One of the most important things to remember is that you should treat your chastity cage like clothing. Clothing should be washed at the end of each day and should not be worn for several days in a row. If you wear something for several days at a time, it can accumulate sweat, body fluids, dust particles and dead skin, all of which can contribute to a rather unpleasant odor that will follow you around all day. One of the best tips to help you keep your chastity toy nice, clean and new is to wash it at the end of each day with lots of sudsy, soapy water. This should be part of your daily cleaning routine, so you'll want to be able to devote a little extra time to your routine so you can provide the cleaning that will protect not only you, but the toy as well.
If you don't regularly clean your chastity cage and don't clean it properly, you will soon find that bacteria can build up in it. A chastity cage is a warm and often moist place, which means it is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that can potentially cause rashes, skin infections and other unpleasant consequences. When we say you should clean your penis cage, it doesn't mean you have to take it off all the time, so try not to get too excited at the prospect of freedom. In fact, if you were able to take it off every day, then there would really be no point in wearing it - the temptation to pleasure yourself would be too strong and defeat the purpose of chastity. But, with a little ingenuity and a lot of cotton swabs to access those hard-to-reach areas, you can effectively clean your device without having to remove it. This will allow you to remove unwanted germs and body fluids that have accumulated from daily use, and will also help you eliminate odors.
To complete your daily routine, you will need cotton swabs and antibacterial soap. You'll need to apply the antibacterial soap, making sure there's plenty of lather, and only do a general wash to start. Next, and after rinsing off the lather, take some cotton swabs and reapply the antibacterial soap, or roll the cotton swab in the soap (it's best if the soap is liquid). Insert the cotton swab and begin to gently wash and scrub the skin behind the cage, making sure you also rub the swab against the inside of the cage. You should do this slowly and make sure it is done properly. If the skin starts to lift and you can't see anything, rinse and repeat.
Make sure you give your full attention to the entire penis and cage, from base to tip. This involves grabbing a cotton swab and making sure the handle under the cock ring is clean. If you are not circumcised, be sure to pull the skin back (if you have trouble using Q-tips) and make sure the head is clean as well. Many men also use high-pressure hoses with fine nozzles to get a deep clean - either with a water bottle or a specialized shower head. If you take care of your penis in the cage, you won't need to remove it as often for a more specialized cleaning - which can be a pain because you'll obviously need to be supervised without the chastity cage!
After such a wash, you will need to pat yourself down with a towel and you may need to use more cotton swabs to get rid of excess moisture. It is very important to remove the moisture, remember we said that bacteria like warm, moist places. If you don't get rid of all the moisture, you will find that it can cause skin problems if you don't take care of it. Some men have reported great results with a hair dryer - only use it on the lowest setting because you don't want to dry out the skin in the dryer, as this can also cause rashes, pain and irritation. This may also seem obvious.