Cleaning your toys 101

Cleaning your toys 101

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to sex toys, and the same goes for cleaning them. You can’t wash and dry everything the same way—it depends on what material they’re made out of.

It’s important to keep sex toys clean so you don’t spread bacteria to yourself or your partner(s). Here at Shagg we suggest an adult toy cleaner (which can be found here) or antibacterial soap and water for all toys, with a few specific instructions for each material.

  • Rubber/jelly: These are porous and can trap a lot of bacteria, so a thorough wash with soap and water or rubber-specific toy cleaner is a must.
  • Silicone: Silicone isn’t porous so a gentle soap and water wash will do.
  • Glass, Pyrex, or stainless steel: Basically the same as silicone. Pyrex can also go in the dishwasher (as long as it’s not battery or electrically operated, of course).
  • Cyberskin, Neoskin, and other skin-like materials: Depending on material, these can be porous so a thorough wash and dry is the way to go. We would also suggest a light coating of cornstarch to keep these toys maintained.