Sex toys can give us a sense of stimulation and satisfaction in our sexual life, and make our lives better. Then, there may be an exchange of bodily fluids during sex; using sex toys alone can also lead to yeast infections, urinary tract infections and bacterial vaginosis, which means that if the sex toys are not cleaned in time , the use of sex toys may spread various diseases and thus bring various risks. Therefore, how to clean sex toys in a timely and effective manner and how to maintain the sex bowl fern becomes very important.

If you want to clean sex toys, you need to master the correct cleaning method. Let's take a look at how to clean sex toys correctly.

First things first: Is my sex toy made of a body-safe material?

Sometimes, you'll find vibrators online for super low prices. Understandably, it can be tempting to save money and make such a good deal. However, the reason such sex toys are so cheap is usually that they are made of cheap materials like plastic, often referred to as "PVC" in toy descriptions. Sometimes cheap toys are also described as "jelly," referring to jelly rubber. "I definitely avoid jelly toys because they harbor bacteria and are difficult to clean," says Eva Sweeney, sex toy critic, educator, and founder of Cripping Up Sex with Eva. The materials are porous, making them difficult to clean, which means once bacteria get into them, it's hard to get rid of them.

So, which commonly used materials are safe and easy to clean? "Non-porous materials are the best because they can be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, unlike porous materials that can trap infectious fluids. These include silicone, glass and metal," Bud said. These toys do cost more, but they last longer and are less expensive than a trip to a doctor's office, so it's a worthwhile investment.

OK, so how do I clean my sex toys?

The main methods of cleaning sex toys:

  • Immerse the toy in boiling water
  • Wash with unscented soap and water or toy cleaner
  • Disinfection using a special high-tech system

Boiling water disinfection

One way to clean sex toys is to put them in hot water. "As a general rule, if the toy is made of silicone, pyrex or stainless steel and is not powered, it is best to sterilize it by soaking it in boiling water for a few minutes," explains Huizenga. It is also Sweeney's preferred method for cleaning glass, Pyrex and steel. For some powered silicone toys, such as strap-on dildoes with insertable bullet vibrators, you can remove the part and let the hot water do its job. However, if the toy is a vibrator or boiling is not your thing, there are other options.

Toy cleaner

"For toys with motors, you can use unscented soap and water or a toy cleaner," Sweeney said. Simply spray the toy a few times or let it soak in a bath of soapy water and let it sit for a few seconds. Wash off with lukewarm water and make sure to dry with a clean towel. Toy cleaning sprays are available at sex shops

In fact, there are many ways to clean sex toys. We need to choose the appropriate method according to different sex toys. Especially for sex toys made of special materials, we must first master the cleaning method. Go clean, or you can damage the sex toy if you don't wash it properly