Toy cleaner or plain soap?

tigerkate tigerkate
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Originally posted by P'Gell
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 ... More
Very useful information! I had no idea. Thanks

I haven't used toy cleaner, I am too cheap! I stick with antibacterial soap and water. Sometimes, I'll grab a baby wipe if I'm not washing the toy off immediately and instead prefer to wipe (and then fall asleep lol).
05/13/2011
dirtydirt1 dirtydirt1
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Originally posted by The Curious Couple
I use soap and water and I've never had a problem.
just soap and water for me!
05/13/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I use soap and water when I can - but as I live with my parents, it is not always possible to smuggle a toy into the bathroom.
05/14/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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 and water!
05/14/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Honestly, I really don't think toy cleaner is any better than good soap and water. I would much prefer using my regular soap and water that's cheaper. To me toy cleaner is a real waste of money, but then again I am a cheapie!
05/14/2011
Pixel Pixel
I've been using antibacterial soap and water, and provided I rinse my toys off thoroughly after cleaning, have never had any issues with it.
05/14/2011
CAKES CAKES
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 use a foaming soap and have never had any problems
05/14/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I usually use soap and water and it gets the job done, however I have used toy cleaner.
05/14/2011
Rachel Nunez Rachel Nunez
Soap and water
05/14/2011
It's a Hooker! It's a Hooker!
Soap and water.
05/14/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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 like soap and water. toy cleaner costs money i don't have
05/14/2011
ichwillwaffels ichwillwaffels
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 use soap and hot water
05/15/2011
k3 k3
Soap and water works fine for me; I haven't had any need to try toy cleaners.
05/15/2011
ScottA ScottA
I use soap and water. Plain soap, not antibacterial.

I have pretty much exclusively nonporous toys (glass, silicone, metal), and I like using the soap and water bit because it washes off the mess. Yeah, the butt toys are more likely than others to pick up mess, but given lube residues and such all toys "pick up mess" of one sort or another and I like being able to wash it away.

I don't use antibacterial soap because quite frankly I don't see the point. Most of the bugs (really almost all) are going to be washed off of a nonporous surface with just plain soap and water, and most people do not use antibacterial soaps properly, which means they don't really "antibacterial" much anyway and the antibacterial chemical instead goes down the drain and breeds resistant bacteria. In most cases, the few bugs that remain on the toy will be going right back where they came from the next time the toy gets used, so I put that in the "big deal" camp. They took a short vacation (and most of them never came back) - so what?

If you're trading toys with a partner then things get more serious, and in that case I wouldn't want to rely on antibacterial soap, so since you're not relying on it why use it at all? Wash in soap and water and then move on to something that you know will work - bleach water or boiling water. Don't mess with Mr. In-Between, right?
05/15/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I always wash before and after use, anti bacterial hand soap, doesn't matter if its foaming, liquid, or has those fancy beads in them that don't make much of a difference

I find this way useful, i can really get a good wash down on my toys using this soap, and my hands/fingers to get every place. After a nice good scrub if you will, all in very warm water, i rinse off, and dry with a lint free towel. Like a Flour Sack as they are called.
05/15/2011
Lady Venus Lady Venus
Climax Bursts Antibacterial toy cleaner - great stuff!
05/15/2011
Kat Shanahan Kat Shanahan
I've only ever used soap and water, but I'd like to start using some toy cleaner. Once I put in my first big order with my Eden Points, I'll be including some cleaner with it.
05/15/2011
joz joz
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 and water is the easier for me because I already have it handy. I hate having to buy extras. I just want to enjoy my toys, they shouldn't become a hassle.
05/15/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I Choose to use soap and water, i feel it does the same thing as toy cleaner.
05/19/2011
DustBunny DustBunny
I use soap and water, watered down bleach too if I want to be really sure. But since I've never owned toy cleared, I can't really say.
05/19/2011
indiglo indiglo
I use soap and water. I've never tried a toy cleaner, mostly because I don't see how a toy cleaner could possibly touch the ick that gets left behind on an insertable toy. LOL Plus, I'd still feel like I had to rinse it, especially after reading all of P'Gell's information. Soap and water does a GREAT job!
06/24/2011
CuteDee CuteDee
I use both soap and water then let air dry. I then spray w/toy cleaner, just to be on the safe side since most of my toys end up in my bum!
06/24/2011
AlaskanBeauty AlaskanBeauty
Soap indeed!
06/24/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
Just soap and water. I don't see much need for toy cleaners. Just my own opinion.
06/24/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Toy cleaners seem like a recipe for yeast infections.
06/25/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I use foaming toy cleaner with hot water most of the time. It takes a long time to go through one bottle and somehow it's easier for me to remember to put back (my brain: HOW DOES IT WORK?!). Occasionally I just use toy wipes if I don't feel like getting up right away, but I always go back for a more thorough cleaning later.
06/25/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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 prefer good old hot water and the same soap I use on my lady bits. It cleans great and I know it's not going to cause irritation. I use a special preparation that doesn't have any harsh chemicals or pH changing properties to it.
06/25/2011
ac0313 ac0313
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Originally posted by bunny love
Soap and water. Toy cleaner seems unnecessary to me.
same for us. usually use anti-bacterial soap immediately after. never had a problem and do not have to worry about buying the right toy cleaner for each toy!
06/25/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
I've never used a toy cleaner, but soap and water works just fine for me.
06/25/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Soap and water. If it good enough for my hands, it's good enough for my toys.
06/25/2011
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