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How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Sex Toys?

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Sex Toys?

Sex toys have become more popular in recent years and are now widely available to purchase in many countries. However, there are still restrictions on selling and purchasing sex toys, and it is important to know these laws before buying.

In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about buying sex toys, including the different types available, where to buy them, and a general view of the age restrictions in different countries.

Age for Buying sex toys in different countries

In some countries, buying sex toys is completely legal, while in others it is heavily regulated or even banned altogether. Moreover, there are age restrictions in place in many countries that prohibit minors from buying or possessing sex toys.

In the US for example, there is no federal law that specifically regulates the sale of sex toys. However, some states and localities have laws regarding age restrictions for purchasing sex toys. For example, in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, you must be 21 or older to buy sex toys, while in other states, such as California, the age requirement is 18 or older.

In Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, many Latino-American countries, and Japan, it is generally understood that individuals must be 18 or older.

Although there is no explicit prohibition on the sale of sex toys in some countries, such as India, certain products that are intended for sexual pleasure can be considered obscene, and are subject to Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This law forbids the sale of any object that could be perceived as obscene, which includes a sex toy.

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In several countries such as The Maldives, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, it may be possible to purchase sex toys locally (not legal, but possible), although the availability may vary.

However, it is important to note that bringing sex toys into these countries as a tourist could result in legal repercussions, including confiscation of the items and possible criminal charges. Travelers should be aware of local laws and customs before attempting to bring sex toys into these countries, as even possession of such items could be considered a serious offense.

Where Can I Buy Sex Toys If I’m Under 18 Years?

One option for obtaining sex toys is to ask an adult friend or family member to purchase them on your behalf.

Another option is to purchase sex toys online from websites based in countries where there are no age restrictions or they simply don’t ask for any ID.

In some countries, Sex toys can be purchased from various locations, including pharmacies and retail stores. It’s unlikely that you’ll be asked to show your identification card unless you visit a sex shop.

Alternatively, you can also buy them online from websites like Amazon or Aliexpress. However, it’s important to exercise caution and do some research before making a purchase. Always check reviews, product photos, and material descriptions to ensure that the toy is safe for use.

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Sex Toys Materials

When selecting a toy, it’s crucial to opt for one made of body-safe, non-porous materials such as 100% silicone, stainless steel, shatter-resistant glass, or aluminum. These materials are less likely to absorb germs and bacteria, making them easier to keep clean and maintain.

Additionally, it is important to ensure that any object being inserted into the anus has a wider base or “flared” shape to prevent it from being accidentally sucked into the rectum.

Some Extra Information About Sex Toys

What Are Sex Toys?

Sex toys are devices or products designed to enhance sexual enjoyment. There are many different types of sex toys available, including dildos, vibrators, sleeves, anal toys, penis rings, vagina balls, packers, harnesses, pumps and more. Every type of sex toy is designed to provide a unique type of stimulation, and there are plenty of different styles, sizes and materials to choose from.

Illustration of types of sex toys

Different Types of Sex Toys

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Vibrators are machines that come in a variety of shapes, sizes and intensities, and are generally designed to provide vibrations and other sensations to the clitoris or other erogenous zones. Vibrators can be battery-powered or rechargeable, and can have different types of vibrations and intensities.


Dildos are penis-shaped devices that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Some dildos are designed for vaginal penetration, while others are specifically designed for anal penetration. Dildos may be used alone or with a harness for partner play.

Anal toys

Anal toys are designed for anal penetration and stimulation. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, and may include butt plugs, anal beads, and prostate massagers. Anal toys are typically designed with a flared base to prevent them from getting lost inside the body.


These are devices that fit over the penis to provide additional stimulation during masturbation or sex. Some have internal textures or ridges to provide additional stimulation, while others are designed to be used during sex to enhance the experience for both partners.

Penis rings

Also known as cock rings, come in a variety of materials, and may be designed with additional features such as vibration or textured surfaces.


Pumps are devices used to create suction around the genitals, which can increase blood flow and enhance arousal. They come in a variety of styles, including manual and battery-operated, and may be designed for use on the clitoris, penis, or nipples. Some pumps may also come with additional features, such as vibration or textured sleeves.

Vagina balls

Also known as kegel balls or ben wa balls, are small, weighted balls that are inserted into the vagina to exercise the pelvic floor muscles. They come in a variety of materials, including silicone, metal, and glass, and may be used for solo play or during partnered sex.


Harnesses are used to hold a dildo or packer ( devices used to create a bulge in the crotch area) in place during sex. They come in a variety of styles, including those that are designed to be worn around the waist or thighs, and may be made of materials such as leather, nylon, or neoprene.

The Importance of Not Sharing Sex Toys or Using Condoms on Top of Them

Illustration sex toys and condoms

Using sex toys can be an exciting way to enhance your sexual experiences. However, it’s important to use them safely to avoid the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other potential health risks.

One important step is to properly clean your sex toys after each use with mild soap and water before they come into contact with anyone else’s genitals. Using condoms on sex toys can also help prevent the spread of STIs, but it’s important to change them before the toy comes into contact with someone else’s genitals.

When using a sex toy anally, it’s crucial to use plenty of sexual lubricant as the anus does not naturally lubricate itself the way the vagina does

Note: avoid oil based sexual lubricants when using condoms

And never use a sex toy that’s been in the anus in the vagina without thoroughly washing it or changing the condom first to avoid the risk of infection.

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