Sex toy Storage

Do you just throw all you’re sex toys in together? If you do then stop! Stop right now.

I use to do that myself many years ago when I was unaware of how the different materials reacted together.

I just flung them all in a storage box under my bed and thought nothing of it until one day when I went to get out a vibrator and found this sticky, melted mess in there instead.

It happened to be a jelly cock ring that had melted, another jelly clitoral vibrator which happened to be next to the cock ring also partly melted. At first I couldn’t understand what had happened until I looked it up. I discovered this is a common occurrence if sex toys are left exposed to each other without protection.

I was fortunate that these two sex toys were not my favourites or had I used them much but I would have been absolutely devastated if they were. That is why I now go to extra measures to protect my sex toys from themselves (it’s like a material warfare in my goody box).

Here is some useful tips you can use on protecting you’re sex toys from each other.

  • Original Packaging

Keeping your sex toys in their original packaging is a quick and cost free way of protecting them from other sex toy materials. I have done so in the past but depending on how much space you have, they can take up a lot of unnecessary room.

  • Storage Bags

Storage bags are the most popular methods of storing your sex toys and my most preferred. They not only protect sex toys from damage but are easy to clean and don’t take up any space. You can buy storage bags from many sex toy shops that sale them at affordable prices.

Or if you are good with the sewing machine then you could make your own with any pattern or fabric of your choice.

  • Socks

A useful tip I once learnt was storing sex toys in socks. Just like a storage bag they take up no room and cost very little.

Once you have found your preferred method of storing you’re sex toys you then need to find a place to put them.

I keep mine in a 40 litre storage box with a lid under my bed, personally I would love a trunk (an old antique one) or even better my own sex toy walk in wardrobe but I don’t think that will be happening just yet.

  • Shoe box

Old shoe boxes are great for storing you’re sex toys in, not only are they easily accessible but how many people are going to snoop in a shoe box? The only problem with using a shoe box is how many sex toys you own. If you have a few then a shoe box will work but if you have a lot then that will be a lot of shoe boxes you will need to have.

  • Storage box

A storage box is my most preferred. They are easy to clean, portable, lightweight and come in a choice of colours and sizes. You can even get some that have locks on them. They are great if you have large quantity of sex toys and not a lot of space in your home.

  • Cases

Suitcases are also great, with different sizes to choose from and always guaranteed a lock attached to them. They unlike a storage box can be more difficult to store depending on how much space you already have available though.

That is just a few useful tips on storing your sex toys but I am sure there are many more. If you know of any then let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading my blog 🙂

Love Vivienne pleasure

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Cleaning your Sex toys

It is always important to make sure you clean your sex toys after every use. Sex toys, if not cleaned can harbour nasty bacteria and not only create infections but can also pass on STD (although this is very low, it is still possible). Plus let’s face it; it’s icky not too.

How you clean you’re sex toys really does depend on the material the sex toy is made of and if it is motorised or not.

Types of materials

Jelly

Jelly sex toys are one of the most porous sex toys and it is preferred due to their porous nature to use a condom with them. To clean this material it is best to use a mild antibacterial soap, warm water and to wash thoroughly. Boiling water is not recommended as it can burn and disfigure you’re sex toy.

Rubber

Like Jelly, rubber sex toys are also porous and can harbour bacteria, it is also recommended to use a condom when in use. Just like jelly material, rubber sex toys should be washed thoroughly with a mild antibacterial soap in warm water. Boiling water is not recommended.

Cyberskin

Also porous, Cyberskin should be washed with warm water only or a sex toy cleaner designed to clean this type of material. Leave to air dry and use a small amount of powder (talc or cornstarch) to keep it silky soft and not go sticky.

Silicone

Being non-porous, this sex toy is simple to clean. Mild antibacterial soap and warm water is all that is needed to clean this product. You can also put it in you’re dishwasher on the top rack (if a motorised toy then avoid this as it can damage the motor).

Metal

Also Non-porous, metal can be used with warm or hot soapy water. It can be boiled for better sterilising or put in the dishwasher too.

Glass

Non-porous, warm or hot water can be used to clean this toy, boiling it will give better results in sterilisation (around 1-3 mins). Just use a mild antibacterial soap to wash over the toy first.

Ceramic

Although non-porous, it is best not to boil this material like glass or metal toys. Instead use warm to hot water with antibacterial soap and wash and rinse.

Wood

Using a mild antibacterial soap and warm water, never use boiling hot water to wash wood, a dishwasher or an abrasive soap can damage the toy. Read the instructions on how to dry from the manufactures as depending on the wood, some need to be air dried or towel dried.

