How to Store Silicone Toys
Updated: March 13, 2023
After an amazing session stimulating your p or g-spot (or both) with your favorite monstrous dildo, it needs to be put away at some point. So how do you properly store your silicone sex toys?
Since these sexual playthings are unlike anything in your house, you can’t leave them just anywhere. And unless you’re a very free spirit, you probably don’t want guests seeing your giant dildo out on your coffee table, right? How you display your prized collection is entirely your call. However, for health reasons, this is probably not the best idea. They will collect dust and dirt and become a hotbed for bacteria.
So what’s the best way to store a dildo? At Hankey’s Toys, we are the sex toy experts and have found the best ways to store your toys to help you get the most out of them. We’ll take you through everything you need to know to store giant sex toys.
How to Prepare Your Silicone Sex Toy for Storage
It’s a horrible idea to orgasm all over a sex toy and then toss it in a box. When you want to store your sex toy somewhere safe, slow it down, and prepare it for storage first. There are a few things you need to do before you store your sex toy. These include cleaning your sex toy and inspecting your sex toy.
Clean Your Sex Toy
The first thing you should do before you put away your sex toy for safekeeping is to clean it. Cleaning your sex toy isn’t challenging, and you can clean it with ease with a few cleaning options. The best and fastest cleaning methods include the following:
- Boiling the sex toy for 10-15 minutes
- Using a solution of ⅓ cup of bleach per gallon of water and spraying or submerging the toy
- Cleaning the toy under warm water and soap
After you clean your sex toy, it’s also important to let it air-dry before you store it. Let it dry for about 15 to 20 minutes before wiping it down with a dry microfiber cloth. Never use a toy that has bleach on it.
Inspect Your Sex Toy Before and After Storing It
If you have a sex toy that’s old, falling apart, or is no longer in use, it may be time to throw it out. Inspecting your toys is a great way to keep track of their condition. This way, you won’t pull out a disaster of a dildo that will make your partner run for the hills. Having a collection can be great; who doesn’t want variation? But holding on to a toy past its prime is probably not the best idea.
Where to Store Your Silicone Sex Toy
Storing your silicone sex toy in the right location is essential for its longevity. The good news is that storage is not that complicated. We’ll take you through some of our favorite places to store your naughty toys.
Store It In a Bag
How to properly store silicone sex toys starts simply by choosing what material you should store them in. If you want to save money and don’t want to splurge on storage, you can easily wrap your dildo in a clean cloth or towel or place it in an inexpensive cloth bag. That said, the best materials for storage bags include silk or satin.
Storing your toy in a cloth bag is cheap, and it will keep your dildo protected from dirt and dust. You can find a cloth bag online, or if you want to go really cheap, use a clean towel you already own. Don’t just use any type of bag, though. Some materials like silicone, rubber, or gelatin can absorb chemicals from plastic which may degrade the material rapidly. So ultimately, it’s best to avoid plastic bags.
Store It In A Box
If you’re looking for something a little more secure and discreet than a bag, a specialty storage box is your best bet. We recommend using a cloth bag and storage box combination for the best results, especially if you plan on storing your toy in plastic or wooden boxes.
You can also find specially made boxes for sex toys quite easily online. Many boxes have a combination lock or a slot to place your own. A locked box is the best way to store a dildo securely, safe from prying eyes. It’s also less likely to be damaged by water or crushed.
Using Furniture and Stackable Boxes
Boxes and bags are great places to store your pleasure stick. However, they’re not the only places you can store a sex toy. In fact, with a bag or small box, you can take things to the next level and hide your sex toy in some clever places. Some of our favorite examples include stackable storage containers and furniture items that double as sex toy storage. Examples include lidded couches, benches, or ottomans. These are perfect for giant sex toys or large sex toys and BDSM equipment.
Sex Toy Display Cases and Stands
Want to get really freaky? Use a sex toy display case or stand. These are cases and stands that are designed to show your sex toy off to your guests. Sex toy stands and cases are perfect for sex parties, dungeons, and rooms dedicated to sexy time.
Some are even designed for one-night stands, which give you a place to store your sex toy before you clean it. Who wants to clean a dildo before bed anyway?
Tips for Storing Your Silicone Sex Toy
Silicone is durable and easy-to-store material, but we have some tips to give your sex toy some extra protection when you store it. You’ll want to consider the size of the toy and avoid making some common mistakes like storing sex toys together.
Consider the Size of Your Sex Toy
First and foremost, consider the size of your sex toy. You don’t want the sex toy to be too big for your box or bag because then you’re back to square one. Always measure the size of your sex toy in girth and length. Then, make sure you have the space to accommodate it. We recommend getting a storage location along with your sex toy to get the best results.
Make Sure You Store Your Sex Toy in the Right Conditions
One of the worst things you can do is take all the proper precautions and then store your sex toy in a room that’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s best to store your sex toys in rooms that don’t have a lot of heat or humidity. Humid conditions will result in dampness on the sex toy, which leads to mold and other growth.
Additionally, make sure the room is about room temperature. If anything, colder is better than warmer for most sex toys.
Remove Batteries and Keep Equipment Together
Batteries and other accessories are great for sexy time and bad for storage. When you store a vibrator with batteries in it, the batteries will drain faster, and there’s nothing worse than being horny and disappointed by your toy’s lack of vibration. It’s also a good idea to remove batteries to prevent you from activating an app-controlled sex toy while you’re not using it.
For sex toys that aren’t powered by batteries, you’ll want to keep the charging wires and other accessories with the sex toy. Doing so will prevent you from misplacing parts.
Don’t Store Sex Toys Together
If you fancy yourself as a connoisseur of bodacious and orgasmic-enabling sex toys and have your own collection, you need to store them carefully. Sex toys made from materials like silicone, rubber, and TPE can react with each other and may get ruined.
Fortunately, we at Hankey’s Toys only use platinum silicone, which does not damage our toys when placed next to each other. It’s a myth that 100% pure platinum cured silicone toys will melt each other, particularly in the case of high-grade materials like ours. Still, for hygiene purposes, and if you are storing toys from multiple brands in one place (where the silicone may not be platinum silicone), we recommend storing your toys individually.
Mr. Hankey’s Final Dirty Thoughts
Storing your silicone sex toy doesn’t have to be a process. As long as you follow our tips, your sex toy will be ready to give you the pleasure you deserve. Always remember to inspect your toy and clean it before storing your silicone sex toy.
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