Posted on November 17 2015
Sure, we carry the LELO Yva more for gawking than anything, but high-quality sex toys generally do come with a price tag. With proper cleaning and storage, you can make sure you get the longest and best bang for your buck.
Different materials may require different cleaning techniques, so always be sure to read the specific care instructions that come with your product. If you want to use something you may already have on hand, an unscented, mild soap should work. But for a deeper, more thorough cleanse, a toy cleaner is an efficient and effective way to go. Try:
- Afterglow Cleansing Wipes – for something quick to keep on your bedstand
- Intimate Organics Green Foaming Toy Cleaner – for an organic cleanse
- Wicked Cleene Antibacterial Toy Cleaner – for a fragrance-free finish (a personal favorite!)
Remember – always remove batteries from vibrators before cleaning.
If you’re sharing toys, full sterilization is important. Depending on the material, you may be able to boil your toy in water 8-10 minutes or run it through the dishwasher without soap. Some recommend using a bleach-water solution. And of course, there’s always the option to use a condom on your toy to make clean up a breeze and play-time switching easy.
Always remove batteries from battery-operated toys before putting them away. This will not only help to preserve battery life, but also prevent corrosion. If a battery leaks into your toy, it could pose some serious health risks. Also be sure to store your toys individually. Some materials may react to one another, such as silicone on silicone. Many high-end toys will come with a storage bag or case. If you’re looking for your own storage, check out the BMS Lockable Toy Box.
So the next time you’re having fun, remember to pay it forward to your toys – take care of them as much as they take care of you.