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Avoiding Common Issues with Waterproof Sex Toys

Water Resistant Waterproof Sex Toys

By DingfooPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

Important Facts to Consider

Waterproof and water-resistant sex toys are quite popular because they allow for underwater use and easy cleaning afterward. Let's delve into the specifics of these water-friendly toys to ensure you're well-prepared when using them.

Clarifying Terminology

Water-resistant (Splashproof)

Water-resistant, sometimes called splashproof in the sex toy industry, means the toy can handle some water splashes, like those from a shower. However, it shouldn't be consistently wet or fully submerged, as this could harm its battery life and internal parts.


Waterproof indicates the toy is built to endure full submersion in water. Before submerging, make sure to securely close all charging ports and battery covers. Failing to do so might lead to water seeping in and causing malfunctions.

Understanding IP Certification

When you purchase a sex toy, you might notice a rating called an IP certification, which indicates how resistant the toy is to water and dust. IP stands for International Protection, although some people also refer to it as Ingress Protection.

This rating provides specific details about the level of water protection your sex toy offers. It consists of two numbers, with the first number (ranging from 0 to 6) indicating the size of water droplets or dust particles that can penetrate the product. A higher number means better resistance to smaller particles.

The second number (ranging from 0 to 9) indicates the amount of pressure required to penetrate the product with water or dust. A higher number suggests better protection against water and dust ingress.

For instance, a sex toy with an IP67 rating would be fully waterproof for brief periods of immersion up to 3.3 feet deep.

  • IPX-0: No Protection.
  • IPX-1: Protected against condensation or dripping water falling vertically.
  • IPX-2: Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 15 degrees vertically.
  • IPX-3: Protected against spray water when tilted up to 60 degrees vertically.
  • IPX-4: Protected against splashing water from any angle.
  • IPX-5: Protected against low-pressure water steam from any angle.
  • IPX-6: Protected against high-pressure water steam from any angle.
  • IPX-7: Protected against water immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter (3.3 Ft).
  • IPX-8: Protected against continual water submersion in underwater conditions.

Additional Considerations

Waterproof Limits

Most waterproof sex toys labeled as submersible have an IPX-7 rating, meaning they shouldn't be submerged for more than 30 minutes or deeper than 1 meter (3.3 Ft). Prolonged or frequent submersion can speed up wear and tear, especially on seals and moving parts, shortening the toy's lifespan. Be mindful not to exceed the intended usage limits.


When using sex toys in water with water-based lubricants, they may wash off quickly. In such instances, silicone or oil-based lubricants could be better if compatible with the toy material. For example, silicone toys pair well with water-based or oil-based lubricants but should avoid silicone lubricants.


Rechargeable sex toys typically have either magnetic or sealed plug charging ports. Both types can allow water ingress if not properly sealed or dried before charging. Ensure the charging area is dry for magnetic chargers before connecting.

Temperature Considerations

Using sex toys in hot water, like a bath or hot tub, may impact their integrity over time. Verify if the product is heat resistant before use.

Proper Cleaning

After using waterproof sex toys in places like hot tubs or pools that expose them to chemicals and bacteria, thorough cleaning is essential to prevent potential contamination.


Exploring waterproof sex toys can be exciting but can lead to pitfalls if not careful. Common mistakes include failing to seal the charging port or battery case before submersion, similar to diving into a pool without securing your goggles. Water-resistant toys are susceptible to damage if submerged or exposed to water for too long, allowing water to reach sensitive electrical components. To protect your toys, follow manufacturer instructions and shield them from moisture. Play smart, play safe, and play with passion!

For further guidance, always consult the sex toys manufacturer's instructions and take precautions to keep your sex toys safe from moisture. Enjoy your playtime responsibly!


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