So that you get the most out of your sex toys, we’ve put together the following care guide. If you follow the advice here, your toys will last you many years!
- When your toy arrives
- What kind of lubricant can you use?
- Can you use silicone lube with silicone sex toys?
- How to clean and sterilise your sex toys
- How to clean your cum tube sex toys
- How to store your sex toys
- What to do if your toy develops a fault?
When your toy arrives
When your order first arrives, we recommend you thoroughly wash your toy with warm soapy water and check for any faults or flaws. In the unlikely event your toy has an imperfection please contact us.
What kind of lubricant can you use?
Our platinum silicone toys are compatible with water, silicone and oil-based lubricants so pick your favourite lube and use that!
Our only advice is that you should avoid buying and using cheap lubricants. Not because they will damage your toy, but because they will probably contain ingredients that are not great for your body.
If you’d like to read more about the safety of lubricants, Felicity at PhallophileReviews.com put together this amazing Lubricant Safety: pH Balance & Osmolality Data Guide
Can you use silicone lube with silicone sex toys?
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about silicone lubricant and silicone toys. There’s a belief that if you use silicone lube with silicone sex toys, this can dissolve or melt the toy. In our experience, this is not true and likely a myth. Therefore, if your toy does develop this sort of fault, please contact us and we’ll arrange for a replacement to be sent out free of charge.
If you’d like to read more about this, the wonderful and knowledgeable SquarePeg came up with a theory that silicone toys dissolving was likely to be related to storing them with vinyl (PVC) toys rather than using them with silicone lubricant:
“It is now generally understood that the chemical softeners found in vinyl toys will dissolve silicone not only when in direct contact, but also when residues are present on surfaces or even in a shared water bath.”
How to clean and sterilise your sex toys
We recommend that after every use, you wash your toy with plain soap and water, then dry it with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.
If you use silicone or grease-based lubricants, you might have to use a stronger detergent to ensure that the lubricant is removed from the surface of the toy.
You can also do one of the following:
- Place your toy in the dishwasher
- Boil your toy in water
- In the unlikely event you have an autoclave (a machine that uses steam under pressure to clean items) - use that
- Soak your toy for 10 minutes in a 10% bleach solution
How to clean your cum tube sex toys
When cleaning a toy with a cum tube, it’s extremely important to clean the silicone cum tube that runs through the middle of the toy. Again, use warm, soapy water or soak your toy for 10 minutes in a 10% bleach solution. We also recommend that you rinse out the cum tube thoroughly after cleaning.
How to store your sex toys
- We recommend that you store your toys in an air-tight plastic box.
- Make sure your toy is cleaned and dry before storing it away.
- Storing your silicone toy with other silicone toys will be fine, however, avoid storing your silicone toy with non-silicone toys (eg. PVC) as they can damage your toy. Also, be careful with sex toys bought from Amazon labelled as ‘silicone’ as it’s our experience that a lot of these toys are made from cheap non-silicone materials that could damage your silicone toys.
What to do if your toy develops a fault
While silicone is extremely strong and durable, we recommend you treat your toy with care. Avoid biting, as this will leave teeth marks and try to keep it away from sharp objects as this could create minor tears. Finally, it might be fun to treat your dildo like 'Stretch-Armstrong' but if your toy has minor tears, this can make it vulnerable to ripping.
In the unlikely event that your toy develops a fault, get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to make it right.