As a cam girl, I can tell you that I spend the vast majority of my shifts shuttling dirty and clean toys back and fourth from my work room to the connected bathroom sink. I scrub as many toys as I can between shows, let them air dry, and then run them back in to put along side my work station. It gets tiring and it takes up a whole lot of time I could be spending on other things.
I’ve always looked at toy cleaners as one of those things which was extraneous and silly. Why on Earth would I want to pay money for a toy cleaner when good old fashioned soap works just as well?
The thing is though, that many of us would like to add an anti-bacterial component to our toy cleaning without boiling (I really don’t have time for that between shows!) and without using an antibacterial soap itself. The problem with traditional antibacterial soaps is that they are notorious for not only being hard to get off your toy but also for irritating the delicate vagina. For this reason, I’ve always stuck with plain mild soap and boil the toys which can handle it once per week.
The Before And After toy cleaner from GoodVibes has offered me another way! The cleaner is very thin, and sprays right on with a few squirts. Like any antibacterial spray or soap you’ve got to leave this on for a minimum of two full minutes in order for it to actually be able to kill bacteria on your toy.
My new process for cleaning has changed since I don’t have to spend quite as much time scrubbing toys as I used to. Now, when I finish using a toy I spray it down in a bucket which I’ve put aside for just such a purpose. Then, I leave it in the bucket while I take care of the next person to enter my chat room. After that, I come back to the bucket and remove the toys one at a time and rinse them very well. I then apply a much smaller amount of soap than I usually would, and then gently scrub the toy. Since the toy has already been disinfected, I don’t need to worry about really going crazy with the soap. Now I’m just making sure that my toys have no residue from the toy cleaner left over on it. Then I just lay my toys to dry and get them when they do. I still go through and boil any toy which can handle that once per week though.
Remember: a toy cleaner is not a replacement for soap, but rather, think of it as an extra bit of security to ensure your toys are extra clean!
For someone who uses toys a lot – we’re talking several times per day – I really do love this stuff. I use it several times per hour for five or six hours during the day, and I have not even used a quarter of the bottle after a full week of this. You don’t need a ton. When you spray the Before And After cleaner, it comes out almost like Windex or Pine Sol. It has a bit of a chemically smell, but mostly it smells a bit floral to me.
Remember, this is your body, and these toys are going into some pretty intimate places. Using a toy cleaner gives you that extra little peace of mind especially when you need to be sure something is very clean, like with anal toys. The product is not meant to be a sterilizing agent, but it will kill germs and bacteria, so if you are planning on sharing your toys with other people use a 10% bleach solution, boil it, or put it in the dishwasher if it is dishwasher safe.
Here are the ingredients: deionized water, cocamidoprophyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, benzyl alcohol, disodium EDTA, and fragrance. It comes in an eight ounce bottle.
I really love this product, and I love how much more reassured I feel when I use it. Nothing will replace the need for soap or a good sterilizing run (like boiling and bleaching) but this is one extra little thing to keep your toys in tip top condition. I highly recommend it.
5 Clean (even under the nails!) Paws:Thank you so much, GoodVibes, for allowing me to try out this cleaner in exchange for an honest and fair review.