Motorised sex toys

All motorised sex toys should never be submerged into water; even if they are waterproof it is still best not to take that chance. When cleaning a motorised sex toy, always remove the batteries from the toys first.

To clean a motorised sex toy, use warm or hot (depending on the material) soapy water and wash down with a soft cloth. Rinse the cloth well before cleaning the sex toys and be careful around the mains/rechargeable/battery compartments.

Sex toy cleaner

There are products out there that are specifically made to just clean sex toys. These products are a good idea as they are usually safe to use with a certain product/material and also mild enough not to irritate your skin. They also come in a wide range of variety, including sprays, washes and wipes.

Some products that are readily available are;

Lovehoney’s sex toys cleaner 120ml £4.99

Doc Johnson Antibacterial sex toy cleaner spray 118ml £5.99

Pjur Med personal cleansing spray 100ml £9.99

Bondara’s essential sex toy cleaner 150ml £3.99

Lelo sextoy cleaning spray 60ml £6.90

Ann summers Buzz fresh spray 100ml £8.00

Although it is always best to use a sex toy cleaner when cleaning your toys you can use normal soap instead. If you do choose to use soap, make sure that it is a sensitive soap (preferably no parabens), antibacterial and is mild in detergent; always wash of the soap thoroughly after cleaning. Remember this can damage the material though so you are best to stay on the safe side and use a product specially designed in cleaning sex toys.

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Love Vivienne Violet

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Glass dildos

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One of the sex toys I always resort back to is the glass dildo. Glass dildos are not only beautiful but give a completely different sensation compared to silicone or rubber based ones.

So what are the benefits of glass dildos? My first and only concern of the glass dildo was ‘what if it breaks?’ Nobody wants a trip to A&E and especially not for that area but my concerns soon faded when I learnt that they are made of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is 8–10 times stronger than regular glass, it is ISO certified and medically graded making it body safe. Another plus for glass dildos is that they are non-porous, so no nasty germs seeping through. Glass dildos are also easy to clean; they really are the most hygienic sex toy available.

Glass dildos come in all shapes and sizes: you can buy smooth ones, rigid ones, ones that have bubbles on them or swirls. They come in a variety of colours and patterns and they are available not only in dildos but in anal toys and butt plugs.

Using a glass dildo is incredibly easy, by being non-porous you can use any type of lubricant you wish – although I would suggest that for internal uses you should stay clear of flavoured or silicone based lubricants as they may cause discomfort and irritate your sensitive skin.

Glass dildos can be inserted vaginally or anally, they are very rigid giving you perfect penetration for the G-spot and P-spot.

Some of the best ways to use a glass dildo is to freeze them, leave you’re glass dildo in the fridge for a couple of hours or over night and then use the dildo when it is cold enough for you. Ice play is a lot of fun, giving you more of a shock feeling. Another bonus myself and others have found is that after an orgasm I become too sensitive, cold glass dildos actually help de-sensitize and put me in the mood for more fun.

Another way to use a glass dildo and this is my most preferred way is to warm them up. Place the dildo in warm water – not hot water, then after a few minutes take it out and use the dildo in whatever way you please (make sure before you insert the glass dildo that you check the temperature, I usually place the dildo on the crease of my inner elbow, if you find the temperature is fine for you then go ahead but if it feels to hot then let it cool down for a couple of seconds-minutes until it feels comfortable). The warmth of the glass will help engorge the blood vessels more quickly, making you more sensitive and self-lubricate faster.

Glass dildos are also great to use non-heated or frozen, they warm to your bodies own temperature giving you a more realistic feeling of penetration than other dildos.

To clean you’re glass dildo is easy, you can use: sex toy cleaner, antibacterial soap with warm/hot water or even put it in the dishwasher. After your dildo is washed and dried place it in a fabric pouch to protect it from scratches and dirt.

There are many benefits of owning a glass dildo, they are a must have for all sex toy enthusiasts or novices, although they can be more expensive than other dildos on the market they are durable and if treated carefully can last you a lifetime.

 Benefits of glass dildo

  • Borosilicate glass (medically graded, ISO certified).
  • Hygienic.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Long lasting.
  • Suitable for those who are allergic or sensitive to other sextoys.
  • Multi purpose toy.
  • Can be cooled down or heated.

Where can you buy glass dildos? Most sex toy stores now sale glass dildos, over the past couple of years they have become more popular and some stores sale them at reasonable prices.

 Lovehoney.co.uk (UK store)

Lovehoney.com (US store)

Bondara.co.uk

Love Vivienne Violet

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