Mastering the Art of Keeping Toys Pristine with Proper Cleaning and Storage

Mastering the Art of Keeping Toys Pristine with Proper Cleaning and Storage

Feb 08, 2024

Well, you've got your hands on some shiny new sex toys, and you're having a whale of a time, aren't you? But hold on a minute, mate! Before you get too carried away, let's talk about keeping those naughty playthings in tip-top shape.

You wouldn't eat dinner off a dirty plate, right? So, why would you use a dirty sex toy? It's time to roll up your sleeves and learn a thing or two about sex toy hygiene.

We promise it's not as tedious as it sounds! With a bit of knowledge and a dash of humour, we'll guide you on how to keep your sex toys squeaky clean and pristine. After all, your intimate gadgets deserve the best care, don't they?

Why Cleaning Your Sex Toys is Important

Why Cleaning Your Sex Toys is Important

Now this is one topic they definitely didn’t cover at your mother's high tea - but by gum, they should have. Just like your favourite tea set, your favourite playthings need proper cleaning. So, why exactly is cleaning your sex toys the bee’s knees?

First, let's get real chummy - we’re all mature adults here. There’s nothing like using a sex toy for the first time. It's like a shiny new car, innit? Everything’s all spick and span from the factory... until you take it for a spin. No, I don’t mean the car now. After you’ve used your toys - I’m talking personal use here - they’re not exactly spic-and-span, are they? Well, with a proper cleaning, they can be!

But cleanliness isn’t the only game in town. By cleaning your toys, you're also looking after your health and Bali body. Think about it: would you wear the same underwear for a week straight? No, because it's unhygienic (and let's face it, a wee bit gross). It's the same for your toys.

Moreover, proper cleaning increases the lifespan of your toys. Nobody wants to say goodbye to a beloved toy, right? Well, maintaining a clean toy can get you a few more lovely rounds.

Here's a little tidbit: keeping your toys clean can also preserve their performance. Consider investing in a quality toy cleaner for the best experience. It can be a game-changer. Trust me, nothing stops the show quicker than a toy giving up halfway through the finale.

Finally, proper cleanliness maintains the quality of your toys. So if you're the kind of person who likes to have your toys displayed on the shelf right next to your Star Wars action figure collection, make sure they've had a proper wash. They’ll look much better beside Han Solo and Princess Leia... and you won't be clutching your pearls when unexpected visitors drop by.

Understanding the Risks of Unclean Sex Toys

So you're having fun with your favourite sex toys, and we're thrilled for you! After all, it's a joyous thing, experiencing one rapturous climax after another. But hold on a second, do you clean your toys regularly? If you're wincing or sheepishly looking away, we've got a bit of news for you. Now, brace yourself: unhygienic sex toys can be a real bummer!

But why, you ask? Well, let's talk about it, shall we?

Dirty toys can carry bacteria, fungus, and all other manners of scary-sounding bugs. An unfortunate case in point is our friend - we'll call her Kate. She had a fabulous collection of toys but took an 'out of sight, out of mind' approach to cleaning them. Her typical post-play routine consisted of a quick wipe, and a toss back into the drawer. Until one day, she was hit with a nasty yeast infection. A lackadaisical attitude to cleaning may have been the culprit.

The New Zealand-based Sexual Health Foundation released a report, illustrating the alarming statistic of unclean sex toys. Out of 1000 sex toys tested after use, a whopping 83% had traces of different types of bacteria.

Number of Sex Toys Tested Number with Bacterial Contamination
1000 830

We don't want to join the scaremongers or spoil your fun but keeping your toys tidy should be as routine as... well, playing with them.

By not properly taking care of your pleasure accessories, you're compromising on their performance and appearance. And who wants a lacklustre orgasm? Not you, mate. What’s worse, you're also gambling with your health.

Ok, we get it, cleaning may not be the sexiest part of your playtime. But consider this: would you rather experience a few minutes of cleaning time or face the possible repercussions of unclean sex toys? It's a simplified dilemma, folks!

In the next section, let's embark on a wild and exciting journey about the best ways to keep your toys squeaky clean. And remember, cleanliness might just be the missing kink in your sex life. Stay tuned!

Choosing the Right Cleaning Products

Now that we've alarmed you into never wanting to pick up your intimate gadgets without a HazMat suit, let's get down to the nitty-gritty: choosing the right sex toy cleaning products. You've now learnt that giving your toys a rinse in warm water isn't gonna cut it, right folks?

The market's chock-full of sprays, foams and gels, but don't be fooled, they're not all born equal. Some products, loaded with harsh chemicals, can damage your toys and harm your sensitive bits, yikes!

