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Curious about sex toys? Discover what they are, why people use them, and the different types available. Read on to learn more.

Sex toys are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. If you've ever wondered "what are sex toys?" or "why do people use sex toys?" you're not alone. In this article, we'll explore the different types of sex toys available and their uses, so you can make an informed decision about incorporating them into your life.

What are sex toys?

Sex toys — also called adult toys or “marital aids” — are objects people use to have more pleasure during sex or masturbation. Sometimes it can also have medical uses if you have sexual dysfunction or medical condition. There are many different types of sex toys, and people use them for lots of different reasons. 

It’s totally normal to use sex toys, but it’s also totally normal not to — it’s a personal decision, and everyone’s different. As long as you’re using sex toys safely, there’s nothing harmful about it.

Why do people use sex toys?

All kinds of people may choose to use it, for many different reasons. For some, using it is the easiest (or only) way they can have an orgasm — this is especially common for people with vulvas. Sometimes people use it to help them masturbate. People also use sex toys during sex with their partners. 

For transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming people, certain sex toys may help affirm their gender identity or help relieve gender dysphoria.

Some people with disabilities or limited mobility use it to make it easier to masturbate, have sex, or do sexual activities or positions that would otherwise be harder or not possible for them. 

It can also help treat the symptoms of certain disorders, like erectile dysfunctiongenital arousal disorderhypoactive sexual disorder, and orgasm disorder. And some people find that it help them deal with the sexual side effects of certain medications, health conditions, or menopause — like a low sex drive or decreased sensation in their genitals.

What are the different types of sex toys?

Although less popular than those meant for females, male sex toys are available in numbers with multiple different options. Let’s have a look at the best sex toys for men below:

Male Masturbators: Encompassing a wide range of male masturbation, these consist of the best masturbator for men that allow for the penis to be stimulated either in the form of artificial mouths or pussy.

Fleshlight: These are male masturbator with openings for the penis to be inserted, see them as your very own pocket pussies that are ready for action whenever you are!

Penis sleeves and Extensions: These are it used to increase the length and girth of penises. Once attached, you would be wielding a weapon enough to fill up any woman. And also used by males with erectile dysfunction to have the feel of firmly erected penises between their legs.

Anal Vibrators for men: These Vibrators are a subset of male masturbator that penetrate through the anus from behind. Men who like to be penetrated during sexual play find them appealing.

Male Vibrators: These are male masturbator that provide hands-free sexual stimulation to the penis. Vibrations of varying degrees of intensity are used, and they work well with or without a partner.

Prostate Massagers: These finger-shaped sex toys stimulate the prostate gland, which is responsible for the production of semen, resulting in an overall feel-good sensation like never before!

Cock Rings: These are male vibrators that keep blood in the penis to make it bigger and harder for a longer period while delaying orgasm for that bonus pleasure.

Penis Pumps: Already mentioned in this review, penis pumps make another appearance - talk about versatility. Well, they increase blood flow to the penis and result in stronger, longer-lasting erections.

Sex Toys for Gay Men

The fair world of sex toys has something for everyone with an interest. In this section, we’ll take a look at the top-rated sex toys for gay men. Like many categories of sex toys in this review, there are options for solo-use and couple use. Some solo use toys for gay men include:

Prostate massagers

Cock rings

Penis pumps

On the other hand, here are couple-use toys for gay men:

Strap-on dildos

Tenga deepthroat

Fuck bench

Sex Toys for Women

There are a large number of sex toys specifically designed to stimulate female organs that are available. There is no shortage, maybe because there are several erogenous zones in the female system. Let’s have a look at the best vibrator for women:

Vaginal vibrator: This category encompasses all vaginal stimulating toys for women. Think G-spot dildos, vibrators, vibrating panties, pussy pumps, and several other toys we have mentioned so far.

Clitoral vibrator: These consists are the best sex toys for women in stimulating the clitoral region. Great examples are clit vibrators and clit clamps.

Anal vibrator: Anal vibrator include butt plugs, anal beads, anal douches and enemas, anal vibrators, anal dildos, anal hooks and so many other toys designed for anal stimulation.

Nipple vibrator: Nipples are, by default, erogenous zones for most. Almost every sensation around this zone can be arousing. Hence the purpose of nipple clamps, nipple functions, and nipple vibrators.

Vibrating Panties (Knickers): Discrete sex toys such as vibrating panties are recent developments in the world of sex toys. These are toys that attach to underwear and are controlled by smartwatches and remotes. With time, 24/7 pleasure might just be a real thing.

Ben Wa Balls, also known as Kegel Balls, are top-rated sex toys that can strengthen the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles and provide intense sexual pleasure. They are usually light and small, but they do come in a wide range of sizes and weights.

Pussy Pumps: We’ve discussed pussy pumps already: those toys that increase the sensitivity of the clitoris and vulva using a plastic chamber, a hose, and a pump.

Sex Toys for Lesbians

The toys listed above are ideal for any and every woman interested in sex play. Some toys, however, have earned a consistent spot in the lives of lesbians. Let’s take a look at them below, for both solo and couple play:

For solo play: When the play session involves you alone, you want to use toys that give you easy access to your erogenous zones. With that said, anal vibrator that require constant manual thrusting may not necessarily be favorites. The top picks would be vaginal and clitoral vibrator such as dildos, vibrators, and strap-ons. You can’t go wrong with those!

For couples play: If you are going to play as a team, then you should not hold back. All toys are welcome to the party to add their portion of spice. The most common options for lesbian couples are BDSM, vaginal, clitoral, and anal vibrator. Pussy pumps are fast becoming a regular so you may want to try them out too.

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