How to Clean and Take Care of Your Fleshlight

Everyone should try sex toys. They add excitement, fun, and variety to your masturbation sessions and can even spice up an adventurous relationship. But when you start investing in sex toys you find that there is more to learn. Proper cleaning is essential to keep your toys clean, hygienic and in tip-top condition.

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If you already own a Fleshlight then you might have rinsed it out as instructed. But many users find that, over time, the surface starts to feel sticky to the touch, collects fluff, or even begins to develop black markings inside.

The nature of the Fleshlight means that there are lots of nooks and crannies, especially if you have chosen one with a ridged interior. Over time, there can also develop small tears in the soft material of the inner sleeve. These might not affect use, but they definitely provide a nice hiding place for bacteria to thrive.


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To keep your Fleshlight in great condition and make sure you get the best from it, you need to take care of it. Luckily, cleaning your Fleshlight is not difficult. Here we explore some top tips and methods for keeping your Fleshlight as good as new.

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How to Clean a Fleshlight

Take off the plastic casing and run warm water through the SuperSkin interior to rinse off any bodily fluids and lubricants. That’s it for cleaning. Do not use soap to clean your Fleshlight as it can degrade the material.

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What can you use to clean your Fleshlight?

Warm water is recommended for Fleshlight cleaning. If you feel that your Fleshlight needs a tougher clean, Fleshlight has Fleshwash sex toy cleaner for Fleshlights and other sex toys.

Alternatively, you can use isopropyl alcohol to clean your Fleshlight. It is cheaper and works well without harming the SuperSkin material.

Applying Fleshwash or isopropyl alcohol to your Fleshlight is easy. Just spray or pour some inside, and let the Fleshlight dry. Rinsing is not necessary.

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Do you have to clean the Fleshlight straight after using it?

Yes. To get the best from your Fleshlight, you need to clean it after use. Every time, and as soon as you can.

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How to Dry Your Fleshlight

Once your Fleshlight is clean you need to dry it. It needs to be completely dry before you put it away because any remaining dampness will encourage the growth of nasty bacteria – not a pleasant thought, considering what you put in there!

You might be tempted to dry your Fleshlight with a towel but this is discouraged as the surface of SuperSkin is good at picking up bits of fluff.

The best way to dry your Fleshlight is to simply place the clean sleeve on a clean, dry surface and leave it to air dry. Remember that water will be trapped inside so leave it out as long as you can: until it is completely dry inside and out.

My trick to faster drying is to leave the Fleshlight above a radiator. The warm air passes through the sleeve and it dries much faster. Don't leave your Fleshlight too close to the radiator though! The material melts surprisingly easily. 

Can’t you turn the Fleshlight inside out for faster and easier drying?

No, this is not recommended and could damage the sleeve. Instead, you can apply isopropyl alcohol to the sleeve after washing it to aid fast drying but the easiest way is to give it plenty of time to dry out thoroughly before you pack it away.

How to keep your Fleshlight odor-free

If you care for your Fleshlight properly from the first use then there should be no problem with odor. If you do start to notice a funky smell then is could be a sign that you have not rinsed it thoroughly, or not let it dry out fully before returning the end caps. Careful cleaning and a day or two drying should start to restore your Fleshlight to a neutral odor. If that doesn’t help try cleaning with isopropyl alcohol or Fleshlight Fleshwash.

Long Term Fleshlight Care

Over time, your Fleshlight can begin to lose the silky feel it had the first time you used it. You can restore this softness with Fleshlight Renewing Powder.

Fleshlight's Renewing Powder is actually 100% cornstarch. The main difference between the branded Renewing Powder and cornstarch is the price: you will be able to pick up a pack of cornstarch from your grocery store for a fraction of the price of the branded Fleshlight powder.

To use your Fleshlight Renewing Powder, or cornstarch, simply sprinkle little around the outside of the sleeve after washing and drying. Cornstarch will cover some of the stickiness of the material and prevent the buildup of lint.

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Top tips to get the best from your Fleshlight

  • Take good care of your Fleshlight and clean it after every use.
  • Do not use soap to clean your Fleshlight – it can degrade the material
  • Never store your Fleshlight damp – make sure it is completely dry before putting it away.

The Fleshlight is a quality product and can be good for a lifetime of use. Take good care of it and you will have years of orgasmic pleasure!

Recommended reading for first time Fleshlight buyers: How to Buy a Fleshlight and How to Use a Fleshlight. You can also find all my Fleshlight articles on this page.

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