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How should we Clean Sex Toys?

These Materials actually Harbour Germs so Easily!

How should we Clean Sex Toys?】

How should we Clean Sex Toys?
These Materials actually Harbour Germs so Easily!

Safe sex is very important, but this is not only applied to using a condom. Using clean sex toys is also indispensable. If your toys aren’t clean, would there still be post-sex euphoria? Worse still, there might even be the frustration of infections down there. In serious cases, inflammation and irritation can occur. Apart from hygiene, cleaning your toys regularly is key to their longevity. You wouldn’t want your time spent with your favourite toy to get shortened, would you?

Toys and Self Protection

To lengthen the life span of sex toys and protect ourselves, we can first reduce exposure to potentially damaging materials. It is strongly ill-advised to use alcohol to disinfect the toys, since alcohol erodes the toys’ surface, forming a plethora of pores that cannot be seen by the naked eye. If the toys are originally non-porous, alcohol can make it porous, so bacteria can be easily harboured. The toys would get sticky, and using them repeatedly is a direct route to infection, negatively impacting your sexual organs.

Toys should also avoid contact with any products that involve alcohol, such as skin-care products or perfume, as well as silicone-based lube. These products also erode toys. When you want to use lube with toys, water-based lube is always the best option!

Some Materials Harbour Germs Easily

To understand which toys harbour germs more easily, we can start with understanding the nature of their materials. The materials are divided into two main categories - porous and non-porous. Porous sex toys include those that are made of rubber, latex, TPE and TPR, etc. They have a propensity to harbour germs; Non-porous sex toys include silicone, ABS plastic, metal and glass, etc. It is harder for germs to stick onto the surface.

Using the Right Products and Method to Cleaning Toys

In fact, cleaning our toys is like cleaning our bodies. Using water and soap can suffice. No matter if the toy is porous or non-porous, they need to be cleaned regularly to maintain its clean, germ-free state.

However, why do we have cleaners designed for toys? Didn’t we just say that water and soap is enough? Theoretically, using the right mild soap is fine, but for convenience sake, these sex toy cleaners are made, so that we can use the toys right away after some simple spraying and wiping.

Tip: some brands claim that their sex toy cleaners contain ingredients that sooth the skin, but keep in mind that they do not need to have that effect. The key objective in theory is to kill off germs or viruses without leaving any stain or residue.

Difference between “Disinfection” and “Antibacterial” (Disinfection): Used on hard surfaces. Disinfectants kill bacteria, fungi and viruses.
(Antibacterial): Used on skin. They are active against bacteria, not viruses.


Disinfection can kill microorganisms like germs, bacteria, and viruses. The difference is that it is used on non living surfaces, while antibacterial is used on skin surfaces but cannot kill bacteria or viruses. Instead it hinders growth of only bacteria.

If you want to clean your sex toys, you can try out the “Cleaning Duo” that we recommend.

LELO Premium Cleaning Spray

Cleaning Duo #1

LELO Premium Cleaning Spray

[Product description]

Popular brand Lelo designed this Sex Toy Cleaning Spray that is suitable on surfaces like silicone, metal, plastics, rubber and latex. It is proven that this toy cleaning spray can kill off 99.9% of bacteria. Containing additional antiviral and antifungal properties within a pH balanced formula, this easy-on spray is the safest and most effective choice for all your toy cleaning needs.

[Instructions for use]

- Spray surface of the toy
- Leave for 5 seconds
- Pat clean with a lint-free cloth or towel
Body-safe formula means no need to rinse with water. Avoid contact with eyes and do not swallow.

[Product characteristics]

- body-safe and pH balanced formula
- alcohol-free, silicone-free and paraben-free
- proven antifungal, antimicrobial disinfecting power
- largely water-based
- non-irritating for sensitive skin types


- Volume: 60mL / 2 fl. Oz
- Size: 34mm (diameter) x 103mm. / 1.33 x 4.06 in
- Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium C14-16, Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Poloxamer 184, Decyl Glucoside, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) Flower Extract, Thymol, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethanolamine.
(Imported from Sweden)

Toynary AC01 Diatomaceous Earth Quick Dry Stick

Cleaning Duo #2

Toynary AC01 Diatomaceous Earth Quick Dry Stick

Is it a pain in the ass to dry out your masturbators?
This little remarkable gadget will save you whole lot of time.

[Product Description]

This dry stick by Toynary is made from diatomaceous earth mined from deep mining areas. Diatomaceous earth is a siliceous sedimentary rock that occurs biologically composed of the residues of ancient diatoms, consists of thousands of tiny holes to give it tremendous water-absorbing ability. Simply insert the dry stick into the masturbator and rub gently. The water is immediately absorbed, and the masturbator is dried quickly. By removing the water and moisture, it can inhibit the growth of bacteria inside the masturbator, which can prolong the life of the masturbator and ensure the health of the user.

[Product Features]

- Quick Absorption of Water
- Stick Itself Dries Fast
- Multiple Usage
- Convenient to Use
- Safe Material: Diatomaceous Earth
- Universal Size: It is suitable for strokers, male masturbator cups, and even sex dolls

[Tips for Use]

- The stick is fragile, please take extra caution and use it gently
- Simply insert it into the masturbator and rub gently, the water will be absorbed instantly
- Store it in a dry place

[Product Specifications]

- Material: Diatomaceous Earth
- Length: 157mm
- Diameter: 12mm
- Net Weight: 29g
(Made in China)