Toy cleaner or plain soap?

oopsy oopsy
For toys that recommend cleaning with water and soap or a toy cleaner, does it really make a difference in how easy it is to clean? Which do you prefer using to clean these toys? Thanks!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Soap & water
kelaaa33wish , Shellz31 , PiratePrincess , P'Gell , newfoundlust , padmeamidala , Lio , cujo467 , Alyjazz , Rossie , Gunsmoke , DeliciousSurprise , jakjak , LennaKieran , alliegator , Daniel & Brittany , sarki , dv8 , Alan & Michele , lolsos , link82 , wetone123 , Lady Marmelade , Liz2 , Jimbo Jones , darthkitt3n , C4ss , AMGuidroz , NarcissisticLust , The Curious Couple , Ms. Paprika , tigerkate , Kindred , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , LavenderSkies , kendra30752 , Drifter86 , mb , Pixel , CAKES , Waterfall , Officer Oddy , sexygoddess , Rachel Nunez , Ms. Spice , leatherlover , ichwillwaffels , ScottA , Cookie Monster Mike , Redheadinfla , Howells , Kat Shanahan , joz , Miss Nessa , Wyo Daisy , potstickers , DCorrelle , Jazz , CuteDee , AlaskanBeauty , That Man from Mars , MJ1337 , Airen Wolf , ac0313 , liilii080 , ToyBoy , jay28 , B8trDude , clp , IndependentlyHappy , Kdlips , thebest , jeangel246 , Love Perpetua , M. Roth , carenautilus , helpmeplease , Lucky21 , JessCee , lacybutton , Lummox , Bignuf , kokopelli , Vanille , I'll Miss You EF :( , NaughtyButterfly , Neurogasm , Ricki911 , sweetart , angel142stx , geliebt , NuMe , Katastophy , oldhippy , Girly Girl , eeep , AmberM , sktb0007 , Maxx , MrWishyWashy , Jon S , Darklyvan , HomuHomu , jedent , brandygirl614 , ginainohio , SneakersAndPearls , Boyfriend , Stinkytofu10 , Castielskitten , ghalik , AlianneCimorene , solitudinarian , MissBre , FHeemz , sXeVegan90 , comatose-kitty , glitterbombs , giftdgecko , Velocity , GONE! , Eve. , Bethy Cassatt , LikeSunshineDust , Cat E. , Virgingasms , roskat , QP , Lioncub , wildshores , edeneve , AmberLeigh , PassionQT , MissLoren , wicked weasel , Mrs.Tee , falalena , higs , hut22dunn2 , toysforall , Incendiaire , tortilla , amenti , kkybf , Aishiteru , DawnStar , Stagger13 , Zandrock , KinkyNicki92 , Beautiful-Disaster , HarlequinBunnie , ashboo32 , aluminummm , Andrey2052 , hybridinsurge , karenm , 783883877299373783 , Trysexual , srexom , Meido , solly , improbableomnicide , jr2012 , mpfm , kat17 , wicked48 , angel42539 , sophia430 , PassionCpl , bettle590 , Boosty , Badonk , GirlyGirlRed , icyqueen , caramilk , NorthBayLady , KitKat16 , Pastafariette , gothikstars
179  (69%)
Toy cleaner
froggiemoma , Linga , zizfaye , tokensgirl , uu , mandiegk , Anjulie , ToyTimeTim , Lady Venus , ceshephe , Rin (aka Nire) , null , IliInndulged , PurpleCat23 , butterflygirlxo , ellejay , dhig , Sensual husband , PiƱa Colada , Diabolical Kitty , Kate , xyrella , mistre$$ , BlooJay , LostinLife , sexxxkitten , *Camoprincess* , sexytileena / absolutely love sex , atryonix , mudkip003 , ginnyluvspotter , Lildrummrgurl7 , Kiss , purpledesert , fizzygato , LoneOokami , AliMc , Calicoxoxo , kurtster79 , KiraCat , NickyNic , SweetSaffron , TransMarc
43  (16%)
Haven't tried any toy cleaners
Teaser , *Ashley* , Bunnycups , MaryExy , tickle me pink , married with children , bunny love , ZenaidaMacroura , Weiner , k3 , toxie m , DustBunny , salaciousrex , indiglo , lanky , v23 , Eucaly , Noira Celestia , l'amour , ily , LQ , Beck , domsub1993 , Gone (LD29) , Naughty Little Fox , All His , ss143 , AriaRN , Chefbriapink , Sodom and Gomorrah , Supervixen , Intrepid Niddering , talkless , lovebites , Kiwi Green , brevado , captainsgirl , Oriental husband and wife , Love Bites
39  (15%)
Total votes: 261
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froggiemoma froggiemoma
I use toy cleaner
05/12/2011
Linga Linga
I use a toy cleaner but for years I just used anti-bacterial hand wash or a good old boil
05/12/2011
kelaaa33wish kelaaa33wish
I've only used soap till now, but I am gonna try the cleaners.
05/12/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I have used Topco toy cleaner but personally, I'd rather use the anti-bacterial liquid hand soap (that I buy every shop anyway) than to waste money on toy cleaner.
05/12/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I just use soap and water
05/12/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by oopsy
For toys that recommend cleaning with water and soap or a toy cleaner, does it really make a difference in how easy it is to clean? Which do you prefer using to clean these toys? Thanks!
I honestly don't think toy cleaner alone is appropriate for cleaning toys. It's good for parts of toys which can't get wet, like the handles of wand and other plug in vibrators, but most toy cleaners leave behind an antibacterial substance that is just not good for your body. So, cleaning with soap and water AFTER cleaning with toy cleaner is really necessary with most cleaners for body safety.

