Product Review: The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System

Toy cleaning is a tricky affair.

Or, at least, it can be at times.

My first toys weren’t waterproof and were jelly (or similar) and thus any cleaning I did on them was basically null and void, given the toy’s porous nature. Still, even then I remember being frustrated at the ‘spray/rinse and wipe with a cloth’ method recommended. All it seemed to do, from my perspective, was leave my toys insufficiently probed, covered in the fluff of my cloths, or in the lint and scraps from the towel that I then used to pat them dry. The cleaning process was woefully inefficient when it came to fine texture and soon my toy-cleaning arsenal included toothbrushes, cotton buds, and (to me eco-frustration wet wipes and toy cleaning wipes).

‘Why is this not all simpler?’ I lamented internally.

‘I don’t feel safe’ I followed.

Understandable, really. If I didn’t feel like my toys were getting a thorough clean then I’d never truly feel secure in using them. Even the most advanced and expensive sex toy is basically garbage if it’s not possible to clean it properly.

Thank god for waterproof, silicone, glass, metal, ABS plastic, and properly treated wood and stone sex toys.

We live in a better time.

Still, even with toys we can boil, bleach, and submerge, are our toys really as clean as clean can be?

I suppose the response of some companies is ‘No’ because the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System exists.

The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System

The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System is a toy cleaner for the tech age. Granted, it’s not the only toy cleaner of its kind – the Uvee Go also exists (and is larger) – but the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System is still part of a rather small market of toy cleaners for the type of person who washes their hands with soap, dries them, and then goes for some hand sanitizing gel too ‘Just for good measure’.

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That is, to say, it’s about as thorough a toy cleaner as toy cleaners can get.

What does this mean in tech terms? The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System uses Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) lighting in order to sanitize toys and eradicate bacteria, mold, or viruses to the point of 99.99%. 99.99% because we’re not technically allowed to say 100% – so pretty much 100%.

The precise method that the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System uses is known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation which basically gets rid of any microorganisms lingering in an area (including inactive ones or those missed by conventional cleaning methods) by destroying nucleic acids essential to allow that cell to function. It actually disrupts the cells DNA, which sounds horribly aggressive and a little bit terrifying but, hey-ho, you’ll be pretty much sure that your toys are clean after such a microorganism eradication.

The product itself is on for about 2 minutes with each bout and safely shuts off after this time. For best results it’s recommended that you use this 2 minute cycle for both sides of your toy and that you never leave the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System unattended, meaning you are dedicated to supervising it for 4 minutes – not a dreadful amount of time to clean a toy.

That being said, I can’t imagine that this product can really get rid of the gunk, dust, lint, etc that a toy attracts (and this has been my experience with it, so you essentially have to clean your toy before then cleaning your toy with the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System which might leave you thinking ‘So what’s even the point?’

Tiny toys find a happy home in this cleaning device.

The point, in defense of the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System is to provide extra safety in situations where it might be needed or wanted. For example, if you have play partners who have a known STI (or have an STI yourself) then the additional and highly thorough cleaning method that the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System employs can give you additional assurance that you can have safe sex sessions free from stress and/or worry. This, for some, will be absolutely invaluable, and is well worth the additional purchae and 4 minute cleaning wait.

Besides, I’m the type of person who uses the pill and the condom on the premise of ‘It never hurts to be thorough if you can be’ so who am I to judge?

There really is value to be had in such diligence.

The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System takes 2 hours to charge via USB, a single charge will offer ’30+ cycles’ of use and it is operated with a single easy-to-use button.

Secure your toy then get ready for some DNA destruction.

If, like me, you are terrified of the notion of a DNA destroying item being is such easy proximity of your very DNA-dependent existence then you needn’t worry either, as Dorr assures buyers that the amount of UV rays emitted by the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System will not harm users and the safety features included make it even safer. The environmental impact of the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System has also been minimized as much as is possible too, though one of the inevitable downsides of a UV-C toy cleaner is that it will cause an environmental footprint and drain the electricity bill a little bit. It’s just a case of weighing up just how valuable this object is to you vs. these aspects of the product.

In terms of some clearer downsides there are two: The size of the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System and its paradoxical existence.

…Okay, that second one is a bit vague but I promise it’s humorous irony will make sense in a mo. First, size.

The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System comes in at 23.5cm × 10cm x 6.5cm making it, compared to some toys, rather diddy.

You won’t get most wands in this device. Nor larger dildos, double-ended toys, chunky plugs, or anything else of the sort. Because of this it’s important to get an idea of these measurements and how they relate to your toys prior to purchase. My recommendation is to draw it out on a piece of paper and plonk a few of your favourite products in the space you’ve created, allowing some leeway (assuming on the slimmer side). If your toys aren’t fitting then this cleaner isn’t a fit for you.

As for the paradoxical existence bit? Well, here’s the real kicker.

The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System is USB powered and has an open port. Thus it isn’t waterproof. Thus the cleaning advice for it?

Do not wash the product with water. To clean, take dampen paper towel or cloth to wipe clean the interior (DO NOT clean the UVC lightbulb) and exterior of the product.

*Screams and laughs internally*

This product takes up back to old school, irk-inspiring cleaning methods all over again!

I can’t handle it.

I can’t breathe.

On a more serious note, ‘take dampen paper towel’? ‘UVC’ instead of the more accurate and universally employed UV-C? There are a few eyebrow raising moments there.

True, these things are minor but, on the other hand, do I really 100% (or even 99.99%) trust a company with DNA destroying cleaning methods when they don’t even use the correct term for the cleaning method or thoroughly check the grammar and spelling in their instruction manual? I dunno.

Final Thoughts

There is absolutely no way that the average toy user needs this product. Like, zero.

However, if you’re a double contraceptive, better-safe-than-sorry, or STI exposed individual then the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System might be a useful asset to have in your home.

The fact that it can also store sex toys discreetly is also an added bonus to the Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System that I’ve yet to mention.

The Dorr Wavecare Advanced Intimate Toy Care System is not for everyone but it does have a use and it’s very self-explanatory and safe (in theory) when fulfilling its use.

Having said that you might be better off buying the UVee or UVee Large if your toys (like many of mine) are of a bulkier nature. Sure, they’re more expensive, but they also use the term ‘UV-C’ so I already like them more.