Being an adult comes with many responsibilities, like paying your bills, tidying your home, and washing your dishes. It also means cleaning your sex toys , which is fortunately pretty easy as far as chores go. I get it: Sex , whether solo or with a partner, is your time to let the stresses of daily life melt away. If the material is porous, it has tiny holes that can harbor bacteria, fungi, and general gunk, Lisa Finn, a sex educator at the sex toy boutique Babeland , tells SELF.
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You also have to be careful to clean them with products that are good for the material of the toys. A quick lesson: sex toys are made of different materials, and some are made from a material that can harbor bacteria, oils, dirt, etc. Nonporous materials include things like silicone which are often found in typical vibrators , glass, metals, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS plastic a type of hard plastic. Porous materials, the ones that can harbor bacteria and other generally gross things, include rubber, latex, and Sensafirm and UR3 which sometimes makes toys feel like skin. If you keep the packaging, there should be cleaning instructions. Use a mild soap free of any micro-beads, exfoliants, or harsh ingredients. You can try cleaning it with some mild soap and water, but that might not get it completely clean.
How To Properly Clean Your Sex Toys
After reveling in post-climax bliss, it's crucial to clean the device that sent you over the edge. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting a yeast or bacterial infection or even, if you've been sharing with an infected partner, an STD the next time you use it. First, when buying a toy, find out what it's made of, since its material and the presence of a motor will determine how it's washed.
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