Let's talk about something that's often overlooked but oh-so-important: taking care of your sex toys. We all know that a happy toy equals a happy you, so it's time to show your toys some love and often overdue attention. After all, they bring you so much pleasure, it's only fair to return the favour.
So, why is it important to look after your toys?
First things first, let's address the elephant in the room (or should we say, the Kitty Cat in the drawer?). Let's face it, your sex toys are like your best friends. They bring you pleasure, they're always there for you, and they never judge. But just like any good friend, they need a little TLC every now and then. Cleaning your sex toys is not only important for hygiene reasons, but it also helps to prolong their lifespan. Plus, nobody wants to get down and dirty with a dirty toy, right? So, let's dive into the world of sex toy hygiene and learn how to keep your toys squeaky clean.
How do you clean your toys?
When it comes to cleaning your toys, it's all about finding the right balance. You don't want to be too harsh, but you also don't want to be too gentle (we're talking about cleaning here, not dating advice). The best way to clean most toys is to use warm water and a mild, fragrance-free soap. Avoid using anything too abrasive or scented, as it can irritate your delicate bits. And remember, always read the manufacturer's instructions for specific cleaning recommendations.
What about silicone toys?
If you have silicone toys, you're in luck! Silicone is a non-porous material, which means it doesn't absorb bacteria or other nasties. This makes cleaning silicone toys a breeze. You can simply wash them with warm water and mild soap, or use a sex toy cleaner if you prefer. Just remember to dry them thoroughly before storing them away, as moisture can lead to mould or mildew growth.
Tips for cleaning other types of toys?
If you have toys made from other materials, such as glass, metal, or rubber, the cleaning process may vary. Glass and metal toys can be boiled or run through the dishwasher (just make sure to remove any batteries or electronic components first!). Rubber toys, on the other hand, can be a bit trickier to clean. You'll want to avoid using soap and water, as it can cause the material to break down. Instead, opt for a toy cleaner specifically designed for rubber toys.
Storage: Where do your toys sleep?
After a long day (or night) of pleasure, your toys need a cozy place to rest their weary heads. It's important to store them in a clean, dry, and discreet location. Avoid tossing them in a drawer with other random objects (we're looking at you, spare batteries and loose change). Instead, invest in a dedicated storage bag or box to keep them safe and sound. Plus, it adds a touch of mystery and excitement when you open it up for your next play session.
As a take-away storage solution, we love our GFYL Travel Case which keeps your best friends, safe and secure for the journey ahead.
Replace when necessary
As much as we hate to say it, all good things must come to an end—including your beloved toys. Over time, toys can wear out, lose their shape, or become less effective. If you notice any signs of wear and tear, it's time to bid farewell and welcome a new addition to your collection. Think of it as an opportunity to explore new horizons and find a toy that brings you even more pleasure.
So there you have it, folks—a crash course in toy care. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your toys stay in tip-top shape and continue to bring you joy for years to come. Remember, a happy toy is a happy you, so show your toys some love and they'll return the favour in ways you never thought possible. Happy playing!