Beginners Guide

Sex Toy 101

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It’s no okay to continue on the path you’re walking – not knowing anything about sex toys in a world that’s overflowing with them. Because the right sex toy can revolutionize your life, it’s important to at least get a basic education on the matter as an adult in the modern world. Forfeit this information and good luck in the real world with the rest of us.

What Is a Sex Toy?

Think of a sex toy as a device you play with either by yourself or alongside a willing partner for the purposes of customizable sexual pleasure. If you see these products for what they are, you’ll have an easier time selecting the one that’s right for you. A sex toy is not, however, an everyday household item that you either shove into your orifice or subject on an unwilling lover. In short, sex toys are meant to enhance the pleasurable sensations experienced by everyone who uses them, hence their other name: “Marital aids.”

The Most Common Sex Toy Materials

Modern-day sex toys come in an extremely wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The materials they’re usually made out of, however, tend to stem from the same basic ingredients. Most likely you’ll find the following materials on today’s market:

  • Silicone
  • TPE
  • Polycarbonate
  • Elastomer
  • Glass
  • Stainless-steel
  • Latex

As a general rule, try to stay away from sex toys that contain phthalates. And keep in mind that the better the material, the more the sex toy will likely cost you. And while silicone sex toys are widely considered the best and most user-friendly material available today, some luxury toys are made out of things like titanium, silver, and even 14-karat gold. The question is: How expensive is your orgasm?

Top Features to Look For

The wild and wonderful world of contemporary sex toys has spread its mighty wings to become one of the largest industries on the planet. With over a dozen top-name manufacturers in the spotlight, and thousands of toys offered in each of their massive inventories, it can be difficult for the average person to select the right product. And as all professional sex toy connoisseurs know, a good buyer’s guide is always a necessary companion on any sex toy shopping trip.

But in the meantime, how do you know which devices to spend your money on and which ones to pass up? It’s all a matter of personal preference, but you should at least know about the latest features available on the market. Here are a few things you can look forward to seeing:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Virtual reality capabilities
  • Toy-to-Toy communications
  • Sync-to-Music technology
  • SenseMotion technology
  • Full motor automation
  • Customizable programming
  • Wireless remote controls
  • Rechargeable batteries (usually via USB)
  • Luxury molded masturbation sleeves
  • Interchangeable components
  • Fantasy features

The list of features available to the modern man is amazing, and even more exciting innovations are being developed as we speak. From male masturbators and automatic blowjob machines to electrostimulation devices and squirting dildos, the possibilities are virtually endless. In fact, most of today’s top sex toy manufacturers work tirelessly towards making masturbation as real of an experience as possible, including the use of things like skin-like materials, heating elements and humanistic appearance features.

Are Sex Toys Expensive?

The best sex toys on the market all work to provide the most like-like sex session imaginable, often foregoing no expense in the process. Fortunately, most luxury sex toys come with a warranty of some sort, putting ease in the minds of the consumers who invest in them. On the other hand, warranties are a relatively new concept in the sex toy industry, meaning you might not always get one with your purchase. Regardless, you’ll still have to register your device to get the protection offered by the maker.

Either way, it’s important to budget appropriately for your upcoming purchase. And while there is no average cost for a sex toy because of the sheer variety available, most people end up spending a couple hundred dollars on the things they need to enjoy the product they choose. Don’t forget that sex toy ownership requires responsibility, and it also requires an additional purchase of lubrication, toy cleaner, batteries (maybe), and storage if it’s not included.