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Feb 08, 2018

How to Clean a Fleshlight

When you own a sex toy like the Fleshlight, you have to consider important sanitary conditions after you're done. Learning how to clean a Fleshlight is vital to your health and safety as well as for the pleasurable enjoyment of your sex toy. You should never put the toy away without cleaning it immediately. It's important that the toy is cleaned and sanitized properly to maintain an antibacterial and antimicrobial surface as well as the interior. It's never a good idea to leave bodily fluids on the toy without cleaning it.

When it comes to the Fleshlight, there are pockets, ridges, and bumps inside where fluids can accumulate. A quick rinse isn't going to be thorough enough to ensure that you maintain a sleeve that's as fresh and clean as the day you purchased it. Over time, leaving fluids in the Fleshlight can break down the insert's compound. Learn how to clean a Fleshlight properly with these steps.

Preventative Measures

If you're serious about learning how to clean a Fleshlight and keep it pristine, a condom is the best way to avoid leaving behind any bodily fluids. Once you're finished with playtime, remove the condom and toss it in the trash. The interior of the Fleshlight will still need a light cleaning, but it will be much easier.

For some men, using a condom isn't preferable. They want to enjoy the ultimate pleasure of orgasm while wrapped within the soft walls of the Fleshlight. The beauty of the Fleshlight toy is that you can finish inside without worry. If that describes the experience you want to have with the toy, you definitely have to take care of the product after completion, which includes learning how to clean a Fleshlight properly.

Anatomy of a Fleshlight

While it's a soft, pliant and velvety texture next to the skin, that texture has to be maintained with proper care. It's vital to ensure that you're using the correct products and cleaning procedures to keep a pristine sex toy. The sleeve can't be boiled or slathered with alcohol-based products to keep it clean. With silicone or glass toys, it's easy to fully disinfect them using heat or alcohol, but that's not the case with a sleeve because of the sensitive nature of the material. It's the material that makes these sleeves so pleasurable.

Lubricants for the Fleshlight

You shouldn't need too much lubricant with your Fleshlight unless you want it excessively slippery and wet. If personal preference requires the need of lubricant, always choose a water-based lubricant like Fleshlube Water. This type of lubricant won't degrade the material of your sleeve over time. It's also great for use during sex with a partner. Oil-based lubricants can produce tears and holes in your toys. Overall, it's best to have water-based lubricant to ensure a pleasurable experience without surprises like degrading sex toy materials.

Disassemble the Fleshlight

It doesn't matter what kind of Fleshlight you've purchased; they're all made of the same type of high-quality components. You'll have the case itself, the inserts, and the end caps. The toy makes it simple to remove the insert when you pull it from the wider end. Remove the end caps by unscrewing them, and slip the insert out from the case before cleaning.

Supplies for the Fleshlight Cleaning Process

Once you're ready for Fleshlight cleaning, you'll want to gather all the supplies and materials needed for sanitizing. While you may be tempted to use conventional soap for the interior, it's definitely not recommended. In fact, it can cause the insert's mineral-based compound to deteriorate. It won't be the same experience if the material is breaking down within the case as you're trying to maximize your pleasure.

Hot water, the Fleshwash cleaning solution, and Fleshlight Renewing Powder are the basic supplies you'll need to clean your Fleshlight. The So Fresh and So Clean Pack can be purchased as a set with the Fleshlight Renewing Powder and Fleshwash, so you can ensure that the right products are being used on the delicate insert. The toy cleaner won't irritate your sensitive skin. It's non-greasy and contains a powerful antibacterial called Triclosan, which doesn't contain alcohol.

Cautions for Cleaning

It's vital that the right solution is used on the insert when you're learning how to clean a Fleshlight. Anything that is alcohol-based will eat away at the compound of the insert over time, and it's not the proper way to learn how to clean a Fleshlight. Stick to solutions that are made specifically for Fleshlight cleaning. It might be tempting to use a sanitizer for cleaning the toy, but a primary ingredient in most antibacterial solutions is alcohol. Learning how to clean a Fleshlight includes what knowing materials you should avoid.

 Soak the Toy's Insert

After gathering the cleaning supplies, it's time to soak the parts of the Fleshlight that you disassembled. While you can soak and wash the end caps and case, the part that requires the most attention is the insert. It's the part that touches your naked skin, picking up its oils, and receives the bulk of your pleasure at the end of playtime.

First, run warm water through the interior to flush away any leftover fluids. Once it's fairly cleaned out, soak the insert in very hot water. It should be clear water without any soap. After soaking for a few minutes, squeeze out any remaining moisture and allow your toy to air-dry at least partially before proceeding.

