Fleshlight are some of man’s “tools of trade” that you are likely to find stashed somewhere in the bedroom.
When masturbating, the fleshlight tends to be on the receiving end of a lot of cum, sweat and dozens of other stuff that occur during an excruciating session.
To increase the durability and longevity, you have to ensure proper hygiene of your sex toys, not just the fleshlight. Lack of hygiene not only increases the wearing out of your fleshlight, but it also poses a health risk to you.
The fleshlight requires a procedural cleaning routine especially in the sleeve for optimal pleasure and zero health risks.
5 Steps on How to Clean a Fleshlight
1. Disassemble the fleshlight
The first step when cleaning a fleshlight is to disassemble the fleshlight to its constituent parts for easy cleaning. You should have warm water and soap ready to help in disinfecting any bacteria and dirt in the fleshlight parts.
If the fleshlight is left for a prolonged period without cleaning, it can be an avenue for bacteria grown, and this can cause infections such as Urinary Tract Infection that can even be passed on to other sex partners.
Cleaning all the single parts using warm water and soap can help eliminate bacterial growth and other risk factors that may pose a health risk to the user. When cleaning the fleshlight, focus on the suction cup since it collects cum and sweat deposits. Also, clean the upper case carefully to remove any deposits that may have stuck to its surface.
2. Clean the Sleeve
The sleeve is made up of a tender material that requires gentleness during cleaning. For this part, only use water and soft cleaning material. Don’t use soap when cleaning the sleeve since the material may be easily destroyed.
Briskly warm water will help remove any deposits in the sleeve. Start by passing warm water through the entrance to rinse the inside of the sleeve, while letting water to pass through the other end of the sleeve. Repeat this process for about 40 seconds.
This process will remove most of the deposits, but there may be small remnants still stuck on the sleeve material. Some sleeves have textured and creviced surfaces that may hide some dirt.
To remove any remnant dirt, clean the interior of the sleeve using a soft cleaning material while it is still immersed in water. This will help remove any sticky remnants that remained after the first round of cleaning.
Be gentle when cleaning the sleeve avoid tearing off the tender material inside the fleshlight sleeve. Tearing off the material would effectively reduce its effectiveness as well as its lifespan.
3. Use Fleshwash Cleaner for Fleshlights
Fleshwash is a disinfectant that is specifically recommended for fleshlights. Use this disinfectant to spray the inner and outer surfaces of the sleeve. It works by disinfecting and inhibiting bacteria build-up in the fleshlight to prevent infections when using it.
Disinfecting involves cupping one end and pouring some amount of the disinfectant into the sleeve. Cover the other end and shake to allow the disinfectant to touch every part of the sleeve (inside the sleeve). Slosh the disinfectant for about thirty seconds to kill all the built-up bacteria. Once you are done disinfecting the sleeve, dispose of the Fleshwash container.
A cheaper alternative to the manufacturer-recommended disinfectant is Isopropyl alcohol. This alcohol is primarily manufactured as a cleaning agent for sex toys. It is poisonous and not drinkable.
The Isopropyl alcohol tends to be more thorough than the Fleshwash spray, and it gets to every point inside the sleeve to kill and destroy any bacteria build up in the fleshlight. Isopropyl is not only favorably-priced, but it also has thousands of positive reviews from customers who have bought and used it.
The Isopropyl is readily available in online stores and you can buy it and have it delivered in a few days’ time. Since there are different types of Isopropyl cleaning agents on the market, insist on the Isopropyl 70% since it tends to be gentle on the interior of the fleshlight.
4. Dry Fleshlight Components
Once the cleaning is done, you should now work on drying the fleshlight components separately. Users have devised different creative ways of drying the fleshlight components, and the most popular method is using a dry towel.
For the upper case, use a dry towel to wipe off the water until there is no moisture left. Do the same to the suction cup. If the parts still require extra drying, place them on a drying rack to remove any remaining moisture. If the towel is enough to dry off the fleshlight components, there is no need to place them in the drying rack.
5. Dry the Fleshlight Sleeve
Once you have dried the fleshlight components, it is time to dry the fleshlight sleeve. The sleeve should be dried on both the outer and inner parts. Use a clean dry towel to wipe off the water on the outer part of the sleeve.
Next, use a microfiber cloth to dry the inner part of the sleeve. Simply wrap the cloth around the chopstick so that it goes through the sleeve. Soak off as much water as possible then hang it to dry.
Before sure that the sleeve is completely dry before putting in your sex toys toolbox. If the sleeve is still humid, it has a high likelihood of developing molds which pose a health risk to your body. Molds also reduce the durability of your fleshlight.
Conclusion on How to Clean a Fleshlight
When you buy a fleshlight, you should learn how to clean a fleshlight both for hygiene and increase the durability of your sex toys.
Cleaning a fleshlight helps remove all the dirt that has accumulated after an intense session. All the cum, sweat and even lubes can pose health risks to the user if they stay for too long before they are cleaned.
Make sure to clean your fleshlight after each session, and before returning it to its storage box. Also, remember to dry the fleshlight components and sleeve completely to prevent molds from growing around them.