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How to Clean Your Sex Toys (Spices of Lust)

Cleanliness is next to godliness, and when it comes to keeping your sex toys clean, it is an act of god. A mandatory exercise! Because no matter how much pleasure you derive from it, the toy needs to be squeaky clean and ready to use on the go!


So how do we go ahead and keep them clean and sparkling?
This has been a question on our minds for a long time. Please remember, just water will not do, that dildo needs to be germ-free before it touches your nerves. The reason is plain and simple- our bodies, no matter how incredible they are, are a hive for the germs.


Be it the tongue or the vagina, they provide not just the moment of madness but plenty of microorganisms too. While that doesn’t mean the body is a bag full of dirt, the possibility of a bacterial buildup on the toys is for real.


The benefit of regularly cleaning the toys are manifold, it keeps them well serviced and hence the longevity. When they are serviced well, their performance will speak for itself. No woman would want her best rabbit vibrator shut off in the middle of a climax. The idea is to be as careful as possible. While you may want the sex to be dirty, you surely will not want the toys to be dirty too.


The ideal routine is to wash them before every use as well as after the use. Every sex toy comes with cleaning instructions and that needs to be followed. Also, the cleaning instructions vary with the material.

What Cleans What and How?

  • If it is made of silicone, glass, or wood and has a motor attached to it, the best way to get rid of those pestering microbes is with an antibacterial soap. After you have washed it well, wipe it clean with a dry cloth.
  • If it’s silicone, stainless steel, or stone and does not have a motor attached to it, hot water does the trick. Place them under hot water for a full 10 minutes and the results would be fruitful. One can run it through the dishwater too without even need of the soap. The steam will take care of the germs.
  • Leather gives you pleasure. However, it is also an exotic material and needs a lot of attention. The product needs to be wiped with a damp cloth soaked in soap. One can also use a leather cleaner. Friendly advice, never soak the leather. It will lose its texture and softness forever. After it has been cleaned, use a leather conditioner to recondition it. Leather toys have metal parts attached to it. To protect them from rusting, use nail polish. One cleaning hack that has never failed.

However, probably the best way to clean your sex toys are special toy cleaning products, but also not all of them. Antibacterial soaps as well as alcohol that can be found in many sex toy cleaning products can dry out your sex toy. When buying a sex toy cleaner, you should keep an eye on several ingredients. We recommend avoiding alcohol, triclosan, parabens and glycerine as those are harsh chemicals and can be harmful to your body.


In case you’re wondering which one is a good choice, here’s one – Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner, sold by MedAmour. And not only are the ingredients great, but this cleaner does a great job with silicone, glass and stainless steel toys.

Why the fuss?

Sex toys are primarily tools that will be used over the human body and some, a few inches inside. That makes them high precision tools of sorts. Pun apart, before buying a sex toy, remember to check how body safe is it. Or whether the material that has been used to build these toys are safe for the human body.


Materials like jelly, Cyberskin, vinyl and rubber should best be avoided, they are porous and generally difficult to maintain. Porous materials have pockets within their structure that can collect body fluids, which is a conducive environment for germs. That is why, non-porous objects are easy to maintain, and hence they last longer too.


Should you use toys made of said materials, we recommend using condoms. Not only are they almost impossible to clean, but materials like vinyl and rubber can contain dangerous chemicals (phthalates) which are dangerous for your skin. So the best you can do is to stay away.


Nothing works better than boiling. Simply insert the toys into a mug of boiling water and let it take care of all the germs that. Be careful of some toys though. And this is important for the ones which have a motor attached to it, check whether it is detachable. If yes, the battle is won. Separate, splash the part minus the motor into hot water. Take it out and wipe it clean.


Lovemaking is a pleasurable experience and a memorable one too, if everything planned stays on course. However, safety trumps all, and with our how to keep sex toys clean advisory, you can go one notch up and turn it harder.


Spices of Lust is a blog created by Leja and Luka, a couple in their mid-20’s. Initially, Spices of Lust was supposed to be a place to share our journey exploring sexuality, but it evolved to be so much more. Both of them enjoy crafting content related to sex and that is why, their blog is home to many guides, ideas, sex toy reviews, and occasional erotic stories. Since they moved to the US, not even 2 years ago, Spices of Lust gained traction and got picked in Top 100 sex blogs of 2019 as well as Top 10 new blogs of 2019. When they are not taking pictures of dildos or writing about floggers, Luka enjoys cooking and Leja enjoys eating. Find them online @spicesoflust

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These are a Few of My 2019 Favorite Things

We’re coming to the end of the year (AND THE DECADE!), so I thought it would be really fun to make a list of all of the products that I have reviewed and fallen in love with this year. I’ll post the links to the blog posts as well as any affiliate links that might be attached to said product. Enjoy!!

