For anyone seeking better orgasms, novel experiences, and heightened pleasure – sex toys are a must-have in your bedroom arsenal.
Of course, with fun comes some work.
Sex toys need to be properly sanitized between uses.
After all, they’re exposed to some of your most intimate spots, and are easy homes for bacteria if not cleaned properly.
Our favorite toys can be a lot of fun, but they’re also easy vehicles for bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases. There’s nothing sexier than a well kept sex toy, but nothing less sexy than an unhygienic one.
The Problem with Cleaning your Sex Toys
Most of us have heard this spiel before. Anything to do with sex is usually accompanied by health warnings, after all. We all probably intuitively know we have to keep our sex toys clean, but the reality is – post-orgasm – running off to the kitchen sink to give your toys a scrub down is probably the last thing on your mind.
You could leave your toy for cleaning at a later time; but that’s not the smartest idea. A biofilm of bacteria could form on your toy within hours – and if your toy has crevices or any hard to reach places, that biofilm may be difficult to completely eradicate come time for your next play session.
It’s simple: Cleaning toys immediately after using them can be a real buzz kill, but it’s completely necessary if you want to maintain your pleasure toys for the long run.
Your toys can potentially be exposed to a whole host of germs and yeast, including STDs like chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, HIV and hepatitis B/C.
Most sex toys come with recommended ways to clean their products from the manufacturer, but most manual cleaning techniques don’t protect against all of the above. Especially if you’re not the best at giving your toys as thorough a scrub down as they need.
The Best Way to Clean Your Sex Toys
If you’re looking for a lazier, easier, and more thoroughly effective method for cleaning your sex toys; a method which is discrete, doesn’t require you getting dressed to head off to the kitchen or bathroom, and doesn’t require much energy – then look no further than the UVee Clean.
Introducing the UVee Clean
The UVee is a sanitizing, charging, secure storage unit, all in one. It’s a lockable box which discreetly houses your toys, whilst charging them, and sanitizing them with UV-C light. This patented technology has been scientifically tested by a Harvard research microbiologist and has been proven to kill 99.9% of all germs that may cause infection and disease.
Besides from being far more effective at germ killing than traditional sex toy cleaning methods, our favorite thing about the UVee is how easy it is to use.
Just wrapped up a fun romp with your favorite pleasure toy? Ready for a good ol’ post-orgasm snooze? You don’t have to worry about getting out of bed to clean your toy – with an UVee unit sitting on your nightstand, you can simply roll over, give your toy a quick wipe down, toss it in the UVee, and set and forget.
The UVee cleanses your toy/s with UV-C light, and can completely sanitize your toy in 5-10 minutes (depending on whether you have the GO, or HOME model).
With such a fast turnaround, the UVee is also the perfect sanitizing option for those who want to share their sex toys. You can use your toy, clean it in 5 minutes, then whip it out again for your partner. No one has to leave the bedroom!
The UVee also charges your motorized toys as they’re cleansed. Meaning you are less likely to experience the devastating disappointment of whipping out a dead sex toy.
Lastly, the UVee is a lockable storage unit, making it a multi-solution for the sex toy owner – and definitely one of the best ways to clean sex toys!
Storing Your Sex Toys
Besides from keeping toys clean, another factor in sex toy maintenance is properly storing them.
As most toys are made of silicone, it’s best not to store them with other silicone products – as silicone with silicone will result in a chemical reaction leaving your toys melted or disfigured. Silicone toys can also attract dust and other dirt. That means that the most common way of keeping sex toys – in your nightstand drawer jumbled up with each other, and other mismatched objects – is also one of the worst storage options.
If you have to keep your toys in the drawer, make sure they are individually bagged in little satin baggies. Satin is great because it won’t leave fluff on your vibes, and butt plugs. If you don’t have satin bags, then you can use cloth. Stay away from plastic bags and Tupperware, as a lot of sex toys are porous and will absorb chemicals leached from plastic over time.
