Guidelines for the maintenance of sex toys of different materials
If you are just planning or already using sex toys, you need to know how to care for them. This is necessary, firstly, so that it serves as long as possible, and secondly, to neutralize the risk of contracting any infections. The latter can easily happen if the toy is shared with a partner or at some sex party. One of the main reasons for the spread of infections is the lack of proper care of the product.
Sex toys are made from different materials that have their own specifics, but there are several general basic rules for handling any sex toy:
- After use, rinse the toy with warm (not hot) water and mild soap.
- If the manufacturer does not guarantee 100% water resistance, do not immerse the part where the batteries or accumulator are located in water
- Nylon straps (for example from strap-on panties) can be washed with regular laundry
- Toys made of metal, glass or silicone can be boiled or dishwasher safe if they do not have electrical parts
- Oils are not allowed with latex sex toys or condoms, only water-based lubricants are suitable.
- Plastic toys can be treated with rubbing alcohol.
HOW TO CARE FOR SILICONE SEX TOYS
Silicone is a popular material in the sex industry. Its surface is slightly velvety to the touch. Silicone toys are flexible, elastic and most importantly, 100% silicone toys are completely hypoallergenic. Of course, they are more expensive than others, but they are really pleasant to use and durable with proper care. Since silicone has a porous structure, it has some peculiarities in handling it.
First, it is recommended that only water-based lubricants are used with silicone toys. This is due to the aforementioned porous structure. When using a silicone-based lubricant, its molecules penetrate the pores of the toy and remain inside without evaporating. Over time, silicone can react with silicone, which can lead to the deformation of the product.
Silicone allows heat treatment, so after sex delights, instead of using specialized antiseptic agents, you can simply boil the toy for 3 - 5 minutes or rinse it in the dishwasher. If the toy is not made of pure silicone, but a mixture, it is better to refrain from such procedures.
Also, during storage, avoid direct contact with any other product from
Gel-based sex toy care.
A gel is widespread, products made from it are soft, elastic, come in a wide variety of shapes and colours, and are unpretentious. With them, it is allowed to use bast lubricants, including those based on silicone. Therefore, gel stimulants are widely used for both vaginal and anal play. You can wash them with regular soap and water. If it is possible to transfer the toy to another person, it is recommended to use a special sex toy cleaner.
How to care for glass and metal sex toys
Metal and glass are absolutely hypoallergenic and very easy to clean. Such toys can be washed in a 10% solution of household disinfectants, with water and soap, and boiled. A dishwasher can be used for glass stimulants, but it is not recommended for metal stimulants, as chemical rinses can harm some types of metal.
Do not use any abrasive cleaners to avoid damaging the polished surface of the stimulator.