Sex Toy Maintainance
Congratulations on Buying Your New Toy!
To ensure that you and your toy have a long and fulfilling life together, we ask that you follow a few simple precautions. Keep your toy clean, out of the sun, and well away from water. If your toy runs on batteries, don't forget to remove the batteries between use.
How to Clean Your Toy
Keeping your toy clean is one of the most important things you can do.
Clean your toy after each use with a damp cloth and warm, soapy water. Do NOT use harsh cleansers like bleach, although you may wish to use an anti-bacterial solution like a professional toy cleaner (pictured right). Avoid getting any water in or around the battery area, and dry the toy thoroughly before storing it.
Cleansing your toy thoroughly before and after each use will minimize any chances of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or infections. If you believe you have a STD or infection, please consult a physician.
If you share your toy, we strongly recommend that you cover the toy with a condom before applying lubricant, and change the condom when you change users. Never compromise safe sex practices in the heat of the moment.
How to Maintain Battery-Operated Toys
When you clean your toy after using it, make it a habit to take out the batteries. Batteries can leak, and this is one of the biggest killers of toys (after water). If you're not going to be using your toy again for a while, it's doubly important to remove the batteries.
We also recommend using good quality batteries in your toys, as there is nothing worse than running out of buzz when you want the buzz! In our experience, cheap batteries seem to leak faster, and they just don't last the distance.
No matter what kind of toy you own, it's important to maintain a consistent cleaning regimen. The best bet for most toys, including Duo Balls, Dongs, and Strap-ons, is cleaning them with warm soapy water then wiping them with a toy cleaner, drying thoroughly, then storing away from heat and sunlight. If your toy has strings or straps, make sure that you clean those as well.
Leather harnesses can be cleaned with a damp cloth, while nylon harnesses can go in the washing machine.
Rubber and jelly are porous, making them difficult to keep properly sterilized. If possible, cover these toys with a condom before each use, and throw away the condom afterwards. This is especially important if you are sharing your toys or using them for both the vagina and anus. A much better material is silicone, as silicone cocks last much longer than rubber or jelly and can also be boiled for sterilization, which you can not do with rubber or jelly dongs.
We also recommend that you examine your toy before every use to make sure that there are no cracks or fractures, and that it is clean. Some toys attract dust and may need to be cleaned before using.
In the end, it's all just common sense. Practice good hygiene and safe sex, and you and your toy will have a long and fulfilling life together!
What if My Toy is Waterproof?
Even if your toy is advertised as waterproof, its batteries are not waterproof. Sometimes, the battery compartments of so-called "waterproof" toys are not sealed well enough to keep water out. So always make sure that your toy is properly sealed and try to avoid getting the battery compartment wet, if possible. After immersion, dry your toy thoroughly.
Cracks and Fractures
If your toy shows signs of weakness - be it a crack, fracture or just a sharp surface - throw it out! Your safety is not worth the risk.
How to Destroy Your Toy
There are two easy ways to kill a toy: leave it out in the sun or get it wet. Sunlight breaks down most silicon, rubber, and latex compounds, so, if you leave your toy in direct sunlight, you'll hasten its demise.
Also, make sure to keep battery-operated toys away from water. The battery compartments are often not waterproof. If water gets inside the toy or around the motor mechanism, it will cause the toy to corrode and seize.