First rule of thumb: always choose a cleaner that's as gentle on your toy as it is on your skin. After all, you wouldn't scrub your sensitive parts with a scouring pad, would ya?

Our experts at Peaches & Cream endorse using specially formulated sex toy cleaners. These guys are effective enough to slaughter those nasty germs but kind enough not to wage war on your intimate regions! Our bestseller, the System Jo range, is alcohol-free and acts as a disinfectant - taking out 99.9% of bacteria!

Of course, you've got options. The world is your oyster, and we're not talking about aphrodisiacs here!

For silicone, glass, or wood toys, you could consider mild hand soap. Make sure it's unscented though, to avoid unwanted irritation.

For toys made from porous materials, you’ll need something a bit more heavy-duty to get into all those microscopic nooks and crannies.

However, fancy cleaners aren't the only solution. You can always go old school - mild soap and warm water work just as well, provided you rub-a-dub-dub properly and don't drop your precious cargo in the tub!

How to Clean Different Types of Sex Toys

So, you've got your hands on some fancy new sex toys - lucky you! But now, you might be puzzled about how to keep these cheeky little devils nice and clean. Well, let's dive into a wonderfully whimsical world of sex toy hygiene together!

Silicone, Glass and Stainless-Steel Toys

For silicone, glass, and stainless-steel toys, you're in luck - these fellas are the easiest to clean. All they need is a nice warm bath - no, not the kind with bubbles and a rubber ducky, just simple warm water and a mild soap. Make sure you're avoiding the ones with heavy fragrances as they can play havoc with your bits. Once they've had a good soak and scrub, pat them dry with a clean towel and voila - your toys are fresh as a daisy!

Remember, it's essential to always dry your toys thoroughly because any leftover moisture could become a breeding ground for bacteria. And let's face it - nobody likes a party crasher, especially not germs!

Porous Toys

For porous toys made of materials like rubber, TPE, or TPR, care has to be a notch higher. Warm water and mild soap won't cut it this time, my friend. Instead, use a special sex toy cleaner that's safe and gentle yet effective at killing off those pesky bacteria.

However, if you've made the valiant decision to share your porous toys, it's time for a different ball game altogether. In this case, using a condom over the toy during each use is a smart move - like a superhero suit for your toy! It makes cleaning easier and helps keep things hygienic.

Battery-Operated Toys

Last but not least, let's not forget your battery-operated mates. Now, these guys are a little trickier – they don't like going for a full dive. Remove the batteries first – they don’t enjoy bubble baths as much as you do! Then, clean the non-electrical parts with warm soapy water or a toy cleaner. Wipe the electronic areas with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.

Storing Your Sex Toys Properly

Have you ever rummaged through your drawers, moving past socks and knickers, only to find your favourite dildo sticking to your least favourite butt plug? It's like encountering sticky aliens fighting a duel in there. Proper storage is a must to maintain the lifespan and quality of your toys.

First and foremost, storage conditions make a real difference. You wouldn't stash your food in the bathroom, would ya? The same rules apply here. Sex toys prefer a cool, dark, and dry place, like a bedside drawer or a hidden compartment in your wardrobe, away from direct sunlight. You see, extreme temperatures and sunlight can degrade certain materials over time.

Secondly, use pouches or special cases. Pouches made of breathable material like cotton or silk are great for storing toys. They provide a layer of protection and prevent potential cross-contamination. No one wants their vibrator contaminated with lube from the butt plug, right? Oh, and never store silicone toys together without a pouch or case. They get a bit too friendly and start sticking to each other. If you’ve got a massive collections, you might even consider a dedicated storage box. These nifty inventions come with lock and key feature, keeping your prying kids and curious cats out.

For the battery-operated comrades, remove the batteries when they're not on duty. This will prevent any unwanted surprises like corrosion or accidental turn-ons in the middle of the night. Imagine explaining that buzzing sound coming from your wardrobe while hosting a dinner party!

Finally, and now we’re delving into the hardcore, for those enthusiasts out there with motorised equipment. It's not enough to just clean 'em and fling 'em in a drawer. Oh no. You must store them in clean, dry places and avoid stacking or overcrowding as pressure can affect their performance. Remember, it doesn't matter if your sex toy looks like a Picasso painting, if it’s squashed for too long, the spanner might lose its punch.


So there you have it! Your sex toys are not just for fun and games, they're high maintenance divas that need some TLC too. Keep them in the shadows, like a vampire avoiding a tan. Tuck them into their own little pouches, like precious gems. And for the love of all that's good, take out their batteries when you're done! They're not Duracell bunnies, they need their beauty sleep. Remember, a well-rested toy is a happy toy. And a happy toy makes for a very happy owner. So go on, show your toys some love. They'll thank you in their own special way.

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