Good surface cleaning, no substitute for soap and water

Used properly, knowing it is not a substitute for a good cleaning with soap and water, this product can be used in the interim between sex and getting to the sink, used on anal toys before complete washing and use (because it DOES kill germs well) and it is a good product for parts of toys that never touch one's body, like the handles of wand vibrators, sex furniture and parts of regular furniture etc which may exposed to sexual fluids.
Published:
Pros:
Easy to use, no odor or stickiness, does kill bacteria and fungus,
Cons:
Should NOT be used in lieu of Soap and water, contains chemicals, not a "Use and Go" product
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
Many people may buy this Toy Wash with the misunderstanding it can substitute for good old soap and water. I did, a little. I had no intention of NOT washing toys (EW) in Soap and Water (further known as S&W) but, I did want something for those times when we were just too wiped out to make it to the sink until morning.

It came to me with no instructions, and when I contacted the people I bought it from, they were kind enough and honest enough to let me know it was NOT most likely a good idea to be used solely for cleaning toys that one would use in or on the body, and that regular washing was still necessary.

Cal Exotics should have enclosed a direction sheet, telling how the product was to be used, and its limitations. I had to call the vendor I purchased if from to get actual directions. I was a little stumped when I simply opened a plastic bag, with the product in it, with no direction either on the bottle or on a separate sheet. I didn't want to use it incorrectly, so I did ask for help before using it.


This toy contains the chemical Triclosan. This is one of the most common anti-bacterial chemicals used in cleaning products, soaps and even impregnated in things like baby toys and high chair trays. Triclosan can be allergenic to some people, I realized, years ago, after using a Triclosan soap, that I develop eczema if exposed to it, even if the soap was rinsed off. As this chemical is 8th on the ingredient list, it is probably less likely to cause this reaction in most people. However, Triclosan DOES kill germs, fungus etc.


The product has a large number of chemicals in it (yet an other reason NOT to use it on toys which will touch sensitive parts of the body, without first also washing the traditional way) some are to most likely Ph balance the wash, others to add to the antibacterial boost of this product.

The spray bottle is very convenient. It will spray where you want it to and each spray is consistent in volume. It doesn't stain sheets or "pleather" or most fabrics if you miss or overshoot your toy while cleaning. (I wouldn't get it on real silk, however.) It has no discernible odor. I have NO idea if it has a taste, but I would NOT recommend putting anything in your mouth that this cleaner was used on, and was not cleaned afterward with S&W.

The main use of this toy is to sanitize toys IN ADDITION to regular soap and water cleaning.

It is good to use on toys one may have not used in a while (and are still going to wash in S&W) for new toys, cleaning of toys for anal play, after play, but BEFORE the soap and water, and when you JUST can't get to soap and hot water or want to wait until later, while basking in the afterglow.

It is also a good cleaner for parts of certain toys that NEVER touch sensitive mucous membranes, like the handles of the Hitachi, the Wahl and other toys with handles which are separate from the parts which touch your body. It could also be a good cleaner for such things as a Liberator Wedge or other sex furniture and even used to clean other surfaces which may have been exposed to sexual fluids but cannot be washed or are difficult to wash. (Car seats, walls, the kitchen floor, the wood on your head board etc.)

In fact, my favorite use is to clean the handle and slider switch on my Wahl, as I know any bacteria, fungus etc will be wiped out after use. I know triclosan leaves a residue (it is one of it's "selling points" when used in soaps, hand sanitizers, and when embedded in products. "Keeps killing germs!") although there is no sticky feeling, no greasiness, no lingering odor, nor does the toy feel slick or slimy. It is actually quite pleasant to use.

When used properly, this is a nice addition to one's toy collection. It can save time, and let you go right off to sleep after sex, ONLY if you realize that the toys still need to be washed as soon as you can get up and to a sink after a "pre-clean" with this product. It is also pretty much invaluable for those of us who use wand vibrators or the Hitachi, for use on the handles and the cords.

The product is not expensive and the bottle seems to last a long time. As long as one realizes the limitations of this product, it can be quite invaluable
Experience
I bought this for those nights were I was just so lazy and tired after sex, I could spritz the toys, and wipe them, while lying in bed, and not have to get up, run the hot water, use soap, clean, dry the toy and put it away, until we could get to S&W later. This product wasn't meant for "Use and Go." Toys still need to be properly cleaned in soap and hot water, before and after every usage.

So, we use it in a pinch. If someone is in the bathroom and I can't get in there immediately, If we're too blissed out after, and know one of us will bring the toys to S&W later, and for the handle of our Wahl and Hitachi.

I just spritz one or two sprays onto the toy, take some Kleenex, paper towel or a clean soft cloth, wipe the product away (although, being triclosan, it will leave a residue, even if you can't see or feel it) dry the toy and put it away until I can get to soap and water.

As I have said, I do use this on the handle of my Wahl without washing in S&W afterward (something I would never do with the Wahl attachments or anything else that touching sensitive parts of the body) and I have not experienced any issues with eczema or blistering, the way I have with soaps that have a much higher concentration of triclosan in them.

We NEEDED something to clean the handle and the cord of our Wahl and Hitachi, without exposing the delicate electronics to water. This is our main use of this product and it performs admirably in this respect.

It's also a good quick clean, when one knows the toy will be cleaned properly as soon as one can do so.
Follow-up commentary
This toy cleaner has become a regular staple in our bedroom. Inexpensive, simple to use, (I love the spray topper, that never clogs) ingredients which are gentle to my and My Man's body and convenient.

We still do not use the Toy Cleaner instead of soap and water for our toys. As I said in the review, this product (and most toy cleaners) are meant to be used until you can get to the hot water and soap. But, it works so well for the cords and bodies of my wand vibrators (Hitachi and Wahl) without further cleansing, that we have bought more and use it after every use, either sexual or simply massage. (I do wash the attachments of the Wahl in soap and water as well as the head of the Hitachi, due to Triclosan's tendency to remain on a product killing germs and it's propensity to upset the bacterial balance of the skin of some, but not all people. Also, I always wash anything which touches genitalia in soap and hot water.)

I have also found it useful in the sickroom, (we had an outbreak of Influenza around Christmas this year) and I use it on everything from the ear thermometer to the light switches to the doorknobs, to the sink extending even to my jewelry and watch after an exposure to the stomach flu at a cousin's party. (I have a "germ thing.")

I haven't found a better cleaner, it's less expensive than Cavicide (hospital disinfectant) and the smell doesn't last long and is nearly pleasant, but not cloying. As long as one realizes it's limitations, it is a versatile cleaner and can be used for a variety of nonporous objects.

It is a product I feel comfortable with and I am glad I found it.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Cleaning toys before soap and water wash
    • Handles and cords of a/c toys
    • Sex furniture
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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