First, it is important to understand that uncleaned toys can transmit STD’s and viruses. If you have any kind of vaginatis or other medical problem, you can end up re-infecting yourself if you do not keep anything that comes in contact with your body absolutely clean and germ free. Adult Toys and other aids will last a lot longer if they are maintained properly. Here are some things you need to know about their care and maintenance.
Anything you purchase should first be inspected to make sure there are no rough edges. This is especially true of anything that is plastic. If you find a rough seam it can easily be smoothed down with a nail file. If there are instructions, make sure you read the manufacturers directions and any tips they have about care and storage. If the product is rubber you will probably want to let it air out so that any of the plastic odors will dissipate. Always clean anything new before you use the product. How you clean it will depend on the materials that the product is manufactured from.
All Toy Usage
If you are going to share toys or use the same toy vaginally and anally, the most reliable way to prevent the spread of any disease is to use a condom. Using a condom prevents having to interrupt to wash up and also will substantially reduce the risk of transmission.
Antibacterial soap and warm water is a must for cleaning toys. Any toy has come in contact with blood, should be washed in soap and water and then soaked in a solution of one part household bleach to nine parts water. Remember to rinse well in clear water after to remove any of the cleaning residue. There are also several commercial adult toy cleaning solutions that can be purchased that have been specially formulated to kill all bacteria and germs but preserve the life of the toys.
Cyberskin is extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following use with warm water and stored in a clean dry place. Be sure to read the manufacturers instruction on how to care for these products.
Silicone is a very durable material so it can be easily cleaned with soap and water, boiling to disinfect will not harm it and it can even be placed on the top rack of the dishwasher. Do make sure that the entire product is silicone and that safe to use.