Adam & Eve Surveys Customers on Sex Toy Cleaning Habits

Feb 15, 2017 3:46 PM PST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — asked more than 1,000 adults about how often they clean their sex toys.

Of those polled, 70 percent of the women and 57 percent of the men said they clean their sex toys after every use, while 19 percent of the women and 36 percent of the men said they never cleaned their sex toys. And 11 percent of the women and 7 percent of the men admitted they clean their toys every few uses.

“Sex toy usage can be a fun, fulfilling part of one’s sexual repertoire,” sexpert Dr. Kat Van Kirk said. “But to make the most out of your toys, help them last longer and avoid risk of infection, you should clean your toys before and after each use, and when you are transferring between back and front door play. Most toys include cleaning instructions, and there are special sex toy cleansers available as well.”

Chad Davis, director of marketing, said, “Adam & Eve is pleased to offer a wide variety of toys and cleansers to meet different personal preferences and needs.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of more than 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.

"Sex Chat with Dr. Kat" can be found on podcasts through iTunes or Her book, “The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life,” can be found on

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