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Is there a specific way to clean sex toys, because I would find it really disgusting and unhealthy not to clean them properly....thanx!
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It depends on what it is.

If it is somthing than can be fully immersed in water, boiling them is the easiest way to get them clean and sanitary.

Otherwise, simply using hot water on a cloth to wash off the parts that can handle water, then using a safe cleaner (as far as residue and your body) like Simple Green (which I like, it smeels nice, it's organic, and you only need to use a speck of it, after which it wipes clear away) or a castille-based soap works just fine. never clean a sex toy or anything else going into your body with anything toxic, inorganic or chemically antibacterial.

Be sure if you're ever sharing toys that you only share toys which can be boiled or be covered with a barrier like a condom or dam. Since cleansers which are safe to use with your body can't sanitize fully as far as germs go, it's best to only share toys which can be kept or made sanitary.

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Even if you are not sharing your toys, it can be a good idea to use condoms with them to keep you and them all clean and tidy.
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