What are sex toys?
Sex toys — also called adult toys or “marital aids” — are objects people use to have more pleasure during sex or masturbation. Sometimes sex toys can also have medical uses if you have sexual dysfunction or medical condition. There are many different types of sex toys, and people use them for lots of different reasons.
It’s totally normal to use sex toys, but it’s also totally normal not to — it’s a personal decision, and everyone’s different. As long as you’re using sex toys safely, there’s nothing harmful about it.
Why do people use sex toys?
All kinds of people may choose to use sex toys, for many different reasons. For some, using sex toys is the easiest (or only) way they can have an orgasm — this is especially common for people with vulvas. Sometimes people use sex toys to help them masturbate. People also use sex toys during sex with their partners.
For transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming people, certain sex toys may help affirm their gender identity or help relieve gender dysphoria.
Some people with disabilities or limited mobility use sex toys to make it easier to masturbate, have sex, or do sexual activities or positions that would otherwise be harder or not possible for them.
Sex toys can also help treat the symptoms of certain disorders, like erectile dysfunction, genital arousal disorder, hypoactive sexual disorder, and orgasm disorder. And some people find that sex toys help them deal with the sexual side effects of certain medications, health conditions, or menopause — like a low sex drive or decreased sensation in their genitals.
What are the different types of sex toys?
Male Masturbators: Encompassing a wide range of male masturbation toys, these consist of the best sex toys for men that allow for the penis to be stimulated either in the form of artificial mouths or pussy.
Fleshlight: These are masturbatory sex devices with openings for the penis to be inserted, see them as your very own pocket pussies that are ready for action whenever you are!
Penis sleeves and Extensions: These are sex toys used to increase the length and girth of penises. Once attached, you would be wielding a weapon enough to fill up any woman. It is also used by males with erectile dysfunction to have the feel of firmly erected penises between their legs.
Anal sex toys for men: These are a subset of male sex toys that are applied from behind, through the anus. These appeal to men who like to be penetrated during sexual play.
Male Vibrators: These are male sex toys that provide hands-free sexual stimulation to the penis. This is done via vibrations of varying degrees of intensity and works as well with a partner as without.
Prostate Massagers: These are finger-shaped sex toys that stimulate the prostate gland – the gland responsible for the production of semen, resulting in an overall feel-good sensation like never before!
Cock Rings: These are male vibrators that keep blood in the penis to make it bigger and harder for a longer period while delaying orgasm for that bonus pleasure.
Penis Pumps: Already mentioned in this review, penis pumps make another appearance – talk about versatility. Well, they increase blood flow to the penis and result in stronger, longer-lasting erections.
Sex Toys for Gay Men
The fair world of sex toys has something for everyone with an interest. In this section, we’ll take a look at the top-rated sex toys for gay men. Like many categories of sex toys in this review, there are options for solo-use and couple use. Some solo use toys for gay men include:
On the other hand, here are couple-use toys for gay men:
Sex toys that are specifically designed to stimulate female organs are available in their numbers! There is no shortage, maybe because there are several erogenous zones in the female system. Let’s have a look at the best sex toys for women:
Clitoral sex toys: These consists are the best sex toys for women in stimulating the clitoral region. Great examples are clit vibrators and clit clamps.
Anal sex toys: Anal sex toys include butt plugs, anal beads, anal douches and enemas, anal vibrators, anal dildos, anal hooks and so many other toys designed for anal stimulation.
Nipple sex toys: Nipples are, by default, erogenous zones for most. Almost every sensation around this zone can be arousing. Hence the purpose of nipple clamps, nipple functions, and nipple vibrators.
Vibrating Panties (Knickers): Discrete sex toys such as vibrating panties are recent developments in the world of sex toys. They are toys attached to undies and controlled by smartwatches and remotes. With time, 24/7 pleasure might just be a real thing.
Ben Wa Balls: Also known as Kegel Balls, these are top-rated sex toys known for their ability to strengthen the vaginal & pelvic floor muscles, and intense sexual pleasures. They are usually light and small, but they do come in a wide range of sizes and weights.
Pussy Pumps: We’ve discussed pussy pumps already: those toys that increase the sensitivity of the clitoris and vulva using a plastic chamber, a hose, and a pump.
Sex Toys for Lesbians
The toys listed above are ideal for any and every woman interested in sex play. Some toys, however, have earned a consistent spot in the lives of lesbians. Let’s take a look at them below, for both solo and couple play:
For solo play: When the play session involves you alone, you want to use toys that give you easy access to your erogenous zones. With that said, anal sex toys that require constant manual thrusting may not necessarily be favorites. The top picks would be vaginal and clitoral sex toys such as dildos, vibrators, and strap-ons. You can’t go wrong with those!
For couples play: If it’s about to be a team play, then there are no holds barred. All toys are welcome to the party to add their portion of spice. The most common options for lesbian couples are BDSM, vaginal, clitoral, and anal sex toys. Pussy pumps are fast becoming a regular so you may want to try them out too.