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The Best Sex Toy Cleaner

September 21, 2022 3 min read

What is the best thing to use to clean sex toys?

It's crucial to clean sex toys properly to prevent bacterial contamination or the spread of STIs. Some STIs pass away as the bodily fluid they are contained in dries, while others, like hepatitis and scabies, can persist for weeks or months outside the body. Before utilizing a sex object close to or in the vagina, it's necessary to clean off any potential sperm on it if you want to avoid getting pregnant.

Remove any batteries for basic toy maintenance. Electrical parts should never be submerged in water. To clean your electric toys, use a damp washcloth and some soap, preferably antibacterial soap. Toys should be kept in a cool, dry area and in a container or pouch.

Everyone should carefully follow the cleaning directions for the sex toy. If you believe that cleaning the toy correctly would take too much effort, consider buying a new one, Cuffstore has an excellent collection, so be sure to check them out.

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Plain Old Soap

Soap and water should always be your first method of cleaning toys before and after use. A lot of experts have said that the best cleaner is good old-fashioned soap! You do not need anything fancy, you just need the correct procedures for cleaning your favorite toys, which we will discuss below:

Non Porous Materials

  • Glass: Use soap and water to clean glass toys. Dishwasher-safe Pyrex toys are available. Avoid subjecting glass to very high temperatures.

  • Stainless Steel: Use warm, soapy water if the item is attached to a piece of electrical equipment, be careful not to submerge any electrical parts. You can either boil it for 10 minutes, soak it in a 10% bleach-water solution for 10 minutes, or put it in the dishwasher if there are no electrical components.

  • Hard Plastics: Use antibacterial soap and water to clean. Never boil.

  • Silicone: Boil for five to ten minutes, then place it on the top rack of your dishwasher and wash with warm water and antibacterial soap. You risk destroying the vibrator mechanism if you boil silicone vibrators.

Porous materials

  • Rubber: Rubber products are permeable and challenging to maintain. Additionally, it's not always known if they include phthalates, which have been proven to be bad for your health. It is advised to use condoms with these kinds of toys because of these reasons.

  • Cyberskin and Vinyl: Soft and porous cyberskin is frequently utilized for dildos. cyberskin and vinyl toys should only be gently hand-washed in warm water. To prevent them from becoming sticky, air dry them and lightly dust them with cornstarch.

  • Nylon: Use a mild antibacterial soap to hand- or machine-wash toys and nylon leashes.

  • Leathers: Use a moist, soapy cloth or leather cleanser to clean anything made of leather. Don't let the leather soak. You can use a leather conditioner to recondition your toy after cleaning. Apply a layer of clear nail paint to prevent tarnish on metal parts.


For the best sex toys on the market see our collection. If you want to ask about the specifications of each of our toys, and the correct way to maintain or clean them, you can contact us at 855-542-6328 during our office hours.

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