Sex Toys you need to know about
Maybe you’re interested in trying out sex toys on your own or with your partner, but you don’t know where to start. Fair enough, the world of sex toys has blossomed, and now, there are thousands of sex toys on the market. Where do you even start?
So, we’re going to break things down and show you the types of sex toys out there to help you pick the right ones for you. Are you ready?
Also known as personal massagers, they’re objects that vibrate, stimulating your genitals. They can be simple in design or incorporate high tech features, like remote controlled sex toys such as the Kiiroo Pearl2 G-Spot vibrator, which connects via smartphone.
It’s very common for people to use vibrators to stimulate the clitoris, vulva, and vagina. However, vibrators can also stimulate the penis, scrotum, anus, testicles, and nipples.
Vibrators come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with some specifically designed to go inside the anus and vagina. These types include devices such as a clitoral stimulator, rabbit vibrator or bullet vibrator. In contrast, others are designed for only external use, like the magic wand. Vibrators can be a fun sex toy for couples or for solo pleasure.
Dildos are objects that can be inserted into the anus, vagina, or mouth. Though they come in various shapes and sizes, they’re often shaped to look like either an abstract or realistic penis.
Naturally, aside from the shape, they come in many materials, with some made of metal, glass, silicone, and rubber. When it comes to the dildo vs vibrator debate, at the end of the day, the main difference is a vibrator vibrates, and a dildo does not.
With time, anal toys are becoming more popular and mainstream. Anal toys are made solely to stimulate and/or enter the anus. They include prostate massagers, butt plugs, anal beads, and anal dildos. Here’s an important note: when using an anal sex toy, lube is a must.
It’s also crucial to remember any sex toy you insert into your anus needs to have a flared base so that it doesn’t accidentally slip inside your anus. The last thing you want is a sex toy stuck inside your butt. So, always make sure your anal toy has a flared base.
Sleeves have a couple of names. They’re also known as penis sleeves, strokers, or masturbation sleeves. These are soft tubes you place your penis into.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with different textures for stimulation. Most sleeves are simple without any bells or whistles.
However, some sleeves and strokers, such as the Titan VR experience, use high tech to create a virtual reality experience when using the sleeve. So, you can masturbate while in a different world.
Also known as cock rings—they go around the scrotum or penis. The penis rings restrict blood flow when the penis is erect, making the erection harder and last longer.
Typically, cock rings are best when made of a soft, flexible material such as silicone or rubber. Some also come as a vibrating cock ring; it simply depends on what you prefer. Whether they’re a vibrating cock ring or a non-vibrating one, you shouldn’t wear them longer than 30 minutes since they restrict blood flow.
Penis pumps are vacuum-like devices, either hand-powered or battery-powered. Which creates a suction sensation around the penis. Pumps increase sensitivity by pushing blood into the area.
Now, it’s a common misconception that penis pumps enlarge the penis; they don’t. They simply help you receive an erection. If you have a sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction or orgasm disorder, penis pumps can help you. Most penis pumps are accessible at sex shops or online.
Also known as Ben Wa balls, vagina balls, orgasm balls, or Kegel trainers. They’re round balls you insert into the vagina. They help you exercise and tone your Kegel muscles. These balls are typically weighted, making you squeeze the vagina to keep the balls inside.
The Kegel balls can come in various sizes and weights. Though many use them to exercise their Kegel muscles, some simply like the feeling of them inside the vagina.
Also known as straps or strap-on harnesses, they’re straps that hold either a packer, dildo or other sex toys against your body.
Some harnesses are worn like underwear, and others like jockstraps or wrapped around your thighs. They’re used during penetrative sex, oral sex, or anal sex by a variety of people.
Now, BDSM is a big category, and many toys are included in this area, such as nipple clamps, floggers, butt plugs, whips, bondage, anal beads, and handcuffs. These types of sex toys can be used together and not necessarily for penetrative sex. These toys are used to explore the submissive and dominant relationship between couples.
Now, you know the types of sex toys available, it’s time you went and tried them out for yourself. Go to sex shops and see the different toys available. You may need to try a couple out until you find one that suits your needs.
Regardless, this is a part of your sex positive journey to discover more about your sexuality, so have fun and enjoy!
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and author of her short stories on TheLonelySerb. She completed her first degree in Criminology and continued and finished her Masters in Investigative Psychology, but then decided to follow her true passion of writing.