SEXTOYS, HOW TO CLEAN THEM AND MAKE THE MOST BENEFIT FROM THEM WITH ITS INTIMATE LUBRICANT.

For several years, vibrators as well as YESforLOV sensory cosmetics have been inviting themselves into your bedroom. Whether you are in duo, or solo, these erotic objects are powerful tools capable of many wonders in your sexuality. Between pulsations, suctions or vibrations, the intimate toys we have selected for you have been designed with medical silicone and specially conceptualized to stimulate your senses, intensify your love experience, strengthen your sexual health or sharpen your desires. You hesitate to take the step, know that sex toys are highly recommended in sexual therapy. They are particularly recommended and used to reconnect with your body and learn to eroticize it. These objects of desire are even prescribed to cure certain sexual dysfunctions . The sex toy is not a comforter, nor the enemy of the partner or spouse. Our sex toys sublimate love in its preparation, help you break with the routine and have only one mission to accompany you in the quest for a powerful, orgasmic eroticism and at your sometimes shared will.

The art of making your sex toy shine or how to clean it properly?

Are you ready to take the leap? It's already been the case for a long time... or you've just acquired the intimate toy you've always dreamed of trying, here are some tips for maintaining your sex toys and getting the most pleasure out of them.

If it is important to choose your playmate carefully, once the intimate toy of your dreams is in your possession, it will be up to you to pamper it and maintain it to avoid any damage or potential infections caused by fungi. Whether your intimate toy is made of silicone, plastic, wood, aluminum or even gold, here are some recommendations to follow regarding the maintenance of your toy:

  • Always clean your vibrator before and after each use
  • Take an ultra-soft, lint-free cloth, preferably, as well as a toy cleaner, a sex toy cleaning spray created by some manufacturers for the maintenance of intimate toys.
  • If you do not have a suitable cleanser, use soap and water, but especially not antibacterial gels.
  • Check that your intimate toy is waterproof, otherwise take care not to let water get into the motor.
  • The washing machine and the dishwasher, do not even think about it, they are not solutions.
  • Store your toy away from dust and in view of children in a dry place.
  • Always use a water-based lubricant with your sex toys. We explain why just below

If you follow these few precautions for the maintenance of your intimate toy, nothing should hinder the quality of your favorite toy.
Now it's time for pleasure with the greatest respect for your privacy.

Why use a lubricating gel with my intimate toy?

Intimate lubricating gels with sex toys are first and foremost a matter of pleasure and comfort.

The role of an intimate lubricant is to reproduce natural lubrication in order to facilitate the introduction of the intimate toy. The lubricant is highly recommended, and considered by our customers to be more pleasant. Whether or not you suffer from vaginal or vulvar dryness, it will be a considerable asset.

Our advice, it is always more comfortable to lubricate your toy before use. In the same way, the lubricant will offer a much more fluid, pleasant sensation of the sex toy in contact with the intimate mucous membrane.

Run your finger over one part of your toy's silicone, then over another, but this time coated with lubricant. Check for yourself; It's soft, it slides, it increases our perception to the touch, it's enveloping. Hmmm this is too good. …

If you want to know a little more about female lubrication , we invite you to read our dedicated article on our blog dedicated to the art of loving. And for those who missed them, also find the “FAQ on YESforLOV lubricants” or our sex article on “Why and how to choose your lubricant”.

Intimate lubricating gels with sex toys are first and foremost a matter of pleasure and comfort. The role of an intimate lubricant is to reproduce natural lubrication in order to facilitate the introduction of the intimate toy. The lubricant is highly recommended, and considered by our customers to be more pleasant. Whether or not you suffer from vaginal or vulvar dryness, it will be a considerable asset.

Our advice, it is always more comfortable to lubricate your toy before use. In the same way, the lubricant will offer a much more fluid, pleasant sensation of the sex toy in contact with the intimate mucous membrane.

