How to store you body safe sex toys
So you own a few quality sex toys now. Hell Yeah! You are officially livin’ the dream.
While having a bona fide sex toy collection means you’re probably rolling in pleasure at this point, it also presents a new challenge: storing them. Of course, you could just chuck ‘em in a drawer and be done with it, but there are more artful (and careful) options out there!
If you live with curious children, nosy relatives, or notoriously destructive pets, you might want to keep your toys in a lockable box. These often have a handle on top, so you can quickly move them out of sight if great-aunt Ruth is visiting for tea. Just make sure you don’t lose the key!
Sex toy aficionados with massive collections have developed their own storage methods, which might be ideal if you plan on eventually living like a dragon atop a golden hoard of dildos and vibrators. Blogger Epiphora swears by plastic drawers for organizing her collection of 500+ toys. She even has a separate, smaller set of drawers specifically for chargers and lube. Erika Moen, the cartoonist behind Oh Joy Sex Toy, displays hers in a “dildo hutch.” Pornographer Taylor J. Mace keeps his in a shoe rack, and sex educator JoEllen Notte uses a spice rack. With a little creativity, your options are limitless!
Depending on what your toys are made of, you may need to adapt your storage methods slightly. For example: soft, porous materials, such as jelly, elastomer, and CyberSkin, tend to melt into each other over time if they’re stored touching each other. It’d be ideal to replace these bacteria-harboring toys with higher-quality nonporous ones, but until you can do that, store your porous toys in individual plastic baggies or fabric pouches to keep them from fusing together.
Glass toys are nonporous – yay! – but they pose another problem: breakability. It’s rare for good-quality glass toys to break, because they’re specifically designed to withstand a lot of jostling and squeezing, if you know what I’m sayin’. But the menacing clink of glass against glass in your toy box might understandably make you nervous, in which case you can wrap your glass treasures in fabric or slide them into padded bags to protect them.
Silicone is a fantastic material for sex toys: pliable, body-safe, and comes in all kinds of fun colors and shapes. But it collects lint like nobody’s business. Unlike with porous toys, there’s no risk of true silicone toys melding into one another if you store them side-by-side, but they might well collect dirt, lint, hair, and other miscellaneous fuzzies if you store them uncovered. Keeping them in individual plastic or fabric bags can circumvent this problem – or you could just stay vigilant about washing your silicone toys before and after every use to make sure they’re lint-free before they go in or on your delicate parts.
How do you store your sex toys? Do you have any geeky MacGyver-esque storage solutions to suggest?