10% Bleach solution

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10% Bleach solution

Bulma Bulma
Hi, I wasn't really sure where to ask this. I was wondering does anyone here use a 10% bleach solution to sanitize their toys?

There is an anal probe (link) that I've been wanting to buy and it is extremely important for me to be able to sanitize my anal toys as I share them with my husband. The toy I'm looking at is silicone with a metal base where the vibration controls are. I know that I can't boil it or put it in the dishwasher because of this, and all that leaves me with is a bleach solution. I have no clue how to do this.

After I measure out my water and my bleach do I put it in a spray bottle and spray it onto the toy, or do I saturate a rag and wipe the toy down with the rag? I've seen medical clorox wipes on the internet that are supposed to be 10% bleach used to sterilize. Would I be able to use those instead of mixing up a solution?

Also if the wipes would work for cleaning my silicone toys, it would be really helpful if I could order them from edenfantasys since I trust this site and have had such good experience here.

Just curious what you guys do in this situation.
06/29/2008
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TexasBrat TexasBrat
Sanitizing doesn't mean just with bleach or boiling, using antibacterial soap and/or toy cleaner can do the same thing, with less chance of irritation. I do NOT use bleach on any sex toy. However, on glass, you can clean it with bleach. If the vibe you're looking at is waterproof, you can use the hot water and antibacterial soap safely. Though, usually, the bases don't get inserted, so regular cleaning should do fine. Bleach may corrode the metal.
06/29/2008
Bulma Bulma
Sorry for the confusion, I actually ment sterilize not sanitize. Also the toy I'm looking at has mechanical parts so I know it can't be boiled or dishwashed. I don't feel safe enough using just antibacterial soap when it comes to an anal toy that I will be sharing with my husband. I try to buy only silicone for anal play because of this (plus it doesn't have the hardness of glass or stainless steel).
06/29/2008
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
It sounds like you have the basic idea of sterilization with bleach solution.
I like to use the spray bottle option myself, but saturating a clean rag and wiping it down would work as well. The clorox wipes sound like a perfect solution also, it's too bad they aren't offered here.
06/30/2008
Bulma Bulma
Quote:
Originally posted by Jimbo Jones
It sounds like you have the basic idea of sterilization with bleach solution.I like to use the spray bottle option myself, but saturating a clean rag and wiping it down would work as well. The clorox wipes sound like a perfect solution also, it's ...
Thanks Jimbo Jones, I just wanted to make sure I do it right.
06/30/2008
Anica Anica
ahh...bleach...use the 10% cleaning daily at work (i work at a lab). either a cloth or a spray bottle will work...it depends on what works best for the toy.

but always make sure you do a good water wipe after...i know that you probably know that...but thought i'd say it. in fact, i might do two
07/05/2008
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I was going to start a post about this but found this in the catacombs, lol. I was wondering the same thing about a silicone toy I want to sterilize. I checked up online and it doesn't seem like you can BUY a "de-sexing" solution.

From what I looked up, you need 9 parts water for 1 part bleach. Since I will be using my solution just this one time I will probably just soak a rag in water and put a minimal amount of bleach on it to clean my toy.

I have read that making 10% bleach solution doesn't last very long, especially if the bottle is left open, or in the sun. The website I looked at suggested doing a new batch everyday. I guess that as long as you keep it in a spray bottle in a dark, dry place, it'll last a while....but I am not sure how long.
01/26/2011
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Naughty Student
I was going to start a post about this but found this in the catacombs, lol. I was wondering the same thing about a silicone toy I want to sterilize. I checked up online and it doesn't seem like you can BUY a "de-sexing" solution. ...
You can use it for a couple of weeks, especially if you're not in a situation where STI/STDs are a concern. It's useful for much more than just toys also - I keep some around for many uses.

Note to TexasBrat - bleach is less likely to cause problems than antibacterial soaps, as the bleach solution is very weak and doesn't stay around, but antibacterial compounds are much more likely to do so. There is also a big difference between sanitizing and sterilizing, and the bleach and boiling are much more in the sanitize sphere (antibacterial soaps might be disinfecting at best, with the progression disinfect, sanitize, sterilize). Sterilizing kills all bugs or spores, whereas sanitizing kills the bugs and some spores.

You do need to clean before sanitizing.
01/26/2011
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