Do you clean your toys before using them for the first time?

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Do you clean your toys before using them for the first time?

Emerlyn Emerlyn
Why or why not? And what do you use to clean them?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes
64  (93%)
No
2  (3%)
... Other?
3  (4%)
Total votes: 69
Poll is closed
05/17/2012
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indiglo indiglo
I always wash all toys before I use them for the first time. I use what I always use to wash my toys - soap and warm water.
05/17/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Absolutely. I have no ideas under what conditions the toys were manufactured or packaged, so a good clean upon arrival is rule #1.
05/17/2012
StarFire StarFire
I always clean my toys before and after
05/17/2012
Gracie Gracie
I always do. I use hot water and a little soap.
05/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
I do it with extra care. I clean new toys with antibacterial soap and very warm water, then sanitize them by boiling or bleach solution depending on the material. Like Petite Valentine said, who knows how clean the conditions were at the manufacturers'.
05/17/2012
Deeder Deeder
I always wash mine prior to using them, just as I would wash new clothes, dishes, WHATEVER. (My preferred method is anti-bac and warm water.)
05/17/2012
Sammi Sammi
I always do - typically with liquid soap and warm water.
05/17/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I always do.
05/17/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Yup...
05/17/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
Always!! Toy cleaner followed by warm water and soap. That's probably more cleaning than it needs, but I like to be sure.
05/17/2012
Arch600 Arch600
Always!! As others have said, you don't know manufacturing conditions, who or how many have handled it, if mold release chemicals were used... Way too many variables. I probably overkill washing & disinfecting toys, but it is so easy to do it's definitely worth the effort for a little peace of mind.
05/17/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
yep yep yep
05/17/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
for sure! If it's going near my vag, it better be clean!
05/18/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Gawd yes!

If it isn't clean then it isn't getting near MY Hello Kitty!
05/18/2012
js250 js250
Definitely!! I need clean toys prior to use. Dust, manufacturing chemicals, whatever may be on them and I need to know they are clean and safe for me to use.
05/18/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
Absolutely. Never know what's leftover on there from the factory.
05/18/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
As everyone else has said, I do!
05/18/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I do too! I wash my new toys with warm water and whatever toy wash I have or antibacterial handsoap. I feel better knowing that it's nice and clean.
05/18/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Emerlyn
Why or why not? And what do you use to clean them?
OMG! I'm seriously the ONLY one who didn't put yes? Crap! No, to be honest, I have been guilty of using toys without cleaning first. When I first got Zini Deux, I did not clean it, only wiped it down. I honestly don't know why. Never thought about it, but most toys get cleaned. I never even realized that I didn't clean Matryoshka or Deux first til' I read this. So why? I don't even know. Maybe I subconsciously thought that it'd come clean since it was so expensive? Haha!
05/18/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Soap and water before first time use.
05/18/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Yes I do.
05/18/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
i mean to but the other day I got a lelo ella , inserted it then popped it out and into my mouth and it was a major mistake!! total chemical taste really bitter
05/18/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Emerlyn
Why or why not? And what do you use to clean them?
Most of the time I do, but sometimes I just don't think about it if they are plastic or something.
05/18/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
OMG! I'm seriously the ONLY one who didn't put yes? Crap! No, to be honest, I have been guilty of using toys without cleaning first. When I first got Zini Deux, I did not clean it, only wiped it down. I honestly don't know why. Never ...
I sometimes slip up too! lol.
05/18/2012
G&L G&L
Better safe than sorry so we always clean them before and after.
05/18/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Yes I do. I just wiped down my new Mio!!
05/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Emerlyn
Why or why not? And what do you use to clean them?
ALWAYS! I have no idea who or what was handling them or near them in the packing facility or factory. Bacteria is everywhere, I clean my clothes before I wear them when I buy them. I'm sure going to clean my sex toys.

First, I use a toy wash, to kill germs, then I wash the toy in hot soapy water at the sink, and rinse it well.
05/18/2012
teachmetouchme teachmetouchme
I agree with P'Gell. I wash EVERYTHING that comes in this house--fruit, veggies, clothes, etc. Such intimate things like sex toys get a realy cleaning but how we do it depends on the material of the toy. A sturdy silicone or glass toy may get boiled while some others need only soap and water (we use dishwashing liquid--not the stuff for the dishwasher though). Some toys can be rinsed and then wiped down with alcohol.

Exceptions to things I wash are shoes (I do wipe them off to make them look better!), oranges, banannas (you don't eat their skins) and stuff like that. Clothes and lingerie gets washed.
05/18/2012
BG529 BG529
always!
05/18/2012
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