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How to Clean Silicone Sex Doll: Effective and Safe Methods

Posted on June 14 2024

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 Tempted to unbox your new silicone companion and immediately get down to business? Think again, because many silicone sex dolls would benefit from a good cleaning before use, and all sex dolls need regular cleaning going forward.

Cleaning your silicone sex doll is an important habit to get into. After all, you probably wouldn't use a new dish plate or drinking glass without cleaning it. The same principle applies to your new sex doll: they definitely need a good clean before their maiden voyage and after use each time.

It makes good sense, when you think about it. While we doubt your new doll has somehow ‘gone rogue’ before shipping by frolicking around in a random ditch, there is a reasonable chance that she may not be in the most sparkling condition, depending on where you sourced your doll. 

To that end, the golden rule with a new sex doll is to always give her a good, thorough, detailed clean before use, including all of the orifices. 


Safety First

At Silicon Wives, we wouldn't dream of shipping one of our sex dolls unless it had been meticulously cleaned before shipping, but we can't speak for everyone. Many vendors distribute directly from the factory, where often (but not always) the cleaning process equals a quick wipe down with a cloth and nothing else.

Be diligent and clean with extreme prejudice before use. Soapy water with a little disinfectant and a clean cloth will do the job. Then, wipe down with a clean, damp cloth to remove any lingering soapy residue.

Before discussing the cleaning and hygiene procedure in more detail, we should address a few essentials regarding your general approach to maintenance. Aside from the actual procedure and technique of cleaning a silicone or TPE sex doll, you should be mindful of one or two things. 

Let's take a look, starting with the frequency of cleaning a silicone sex doll.


How Often Should You Clean a Sex Doll?

To maintain cleanliness, keep the doll away from dusty, dirty parts of the home (such as the garage, for example) and clean it monthly whether you have used it or not. 

Areas like the mouth, anus, and vagina need cleaning after each use, without fail. You likely wouldn't sleep with an actual person who hadn't cleaned their intimate areas, and a sex doll is no different.


What to Avoid When Cleaning Your Sex Doll

  • Do not use sharp objects, such as hard sponges or wire brushes, as they can damage the doll's skin. Silicon is a tough material - but only up to a point. 
  • Avoid submerging the doll's head or neck in water.
  • Use gentle pressure when cleaning or drying to prevent skin tears. Again, you have no immediate worries about the durability of Silicon, but be gentle anyway.
  • Do not use a hairdryer after cleaning a sex doll. Silicon is extremely heatproof, but heating the skin may cause coloration issues. You don't need to anyway, as silicon is nonporous.


Recommended Cleaning Materials

In most cases, soapy water and a damp cloth will do the trick. If you want to be extra diligent, the following materials can be used.

  • Antibacterial soap
  • Disinfectant
  • Warm Water
  • Talcum powder (baby powder)
  • Light sponge
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Soft towel
  • Non-abrasive drying cloth


How to Clean Silicone Sex Doll - Detailed Cleaning

A thorough cleaning every month is suggested to prevent bacterial buildup, with more frequent cleaning based on use. Use a mixture of antibacterial soap and tepid water, gently massaging the skin with your hands or a light sponge. 

Be cautious not to wet the neck and head too much to avoid rusting any metal components inside. If any metal parts get wet, dry them immediately, assuming you have access to them.

Generally speaking, you can bathe or shower your sex doll, but do not use abrasive soaps or general cleaning products.


Drying Your Sex Doll

Place the silicon sex doll on a soft towel and gently pat it dry with a clean, soft cotton cloth. Avoid using hard sponges or brushes. After drying, apply talcum powder to protect the skin and prevent friction damage. Make sure the doll is completely dry before applying powder.

Note: Do not use other substances like fragrance oils on the skin!


How to Clean a Sex Doll Vagina, Anus, and Mouth

Clean these areas after every use to prevent bacterial growth. Rinse the canals with mild antibacterial soapy water using a vaginal irrigator, then flush with clean water until all soap is removed. Dry thoroughly and dust with premium renewal powder inside and out.


Clean Your Sex Doll's Face

Remove the head from the body (if possible) and remove the wig. Dip a sponge or cotton cloth in warm, soapy, antibacterial water and gently clean the face, avoiding the eyes and lashes. Pat the face dry with a non-abrasive cloth and let it air dry before reattaching it to the body.


Caring For Your Silicone Sex Doll

Proper care can ensure your doll lasts far longer, depending on use. Here's how to best care for your sex doll going forward.

  • Store your doll in a cool, dark place to avoid skin and facial features fading.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures that can deform the doll. Normal fluctuations are fine, but avoid freezing and extreme heat.
  • Keep the doll in a sitting or lying position.
  • Avoid tight clothing that may leave permanent marks.
  • Do not wear dark-colored fabrics for long periods, as they can stain the doll's skin.
  • Place the doll on a soft surface or hang it to prevent indentations.

Most sex dolls come with a high-quality synthetic wig, which can be removed for styling, cleaning, or replacement. Use a metal brush or comb for long hair, starting with small sections near the tips and working through gently to avoid knots.


Bottom Line

Our most important suggestion is simply to make a habit out of these procedures. You might be surprised how easy it is to slip into poor habits in terms of cleaning a silicone sex doll. Don't allow that to happen. Take great care of your doll, and she will take great care of you!

When the time is right to replace your silicone companion, don't forget to check back in on our latest silicon sex dolls and clearance models. We update and refresh our lines quite regularly, and we have some gorgeous dolls in the pipeline, so if you have been using your silicone sex doll for a while, you might want to think about a change.