Q: I'm getting a sex toy soon, but I live in the dorms. Where/how can I clean it?
A: Obviously, the easiest way to clean sex toys is with soap and water, but I'm guessing you don't want to carry your sex toy down the dorm hallway to the shared bathrooms. Thankfully, there are inexpensive cleaners you can use just for this purpose. They are disinfectant sprays and wipes that are made in a way so that they won't degrade the plastic or silicone. However, if you have a vibrator that is made of metal or a tough plastic, you can just use anti-bacterial cleaning wipes, which you can get at any store. Just don't get ones that are soaked in bleach, because that could irritate your genitals if you use it soon after it's wiped down.
You can buy sex toy cleaners on Lovehoney.com here or on Amazon here.
Answers provided by Dr. Ross Avilla
Dr. Ross Avilla has been teaching Human Sexuality since 2013 and has a PhD in psychology from UC Davis. Dr. Avilla is not a clinician and all information and advice offered on this website is for educational purposes only.