With UVee, storing your toys becomes ridiculously easy. As the unit is an all in one solution, cleaning and charging your toy becomes one in the same as storing them. The UVee also locks with a pin code, meaning your toys are stored as securely as possible; keeping your intimate toys a sexy little secret.
GO Play vs. HOME Play
There are two types of UVee units. A smaller, compact one which is great for bringing with you on trips (and keeping your toys away from sight) called the GO play, and a bigger, less mobile unit – which holds, and charges more toys at once, perfect for keeping close at hand in your bedroom – called the HOME play.
If you’re trying to figure out which model is best suited to your lifestyle, try considering the following:
Do you need to be able to bring your toys, and UVee with you on trips?
If so, the GO play is designed to be more compact, and therefore mobile.
Do you have multiple toys that you need to store, sanitize and charge at once?
Then the HOME play is more appropriate, as it has 3 chargers for 3 toys, and also dividers to keep your toys separately stored.
Do you have a Magic Wand?
The Magic Wand is a pretty hefty piece of pleasure equipment, and only the HOME play will be able to fit it.
Are you using the UVee in order to share your toys?
The GO play sanitizes toys in just 5 minutes, whilst the HOME play takes 10. If you need something fast so you can share your toys in quick succession, then you’ll want to go with the GO play. Note that you’d only be able to sanitize one large toy at a time, or a few compact vibes.
How to Use The UVee
An UVee is probably sounding pretty good right now, but just how easy is it to use?
Here’s the rundown:
Keep your UVee somewhere close to your bed, but within reach of a wall charger, because the UVee needs to be plugged in to work.
When you’re ready to clean your sex toy in the UVee, first give it a wipe down with a baby wipe or other sex toy specific wipe (such as Swipes’ Lovin’ Wipes, then place it under the UV-C lights in the UVee unit, before closing, and optionally locking it. If you want your toy to charge, make sure its charger is plugged in before you close the lid.
Also, if you’re storing multiple toys in your UVee at once, make sure they’re not touching – or are stored in between dividers in the HOME play.
Wait 5 minutes if you are using the GO play, and 10 minutes if you’re using HOME play.
Your toy is sanitized, and ready to go!
Learn more about GO Play
Learn more about HOME Play!
How Does The UVee Work?
The UVee kills germs on your sex toys using UV-C light – but how on earth does that work? It’s time to recall some high school level Biology 101…
The UV-C light technology used in the UVee kills 99.9% of germs on sex toys by breaking down the cellular walls and DNA of bacteria, effectively rendering them lifeless. UV-C breaks down these cells so well, there is no possibility of the bacterial population recovering, meaning it not only sanitizes your toys but eradicates any population residing in a biofilm.
Speaking of biofilms, many motorized sex toys have hard to reach crevices, or corners. When the UVee’s effectiveness was tested in a lab environment, in comparison to other cleaning methods, the UVee remained 99.9% effective at eradicating any germs living within crevices and hard to reach spots.
The UV-C light technology remains effective across a spectrum of popular sex toy materials. It kills 99.9% of germs on toys made of: Platinum silicone, Jelly, ABS Plastic, Medical Grade Silicone, and Glass – making the UVee perfect for cleansing pretty much all pleasure toys.
The UVee was also tested against commonly used bactericidal foams, and sprays – used for cleaning sex toys. Across the board, the UV-C light outperformed against the major problem bacteria and was 2-5 times more likely to kill germs than the competing sprays, and foam cleansers.
Popular Adult Toy Cleansing Methods VS. The UVee
Without the UVee, most sex toy users clean their toys in the following 5 ways:
- By hand, in the sink, with warm water and soap
- In the dishwasher
- Soaked in boiling water
- With sex toy specific foams, gels, sprays, and wipes
- With bleach, or alcohol
Cleaning Sex Toys In The Sink
When washing your toys in the sink, the effectiveness of this method has to do with your skill, and the amount of time and energy you dedicate to the task. The thing is, most people washing their toys in the sink do so too quickly and without enough tough scrubbing. Crevices are often neglected, especially on motorized toys that aren’t waterproof. This makes sink washing less effective, as bacterial biofilms can still form in the spots you didn’t get to.
