When I first heard Avery Dragon‘s recommendation of Pjur’s medical grade toy cleaner, I was intrigued. I’d heard of Pjur’s other products but had never really wanted to try them. What can I say? I’m a simple girl with simply lube needs. But a toy cleaner that could hold its own in a sterile setting? Now that was something I wanted to try. And try I did, to smashing success!
Unlike other toy cleaners which need to be rinsed off, Pjur MedClean Spray is a viable alternative to soap and water, not just a substitute. It’s safe to use a toy if you just let it air dry but if you need to remove physical dirt, wiping down with a cloth or tissue after spraying works, too. That means no trip to the bathroom, no alerting the roommates and no trying to awkwardly wash non-waterproof toys. I especially appreciate that after getting my first ceramic vibrator; I’m a little paranoid about getting it wet so this is the perfect solution. A couple pumps and the cleaning solution will cover your toy in a super fine mist; I was actually surprised at how fine the mist was. I suspect this 100ml/3.4oz bottle (which comes plastic sealed) will last me quite some time. I also expect I will definitely be replacing it after it runs out.
Now, some people might be a little reluctant to use this product without wiping it off. I dry it simply so I can put toys away immediately but the bottle also says it can be used on intimate areas so I wouldn’t hesitate to let my toys air dry after using Pjur Med Clean Spray. It doesn’t hurt that it’s be dermatologically tested, either. In fact, I might be more likely to use it because it can help reduce odor and has a “prophylactic effect” against bacteria and fungi. Not only is it condom safe (and rubber and silicone) but it might even boost your infection prevention methods? That’s a side effect which sounds pretty good to me. It also has somewhat of an anti-viral effect when used on “utensils” – IE, sex toys.
You’re probably beginning to see how this stacks up against other toy cleaners. Simply being able to use it without water make it more appealing than most toy cleaners which still require rinsing. If you’re not sold, it’s also alcohol free. Although, I must admit the ingredients list is a little daunting (at least there’s no controversial Triclosan):
- cocamidopropyl betaine
- chlorhexidine digluconate
- dimethicone copolyol
- neohesperidine dihydrochalcone
But let me recap the instructions:
- Spray on Self or Toy
Fair trade, in my book.
Although the bottle advertises Pjur med Clean as being perfume free, it does have a sterile type smell. It smells sort of chemically clean but perhaps not pleasant. Initially, this smell sticks to your toys but fades rather quickly. It’s supposed to be tasteless but I cannot help but inhale the super-fine mist through my mouth; it definitely tastes sweet. I can’t say that either of those facts are a con, though. When it comes right down to it, Pjur MedClean Spray perfumes admirably and makes me feel a whole lot safer when it comes to my toys.