Sunday, June 26, 2022
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Maintenance Tips for Sex Toys

If you already own sex toys or you are starting your foray into the world of sex toys, you need to understand how to maintain them and make sure they are safe for continuous use. These are used on sensitive areas of the body so you need to be sure of the cleanliness and hygiene to ensure there is no risk of infection.

You need to select a quality product when purchasing adult toys. This means not just going by the cost of the product. A good quality toy can last you for many years and you will not need to go through the hassle of replacing it early. But with a cheap toy, early replacement is a risk that you will need to take. There are sex toys that come with so many different sensations and settings that owning one can be the same as owning several different toys. So spending a sufficient amount of money on a toy that provides great sensations and will last a long time can be considered an investment. This is something that will enrich your sex life and it will bring you and your partner closer together. If you are using it on your own, you will be able to discover your pleasure points and understand your body intimately. You will also have more assurance on the reliability of the product with something that has a high quality.

Cleaning sex toys often is a must as failure to do so can result in the growth of bacteria on the toy. In addition to proper cleaning, you need to dry them well. It is always best to check the manufacturer’s instructions on proper cleaning so that you know whether there are certain things you cannot use on the toy. You need to clean the toys before and after each use. Use antibacterial soap and water to clean the toy and you can simply air dry it so that no lint will stick to it. You can also find body-safe toy cleaners in many stores that specialise in sex toys. But you need to be careful when you buy sex toys as well. You have to consider the material of the toy and whether it is regulated according to safety. Some materials that you can select which can be safely used are stainless steel, silicone and borosilicate glass. These are non-porous materials that can be easily cleaned.

If your toy is not waterproof, you can’t submerge it when you clean it. And you should always remove batteries before you clean the toy. Non-porous materials are recommended if you are looking for something with low maintenance. There are different types of lubricants as well so you need to understand the right one to use on the toy. Silicone lubricant is great for toys with latex but it cannot be used with silicone toys as it can damage them. You can only use water-based lubricants if your toy is made out of silicone. For health reasons, it is best to avoid lubricants that are made with parabens and glycerin.

Emer Richards
the authorEmer Richards