Cleaning Sex Toys In The Dishwasher
The dishwasher is a great alternative for the time poor, or lazy. Simply throw your toy in with your cutlery, and dishes, then let it cleanse through a normal cycle. The cons with using a dishwasher for cleaning your sex toys is threefold. Dishwashers use very hot water, and can, therefore, disfigure softer toys, or damage motorized ones. They also don’t get into those hard to reach nooks and crannies, leaving your toys vulnerable to biofilms. Lastly, dishwashers are part of a household’s more public facilities, meaning that if you’re sharing your house with roommates, or family, then it’s not exactly a private way to clean your adult toys. It’s easy to forget you left your dildo in there, and have a friend come across it when they’re looking for a clean glass. Talk about embarrassing!
Cleaning Sex Toys in Boiling Water
A lot of people figure that soaking toys in boiling water is one of the more effective ways of sanitizing their sex toys. However, it’s also one of the most damaging. Motorised toys, even if waterproof, will probably not survive being boiled for minutes; the same goes for toys made of materials that will melt at high temperatures – which is pretty much all sex toy materials, bar steel. To get around this issue, some people simply pour boiling water over their toys, instead of letting them soak. This is incredibly ineffective. High temperatures can only kill germs when exposed for a longer period of time (think minutes, not seconds). All in all, we definitely don’t recommend using boiling water to sanitize your pleasure toys.
Cleaning Sex Toys With Specific Cleansers
As mentioned above, when it comes to the scientific studies done to test the effectiveness of foams, gels and sprays in comparison to UV-C light, the former doesn’t kill 99.9% of bacteria.
In fact, we saw percentages as low as 30% when it came to specific bacteria up against common foams, and gels.
The UVee is proven to be 2-5 times more effective at killing germs than these cleansing agents.
Cleaning Sex Toys With Bleach or Alcohol
It figures that if bleach and alcohol are incredibly powerful antibacterial agents, and commonly used to sanitize bathrooms, kitchens, and other super dirty spaces, that they must be effective at sanitizing our sex toys, right? Well, yes and no. Bleach and alcohol are effective at killing bacteria, but they’re terrible for your body – and terrible for your sex toys’ welfare. Bleach and alcohol can disfigure toys, and often destroy the surface material of most adult toys.
They can also affect your body’s pH balance – resulting in vaginal, and anal health issues. This is another method that we caution against!
When it comes to the UVee, it’s not the only most effective bactericidal in this list, but it’s also the easiest sex toy cleansing method. All it requires is that it’s plugged in, and your toys are easily sanitized by simply being locked up in the UVee.
When it comes to cons, we figure there are very little, but at the risk of sounding too biased, some downsides that come to mind are: the UVee needs electricity to work (so is not as mobile as other cleansing methods), and there is a limit to how many toys can be stored in it at once (although the HOME play allows you to sanitise and charge up to 3 large toys).
Sex Toys that Love The UVee
Pretty much all sex toys are easily sanitized by the UVee, barring perhaps very large, bulky products. But even the Magic Wand can fit into the HOME Play! Here is a list of some of our favorite sex toys that are easily stored in the UVee.
The Womanizer is a revolutionary toy for those who love a good clitoral orgasm. It uses patented ‘Pleasure Air’ technology to tickle your clit indirectly with soft, but firm pulsating waves. The Womanizer has a soft silicone tip in which your clit sits snugly. Then, with air pulsations, (the mode and patterns of which you can control), you’re brought to a gentle, but mind-blowing orgasm. The Womanizer is designed to fit every woman, with two silicone nozzle options.
