How to Store Sex Toys
Learning the best way to store sex toys isn’t just about making sure no one finds out about them. There are more important reasons why you should learn how to store sex toys – reasons that you’re going to find out all about below.
Not storing your sex toys properly can lead to a risk of infection the next time you use them. It can also cause some of your sex toys to get damaged and lose their functionality entirely.
But fear not, as you can easily avoid all of these issues simply by learning how to store sex toys the right way.
And NO, you don’t need any expensive storage cases that cost more than your entire sex toy collection. Sure, it’s nice to have them if you got the budget, but there are other, more affordable tips as well.
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Storage Bags (And Similar Alternatives)
The main thing that shouldn’t be touching your sex toy when it is stored and not currently in use is another sex toy. However, you don’t have to buy expensive sex toy storage bags to prevent this. There are plenty of cheap alternatives that will do just fine.
In fact, most sex toys today come with their own included storage bags. And, clearly, this is not without a reason.
The worst thing you can do when storing your sex toys is let them touch each other or leave them out in the open without any type of protection.
Why is this bad?
Letting your sex toys come into contact with one another is bad because it can damage some sex toy materials and can also transmit bacteria and other nasties from one sex toy to another.
Additionally, storing them out in the open without protection leaves the toys vulnerable to dust and other harmful airborne particles.
SOLUTION: Always cover your sex toy in their included storage bag. If you don’t have one, you can use some type of envelope that fits, or even a clean sock.
Do Not Store Your Sex Toys Together
If you have only one sex toy, then you can just read the first tip above and you’re basically done. However, if you have at least two sex toys and a full collection, you need to keep reading. As mentioned above, storing bare sex toys together without the protection of a storage bag is harmful – for both you and the sex toys themselves. Alright, you can understand how it’s harmful to you, right?
If one sex toy is not cleaned properly or, even worse, if you share the sex toys with someone, bacteria can get transmitted and grow, possibly causing a harmful infection.
But, how is this bad for the sex toys?
Well, there’s something known as a chemical breakdown. Now, if you give some sex toy materials enough time, they can create chemical reactions that damage the toys’ surface.
In simple terms, the longer you store your sex toys bunched up together without protection, the shorter their lifespan.
SOLUTION: If you don’t have many sex toys, try to store them in separate drawers, boxes, or similar. If you have a bunch of them, you may store them in the same drawer or box but at least put each toy inside a separate storage bag first.
Always Clean Your Sex Toys Before Storing Them
This should be a no-brainer but just in case you forget, you should always, ALWAYS, clean your sex toys after use. This is probably one of the most important things you can do before storing them away until the next time you use them.
It’s immensely important that you do this if you don’t want to ruin the quality of your sex toys or, even worse, risk bacterial infections on your private parts.
Ensure It’s 100% Dry Before Storing It
Remember the chemical reactions we talked about earlier? Well, forgetting to fully dry off your sex toy before putting it away can significantly speed up the harmful chemical reactions process. In turn, this will also shorten the toy’s lifespan by quite a lot.
What’s even worse here is that if the toy is even a little damp, this also increases the growth rate of bacteria on its surface.
SOLUTION: Always check if they are fully dry, never store them in humid places, and never store your sex toys in air-tight seals like plastic bags unless you’re 100% sure they are fully dry.
What If You Don’t Live Alone?
If you live with plenty of people in your home, you probably want to keep your sex toys out of sight. That’s completely understandable. So, how do you hide them while still practicing the safe storage methods we talk about here?
SOLUTION: Your best choices are to either find a really good hiding spot or invest in lockable sex toy cases.
These cases are usually designed to look nothing like sex toy storage cases, so you won’t arouse any suspicion. Additionally, they also come in various shapes and sizes, so you can rest assured knowing that you can fit your entire collection in one or two cases.
So, what have we learned here? When it comes to how or where to store sex toys, the most important things to remember are the following:
- ALWAYS clean your sex toys before storing them
- Never pile up your sex toys in a drawer without covering each of them in storage bags
- Always make sure your sex toys are dry before storing them
- It’s not a bad idea to invest in some affordable and discreet sex toy cases
Remember: Learning how to store sex toys the right way is key for a long sex toy lifespan.