Whether you’re a curious couple, a dungeon master with an arsenal of toys & trinkets or diving down solo but don’t know where to start, there’s always something fun, new and exciting to explore in the world of sex toys.
From helping achieve more, deeper orgasms, to providing new levels of intimacy through exploration, we believe sex toys are the gift that keeps on giving, batteries not included. We’ve broken down the oohs and ahhs of sex toys & tech to help you get started!
From A to Orgasm
From 30,000 year old carved stone dildos and jade butt plugs to vibrators prescribed to cure “female hysteria”, sex toys have thankfully come a long way. With such a vast array of types, styles and uses to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start.
Sex toys can usually be broken up into a few categories including clitoral (external) toys, internal vaginal toys, cock rings, blowjob sleeves, and anal toys. Some toys are meant for couple play and some for solo play. Before we dive in, lets consider some basic do’s and don’ts.
Sex Toys Do’s & Don’ts
1. Keep the Sex Dirty but the Toys Clean
First, figure out what material your toy(s) are. It is porous like jelly rubber and neoprene or nonporous like glass or stainless steel? Choose the right soap and avoid ones with heavy fragrances. Keep your toys stored in a clean, dry place and don’t forget to wash before each use.
2. Don’t Forget the Lube
Make sure you choose the right lube. For example, if you’re using a silicone toy it is best to use a water-based lube to not cause damage to the silicone material.
3. Indulge Your Curiosities
Whether you’re stopping by the local adult store or ordering online, shopping for new toys can be an exciting journey into unexplored territory. From things that can go buzz, hold you down, strap you in, fill you up, gag you, tease you, pinch you, and more, don’t be afraid to think out of the box and explore something new.
4. Don’t Go Back to Front
Bzzz Bzzz Bullsh*t
While we’re here, lets go ahead and debunk some common misconceptions around sex toys…
1. Sex toys will desensitize you. False! Your nerve endings don’t have a shelf life. Sure, a familiar sensation might lose its novelty but any numbness is temporary and sex toys will not make you loose any feeling.
2. If a woman wants to use a sex toy its because her man can’t satisfy her. Shenanigans! Sometimes men may feel insecure about the addition to sexy toys in the bedroom. Communication here is key. But remember, a sex toy can’t replace your partner.
3. Anal sex toys are only for women and gay men. Erroneous! Butt play is for everyone! With countless nerve endings, the anus is an erogenous zone regardless of our gender or sexual orientation.
Top 5 Toys for Swingers
1. Sex Swings
No pun intended. Sex swings will open up the door to countless position possibilities. Not a bad way to swing life away.
2. Magic Wand
Used mostly for clitoral stimulation, this popular toys claim to fame is multiple orgasms and even squirting.
3. Glass Toys
Easy to clean and a little cold to the touch, glass toys provide an enthralling new sensation and are often works of art!
4. Couples Vibrators
Often with remote control capabilities, couples vibrators can be worn, offering internal and external stimulation that feels amazing for both partners.
5. Strap Ons
Whether its girl on girl or your pursuing prostate pleasure, strapons are a staple for couples that swing.
Little Shop of Pleasures
At Hedo and want to spice up the night with a sex toy? Lucky for you, the gift shop carries a tantalizing assortment of toys for you to choose from.