Sex Toy Storage:
My Favorite Sex Toy Storage Boxes & Bags
Written by: Angela Watson | Updated: April 28th, 2019
My sex toy collection is nothing short of colossal, and my site is living proof of that.
It's gotten to the point where I needed to look for more specialized ways of storing all of my toys besides my nightstand or in the box at the back of my closet somewhere.
It can be easy to get caught up on the process of actually using a sex toy and not consider all of the extras that go in to owning one. That's exactly why I've made guides on how to properly use and clean most toys people will end up becoming intimate with.
The issue of sex toy storage is grossly under serviced, these are toys that come into contact with our most intimate areas, it's important that we take as many precautions as possible to safeguard our health. Men have it a bit easier since their reproductive organs are external as opposed to internal, although I've seen some pretty raunchy pictures in my day of poorly maintained male sex toys. Women have to contend with their vaginal pH not going out of wack as well as a few other concerns.
There are a few different reasons why anyone would like to properly store their toys, both practical and personal. Not giving bacterial colonies an attractive place to settle down and call home is one of the main goals here. Being unhygienic with your sex toys will make your expensive toys not last as long or possibly fester under poor conditions.
At the same time, it's also desirable to be able to properly organize all of your toys in that safe environment to make your playtime that much easier. Let's not also forget one of the more obvious reasons why you'd like dedicated storage for your sex toys as well: maintaining your discretion should anyone come to visit. There are dozens of options that are both safe to use and don't have "CONTAINS: SEX TOYS" written on the front. Storage is one thing, they also double as a great way to transfer toys from place to place.
I don't want this t turn into a discussion about sexism or gender roles, but I'm a woman and I love my purses. If I can buy a purse for my sex toys, I'm there.
So, lets get at it and see just what's out there to help any sex toy enthusiasts like myself:
My Favorite Sex Toy Storage Boxes
JoyBoxx + PlayTray (My #1 Storage Box)
The JoyBoxx is definitely my most recommended sex toy storage box. It's essentially just a sex toy lock box.
Sure, under some people's definitions just about any ol' box with four sides and a lid can be effective sex storage, but Joyboxx is one of the few companies to have made it their sole focus to make a case that conforms to the ever-increasing standards of sex toy enthusiasts. Quick bits of Googling will fill you in on the huge push for sanitary & safe toy practices among the community.
There's like 10 different freakin' colors you can get this this in and you can even mix and match the two different components if you're so inclined. The external dimensions are 12.60”(L) x 5.5” (D) x 5.0” (H) and the internal dimensions are 11.25” (L) x 5.5” (D) x 3.5” (H).
It'll work great for the amount of sex toys you'd expect in someone who's just started to get comfortable with sex toys to have in their collection, as in someone who's not new to the game but not too grizzled either. What makes the Joyboxx extra nice is that it closes securely and comes with a free lock. People can save themselves a lot of explaining right out of the box with this. I mean, if a guest finds a locked box in your closet there's a chance they'll know what's up, so I think it's more as an anti-child device than anything. The things inside are definitely not something you want to see your little one playing with looking in your closet for their Christmas presents.
A plastic case with an antimicrobial additive makes the toy at least resistant to bacteria (although it is dishwasher safe so there's no reason not to give it a freshening up as often as you can fit in conveniently) and what is referred to as a PlayTray comes with it. When you're using toys that have an inherently dirty nature, ie anal toys, the tray makes for a great coaster. As much as I can get into a passionate moment and not stop to think, I'm not putting something that just went up my behind on my nightstand like its no big deal under any circumstances. I thought it was pretty cool that the tray also can be upright to make for a divider down the middle or lad down against the bottom.
It reminds me a bit of my dad's tackle box, to be quite honest.
In actuality, the toy isn't necessarily extremely complicated, it just is everything that a sex toy box would need to be:
- There's a hole in the back to thread a USB charger through so you can charge toys while they are being stored
- Ventilation holes dotted around the edge to allow for evaporation of water if toys are put in a bit damp
- Dishwasher safe
- Closes securely & can be locked. The fact they included a lock with the box is something I appreciated. I doubt they're really that expensive plus I just really don't think I could convince myself drive to the store just to get a lock for my toys.
- Safe, lightweight material
It stands to reason that after a while someone was going to come along and make something purpose built like this. Although, their store page also does casually throw in the fact that if you were someone with a certain smokable green habit you might find the box useful too. Still, it'll hold most any sized toy, and a healthy handful of them at that. I like what they brought to the table and keep my most heavily used toys in this one and have the others cleaned & packed away a bit deeper in my closet.
