It is with great pleasure that one must also bear great responsibility! In all seriousness, it is absolutely necessary to thoroughly clean your dildo at home with antibacterial soap or spray before and after each use. If you’ve ever been curious about how to properly clean a dildo, this is the definitive guide on how to do it correctly.
It only takes a few minutes of your time to sanitise your favourite sex toy, but it prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and extends the life of the toy by keeping the surface in excellent condition.
Today, we’ll go over a few of the reasons why it’s important to wash a dildo toy with liquid antibacterial soap, followed by detailed step-by-step instructions on how to properly clean a dildo toy.
How to Clean a Dildo Before Using It for the First Time
This is a topic that is rarely discussed, but I believe it is equally as important to clean a dildo BEFORE inserting it into your body for the first time as it is to clean it after. The reason for this is as follows:
Removes any residual reside that may have remained from the manufacturing process.
In order to keep the material from drying out, some manufacturers sprinkle talcum powder on it. If talc powder is ingested, it can be harmful to the body.
When exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time, some materials may “sweat” during transport to a foreign country. This sticky residue will be removed by washing.
It is not necessary to use Dildo soap to remove talc powder. Warm water running from your faucet, combined with friction from your hand, is all that’s required to get the powder out of your hair. Flush water over the surface and twist your hand in a clockwise direction until the surface feels slick and slippery again.
What is the source of the white talcum powder covering my new Dildo?
Dildos made of delicate materials such as TPE, which are frequently used in hyper realistic dildos, are susceptible to drying out. This results in microtears or tiny holes visible on the surface, which can grow and spread as a result of the process. Following the manufacturing process, it is common practise to apply talcum powder to the surface of the product in order to keep the moisture in during the shipping and storage procedures. When your new dildo arrives at your door, thoroughly clean it with warm running tap water before using it for the first time.
Instructions on How to Clean a Dildo in Step by Step Detail
Run the shaft under hot running water and twist your hand in a circular motion starting at the base and working your way up to the tip to flush lubricant and bodily fluids from the surface.
- Using a sex toy cleaner, spray the entire surface evenly.
- Instead of bar soap, why not use liquid soap? Fill the palm of your hand with a little and spread it across the surface.
- Holding the base in one hand and twisting the shaft with the other, you can create a bubbly lather with your hands.
- Please make sure to twist your thumb and index finger together under the circumcised penis head before proceeding. Get right up to the mushroom’s stem tip!
- Hand-lather the entire surface for 1-2 minutes, working it in a vigorous motion.
- Remove all of the soap by rinsing thoroughly with hot tap water for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- With a lint-free cloth, dry the entire toy from top to bottom. (Why is it lint-free? Paper towels have a tendency to leave dust and fibres stuck to the surface!
- Alternatively, you can allow the item to dry naturally outside. Make certain that it is standing upright so that it can dry completely.
Dishwasher-safe dildos are made of glass or medical-grade silicone. They can be cleaned by placing them on the top rack of your dishwasher. With one exception: If your glass or silicone dildo is equipped with a motor, do not put it in the dishwasher! (In fact, a vibrator that is not waterproof should never be fully submerged in water at any point in its life.) What is the composition of a dildo? That also has an impact on washing techniques, which I’ll go into more detail about later.
Both vaginal and anal dildos should be administered according to the same guidelines. PVC and rubber are very similar in appearance to silicone, and even gel rubber falls into the same category when it comes to washing. For the sake of simplicity, follow these steps on how to clean a dildo no matter what material it is made of.
How to Care for and Maintain a Silicone Dildo
Non-porous, hypoallergenic, and more durable than they appear, silicone dildos are a great choice. The fact that they are non-porous means that they do not require the same level of maintenance as porous ones. While this does not rule out the use of dildo soap, it does mean you will still need to give it a thorough rinse.
The dishwasher or boiling water are two common methods of cleaning these items. Despite the fact that these are both accepted practises, I do not recommend them. Despite the fact that silicone is extremely durable, I have found that putting them in the dishwasher or boiling water degrades the surface over time in my personal experience.
In conclusion, antibacterial soap and water are the most effective methods of cleaning a silicone dildo. It is not necessary to purchase a sex toy cleaner spray containing silicone; instead, regular hand soap will suffice.
How to Keep a Dildo Safe
Storage of sex toys is just as important as cleaning of sex toys. Now that it’s all tidied up and organised, here are some pointers on how to store a dildo to ensure that it stays in tip-top shape for years to come:
Store your dildo in the packaging it came in after it has been cleaned and disinfected. Keeping any adult toy safe and secure in the custom laser cut plastic insert is essential. You’ve literally been given a customised sex toy storage box to keep everything in!
You can wrap the dildo in a soft, lint-free cloth and store it in a drawer or box if you don’t have the original packaging anymore. Make certain that the entire device is securely wrapped. If a silicone surface comes into contact with another silicone surface, the two surfaces may melt together!
Rubber and PVC surfaces do not melt, and this is a good thing. Many toys now contain a hybrid blend of rubber and silicone, so it is always best to keep them away from other children as a precaution. Plastic and glass are the only true exceptions to this rule, as they will not transfer to one another when in contact.
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Understanding the Distinction Between Dildo Cleaners and Antibacterial Soap
“Do I have to purchase sex toy cleaner?” is a question I’m frequently asked. as well as the truthful response: “No.” Additional clarification: these gentle sprays are required for delicate materials; hand soap is appropriate for tougher materials.
So what is the point of offering it as a purchase option in the first place? Why don’t we just use the liquid from the pump bottle that’s next to the sink in our bathroom instead of buying more?
Soaps and hand soaps that are liquid are much more powerful and harsh than sex toy cleaner sprays. Dish soap is even more abrasive. (I strongly advise against cleaning any adult toy with dish soap! )
It goes without saying that Dildos are delicate (with the obvious exception of plastic). Plastic is a tough material). If your plaything has an ultra realistic feel to it, or if the skin on it is soft to the touch, it is actually quite delicate when compared to real human skin in terms of durability.
However, stronger cleaners will have a negative impact on any supple surface, regardless of how gentle they are. They will cause it to dry out, resulting in micro cracks or tears that will evenly grow and spread throughout the toy, causing it to become unusable.
- Dildos that can be cleaned with regular hand soap include the following:
- Rubber that is firm
- Silicone that has been approved for medical use (hard to the touch)
These are some of the dildos that should be cleaned with sex toy spray:
- Ultra Skin is a type of skin that is extremely smooth and has a high level of hydration.
- Rubber that is pliable
- a gel or a jelly
- Silicone with a realistic feel (soft to the touch)