Did you know that in the 1800s, vibrators were used by doctors to cure a common disease called “FEMALE HYSTERIA”? It was characterized by moodiness, emotional outbursts, etc. and the first vibrators were used in doctor’s offices as a “quick fix” for this so-called disease.
Cut to 2019, we have an endless selection of pleasure toys. Sex tech is growing everyday, with new options flooding the market, and your first visit to a sex toy store can be a confusing experience. There are all kinds of colourful and intimidating gadgetry all over the shelves! Usually, the best way to go is to talk to the people who work at the store, they will guide you and happily answer any questions you have. However, if you are buying your toys online, here are some things you can keep in mind while selecting your first toy.
The first thing to consider is material– you should always buy body safe materials. This means buying non-porous materials like silicone, glass and hard plastic. Porous materials can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
The second thing to consider is your own masturbation technique. Do you get orgasms by stimulating your clitoris? Most women primarily have clitoral orgasms, the clitoris is the #1 pleasure organ in all of human anatomy! You want a sex toy that vibrates, has different speed settings, and a good battery life.
Or, are you comfortable with penetration and g-spot stimulation? You will then want a toy that is versatile and can serve as a dildo.
Third, consider your budget– because a good sex toy is an investment. Don’t waste your money on a cheap toy that will break down on you. Get a good quality sex toy that you can use for a long time. Consider your vibrator as your companion-in-pleasure.
Fourth, consider the brand– buying online has the added benefit of being able to look up reviews for the product. Prefer bigger brand names and look up sex toy blogs and reviews on different websites. All you need to do is refer the related blogs on our website, get clearity and go ahead with some purchases.
To start with, here are some of the toys you can consider getting if you are a beginner-
- Bullet vibrator– It is small and economical. It typically has different speed settings. This is a great toy if you love clitoral stimulation, and also it can be very helpful for people who want to explore pleasure but are still a little intimidated by penetration- it is meant for external use. It is discreet and portable- great for those who have privacy.
- Vibrating dildo– This type is really versatile and you can use it for vibrations on your clitoris simultaneously using it for penetration or for targeted G-spot stimulation.
- Rabbit vibrator– Remember Sex and The City? Vibrators of this type comes with an attachment for clitoral stimulation. You can either use this as a dildo with the vibrations off or you can use one end for clitoral stimulation, or else you can use it for stimulating the clitoris and the g-spot at the same time.
Some rabbit vibrators are also curved for easier access to the g-spot. If you get off to a combination of clitoral stimulation and penetration, then rabbit vibrators are going to be your new best friend. Price wise, rabbit vibrators are more expensive, but a good quality one will be worth the investment.
- Anal Toys– These come with a flared base and are meant for anal use. If you enjoy anal stimulation, you can get one of these. However, if you are just starting out, buy a small-to-medium sized toy and invest in a good lubricant. Build yourself up to bigger sizes!
The world of sex toys is an exciting one, and these products can greatly improve your masturbation game and your sex life. Keep exploring!
Indraja Saroha is the founder of Liberating Sexuality. A sex positive activist and blogger. Indraja promotes conversations online about a range of topics like sex education, feminism, relationships, and pleasure. She makes vlogs for her Youtube channel, Liberating Sexuality.