5 Best Ways to Clean Silicone Dildo Well

5 best ways to Clean silicone dildo well

No matter who you are and where you live,sex toys like silicone dildos can make your sex life better, more exciting, and usually easier to reach orgasm. You may use them alone or with a partner with a toy like a double-headed dildo, but that means there may be an exchange of body fluids, which is why they should be cleaned carefully and often. What the experts say is true, dirty sex toys can lead to the spread of STDs, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, and various vaginal diseases. We use silicone dildos to give us orgasms, not to bring into the doctor's office. Therefore, it's important to learn how to clean a silicone dildo properly.

 

Basic cleaning

All experts agree that silicone dildos can be handled with simply mild antibacterial soap and warm water, but wash them for at least 20 seconds, as if washing your hands, and dry them with a clean towel. Wet wipes are a terrific tool for basic cleaning if you are not convenient washing your silicone dildo and water is temporarily unavailable. However, we recommend using them in conjunction with other methods to have a deep clean. For silicone dildos with fine lines, veins and grooves, Just like Tentacle ,you can use cotton swabs and soft toothbrushes to clean the dead ends to avoid bacterial residue. Before cleaning with water, check if your silicone dildo is waterproof and has a built-in battery. If the toy is not waterproof, only wipe it with a damp paper towel or washcloth, do not rinse or soak it in water. If the toy is battery-powered, remove the batteries before cleaning. Of course, such cleaning will not cleanse or sterilize bactorials, but if you are the item's sole user, it would enough.

 

 

Sometimes simple cleaning is not enough, the following scenarios apply: Two or more individuals share the silicone dildo. During periods of active yeast, bacteria, or sexually transmitted illnesses, the toy comes into touch with the genitals and may contain related germs. You might insert the same silicone dildo both anally and vaginally (experts recommend using a condom in this case) You intend to get rid of the odor from the silicone dildo.

Deep cleaning:

 

Boiling

Pure silicone dildos can theoretically be sterilized by scalding with boiling water, but not for more than two minutes, otherwise aging will occur. And please do not rinse with cold water immediately after boiling, as extreme temperature changes may affect the material.

Bleaching

A bleach solution can be used to disinfect toys after surface cleaning. Make a bleach solution with 5 teaspoons of household bleach per gallon of water, which is needed to keep the silicone dildo fully invaded in the liquid for about 10 minutes. Ensure that your silicone dildo is watertight before you use it!

 

UV sanitizers

We recommend that you wash or clean silicone dildos with a moist cloth even after they have been used. While UV radiation can destroy germs, it cannot remove human fluids, dirt, or other contaminants. Although UV light is simple to clean, it is pricey and may not be effective for silicone dildos with nooks and crannies.

Dishwashing

It may sounds crazy, but some people would prefer to clean in this manner. Just like any other deep cleaning method after cleaning the surface, place them on the top rack of the dishwasher and run them through the sanitizing cycle. During this period, you should observe the cleaning situation from time to time to avoid accidents. The dishwasher's sanitizing cycle normally reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills 99.99 percent of bacteria but not viruses and fungus, which are particularly resistant to high temperatures. If you share the dishwasher with someone other than your sex partner, this method is not suggested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When should I clean my silicone dildo?

In late 2020, Adam & Eve, America's most trusted provider for adult toys, conducted a poll on how often people clean their toys. Nearly 57 percent of respondents (49 percent of men and 65 percent of women) said they wash their sex toys after each use, while 33 percent of respondents (40 percent of men and 26 percent of women) said they never wash their sex toys.. Nearly 10 percent of respondents (11 percent of males and nearly 9 percent of women) admitted to washing their sex toys on a regular basis.

It may not sound sexy, but cleaning your silicone dildo is essential. And it should be done thoroughly BEFORE & AFTER EVERY USE. If this is not done, the germs left behind can proliferate rapidly, especially after use." And using unclean sex toys can potentially introduce unwanted bacteria or other pathogens—such as fungi—into the vulvar-vaginal environment, which can lead to bacterial vaginosis or cause a urinary tract infection," said sexologist Amanda Morgan, an associate professor-in-residence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

 

How should I store my silicone dildo?

Storing your silicon dildo properly after cleaning them is just as important as how you clean them. If you clean your dildo and then put it in a drawer with other dirty sex toys, it will only absorb germs again. Many sex toys come with fabric bags, boxes or cases in which they can be stored when not in use, but any sealable bag or box will work for silicone dildo. This will keep your toys dust-free and lint-free. Experts recommend storing silicone toys in "something breathable (not plastic)" to reduce odors. Toys should be kept in a cool, dark, dry place, such as a shelf or drawer. Keep toys out of direct sunlight or any place where they can get wet, such as the bathroom.In addition, though these dildos made from solid silicone tend to be extremely durable and long-lasting, a toy should be disposed of if it has any “visible cracks in plastic, acrylic or glass,” according to clinical experts, since these defects can make the toy both dangerous to use and difficult to clean. The same goes for rips or tears in silicone toys.