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How to Clean a Fleshlight or Other Pocket Pussy

A pocket pussy can be great fun, whether you’re using it together with a partner or to replace a partner! That being said, keeping it clean can be a nightmare. In this post, we’re going to teach you how to clean a Fleshlight or a pocket pussy as well as provide you with some tips to keep it in top shape.

What to use to clean my Fleshlight or a pocket pussy?

You can find a lot of information online about cleaning sex toys, however, much of it contradicts each other. Although there is certainly some sketchy information out there, the main reason for the varying information is that there are so many different toys and materials. This can make it very difficult to give a “one-size-fits-all solution” for it.

In general, the best thing you can use to clean your fleshlight is a specially designed toy cleaner. If you use a toy cleaner that’s compatible with the material your pocket pussy is made out of, you can be sure that you’re not going to damage it.

In some cases, you can boil a toy or use standard soap and water, but this is only advised if it is stated on the toy’s packaging or in the instruction manual. If you no longer have either of these, check what the toy is made of online and buy a toy cleaner that works well on this material.

Cleaning a Fleshlight – step by step

Although it’s an easy process, it can still help to follow a step-by-step guide when first cleaning your toy to ensure you don’t skip over any steps. Below, we’ve provided just that!

Under this step-by-step guide, we’ve also covered a few alternative methods, for example, washing the toy with boiling water. These methods can only be used for pocket pussies where this method is explicitly mentioned on the packaging.

1. Take it apart

pocket pussy taken apart
The first thing you need to be is take it apart. Since pocket pussies generally come with a separate sleeve that opens up (except for onaholes), they are generally easy to clean once taken apart.

2. Rinse

rinse pocket pussy
Before you start using the toy cleaner, it’s important to rinse it off. This removes any debris or leftover lube from the surface before you start applying the toy cleaner.

3. Scrub

toy cleaner and pocket pussy
Next, you can apply the toy cleaner and GENTLY scrub the toy to ensure the cleaner covers the entire toy. Doing this too rough can damage the toy, causing it to become uncomfortable to use or even break.

4. DRY!

Next, it’s important to dry the toy thoroughly. It’s best to gently pat it down to remove the bulk of the water and then leave it open for a few hours, or until it’s fully dried. Reassembling the toy before it’s thoroughly dry can cause issues with bacteria and mould, so it’s important to ensure the toy is thoroughly dry before reassembling it.

Important – Don’t place your Fleshlight on the radiator or other warm area to dry. This can damage it if the material isn’t suited to high temperatures.

5. Put it back together

Finally, you can reassemble the toy. Make sure you’re washed the cashing and other parts before reassembling it and ensure everything is dry before doing so.

Other methods?

Boiling the toy

In some cases, a sex toy can be boiled to ensure all bacteria are removed. This is a method that should only be used if it is stated on the packaging or the instruction manual. Simply place the toy in boiling water for ten minutes to kill all the bacteria, taking care to only boil the parts of the toy that can withstand the heat.

Antibacterial soap

Although toy cleaners are preferred, you can also use antibacterial soap if this is stated as an acceptable method in the instruction manual or on the company’s website. You can follow the same process as in the guide above, just keep in mind that the toy will be in contact with your skin, so ensure all the soap is washed off before drying.


Placing a toy in the dishwasher isn’t necessarily the most hygienic thing you can do, but some toys can be easily cleaned using this method. Follow the instructions stated in the user manual to ensure you clean your toy thoroughly.

To supplement your normal cleaning, why not try these homemade sex toy wipes covered on Dangerouslilly?

When to clean your toy

On arrival

Before using a toy, it’s important to clean it thoroughly. The reason you do this is to ensure any bacteria or harsh compounds are removed before use. Since you have to open up your pocket pussy to clean it, you can also inspect the inside.

After every use!

You should never put a toy back in your draw without washing it. Bacteria and fungus can grow inside a Fleshlight if not cleaned after use, making it very hard to remove once you want to use it again.

Important: Never use a pocket pussy that hasn’t been cleaned! This can lead to infections or other nasty side effects.

This also goes for other male masturbators and fleshlights!

Extra tips

Don’t use harsh/synthetic cleaning products

Harsh cleaning products can not only damage your toy, but they can also damage your pecker. Never forget that anything you use to clean your pocket pussy with will, either directly or indirectly, be in contact with your penis.

Take care not to scratch your toy

Scratching or damaging the toy when cleaning it can render it useless or make the toy less effective. It’s very important to take great care when cleaning your fleshlight to ensure it lasts for a long time.

Keep in mind which lube(s) you used

It is important to only use lubes that are compatible with your toy, but it’s also important to keep the lube you used in mind when cleaning. In general, a water-based lubricant works best since it is easy to clean. However, if you used a different type of lubricant, it’s important to tailor your cleaning ritual to suit the formula, as oil-based lubes and silicone-based lubes can be more difficult to clean.


Keeping your pocket pussy clean is an important part of owning one. A clean toy is not only more fun to use but prevents unwanted infections and keeps bacteria and fungus out. By following the steps in this post, you can be sure that you can continue to use your toy safely.

Timej Bališ

Author: Timej Bališ

Tim is our "pro" tester of male sex toys. While finding the right partner has never been easy for him, sex toys never let him down. Since the start of his "pro" sex toys tester career, Tim has tested dozens of toys from pocket pussies to cock rings and even cages. Now, he's thrilled to share his knowledge and experience.

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