When it comes to buying your first sex toy, the sheer amount of different types of sex toys available can be completely bewildering. Nobody wants to part with their hard-earned cash for something which is either unsuitable or of questionable quality. For those new to the pleasures of sex toys, this advice guide will help you buy a first sex toy (or selection of sexy products) which will be suitable for your needs – giving you pleasure, not disappointment.
What are sex toys, anyway?
At a more factual than fun level, sex toys are pleasure giving or enhancing products which come in a range of styles and shapes, to sexually stimulate various parts of the anatomy. That sounds quite scientific, I know. Basically sex toys are fun devices which can help you, your partner, or both of you reach orgasm. Sex toys don’t care how you identify in terms of gender, sexuality or relationship status, they just exist to make you sexually happy. Cool, huh?
You can use sex toys on your own for a level-up on your masturbation sessions, to easier achieve orgasm or to simply add a new dimension to your self-stimulation. You can also use sex toys with a partner to increase the fun in your sex life, and intimacy in both your love life and relationship. This will be covered in greater depth in a future article. Suffice to say if you have a sexual need, there is probably a sex toy out there to satisfy it.
What are the different types of sex toys?
Before diving into the deep end of buying your first sex toy, I’ll provide a handy list of the main different types of sex toys for you to have a look at. Be warned, there’s quite a few!
- Bullet vibrators
- Clitoris stimulators
- Vaginal / classic vibrators
- G Spot vibrators
- Rabbit Vibrators / Dual Stim
- Couples vibrators
- Panty Vibes / Remote Control Vibrators
- Vibrating love eggs
- Realistic dildos
- Abstract dildos
- Suction cup base dildos
- Double ended dildos
Kegel exercisers & love balls, also known as jiggle balls or Ben Wa Balls
- Butt plugs (static or vibrating)
- Anal beads
- Prostate massagers
- Cock rings
- Love rings (this is often how cock rings to be used to enhance couples’ sex are described)
- Penis masturbators such as Fleshlight masturbators / strokers
- Collars & leashes
- Clamps (nipple/labial/clit/testicles/other)
- Punishment tools (spankers, paddles, whips, floggers)
- Sensory play (waxplay candles, pinwheels, electrosex toys)
- Hoods and masks
- Sex games
- Romantic gifts
- Sexy edibles
Now you have a better idea of how the world of sex toys is categorised, it should be easier to see at a glance which types hold an initial appeal to you. Think about what satisfies your physical, sexual needs when you masturbate, or when you have sex.