While sex toys have the incredible ability to care for your sexual health, who’s looking after them? 

It might not seem that important, but cleaning your sex toys will keep you healthy and ensure you get value out of your money. In this blog, we will go over the different ways you can keep your sex toys clean. Go through each option and see what suggestion best suits your situation.  


How To Clean Your Sex Toys

There are many different ways how to clean your sex toys, however, there is no real right or wrong way as long as your toys are clean and ready for use. Although there are various ways you can keep your toys clean, the main categories are; surface-level cleaning, deep cleaning and cleaning with toy cleaners


Surface Level Cleaning

When you do surface-level cleaning, you’re giving your toys a thorough scrub. While this technique does clean your sex toys and prep them for future use, it does not sterilise or disinfect them. 

Ideally, you would only use this method when you’re the only person using the toys. Here is a list of items you would use when doing a surface-level clean. 

  • Soap
  • Water
  • Microfibre towel or paper towel

Initially, you would wash your toys in soap and water, and then proceed to dry them. The drying process can vary depending on what you have available, as mentioned you can either use a microfiber towel or a paper towel. Alternatively, there is also the option of air drying. But before you begin, it’s always important to know your sex toy cleaning requirements and whether or not it is water safe. If you have a battery-operated sex toy, always remember to take the batteries out before you start cleaning. 


Deep Cleaning 

Now there are many situations where you will need to deep clean your toys. Deep cleaning sex toys involve sanitising and sterilising everything before use or after using it. You would use these methods when removing scent from anal toys when multiple people have used a toy, if sexually transmitted infections are involved or if you want to use a toy both anally and vaginally. Some effective methods include:


Boiling 

Using the boiling method can sterilise silicone, stainless steel, and glass toys. All you need to do is surface clean each toy before placing them in a pot of boiling water. It is also recommended to wrap glass sex toys in a towel to prevent them from being damaged. After keeping them submerged in boiling water for three minutes, you can carefully take them out and let them air dry on a clean towel. Be sure not to rinse them in cold water immediately afterwards as this can lead to your toys breaking or wearing. 


Dishwasher

A lesser-known option that offers deep cleaning in the dishwasher. While you may not be able to kill off 100% of the bacteria or fungi on your toys, you’re able to clean a larger number of sex toys simultaneously. Before you begin, have a look at your dishwasher and see if there is a sanitise function. Place your surface washed sex toys on the top shelf without soap and remove them once the cycle is complete. Please ensure the dishwasher you’re using is not shared with anyone other than your sexual partners. 


Using sex toy cleaning products

While most sex toy cleaner products are designed to sterilise your toys, it’s important to read through the ingredients and know what chemicals are used. Ideally, you want to look for a product with ingredients you’re comfortable putting inside your body. 

There are different instructions for every sex toy cleaning product your use. But they all have a similar process. Before using a sex toys cleaner, you want to surface wash all your toys. Give them a thorough clean and leave them to air dry. Once they are dry, you can spray your sex toy cleaner onto them. Different brands will have alternative methods of application. Make sure you read the instructions for each toy cleaner before using them. 


Why Do You Need To Clean Your Sex Toys?

Cleaning your sex toys will aid in preventing the spread of bacteria and other infections. Taking time to clean your sex toys will aid in keeping them prepped and ready for your next play session. As mentioned above, there are numerous methods available for how to clean your sex toys. It may seem like a waste of time, but keeping you and your partners safe and healthy during playtimes should be a top priority. 


How Often Should You Be Cleaning Your Sex Toys? 

There is no general rule for when and how often you should clean your sex toys. However, experts do recommend cleaning them after you use them. For further precaution, you may also choose to clean your toys before using them as well. If your toys are being used by multiple people, it is recommended that you deep clean each item before and after they’re used. You can also ensure you’re giving your sex toys the best cleaning for them by reading the cleaning instructions recommended in product descriptions. 


How Should You Store Your Sex Toys?

