The best way to clean a fleshlight is a lot easier than you think. All you need is hot water on a cloth. Avoid any soap as they might break down the material and ruin it forever.
Sound simple? It is. However, you might want too read on to get some other tips to keep your fleshlight a fresh as the day you bought it.
You’ve just finished jacking off and that post-orgasm euphoria is hitting you...
The last thing you want to do is a little cleaning. Unfortunately, though, it has to be done.
Now, if you’re going ‘old school; and using the five finger shuffle, this wouldn’t be a problem. Just wash your hands and wipe down any impromptu coats of ‘paint’ you’ve applied to your walls, and you’re good.
(C’mon, I know we’ve all been there before.)
But with the advent of more complicated sex toys, you don’t have to worry about your walls getting ‘paint’ on them. Sex toys nowadays keep all of those fluids inside of them.
Products like the Fleshlight and FleshJack are great for those very reasons.
But where do all those fluids go? Well, that’s kinda the downside to these toys. They need to be cleaned after every use. Just like all of the sex toys out there, a fleshlight is the perfect breeding ground for all kinds of nasty bacteria if you don’t keep them clean.
And if you’re like me, you want to stick your dick in fresh equipment.
So in this article, I’m going to give you all the tools you need to best clean your new investment and make sure it stays in working order for as long as possible.
But First...What is a Fleshlight?
Simply put, a fleshlight is a long, cylindrical toy you can stick your dick in over and over again like there’s no tomorrow. These are one of the most popular men’s sex toys and I can personally attest that this status is completely warranted.
They feel super realistic and feel absolutely incredible! The first time I used one, I was completely blown away by how close it felt to the real thing. I just had to use it again immediately to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
So why would you want to cut these amazing feelings short by making yourself sick or ruining your perfect fuck buddy? You don’t.
Because as promised, here are the ways you can properly clean and maintain your fleshlight for years upon years of amazing orgasms.
Want to Clean it the Easy Way? Just use Water
Most sex toys can be cleaned with some hot water on a rag and fleshlights are no exception. Just make sure the water is super hot. If your fleshlight comes in a plastic container, remove the fleshy part so you can get into all the little nooks and crannies.
While you might be tempted to use soap or other cleaning agents, I would highly warn against it. Soap and anything with rubbing alcohol in it will slowly break down the material in your fleshlight. While this won’t immediately ruin your toy, prolonged cleaning will seriously lower the life expectancy of your fleshlight.
For a More Thorough Clean, Use Fleshwash!
Fleshwash is the official antibacterial cleaning spray for your fleshlight. After you wash your toy with clean water, just spray the inside about 6 times and you’re good to go.
The one thing I feel I should warn about is that Fleshwash contains Triclosan which is used in hand sanitizer. There are varying reports on whether or not it’s harmful to humans.
While your hands can take a lot of abuse, your dick is much more sensitive than your hands will ever be. I felt it wise to warn you about the iffy nature of Triclosan since it may or may cause some serious damage to your schlong.
Letting the Fleshlight Dry
Before you ‘lid up’ your Fleshlight and call it a day, you should let the whole thing dry out so you don’t risk trapping a bunch of moisture inside because as we all know, moisture in a warm, dark place is a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria.
Make sure to remove both caps of the case before you let the thing dry. Both ends need to be able to breathe for all moisture to leave completely.
But why not use a towel to dry it off?
Well, the material fleshlights are made out of is kind of a fluff magnet. Even if you use a clean towel, stuff like dust or pet hair could get caught inside your toy. Not really a pleasant thought.
If you absolutely need to dry your fleshlight quickly, I’d recommend putting it in front of a fan or other device that blows air around. This way, you’re reducing the chance of picking up outside debris.
Make sure you’re careful about putting your toy close to warm air. The material can melt pretty quickly if it gets too warm.
Can I Turn My Fleshlight Inside Out?
Unfortunately, turning your fleshlight inside out can damage the material and in extension, the toy itself. I would recommend using the above methods to quickly dry your fleshlight out.
My Fleshlight’s Starting to Smell. How do I Fix That?
This is most likely a sign that you’ve missed bacteria inside your toy. Thankfully, this is a pretty easy fix. Just clean your toy thoroughly with warm water and let it dry for a couple of days.
If your toy still smells weird, it may be time to whip out the Fleshwash or some Isopropyl alcohol. Yeah, these things aren’t as good as the warm water method, but using them to do a deep clean every so often shouldn’t do any harm.
How to I Care for My Fleshlight in the Long Term?
Like pretty much everything in life, your fleshlight’s probably going to start deteriorating or losing that new toy glow eventually and you’ll probably start to notice your fleshlight doesn’t feel as soft as it used to.
This can be remedied pretty easily by picking up some cornstarch and sprinkling it around the outside of your toy. This also fixes some of the stickiness of the outside of your toy so it’s less likely to attract lint. It’s two solutions in one!
You’ve may have seen that Fleshlight have their own Fleshlight Renewing Powder but don’t let the fancy packaging fool you; it’s literally 100% cornstarch. So save yourself some money and just pick up a bag of cornstarch online or at your local grocery store.
However, if you do want to stick to the Fleshlight Renewing Powder then it’s up to you.
If you take proper care of your fleshlight, it should last a pretty long time. These are good quality toys so if you follow my tips above (make sure you clean it thoroughly, never store it while it’s damp, and don’t use soap), your toy should stay in good working order for its usable life.
So like I said at the beginning: don’t let your post-orgasm euphoria cause you to get lazy. You’ll end up regretting it when you have to drop the cash to get a brand new fleshlight.
There are a few different ways to use your new fleshlight and that kind of flexibility is what makes these toys so great. Whether you’re a stroker or a pounder, there’s a solution to make your fleshlight work for you.
If you’re looking for a new Toy yourself head over to our Ultimate Fleshlight Guide 2020 to see what’s on the market.