Everyone has a sex toy stash. It might be a few dirty magazines hidden under the bed, some lube in the bathroom or a dozen vibrators in the nightstand. But you can’t just dump your sex toys in your stash and walk away… especially if you ever want to use them again. If you don’t store your sex toys safely and correctly, you can actually damage them and maybe even harm yourself in the process. Here are a few guidelines you should follow when it comes to storing sex toys.
Clean Your Sex Toys
It should go without saying that you need to wash your sex toys after using them. But some sex toys are harder to clean than others. The small narrow opening in male masturbators can be particularly hard to dry. Anal toys and anything made from realistic materials require special care that you might not know. Check out How to Clean Sex Toys to keep yours spic and span.
Location, Location, Location
After cleaning your sex toys, you need somewhere to put them. Your sex toy stash needs to be in a private and secure location. It should be easy to access so you can grab your sex toys when the mood hits. Look for a dark and cool spot as excess heat can damage certain types of sex toy materials. It’s also a good idea to avoid any locations with overly moist air such as a bathroom.
As cliché as they might be, underneath the bed and nightstand drawers both make good spots for your sex toy stash. If you’re worried about someone finding your sex toys by accident, you should invest in a nice storage box with a combination lock.
Keep Your Sex Toys From Touching
It might strike you as a little weird, but sex toys should be stored separately. Certain types of sex toy materials can chemically interact, weakening your toys and making them more likely to break. Over time, your sex toys could melt together into something that looks like it came from a low-budget horror movie.
If your sex toys are made from hard materials like plastic, glass or metal, then this shouldn’t be a problem. If they’re made from soft, flexible materials like silicone, rubber, TPE or TPR, then you’ll need to keep them separate to be on the safe side.
The easiest way to keep your sex toys from touching is to keep them in their original packaging. If that’s no longer an option for you, Adam & Eve offers several different sex toy storage bags. Some of the storage bags are even lined with antimicrobial agents to keep your sex toys and you healthier. Storage bags are also a great way to keep your sex toys free from dust, grime and stray hairs so they’re ready to use when you are!