How to Clean, Disinfect and Dry A Fleshlight: The Ultimate Guide

Once you know the basics, cleaning and caring for a Fleshlight is relatively fast and easy

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As I mentioned in my in-depth Fleshlight review, these premium male sex toys are a ton of fun, but there’s some confusion out there in the world about the best way to clean and dry sleeves. 

Luckily, maintaining a Fleshlight is pretty quick and simple.

Here’s what you'll learn in this tutorial

  • How to clean a Fleshlight properly
  • Which cleaning products to use
  • How to disinfect and deodorize sleeves 
  • How to speed up the drying process

How to clean a Fleshlight

Washing Fleshlight sleeve with warm water under  kitchen faucet
Washing a Fleshlight with fresh, clean water is pretty fast and easy.

Method #1 - Basic, bare-bones cleaning

Don’t use soaps, cleansers, or detergents on Fleshlight sleeves. In most situations, good old water is all you’ll need.

  • Bring Fleshlight to a sink
  • Remove the sleeve from the case
  • Rinse each end of the sleeve under a strong stream of water for 30 seconds
  • Let sleeve air dry completely before putting it away
My Riley Reid Euphoria Fleshlight sleeve is dripping wet after a basic cleaning in the kitchen sink. The moisture on the orifice will dries quickly, but the internal texture dries more slowly.

Method #2 - Better cleaning

  • Bring Fleshlight to a sink
  • Remove the sleeve from the case
  • Rinse each end of sleeve under a strong stream of water for 30 seconds
  • Spray a little Fleshwash antibacterial toy cleaner into each end of sleeve
  • Let sleeve air dry completely before putting it away

Method #3 - Disinfect and deodorize

If your Fleshlight starts emitting a funky odor, you have germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, or mildew could be growing in the moist sleeve. 

Fleshlights start to smell if you don’t let the sleeve dry out completely.

It sucks, but you can disinfect and deodorize it. Just be sure to allow it to dry it completely, otherwise the stink will return. Moisture is the enemy.

  1. Take apart your Fleshlight and rinse everything under hot water for several minutes - sleeve, cap and case.
  2. Pour a 16 ounce bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Dip the plastic case and cap in the alcohol, then set them on a clean towel and allow them to dry.
  4. Place Fleshlight sleeve in the rubbing alcohol. For 2 minutes, use your fingertips to work the rubbing alcohol into all the nooks and crannies of your sleeve.
  5. Let your sleeve soak in the alcohol 2 to 4 hours. Turn it occasionally to ensure even coverage.
  6. After 2 to 4 hours, rinse the sleeve with warm water for several minutes to remove all the alcohol.
  7. Using a clean paper towel, pat the outside until it’s dry to the touch.
  8. Using a second paper towel, pat the inside of the sleeve dry.
  9. Let the sleeve air-dry 12 to 24 hours before using again.

Drying

Fleshlight air-drying on towel on kitchen counter after being cleaned
You should ;et your Fleshlight sleeve dry completely before returning it to storage. Above you can see my FLG Euphoria sleeve air-drying on the kitchen countertop.

Fleshlight sleeves are notorious for taking their sweet time to dry--especially ones with tighter, more intricate textures.

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How to dry Fleshlights faster

Paper towels and rubbing alcohol accelerate the drying process.

  1. After cleaning your sleeve, pour a little rubbing alcohol through the sleeve.
  2. Pat the outside dry with a paper towel.
  3. Grab one or two more paper towels and smoosh them into each end to dry the cavity.
  4. Let sleeve air-dry completely.
  5. When sleeve is 100% dry, put it back into the case.
  6. Screw in the front cap, but leave it a little loose. You want to give any residual moisture a way to escape. 

Make a sleeve drying rack

Fastest way to dry inside Fleshlight sleeves

The fastest way to dry sleeves is to hang them on a stand or rack. The manufacturer doesn't sell these as accessories, but I wrote instructions so you can make your own DIY Fleshlight drying rack.

Maintenance tips

To keep your Fleshlight feeling like-new, every once in a while you should apply some corn starch, talcum powder, or Fleshlight Renewing Powder to the sleeve. This keeps the Superskin material smooth, dry, and looking good.

How to apply cornstarch or Renewing Powder

  • Using your fingertips, gently knead small amounts of powder into the sleeve. 
  • Start with the orifice, then the interior cavity, before getting some into the hole on the other end.

A tip for long-term Fleshlight storage

  • Place a packet of silica gel into your Fleshlight to dehumidify it. Those little white packets in pill bottles can be re-used in your camera bag and for maintaining your Fleshlights.

Which dry fastest?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I clean a Fleshlight with rubbing alcohol?

Fleshlight Product Care Kit
Fleshlight's Care Kit includes Fleshwash Antimicrobial Toy Cleaner and Renewing Powder - Everything you need to clean and maintain your Fleshlight!
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