Most people think that if they’re not sharing their sex toys, there is no need to clean them. Well, you’re dead wrong. Recurring use of a sex toy will cause bacteria to grow on the surface which can be harmful for your genitals. Frequently cleaning the sex toys will also protect its material and prolong the lifetime of the toy. So, if you’re new to this, we’ll teach you how to make your toys squeaky clean.

First step is to identify the material. Usually, that information is given on the box. But, if you tossed the box, you can still Google the product and check out its material. We’ll list each material and how you can clean it.

Silicone, Glass, Steel and Wood (Motorized)

The motor means that it can’t come in direct contact with water. Use soap or alcohol on a cloth to clean the toy.

Silicone, Pyrex, Steel and Stone (Not Motorized)

These toys are pretty easy to clean. You can just boil them for about 10 minutes to get rid of the bacteria. You can also toss them in the dishwasher and the steam will clean them too.

Cyber Skin

Cyber needs a little bit of soap and warm water to clean it. Too much of either will destroy the material.

Hard Plastic, Elastomer, Thermoplastic and Jelly Rubber

These materials are highly porous and there’s no definitive way to clean them. We advise using a condom if you’re sharing them with someone else or the result would be an STD.