Before & After Toy Cleaner...

RedHotHippieChick RedHotHippieChick
Before and after toy cleaner
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This one got lots of great reviews, but I've got a couple of questions for all you reviewers who use this. The description says you have to "spray, wipe, then rinse" but most of the reviews say no rinsing required. Can you guys confirm there's no residue if you don't rinse? One review mentioned it didn't clean the crevices of textured toys well. Anyone else have that experience? Would you say it replaces the soap & water routine completely?
01/11/2009
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Epiphora Epiphora
Nah, it doesn't replace soap and water, in my opinion. It may be because I've used soap and water for so long, but I just don't see the benefit to spraying something and then wiping it off. I find the cleaner hard to wipe off on toys w/ texture, and maybe I'm nuts, but then I don't feel like a toy is really clean. It would do in a pinch, but I don't mind soap and water so that's what I go for 90% of the time.
01/11/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I like the the idea of toy cleaner but I always wondered what exactly you wipe down with? What's a good cloth for that?
01/11/2009
RedHotHippieChick RedHotHippieChick
I was thinking about that too, and I really think this microfiber cleaning cloth I got from Target would do just the trick. Its one of those Method re-usable cloths...no lint or stray fibers at all. Get a brand new one and use it just for the toys.

Thanks for the details Epiphora. I've been using Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree soap w/water on all my toys for years, and I haven't noticed any of the deterioration or color changes that people tell you will happen from using plain old soap. I'm going to give this cleaner a try though, because I do have a couple of toys that I have a hard time cleaning well in the sink because they aren't waterproof or even splash proof. Maybe this stuff will do the trick.
01/11/2009
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I like the the idea of toy cleaner but I always wondered what exactly you wipe down with? What's a good cloth for that?
I usually use a hot damp (not soaking wet) washcloth to wipe off toy cleaner on those toys that aren't "waterproof".
01/11/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
I usually use a hot damp (not soaking wet) washcloth to wipe off toy cleaner on those toys that aren't "waterproof".
See, to me.. if you're using a wet washcloth then you might as well use soap and water. heh
01/11/2009
CaptainBunnyKilla CaptainBunnyKilla
I'm a biiiiiiiiig fan of toy wipes. It's like the toy cleaner and the washcloth combined.
01/11/2009
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
I love before & after for the quick clean up if we can't make it to the sink. Any anal toys though- go directly to the sink. I just use a regular towel.

I've recently started using baby wipes too for cleaning toys before using. This is especially useful for toys that attract a ton of lint.
01/12/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
True. It's good for waterproof toys, that's for sure.
01/12/2009
Liz2 Liz2
Great for non waterproof toys w/o having to be so careful using soap and water. I also spray my toys with it after use if I don't want to get up and I then clean them in the am. Before and After does lessen the substance smell from some toys and gets rid of lint.
01/12/2009
Oggins Oggins
I love the before and after toy cleaner! After all, it saves me from being caught washing dildos in the sink at night when one of my kids jumps up and runs through the house to the bathroom! I do find it to be sufficient on glass, metals and hard plastics but, I do wash those off with antibacterial soap and water frequently as well. As far as other materials, I just don't think it's enough... As far as what I use to wipe it off with......plain old paper towels. I keep a roll in the bedroom at all times! =P
01/12/2009
Dame Demi Dame Demi
I buy the fairly lint-free utility towels you can get in bulk packs in stores like Walmart and Target, or waffle-weave dish cloths.
01/15/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I have been using the Before & After wipes. I have noticed a toy still has some smell on it and was wondering if maybe I should invest in the spray as well?
01/28/2009
Liz2 Liz2
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I have been using the Before & After wipes. I have noticed a toy still has some smell on it and was wondering if maybe I should invest in the spray as well?
Depends on the toy substance but Before and After does usually eliminate or lessen the smell for me.
01/29/2009
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I think the spray works well, I use it between boilings of my silicone toys. Yes, it's a little tricky if the toy is textured, but no, there isn't a residue if you don't rinse. Good luck!
02/01/2009
TexasBrat TexasBrat
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Originally posted by RedHotHippieChick
This one got lots of great reviews, but I've got a couple of questions for all you reviewers who use this. The description says you have to "spray, wipe, then rinse" but most of the reviews say no rinsing required. Can you guys ... More
I've used this and wipes too. I don't think anything replaces the soap & water routine. Maybe I'm "oldschool" in that thinking. I always wash my toys, even the "non-waterproof" ones with soap and water, allowing to dry completely before play. I usually use wipes/sprays for inbetween cleaning, or right before for that extra cleaning, but not as the "It's clean" routine, if that makes sense.
02/03/2009
Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
I still wash my standard toys with soap, but toys that have a special coat or coloring, I use this on. It's mostly intended to get rid of bacteria. Kind of like hand sanitizer. It "cleans" but it's not going to get gunk off or anything of the sort. It's hard to remove lube with this as well as other things that may build up on a toy. I clean my toys before and after I use them. The general idea is that I spray this on before I use and wipe off. I actually use coffee filters for this, because they have no lint. After the use of the toy, I spray it down really well. I find it a bit more comforting than just leaving a dirty toy lying around if I don't feel like hightailing it to the bathroom immediately. But I do wash wish soap after as well. I have never had trouble with residue and irritation with this product.
03/21/2009
Mae Baby Mae Baby
I purchased this toy cleaner and after I use it I always rinse with soap and water...I don't know why I just feel like it's cleaner if I do both I guess!
04/05/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
I use a spray-on toy cleaner on a regular basis, and while yes, you can spray on and wipe off, I often will clean it again later with soap and water, or spray and rinse. I live in a dorm, so I can't always run down the hall with an armload of toys... if you don't have instant access to a sink, a toy cleaner spray or wipes is great to do a preliminary cleaning so you can put it away until you can discretely clean them properly.

