Before you start
Before you make a plunge, pause for a moment to inspect the toy. Ensure there’s no cracks that could harm fragile tissue or harbor microbes. Turn it on and ensure the batteries are solid or the charge is later – there’s nothing more awful than getting part of the way through a session to have your most loved vibrator suddenly stop working. Ensure there’s no stains
That is correct, regardless of whether you’re just using it on yourself and not sharing with anyone. Toys that are washed each time last longer. That, and if an unwashed toy is put away with different toys, it can contaminate them.
Do not to submerge any battery-powered toys in water to wash.
If your toy has batteries, connects to the outlet, or buzzes in any capacity, you need to play it safe. Wiping it down with a warm, cleanser washcloth is all you have to do.
- Silicone: Wash with soap and water or place it in the top rack of your dishwasher. You can also put it in boiling water for 10 minutes to disinfect it.
- Glass: Wash with soap and water, and don’t expose it to extreme temperatures (like in the dishwasher), to avoid warping.
- Pyrex: Pyrex is basically heat-resistant glass, so it can be boiled, put in the dishwasher, or washed by hand.
- Stainless steel: Boil for 10 minutes, soak in bleach and water (then make sure to RINSE THOROUGHLY), or wash in the dishwasher.
Porous materials include hard plastic, cyberskin, nylon, neoprene, jelly rubber, vinyl and soft vinyl, acrylic, elastomer, and leather.
Porous materials are prone to warping and more sensitive to temperature, so most should be washed the same way: with soap and warm water, either in the sink or with a soapy washcloth. Nylon toys are the exception, which can be machine washed. Using a condom with your Porous toys will help them last longer and stay hygenic.
The life of your toy
Unfortunately, even the best sex toys don’t survive forever. If the motor gets louder, it’s an indication that the toy is getting to the end or if the charge isn’t lasting as long. Likewise pay special mind to creases falling apart or scars in your silicone toys, since that shows it’s no longer nonporous.