To help you have the most fun with your sex toy, we recommend following these 10 simple care guidelines:
1. Clean it
Clean your sex toy before and after use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually involves washing it with warm water and mild soap or a sex toy cleaner.
2. Respect the power source
If your sex toy is rechargeable, fully charge it before first use. Do not use the toy while it is charging. If your sex toy is battery-operated, use good quality batteries and remove them when your toy is not in use.
3. Choose toy-compatible lubricant
Ensure lubricant used with your sex toy is compatible with its material. Water-based lubricant is generally the safest option. Avoid silicone-based lubricant with silicone sex toys because it can damage the material.
4. Use as intended
Only use your sex toy as intended by the manufacturer. This means only transferring the same toy from vagina to anus or anus to vagina if it is designed for that purpose. Thoroughly clean your toy before it penetrates a different entry.
5. Don’t force it
Never use your sex toy on areas that are sore, inflamed, swollen, cut or injured, or with an unwilling partner. Stop using your sex toy if you or your partner experience pain, discomfort or other concerns.
6. Take your time
Use your sex toy at your own pace, experiencing different sensations and intensities when you and any partner are ready.
7. Practise water safety
If your sex toy is not waterproof, never submerge it in water or use it in the shower, bath, pool or spa. If your toy is battery-operated, ensure no water gets in the battery compartment.
8. Store appropriately
Ensure your sex toy is completely dry before storing it in a safe, cool, dark place. Sex toys made from jelly rubber, realistic feel materials, TPE, TPR, latex or PVC should be stored without touching any other toys to prevent damage to the materials or colour transfer.
9. Perform maintenance
Regularly check your sex toy for signs of wear and replace as necessary.
10. Have fun!
Using sex toys is meant to be fun. Choose toys that you and any partner are comfortable with as you take your journey from beginner to advanced sex toy play.
We all want to keep our sex toys clean and it’s easier than you might think.
To clean your vibrator, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions as different methods may be required depending on its construction and features.
Generally, it’s good practice to clean your vibrator before and after use by rinsing with warm water and mild soap or applying a sex toy cleaner. Don’t submerge your sex toy in water if it’s not waterproof.
Let your vibrator air dry or gently pat with a lint-free cloth. Ensure your vibrator is completely dry before storing.
No one wants their favourite sex toy to wear out faster than it should.
To maintain your vibrator, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions as different practices may be required depending on its construction and features.
Generally, however, you can maintain your vibrator by cleaning it regularly, using it only for its intended purpose and storing it somewhere safe, cool, dry and dark. For dust protection, place your sex toy in a fabric pouch, drawer or storage case.
Use the travel-lock on your vibrator if available to prevent it from accidentally turning on and remaining at speed, which could affect the motor. If your vibrator does not have this feature and is battery powered, remove the batteries but store them with your sex toy for easy access later.
We all want to get the most out of our favourite sex toys.
You can extend the life of your vibrator by following the manufacturer’s use and care guidelines.
Let your vibrator dry naturally or gently pat with a lint-free cloth. Make sure your sex toy is completely dry before storing.
Regularly check your vibrator for damage, such as cracks, splinters, rips and chips, and ensure the power supply – battery or cable – is in good working order. Make any necessary replacements or send the vibrator into retirement.
If you have problems with your vibrator, contact the place of purchase or manufacturer for support. In addition to your consumer rights, some vibrators come with warranties and guarantees and you may be able to complete a claim.