Correctly storing your sex toys will make all the difference in their longevity and is just as important as cleaning them. Always keep them in a safe hygienic area that can be as simple as the box they came with. Be sure to keep them away from direct sunlight when they are stored away. As long as they are kept in a hygienic area after being cleaned, they will be prepped and ready to go whenever you’re in the mood. 


Wild Fantasy’s Sex Toy Cleaners Guide

At Wild Fantasy, we have a fantastic supply of sex toy cleaners that will sterilise and sanitise your collection. While we don’t have too many options, for the time being, we are continuously adding new products to our collections. Below we have listed some of our sex toy cleaners. If you would like to know more about how to clean your sex toys, there are detailed instructions with the cleaners and in our product descriptions. Be sure to read over this information before purchasing. 


 

EasyGlide Toy Cleaner - 150ml
EasyGlide Toy Cleaner - 150ml

 

Our EasyGlide Toy Cleaner is a cleaning agent that is designed for sex toys. Simply spray the solution after washing your sex toys and let the sex toy cleaner do all the hard work for you. Wipe off any excess formula after 3 minutes. Let your toys air dry and safely store them in a hygienic area. Following this process will keep your sex toys ready for the next time you use them. This sex toy cleaner can be used on almost every sex toy type. Just follow the instructions on the packaging for the best possible results. 

 

 

 

 

Satisfyer Foaming Toy Wash 295ml
Satisfyer Foaming Toy Wash 295ml

 

The alcohol free formula of our Satisfyer Foaming Toy Wash is the perfect gentle disinfectant for your toys. Start by washing your sex toys with a mild soap and water. Once the soap has washed away you can thoroughly lather your foaming toy wash. Get into every nook and cranny with the foaming wash and rinse it off. After thoroughly washing your sex toy, you can also choose to spray it with an appropriate disinfectant spray. If you’re looking for more detailed instructions, go to our product description or read the how to clean sex toys information in the product’s packaging. 

 

 

 

 

Ignite Naturally Fresh Toy Cleaner 236ml
Ignite Naturally Fresh Toy Cleaner 236ml

 

Our Ignite Naturally Fresh Toy Cleaner is non toxic, antibacterial, antifungal, and unscented. Much like any other sex toy cleaner, you want to start by cleaning your toys with a combination of soap and water. After you have let your toys air dry, spray your toys with the Naturally Fresh Toy Cleaner until they’re moist. Let your toys sit for a few minutes before you wipe off any excess product. After your toys are cleaned, be sure to store them in a hygienic area so they’re ready for your next play session. Be sure to read the label before use and stop if irritation occurs. 

 

 

 

 

Wet Stuff Toy Cleaner 235g
Wet Stuff Toy Cleaner 235g

 

As one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of hard surface sanitation, our Wet Stuff Toy Cleaner will kill up to 99.95% of germs. As mentioned before, you want to wash your sex toys with a mild soap and water before applying a sex toy cleaner. Wet Stuff recommends spraying the solution onto your toys and leaving it for three minutes before wiping off the excess product. Before personal use, you would want to rinse and wipe your toy with water. Regularly applying the formula will prevent cross contamination and keep your toys clean for when you’re ready to use them. 

 

 

 

 

Lelo Toy Cleaning Spray 60ml
Lelo Toy Cleaning Spray 60ml

 

Our Lelo Toy Cleaning Spray is fast acting, alcohol free and the perfect choice for all your sex toy cleaning needs. Just spray the surface of your sex toys, leave for a few seconds and rinse thoroughly with water. It's a simple and easy way to ensure your sex toys are clean and ready when you are. All you need to do is store them in a hygienic area. Read through the instructions before using it, and make sure you have the best cleaner for your sex toys. 

 

 

 

Why Should You Purchase Sex Toy Cleaners From Wild Fantasy? 

At Wild Fantasy, we source all our products from Australia's leading sex toy suppliers. All our sex toy cleaners are simple and easy to use. Learning how to clean your sex toys can be tedious at first, but once you get the hang of it, it will become second nature. With different options available, it can be hard to narrow down your choices. Have a look at all our sex toy cleaning products and find the perfect product for your toys.