To sanitize the Womanizer in the UVee, you can remove the nozzle and give it a wipe down, and then wipe down the hard plastic body separately. Then reassemble it before throwing it in the UVee. You can charge the Womanizer whilst it sanitizes by making sure the charger is plugged in. Remember, silicone and silicone don’t mix well, so keep the nozzle of your womanizer separated from other silicone toys in your UVee. To save space, you can forgo sanitizing the body of the Womanizer and just sanitize the silicone tip.
Mio Ring by Je Joue
A C-ring is a must have for couples who enjoy penetrative sex, and are looking for a way to make an erection stay harder, for longer. Most C-rings are simple, rubber bands – which frankly, can get quite uncomfortable. Not the Mio Ring, which is made of soft to the touch, but firm silicone. It’s also motorised, with multiple vibration modes to choose from. These vibrations will help the wearer get harder, and stay hard, and will add a bit of a buzzing sensation to the partner getting penetrated. All in all, the Mio Ring will enhance intercourse, and the resulting orgasms!
To sanitize the Mio Ring, simply give it a wipe down with a wipe, or damp cloth, then throw it in the UVee. You can charge the Mio Ring whilst it sanitises by making sure it’s plugged in. The Mio Ring is silicone, so make sure it’s not touching other silicone toys in your UVee. If you have the HOME play, you can make sure the Mio Ring is in it’s own divided area.
Sync by We-Vibe
This is one of our favorite toys for enhancing PIV sex for both partners involved. The Sync is a double stimulator; it has both an internal, and external arm, both of which vibrate. The internal arm sits against your G-spot, and allows room for penetration, whilst the external arm sits over your clit, ensuring that penetrative orgasms will definitely happen during play. The arms are silicone, and flexible, allowing you to tweak how the toy sits; making it a toy that fits most shapes and sizes.
To sanitize the Sync, simply wipe it down, and place it in your UVee. Plug it in to charge while you sanitize! (Learn more about how to clean vibrators!)
Helix Syn by Aneros
For those with a prostate, the Helix Syn is the prostate massager you need in your life. A wearable, extended butt plug of sorts, the Helix Syn is designed to massage you directly on your prostate. A hands-free device, with a rigid frame, and velvety soft silicone surface, the Helix Syn delivers both extreme comfort, and excellent prostate orgasms. Anatomically designed, the Helix Syn is perfect for both beginners, and advanced users looking for a prostate massager.
Depending on how visibly soiled your Helix Syn is after you use it, you might want to either wipe it down, or give it a quick rinse under the tap, before putting it into your UVee.
Fin by Dame Products
If you’re looking for a discreet, wearable vibe that merely enhances your already skilled hands – then try the Fin. Wearable on your fingers, the Fin has one side that delivers pinpoint focused vibration, and another side which is soft and squishy. You can wear the Fin in such a way that it delivers vibrations through your fingers; giving you the option to apply the fun of Fin via skin to skin contact only. The Fin is great for partners exploring each other’s erogenous zones with playful hands. The Fin can be easily swapped between partners to use on each other.
As the Fin is great for sharing, it’s important to practice good hygiene during play. Before swapping the Fin over to your partner (or vice versa) give it a wipe down, and put it in your GO play UVee for 5 minutes, after which it’ll be fully sanitized and safe to use!
The Best Way To Clean Your Sex Toys? With a UVee Unit!
The UVee is a revolutionary way to clean your toys that is both easier and more effective than manual cleaning methods. Orgasms are good for you, and one of the best ways to increase the number of orgasms in your life is to use toys to enhance your pleasure. But orgasms should also be clean and safe. Reap all the benefits of sex toys, and none of the possibly nasty downsides, by keeping your sex toys super clean with the UVee. Let the UVee do the cleaning work for you, and eradicate 99.9% of the germs your toys are exposed to (especially those other sex toys!) If you’re looking for jaw-dropping, clean orgasms, then the UVee is for you.s!