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Sex Toys for Men
The sex toy market is currently thriving, with new and exciting ways to sexually satisfy yourself being released all the time. Unfortunately, many men all over the world are missing out on all the fun.
Shaking Off the Stigma
No matter which way you look at it, straight men get a raw deal when it comes to sex toys. While women are encouraged to embrace and explore their sexuality, and gay men are free to experiment however they like, a straight man using sex toys is often thought of as… a bit strange. In more recent years, societies attitudes are beginning to change, but to some there’s still an image of a gross man in a dark room masturbating furiously.
This couldn’t be further from the truth! Most men who have embraced sex toys are completely normal and enjoy exploring their sexuality just like everyone else. You don’t exactly help yourself either boys. Everyone else has become more open and willing to talk about all things sexual, yet men almost never even mention sex toys.
You need to open and join everyone else enjoying the massive range of fun toys out there! And trust me when I say, there’s a lot of things to try.
The Wonderful World of Male Sex Toys
Masturbation is a great habit. Like all things, it does need to be taken in moderation. When enjoyed responsibly though, it can give you some fantastic feelings and it’s healthy to boot! But what if I told you that you’re missing out on its full potential? That there are great things out there that not only replicate those feelings, but even amplify them! Maybe it’s time to give your hand a rest, don’t you think?
There are so many sex toys out there for men to try. From the humble butt plug, to cock rings and sex dolls. Each are designed with different men in mind, and I’ll be incredibly surprised if you can’t find at least one that you enjoy.
But let’s assume that you’re a complete beginner. With absolutely no idea what half of these things even are, it can quite overwhelming to even get started. If you’re one of these men, then you’re in the right place. Throughout this article we’ll be go through each of them one by one and give you a brief overview of both what they are, and what they do.
So, get your reading glasses on and prepare to be initiated into the world of male sex toys.
Butt plugs are the quintessential sex toy. Suitable for both sexes, and really easy to use. As the name implies, it’s quite simply a plug that goes up your butt.
Unfortunately, many men will never think of using one. Why? Well it goes up your butt, isn’t that a little gay?
We’re going to deal with this right at the outset because, unsurprisingly, there are a lot of sex toys designed to go up your butt. Using these toys does not make you gay! Fancying men makes you gay! (or bi I guess) Enjoying putting things up your butt just means you enjoy putting things up your butt. That’s it!
So, back to butt plugs. These little gems come in a massive variety. Long, short, wide, skinny, ridged, vibrating, the list can go on and on. Even if you never touch another sex toy for your entire life, you can have enough different butt plugs to never get bored.
Wearing a butt plug can be a very unique experience. The most common way people describe it is having a feeling of fullness inside your body. It’s difficult to explain it any other way, but you’ll understand once you feel it.
Men also get an exclusive bonus when they use butt plugs thanks to something called the prostate gland. This is a small walnut shaped gland between a man’s penis and bladder which controls both urination and ejaculation. When stimulated, the prostate can produce some incredibly strong orgasms, sometimes without even needing to touch the penis at all.
Unfortunately, the location of the prostate makes it very difficult to stimulate. There are a few different methods men use to try and get to it, but the simplest and most effective way is directly stimulating it through the anus.
Your butt plug is an ideal way to start experimenting with prostate stimulation, as nearly all of them will reach and at least touch it in some way. Some plugs will feel better than others, and when you find the right one it can feel truly amazing.
A close cousin to the butt plug are anal beads. These are a set of small round beads connected to each other to form a kind of wand. Each bead will usually be slightly larger than the last, ending with the biggest of the set at the bottom. They also carry a ring handle at the bottom, so you can pull them back out again.
Anal beads function almost exactly like butt plugs. The big difference though is that rather than keeping the beads inside your butt, the fun comes from putting them in and pulling them back out. As each bead enters your anus, the sphincter opens and closes around them. It feels a little bit like a popping sensation and is something that only anal beads can provide.
The final variant of butt plug on the list is the prostate massager. These are still basically butt plugs, but they are specially designed to hit just the right spots to stimulate your prostate. Prostate massagers are typically curved as opposed to the generally straight design of a butt plug.
For the most part you simply put the massager in and leave it there. You can do it during masturbation, wear it around the house while doing chores, or even put it in before a trip to the shops if you’re feeling extra kinky. Some even have built in massagers for extra stimulation.
Prostate massage is a great activity for men to indulge in. With enough practise, you can stimulate the prostate in a way which can bring you to orgasm without even needing to touch your penis. These aren’t just normal orgasms either. Men who experience prostate orgasm often feel it through their entire body and find themselves exhausted afterwards.
It’s not just for pleasure either! Regular prostate massage can have real health benefits throughout your life. Prostate health plays a massive role later in life in keeping urinary systems healthy. Men who massage their prostates throughout their lives tend to have less incontinence problems and can even have a reduced chance of contracting prostate cancer.
Cock rings are one of the few sex toys solely designed for male use (but they aren’t just for male pleasure!). As the name probably implies, these are rings designed to put around the penis.
