If you own a Fleshlight, or similar toy, you need to clean it after every use. If you don’t, weird fungus and other nasty stuff can start to grow inside. Not only is this disgusting, but it also makes your toy completely unusable.
While keeping your Fleshlight clean is important, it’s not as straightforward as you might think. Because of the unique compound that makes up the toy’s insert, that’s a fancy name for the area you put you dick in, you have to be careful. Otherwise you might accidentally damage the material.
Below is a complete guide explaining how to properly clean and maintain your Fleshlight. If you follow these steps you’ll never have a problem with mold or other gross issues.
(I’m using my Katsuni model for the demonstration)
Every Fleshlight comes with the same components. You get a case, two end caps, and the insert. Taking everything apart is incredibly easy. You can do it in less than a minute.
Simply unscrew the end caps and remove the insert. After you do this, move on to the next step.
Rinse And Dry Your Fleshlight Case
Take your Fleshlight to the sink. Then rinse out both end caps so they’re clean.
After you take care of the caps, rinse out the case. If you want, take a washcloth or towel and use it to clean out the inside.
I find that Fleshlight cases can take a long time to dry on their own. Because of this, it’s a good idea wipe them down with a fresh washcloth. You can get all the moisture out without having to wait around for hours.
(Use a washcloth or paper towels to dry the case out)
Rinse The Fleshlight Insert
Depending on which Fleshlight you have, cleaning out the insert can take some time. For this article, I wanted to use one of the designs that’s harder to clean out. If you want a model that’s easier to clean, I’ve recommended one at the bottom of this post.
The first thing you should do is run your insert under the sink. I like to send water through both ends, just to clear out anything that might be in there. Do this for about 20 to 30 seconds on each side.
Once you’ve completed the first step, run some more water through your toy. But this time, use your hands to pinch both openings shut. With the Fleshlight full of water, shake it around a little. Then let the water out and do it again two or three more times.
(Seal the ends so water can’t escape)
Once you’ve gotten your insert clean, set it aside to dry off.
Do Not Use Soap Or Chemical Cleaners
Before I get any further, I want to issue a very serious warning. Do not try to clean your Fleshlight, or any other toys for that matter, with soap or other chemicals. I made this mistake with my FunZone Vulcan Ripe Anus and it completely ruined the toy.
A lot of cleaning products, including some types of soap, have oils and chemicals that can damage your toy. Some will dry the inserts out, making them crack, while others will simply make your Fleshlight sticky and gross.
Personally, I avoid all soaps and stick to rinsing with nothing but water. If you’re still worried about mold or germs, there’s an easy solution that I’ll discuss in a moment.
Let The Insert Air Dry (Or Use A Fan)
After you’ve cleaned out your Fleshlight, let it dry out. This can take some time depending on which model you have, but usually shouldn’t take more than an hour or two.
If you really want to speed the process up, take a fan or blow-dryer and use it on your insert. I’ve done this before and it cuts the drying time down to nothing. What would usually take an hour can be done in 10 minutes this way.
Once your toy is dry, disinfect it. This kills all germs and bacteria, leaving your Fleshlight clean as a whistle.
Like with cleaning products, you should be very wary about what type of disinfectant you use. I only clean my toys with Fleshwash, the official Fleshlight cleaner. It’s completely safe and has been specifically designed for use with sex toys.
Use Rejuvenating Powder
After you’ve used your Fleshlight for a few months, it can start to feel a little dry and stiff. When this happens, you need to revitalize the material.
When it comes to making your Fleshlight soft again, you have two options. You can either drop nine bucks on a tiny container of Fleshlight Renewing Powder or you can spend six dollars on a one pound bag of cornstarch (Amazon). They’re the exact same.
When you want to use the powder, simply sprinkle it over your Fleshlight insert. Make sure the toy is coated in a thin layer and then put the insert back in its case. It’s that simple.
(Talcum powder can damage your toys)
Warning: Some websites suggest using talcum powder to restore your Fleshlight. Don’t do this. While some brands of talcum powder are harmless, many contain chemicals that can damage or destroy your toy. Play it safe and use cornstarch instead.
Maintaining your Fleshlight and keeping it clean will ensure that it lasts forever. Toys that are properly cared for can last for years. Additionally, sanitizing your sex toys keeps you safe. Putting your dick in a big pocket of mold isn’t exactly healthy.
Whenever you finish masturbating, take a few minutes to rinse your toy out and disinfect it. Your toy (and your penis) will thank you. It doesn’t take long to do and will add years to your toy’s lifespan.
Now that you know how to clean a Fleshlight, you have no excuses not to do it.
P.S. If you’re looking for a Fleshlight that’s really easy to clean, check out the original Pink Lady. It’s not as crazy as some of the pornstar themed toys, but still provides a lot of pleasure. Plus, cleaning up after yourself is super easy.
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