Sex Toy Care and Cleaning Guide

New Toy

  • 1
    Make sure to first read instructions if there are any
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    Make a note of toy's material
  • 3
    Always clean your toy before first use
  • 4
    If you plan to share the toy we recommend using a condom over it.



Silicone attracts dust and hairs very easily. To prevent that we recommend keeping silicone toys in plastic bags so they are always ready for use.


Products made of silicone are non-porous, which means they do not absorb bacteria like other toys. If there are no mechanical components to your sex toys they can be boiled on the stove (3-5 minutes) to be sterilized - use a veggie rack for protection, or you can even put it in the dishwasher to disinfect. If the sex toy is not 100% silicone you should use sex toy cleaner to make sure that you do not damage your sex toy.



Sex toys made of these materials can react with each other so we recommend to store them in separate plastic bags or pouches. Always keep jelly like toys away from direct sunlight and heat - they can melt.


Sex toys that are made of PVC or elastomers are porous and can trap dirt and bacteria. They cannot be sterilized so always spend extra time cleaning them. Use antibacterial toy cleaner and warm, not hot, water.

Hard Plastic or Acrylic


To prolong life of your toy keep it away from sunlight and heat.


Wash with warm water and gentle antibacterial soap.

Glass, Pyrex


Keep your toy in fabric pouch that will protect them from scratches. Scratches can harbor the dirt and bacteria.


Use a sex-toy cleaner or wash with gentle antibacterial soap and water. You can also boil or place your glass toys in the dishwasher if they do not contain a battery compartment or any electrical system.

Stainless Steel


Store your toys in dry place so they don't rust. To preserve their smooth surface use a soft protective pouch.


You can use a 10% bleach solution, boil them and use a mild soap and water. We do not recommend a dishwasher as some rinse agents are bad for some metals. You should also not use jewelry cleaners on them. Make sure that you dry your metal sex toy carefully as you do not want them to rust where there are cervices if there are any.

Realistic Materials Such as Cyberskin, UR3, Soft Touch


Such toys should be stored separately as they can react with each other. If the piece is medium to large sized we recommend storing them in the original packaging as it preserves their shape.


Wash these products with warm, not hot water, and gentle antibacterial soap or special toy cleaner. After a thorough cleaning, let the product air dry completely. Then, apply a light coating of cornstarch to the product to keep the product maintained and fresh.

Sex Toy Tips

How To Clean Your Sex Toy When You Are Unsure Of The Material

If you no longer have the toy packaging, you may not be sure what material your toy is made of; use warm water and a mild soap on a washcloth and let the product air dry.

You Have Soap Allergies

If you have severe allergies, use hypoallergenic silicone-based toys; silicone can be boiled or wiped with peroxide or bleach solution.

Don't Wash Waterproof Toys In The Dishwasher

Only silicone and glass dildos that do not require batteries can be washed in the dishwasher or boiled. Do not submerge any sex toy that takes batteries, and never submerge electrical toys.

Why Use Condoms Over Sex Toys with a Long Term Partner?

PVC, TPR, TPE and realistic materials are porous and harder to clean thoroughly, so using a condom will extend the life of the product. A condom will keep you both safe from bacteria if the toy is shared between you or switches orifices.

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