There are plenty of different types of materials that sex toys can be made of. To protect your investment, your safety, and the safety of the people you play with (if you use your toys on them), proper cleaning and maintaining is extremely important. The ideal way to wash your sex toys can vary based on the materials and shapes of the toys. Here are some of the cleaning strategies that people use to clean their toys and keep them ready for phone dating and phone sex. Regardless of whether you are using toys on yourself or others, there are some common washing strategies.
 
The first thing to do is determine what kind of material your sex toy is made of. Some of the cheaper sex toys do not even clarify the material. It is recommended to use toys that are made of body-safe materials, so this is a good idea to look into when you purchase any new toys.
 
Most toys can be washed with mild soap and water unless they have electronics included in them. To be safe, look at the manufacturer's instructions on the toy (or online if you don’t have them) if you want to double check whether you can wash them in mild soap and water. Most waterproof toys, even though they have electronic components in them, can be cleaned with water and soap when put together properly. After this initial washing, many professionals recommend using a toy cleaner to further disinfect your toy and help improve its longevity.
 
For toys that are made out of stainless steel or glass, you should be able to wash them with water and mild soap. Some people choose to boil these toys in hot water to make sure all contaminants are killed. These toys, when cleaned properly, might be toys that you can use on both yourself and others. Keep in mind to clean all crevices and curves of the toy properly. If you are not sure that you can clean the toy in its entirety, use a condom on the toy if you choose to use it with other people. If you decide to boil any of your metal or glass toys, it is a good idea to put them into a cloth bag or sock so that they are not sitting directly on the hot metal of the pot or pan.