What is a sex toy?

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A sex toy is a device that helps stimulate and give additional pleasure either alone or with a partner. Adult toys are made in different shapes and sizes and are made of a variety of materials including silicone and plastic. There is a vast array of erotic toys available for both males and females to buy including vibrators, strap-ons, dildos, cock rings, anal toys, bondage gear, sexy lingerie, adult novelty toys and lots more.

Out there on the market today there's a toy that's just right for you that can give your sex life that extra exciting and erotic dimension even if it is just to compensate for a lonely night away from home. Technology in this area has come a long way in its aim to achieve ever greater sexual arousal. It's a billion dollar industry growing 30% each year, so many entrepreneurs are now starting to pay attention to a once totally taboo subject. There's a toy available to stimulate, vibrate, caress, explore and more. Different categories include vibrators, dildoes, vibrator dildo combinations, realistic ass and pussy combinations for men, some of which are made of soft and sensual CyberSkin - the latest in male sex toys technology, made from ingredients on FDA approved lists, it does not contain phthlates PVC, heavy metals or latex. So don't hold back. You can indulge your wildest fantasies in safety with a toy designed to explore your own sexuality.

In the past to buy a toy like this you would need to find a seedy shop in the back street of your nearest town or city. But with the introduction of online sex shops this has all changed. Online shops have made it a lot easier, much less intimidating and above all discreet - Now even the shyest and most hesitant adults can shop carefree. Looking fornew erotic toys with a partner on the internet can also be a great way to introduce them into a relationship. A recent study showed that even if the toy was more expensive online people would happily pay the extra cost to save the embarrassment of buying in them in their local sex shop.

Whichever sexual toys you decide to try, let your desires be your guide. Don't let other people's inhibitions bring you down. There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying, owning and using different toys! Whether you use your toys alone or with a partner, you are enhancing your life and pumping up your sex drive.

Furthermore, you're keeping an open mind and trying something new, which is the key to lifelong learning. So relax and enjoy yourself. Who knows? Perhaps some day you'll have a whole treasure trove of titillating toys to tickle your fancy!

Erotic toys are a good addition for anyone who wants to spice up his sex life. While some may think that they are only made with women in mind, there are plenty of male sex toys to choose from. With a little honesty and a lot of talking you can easily choose the one that is right for you and your partner.

How to use a sex toy

Remember that this is an item that is used to increase pleasure during erotic activities. Plants like carrots, melons or cucumbers may be used as pleasurable toys, or manufactured items like vibrators may be used. Increasingly, items like dildos and blowjob machines are selling more and more.

Sexual excitement for many people involves fantasy and role playing. Different sexual toys may be an important part of such fantasy. People may experiment, for example by having their nipples pinched with a clothespin or pincher, and unexpectedly find that something they might have considered painful can be exciting instead. The main consideration is what the persons involved consent to do, and what they can do without endangering their health or their partner’s health.

Before inserting a toy into the vagina or anus, it should be thoroughly washed in hot soapy water. As long as the hand is clean, the fingernails are clipped closely and smoothly, and there is no cut or bleeding sore on the hand, gently inserting a finger into the vagina or anus is not conducive to HIV transmission. With physical objects, as long as the object is smooth and well lubricated, and is inserted gently, it can be quite pleasurable. Obviously no object made of glass or any other breakable material, or with any jagged edges, should be utilized.

Common sense should be used in regards to any choice of object, and nothing should be inserted so deeply into the orifice that it cannot be easily pulled out. For those persons who strongly desire the sensation of penetration, but who do not want to take the chance of disease transmission that comes with intercourse, a toy is a viable alternative. Each person should use their own exclusively, and should not insert it into another person’s body. If a toy is shared, however, before being used it should be washed again with hot soapy water and covered with a new condom for each person.

Male Sex Toys

When toys are used by couples, it often combines the pleasure that the diverse toys for her can secure for the female partner with the satisfaction that the variety of toys for him can procure for the other partner. It is a recipe which brings together a number of less traditional "ingredients" with the sole purpose of enhancing each partner's pleasure during the sexual contact. Of course, if from among the many toys for her, the woman chooses a vibrator that she could have used on her own too, there is no problem: more often than not, men enjoy stimulating their partner with a vibrator and they even pleasingly appreciate a woman bold enough to use some of the toys for her while they the men are watching her. It all depends on one single factor: each individual's sexual preferences.

Beating the Male Erotic Toys Taboo…

If your guy is a little shy when it comes to new things in the bedroom, the best approach is to bring up the idea of sexual toys in a completely non sexual environment. This keeps the idea of introducing toys and adult toy products into your love life purely conversational. He will likely find this sexy and non threatening.

Perhaps you can find some articles in some main stream magazines that discuss the use of toys between couples. This may help him understand that they are not weird or unusual, in fact judging by the amount of products being sold world wide, I would say that they are quite popular and well accepted, in no way threatening to a man's masculinity.

Adult toy products are accepted and available world wide, and offer a unique way to explore your body as well as your partner’s body, and can enhance love making and spice up the regular sex routine!

For some men, if you let them watch you masturbate using your adult toys, they will naturally want to join in. Touch yourself first, and then bring out your favorite toy. Be sure to offer to let him use your toy on you. Tell him where you like it, what you like, what you want and how it makes you fell. Then, if he seems open to the idea, ask him if you can use it on him.

Of course, if he says yes, great, if not, don’t give up. Sometimes these things take a little while to get used to.

Buying a Toy

When it comes to buying sex toys in the 21st century the list of products is almost endless and many more are being developed on a regular basis. Whatever it is you’re into in the bedroom you can be sure to find a something to suit you and indeed your partners needs.

Keep your Toys clean!

Adult toys are great ways to add some sizzle into a drab sex life. Different toys are meant for your intimate bits, and should be cleaned thoroughly after each use. Generally, a gentle cleansing with warm water and a mild soap should clean most materials. Certain materials require different methods and cleaning tools for the best sanitation to avoid infection. Most waterproof products without electrical parts can be boiled for a few minutes and air-dried, or simply washed with soap and water. Plastics and glass products must be washed with warm water and mild soap, and then sterilized with alcohol. Silicone products can be put through the dishwasher. In order to preserve the life of jellies and rubber products, it is wise to use a condom over the toy. After you wash your toys, they should be stored in a dry, cool place. Each toy should be wrapped separately and all batteries should be removed to prevent corrosion. Store them in a private place near the bed, so they are hidden from prying eyes but easy to access when the mood calls for them. When a toy is cracked, broken, leaking, or moldy, it is time to replace it. The life of each toy depends on the durability of the material as well as the frequency of use. The most frequently used toys will burn out faster than those reserved for special occasions.