So you did it: you bought yourself some sex toys. Now what? Well, beyond having a personal pleasure party, you need to know how to take care of girls sex toys. After all, cleanliness is next to Godliness, and goodness knows that sex can and should be dirty—but the toys should not be! Here are some basics about keeping sex toys for girls in good, clean shape, according to their material.
Keeping Sex Toys for Girls Safe and Clean
Womens sex toys are going to get dirty. No, not in the usual way, unless you’re into masturbating in the mud, but they can become breeding grounds for bacteria, fungi, and even can become temporary housing for sexually transmitted diseases. Basic hygiene for sex toys for girls is to not share (unless you slip a condom on it first), and to clean and/or sterilize your toys. Every kind of material that female sex toys are made of is different. Here is how to keep them clean.
Silicone is a very good choice for female masturbation toys. It’s soft, smooth, is hypoallergenic, warms easily, and cleans up well. Silicone is non-porous, which means it won’t absorb bodily fluids like some other materials, so it can be washed with some regular soap, although antibacterial formulas are even better. They can stand up to higher temperatures too, so for an occasional heat sterilization, slip your silicone (non-battery or electric-powered) toys into the dishwasher. Just remember to take it out before you ask anyone to empty the dishwasher! Another caveat about silicone toys is to not use them along with silicone-based lubes. This will turn the whole thing into a gooey mess that is not fun at all, and your silicone playthings will be ruined forever.
Jelly toys: Jelly toys are especially popular with those of us who are watching their pennies. The main drawback to jelly is the fact that it's porous which means that using soap or any other cleaning agent is not recommended. a simple wash down with water water is all that is needed for this material.
Jelly rubber or latex rubber is that soft, pliable material used in so many of the cheaper sex toys for girls. Jelly rubber is cheap to make and so it’s cheap to buy. The biggest problem with jelly rubber sex toys is that the material is porous, so it will absorb bodily fluids. Don’t ever share jelly toys, because you never know if they sterilized their toy well, if at all. You can’t use soap and water, but warm water will do. It’s also a good idea to slip a condom on a jelly rubber toy to keep it from getting marked up or covered in fuzz or dust, if you leave it long in the drawer! Another problem with jelly toys is that they can sometimes have high levels of phthalates, which are potentially dangerous chemicals that cause health problems in some people. Check the label and make sure your jelly buddy is phthalate-free.
Female sex toys made of latex rubber are fun, but some people develop a latex allergy with frequent usage. Latex is also porous and can only be cleaned with warm, soapy water, not alcohol or disinfectant. When you use lube, only use a water-based formula on latex toys, because oil-based lubes would mar the surface and break down the latex. Don’t share latex sex toys, either, to decrease exposure to transmittable diseases and infections.
Hard and more pliable plastic female masturbation toys are usually found in battery-operated stimulators. It can be cleaned with alcohol or disinfectant, because it is completely non-porous—just remember to clean it well before you plan on indulging yourself, because alcohol residue could cause some serious pain in the sensitive skin downstairs! The newest entry into the womens sex toys materials field is Cyber Skin. This substance is completely synthetic but it feels soft and pliable like human skin. It is pretty expensive, so take care of these toys. Use hot soapy water to clean them, but don’t boil them, because the material can melt. Don’t use oil-based lubricants on Cyber Skin toys.