Run your finger over one part of your toy's silicone, then over another, but this time coated with lubricant. Check for yourself; It's soft, it slides, it increases our perception to the touch, it's enveloping. Hmmm this is too good. …

If you want to know a little more about female lubrication , we invite you to read our dedicated article on our blog dedicated to the art of loving. And for those who missed them, also find the “FAQ on YESforLOV lubricants” or our sex article on “Why and how to choose your lubricant”.

Which intimate lubricant should I use with my sex toy?

All without exception if your intimate toy is made of wood, glass or steel like anal plugs. For non-porous sex toys, we advise you to avoid oils both for comfort of use and for the health of your mucous membranes.

If you like oil-based lubricants, however, make sure that the oils have been obtained by cold extraction and do not contain any perfumes, dyes or mineral oils.

For silicone sex toys (vibrators, rabbits, geisha balls or the famous womanizer.) that is to say the most common, it's a completely different matter.

Most sex toy manufacturers recommend that silicone lubricants not be used with silicone toys as they may damage them. What a pity, given the intrinsic qualities of this material, offering a long-lasting glide of unparalleled sensuality. Do not panic if you have just done so as long as you have cleaned it immediately afterwards, your toy will not melt and decompose immediately, but it may however deteriorate in the medium and long term.

The best rule to remember is: No silicone with silicone.

It's safer and easier to stick to this rule than risk throwing your favorite sex toy in the trash. So prefer a water-based lubricant that reproduces female lubrication without altering the sliding sensations and above all without damaging your toy.

Selling sex toys is already classified as a "high risk" activity, so it's understandable that many retailers, manufacturers, and educators want to reduce the risk of complaints and chargebacks as much as possible. On this subject, there are no particular regulations on the sale of intimate objects. Some are classified as media devices and other everyday products. No need to look at the components as the indications are misleading. Consequently, it is difficult to determine with certainty the reaction of the silicone of your vibrating duck with a silicone-based lubricant.

We have tried the experiment in our laboratory to explain the phenomenon of degradation to you, but once again if you want to do it yourself, do the test on a part of the toy which is preferably not very stressed.

YESforLOV tests for you the compatibility of a silicone lubricant with a silicone sex toy.

At YESforLOV, no degradation of the toy should be perceptible between a sex toy tested with or without lubricant. In practice, an intimate lubricant is considered compatible if no degradation is visible to the naked eye or by the sense of touch. The principle of this test is to assess over 5 days whether the erotic gel is likely to degrade silicone intimate toys. The general appearance of the silicone of the sex toy will be the criterion used to highlight any possible degradation of the physical and mechanical characteristics of the product.

  • The first test is carried out by comparison on sex toys coated with aqueous lubricant, silicone or simply water for a contact time of 90 minutes for 5 days. The application of the lubricant on the sex toys is made over the entire length of the toy, only on one side. It is done with a soft brush.
  • The second test is carried out by comparison on sex toys coated with these aqueous, silicone lubricants or simply with water for a contact time of 1440 minutes, that is to say for 5 days. The application of intimate lubricant is carried out over the entire toy. It is made in a container.


Compatibility of a lubricant
water-based
with LOV'finger.

Duration: 5 days


Compatibility of a lubricant
silicone-based
with the LOV'finger.

Duration: 2 days


Compatibility of a lubricant
silicone-based with the LOV'finger.
Duration: 5 days

THE VERDICT
Taking into account the test means, the associated uncertainties, and taking into account the photos below, we can conclude that silicone lubricants can in the long term damage the silicone of your toy unlike a water-based lubricant.


TOP 3 lubricating gels for sex toy use


TOP 3 lubricating gels for sex toy use


Continue to enjoy the products that best support your sex life. If you like the feel of silicone lube, test it out on your toys and clean them as soon as you're done using them. And if all that sounds like a never-ending headache, stick with our water-based moisturizing intimate lubricant (it's our favorite) or our aloe vera lubricating gel (It's the more natural). In the end, the most important thing is that you use a suitable intimate lubricant because it is thanks to this extraordinary hygiene product that you will protect your intimate mucous membranes, and get the best profile of the sensations caused by the vibration that calls you every evening to always more pleasure.