Find out about the different types of sex toys you can use either with your partner or alone, with advice about choosing the right sex toys for you
With so many options to choose from nowadays, I decided to put together this buying guide to shed some light on what’s out there and help you work out what might suit you best.
Why use sex toys?
Sex toys can come to the rescue when biology lets you down, giving you more options when your body isn’t playing ball.
For men with common problems like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or those with longer refractory periods, they can use sex toys to please their partner and reduce the stress to perform.
For women, who often find it difficult to climax during regular sex, a toy can be just the ticket to achieving that elusive orgasm.
But more than that: sex toys are fun. From personal experience I can tell you that accessories up the excitement level in the bedroom. And you don’t just have to take my word for it, sex toys have been in use for a very long time; the oldest dildo ever found is from 28,000 years ago!
How to bring up the subject with your partner
Talking about dildos over a romantic dinner isn’t for everyone (though can be entertaining!). So bringing up the subject of sex toys is best done in the bedroom.
There are two good ways to go about this: you could buy something as a gift, or you could simply suggest the idea in the heat of the moment, and later go shopping together.
There’s really no reason to be worried about talking to your partner about using sex toys. In fact, with more than half of women using vibrators, you might find your partner already has some experience with sex toys.
If I had one piece of advice here it would be to start small (literally and figuratively!). If you’ve never used a sex toy together before then jumping straight into strap ons or butt plugs might not be the best idea.
Some fun, nonthreatening first toys could be a small vibrator, a cock ring or a blindfold. From there you can expand your repertoire and/or go more extreme if you choose.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the different categories of sex toys.