It’s time to talk about something that makes some people a little bit squeamish; masturbation. You’ve all heard the cliché ‘everyone does it, nobody talks about it’ that gets said a lot when the subject comes up. This puts a large portion of people at a detriment when it comes to buying sex toys. Why is that the closest some people have come to enjoying an adult sex toy is giggling at the products from afar at the local Hustler? Well, fuck that, it’s time to break down some of these socially constructed barriers. Here are ten great toys for anyone who is still being a pussy about the subject.
10. The Lipstick Vibe
Start small. This little lipstick vibe is cute, small, and discreet. Nobody needs to know this is a sex toy and it is perfectly disguised as a completely nonthreatening tube of lipstick. Even the most squeamish of girls shouldn’t have a problem with this little toy.
9. Your classic Vibrating Panties
These babies are a great way to introduce the woman in your life to the pleasures of vibration. A lot of women claim to be unsure if they will like the sensations of vibration and use that as their excuse for not trying a sex toy. Either that or they’re terrified of some of the brightly colored giant phallic clunkers on the market. In either case, vibrating panties are a fun way to not only get your girl into sex toys but also move your sexual exploits beyond the door of your bedroom.
8. A Masturbator for the boys
While a lot of guys are all for their girls loving their vibrators, it is surprising that most men I know don’t own a masturbator of some kind. We know men watch porn, and we know they jerk it (even if we don’t want to know they bring this fact up repeatedly) so it shocks me slightly that most men I know don’t own a masaturbator. It HAS to be better than using your hand right? Get with the program boys.
7. Flavored lubricants and condoms
Go beyond your generic water based lubricants, Trojan condoms, and branch out a little bit. It will surprise you how much more fun a flavored lubricant or condom can provide you; it’s only a simple change – it will also decrease that reluctance to branch out into sex toys. The more familiar people get with the industry the less afraid of it they will be.
6. Vibrating Cock Ring
How do you get someone to get over themselves and buy a sex toy? Well, sometimes people just need a reason. Cocks rings can delay the male orgasm giving the female more time to develop hers. One of women’s biggest complaints is that the sex doesn’t last as long as they like. It’s time to do something about it and find a solution instead of whining about it all the time. A cock ring that vibrates, like the one pictured above, can delay the inevitable and stimulate the clit. Problem solved.
Handcuffs are pretty popular and there is less taboo surrounding handcuffs than there are other sex toys; more people are willing to use them. Handcuffs can be a good starting point and an introduction to sex toys in general because when you purchase them you are automatically exposed to a variety of other products.
4. The least intimidating Rabbit Vibrator
Up until this point I have tried to stay away from anything that might look intimidating or scary to someone. Penises scare some women for some reason – don’t ask me why as I’m pretty sure guys aren’t afraid of vaginas. However, a rabbit vibrator like this one (see how plain and simple it is? no bright colors or weird shapes here) can do for a woman what a lot of men can’t; stimulate both the G-spot and the clitoris. Playing with a sex toy like this can also teach you more about your body as you are in control. If you want better sex you have to know what you like, what you don’t like, where to apply pressure and where to ease up.
3. Sex Games
Sex games are a great way to broaden anyone’s sexual horizons. They will make both parties involved more open to sex, sexuality, and sex toys. Games like this one are often given as gifts on birthdays or at bachelorette parties, and of course they’re plenty of fun. Who doesn’t like playing games?
The fact that massagers don’t look like your typical sex toys will play to their benefit and make people less wary about buying one. Sure, you can use these on other parts of your body; aching muscles in your neck, back, and so on. That’s just an excuse, and a feeble one at that, for buying a sex toy disguised as a socially acceptable product. I challenge any woman who has purchased a vibrating massager of some sort and claims that she hasn’t tried to use it down there; if you say no, you’re lying!
1. The Cone
We will end this list with a bit of a bang. I present, the Cone. There’s nothing like satisfying one’s curiosity and this is a toy that piques everyone’s curiosity. The unique design will throw you off at first; it’s a really bizarre shape for a sex toy and doesn’t look anything like a penis (probably why it comes with an instruction manual). Anyone who’s squeamish about sex toys can’t possibly carry this attitude over to the Cone; it just doesn’t look like your typical toy, making it highly successful in breaking down the perceived social taboo of sex toys.