A lot of women say that sex toys make their life infinitely more satisfying. In fact, for some of them, using a vibrator is a must to orgasm. While these products may seem intimidating for first-time users, they can be great tools to discover new ways to pleasure and explore what satisfies you sexually. For women in committed relationships, sex toys are a great way to add novelty, passion and excitement to their relationship.
What are sex toys?
Basically, a sex toy is a device used to facilitate a person’s pleasure, such as a dildo or a vibrator. Popular models are designed to resemble human genitals and may be vibrating or non-vibrating. Commonly sold at sex shops, these toys can also be found today in pharmacy/chemist stores, head shops, or department stores.
This adult toy is usually a rubbery pad that you place over your fingertips. You can use it to turn your hands into a vibrator, each finger into a dildo! Finger vibrators are composed of an adjustable ring with a pad that provides pleasure – the bigger the bullet, the more intense the sensation they’ll bring.
New and innovative sex toy models are constantly being introduced on the market, but thrusting dildos are still among the most popular ones. This toy penetrates by retracting and expanding back and forth. Whenever you apply it vaginally or anally, it simulates penetrative sex.
Best known for being featured on Sex and the City, the rabbit vibrator penetrates the vagina while fluttering on your clitoris, allowing both areas to be stimulated at once. These toys usually offer a variety of speeds and settings.
This is a hands-free vibrator that makes putting your underwear as pleasurable as taking it off. Generally, these panties have to be within a certain distance from the remote or smartphone that turns them on. But there are a few different variations with different parameters. The less high-tech models offer a compartment for a removable bullet vibrator – you need to directly stroke the vibrator to turn it on and off. Wireless pants are operated remotely. Depending on how far the remote is from the panties, your partner can turn them on as a surprise any time of the day.
A type of dildo that can enter two partners at once. These toys can also vibrate, adding extra indulgence. Double-ended dildos can be used between two women where one inserts the small sculped end inside her and penetrates her partner with the base. It can also be used with a male partner if he wishes to be penetrated. For a one-woman-show, bend the ends so the dildo penetrates you in two spots at once.
How to use sex toys?
If you are single, sex toys can be a great way for you to learn more about your body and discover what you really like in the bedroom. That way, the next time you have sex, you’ll feel more confident to tell your partner how to please you. But sex toys can also be used to improve the sexual experience of the two of you. At the beginning of a relationship, sex is exciting and both of you want to explore everything together. But generally, somewhere down the line, it might get a little monotonous with your safe routine, same positions and same locations. Adding sex toys to the mix can help both feel a pleasure that you’ve never felt before.
Are sex toys safe during pregnancy?
As long as you are having a healthy, low-risk pregnancy, it’s perfectly safe to use sex toys. Some women have an increased sex drive during pregnancy. This is thanks to the increased levels of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Plus, the extra blood flow that pregnancy brings to the vagina and vulva make you more responsive to touch. But to use these toys during pregnancy, you should follow a few basic precautions, such as keeping your sex toys clean so that you steer clear from the common vaginal infections. Preventing vaginal infections during pregnancy is especially important as they may increase the risk of having your baby too early.
How to clean sex toys?
Clean all your toys with warm, soapy water after every single use. Make sure to rinse them thoroughly and always dry them carefully before storing them. Keep them in a clean, dry place when not in use. It’s important to mention that washing your toys may not be enough to remove all viruses and bacteria. The bacteria present in your anus may cause an infection if they are transferred to your vagina. Even when you clean your sex toys well, the risk remains. To avoid getting an infection, avoid using the same toy in your anus and your vagina. You can also put a new condom on your toy whenever you switch from anal to vaginal penetration.