Everyone wants to keep their sex toys squeaky clean and hygienic, and it's really easy with the right technique and cleaning products.
Sex toy cleaning and storage can be the crucial factor in your pleasure products lasting a lifetime or just a few minutes, so read on as Castle Megastore explains how to look after your prized toy collection.
Make sure your sex toys are cleaned before and after you use them to ensure optimum hygiene. The only thing you need for the cleaning process is hot water, a good quality sex toy cleaner and a clean dry towel or kitchen roll.
To clean, give your toys a quick rinse and then spray them with Sex Toy Cleaner. Leave it for 30 seconds or so, and then clean any stubborn areas (such as ridges or nodules) carefully before rinsing all the cleaner off with warm water.
To dry, you can either leave your toy to air dry on sheets of clean kitchen roll or speed up the process by drying with a clean towel.
By cleaning thoroughly and drying your toys completely, you will prevent dust and bacteria build up and keep them looking, feeling and - dare we say it - smelling like new.
DO clean your toys before and after use
DON"T put your sex toys away before they are totally dry
DO use a sex toy cleaner for extra peace of mind
DON"T leave your sex toys on a radiator or next to a heat source to dry
DO remove any batteries and close the battery compartments tightly before cleaning
DON"T store your newly cleaned toys together - please read our guide: How to Store Sex Toys
DO leave your sex toys to air dry thoroughly (laid on kitchen paper is ideal), or dry with a clean towel
Realistic feel sex toys are made from a mix of (usualy trademarked) materials that are formulated to feel as close to real skin as possible. For realistic feel sex toys there's one extra step that will keep it feeling soft and supple instead of sticky.
Sprinkle your toy with cornflour or a renewer powder like the Fleshlight Powder Renewer to counteract that tacky feeling, then ensure the toy is stored separately from any other toys.
To check if your toy is made from realistic feel material and needs special attention, go to the product page on Castle Megastore and double check the material.
Realistic feel materials include: Cyberskin, Fleshlight, Futurotic Plus, LoveClone, Loveskin, Magic Flesh, Realskin, Refined Touch, Sil-A-Gel, Silk Skin, Skin Touch, SoftSkin, SoftTouch, True Skin, UR3 (Ultra Realistic 3.0), Virtual Skin.
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