Prostate massagers were originally a medical invention for the relief of many prostate problems, and they have been developed and adapted to give men strong internal orgasms by stimulating the prostate. Known as P-spot or Male G-spot these orgasms are incredibly intense and something many men enjoy. It is difficult to reach the spot with a finger, yours or even a partner’s and that is where a prostate massager comes in. With lots of lube and maybe a bit of practice, using a prostate massager to gently stimulate the prostate can produce intense orgasms that nothing else can replicate.
Patented in 1998 as a ‘device for discreet sperm collection’ the fleshlight has quickly become a favourite masturbation aid for men. It looks similar to a flashlight (hence the name) from the outside and so can be stored discreetly without much effort. Inside there is a textured, medical grade silicone shaped as either a vulva, anus or mouth. Easy to use, this masturbation tool simulates sex and carries none of the risks that sex actually does. It is a step up from masturbating with just a hand and gives variety to a much enjoyed leisure activity that, let’s face it, everyone likes to indulge in!
Penis pumps were invented in the early 1900s to treat erectile dysfunction, the clitoral pump derives from this device. It is a sex toy used to encourage blood flow to the clitoris and/or the labia which therefore heightens sexual pleasure. In kink, a clit pump can be used by a Dominant on a restrained submissive to heighten sensation and help with orgasm torture. It is often used in conjunction with a nipple pump. It is believed that with regular use a clit pump can help women who experience trouble orgasming to reach climax as it promotes blood flow to the genitals.
The Sybian is one of the most famous and best known sex machines in the world. They're expensive - but they're highly customisable, they have plenty of different attachments and thousands of people all over the world absolutely swear by them. If you get a chance to try one out, it's well worth it.
They're not the only kind of fucking machine, of course! Fucking machines generally come in two main types; ones you straddle over and ride, like the Sybian, and ones with a piston-like fucking action. The latter are popular additions to many porn films, especially those focusing on a certain type of female submission.
Sex swings are designed to maximise the sexual experience. One person is suspended in the swing and the other is then in control of all the action. There are different kinds of slings, some attach to the back of the door, others have their own frame and some need to be attached to the ceiling. As well as where they hang, the type of swing varies a lot too. You can get ones that are like a hammock and others that have leg and wrist supports as well as somewhere to rest your bum. So no matter what you want to do in it, there is a sex swing out there perfect for you.
This masturbation aid is made to create an experience that feels like it’s more than just you on your own enjoying the sexy times. The original sex dolls were invented by Dutch sailors in the 17th century. They were made of old clothes. In Japan they are sometimes still referred to as Dutch wives because of this. These sex toys have been around for a really long time!
There a many different kinds of sex doll now, with oral, vaginal and/or anal openings and some have a realistic penis. They are a highly customisable item, so you can pick one that really works for your taste.
Vibrators and other vibrating sex toys come in many shapes and sizes, but many fans of the love egg swear by their particular benefits. They're curved in a way that makes them an excellent choice for clitoral stimulation, and they're small enough to be versatile - meaning they can be worked into a couple's sex life as well as enhancing masturbation and other solo play. If you've never tried a love egg, they're well worth a shot. Basic models also tend to be inexpensive, making them an affordable way to introduce yourself to battery-powered sex toys and a new kind of clitoral stimulation.
The nipples are a sensitive and erogenous zone, and nipple clamps are a standard part of many BDSM toy boxes. They can heighten sensations, add a whole new dimension to bondage and provide just the right amount of pain - not to mention they have a kinky look to them that helps to symbolise submission for many people. The feeling can be fantastic, though it does take a little getting used to. As a rule of thumb, they'll hurt more when you first put them on, and the pain then reduces over a few minutes till you can barely feel them. Don't let this make you overconfident, however, as the most intense pain of all is when you take them off!
