Have you read a sex toy review and seen the term "10% bleach solution" in the cleaning instructions? Ever wondered what it was or how to use it? Read on for information on 10% bleach solution, how to make it, and how to use it.
What is 10% bleach solution?
A 10% bleach solution is a solution made of one part bleach for every 9 parts water. It can be used for general cleaning and disinfecting, but these instructions will be geared toward sex toy cleaning. A 10% bleach solution can be used to disinfect sex toys before use by a different person or before using in the vagina after anal use. In general, it's safe to use on silicone, glass, metal, and plastic toys, but always read your toy's instructions in case there are special cleaning instructions.
How do I make a 10% bleach solution?
To make a 10% bleach solution, you will need:
-A measuring cup/spoon
-Container with a secure lid/cap (e.g. bottle, jar)
First, decide how much solution you want to make. Do you want a little bottle to keep with your sex toys? Do you want a big jar to keep near a sink for easy cleaning? For a smaller amount, choose a tablespoon for measuring. For a larger amount, perhaps you'd want a 1/4 cup for measuring. These instructions will refer to a "spoonful" when directing you to measure bleach and water. Open your container and measure one spoonful of bleach into your container. Then measure nine spoonfuls of water into the container and swirl gently. Secure your container's cap or lid. Apply a label to your container and write 10% Bleach Solution on it, so there's no mistaking it for another product.
My 10% bleach solution is in a big glass jar. I like having a wide mouth jar so I can easily access the solution with a paper towel.
How do I use a 10% bleach solution on my toys?
First, wash your toy with soap and water to remove excess lube, fluids, etc. from the surface. Then, take a paper towel and dip it into your bleach solution. If you can't dip your paper towel into your container, pour a little onto a paper towel. Wipe your toy thoroughly, paying special attention to indentions, ridges, and other places that might not get bleached on the first pass. If you need more, take another piece of paper towel and wet it, then apply more. Don't re-dip the original paper towel. Don't dunk your sex toy into the 10% bleach solution container
After wiping, allow the toy to sit with the bleach solution on it for a minute or so. Rinse the toy very well using warm or hot water then dry and store your toy as usual. If you are cleaning a butt plug that has retained ass smell, you can leave the 10% bleach solution on it longer to help with the smell. I have wrapped a butt plug in a paper towel damp with 10% bleach solution to help get rid of ass smell (the toy was silicone). I left it wrapped for perhaps an hour or so and had no problems.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Thank you for reading!