The variety of adult toys is surprising. Sex toys vary from purely male or purely female sex toys to toys that can be used by both sexes. Additionally, there are some sex toys that may also be classified as sex aids or marital aids.

THE OBJECTIVE OF Sex Toys

Some sex toys aid the man’s erection, stimulate the feminine genitals to are more sensitive or give a different feel to ‘normal’ sex. Other sex toys provide an ‘environment’ for variations in sex, for instance so called orgy bed sheets. Sometimes they are used to help someone who has difficulty with unaided sex to accomplish sexual satisfaction. However most adult toys provide a new solution to directly stimulate the female or male genitals to achieve sexual satisfaction.

Using sex toys can offer new experiences and variation in the sexual experience. It can also provide a fantasy element for enhancing or revitalising a relationship.

The usual expectation is a sex toy provides direct stimulation of the genitals in foreplay and/or during sexual intercourse or as a means to obtain orgasm through only the stimulation provided by the sex toy.

Types of Sex Toys

Vibrating Sex Toys

Probably the most popular sex toys are ‘vibrators’ which, because the name suggests, provide stimulation of the genitals using vibration. They’re mainly used to stimulate the clitoris, but may also be used to stimulate any other part of the female body or that of a man’s.

The simplest of these are pencil or wand shaped (though normally thicker when compared to a pencil). They often have an internal battery (or two) which powers a little electric motor. Sometimes the battery pack and controller are external and connected to the vibrator by way of a wire. This motor is fitted with a small, out of balance, weight mounted on the shaft. As this weight rotates it throws the motor and vibrator into a small circular movement which causes the vibration you feel.

With a vibrator which has a controller, because the power is increased the speed of the motor increases sufficient reason for it both the rate and strength of vibration. Both the strength and rate of vibration effects how stimulating you discover the sex toy. The very best effect may not be as strong and as fast as possible. The optimum settings may change as your degree of excitement builds. To get the very best results it is worth investing in a vibrator which is controllable.

Different vibrators will have different characteristics and you may well find you like one combination a lot more than another and your preference may even vary depending on which part of your system you are stimulating.

More recently electronic vibrator controllers have appeared which provide not merely the static control of power/speed but additionally allow you to select patterns of power pulses and surges. These can be very effective.

There are also other vibrating sex toys such as butterfly stimulators and vibrating penis rings.

Other Powered Sex Toys

There are some sex toys that use other ways to supply mechanical stimulation. These usually be determined by a motor that makes the sex toy continually change its shape which provides a sort of rotational movement or makes it move back and forth. The back and forth movements are occasionally powered by an air mattress pump rather than a motor. The movements have been used to create, for instance, mechanical licking tongues, vibrators that ‘penetrate’ the vagina and mouth simulators to give a man a ‘blow job’.

On a bigger scale and much more expensive, you can find ‘sex machines’ that incorporate thrusting and vibrating dildos.

Combination Sex Toys

So far we have covered vibrating, moving and thrusting adult toys. Because you can have guessed they are all offered in a bewildering selection of combinations.

A common combination in many ‘Rabbit Style’ vibrators is clitoral stimulation using vibrations and vaginal stimulation using movement and sometimes a thrusting motion as well.

Many adult toys add varying textures with their surfaces; a dildo or vibrator could have ridges or soft spikes or perhaps a rippled shape.

Sensation Change Sex Toys

Some sex toys instead of provide vibrating or moving stimulation, change the feel of sex.

For instance there are a number of sleeves to put on the penis to supply different sensations for both partners while engaged in penetrative sex.

You can find rings that squeeze the base of the penis and/or tighten the scrotum that assist the man’s erection and in addition changes his sensations. There are penis extenders and thickeners which may provide a man’s partner greater sensations during penetration.

There are a wide selection of lubricants that can significantly change the feel of sex.

You can find PVC and Polyurethane bed linens which are water and oil proof that can be used for slippery or messy sex.

Why Use A Sex Toy?

A good question is: why do people work with a masturbator? . Surely fingers, tongues, penises, clitorises and vaginas etc all provide great sexual stimulation and enjoyment.

Well, aside from therapeutic uses (eg erection assistance), sex toys can drive the imagination (being taken by a machine), provide variety (new methods to do old things), vary the stimulating effects in otherwise normal sex (penis sleeves) and some can provide experiences not possible with ‘normal body parts’ (particularly vibrating adult toys and electro-stimulation).

Where To Start

If you have not tried a masturbator before and don’t yet have an idea of everything you might like, try one of many simpler vibrators first. Almost certainly you will benefit from the experience and then start to wonder what other delights are available with more sophisticated vibrators along with other sex toys …