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How To Clean Anal Toys? Here You’ll Find The Solution

Anal toys are an excellent way to add new dimensions of pleasure and excitement to one’s sexual experiences. It’s important to know how to clean anal toys

While most people are aware of the need to clean their anal toys, not everyone knows the best way to do it.

Educate users on the best practices for cleaning them, to reduce the risk of infection, STIS, skin irritation, and other health problems.

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For Most Anal Sex Toys

First you need to know the material of your sex toy. Different Sex Toy Materials have different cleaning methods. The two types are porous and non-porous, respectively.

Porous materials include rubber, latex, jellies, TEP/TER, and other natural porous materials; non-porous materials include silicone, metal, glass, ABS plastic, etc.

If you are troubled by how to clean your anal toys, read on…

Non-porous Anal Sex Toys

Sex toy lovers and experts agree that non-porous sex toys are safe and easy to clean. A basin of warm water with an antibacterial soap is sufficient for most stains encountered with non-porous sex toys.

Using a dishwasher to clean sex toys is more effective than hand washing. But why spend an hour in the dishwasher when you can do it in a minute. To disinfect a toy, place it in boiling water for three minutes before cleaning it thoroughly.

” Use silicone-free cleaners and lubes if using silicone anal sex toys.” Renee, the founder of Anesidora, told us after her bad experience.

Heat sterilization is not possible with all Glass Anal Toy. Borosilicate glass is heat resistant and can withstand temperatures of up to 600 degrees. It is best to clean calcium-soda glass with warm water since it is more sensitive to temperature.

Use mild soapy water if your anal plugs are gold or silver (I mean if).

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Soap and Water

For regular cleaning, washing your toy with mild antibacterial soap and warm water is sufficient.

Bleaching or Boiling

To achieve a higher level of sanitation, you have two options. Firstly, you can bleach the toy by dipping it into a bleach solution, ensuring one part bleach to ten parts water.

Secondly, you can boil the toy in a large pan of boiling water for thorough sterilization. Note that glass toys may require more cooling time after boiling due to temperature sensitivity.

Boil the silicone or glass anal toy for cleaning
Bleaching the glass butt plug for cleaning

Rinse and Dry

After bleaching or boiling, rinse the toy thoroughly to remove any bleach residue. Allow it to air dry in a well-ventilated room.

Porous Anal Sex Toys

Clean the porous anal toy with warm water and mild soap. Avoid using strong chemical cleaners, as they can damage the toy’s surface and leave behind residue. Rinse the toy thoroughly with warm water to remove any soap residue.

Use a toy cleaner specifically designed for porous toys, or a 10% solution of water and white vinegar. Soak the toy in the solution for 5-10 minutes. Rinse the toys again with warm water to remove any disinfectant residue.

Let the toy air dry completely before storing it. Avoid using towels or cloths to dry the toy, as they can harbor bacteria.

clean Porous anal sex toys or dildos

Soap and water

Wash the toy with warm water and mild antibacterial soap, focusing on the surface.

Rinse thoroughly

Rinse the toy under running water, ensuring all soap residue is removed.

Air dry

Allow the toy to air dry completely in a well-ventilated area for at least 24 hours.


Many sex toys have become smart and technological, which makes many people care about how to clean these electronic components. In the case of non-waterproof smart sex toys, you can wipe them down with a damp cloth instead of placing them directly under the faucet.

 take a damp cloth soaked in warm water and mild antibacterial soap to clean the surface of anal dildo

Use a damp cloth

Since submerging the toy is not an option, take a damp cloth soaked in warm water and mild antibacterial soap.

Scrub the surface

Gently scrub the body of the toy with the damp cloth, ensuring you reach all the nooks and crannies.

Carefully rinse

Rinse the toy by holding it under running water, being cautious not to submerge the electronics.

Air dry

After rinsing, allow the vibrator to air dry completely in a well-ventilated area.

Is It Necessary to Use a Special Sex Toy Detergent or Spray?

The choice of whether to use a special cleaner or not comes down to personal preference and the type of toy material and usage.

Actually, a bar of antiseptic soap is enough to solve most problems of non-porous materials. But if you want extra peace of mind, you can use a specialized toy cleaner or sanitizer that is specifically designed for use with anal sex toys.

For porous materials, such as jellies or rubber, it’s recommended to use a specialized toy detergent or sanitizer, as these materials can trap bacteria and be difficult to thoroughly clean with soap and water alone. Several specialized toy cleaners kill germs and viruses, providing extra protection against infection.

Should Sex Toys Be Cleaned Up Immediately After Use?

After a hearty sex session, few people do the cleaning right away. This is totally OK. You don’t need to clean up those aids immediately after masturbation or sex, after all, the physical exertion after orgasm is really exhausting. But please don’t leave your body fluids toy until the next day, this may cause the fluid to leave marks on the toy’s surface, even smell.

The longer you wait to clean your toy, the more time bacteria have to grow and multiply, making it more difficult to remove them and increasing the risk of infection or skin irritation.

Furthermore, The rectum contains a higher concentration of bacteria compared to other parts of the body, and if left on the toy, these bacteria can easily be transferred to other parts of the body and cause infection.

What Else Do You Need to Know About Anal Sex Toy Cleaning and Storage?

Proper storage of anal sex toys is important to maintain their cleanliness and prolong their lifespan. Here are some tips for storing your anal sex toys:

Store in a dry place: Store your toy in a dry place to prevent mold and bacteria growth. A cool, dry place, such as a closet or dresser drawer, is ideal. Avoid storing the toy in a damp area, such as a bathroom, to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

Consider using a storage bag to protect your toy from dust, lint, and other debris in your closet or drawer. A bag made from a non-porous material, such as nylon or silicone, is best, as it will prevent bacteria buildup.

Keep toys separate: Store your anal sex toys separately from your other toys to prevent cross-contamination. If you have multiple toys, consider using separate storage bags for each toy.

Store away from heat and sunlight: Store your anal sex toy away from sources of heat and direct sunlight, as this can cause damage to some materials, such as silicone.

Here are some tips for storing butt plugs correctly and keeping them in good condition.

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In conclusion, cleaning sex toys is a crucial step in ensuring a safe and enjoyable sexual experience. By following the manufacturer’s instructions, using the right cleaning products, and paying attention to the material, type and usage of the toy, you can keep your toys hygienic and ready for action.

So, next time you use your toy, take the time to clean it properly – your health and satisfaction will thank you!

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