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How to clean and care for your favorite sex toys

As much as one enjoys the fun and thrill of using sex toys, it is also important that they are taken care of properly both before and after sex.  To prevent infections from lingering bacteria, it is important that they are washed well pre and post the act.

As much as one enjoys the fun and thrill of using sex toys, it is also important that they are taken care of properly both before and after sex.  To prevent infections from lingering bacteria, it is important that they are washed well pre and post the act. It is important to know the material used in manufacturing the sex toy to determine the method of cleaning them. Sex toys are available in various materials and textures such as porous, non-porous like PVC (polyvinyl chloride), silicone, glass, medical-grade stainless steel, and Pyrex. For sex toys made out of silicone, glass, stainless steel, or wood—and if it's motorized, it is recommended to use mild antibacterial soap, warm water, and a damp cloth to wipe the toy clean. The same method can be applied to Cyberskin material too though high use can lead to damage to the toy. Sex toys that are porous in texture such as hard plastic, elastomer, thermoplastic elastomer (TPR), or jelly rubber could contain bacteria after washing with soap and water. Hence, it is advised to use a condom if the sex toy is being used with your partner. Using a condom helps in reducing the risk of infection and transmitting bacteria. A water-based lube to go with it would be perfect for enhancing sexual pleasures. Once the toy is clean, it is vital to dry it off and store it in a case, zipper bag, or silk bag to protect it from other bacteria-laden items. This would ensure that the toy won't gather any irritants that could end up in your body and cause damage. This way, your vibrator won't pick up any irritants that can end up in your body, damage your device, or both. Hygiene practices are vital for sex toys as they are used in close contact with your genitals and carelessness can lead to yeast formation, fungi, bacteria STDs, etc. Always wash your toys before and after sex and especially the first time. You might think it's new and packed and untouched but it isn't what it seems. They aren't sterile so chances of dust and germs on them are likely to even if brand new. It is vital to read the instructions for cleaning the toy, especially that they are water-resistant before dipping them in water. The electrical/battery/motorized ones are the ones that need to be taken care of the most. Drying your toys before storage is very important to get rid of any bacteria or dampness that could enhance the growth of germs and infections caused thereby, by using them. Using any household scented soaps to was can also cause irritation to skin and yeast infections especially since these toys are used in close quarters with the vagina.it is recommended to use mild antibacterial soap and warm water and not any household cleaning products! Vaginas have a natural pH that keeps the vaginal microflora in balance. The ingredients in scented soaps can imbalance your pH level, which can make you more prone to infections Of course, one must be quite careful about cleaning a porous toy, hence to avoid any damage, it is recommended to use a condom every time a porous sex toy is used. The advantages of using a condom are many, needless to say. Regardless of the material, it is important to clean the toy thoroughly and maintain self-hygiene too when using them. For instance, if you have an STD or vaginal infection and if you use the sex toy to masturbate, it is quite obvious that the pathogens that caused the infection will linger on the surface of the toy and continue living there unless washed and taken care of properly. Imagine the damage it would cause if it were to be shared with your partner!!!  Though most of the viruses usually die within hours when out in the open air like HIV and herpes viruses, human papillomavirus, however, has a history of surviving longer. If sex toys are not taken care of properly, you risk eroding the material, messing up its shape, or breaking any battery-operated functions it may have.

As much as one enjoys the fun and thrill of using sex toys, it is also important that they are taken care of properly both before and after sex. 

To prevent infections from lingering bacteria, it is important that they are washed well pre and post the act.

It is important to know the material used in manufacturing the sex toy to determine the method of cleaning them. Sex toys are available in various materials and textures such as porous, non-porous like PVC (polyvinyl chloride), silicone, glass, medical-grade stainless steel, and Pyrex.

For sex toys made out of silicone, glass, stainless steel, or wood—and if it's motorized, it is recommended to use mild antibacterial soap, warm water, and a damp cloth to wipe the toy clean. The same method can be applied to Cyberskin material too though high use can lead to damage to the toy.

Sex toys that are porous in texture such as hard plastic, elastomer, thermoplastic elastomer (TPR), or jelly rubber could contain bacteria after washing with soap and water. Hence, it is advised to use a condom if the sex toy is being used with your partner.

Using a condom helps in reducing the risk of infection and transmitting bacteria. A water-based lube to go with it would be perfect for enhancing sexual pleasures.

Once the toy is clean, it is vital to dry it off and store it in a case, zipper bag, or silk bag to protect it from other bacteria-laden items. This would ensure that the toy won't gather any irritants that could end up in your body and cause damage.

This way, your vibrator won't pick up any irritants that can end up in your body, damage your device, or both.

Hygiene practices are vital for sex toys as they are used in close contact with your genitals and carelessness can lead to yeast formation, fungi, bacteria STDs, etc.

Always wash your toys before and after sex and especially the first time. You might think it's new and packed and untouched but it isn't what it seems. They aren't sterile so chances of dust and germs on them are likely to even if brand new.

It is vital to read the instructions for cleaning the toy, especially that they are water-resistant before dipping them in water. The electrical/battery/motorized ones are the ones that need to be taken care of the most.

Drying your toys before storage is very important to get rid of any bacteria or dampness that could enhance the growth of germs and infections caused thereby, by using them.

Using any household scented soaps to was can also cause irritation to skin and yeast infections especially since these toys are used in close quarters with the vagina.it is recommended to use mild antibacterial soap and warm water and not any household cleaning products! Vaginas have a natural pH that keeps the vaginal microflora in balance. The ingredients in scented soaps can imbalance your pH level, which can make you more prone to infections

Of course, one must be quite careful about cleaning a porous toy, hence to avoid any damage, it is recommended to use a condom every time a porous sex toy is used. The advantages of using a condom are many, needless to say.

Regardless of the material, it is important to clean the toy thoroughly and maintain self-hygiene too when using them. For instance, if you have an STD or vaginal infection and if you use the sex toy to masturbate, it is quite obvious that the pathogens that caused the infection will linger on the surface of the toy and continue living there unless washed and taken care of properly. Imagine the damage it would cause if it were to be shared with your partner!!! 

Though most of the viruses usually die within hours when out in the open air like HIV and herpes viruses, human papillomavirus, however, has a history of surviving longer.

If sex toys are not taken care of properly, you risk eroding the material, messing up its shape, or breaking any battery-operated functions it may have.

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