People often wonder about the easiest and safest way to keep their anal toys clean and odor-free. Here, we will look at some of the tricks that may help you along the way.
Anal Can Be Dirty
One of the first things you need to understand is that anal sex can be quite dirty in every sense of the word. Failing to properly clean your butt can result in feces appearing during intercourse. Even if you are rather careful while cleaning yourself, there is a chance that it will happen anyway.
Of course, many people believe that anal is a lot messier than it is. That’s not true. It might get messy, but you need to understand that feces are located in the upper bowel and not in your butt.
How Your Butt Plug Catches Odor
There are numerous reasons why your butt plug might catch odor. Among the things you need to consider is the material used for the toy. Is it a silicone or stainless steel toy? The material plays an important role in the smell for a simple reason — cleaning.
To avoid your toy smelling bad, you need to clean sex toys properly. Based on the material, you will have different options. But that is just one step of the process.
Oils from the body combined with other fluids and toy material can create an interesting reaction, and it’s often not the best smelling one. Needless to say, having a toy that smells bad is hardly a motivator for butt play, and you will need to ensure that everything is good before you can start wearing a butt plug.
What Can You Do About It?
Since toys are not designed for single-use, there must be something you could do to avoid this problem. If you follow our steps, you will lower the possibility of your toys becoming smelly or harmful to your health.
The most important thing about sex toys is to ensure that they are clean and that your hygiene is your number one priority. But you won’t need to worry about this if you follow our guide and stick to the tips we have in store for you.
Cleaning your toys is just one step of the process or sex toy care, and you need to ensure that they are properly stored once you’re done with them. It won’t do you any good to have the cleanest toy in the world and just leave it there in the open. Our rooms are full of dust particles, dirt, and if you have pets, it is a major health risk.
That means you need to find a place where you can leave toys until next time. That can be a box, a drawer, or any other safe and dry place you can clean. Needless to say, leaving sex toys around your house can be embarrassing if you have an unexpected visit — especially from your family members.
So, try to think of the place where you can keep toys out of sight while enabling them to remain clean and ready for next use. Avoid using bags or anything else that will keep your toy sticky and allow it to capture the odor.
Clean It Before It’s Too Late
If you forget to clean your toys, they will become smelly, and it might be irreversible. But more importantly, it’s dangerous. Bacteria will pile on the toy, and the last thing you need is to put it in your hole (or anywhere else). To avoid health issues and infections, always clean your toys.
Ideally, sex toys should be cleaned both before and after each use. That way, you will eliminate the possibility of bad smells and health risks. Now, cleaning methods mostly depend on the material of the toy. Dildos and plugs made of metal or glass are easiest to clean, and you can use water (both cold and warm), chemicals, and anything else you can imagine. Moreover, you can even boil them to sterilize them properly.
Other types, especially those with motors inside, require gentler care. It is similar to how different materials require different lubricants. Try to inform yourself about what your toy is made of and use proper cleaning methods. Usually, a safe bet is a mild soap and warm water.
Use Some Coconut Oil
Another excellent trick you can try is to use coconut oil. What you need to do is soak the toy into the oil, and it will help with the smell. However, there are a couple of things we need to address from the start. Firstly, oil-based lubricants shouldn’t be used with cheap materials like low-quality plastic. But then again, cheap sex toys shouldn’t be used at all.
The only thing you should avoid using with silicone toys is a silicone-based lubricant. While coconut oil can do wonders while cleaning the toy, you should avoid using it as a lubricant. So, be sure that your toy is clean (and dry) before you put it in any of your holes. The oil can create almost like a protective layer, which means that you should always clean it properly and thoroughly after you’ve left it in the coconut oil.
Use It Properly Next Time
Using the toy properly can save you a lot of time. Misuse is one of the main reasons why so many people use sex toys with condoms. Firstly, you will avoid all the mess, and while you’ll still need to clean it after you’re done with it, you won’t need to spend hours in the process. Think about pre-care and everything else that may help you keep it clean and hygienic.
Another important thing, besides cleaning the toy, is to clean yourself. One of the safest ways to avoid finding poo on your sex toy is douching. There are numerous ways you can achieve this, from shower caps to anal douches.
Look for Good Quality Sex Toys
Finally, forget about cheap toys. Since this is something that can directly impact your health, it is always better to buy something more expensive and high-quality than to try to save a couple of bucks on account of your own safety.
Low-quality toys can be made of toxic materials that aren’t safe for your body. The material of the toy can have a bad smell, and if you combine toxic oils with the ones produced by your body, it will only make it worse.
So the best thing to do is to invest a bit more and ensure that you get a high-quality toy that will bring you nothing but pleasure.