The fact that this one has a pretty funny name is secondary to it's utility for toys. For any toys that don't make it into the toy boxes, I'll probably toss them into a Sugar Sak.
Sadly, they seem to just flat out refuse to say what the bag exactly is made out of. It's pretty soft (although not luxuriously so) inside and out but what makes this more than just a velvety bag with a drawstring is it's antimicrobial properties.
It's coated with a substance known as Bioshield 75, which I'm not even going to pretend I really comprehend from top to bottom. What I can figure out about this substance is that it's made for more applications than just sex toys, is registered with the EPA, and approved by the USDA. It inhibits bacterial growth to avoid any pesky UTI causing bacteria taking home and to my eyes seems completely above board.
Lelo toys all come with a satin bag that I used to store a lot toys in, but I quickly replaced using them bit by bit for the antimicrobial factor. None of these storage methods are meant to be a substitute for cleaning, I can't make that clear enough. You absolutely still need to keep your sex toys well maintained before putting them in storage, they're suppose to keep them that way until you need them again. Dirty toy in = dirty toy out, there's no getting around that.
They come in a few different sizes, the ones I've overloaded came apart at the seams over time so if the bag starts to show signs it's at peak capacity you should probably listen if you intend to keep using that Sugar Sak. Since they're just fabric pouches with no hold, the bag will give away its contents by making a suspiciously phallic shaped outline if you leave it out and hold it a certain way. I live with my husband, and I doubt we'd be embarrassed if our friends inadvertently found out what we get up to, so it isn't that big of an issue for me personally. They're great for the toys that don't fit into a bigger space. Some toys if I were to put them in my Joyboxx would take up the room of 2-3 toys, so instead I just put that larger toy in one of these to be more space efficient.
The security feature on the Sugar Sak is a piece of fabric you can tighten and tie into a bow. That's to say, there isn't much in the way of security features. Simplicity at it's finest, a small fabric bag you can toss toys in to and have them stay clean. Can't say it doesn't work exactly how it's supposed to.
Fancy yourself a woman on the move with her sex toys? Sneaky Sacks are my go-to whenever I'm taking toys out of the house, plus they make a good gift for some of my shyer friends who don't want any sort of sex toy box in their home.
I say this because this bag can be hung from a clothes hanger, meaning all you need to be completely incognito in sex toy storage is to put an item of clothing over top of it and it's 100% hidden.
I've had Don steal it from me to hide his more valuable items while he's traveling, I didn't appreciate that but I do nag him about where he leaves his wallet often, so I suppose you can't win them all.
Very spacious, it's wide enough and long enough to handle just about any toy in your arsenal. It's also waterproof so tossing in some lube is entirely in the realm of possibilities with no risks whatsoever if it ends up spilling inside and making a mess, besides the inevitable interior clean up. Like all the storage methods I recommend there is an antimicrobial layer as well, making the Sneaky Sack my mobile sex toy choice 10/10 times. I imagine people like dominatrices would appreciate this bag big time.
Honestly, they really got me when I first discovered how it was expected to be used. Hiding all of your toys hanging in your closet with an unremarkable piece of clothing covering is just about the best hiding spot of all time.
No matter how fastidious you are I can guarantee you there's some times where it's useful to have a surface to put these toys on to. Besides getting some use out of the Sugar Saks as raw storage, both my husband and I frequently use them as a place to put our sex toys down on when we're done but not ready to pack up. Then, it's just a simple matter of picking it up by the fabric and giving it a wash down.
At the end of the day, you need to be able to know that your sex toys aren't becoming dangerous to use no matter how long you wait in between uses. Once, I found one of my old vibrators that used to be one of my favorites on the floor in the back of my closet. This was before I put much thought into proper storage, it was a little worse for wear and suffice to say it looked like it needed a shave. Into the garbage it went. I still mourn that sex toy taken much too early by my own negligence. Make sure your storage method will at bare minimum work in an antimicrobial fashion, if not for your sake, for the sake of your toys.
From there, you can start to tack on features that are more important to you like exact size, material, locking ability, etc. The Joyboxx as a war chest and an assorted collection of Sugar Saks works wonders for my toys. Never thought I'd be an expert in sex toy storage, but here we are.
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