Indigo Tries Some Cleaning Supplies

8 out 10

Pairs nicely with a Lemon Juice/Honey Cleansing Drink. It’s “all natural.”

The Doc Johnson Natural Toy Cleaner and the AfterGlow wipes sit on a rock. In the background is a waterfall. It's majestic and invokes thoughts of fresh, clean air.

These products were sent to me by my friends at Betty’s Toybox! You can purchase the Toy Cleaner here, and the Wipes here!

So around May, I reached out to a few companies to get ready for my usual excursion to Colorado. In this event, I usually have limited access to running water and it’s hard to clean toys, or myself without hiking to another location. It’s great fun, living in the woods.

So I especially wanted to explore options around cleanliness that would mean less hiking. As much as I love toning up my ass, I want to be able to have a lazy wank sometimes, and this seemed like a good opportunity to ask for some products that I normally would not use. It’s not that I think these products are bad or don’t have their place. However, for me, they are a luxury. I live in a house and I am able-bodied. In fact, my bathroom is literally two steps outside my bedroom door. So something that helps me clean my toys or my own body are not really necessary. However, when the bathroom is hard to get to, or possibly doesn’t include running water, these products become more necessary. 

First up, we have the Doc Johnson Natural Toy Cleaner. I chose this brand specifically because their instructions listed online include the words “or let air dry.” This tells me that the ingredients can sit on the toy instead of absolutely needing to be washed off like soap needs to be. 

This spray instructs you to “not drench” the toy. I assume that is because it needs to dry, and having too much will impede that. Makes sense, right? I will admit that I struggle to not drench the toy because I don’t have the best surfaces to set my toys on. It usually ends up on my hands and sometimes my mattress as well. That said, it dries cleanly, and I have not noticed a film or stickiness left on the toys I’ve cleaned with it. After letting one set air dry, I cleaned the others using a paper towel to make sure they got really clean. This set included a highly-textured dildo, so I wanted to make sure all the nooks and crannies got cleaned. That worked just as well as air-drying the toys. So multiple methods helps those who absolutely need to be more active about their cleaning.

I even shot a tiny porn clip with a toy after using this to clean it (it was one of the air dried batch). The toy didn’t taste awful. I would not want to drink a bottle of this cleaner, but the taste of it was not offensive, which will make it a bit easier to clean toys between sex acts, or partners. It will also help with making my porn while I’m traveling. 

I have since looked up each ingredient individually to make sure they are non-toxic. I probably should have done that before I put it in my mouth, but that is a clear illustration of my forethought. They say with their mouth full: “Can I eat this?” Each of the ingredients is a common anti-microbial, anti-fungal, preservative, or moisturizer. Most of them are used in food-related products or cosmetics. Th sanitizing agents are safe and the moisturizers will help clean toys without drying them out. This is important for toys made out of “real skin” materials that aren’t silicone. I don’t own those, but you might!

The next product I elected to test was the AfterGlow cleaning wipes. This product is almost like a baby wipe that is designed specifically for sex. I was a little skeptical at first of this product. Baby wipes are a part of my personal grooming arsenal and have been for many years. I didn’t feel like I needed something else on the table. This is especially true when I can get three packs of baby wipes at 70 wipes per pack for something like seven dollars, and one pack of AfterGlow with 20 is 10 dollars. That is 50 cents per wipe!

And then one day, someone made an off-hand comment about using baby wipes to keep clean before and after sex, to which a friend responded by looking absolutely horrified. I was really confused and then she said “Have you ever tasted baby wipe residue?” Baby wipes existed in a vacuum for me until that point. I mean, we really aren’t supposed to lick baby butts after cleaning them. Of course the producers don’t think about what the wipes taste like. When I use them to keep clean, it’s rarely because someone is about to stick their face between my thighs, because it’s tragically seldom that this happens anyway… But. I. Digress.

So I tried it. 

Reader, let me save you some pain. 

Baby wipes.

Taste.

Awful. 

After this interaction, I understood the appeal of the AfterGlow wipes at their high price. They leave a very faint orange-y taste and smell. It is nowhere near as offensive as the residue that gets left behind by baby wipes.The AfterGlow Wipes sit open to reveal a white wipe sticking out sitting next to the Doc Johnson Toy Cleaner. They are on a wooden boardwalk, and behind is a small stream.

As a result of this very scientific field test, I can affirm that the AfterGlow wipes are possibly worth the money you will spend on them. However, in general, I wouldn’t advise buying a lot of them. A baby wipe will suffice, unless you are planning to give or receive oral on the surface you use them on. Save a little money by getting the three pack. Those in the store may assume you’re expecting or have kids, but at least you’re saving money while getting laid.  

