The most common SEX TOY questions.

As the owner of this site, I get many questions all the time.

The usual questions are kind of obvious.

Will this fit my cock?

How does it feel to use a masturbator?

Do enlargers work?

How to wear a cock ring?

But the most common questions are more surprising but non the less very pertinent and very important.

So I thought I would do my best to cover these questions.

Each question will be covered in other blogs so be sure to check back for updates.

As always I would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions too.

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How do I look after and store my sex toys?

Incredibly Useful Tips Everyone With Sex Toys Should Know

Sex toys are awesome and an excellent addition to your sex life, both solo and with a partner. But sex toys also become a lot less awesome if you don't care for them properly.

Not washing your toy, using the wrong lube, or storing it incorrectly can all lead to problems, whether that's a shorter life span or distortion of your toy or a risk of an infection for you.

Wash your toys after every use.

Yep, even if you're only using it on yourself and not sharing with a partner. Toys that are washed every time last longer. If you don't, the material can degrade or become discolored. That, and if an unwashed toy is stored with other toys, it can contaminate them with bacteria.

As an optional precaution you could also wash your toys before use too.

As far as choosing the right soap goes. A mild unscented option is fine. Antibacterial is not necessary and can leave a residue on your toys.

If you need to be discreet and don't want to be carrying your toys to the bathroom a special toy cleaner can be used. This will keep things nice and clean and sanitary.

Needless to say anything with batteries, that vibrates in any way or has a plug on it should not be put in water. Some toys are waterproof so make sure yours is.

Obviously, the world of sex toys is vast and varied, so this article is concentrating mostly on vibrators, dildos, plugs, beads...basically anything that can go inside you.

Toys come in a ton of different materials, but can be divided into two categories: porous and nonporous. Nonporous toys are ones that can be safely shared because their surfaces are impenetrable by bacteria — common nonporous materials are glass, Pyrex, silicone, and stainless steel. Porous toys, on the other hand, are made from materials like hard plastic, cyberskin, elastomer, jelly rubber, nylon, and neoprene, and are more absorbent.

Here's how to clean your nonporous toys.

Silicone: Wash with soap and water or place it in the top rack of your dishwasher. You can also put it in boiling water for 10 minutes to disinfect it.

Glass: Wash with soap and water, and don't expose it to extreme temperatures (like in the dishwasher), to avoid warping.

Pyrex: Pyrex is basically heat-resistant glass, so it can be boiled, put in the dishwasher, or washed by hand.

Stainless steel: Boil for 10 minutes, soak in bleach and water (then make sure to RINSE THOROUGHLY), or wash in the dishwasher.

 

Here's how to clean your porous toys.

Porous materials are more sensitive to temperature and prone to warping, so most should be washed the same way: with soap and warm water, either in the sink or with a soapy washcloth. Nylon toys are the exception, which can be machine washed.

Again, porous materials are hard plastic, cyberskin, nylon, neoprene, jelly rubber, vinyl and soft vinyl, acrylic, elastomer, and leather.

 

Make sure you're using the right lube.

Don't use silicone- or oil-based lubes with silicone toys, because it will stick to the material and break down the surface of your toy. Go with water-based or hybrid lube instead — but still always make sure to wash it off afterward (but you're already doing that anyway, right?).

Use a condom with your porous toys.

Some porous toys can't be completely disinfected, so you should always use a condom when using it with a partner. If you're only using your toy on yourself, you should be fine as long as you wash it after every use.

There is an exception to this, though — Some suggest always using a condom if your toy is made of jelly, since jelly toys contain potentially dangerous chemicals called phthalates. Granted, there's not conclusive information on the health effects of them, but better safe than sorry.

Always check to make sure your waterproof vibrators are still safe to use.

If the little rubber plug or O-ring that covers the battery compartment of your toy is missing, loose, or broken, no more shower fun for you. Sorry! That thing is no longer waterproof.

 

Look out for any irregularities that might signal it's time to throw out your toy.

Sadly, even the best sex toys don't last forever. "If the motor gets louder, it's a sign that the toy is getting to the end or if the charge isn't lasting as long,". Also look out for seams coming apart or pockmarks in your silicone toys, since that means it's no longer nonporous. RIP

The most common SEX TOY questions.

Don't just toss them in your bedside drawer and call it a day.

 

Who knows what dust, food crumbs, and other junk is lurking in there? I suggest storing your toys wrapped in cloth or in a cloth bag (luckily, many toys come with their own dust bags, so don't throw them out). Once you do that, your drawer is totally fine.

 

Take the batteries out of your vibrator when you're not using it.

Leaving the batteries in can actually corrode the toy and drain the battery life, since they're conducting at a low charge when in the toy. And there's nothing sadder than the halfhearted buzz of a vibrator on low batteries.

 

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