Why would you ever want to stick an expensive prosthetic in a boiling pot of water? Well, it comes with many advantages! The process of sterilizing your prosthetics and sex toys eradicates any lingering bacteria and potentially irritating substances. This sterilization method is particularly effective in safeguarding against uncomfortable and, at times, severe conditions, such as UTIs, and other health issues associated with your most sensitive areas – both your front and back entrances.
For individuals who use their prosthetics frequently, particularly during anal activities, I strongly advocate a weekly sterilization routine to maintain optimal cleanliness and safety.
1. Be sure the prosthetic/toy is ONLY made with Silicone
If the prosthetic or toy you plan on throwing in a boiling pot of water is made with rubber-type material, it will melt. Make sure you know all the materials used in the prosthetic. Most companies will state if they are made with 100% silicone.
2. Boil Water
If you’re wondering what size pot to use, it really depends on the size of the prosthetic and how many prosthetics you want to sterilize at the same time. Once you’ve chosen your pot, wait till the water is boiling and gently put the prosthetics inside.
Should you use a different pot from the ones you cook food in, ideally, yes. Is it the end of the world if you don’t? No. Just make sure to deep clean the pot before and after you use it to sterilize a toy.
3. Keep it in For a Couple of Minutes
Don’t over do it. I recommend boiling the prosthetic for 3-5 minutes. That’s all you need in order to sterilize it. If you leave it in for too long, it can warp and damage the prosthetics.
4. Take it Out and Dry it
Careful! It’ll be hot! I recommend air-drying the prosthetic or using a clean paper towel to pat it dry. If you’re planning on using it right away then you’re good to go! However, if you plan on storing it, I recommend storing it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight
If you find that the prosthetic is tacky/sticky after cleaning it, I always recommend using cornstarch (or other rejuvenating powders) to maintain a smooth and silky texture.
*Please do not use talcum powder (most commonly found in baby powder), it has been associated with different types of cancers, mostly ovarian cancer. I have a full article on the dangers of talcum power here.