So, can sex toys get moldy? Well, I’m here to tell you all about it. You know how sometimes you store your sex toys away in a cupboard or drawer for months on end, and you think they’ll be perfectly safe? Well, that’s not always the case.
Moldy sex toys? *gasp* Yes, apparently they can get quite dusty and even moldy when gone unused for too long. Well, I guess I should’ve known this could be an issue, because I recently stumbled upon mold in my sex toy drawer after months and months of it just sitting there. It was so gross, and I was really stressed out feeling like I had failed myself and my trusty sex toy collection.
But after my initial shock and panic had settled, I realized I wasn’t the only one who had to deal with this situation. In fact, this happens to a lot of us who store our toys away for months without thinking about it. Heck, I bet even you have come across moldy sex toys recently—even if you didn’t realise what it was.
So, I figured I would do some research on the topic and discovered that mold can readily form on sex toys if they’re not cleaned regularly. I also found out that even objects that are typically thought of as “dry” can also be hosts of black mold. This means that you should be extra cautious when storing your sex toys, as mildew and mold can haunt them even after long forgotten.
Apparently, frequent cleaning and proper storage is essential in keeping mold at bay. You should make sure to clean your toys after each use with a toy cleaner or soap and warm water and then be sure to store them in a closed container. You should check your toys regularly after you’ve stored them away to make sure they’re mold-free.
It can also be beneficial to buy sexual toys made of silicone, glass, or stainless steel, as these materials are much less porous and less likely to harbor mold. Plastic cans also contribute to the quicker growth of mold due to its porous nature as well as not stored properly.
Even so, I found out that while it is definitely possible for sex toys to get moldy, it’s very preventable. Now, when I store my toys away I am much more conscious about making sure they stay clean and dry to avoid any moldy surprises in the future.
And going forward, I will be sure to maintain a more strict cleaning and dildos proper storage regimen to keep my sex toys in top shape and to avoid any more scare moments with my beloved collection.