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How To Dry Fleshlight

How To Dry Fleshlight

Getting to grips with your Fleshlight sleeve offers you an incredible range of options for pleasure. From living your fantasy with your favorite adult star to discovering the incredible benefits of solo play, your Fleshlight can be a gateway to incredible pleasure and sensual heaven. In order to enjoy the bliss, however, you need to ensure that you take good care of your Fleshlight properly – and this includes making sure it is totally dry after every cleaning. Wondering how to dry Fleshlight toys to keep them safe, sanitary and in tip-top condition? Read on for everything you need to know!

One of the major advantages of a Fleshlight is the textured inside surface, which provides the stimulation you need to get you off. While the textured surfaces are an important part of the sex toy, they can also make it tricky to clean and dry a Fleshlight completely – and the latter, in particular, is crucial, largely due to the material of the toy.

The material of your Fleshlight sleeve is made from a porous material, and this means that it must be dried completely after every clean. If it is left damp, mold, mildew and other unwanted bacteria can grow inside the material, and this will increase every time the toy is allowed to get damp. 

Over time, you could find your Fleshlight totally consumed by unwanted black mold – this not only kills the mood somewhat, but it could also cause issues for your health, becoming a breeding ground for infections and bacteria.

Cleaning Your Fleshlight

Cleaning Your Fleshlight

In addition to drying your fleshlight thoroughly, it is crucial that you first clean the sex toy after every use. If you ever feel like skipping a day, take a moment to think about how you use your Fleshlight, the nature of the interaction and the residue likely to be left behind. Taking ten minutes to clean it after a session seems like a better idea now right?

In order to clean your Fleshlight effectively, you have one of two options:

  • you can wipe down the sleeve inside and out with a specialist sex toy cleaner, designed specifically for the task
  • or you can use warm, soapy water to achieve the same effect

The most important thing is to ensure that you get into every crack and crevice and that you cover every part of the surface thoroughly. For a more detailed explanation on how to do it properly click here.

Always just double-check the material of your Fleshlight before using anything other than water to ensure that there will be no damage to the toy.

Top Tips On How To Dry A Fleshlight

When it comes to learning how to dry a Fleshlight, there are a variety of options available to users. Remember – the most important thing is to ensure that your toy is totally dry before using it.

Top Tips On How To Dry A Fleshlight

Air Dry

The easiest option is to allow your toy to air dry – you will only need a cloth or paper towel to achieve this. Start by laying the cloth or towel on a flat surface, such as a counter or table, and lay the sleeve of the toy out flat on the towel. Then, either fold over the end of the cloth or use a second towel to carefully pat the toy dry. Remove both the caps to ensure that there is smooth, constant air-flow, and do not return your toy to the case until it is totally dry.


If you need to get your toy dry in a hurry, having a hair dryer to hand can speed up the process, as well as ensuring that your sleeve is cozy and warm! Hairdryers are designed to emit warm air at speed, and you can achieve quick results by first removing excess moisture with a towel or microfiber cloth, and then going in with the hair dryer.

You will need to manually mover and angle the hair dryer inside and out to ensure that your Fleshlight sleeve is totally dry, but this can achieve the desired result in anything from 10 to 30 minutes.

Drying Rack

If you have an extra dish drying rack, this can also be a great place to dry a Fleshlight. These items are, by their very nature, designed to dry things, so there is no harm in washing your toy, wiping it over with a microfiber cloth or towel, and then storing the toy vertically on a drying rack until the water drips out.

Using this method will usually take a few days to dry your Fleshlight, and it is usually reserved for those who live alone, or with an understanding partner!

Mini Fan

Mini Fan

Another option to dry a Fleshlight is using a mini fan – this can significantly speed up the process. You will still need to carry out a little prep – start by drying out the interior with a towel or cloth, then lay the sleeve in front of the mini fan, with both ends open to receive air-flow. Set the fan to one of the highest speeds, and allow the appliance to simply do its job in half the time as it takes to air dry!

