Sex workers who use sex toys should always ensure that they adhere to the following guidelines:
- Avoid using sex toys provided by customer, you don’t know how clean they are or what cleaning solutions have been used which could harm you.
- When using a client sex toy use a condom to prevent the spreading of diseases.
- Always make sure sex toys are cleaning thoroughly between uses
- Ensure that dirty sex toys are kept separately from clean sex toys
Disinfect only using products approved by the Ctgb. (PTV coded products) See paragraph 2.5 of the Hygiene Directive.
Cleaning Non-Porous Materials
If the manufacturer’s instructions of your sex toy reference a composition of glass, stainless steel, silicone, acrylic, or hard plastic, you are dealing with a non-porous material.
Accordingly, bacteria aren’t likely to seep in and get trapped (although you should always pay special attention to any ridges, cracks, or crevices in your toy).
Toys should first be washed with soap and water; this will clean the toy. Once dry, the toy should then be disinfected using Alcohol Podior 80% from Reymerink (there are other brand
Cleaning Porous Materials
If the manufacturer’s instructions of your sex toy reference a composition of rubber, “jelly” rubber, vinyl, cyberskin, softskin, ultraskin, nylon, or leather, you’re dealing with a porous material. On the plus side, your sex toy feels very authentic. However, sex toys comprised of porous material do require considerably more maintenance than their non-porous cousins. Porous products make it easier for bacteria to sink in and hunker down, so routine washing is more important than ever. Avoid anything that could be toxic to you and your partner or that could lead to an adverse physical reaction.
Toys should first be washed with soap and water; this will clean the toy. Once dry, the toy should then be disinfected using Alcohol Podior 80% from Reymerink (there are other brand but this is the brand we recommend and use), the disinfectant should be left for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to kill all impurities. If the sex toy is made from a material which cannot be disinfected, then we do not recommend using this toy for health reasons.
Sex workers should use small disposable tubes of disinfectant between clients to avoid spreading infection.