How often do you clean your toys?

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How often do you clean your toys?

buzz buzz
So, this whole cleaning issue has really got me thinking. I try to clean my toys often (once a week if used that week) but sometimes I let a cleaning go in between uses. How often do you clean your toys?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Before and After each use
146
Before each use
13
After each use
257
Every couple of times
13
Once a week
2
Once a month
3
I don't clean them....
1
Other
5
Total votes: 440 (405 voters)
Poll is closed
02/06/2011
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Kayla Kayla
I mostly clean mine after each use and when I first receive the toy or if there's an odd smell to it. (Not from like..using it, but a couple times packaging has left an odd smell on the toy.) I know I should clean them more, but as it stands, I've never had a problem with it.
02/06/2011
newlady newlady
Most get cleaned just after. I have some that seem to attract lint like cowpies attract flies so they need to be washed before! And when they are new too - I don't like odors!
02/06/2011
Envy Envy
I always clean mine after every use.
02/06/2011
VenusianThunder VenusianThunder
Before and after... sometimes I will skip the before, especially if I have guests or my housemates are home or haven't gone to bed yet, but for the most part, before and after.
02/06/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I clean them really well when I first get them and then after every use. I store then in cloth bags, so they stay clean until the next usage.

Once a month or two I do a thorough cleaning of all my toys, bleach or alcohol or toy cleaner, I get out the toothpick or Q Tips to get in the crevices. HOT HOT water. I boil the ones which can take that, in a bag made for sterilizing breast pump parts.
02/06/2011
deebot deebot
I always wash it when I first get it. Say, I use it 2-3 times a week, I will wash it once very well and then spray it with a toy cleaner the other times. I always rinse it before using though.
02/06/2011
deebot deebot
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I clean them really well when I first get them and then after every use. I store then in cloth bags, so they stay clean until the next usage.

Once a month or two I do a thorough cleaning of all my toys, bleach or alcohol or toy cleaner, I get ...
I agree.
02/06/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
When received then after every use.
02/06/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
Clean after each use and before the first use when just received.
02/06/2011
That Guy That Guy
I usually clean them before use too, but I don't use soap before use just in case it doesn't all get washed off. I always clean them right afterwards.
02/06/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I usually clean after each use, some toys that are non-porous I end up cleaning before use. i.e. not wanting to get up and clean it I leave it to clean the next day and that ends up being the start of the next session; change what would be an after use cleaning into a before use cleaning. I also clean the toy when I first get it.
02/06/2011
Purpleladybug Purpleladybug
I clean mine with a toy cleaner after every use!
02/06/2011
closed account closed account
I'll usually be lazy and clean it later. But definitely after each use. This is VERY important. So I am happy to see the poll results thus far. Sometimes I will need to clean before use, just out of different materials and not having stored them properly.

Oh, and I count using toy cleaner as cleaning.
02/06/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I clean after each use. Sometimes I'm lazy and don't do it til the next day, but I always clean it before using again. I only clean before use when it's a new toy, or if it got dusty or something.
02/06/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Only before if I can't remember if I washed it or not because my lover and I passed out right after. :3
02/06/2011
loveshocks loveshocks
I always wash them when I get something new, just because. I wash after (well, I might fall asleep first!) and sometimes before - it depends on which toy it is for the 'before cleaning'. Most of my silicone toys get washed before as well as after because they attract lint like crazy.
02/06/2011
Sammi Sammi
It depends. Both before and after if they're new, or they tend to pick up lint. Otherwise, always right after use.
02/06/2011
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
usually before and after, but always after
02/06/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
I wash mine thoroughly after I use them and rinse them before I use them again in case they have picked up lint.
02/06/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I usually clean them both before and after use, however sometimes (mostly with my glass toys) I will not clean them before use.
02/06/2011
sweet seduction sweet seduction
I clean before and after just incase it has had anything on it without my knowledge
02/06/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
If it is a lint magnet type of silicone I clean before and after but if it is my glass toy (or plastic toys) I only clean after.
02/06/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
When it coems to boiling plugs or silicone toys, I rarely do it as I don't share my toys but once every 6 months, they get a routine boil.
02/06/2011
IndependentlyHappy IndependentlyHappy
I clean mine before and after each use. However, I looked at the choices too quickly and voted for "after each use" instead of the first option.
02/07/2011
buzz buzz
It seems the biggest problem are toys that pick up lint. I generally clean them after each use, but not always immediately after. Some toys have a gray line of what is after and what is before. But I do try to clean my toys in-between uses.
02/07/2011
girl next door girl next door
I used to be bad about cleaning my toys when I first started using a vibrator, but now I am becoming diligent about doing it each time I use them. For my safety and health as well as the long life of the toy
02/07/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
After each use for most, but the ones that don't get near bodily fluids (nipple clamps, most bondage gear, etc.) only get cleaned when it gets obviously soiled.
02/07/2011
potstickers potstickers
Usually after each use. I do it before if I see that there might be some gunk or lint on it.
02/07/2011
hive83 hive83
Quote:
Originally posted by buzz
So, this whole cleaning issue has really got me thinking. I try to clean my toys often (once a week if used that week) but sometimes I let a cleaning go in between uses. How often do you clean your toys?
Always after each use.
02/07/2011
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