Guide To Choosing A Sex Toy
You may feel a little apprehensive about buying a sex toy for the first time, but you could be missing out on a whole lot of fun. It’s important that you don’t just dive in, however, and you do your research before buying.
What do you want to gain from your first sex toy?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but this will actually make picking your first sex toy much easier; it’s important to factor in size, shape, and texture as well as function.
70% of women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm, so you might want to start off small and buy an external vibe. All internal vibes can be used externally too, but if you haven’t used a sex toy before then it’s probably not a great idea to buy the biggest thing you can find!
The Foreplay Frenzy Bunny is a great beginners vibrator as it offers two for the price of one; stimulating the G-Spot and clitorus for ultimate stimulation. Perfectly sized dual stimulator with accentuated G-spot curve - Dual motors with 12 intense functions of vibration, pulsation and escalation. It flexes and moves with you and has easy push button control.
Bullet & Egg Vibrators are a great way to begin your sex toy exploration, from simple battery powered products to gorgeous rechargeable bullets with deep rumbling vibrations, you are sure to find one that suits your sexual needs.
If you want dual stimulation, a rabbit vibrator is a great choice.
What materials are best to use?
When buying a product that’s going to be in contact with your genitals, it’s really important to ensure that it is skin safe. Materials such as rubber and jelly can be harmful as they are porous, making them difficult to clean. This means that bacteria can linger on the product and could give you thrush. They also contain phthalates, a substance banned from children’s toys because it is harmful to health.
Silicone, metal and glass sex toys are all safe to use as they are non-porous, making for easy cleaning. They also feel really good too!
Glass and metal sex toys are safe to use with oil, water, and silicone based lubricants, however, you can’t use silicone lubricant with a silicone sex toy. This is because the silicone will react, leaving a tacky texture and a ruined toy. Water and oil based lubes are silicone-sex toys compatible.
Rechargeable vs Battery Operated
While both are great to use, you may want to weigh up the pros and cons of rechargeable and battery operated products.
Rechargeable sex toys are more environmentally friendly and are compatible with most USB socket chargers such as the one you use for your phone. They can also be charged in your laptop or computer. These products do tend to be a little more expensive, however, so you might need to rethink your budget.
The GC.Slim Vibrator is a great first-time buy as it’s slim, easy to carry with you, waterproof, and it won’t break the bank. It is the perfect vibrator for you to be able to reach every sensitive spot.
Battery operated toys are just as powerful as rechargeable toys, but you will have to keep buying batteries! Having said that, they are great entry-level products to experiment with. The Adam & Eve Diamond Darling is a great mini-vibe with a powerful one-click function, making it really easy to use. It really does pack a punch, with 7 vibration functions and molded curves and ridges for extra stimulation. It looks great too, with a rhinestone-studded base. This beauty is waterproof and comes with a 5-year replacement warranty.
What about non-vibrating products?
Vibrations aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and lots of people enjoy using dildos & dongs for masturbation and as part of sex play. Just like vibrators, dildos & dongs are available in a range of sizes, textures, and styles to suit your needs.
Are sex toys just for women?
There is still somewhat of a stigma about men using sex toys, but this is completely unfounded and there is a diverse range of male sex toys on the market. Like feminine products, male sex toys are available in vibrating and non-vibrating styles and are suitable for external stimulation or internal play.
Male masturbators are a great introductory toy to use, whether alone or with a partner. They offer completely new sensations felt during sex play, although some do have realistic designs.
Prostate stimulators are great to use too, as the prostate is essentially the male G-Spot, aka the P-Spot. Having orgasms through prostate play is also beneficial to your health and could reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer by 22% as it helps to flush away impurities and bacteria.
The Adam & Eve Prostate Massager is a great beginner’s anal stimulator as it has a slim shaft for easy insertion and also has the benefits of perineal stimulation too.
Share the pleasure together
While you can incorporate any sex toy into your sex play, there are certain products available that have been specifically designed for couples to use together during sex.
Bondage toys are also great to try, and they’re a fun way to experiment with role play and act out your fantasies together. The Fetish Fantasy Series Pink Passion 10 piece Bonding Kit is a great starter pack for beginners as it includes some great bondage essentials and would make for a fun gift too.