There are plenty of different ways to use a cock ring. Some people enjoy using them as part of bondage or orgasm control; a tight ring applied before the cock is erect can provide some fascinating sensations once it's hard, though it's important to be careful not to use one that's too tight. Others use them more as a method of introducing something else for their partner - you can get pleasure rings that come with attachments designed to penetrate a partner's anus or stimulate their clitoris. Most, though, are simply about heightening the wearer's pleasure; they come in varying widths and thicknesses, and many of them vibrate. Penis rings can also help many people to attain and maintain an erection if that's something they can have some trouble with.
Anyone with a vagina should consider investing in a set of Ben Wa balls. They're amazing: they feel great, they're good for your sexual health, they can enhance sexual pleasure, and continued use can even result in better orgasms. It's worth indulging in a little experimentation to see what works best for you. Generally speaking, smaller and heavier love balls will be harder to keep inside than larger lighter ones--start with an easy set and work up as your pelvic tone improves. It's also important to remember never to use vaginal Ben Wa balls anally; buy an ass-safe set and don't take the risk.
The concept behind anal beads is simple: they're generally inserted during foreplay and pulled out toward the end of sex, often trying to coincide with the moment of climax. A lot of people find using anal bead intensely pleasurable, and it can seriously heighten the sensations involved. As with all anal play, it's important to use plenty of lubricants and be extremely careful only to employ toys that were specifically designed for anal use. People of all genders and sexualities often enjoy playing with anal beads, but they can be especially great for anyone with a prostate - even if you're a little dubious, it's well worth trying them out once.
Strap-on is a shortened form for strap-on dildo and is a kind of sex toy that is useable by all genders and sexualities. There are many different types off strap-ons but they all are essentially a harness that holds the dildo onto someone (or something) and either a built in dildo or a space to place a dildo for sexual play.
They can be used for all kinds of play but are popularly used for pegging (where a woman gives anal sex to a man) as men can have very strong orgasms when their prostate is stimulated. Strap-ons can also be used between female couples, by transgender people and men
Sometimes known as butt plugs, anal plugs are toys especially made to be inserted into the anus. With a curved body and a pointed tip, anal plugs have a wide, flared base so the toy won’t be sucked inside the anal passage. They are available in all different sizes, so you can start out small and move on to bigger plugs if you so desire. Anal plugs come in all different colours, some have jewels or designs in the base, others vibrate or even spread once inserted. Whatever your level or desire, there is an anal plug out there for you.
The natural extension of - and often a companion to - the dildo is the vibrator. Vibrators have been around since the Victorian era when they were used by doctors to cure what was known as "hysteria". These days, thankfully, their primary purpose tends to be far less of a sexist cliche. There are many types; for example the remote control vibrator and the famous rabbit vibrator, and can be a boon to all kinds of sex and self-pleasure no matter who you are. Do some experimentation to figure out what kind works best for you - there are a wealth of options out there. Shopping in person is often best, as sales advisors can help you make your pick!
The dildo is probably the oldest sex toy of all. We have evidence of dildos going all the way back into prehistory--and through the centuries they've been credited with all manner of surprising qualities! These days we tend to approach them simply as toys--and what gloriously versatile toys they can be.
A good collection of dildos is a useful addition to anyone's bedroom. They can be used for pegging and strapon sex between people without penises of their own; they're a fantastic masturbation aid; some of them are even decorative discussion pieces. They come in all kinds of materials, with the most common being silicone, glass and wooden dildos.
If you've never used a vibrator, you should try one out - no matter what your gender identity or genital configuration. They can open up whole new worlds of pleasure and experimentation, and many people find them a fantastic way to get to know themselves sexually a little bit better.
They're far from the only sex toy out there in sex shops, though. If you're interested in cock rings, sex dolls, dildos, butt plugs, Fleshlights, nipple clamps or any other stimulating object, Fetish.com is a great place to start - our forums are full of advice for first-time experimenters, and our magazine section has plenty of interesting and illuminating reviews.