1. Noje Quiver

I picked the Blush Novelties Noje Quiver for my top spot simply because of how surprised I was by it. In the past, I had always said that pinpoint stimulation doesn’t work for me, but this toy proved that statement wrong. I love this product (and how fast it makes me cum!)


Get the Noje Quiver HERE! Plus you’ll receive $10 off your first order AND free shipping on orders over $55 when you use the code PINKSPACELIME!

2. Reece and Rose Mini Massage Wand

The Reece and Rose Mini Massage Wand is a must have for any toy collection. It’s body safe, powerful, and it’s cheap! Reece and Rose makes sure that, no matter who you are, you can always afford to love and pleasure yourself.

3. B-Vibe Rimming

The B-Vibe Rimming Plug Petite is mind blowing! Honestly, there isn’t much else I can say that I didn’t say in my review!


You can find this amazing booty toy at SheVibe!

4. Intimate Earth Green Foaming Cleaner

Intimate Earth Green Foaming Cleanser is a game changer. This stuff has a multitude of uses. You can use it on your toys and its safe enough to use on your skin in your daily routine. It smells so fresh and leaves your toys squeaky clean, naturally!


Get the Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner HERE!

5. Playmate Aftercare Towel

The Play Mate After Care Towel is wonderful! It is so soft and plush, it will never irritate your skin. The amount that even this little towel can absorb is astonishing. Any little mess will be dry in an instant!


Get your own After Care Towel at AnnaRae!

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Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner

This wonderful smelling foaming toy cleanser is my absolute go to when talking about cleaners. We all know that it is super important to keep our toys clean and, for those silicone toys, moisturized. The Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner does it all and much more!!

This cleaner is made of natural, vegan ingredients like tea tree oil and lavender oil. The thing that makes it so special, however, is the company’s signature anti-bacterial, guava bark. The tea tree oil and the lavender oils act as natural moisturizers and they will not disrupt your PH balance. They are also great for a natural anti-inflammatory!

The stuff not found in this product are things like alcohol and triclosan. Alcohol isn’t good for toy cleaners because they can not only dry out your toys, but they can also irritate your skin. Triclosan isn’t used because there have been studies that show that it can alter hormone regulation. While these studies are still being done, Intimate Earth wants to make sure that you are using the safest products you can for your body.

Using this product is super easy. Use it before and after each use of a toy, especially before the first ever use because who knows where its been before it falls into your hands. Simply rinse off the toy with water, squirt a couple of pumps of the foam on to the toy, rub gently, making sure to get it into all the places where bacteria might fester, then rinse off with water. Then you can lightly dry the toy with a towel, or let it air dry.

The reason why I personally love this cleanser is because of my PCOS. You’re probably thinking what does a sex toy cleaner have to do with PCOS? Honestly, it doesn’t, with the exception of the fact that PCOS is a hormone disorder, and this cleanser doesn’t use any hormone disrupting ingredients.

With my PCOS comes the embarrassing facial hair (aka hirsutism). I have to shave my face almost everyday or I start getting a 5 o’clock shadow. For me, specifically, this leaves me feeling very not sexy. I am always very aware of it and if my facial hair gets a little bit too long for my comfort, I spend the day so distracted until I can get to a razor.

I have tried so many products to prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs, etc. When I found this product, I was so happy. Tea tree oil and lavender oil are used in many natural facial moisturizers, so I decided to one day try it as a sort of after shave. It worked! I immediately started seeing a difference. I am getting less ingrown hairs and my face is always super smooth. I cannot express to you how life saving this product is for me.

This is such a wonderful, multi-use product. You can use it for your toys, your body, and your mind. This natural cleanser can be a staple in your bathroom products and in your daily routine. Try it out and let me know if you figure out a new, unique way of using it!


Get the Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner HERE! Plus you’ll receive $10 off your first order AND free shipping on orders over $55 when you use the code PINKSPACELIME!


I purchased this product with my own funds. If you wish to help me purchase more products to review head to my ‘Goodies‘ page or use the link above to purchase this product. If you wish for me to review one or more of your products, contact me! I would love to hear from you!