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by Katie Peachesa April 13, 2020 2 min read

How To Keep Your Sex Toys Clean

By Ekaterina Mironova

Whether it’s your favourite vibe, fleshlight or butt plug they should all be cleaned after you have enjoyed them, what’s the best way to keep them in top condition and avoid unhealthy bacteria that could make you ill?

This guide will give you advice on how to clean them as well as how to store them.

How to clean your sex toy

Sex toys are made from a wide variety of materials; plastic, glass, silicone, aluminium, PVC and depending on the shape and texture each require different care.

Ignoring vibrators and Fleshlights, the same method of cleaning can be used on most sex toys. Let’s take a normal silicone dildo for example. You should first apply a generous amount of an antibacterial sex toy cleaner, leave for a few minutes and then rinse under warm water or rub off any residue whilst submerged in warm water with either your hand or a soft cloth.

If you are cleaning anal toys you may wish to use a PH neutral or an antibacterial soap for a more thorough clean and these will avoid you experiencing any irritation the next time you use it.

How to clean your vibrator

It doesn’t matter if it’s a cock ring, rabbit or buttplug if it vibrates you need to take a little more care on how you clean it, but if it’s classed as fully waterproof follow the above cleaning instructions.

If it’s not waterproof remove the batteries and firmly replace the battery compartment screwing it tight. Use a liberal amount of sex toy cleaner before leaving it for a few minutes, rinse using a LITTLE warm water. Do not let water soak into the battery compartment as this can seriously damage your toy. Now leave it to thoroughly dry before replacing the batteries.

How to clean your male masturbator or Fleshlight

After using it, clean as soon as possible this avoids any long term damage. If there isn’t a hard casing to the masturbator spray the outside and entry hole with a generous amount of sex toy cleaner. Leave for a few minutes before using warm water to rinse thoroughly. For Fleshlights remove the outer case and clean separately before cleaning the inner sleeve as above before allowing to dry naturally. You can then apply the Fleshlight Renewing Powder to the inside and top of the sleeve to keep that real feel texture.

Once dry, apply a thin layer of Fleshlight Renewing Powder to the top and inside of your toy to restore that soft, realistic skin texture.


The simple rule is never store your sex toys so they are touching, this avoids them moulding together and damaging each other.

Katie Peachesa
Katie Peachesa

Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.

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