Not washing your toy, using the wrong lube, or storing it incorrectly can all lead to problems, whether that's a shorter life span or distortion of your toy or a risk of an infection for you. Which, no thanks. BuzzFeed Life talked to Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland and co-author of Moregasm: Babeland's Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex , for her best tips for keeping your sex toys safe, in good shape, and running as long as possible. A quick note: Many sex toys come with cleaning instructions, so make sure to look out for anything unique to your toy that these tips might not cover. Yep, even if you're only using it on yourself and not sharing with a partner.
What’s the Best Way to Store Sex Toys in Your Bedroom?
One thing that you might gloss over, however, is sex toy storage. Many of us myself included are guilty of throwing all of our sex toys into a plastic bag, stuffing them under our bed, and thinking nothing of it until sexy time rolls back around. Damage As Anabelle Knight from LoveHoney explains , certain sex toys can become damaged if they are not stored properly. The toys can also become discolored and bacteria-laden too… ew. Sex toys should not touch in storage.
Or do you prefer to keep your private life private and hide your toys away? I keep my sex toys in any random box. But one time I had to quickly hide [a sex toy] in a pillowcase as it was on my bed and I forgot I had a friend coming over to stay.