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The Dos and Don'ts of Sex Toy Maintenance

Sex toys have become a part of everyday life for many, no matter what their gender, age, or sexual preference is. Although sex toys are mostly simple to use, there’s a difference on how sex toys should be maintained.

In this article, we’ll talk about the do’s and don’ts of sex toy maintenance, and we’ll share the best practices on how you can maintain your sex toys and keep them in ideal condition for the longest time. This will be especially important for those who have a sex toy box subscription because different toys require different types of maintenance.

The Importance Of Maintaining Sex Toys

More couples are turning to an adult toy subscription box, not just to improve their sex toy collection, but to experience new things. What most people don’t realize is the fact that all sex toys require maintenance, not for one, but for many reasons.

The first reason why it’s important to maintain sex toys regularly is hygiene. Regular maintenance will prevent harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens from building up on the sex toys. Although a couples sex box contains toys that are smooth and made from body-safe materials, all these materials are susceptible to growing different pathogens and require special care with specifically designed washes.

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Properly cleaning sex toys will also help in keeping you healthy. When dealing with sensitive items such as sex toys that get in touch with your most private parts, it’s essential to keep them clean in order to stay healthy. 

Aside from making sure you and your partner are safe when using sex toys, proper maintenance also affects the longevity of your sex toys. Whether you get sex toys on your own or you have a pleasure box full of premium quality items delivered to your door, maintaining them properly will allow you to enjoy them for a much longer time period. 

The Do’s of Sex Toy Maintenance

Whether you buy each item specifically to enhance your sex toy collection or you have a sex toy subscription box that adds exciting toys to the mix, there are a few things you need to do that are considered the do’s of sex toy maintenance. 

The first and most important thing when it comes to sex toy maintenance is proper cleaning before and after use. You and your partner's health should always be your top priority, and you can ensure you're both safe if you properly clean all the sex toys from your sex toy collection regularly. For this, you'll need to use a specific sex toy cleaner that won't affect the toys negatively in terms of material wear. 

Storing sex toys accordingly should also be one of your priorities. Depending on the material the toys are made of, they could react to being exposed to light or heat.

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Aside from this, it can be really embarrassing if someone stumbles upon your sex toy collection who shouldn't see it. This is why it's advised to keep your sex toys hidden in a dry and dark place such as a closet. 

Most importantly, take the time once you get your adult toy box delivered to carefully read the user manuals. This is where you'll find all the information regarding proper maintenance and storage. In some cases, user manuals contain essential information that will help you get the most out of every sex toy you get. 

The Don’ts of Sex Toy Maintenance

Just like there are certain things you need to do on a regular basis to keep your pleasure box in the best condition possible, there are also things that you shouldn’t do when it comes to sex toy maintenance.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to sex toy maintenance is using improper agents for cleaning your adult mystery box items. There have been countless cases where people used dish soap or other harsh chemicals for cleaning their sex toys, which can, in turn, completely ruin a perfectly good sex toy. There are cleaning agents specifically made for cleaning sex toys that don’t contain ingredients that can ruin the often sensitive materials sex toys are made from. 

Another thing people do incorrectly when cleaning their sex toys is that they use extremely hot or even boiling water to completely disinfect their sex toys. Although this sounds good in theory, boiling or even just hot water can melt sex toys made from TPE or silicone. Keep in mind that these products aren't made to be cleaned with hot water, but rather with an according cleaning agent and warm water. 

Lastly, some items you find in a sex toy subscription box include batteries, which aren't meant to get wet. If you're not sure how you should maintain these sex toys, make sure to carefully read the user manual. Unfortunately, if any of the electronic parts of a sex toy get wet, it’s likely that they’ll stop working, and instead of enjoying the amazing sense of vibration, all you’ll have is a still toy that you can use as a dildo, or not at all.


There are a number of ways individuals and couples can acquire sex toys. Today, almost every sex toy supplier offers online orders and discreet shipping, but there are also sex toy subscription services that send out a number of premium sex toys for a more affordable price. Subscribers can’t choose which items they’ll get in the adult mystery box, but that makes it all that more exciting.

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What’s common for both options is that people get instruction manuals for all the toys they buy. Out of excitement, people often forget to read these, and they usually make the mistake of using inappropriate cleaning agents, or they don’t maintain their sex toys properly.

We’ve covered some of the most common dos and don’ts of sex toy maintenance so you’d know how to get the most out of them, and so you could enjoy them for as long as possible!

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