No matter the toy (and we’ve sure got a few) — storing your sex toys in the wrong place leaves them exposed to dirt, dust, and bacteria.
We get, inside your bedside drawer or stashed behind some socks seem like the easiest options. But hear us out — it’s worth considering the alternatives.
Here are the top ways to store your sex toys to keep them clean and in an easy-to-find place.
What to do before storing your sex toys
The most important thing to know about how to store sex toys is this: Your sex toy must be clean and dry before it is put away. While it might seem like a bit of a chore, it’s quick and easy once you know what you’re doing. More importantly, it’s a crucial part of safer sex. Storing a toy that has not been cleaned, or is still wet from cleaning, can encourage bacteria to develop that can lead to skin irritation or infection, along with product malfunction.
Using warm soapy water is an expert-approved way of keeping your adult toys hygienic. Make sure the soap is made with gentle ingredients. Look for toys that are IPX7 level waterproof — this means that even the charging section won’t be affected by too much water during cleaning.
If the idea of using water for your toys worries you, try our Clean Queen Intimate Accessory Spray! Simply spritz and wait to dry — no water needed. It’s made with no nasties so it won’t impact the toy’s function (and it keeps the environment happy).
Once your sex toys are 100% clean, pat them dry with a clean towel or cloth. Alternatively, leave them to air dry on a clean surface.
Read our step-by-step guide to cleaning sex toys for a detailed breakdown.
How to store your sex toys
Your sex toys deserve more than being tossed under your pillow or in a nearby drawer. Your body also deserves better! Genitalia is sensitive — we recommend taking extra steps like correct toy storage to avoid irritation. A clean and protective home will prolong a sex toy’s life!
When it comes to protecting your favourite sex toys from lint, dirt, and unwanted debris, there are plenty of options. Here are the top 3 adult toy storage solutions we suggest:
1. Sex Toy Storage Bag
For smaller and more delicate sex toys, we suggest a gentle form of storage like a soft sex toy storage bag. A small bag or soft case means it’s easy to take on the go — whether it be in your bag on a night out or in your car on the way to see your sneaky link.
The fun and elegant design of our Making Moves Storage Case simulates a makeup bag, which is perfect for anyone who would prefer their intimate toys were not on display (just keep it out of sight of sneaky stealing sisters). Made with a luxury velvet outer, it can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
2. Sex Toy Storage Case
When it comes to storage that is more sturdy and protective, you’ll need something like a hard cover storage case. Hard cover cases are perfect for travelling as they ensure your toys are protected while your luggage gets tossed around on the plane or train. It’s also the perfect travel companion because you can fit your sex toy, charger, and accessories all in one place.
3. Sex Toy Storage Box
If you’re anything like us, you have an impressive toy collection and struggle to fit all your goodies into one storage bag or case. For something bigger, we suggest you invest in a storage box. That way, you can store all your different toys, accessories, chargers, cleaning supplies, and lubricants in one spot. Just make sure your toys have individual cases or are in smaller bags inside the box so they don’t gather dust! If your pets are always looking for new chew toys or you have the most curious kids in the world, get a sturdy box with a lid that closes properly or consider adding a lock.
Where can I store my sex toys?
Nothing kills the mood like needing to stop and locate your case or box of sex toys (although, it could be kinda hot to pull out your entire collection in front of a partner). Either way, you’ll want an easy way to access whatever you want when you want it.
Storing your bag, case, or box under your bed or on a nightstand are the most ideal places to be able to quickly find your toys in the heat of the moment. You can also try in your bedroom cupboard or chest of drawers for something a bit more hidden.
Read more on sex toys at VUSH Stimulation:
How you store your sex toys can impact how long they last, their service life, and even how they feel. All individual VUSH toys come with protection (toy protection, that is). Our Next Generation products each come in a small silky bag and our POP Collection products come with individual cases. So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered even if you don’t have a specific adult toy storage bag, case, or box.
Discover more of our guides on our VUSH Stimulation Blog, such as how to incorporate sex toys into partnered sex. If you’re ready for your first investment, read up on which sex toys we recommend for first-time buyers and make sure you’re familiar with our vibrator myth busters.