CLEAN SEX TOYS
People of all sexualities and genders who use sex toys, both for solo sex and sex with others.
Cleaning sex toys reduces the risk of STI transmission between partners. Toys should be cleaned after every use, between vaginal and anus play, and if switching between partners. How you clean your toy will depend on the material the toy is made from. Sex toy cleaning sprays and fluids can be found online.
Toys should be cleaned after every use, between vaginal and anus play, and if switching between partners. Condoms can also be used on sex toys if they are going to be used by several people (use a new condom for each person).
Cleaning sex toys keeps you and your partner/s safe. The vagina and the anus are very sensitive and anything entered in to them must be clean. Cleaning sex toys reduces the risk of STI transmission and UTI contraction.
How you clean your toy depends on the material it's made from.
- Silicone, glass, stainless steel, wood & with a motor/battery: use mild antibacterial soap, like you'd use on your body, and a damp cloth to wipe the toy clean.
- Silicone, Pyrex, stainless steel, stone & without a motor/battery: place in boiling water for 8-10 minutes, or put it in the dishwasher (without any soap or detergent!).
- You can also use sex toy cleaning fluids which you can find online.
real life experiences
"My partner and I use sex toys to add interesting elements to our sex life and to fulfill each other's kinks and fantasies in a fun and consensual setting. After we're done, we use a sex toy cleaner we got off the internet, with warm water and leave to air dry (always funny when someone walks into the bathroom and there's a dildo on the side). This stops any bacteria forming on the toy that can lead to nasty UTIs and means that we can be ready to go again next time we want to use it! Remember though - if a toy has been used in anal play do not use it straight away in vaginal play as this can cause infection! Wash in between or use two different toys." Jasmine she/her