You might be wondering why though. This largely comes down to the way the penis works. When a man becomes aroused, the blood flow to the penis increases. This engorges the penis, as the blood gets trapped in erectile tissue all over it. The more blood that the tissue can trap, the harder the penis comes.
During an erection, not all of the blood gets trapped. Blood enters the penis through the middle. While a lot of it gets trapped in the erectile tissue, some still continues to flow back out of the penis through blood vessels found at the surface.
The cock rings job is simple. It slightly constricts the blood vessels taking blood back out of the penis. More blood remains trapped for a longer period of time, and an imbalance is created in the blood flow. More blood goes in than is coming out. This engorges the penis much more than normal, making it slightly larger, extremely hard, and much more sensitive than it usually is.
All of these effects can add up to some incredibly powerful and satisfying orgasms. Cock rings aren’t purely for pleasure though! Many men use them when they suffer from forms of erectile dysfunction allowing them to perform much easier in the bedroom.
Cock rings can come with all kinds off attachments. Some come with simple things like vibrators for extra stimulation or double rings to restrict different parts of the penis. More complex models can include extra rings for the testicles, or even attached butt plugs or cock cages. It’s entirely up to you how far you want to take it, but there are plenty of options if you realise you particularly enjoy cock rings.
A pocket pussy is a male masturbatory aid, aimed at turning the traditional session into something that feels a lot more like the real thing. The device is essentially a small sleeve which you insert your penis into and then go about your business.
Dildos and Strap-Ons
Most of the time, men will think that strap-ons and dildos are only really for women. After all, they already have a penis, so what use would they have for a fake one? Some of this again comes from the great male fear of anal, but men can enjoy a dildo just as much as a woman can.
But what use is there for strap-ons? Well these aren’t toys made for men to use in masturbation, but they can be great during sex with another person. If you’re comfortable with each other and willing to experiment you can try some interesting new things.
The woman can wear the strap-on and use it on the man (often called pegging), for a little role and power reversal. Many women enjoy this because they get to see things from the other perspective and can get a lot more control over their man’s pleasure.
Another idea is to have the man wear the strap-on alongside their penis. Some are designed specifically for this and have rings you put your penis through, so it sits nicely on top or below. This lets couples explore double penetration without the need to bring an extra person into the bedroom. For some this is as far as it’ll go, but others view as a way to see if they’d enjoy a threesome without the embarrassing situation of kicking someone out of the bedroom if it doesn’t go the way you first thought it would.
Penis Plugs and Urethral Sounding
When looking at the more unusual and out-there sex toys available to men, penis plugs are probably as far as you can get. The idea of a penis plug is quite simply to penetrate the penis with it. A lot of men probably shuddered reading that, but there’s actually a lot of pleasure to be gained from urethral insertion.
It’s not something to be taken lightly, and if you decide it’s something you want to do you should do as much research as possible to make sure you don’t cause yourself any harm. There are different lengths and widths of penis plugs to explore, and the same stretch that many people enjoy from butt plugs can be enjoyed just as well with penis plugs.
Urethral sounding is a much more advanced form of urethral play. Rather than just inserting something into the penis, a sound is much longer and designed to reach much further into the canal. These still come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can tailor it your own experience. You also can choose how deep you insert them. Some like to only go a little way into the body, while others like to reach all the way to the bladder and stimulate the prostate gland internally.
An old favourite that isn’t talked about nearly as much as they should be is the sex doll. These have been around in various forms for centuries now and with newer technology give an ever more realistic experience. Some men find sex dolls to be completely adequate replacements for a real girlfriend, even going so far as preferring to spend their time with their dolls.
These dolls can come in many different forms, from the humble inflatable doll right up to the most cutting edge cyberskin sex doll complete with moving parts and AI personalities. No matter what you’re into, you’ll probably be able to find a sex doll to fit, and if you can’t, there’s definitely someone who’ll be able to make it a reality.
The only real downside to a sex doll is the cost. Compared to nearly every other kind of male sex toy on the market, a sex doll is a serious investment so many people might not ever decide to take the plunge and try one of the best sex toys out there.
Another sex toy men will often not talk about much is the chastity cage. Rather than trying to actively encourage and enhance your masturbation though, cages completely prevent you from it! Your penis is locked in the cage making it impossible to even get an erection, and in most cases the keys taken away by a loved one or even sent off to a key holding dominatrix for safe keeping.
There are a lot of different reasons people enjoy cock cages. From simple mistrust, to relationships with BDSM or submissive and dominant elements, or even just the idea of wanting to masturbate but not being able to. No matter the reason for wearing the cage, the effect is usually the same. The pressure builds up and builds up for the man, so when he finally gets the release he’s been craving it can be one of the most explosive orgasms they’ve ever had!
There really is a great big world of sexual pleasure for men to explore, but many will spend their entire lives completely oblivious. If you’ve made it this far, then you at least have some ideas of the options. All that’s left is for you to do some exploring and see what things might take your fancy. Before you know it, you’ll be a sex toy guru and hopefully offering all of your friends advice and tips on which sex toys they should try too!