Great question! First of all, you never have to put your play mat in the washing machine. You simply wipe it clean with a baby wipe, Kleenex, or wet cloth and it dries in minutes! We don't recommend wiping it with toilet paper, as the product will crumble and get caught in the surface of the mat. You can also use your cleaning product of choice, such as rubbing alcohol, if you want to disinfect it. The closed cell technology of the mat will not allow any products to grow on or inside the mat, so you can feel confident that your mat is always hygienic! If you are experiencing a heavy flow or are someone who releases a lot of fluid during sex, I recommend a mid-coitus cleaning of the mat! Keep some baby wipes or Kleenex by the bed, and simply lift your pelvis and wipe the area underneath it with the wipe if you feel uncomfortable with the amount of fluid there. Most women, however, don't secret as much fluid or blood as they imagine they do, and the mat will keep it in place so you can enjoy the sex you're having and worry about clean up when everyone is finished. Enjoy your easy-to-clean Adult Play Mat!
We're so glad you asked! Yes, even if you don't get a period, you will enjoy having an Adult Play Mat. While the play mat was created specifically for period sex, and some women like to sleep on their mat during menstruation to prevent any leaks on the sheets at night, other women use the mat whenever they want the bed to be dry after sex, avoiding lube, sweat and other secretions on the sheets. This is especially helpful if you hate doing laundry, are having sex at a friend or in-law's house (or on a pristine couch!), or are staying in an Airbnb where you can't easily change the sheets. I personally like to use the mat if my partner is especially sweaty and about to drench the sheets AND the mattress cover. It's also great for squirting. :) The mat is super soft and can make any non-bed surface more comfortable for sex (kitchen counter, anyone?) while its textured foam base helps it stay in place. I'm sure you'll find your own personal uses for the mat very soon! I plan to use mine after the birth of my next baby, instead of using those cotton mats that go in the trash can, because I love to create as little waste as possible to protect and preserve our beautiful Mother Earth. Let me know your favorite uses for the mat in the comments below!