Ever catch yourself rummaging through one of your drawers in your night stand frantically searching for that ‘something’ in the heat of passion with your lover?
I did just that just the other day and instead of that new bottle of massage oil I just bought I came up with broken pen, a Bellagio matchbook, piece of gum stuck to a lube sampler and too countless half working vibrators. Doesn’t exactly enhance the heat of the moment, does it?Well, this morning, I started digging back into the drawer and just couldn’t believe how much I had accumulated over the years. Some of the stuff was in there? Half empty foil samplers, lube tubes, chocolate body something or other, and parts of vibrators and sex toys. (I swear some were still moving, and what was I thinking when I bought that huge thing home???) Oh. And LOTS of dead batteries.
Well, this is probably a good time to throw out some of that other stuff I don’t really like or use.
And oops! I forgot! There is a shelf life to lubes and toys! Just like mascara and other cosmetics, once opened and exposed to the air, they should be thrown away after a few months. Exposure to air, contamination with anything can lead to bacterial growth etc. It’s the same thing with lubes and other sexy lotions or creams.
The same goes with toys and vibrators, especially if they are made of porous materials. They should be washed with antibacterial soap and water (or toy cleaner) after each use. But sometimes they can just pick up dust, dirt, cracker crumbs or anything else that’s been floating around in and about them and it can seep into the surface. Besides, new toys every now and then are more fun anyhow!
So when was the last time you cleaned out your nightstand?