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Can You Boil Sex Toys?

Can You Boil Sex Toys

Editorial Team |

Sex toy cleanliness is a critical aspect of using sex toys, and you need to know how to properly clean and take care of your sex toy arsenal. You should never slack on cleaning your toys, as the consequences of improperly cleaned toys can be severe. Here, our experts cover a specific aspect of sex toy cleaning; more precisely, we’ll discuss what sex toys you can boil and how to boil your sex toys for deep cleaning and sterilization.

Why Boil Sex Toys?

The sex toys come in direct contact with your body and bodily fluids, which means they can attract bacteria and fungi. Wiping and washing your sex toy with a sex toy cleaner takes care of most of the residue, like lube, body fluids, and other residue. However, you can go a step further in ensuring your toys are 100% clean and sterile, and that is to boil them.

Soaps and antibacterial sex toy cleaners are excellent for cleaning sex toys. But boiling water is more effective in killing bacteria or fungi, as it damages their structure and ensures you have ultra-clean sex toys. Boiling water can also help remove scents from silicone dildos or butt plugs.

What Sex Toys Can You Boil?

Not all sex toys can be cleaned the same way, which is why you need to pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions and read our product descriptions, as we try to cover sex toy cleaning for most every product.

You can only boil and sterilize non-motorized waterproof toys made from 100% silicone, metal, or glass. Please be aware that you should never boil motorized sex toys, as these have heat-sensitive electronic components, and you risk ruining your toys.

How to Boil a Sex Toy?

Now that we’ve covered the essentials, here our experts share a guide on how to boil a sex toy. Please note that you need to wash the sex toy with soap or sex toy cleaner to remove any lube or residue.

Find a suitable pot that will fit the toy, fill it with water and only water (no soaps or detergents), and bring it to a boil. Leave the toy in boiling water for a few minutes to ensure all the surfaces are spotless, and then remove it with tongs (it will be boiling hot) and leave it to air-dry on a clean surface. Don’t touch these for about 30-40 minutes, as they need to gradually cool down.

Please note that this process works best for glass and stainless steel toys and toys made from 100% silicone. We must also remind you to be diligent and remove the silicone toy after 2-3 minutes of boiling, as too long in a boiling pot can affect the shape of the silicone.

Always boil one toy at a time, as the boiling water will move around the pot, and this may cause surface damage. When you boil glass sex toys, it is smart to place a washcloth in the water and prevent the toy from knocking around in the pot. Never rinse the just-boiled sex toys under cold water, as the rapid temperature change can damage the shape of the toy.

We hope we answered the question on boiling sex toys, and you now know how to boil a sex toy and can do it with confidence. For more information, please check out our expert guide on sex toy cleaning, and check out more how-to guides in our blog. Also, our sex toy store is full of wonderful surprises waiting to be discovered.

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