Use the Fleshwash

The Fleshwash is recommended because it's specially formulated to clean and sanitize the delicate SuperSkin material without damaging it. Because it comes in a handy spray bottle, it's easy to apply with just a few spritzes. Spray the Fleshwash along the entire interior and exterior surface of the Fleshwash sleeve, making sure to access all of those hard-to-reach places. You just need to coat the surface, but be careful not to miss any spots along the sleeve's delicate surface.

After you finish applying the Fleshwash, make sure to rinse the sleeve out. Then, you can place the sleeve in a dry, warm location to air-dry. Do not use a hairdryer or apply any direct heat to the sleeve, as this may compromise the texture of the SuperSkin.

How to Clean a Fleshlight Case and Caps

The case, outer caps, and case ring can be washed with hot water, soap, alcohol, and other solutions as long as they're rinsed thoroughly before they come into contact with the sleeve. Once they're washed completely, they need to be left to dry on a clean surface.

Using the Fleshlight Renewing Powder

Fleshlight Renewing Powder keeps your sleeve soft and helps it to maintain that firm, stretchy feel that makes the Fleshlight seem so much like real skin. After your Fleshlight has dried completely, just cover the entire surface in a thin layer of the soft renewing powder. That's all you have to do; don't wipe it or rinse it. Just apply the powder, and you're ready to reassemble your Fleshlight.

Assembling and Storing

After the sleeve, case, and caps are dry, it's time to reassemble the Fleshlight. Just attach the cap to the smaller end, and slip the slimmer end of the sleeve into the case first. Give all of the parts a firm tug to ensure that everything is firmly in place. If you're planning on putting the toy away for the moment, place the other cap over the top of the Fleshlight. It's important to keep dust and dirt from coming into contact with the sleeve material. You want to keep the sleeve clean between uses.

Maintaining the Integrity of the Sleeve Material

To get the most out of your sleeve, you'll need to care for the material as well as the case between uses. That means using the right solution for Fleshlight cleaning, but it also means that you should keep the toy in a cool, dry place. Don't leave the Fleshlight in a place where it will get heated or moist when you're not using it. As previously noted, these sleeves are sensitive to excessive moisture and heat.

Dos and Donts

To recap, these are some of the basic things you should and shouldn't do when it comes to learning how to clean a Fleshlight.

  • Don't use alcohol or alcohol-based products on the sleeve itself. The material will deteriorate over time, and the sleeve will have to be replaced.
  • Never boil or microwave the sleeve. It will break down the integrity of the material.
  • Always clean after each use.
  • Don't allow water or fluids to sit within the sleeve for long periods of time.
  • Avoid talcum powder when purchasing powder for the toy. It needs to be cornstarch-based. The best products are those that are made especially for the Fleshlight sleeve.

Salvaging a Fleshlight Sleeve

Unfortunately, if you haven't followed the above cleaning instructions, you might have a toy that has been contaminated. You'll need to clean and sanitize the sleeve if you haven't done so already. It might not be possible to bring it back to pristine condition without the right products. You'll need to use the Fleshwash, which is patented to work with the sleeve's material. You can start by rinsing the sleeve thoroughly with warm water to eliminate any surface contaminants. Let the sleeve dry, and then spray the entire exterior and interior surface with Fleshwash before rinsing it. Let the sleeve air-dry once again. You may need to do this two or three times if it's in particularly bad shape.

Finally, apply a thin layer of the Renewing Powder to the entire surface of the sleeve, and allow the powder to penetrate the skin. In most cases, this should soften up the skin once again and help it to regain the softness that you once enjoyed. When it comes to how to clean a Fleshlight, the important thing to remember is to always use the recommended products. This is true whether you're just sprucing up your sleeve or looking to salvage a sleeve that hasn't been well-maintained.

When you learn how to clean a Fleshlight as well as maintain it properly, you'll clean all the parts thoroughly after use and store the toy in a cool, dry place. This will give you a toy that will provide years of pleasure. Don't forget that some of these sleeves have intricate textures that require special care and cleaning. You can't expect to rinse it out after pleasuring yourself and getting into all the nooks and crannies of the sleeve itself.

If you're still wondering how to clean a Fleshlight, remember not to overthink it. With just a few spritzes of Fleshwash and a quick dusting of Renewing Powder after each use, you can enjoy years of pleasure without ever having to labor in vain with difficult cleaning procedures. When it comes to Fleshlight cleaning, the key is consistency. The more often you clean your toy, the less of a chore it will be. Just get into the habit of cleaning immediately after each use, and it will become second nature before you know it.

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