Entertainment Love and Romance How to Clean Your Sex Toys Share PINTEREST Email Print Vyacheslav Kozyrev / Getty Images Love and Romance Sexuality Relationships Divorce Teens LGBTQ Friendship By Kathy Belge Syracuse University Kathy Belge is a writer and coauthor of Lipstick & Dipstick’s Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships and Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn Kathy Belge Updated March 27, 2019 Be sure to clean your dildos and vibrators after use to prevent the spread of infections and disease. Always clean your toys before sharing with a partner. Cleaning your toys is simple—use warm water and hand soap (antibacterial is preferred). Silicone dildos can be set in boiling water for two minutes or run through your dishwasher. Rubber dildos absorb more dirt than silicone, so you should use condoms with rubber dildos. Wash with hot water and soap between uses. Do not submerge battery-operated or electric toys in water. Clean them under running water, being careful not to let water get inside the vibrator.