How to care for your latex sex toys

August 29, 2014

Our toys provide us immense pleasure and can be quite costly. As such we want to protect our erotic assortments as best we can, to care for them and for hygienic reasons.

Here are a few helpful tips to get us started for all kinds of toys:

  1. Make sure your toy is waterproof BEFORE you immerse it in water. Water resistant is NOT water proof and you don’t want to get a nasty surprise the next time you power on your freshly cleaned vibrator.

  2. Store any battery-operated toy without the batteries in it. This will prevent the batteries from wearing down unnecessarily and any possible battery leakage from damaging your toy.

  3. Store all toys separately from each other to avoid any issues of discolouration and melting. You may want to wrap each toy in a breathable fabric so they are not touching.

  4. Store all toys in a cool, dark place such as a drawer or box. Excessive heat or direct sunlight can cause discolouration, melting, or even drying out.

  5. Make sure to take care of your toys and to get the most pleasure use only the best lubricants and talc powder


Latex toys tend to be the heartiest and most durable of toys as well as being one of the best for hygienic reasons. Latex is easy to clean and typically there are are no issues of discolouration. Use only water or silicone based lubes with latex, as oil-based substances will break it down.

We all know the pleasure and silky feel of latex sex toys, but we don’t always have the options to use latex toys for some of our kinkiest ideas. In those cases, please read our list of care instructions specific to the material of your toy.


Silicone is non-porous and easy to clean. Do not use silicone based lube with a silicone toy as it will damage and melt the toy..

Cleaning: Run it through the dishwasher, on the top rack, or boil it for 3-5 minutes to sterilize.


A translucent, soft, and flexible substance that looks like it contains air bubbles. These toys tend to be the cheapest but do not fare very well with usage and are very easy to rip, tear, or otherwise damage.

Cleaning: This material is a non-porous form of rubber that can be cleaned with mild soap and hot water.


Firm, flexible, and often heavy, rubber dildos are porous and often need more care to clean than the average toy. Though they are usually quite durable.

Cleaning: Rubber dildos should always be used with condoms, but can be cleaned with mild soap and water.


This material is soft and supple, and looks and feels remarkably like skin. We recommend heating up any material to ensure the best realistic experience. Simply submerge it in warm water for a few minutes before usage.

Cleaning: Rinse with hot water, or disinfect by putting alcohol onto a cloth and lightly rubbing (avoid soap or harsh detergents); to keep the silky feel, sprinkle with cornstarch or pure talc.


Vinyl toys are light in weight, easy to clean, and come in many different forms and colors. Though, much like jellies these toys are not very durable and can rip and tear easily.

Cleaning: Vinyl products are non-porous, and can be washed with mild soap and hot water.


Glass toys provide the benefit of being able to use a microwave or warm water to increase their temperature, or a freezer to decrease it. But like all glass be careful as this material is brittle and a slip or fall can spell the end of these toys.

Cleaning: Glass toys are non-porous and can be cleaned using warm water and soap.

Always remember to clean your sex toys when sharing with multiple partners or different orifices, and before and after every use. If cleaning seems like too much of a pain and you still want to use your toy with more than one person, you could always just a latex condom (or latex glove, in the case of some large latex sex toys) over your toy and discard the glove or condom when you’re done. Remember to use a new condom each time you switch from one person to the next or from one sexual area to another.