Care for your Sex Toys - Lovecraft Sex Shop

Care for your Sex Toys

General Information for cleaning your sex toys

It is advisable to wash your toy(s) before the first use and after each subsequent use. If you are sharing your toy(s), use a condom with it to protect yourself, and your partner(s) from sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms may also be used to cover your toy for easy clean up and to provide a barrier between you and your sex toy.

If using a lubricant with your toy(s), use only water based lubricants. Never use an oil based product (such as petroleum jelly or baby oil) as it will break down the material of the toy.

How to care for different types of sex toys

Battery Operated Vibrator

Your Battery Operated Vibrator

Vibrators and vibrator sleeves can be washed with warm water and mild soap.
To preserve the life of your batteries and to prevent leakage and corrosion of the motor, remove the batteries when the vibrator is not in use.
NOTE: Never use a vibrator on unexplained calf pain.
Latex Dildo

Your Latex Dildo

Latex Dildos can be washed with warm water and mild soap (avoid harsh detergents). To dry, blot gently with a soft towel or allow to air dry. Do not rub or lay against sharp objects, abrasives or printed surfaces. Store in a protective plastic bag in a cool dark place.
Silicone Dildo

Your Silicone Dildos

Silicone dildos can be boiled in water for up to five minutes or placed on the top rack of the dishwasher. They can also be washed with warm water and a mild soap. To dry, blot gently with a soft towel, or allow to air dry. Do not rub or lay against sharp objects, abrasives or printed surfaces. Store in a protective plastic bag in a cool dark place.
Anal Toys

Anal Toys

Anal toys include dildos and butt plugs, beads, and vibrators. The anal beads are made of soft latex or hard plastic and come in an assortment of sizes and colours. Butt plugs usually refer to a specific "plug" shaped toy but that shouldn't limit your choice. You can use any size and shape of dildo that your anus will accommodate - just be sure it has a flared base for easy removal. We do recommend that you select soft and flexible toys for anal penetration and use lots of lubricant.
Dildo

Dildos

Dildos are available in a variety of materials: latex, jelly (latex), silicone, acrylic plastic, surgical steel and even glass. They come in an assortment of shapes, sizes and colours. Most flared base dildos are compatible with universal harnesses. Dildos are designed for vaginal and/or anal insertion. Toys used anally should have a flared base for safe and easy removal.
Vibrator

Vibrators

Vibrators are available in a variety of materials: hard plastic, jelly latex, latex, vinyl and silicone. They come in an assortment of sizes, shapes, colours, and textures. They are motorized and can either be plugged into an electric socket or powered by batteries. Vibrators can be used anywhere on the body for extra stimulation. Most are designed to be used vaginally and/or anally. It is important that vibrators used anally be flexible so they can bend with the natural curve of the body.
Harness

Harnesses

Harnesses are available in a variety of materials: leather, vinyl, rubber and synthetic fabric. They are adjustable and will fit most body sizes. The primary use of a harness is to hold a dildo in place (some will hold as many as three dildos). Both men and women can wear harnesses.
Penis Ring

Penis Rings (also known as Cock Rings)

Penis rings are used for a variety of reasons. Some men wear them for their decorative or fetish value or others wear them expecting them to help maintain an erection or to slow down a climax. They should fit pretty darn snug. They are designed to fit around the base of the penis and scrotum thereby restricting blood flow. The pressure can be quite pleasing and can heighten sensation. A number of men find the ring prolongs erection or makes them firmer. Some men love the experience and some not at all. Rings should be worn no longer than 30 minutes.
Lubricants

Lubricants

There are many options when buying a lubricant. Water or silicone based lubricants are our lubes of choice. Water based lubes are taste free, non-staining, non-irritating to genital tissue and they will wash out of your body quite easily. If the lube seems to disappear you can easily add water to rejuvenate it. Silicone lubes are extremely long lasting and safe to use internally. There are lubes billed as more natural, but make sure to read the ingredient labels if natural is what you are looking for because advertising can be a little misleading. Organic lubricants are also available in today's market. Lubricants should always be used when engaging in anal play.