Many people enjoy using sex toys for different reasons. One is that it’s the easiest or, in some cases, it’s the only way for people with vulvas to have an orgasm. For others, they use sex toys to masturbate or to deepen intimacy with their partners. Read on to learn more about sex toys.
So, What Exactly Is A Sex Toy?
Sex toys are devices or objects that can enhance pleasure and bring partners to climax. Many types of toys are available on the market, catering to beginners and experts alike. Different sex toys can invoke different pleasures, such as anal toys that stimulate the anus. You’ll stumble across other interesting sex toys on the market, so starting your sex toy exploration journey may seem daunting. But before you buy one, talk to your partner about what intimate sensations they would like to try.
Since sex toys also come in various sizes and styles, you’ll have a lot of options to consider. You’ll get to choose the material, type, style and color, which will make the experience more memorable. Once you decide which toys to explore, set a budget and have fun navigating the world of pleasure.
Sex toys fit into varying categories, such as:
1. Erotic/Sex Furniture
Erotic furniture can be used during sex or for stimulating sexual activity. Moreover, they can be designed to facilitate intimacy and help partners take different positions for pleasure. This encourages people to try sex styles in order to have better orgasms.
A popular sex furniture piece amongst couples is the wedge pillow. Wedge pillows can ensure that partners are comfortable when trying unique sexual positions. Some feature shapes for creative sexual positions and can also be used as support. Other popular sex furniture pieces include shower grips for couples who want to have a great time in the shower and sex swings for more adventurous couples.
2. BDSM gear
In the sex industry, BDSM stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadochism, and Masochism. People who enjoy BDSM take part in erotic actions and role playing that can involve bondage, dominance, discipline, and submission.
If you're dipping your toes into the BDSM world, start with a comfortable pair of handcuffs, wrist restraints, or blind folds. They’re simple and thrilling to use and can bring a new element to lovemaking. Partners who engage in BDSM learn more about what they like and dislike in the bedroom, their love for each other and intimacy intensified.
Vibrators are sex toys with vibration patterns that can bring arousal and pleasure during intimate sexual acts between partners. Additionally, they can be designed to stimulate different parts of the body. External vibrators stimulate body parts, such as the clitoris, and create sensations around the labia and other external body parts.
Internal vibrators, on the other hand, can be used for penetration during sexual acts, and the vibrating sensations create pleasure for all partners involved. Some vibrators have different modes, each controlling the intensity of the vibrations and penetration.
If you're a little bit more adventurous, you'll be delighted to know that some vibrators can fall under categories of both internal and external vibrators. Vibrators that fit this description include rabbit vibrators stimulating your clitoris during penetration.
Dildos are quite popular, and this is because they’re simple to use and are designed with diverse shapes and sizes. They’re usually phallic-shaped and can be applied during sexual play to stimulate the vagina, mouth, or anus.
You’ll find some dildos in a variety of textures to create different sensations. They can be ribbed or have bumps that increase pleasurable sensations during penetration. If you love taking part in solo sexual acts, some dildos are equipped with suction cups as well. This means that you can bring a new element to your solo sexcapades. All you need to do is stick it against a solid surface and relish the experience.
5. Anal Toys
Anal toys are sex toys specifically designed to stimulate the anus during sexual activity. They can stir up the nerve endings that are present in your anus, creating intense feelings of pleasure. Like other sex toys, they’re available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and designs. Some popular anal toys on the market include anal beads, butt plugs, and prostate massagers. Each of these anal toys can also be customized for a more personalized experience.
When looking for suitable anal toys, make sure to check whether the toy has a flared base. This feature ensures safety during sexual acts. Aside from an anal toy with a flared base, buy lubrication. Because the anus can’t lubricate itself, you should apply some lube for an exciting time.
Harnesses can be used to attach dildos to your body for penetration and bondage activities where you can carry out differing positions—just like with sex furniture. They’re great for strap-on play and are easy to put on because they can fit like underwear and are quite comfortable. Plus, they’re accessible, with different designs, sizes, and colors; you can even personalize some for a more intimate experience.
Some harnesses can support your thighs to ensure the dildo is secure. A secured dildo brings more dynamic action to sexual activities, as your hands are free to touch or lightly slap your partner during sexual activity.
7. Cock Rings
Cock rings are sex toys that can be wrapped around the base of a penis. This prevents blood flow from returning to the body, enhancing erection during sexual acts. Other cock rings can be wrapped around the scrotum for BDSM play. Look out for cock rings made of silicone, as they feel soft to the touch.
If you want to get adventurous, you can get vibrating cock rings that enhance sexual pleasure. However, you should only wear your cock ring for short intervals to prevent painful sensations.
Sex toys are fun to use for both beginners and experts. But they’re more than just pleasure toys. They help deepen your love or intimacy in your relationship. They also help you learn more about your pleasure points, as well as understand and appreciate your body further.
Whichever type of sex toy you go for, you’ll have a wonderful time exploring the world of pleasure on your own, with a partner—or both.