Have you had the idea of trying out a sex toy in the back of your head for a while? Put it off because you are not sure where to start? Well, wonder about that pleasure no more. Take a look through our absolute beginners guide to buying sex toys and learn all the basics that you need to know.
Choosing the right toy type
The first place to start is by choosing which toy is right for you. The most popular toy variety for many people is a vibrator, they are the most user friendly and probably the least scary of the bunch.
Vibrators come in both bullet and phallus form and the one you choose will really depend on what you prefer visually as well as the type of stimulation that you are looking for. Bullets are usually only used against the clitoris as a way to reach orgasm, whilst other vibrators will often be inserted into the vagina, you can choose between a phallus or non phallus shaped vibe, with the latter sometimes being a little less intimidating to look at.
Think about the finer details
Once you have decided about the type of toy that you want to go for, it is worthwhile moving on to the finer details that you are going to want to look out for. The first thing to consider is the material that your sex toy is made from. It is always a good idea to make sure that you look for sex toys that are made from body-safe materials, such as medical-grade silicone.
It is also a good idea to opt for a sex toy that is more on the powerful end, but that can be controlled to give gentler sensations whilst you get used to how it feels.
Never forget the lubricant
You have to believe us that sex toys are so much better if you add in a bit of lubricant. Lubricant in itself should be seen as a sex toy and one of the biggest complaints that people have about their sex life and bringing toys to it, could easily be rectified by adding a touch of lube to things.
Lubes are a liquid that coat the surface of the skin and toy. Which in turn will reduce any feelings of friction and feelings of tugging. That slippery sensation will help you to glide your sex toy wherever you want it to be and will make sure that it feels amazing as you do so.
It is always a good idea to test out different lubes before you use it as you want to get one that not only feels good, but that also works for you. It should also not cause any irritation or discomfort in or around your vagina.
Taking your time with your sex toy is very important. Get to know how it will work with your body. We can assure you that if you try it out, then in no time at all you will be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner!
Have a quick look at our Lubricant Guide to find out what lube will best suit you.