Once all is said, I could recommend both of these items in the incident that you need something like them. I don’t feel especially compelled to purchase them regularly, but when I need something like these, I suspect these two products will be a go-to. 

These products were sent to me by my friends at Betty’s Toybox! You can purchase the Toy Cleaner here, and the Wipes here!

 

Indigo Tries the Cloud 9 Deluxe Enema Douche

6 out of 10
Pairs will with a Gin Fizz. It certainly is an experience and you’re not quite sure you want the end product. (Is that a raw egg?)
This kit was sent to me by the lovely folks at SheVibe in exchange for my fair and honest review. You can purchase it here!
The CloudFresh Anal Deluxe Douche sits on an orange scarf, leaning against a blue wall. It's a purple round bulb, with one flat side, and there are three nozzles in the package , which are all black.
It’s not a secret that I really love butt stuff. I wrote a whole delightful post about it, and I rave about it on Twitter a lot. I have always liked the idea of butt stuff, and I done butt stuff with my partners since I’ve had partners. In the shower, I often finger myself and I thoroughly enjoy that pleasure without orgasm. It’s just a fun way to connect with my body.
So one day when my partner was worried about my butt not being “clean” and getting “some mess on his dick,” I calmly reminded him that this is why you wear a condom for butt stuff. I also reminded him that if he thinks my body is gross, he can leave. I will admit that scat is not my personal kink, but I will not tolerate anyone who freaks out at bodily functions. There’s a difference between shaming and simply saying “it doesn’t turn me on.”
However, I did decide that I wanted an enema kit for my own. Not only would it make butt play easier and more fun, but I would also worry about my partners’ reactions less. So I requested The Cloud 9 Deluxe Enema Douche from the kind folks at Shevibe, and I eagerly awaited my enema kit in the mail. I was over the moon to receive it and unwrap it. But when I did, I found out that I was intimidated by it. What would happen when I used it? What would it feel like? What if the water was too cold? Too hot?
First, let me tell you about this product. Then I will launch into a TMI story about my first self-given enema. I’ll warn you before it starts.
I opened this kit and was immediately struck by the smell. The plastic smells were strong and weird. I would expect this from a PVC product (which is what the bulb is). I will probably have to replace this kit eventually because it cannot be fully sanitized, but because it’s only being used anally, I have a bit more time before that. This is a very bottom-heavy toy so it won’t fall over easily and the flat base is an excellent feature. There are three nozzles, each with their own shape and size. Each one screws in easily and they are fairly water-tight around the seam. Personally, the shortest nozzle worked well for me, specifically because I wasn’t warmed up. I later used the largest (widest) one in and that worked fine, but seemed like over-kill.
A close up of two of the nozzles. Both are black plastic. There are some specifications on the side, which include discussion of the flat base, a one-year warranty and a reminder to clean before and after use.The product itself is exactly as advertised. It doesn’t have a lot of bells, whistles or explanation, but it works well for me and it only costs about $20 (USD) at time of posting. I’m quite fond of this little kit and I don’t regret getting it. If that’s all you wanted to know about this enema kit, stop here. But if you’re curious about enemas and specifically my first time using one, read on.
I want to give folks a warning for a lot of TMI here, specifically around some butt stuff and poop. I’m going into the details of my first enema so that you might feel a little less awkward about yours.
It started with a shower, which seemed like the best place, nice and clean, etc. I figured if any mess happened, it would be easy to clean and I could move on. Well that was sort of true. Only I needed to get the head of the kit into me. Past my rather large cheeks (which like to touch) and into my anus. So I stopped the shower and got out and grabbed a bit of lube. I put it on my anus and finally got the enema in. Great. I squeezed some water into my colon and it felt WEIRD. Let me tell you, there was some air in there (you should maybe squeeze that out before insertion).
But I did okay on the temperature because the water felt like nothing. In fact, I pulled it out to make sure it was working properly. Well, it definitely was. I immediately felt like I had to poop. So I stopped my shower and sat down. There was no poop, just water. But I couldn’t tell because there are no other nerves to tell me WHAT is passing. Just WHEN it’s passing. So I finished passing the gas and water and I hopped into the shower again because I’m paranoid. My roommates were thoroughly confused by this, but they know better than to ask questions.
Once I felt like I was “empty” and there was nothing left to do, I hopped out and dried off. I then played with toys for about an hour because my butt was so clean and ready for play. I enjoyed some dildos, and some butt plugs. I even used my lovely unicorn horn to stretch it. I’m playing with a secret goal to get Double Fisted, so I’m real excited for that anal training.
In short, I was extremely intimidated by my first enema, but now I consider myself a pro at them. It’s a nice way to clean your tush, and this kit is a great price, and easy to use!
This kit was sent to me by the lovely folks at SheVibe in exchange for my fair and honest review. You can purchase it here!