How to Use a Sex Toy

Exploring your sexuality is a journey that's as unique as you are. You get to discover what makes you tick, what flips your switch, and what revs your engine. But when it comes to sex toys, there's a whole lot of misconceptions and taboos. If you've ever felt a twinge of doubt about bringing toys into the bedroom, we're here to put that to the rest.

In this blog, we'll look into how to use sex toys in a way that's not just safe, but also downright enjoyable. We're talking pleasure amplified!

Using sex toys is a perfectly healthy way to enhance your personal pleasure and, if you're sharing the fun, intimacy in your relationships. It's all about adding some extra zip to your zing too!

It Depends on the Toy!

Some sex toys are made to thrill you on the inside, others focus on the outside, and then there are the champs that tackle both. Understanding what tickles your fancy is the first step in finding your new bedroom buddy.

Vibrators can give you a great buzz! Whether it's a bullet, wand, or rabbit style, vibrators are the go-to for a reason. Dildos come in next, offering a more manual experience, and they're not just about size or shape either. It's how you use them that counts.

Anal toys can can also be amazing for both genders. Just go slow and steady. And rings? They're not just a bling thing - they can enhance the experience for both you and your partner, making everyone a winner.

General Tips for Using Your Toys

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

With your sex toys, you got to play around with different settings, speeds, and rhythms until you find the combo that sends shivers down your spine. Start your journey slow and gentle. There's no rush. Let your body be your guide and gradually increase the intensity as you get more comfortable.
 
Positions and angles are crucial too. Try lying down, standing up, sitting, or any contortion that piques your interest. Twisting and turning your toy can lead to new heights of pleasure—you won't know until you try!

Understanding the Materials

The materials used in sex toys are just as important as the toy's function. Maybe even more so. You're introducing these toys to your most intimate areas, after all. You want your experiences to be not only pleasurable but also safe. 

The recommended materials for sex toys are silicone, glass, and metal. Silicone is soft, flexible, and non-porous so it doesn't hold onto bacteria. 

Glass and metal, on the other hand, are hard and smooth, but they share that crucial non-porous quality. 
These can become a cozy home for bacteria. Materials like jelly rubber or PVC might be tempting with their lower price points, but they're not worth the risk to your health.

Communication with Your Partner

Remember, when it comes to sex, you should always ask for consent. Always respect each other's boundaries. If your partner is hesitant, ask them to express their concerns and listen attentively. It's okay to have different comfort levels, and there should be no rush or pressure to incorporate toys.

Once you're both on board, guide each other through the experience. Show your partner what you enjoy, ask them to do the same, and use toys in a way that heightens pleasure for both of you. It's not a race, it's a journey of exploration, together.


Lubrication Is Key

When it comes to sex toys, lubrication is also important. Using the right type of lubricant is essential to prevent any discomfort and make the whole experience smoother and more enjoyable.

There are different types of lubes like water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based lubricants. Water-based lubes can go with almost everything. They're compatible with all types of sex toys and are super easy to clean up. Silicone-based lubricants are the long-lasting marathon runners; they keep things slick for a longer time, perfect for those extended sessions.

Oil-based lubricants are the heavy-duty moisturizers of the bunch, but they can be a bit picky. They're not suitable for use with many toys, especially those made of latex or certain plastics, as they can cause damage. Plus, they can be tricky to wash off, so keep that in mind for post-playtime.

Overcoming the Stigma

Looking to shake off those feelings of unease? Start by educating yourself about the joys and benefits of sex toys. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more comfortable you'll feel. Chat with friends who are open to the topic, join online communities, or even seek out a sex-positive workshop. The more you normalize the conversation around sex toys, the more you'll realize that pleasure is a natural and wonderful part of life.

Go ahead, embrace your sexual desires with open arms and welcome the role sex toys can play in achieving them. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simone Brooks

A Southern-based author brings clarity to the intimate world of sex toys, focusing on user-friendly guides and reviews for dildos and nipple toys. Drawing from her past as an educator, she crafts content that enlightens and equips her readers, making the exploration of pleasure accessible to all. Beyond writing, she finds solace in nurturing her garden and roaming the countryside with her favorite dogs, where she gathers inspiration for her work.