I did a video on how some toy cleaners work (those with triclosan as the active ingredient) and it explains why you don't want to use a toy cleaner ONLY on an insertable toy. Here's the video, with explanations. link

I use my toy cleaner for handles of plug in toys and for the times when I'm not going to be getting into the bathroom to clean my toys with soap and water before your next use. Some nights you are too tired to get up, and toy cleaner is perfect for this.....as long as you clean the toy in hot water and soap the next morning.
05/12/2011
Teaser Teaser
Anti-bacterial hand soap and water seems to be good enough. Also, vinegar is an effective, mild anti-bacterial, and it is environmentally friendly. Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is also a great disinfectant, and you used to be able to buy single use cotton swabs soaked in alcohol. I have actually used all of these, but the anti-bacterial hand soap is my favorite. Be a little careful with the alcohol though, it might not play nice with some toy materials, and you might wreck your toy.

But wait, then you'll just HAVE to buy MORE new toys!

Problem solved.
05/12/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by oopsy
For toys that recommend cleaning with water and soap or a toy cleaner, does it really make a difference in how easy it is to clean? Which do you prefer using to clean these toys? Thanks!
We actually do both. First I typically wash with warm soap and water, then spray the toy with toy cleaner and then rinse.
05/12/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I use antibacterial soap and warm water.
05/12/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
Soap and water for me. It's just easier. I always have soap around, but I don't always have a toy cleaner on hand.
05/12/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Plain old soap and hot water - the hotter the better!
05/12/2011
alliegator alliegator
I assume spray toy cleaners are partially for the convenience of bedside clean-up. I have a box of unscented baby wipes in with my bedside toys for quick clean up. Anti-bacterial soap every time after for something I use anally for sure.
05/12/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
I've never used toy cleaners but I'm content with using soap and water.
05/12/2011
Daniel & Brittany Daniel & Brittany
Quote:
Originally posted by oopsy
For toys that recommend cleaning with water and soap or a toy cleaner, does it really make a difference in how easy it is to clean? Which do you prefer using to clean these toys? Thanks!
soap, just plain soap
05/12/2011
sarki sarki
Soap & water
05/12/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I use both, it really depends on my mood and where I am cleaning my toy. My toy cleaner is hiding in the bathroom so if I am cleaning off my toy in the kitchen then I use soap and water, if I wash it in the bathroom then I use the toy cleaner.
05/12/2011
married with children married with children
Soap and water. It works on you hands and dish's, why not your sex toys?
05/13/2011
tokensgirl tokensgirl
Toy cleaner for a quick clean. Soap and water for any other time
05/13/2011
bunny love bunny love
Soap and water. Toy cleaner seems unnecessary to me.
05/13/2011
uu uu
I use toy cleaner.
05/13/2011
Liz2 Liz2
In reality, I use both sometimes. If I am too lazy to get up and clean my toys (I use multiples), I spray them with toy cleaner and then wash them with anti-bac soap later or the next day.
05/13/2011
Howells Howells
I just use soap and water, but If I got a toy cleaner I'd definitely use it sometimes. But I have a concern if they will make the toy smell like a hospital, sterilized smell?
05/13/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I have a spray I use sometimes, but my "soap and water" is still labeled as a toy cleaner. It's soap, and it works for me.
05/13/2011
AMGuidroz AMGuidroz
Quote:
Originally posted by tickle me pink
I've never used toy cleaners but I'm content with using soap and water.
I agree! -- But I am also a new user of these great toys and haven't been doing this for very long. I believe soap and water works just fine.
05/13/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Antibacterial soap and water! I used a toy cleaner and it took me the longest time THAT was giving me yeast infections and irritated skin, not lubricants or wearing thongs.
05/13/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by Teaser
Anti-bacterial hand soap and water seems to be good enough. Also, vinegar is an effective, mild anti-bacterial, and it is environmentally friendly. Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is also a great disinfectant, and you used to be able to buy single use ... More
Any particular materials I should be careful using rubbing alcohol on? I've used it once ONLY on plastic for a massive must clean everything afternoon, all other materials were cleaned with antibacterial soap and water
05/13/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
Any particular materials I should be careful using rubbing alcohol on? I've used it once ONLY on plastic for a massive must clean everything afternoon, all other materials were cleaned with antibacterial soap and water
I periodically clean all our toys with isopropyl alcohol. Plastic, glass, metal, silicone, VixSkin and O2 materials - even the few jelly toys that are still laying around.
05/13/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by tokensgirl
Toy cleaner for a quick clean. Soap and water for any other time
This is what I do. I don't like to leave them uncleaned when I finish so if I'm in a rush I use toy cleaner, but I always clean them more thoroughly later.
05/13/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I use soap and water and I've never had a problem.
05/13/2011
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