Toy Cleaning and Maintenance

Toy Cleaning and Maintenance

Taking good care of your new toy is essential to keep you safe and to keep it in top condition…here are some tips for cleaning, storing and maintaining your toy so it brings you joy for a long time to come.

Cleaning

  • It’s vital for the health and safety of yourself and your toy to give it good wash as soon as possible after every use. We recommend the use of a specialized toy cleaner to keep your toy squeaky clean, in great condition and to protect you from infection.
  • Unscented baby wipes are great to have on hand, especially for toys that cannot be submerged in water, e.g., mains powered wands. Simply wipe down the surface and then spray it with toy cleaner.
  • For toys with creases and grooves, having a dedicated nail brush on hand can help you clean those tricky bits.
  • For insertable toys made of a porous material such as thermo-plastic or jelly rubber, consider using a condom each time you use it to ensure it doesn’t retain any nasty germs, stains or odours.

Storage

  • Make sure your toy is clean and completely dry before putting it away. Store your toys somewhere dry, dust and lint free and out of direct light. The original packaging works well but fabric or satin bags are a great choice to keep your toy safe and away from prying eyes.
  • It’s fine to store silicone, glass and metal toys together but it’s best to avoid storing toys of other types of plastic separately.

General Toy Maintenance

  • Over time, plastic toys, especially masturbators, can begin to lose their softness. Don’t despair, we stock renewing powder to revitalize them! A thin coating of the cornstarch based powder will make them supple again and help prolong their life.
  • Be careful with which lube you use with your plastic based toy. Water-based lubes are a safe bet but most silicone and oil based lubes can seriously damage the coating of the toy so it’s best to check the label before use.

Battery and Rechargeable Toy Maintenance

  • You might be tempted to rip open the packaging and take your new rechargeable toy for a spin but we recommend giving it a full charge before the first use to help prolong the life of the battery.
  • Another great way to extend the battery life of your rechargeable toy is to let the battery run down completely before recharging and disconnecting the charger as soon as it’s fully charged.
  • For battery operated toys, it’s a good idea to regularly check to make sure the battery terminals are clean, dry and aren’t corroded. If you’re not using the toy for a while, remove the batteries to prevent them draining or potentially leaking.