Although most sex toys were not meant to live forever, you can prolong their life with a little care and maintenance. Silicone products can be boiled, submersed in water, or washed in a dishwasher. Clean your products with toy cleaner, alcohol or gentle soap and water after every use. Keep the motor and batteries away from water or alcohol. Store your batteries separately from your toy—this prolongs the life of your battery and ensures your toy doesn’t get fried if the battery leaks. If you’re sharing toys with a partner or using the same toy for both vaginal and anal use, be sure to clean your toy every time you use it. If you don’t want to take the time to clean your toys during love play, use a condom on your toy and change it when you switch partners. We also recommend using a lubricant with all your sex toys, both to help preserve the material and to make the ride smoother, gentler and just a little bit slippery.
Sex Toy Care and Maintenance