DIY Hanger

If discretion is an issue, why not consider the DIY method to get your fleshlight sleeves dry? As usual, start by carefully drying your sleeve with a microfiber cloth or towel, and then take a wire coat hanger from your closet. Hook the lip of the top of the Fleshlight to the bottom of the hanger, and then attach this clothes hanger to the bottom of a second clothes hanger. Then hang the homemade hanger on a doorknob or in your closet, and place a bowl underneath to catch any drips or excess water.

Car Shammy

Never underestimate the power of the humble car shammy – they may seem small, but they are mighty. Car shammies are, by their very nature, designed to absorb huge amounts of water in one go, and so can be a great way to ensure that any moisture is trapped and collected. Roll up the shammy, slip it inside the sleeve of your Fleshlight and squeeze to ensure that every part of the textured surface is covered.

It can still take anything from a few hours to a few days for the Fleshlight to be totally dry using a car shammy method, so it is a good idea to make sure you have two sleeves available – one on the go, and one in the wash.

Rubbing Alcohol

If you have major concerns about mold growth, you can use rubbing alcohol, also known as isopropyl alcohol, to dry your fleshlight. Isopropyl alcohol will help to eliminate any bacteria which may be lurking and growing, and can be used while cleaning your fleshlight sleeves. Start by cleaning out the inside of the sleeve with warm water, before running the fleshlight sleeve under the tap and using your fingers to rub over the surface. Then pour the isopropyl alcohol out onto a paper towel, and use this to clean out the inside of the sleeve.

Don’t rely on this method every time you clean – isopropyl alcohol is a potent substance, and could damage the material of your sex toys over time.

What Not To Do When Cleaning Or Drying Your Fleshlight

When it comes to cleaning and drying your Fleshlight, there are a few dos and don’ts to bear in mind to help keep you healthy and extend the life of your toy.



  • Clean your toy after every use
  • Be tempted to skip a cleaning session – take a minute to think about what has been in there
  • Use warm water or a specialist sex toy cleaner
  • Use soap or shower gel – the residue can stick to the surface of your Fleshlight sleeve and feel sticky and uncomfortable
  • Dry your Fleshlight sleeve completely after you have cleaned it, using one of the many different drying techniques we have discussed
  • Use your Fleshlight while it is damp – this is a breeding ground for germs
  • Clean the sleeve thoroughly inside and out
  • Forget to rub over the textured inside of the toy
  • Draw water inside the sleeve and shake it to rinse the surface
  • Add too much water inside – this can split or damage the material

Learn how to warm up your Fleshlight to get the most out of it.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Fleshlight is a type of sex toy, designed to enhance the masturbation experience and sensation for men and people with a penis everywhere. The Fleshlight sleeves are textured on the inside to provide stimulation and pleasure, and the toys come in a range of types, sizes and materials, allowing you to live out your perfect fantasy. We wrote a whole post on what is a fleshlight and you can find out more about the best models on the market here.

Clean a Fleshlight using warm water or a specialist cleaner, and carefully wipe over the entire surface of the fleshlight, both inside and out, making sure that you get into every little nook and cranny. Once you have cleaned the fleshlight sleeve, it is important to ensure that it is totally dry, using one of the many available drying techniques, before using it again.

Dry a Fleshlight using one of the methods available; this can include using a mini fan or hair dryer to blow air through the sleeve, allowing it to air dry, or using a shammy, towel or microfiber to remove the excess moisture. Make sure that the toy is totally dry before using it again.

Dry a Fleshlight quickly by using a method designed to push air around in the most effective way, such as a hair dryer or mini fan. Both of these options dry your fleshlight quickly and easily and can take minutes or hours rather than the days other methods may take.

Dry a Fleshlight discreetly using the coat hanger method – this allows you to dry your Fleshlight vertically, and can be easily hidden away in closets, or stored somewhere more private. You can also dry a Fleshlight more discreetly by laying it out flat in a cupboard or other space that only you have access to.


When it comes to sex toys, learning to dry your Fleshlight is one of the most important things to remember. Failing to dry a fleshlight properly leads to a build-up of mold, mildew and unwanted bacteria that not only risks damage to your toy but can also cause issues for your health and wellbeing. Following our handy guide, you can learn the best ways to dry Fleshlight toys and keep your focus purely on the pleasure.

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