Q&A: What’s the best way to store my sex toys?

I have a pile of sex stuff. I’m not sure what the correct way to store and organise my sex toys is but I guess it isn’t ‘heap in drawer’. We have a little of everything so what’s the best way to go?


Hey Y.

This is a great question and definitely something to consider when you’re buying your sex toys!

You do have to be a bit careful storing your toys, if you store silicone toys together it can damage their surfaces (this is also why you shouldn’t use silicone lube for a silicone toy).

They can also attract a lot of fluff and it’s important to keep them clean and hygienic. You should also store different materials separately.

Some toys will come with their own pouch which is a great way to store them. You can also use make-up bags or pouches, you want a clean, fluff free environment. Sh! Toy Cleaner

You should clean your toys and check them for damage when you store them. You can clean toys with toy cleaner or hot water and antibacterial soap. Some silicone toys and glass toys with no electrical parts might be able to sterilize by boiling or putting through a dishwasher cycle. But make sure you check it is safe to do so for that particular toy!

We’d also recommend leaving your toys to air dry before storing them. This way you should avoid any small particles sticking to them. You should also always store your toys with the batteries (if they have batteries) taken out as this will help them to retain their charge. Nothing worse than reaching for a flat sex toy.

We’ve also had a couple of great tips in the comments! Store your lube in ziplock bags to keep it from getting everywhere, you can also use these to store floggers or similar toys that might be prone to tangling. It’s also suggested that you use nylon stockings as a cheap cheat to keep your toys separate. 

We hope this helps! If you have any other questions send them to us at advice@sh-womenstore.com. If you would like advice from Psychosexual Therapist Sarah Berry include the subject line ‘Ask Sarah’.

Best Wishes, Team Sh! xx

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2 thoughts on “Q&A: What’s the best way to store my sex toys?

  • 09/10/2016 at 20:02

    I know a sex worker who keeps all of her silicone and rubbery feeling toys in nylon stockings to store them. It keeps them clean and dust free, and if they end up in a heap together, they’re still separated by the nylon layers, so they won’t damage each other. Of course, if the toy came with a pouch, that’s probably easier.

    Store lube upright, or in ziploc bags. Do not let your lube make everything in the world slippery for the rest of time.

    Eat kinder eggs. Or make someone eat them for you and keep the little plastic egg that the toy comes in, this will store two rolled up gloves very neatly, I keep several in my handbag at all times, you know, just in case… But it also makes it easier to pull two gloves out quickly.

    Unscrew battery powered toys slightly when you’re not using them, this breaks the circuit so they won’t start vibrating randomly, it also prevents battery corrosion without you having to take the batteries out all the way.

    Ziploc bags are your friends, as well as lube, you can store floggers in them, one flogger per bag = no more tangled flogger spaghetti monsters!

    If you have rope, get a rope bag. This could be a satchel, or a canvas shopping bag, or a big scarf/shawl thing with the diagonal corners tied up in the middle, but whatever it is, it should keep your rope from collecting all of the fluff in the bottom of the drawer/box, and keeping it together makes sure it’s ready to go when you need it.

    You should also totally alphabetise your sex toys. Just because.

    • 11/10/2016 at 10:54

      Great tips! We are adding some of those if you don’t mind.


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