Toy cleaning...advice and experiences.

js250 js250
Do you use special care or cleaners for cleaning your toys? How do you advise getting those hard to clean creases, bumps and areas clean? And materials--does it make a difference in your cleaning with certain materials?

I thought it would be interesting and helpful to gather tips, tricks and methods of cleaning our toys & help with questions we may have about techniques and options.
Feb 21, 7:11 pm
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November November
I just use anti-bacterial hand soap to clean my toys. As far as cleaning out crevices and other hard to clean places, I use a toothbrush. I have one I keep with my toys just for that purpose.
Feb 21, 10:36 pm
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Mostly, I spray them down with my anti-bacterial toy cleaner, let it set for about 30 seconds, then rinse off with warm-to-hot water while scrubbing the toy with my hand and trying to get into the crevices the toy may have.

Then I try to let them air dry.
Feb 22, 1:01 pm
js250 js250
I use anti bacterial soap, have the extra soft bristle toothbrush for nooks and crannies and also use a toy cleaner. I do have a chamois and a microfiber lint free cloth (used for cleaning eyeglasses) that I use for wiping my silicone and soft toys.

Cornstarch is also a necessity for me on the 'tacky' silicone or soft toys!! **Remember NEVER use talc based powders due to their link for contributing to causing cancer in lab studies!**
Feb 22, 1:03 pm
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by js250
I use anti bacterial soap, have the extra soft bristle toothbrush for nooks and crannies and also use a toy cleaner. I do have a chamois and a microfiber lint free cloth (used for cleaning eyeglasses) that I use for wiping my silicone and soft ... More
I read the second paragraph incorrectly the first time and thought you were saying cornstarch caused it and started freaking out haha. But then I re-read it and got that it's the talc-based powders haha.

I use cornstarch in my coconut oil lotions.

I should probably get a cloth for drying my toys off. It would make it a better experience than having to wait for them to dry.
Feb 22, 3:13 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
I read the second paragraph incorrectly the first time and thought you were saying cornstarch caused it and started freaking out haha. But then I re-read it and got that it's the talc-based powders haha.

I use cornstarch in my coconut oil ... More
Whew!! Sorry about the confusion!! Using starch in the coconut oil--is that to thicken it slightly to keep it more in place?

The cloth sure shortens the cleaning time! And clears off my counter...it also keeps the hair/lint/etc in the air off my toys. In the winter, it is not much of an issue, but late summers it can be pretty dusty where we live, even to getting in the house.
Feb 22, 3:43 pm
November November
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Originally posted by js250
I use anti bacterial soap, have the extra soft bristle toothbrush for nooks and crannies and also use a toy cleaner. I do have a chamois and a microfiber lint free cloth (used for cleaning eyeglasses) that I use for wiping my silicone and soft ... More
When you say chamois, are you talking about the ones you can buy at the auto parts store for drying your car?

Does it really dry them w/o getting lint on them?

I always leave my toys out to air dry, but even then I get some lint on them and have to rinse them off before use.
Feb 22, 3:44 pm
Castielskitten Castielskitten
I normally just use soap and water on all my toys (I mainly have plastic and glass), and ones like my dildo and one vibrator, I will use q-tips to get the creases cleaned up, then I just lay a towel out on the bed and let them air dry.
Feb 22, 6:02 pm
Lioncub Lioncub
We use a variety of toy cleaning sprays and wipes, always rinse off with hot water and air dry. I have a nipple brush (found in the baby section of any store) to clean any nooks and crannies.
Feb 22, 7:56 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by November
When you say chamois, are you talking about the ones you can buy at the auto parts store for drying your car?

Does it really dry them w/o getting lint on them?

I always leave my toys out to air dry, but even then I get some lint on them ... More
I do mean like you dry your car. And unfortunately, it is the actual product--not the synthetic--so is not vegan friendly. Since it is the actual leather from the internal side of the animal hide, it does not leave lint like the cloths...but it does need to be soaked and dried a couple of times prior to using to remove all particles, same as for prior use on your car.
Feb 24, 3:24 am
November November
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Originally posted by js250
I do mean like you dry your car. And unfortunately, it is the actual product--not the synthetic--so is not vegan friendly. Since it is the actual leather from the internal side of the animal hide, it does not leave lint like the cloths...but it does ... More
Thank you!
Feb 24, 9:54 am
KittyGoesRawr KittyGoesRawr
I use all my vibes externally (penetration's never been my thing...) so I wipe 'em down with one of those Summer's Eve Simply Sensitive wipes before and after use; they're made to clean away vaginal bacteria and pH-balanced. They also come in individual "to-go" packets-- very nice for stashing in my toy bag.
Feb 27, 2:32 pm
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
My hard plastic vibrators either get wiped down with a toy wipe or the whole soap/toy cleaner and water thing if they are waterproof. All my silicone, glass and metal dildos are fully sterilized after each use by boiling. If I encounter a dildo that is made of a material that is porous I always use a condom with it and use the soap/toy cleaner method after use.

After cleaning I air dry in a safe place. I store each toy in individual bags so that they do not come into contact with each other or anything else.

Before using again I wipe them down with a wipe to remove any lint, hair etc that they might have picked up.
Feb 28, 1:00 pm
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
My hard plastic vibrators either get wiped down with a toy wipe or the whole soap/toy cleaner and water thing if they are waterproof. All my silicone, glass and metal dildos are fully sterilized after each use by boiling. If I encounter a dildo ... More
What kind of bags do you store them in?
Mar 1, 4:04 am
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
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Originally posted by Lvstoplay
What kind of bags do you store them in?
Depending on material I store them in either plastic bags (hard plastic) lint free cloth (silicone) or padded cloth bags (glass and metal). The lint free cloth can either be a pouch or in a few cases a square piece that simply wrap around the toy. I like the lint free cloth for the silicone toys because it keeps them attracting hair, fuzz etc. A few of silicone toys are stored inside the plastic bags that they were in when I got them, but I have been slowly replacing those out with the cloth one.

For the cloth ones, I simply go to the local craft store and see what they have on hand. Sometimes they have pouches premade which cost anywhere from .50 to a $2 depending on the size and material.
Mar 1, 11:59 am
November November
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Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
Depending on material I store them in either plastic bags (hard plastic) lint free cloth (silicone) or padded cloth bags (glass and metal). The lint free cloth can either be a pouch or in a few cases a square piece that simply wrap around the toy. ... More
Where do you find your lint free cloths?
Mar 1, 1:32 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by November
Where do you find your lint free cloths?
I find mine in an optical center. The ones used for eyeglasses are phenomenal for storing toys--and cleaning them as well!
Mar 1, 2:03 pm
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
Depending on material I store them in either plastic bags (hard plastic) lint free cloth (silicone) or padded cloth bags (glass and metal). The lint free cloth can either be a pouch or in a few cases a square piece that simply wrap around the toy. ... More
Sounds good, thanks!
Mar 2, 2:03 am
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
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Originally posted by November
Where do you find your lint free cloths?
Silk can be considered lint free as can good quality cotton and linen. I also use the clothes that are meant for wiping down computer and television screens. Those work nicely.
Mar 2, 2:55 am
November November
Thanks js250 and SaucyxGirl for letting me know where I can find some lint free cloths.
Mar 2, 12:05 pm
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