Thinking Through An Adult Toy Purchase
You’ve decided to buy a sex toy but you’re not sure exactly what kind of sex toy you want. With the inability to try a toy before deciding to buy one, and with such a variety of toys available online, zeroing in on the specifics of what you’re looking for is essential. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help narrow your choices:
What kind of sex toy do you want? For example, do you want anal or genital stimulation? Internal or external? Vibrating or manual? Answering these questions will help you find a toy that will fit your needs.
What kinds of sensations do you want to experience? You might want a toy that simulates intercourse or a toy that simulates oral sex. There are powerful vibrators like the classic Magic Wand as well as small bullet vibrators and vibrating cock rings.
What do you hope to accomplish with your new sex toy? Do you want something to make it easier to orgasm, like a vibrating dildo or a stroker, or something that keeps you hard and prolongs erections, like a cock ring? Or, do you want a butt plug for continuous anal stimulation or a prostate massager?
What part of your body to you want your toy to stimulate? For example, a long, thin dildo might be able to reach the cervix, whereas a short thick one would be more of a g-spot stimulator. Other toys deliver puffs of air to the external clitoris, which simulates oral sex. Or, maybe you want an external vibrator shaped to stimulate the vulva, or a pocket pussy?
Do you have an aesthetic preference? For example, do you want your dildo to have a realistic skin color? Do you want it to be a single bright color, like hot pink, or do you want a multi-colored or rainbow dildo? Do you want your butt plug to have a tail or a faceted gemstone? What color do you want it to be, and how big?
What kind of material do you want your toy to be made of? Toys made of glass are beautiful, can last indefinitely and are easy to sterilize. Materials like SuperSkin and TPR/TPE feel more realistic than any other material, but they take some extra effort to sterilize completely. Always remember to clean any sex toy well after use.
Do you need your toy to be waterproof? Do you need it to be battery powered, rechargeable, or can it be plugged into the wall? For larger toys, like sex machines, are you going to leave it in place, or do you want it to be portable?
How much do you want to spend? With sex toys, as with anything else, it’s usually the case that you get what you pay for. On the other hand, there are many inexpensive toys that give their expensive counterparts serious competition.
Always make sure that anything you buy is made of a safe material and is smooth (no seams) and unbreakable. Keep a supply of toy cleaner as well as, of course, plenty of lube on hand at all times.