Sex Toys: Which, How, When, and Why You Should Try Them Out

Sex Toys: Which, How, When, and Why You Should Try Them Out

Whether you’re a novice looking to get into the O-inspiring, toe-curling, earth-shattering world of sex toys, or you’re an old hand wanting to explore new kinks, we’ve got you. With so many sex toys on the market, singling out one or two amongst a thousand others is an overwhelming experience. We’ve put together a few that we think will hit the spot (ahem!), so you’re welcome to explore!

What is a Dildo

First on our list has to be the legendary, and traditional, dildo. It is one of the most common sex toys on the market today. Dildos come in many styles, shapes, and sizes. You’ve most likely seen a realistic-looking dildo somewhere.

These phallic sex toys are penetrative and can be made of glass or metal, plus other materials. Dildos can be used for anal and vaginal penetration. In the past, dildos admittedly looked a little scary. However, they now come in different attractive colors and shapes. A dildo is designed to look like a penis, and it gives you the stimulation you get during penetration.

what is a Dildo and how to use it.

How do Vibrators work

Our next category of sex toys is vibrators. One of the most notable differences between a dildo and a vibrator is that a vibrator vibrates. Vibrators can be used internally or externally and come in many different sizes and shapes. The most significant advantage of vibrators over dildos is that you can experiment with them on many other body parts.

External vibrators

These include finger, bullet, clitoral suction, and direct contact clitoral vibrators. They’re used to stimulate the clitoris and hold well in your palm. Finger vibrators are worn on your finger and become an automatic extension of it. Both finger and bullet vibrators come with different settings, so you can change the intensity and speed. Bullet vibrators are small and discreet, so you can carry them anywhere. Clitoral suction vibrators make use of sonic tech to imitate the feeling of getting mind-blowing head. Clitoral vibrators can offer fluttering and air suction pressure directly to your clitoris for stimulation. You can turn many vibrators into direct contact clitoral vibrators by applying their vibrating parts onto the clitoris. Even so, there are vibrators designed to give direct clitoral stimulation.

Internal vibrators

Also referred to as G-spot wands, these vibrators are designed to stimulate the G-spot area with their curved heads, giving you intense G-spot orgasms!

types of vibrators and how they work

Dual vibrators

These include dual wands and rabbits. You’ve probably heard one of your friends mention a rabbit vibrator. The rabbit vibrator is designed with a shaft for penetrative stimulation and a clitoral stimulator that looks like rabbit ears attached to the shaft. Dual vibrators offer both G-spot and clitoral stimulation to give you external and internal stimulation.

How to use dual vibrators

Penis Toys

Unlike dildos and vibrators, penis toys come with less risk. They include masturbation sleeves, cockrings, and others. Unlike an external dildo getting stuck in your vaginal canal or an anal toy up a tight sphincter, there’s no chance that you’ll lose a penis toy in your urethra.

Cock rings

You enclose the base of your penis with these ring-shaped toys designed to limit blood flow. This offers longer erections, more control over your climax, and extra-intense orgasms. While the feeling of using a cock ring is highly pleasurable, try not to use it for more than 20 minutes as it can lead to injury. No one wants a broken penis!

Cock rings explanation.

Masturbation sleeves

These toys look like an anus, mouth, or vagina and are designed to give you the same feeling you’d get when entering one. These toys are often encased in a canister with a textured tube to mimic the feel of a mouth, vagina, or anus.

All about the Masturbation sleeves

Anal toys

One thing to remember when playing with anal toys is safety. The human anus has the outer ring, which can be tightened or loosened, and the inner one has incredible suction power. Unfortunately, you can’t control the inner ring, which is why anal toys come with a flared base that prevents them from getting suctioned!

Anal plugs

Butt plugs are tear-shaped with a broad flared base. They can be vibrating and nonvibrating and come in various materials, such as glass, wood, or silicone.

All about the anal plugs

Anal dildos

These are mainly used for pegging with a strap-on. You fit them into a harness and use them for anal sex. The best way of using these dildos is to start with a smaller size and then go up as you become more comfortable.

All about the Anal Dildos

Anal beads

Anal beads look like a bracelet. You insert the beads one at a time into the anal opening and stimulate the nerves around it. Once you’re about to orgasm, your partner can slowly take them out, increasing the sensation.

 All about the Anal Beads

Whichever toy you choose to enhance your pleasure, always keep it clean before subsequent use, especially when using it with a partner! Intimate-area hygiene is the first step towards sexual hygiene!

Check our blog about the benefits of masturbation.

About the author: Chari Bong’osa is a freelance content writer, editor, and digital marketer. Chari is passionate about changing the world through the relationships around her. When she’s not writing about ways to improve your relationship with yourself and others she’s writing about LGBTQ issues or raising awareness for various community-based efforts. Connect with her on LinkedIn here.

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