A Spin off of another poll, what is your preferred method of cleaning your toys?

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A Spin off of another poll, what is your preferred method of cleaning your toys?

potstickers potstickers
I was tempted to answer prayer to be the only one.

I think alcohol is not safe for silicone toys.
12/06/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
As far as I know alcohol is just as effective as bleach and safe for all materials.
NO! NO! NO!

If you're concerned about dangerous organisms alcohol is NOT as effective as bleach. There are a number of bugs that alcohol is known not to kill.

There is a small error in the top that I'd like to address. It's small, but could possibly be important sometime.

There is a difference between cleaning and sanitizing/sterilizing . Cleaning is the removal of foreign materials, sanitizing/sterilizing is killing or inactivating any organisms on an item. In order for something to be adequately sterilized/sanitized it must be cleaned first.

Wash before boiling/bleaching!
12/11/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
NO! NO! NO!

If you're concerned about dangerous organisms alcohol is NOT as effective as bleach. There are a number of bugs that alcohol is known not to kill.

There is a small error in the top that I'd like to address. It's ...
Scott - you emphatic in your disagreement - but no facts. What microorganisms does alcohol not kill? Are there any facts that support what you say?
12/27/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
As far as I know alcohol is just as effective as bleach and safe for all materials.
Alcohol does not effectively kill many viruses, including Hepatitis (some are killed with extremely pure alcohol, but others remain unaffected), and it also does not effectively kill spores (along with many other chemical sanitizers). Talk to any medical type - alcohol is only used in very limited situations, usually for disinfecting skin.

Part of this is my approach - I don't generally do things that don't reliably work. Either I'm using nonporous toys on myself/fluid bonded partners and just do a thorough cleaning, or else I'm going to grab something that is known to work.
12/27/2010
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
I usually use whatever nonabrasive (sometimes antibacterial) soap I have laying around the house, and warm water. I only bleach my toys if I sell them or give them away. I don't boil them, ever. And I've really only bought toy cleaner to review it, though I have found a couple I'd use again if I had the money to buy them rather than just regular soap. But only cause I like the way they smell.
12/27/2010
sbon sbon
Antibacterial soap and water.
12/29/2010
7Miles 7Miles
Most of the time my toys just come into the shower with me.
12/30/2010
C4ss C4ss
Water and antibacterial soap.
12/30/2010
her pleasure her pleasure
We use anti-bacterial soap, but I wonder if that is enough sometimes. Never can be to safe, I guess.
12/31/2010
Lavendar Menace Lavendar Menace
I use soap and water usually, but when I want to sterilize I use bleach.

I really hope no one uses prayer as a cleaning method.
01/01/2011
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by 7Miles
Most of the time my toys just come into the shower with me.
Shower is a good method. I find it to be one of the better ways to get rid of residual bum smell on silicone.
01/03/2011
TboyTy TboyTy
My silicone toys get boiled, my leather toys get wiped down with leather friendly anti-microbial wipes and the occasional saddle soap and conditioner.
01/03/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap and hot water with a massive boiling pot of 'cock stew' several times a year, more often for anal toys just to be extra sure.
01/06/2011
Kayla Kayla
I'm a lazy ass. They just get washed with antibacterial soap and some warm water then left out to air dry until the boyfriend puts them away. (He gets tired of dildos in the kitchen. The perils of sex toy reviewing.)
01/10/2011
dv8 dv8
I like making my slave lick them clean.
01/15/2011
Victoria Victoria
Yeah, soap and water here too.. I don't feel the need to bleach or boil bc most of my toys are non-porous. I do use toy cleaner spray from time to time too.
01/19/2011
IndependentlyHappy IndependentlyHappy
I just use Dial soap and warm water, although I just bought some Before & After toy cleaner, so that may change. My apartment has no dishwasher, so that's out of the question.
01/24/2011
Miss T Miss T
soap and water and toy cleaner
01/24/2011
newlady newlady
Nice warm/hot water and lots of soap! Air dry.

01/28/2011
lezergirl lezergirl
Climax Burst cleaner is my favorite!
01/29/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Alcohol does not effectively kill many viruses, including Hepatitis (some are killed with extremely pure alcohol, but others remain unaffected), and it also does not effectively kill spores (along with many other chemical sanitizers). Talk to any ...
I can verify that alcohol does not kill spores and some viruses. It's one of the first things that we were taught in veterinary school when we were learning about safe surgical environments.
01/29/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
We clean toys both before and after we use them and usually just use soap and warm water. Sometimes antibacterial soap, sometimes not. Butt toys do get a boiling or a bleaching pretty often though.
01/29/2011
Airekah Airekah
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I use Climax Burst toy cleaner, quick and easy and seems to work great. For the toys I share with the wife I will boil them after one of us uses it.
me too! it is my favorite.
01/29/2011
That Guy That Guy
I'd use the dishwasher if I had one, but apparently 19 years of education has still left me without a salary that can support one. So instead use soap and warm water.
01/29/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Alcohol does not effectively kill many viruses, including Hepatitis (some are killed with extremely pure alcohol, but others remain unaffected), and it also does not effectively kill spores (along with many other chemical sanitizers). Talk to any ...
Very informative. Thanks for addressing this! I learn something new here all the time.
01/29/2011
zeebot zeebot
Mild soap and water, though I want to get some toy cleaner so I don't have to get up if I want to use things twice
01/31/2011
sweet seduction sweet seduction
I use soap and water
01/31/2011
sixfootsex sixfootsex
Bleach just reassures me.
02/09/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by RosesThorns
A Spin off of another poll... Do you have a preferred method of getting your toys clean?
Soap and warm water
02/17/2011
BeautiFullFigured BeautiFullFigured
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
I use a wipe right before using anything silicone, for reasons of lint. Then afterwards, I reuse the same wipe, mostly as a place to set the toy while I spray it with toy cleaner. Then I wrap it in the wipe and very very carefully smuggle it into ...
This, exactly. It's my typical routine.
02/17/2011
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