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Cleaning Silicone Toys

August 07, 2022 2 min read

How do you care for silicone toys?

Medical-grade silicone is not porous. If you are unsure, check the manufacturer's website. To clean non-porous Silicone, use a mild soap and warm water. Be sure to wash removable parts separately, if there are any. It can also be put in boiling water if your toy isn't electric or motorized.

Make sure they are cleaned properly. You can also wipe them down with soap and water. Deep cleaning and disinfecting your sex toys is a good idea, and doing it right is even better. If you're using non-electric toys, put them into a pan of boiling water.

Other materials should be disinfected using a purpose-made sex toy disinfectant. Notably, porous materials are inherently very hard to disinfect. Never water down your cleaning routine, so that you could use your toys for your 'internals' without worrying about it spreading anything.

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How often do silicone toys need deep cleaning?

Silicone toys, like any other sex toy, should be cleaned after each use to avoid spreading any unwanted bacteria and parasites that may be lurking in the toy’s shaft, sleeve, or head.

Should you use condoms on silicone dolls?

Whether or not you want to use a condom with a sex doll is more of a personal decision than a professional recommendation. There are a few situations where a condom may be appropriate.

People might consider using condoms with sex dolls that are porous since they are more likely to harbor bacteria than non-porous products. The products like sleeves can degrade over time. If you see any tearing, it's best to replace the sleeve, and you can also use a condom to make sure that there is less chance for the product to be eaten by bacteria.

Storing silicone toys

A silicone sex toy's storage and care are just as important as proper cleaning. It is important to keep your toys in good condition so that they can serve you well. You wouldn't throw your retainer or your toothbrush into your makeup bag, no?

It's a good idea to keep your toys in a box that's easy to open. Storage containers made of glass, Pyrex, and silk bags work well. Some companies make UV storage chambers that help to keep the toys clean.


A silicone toy can quickly turn from pleasure to pain if they aren't cleaned and stored correctly. Before you start cleaning, it's a good idea to read the manufacturer's instructions and find out how to keep the product in tip-top shape. Some sex toys come with their own cleaning products. If you want to avoid a potentially messy cleanup, it's important to learn about how to clean the toy correctly.

Want to know more about caring for your toys? read our article here for general knowledge about Maintaining Sex Toys.