Cleaning toys after an infection

Cleaning toys after an infection

Naughty Student Naughty Student
Just reflecting on vaginal infections, yeast infections and ph imbalances. I had a ph imbalance for the longest time now and I thought my vaginal issues were because of my IUD. Now that I am healed, I have been wondering what type of cleaning or disinfecting is appropriate for my sex toys.

I use glass/silicone so I could use a 10% bleach solution...BUT...if antibacterial sex toy cleaner kills bacteria, and yeast infection/ph is bacteria overgrowth (from my understanding) would that be sufficient?

What do you guys think?
06/15/2011
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Well, I would assume that it'd do a fairly good job at killing your bacteria, but you might want to let it sit in the solution, rather than just doing a quick wipe.

Why not just boil/dishwash it?
06/15/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
You can also use vinegar for cleaning. It is less toxic than bleach.
06/15/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
Just reflecting on vaginal infections, yeast infections and ph imbalances. I had a ph imbalance for the longest time now and I thought my vaginal issues were because of my IUD. Now that I am healed, I have been wondering what type of cleaning or ...
I was told that bleach solution was actually bad for silicone. I could be incorrect, because silicone isn't my choice of toys. I use mainly glass. But I heard that if you let silicone sit in bleach solutions over and over for an extended period of time, you'll actually wear it down. I would either start using a condom with your toys, or try the vinegar. It will leave a funky smell on your toys temporarily, but you can let it sit in open air for a bit and it will go away. It's natural, wont wear down the silicone, and is a lot better for you.
06/15/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
I was told that bleach solution was actually bad for silicone. I could be incorrect, because silicone isn't my choice of toys. I use mainly glass. But I heard that if you let silicone sit in bleach solutions over and over for an extended period ...
P.S. - use ACV, not regular white vinegar.
06/15/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I would trust bleach more than sex toy cleaner. And like Delicious Surprise said, you could always boil them.
06/15/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I sterilize my toys by boiling if possible, not vibes of course. Sex toy cleaner and bleach also work and and if rinsed, shouldn't affect your parts.
There is always a problem with antibiotics destroying "good" flora but toy cleaner or bleach shouldn't be a problem. Never has for me......
06/15/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Quote:
Originally posted by Bunnycups
You can also use vinegar for cleaning. It is less toxic than bleach.
Thanks for the link, it's very cool!
06/15/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I'm in the process of moving right now, but what I will do is boil them once I get to my new appartment. I think it's the best option, although it is kind of tedious to have to do one after the other. I might try the dishwasher, we just bought one for the first time!
06/15/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
if it's regular glass, boiling should be fine. bleach will kill anything too.
06/16/2011
mistressg mistressg
I have been wondering about this myself. I've used antibacterial soaps, which I think irritated me and caused more infections. Eden wipes, and Before & After Spray, which didn't seem to be enough or something. Can't boil my vibes, and they are really the only thing I use. Not waterproof. Have been cleaning them down with hydrogen peroxide, but just got another infection. Not sure what to do next. Maybe I'll pick up some Cider Vinegar. But wouldn't peroxide be more likely to kill bacteria than vinegar?
03/31/2012
Brandonn Brandonn
Use 10% bleach wherever possible
03/31/2012
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