothing stopping you from buying more than one toy.

Sex toys are just some innocent fun and enjoying them is perfectly normal.  Talk to your partner and find out their thoughts and whether they are open to the idea off adding to your sexual repertoire.  If you aren’t comfortable going into a toy store then there are plenty of online sites where you can shop.  Packages are sent to you discretely so your neighbors won’t have any idea.