Sex Toys 101

sex toysGone are the days when you had no options other than your tongue, lips, palm, and fingers to bring yourself and your partner (or partners) to a mind-blowing orgasm. Now you can use dildos, vibrators, butt plugs, or penis rings for maximum satisfaction.

The sex toy revolution

Sex toys are fast becoming a necessity for sex. They are positive, healthy, and can give you that fireworks sex. You can now see them lined up on the shelves of major retail stores and convenience stores. There are even vending machines selling a wide range of sex toys.

Despite the more liberated view on sex toys, many places on earth are still trapped in the medieval period, considering these great inventions as "obscene devices". Heck, even back then, people enjoyed medieval dildos. And FYI, our ancestors used stone carved dildos some 28,000 years ago.

Here are some things that you need to know about sex toys:

Sex toy myths

Sex toys have been getting a lot of media attention. But this doesn’t mean that you’re getting the right information. Sex toy myths still overflow, some of which are repeated in entertainment and news.

One of the popular sex toy myths is that only losers and lonely people use sex toys. Another is that sex toys are addicting. Also, many people still believe that using sex toys too much can ruin "regular" sex. Again, these are just myths.

Different Kinds of Sex Toys

There is no Periodic Table to define exactly what is and what is not a sex toy, and  to determine the difference between a dildo, a vibrator, and a butt plug. The easiest way is to categorize sex toys by function: vibrators, dildos, strap-on, anal sex toys, lubricants, penis rings, penis pumps, flesh lights, sex dolls, power play toys or BDSM toys (paddles, floggers, blindfolds, restraints, nipple clamps), homemade sex toys, adult movies, and erotic fiction.

Enjoying your first sex toy

Experimentation is the name of the game, so you have to find what works for you. Start inexpensive when looking for your very first sex toy. Look for a versatile sex toy, which can be used in many ways. Start also with something simple.

Although the whistles and bells are nice, they usually are not necessary. It is also better to try your first sex toy alone as it relieves you of pressure and gives you freedom to experiment. Finally, make sure that you have lots of batteries and lubricant.

Sex toy safety

Sex toys are safe, as long as you use them properly and with common sense. Sex toys become unsafe if they cause problems, such as abrasions caused by rough edges or allergic reactions.


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