As someone with an extremely sensitive, picky pussy, I've never had an issue with the residue left by my toy cleaners (this was only before I learned much about toy safety...) Now, though, I use toy cleaners as a quick cleanup, then re-clean later. The only exception I make is a smooth glass dildo I have (and don't share, between people or orifices). Between bleachings, I do spray and wipe, and never have a problem.

So bottom line: it's a great option if for some reason you can't clean your toys immediately, or have to pull a "toss them in the bag and run." They're also good for giving them a quick cleaning before use. But they probably shouldn't be your only cleaning method.
04/05/2009
Raven53 Raven53
I have been using soap and water to clean the toys that my wife and I have been using. Lately she has been complaining about a burning sensation caused by the gel toys that we use. What is causing this problem and how am I going to get rid of the problem. I have noticed it from the toys too?
04/09/2009
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Raven53
I have been using soap and water to clean the toys that my wife and I have been using. Lately she has been complaining about a burning sensation caused by the gel toys that we use. What is causing this problem and how am I going to get rid of the ... More
There are several possibilities for the burning. The first question I have is what are the toys made of? Toys made of materials such as jelly and rubber often have chemical additives (phthalates make the news most often, but there are other chemicals mixed in as well) that can cause irritation, and this can increase as you develop sensitivity to the chemicals or as the toy starts to break down and more chemicals are released. Buying high-quality toys that don't release chemicals helps to prevent this, as can using a condom.
Another source of irritation may be your lubricant choice. Some lubricants contain glycerin, which can irritate some people, and there are other chemicals in lubes that can cause irritation as well. If this is your problem, trying a different lube may help - look for ones that are glycerin-free and/or paraben free, as these are the most common problems.
Another possibility if you're using porous toys is that the toy has picked up something (could be soap, could be something from the container it's stored in) that's irritating your wife. A new toy (silicone, glass, metal or some hard plastics are best) or a condom would help here, too.
04/09/2009
Sleeping Dreamer Sleeping Dreamer
Here's a question. I had previously bought the SMALLER sized bottle but recently my husband bought the LARGER sized bottle.. it had a different label and a completely different smell to it. It did not smell, look, nor feel like the smaller bottle at all. Has anyone else experienced this?
04/09/2009
Raven53 Raven53
Thanks for your reply Scott it's called the Ballsy latex free dildo (DJ098001) I never thought I would have trouble with this product
04/10/2009
Raven53 Raven53
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Originally posted by ScottA
There are several possibilities for the burning. The first question I have is what are the toys made of? Toys made of materials such as jelly and rubber often have chemical additives (phthalates make the news most often, but there are other chemicals ... More
Thanks for your reply Scott it's called the Ballsy latex free dildo (DJ098001) I never thought I would have trouble with this product
04/10/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I use soap and water...whenever possible
04/13/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
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Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Here's a question. I had previously bought the SMALLER sized bottle but recently my husband bought the LARGER sized bottle.. it had a different label and a completely different smell to it. It did not smell, look, nor feel like the smaller bottle ... More
I haven't had to replace mine yet (I started with the large bottle), but maybe they've reformulated it since you bought the smaller bottle? That really does sound strange, though. It might be worth an email to the company to ask about what changed.
04/13/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Here's a question. I had previously bought the SMALLER sized bottle but recently my husband bought the LARGER sized bottle.. it had a different label and a completely different smell to it. It did not smell, look, nor feel like the smaller bottle ... More
Um? My reply was eated. Ha.

I believe the product had a facelift. I don't know about ingredients but did it smell sweet?
04/14/2009
ScottA ScottA
Bandit59 - The Sil-A-Gel material used in the Ballsy line doesn't have phthalates, but it is made from a jellied PVC material with an antibacterial additive, and it's possible that your wife could be sensitive to it. Try covering it with a condom and seeing if that helps.

You might want to look at toys made from 100% silicone (make sure to check the label, some manufacturers can be a little loose with the "silicone" label), hard plastic, glass, or metal, as these are hypoallergenic and easy to keep clean and sterile.
04/14/2009
Sleeping Dreamer Sleeping Dreamer
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Um? My reply was eated. Ha.

I believe the product had a facelift. I don't know about ingredients but did it smell sweet?
It actually didn't. The first one smelt like grapes a little.. very fruity.. this new one um, well, smells a little rancid.
04/14/2009
PassionQT PassionQT
I have tried paper towel and regular towels. Both worked fine if the toy is wet enough.
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