Intimate Toy Care - How to Clean Your Sex Toys and Why
We all love our toys, and often they are used at night and in the dark. Sometimes we can forget the importance of keeping our fun and intimate toys clean.
Why do we need to clean our toys?
Sexually transmitted diseases, bacterial vaginosis, and yeast infections can spread via your sex toys. If you are participating in anal play the CDC says the following can be transmitted. hepatitis A, B, and C parasites, including Giardia lamblia intestinal amoebas bacteria, including Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli To avoid such an unpleasant consequence, you should make sure your toys are kept nice and clean.
How often should we clean our toys?
Ideally, you should clean your toys before and after use. Depending on where they have been stored, you never know what dust bunnies, germs and other icky things could be on your toys. At a bare minimum you need to clean them after every use.
What is the best way to clean them?
Your toys are in contact with some of the most sensitive skin and tissues we have on our body. Therefore, you can't just clean them with just any random cleaner. Cleaning them with a fragrant free and sensitive soap and warm water is a great option. There are also many wonderful cleaners specially designed for toy cleaning. These intimate toy cleansers are specially formulated and more gentle than a typical soap. Sex toy cleansers can come in many formulas, they can be foaming, liquid, and in spray forms.
Some of the specialty cleaners we like to use:
- Hand + Vibe Cleaner by Dame 2oz
- La Nua Foaming Toy Cleaner
- LELO Toy Cleaning Spray
- VUSH Clean Queen Intimate Accessory Spray
Whether you choose a foaming, spray, or liquid to clean your favorite vibrators and other sex toys have fun and keep clean and healthy!