For many people, the phrase ‘variety is the spice of life’ is no truer than when it’s applied to the bedroom. It’s certainly accurate that variety can result in exciting results; whether it’s taking a step out of your comfort zone, or simply moving your fingers in a different way while you masturbate, doing something different can indeed spice things up.
There are countless creative ways to add some variety to your sex life, but one of the best is to experiment with toys.
A little about sex toys
Sex toys have been historically misunderstood and misrepresented. It wasn’t that long ago that they were considered solely the property of sex addicts, perverts and women trapped in loveless marriages. But, thankfully, in recent years, the benefits they bring to your enjoyment of sex, and your health overall, are being recognised. Sex toys are not something you should feel embarrassed about owning, but are now a normal feature of a healthy and happy sex life.
If you’re feeling nervous about buying a sex toy, I encourage you to put that to bed. Studies have shown that using a sex toy can in fact reduce anxiety and embarrassment in the bedroom. Once you take that first step, they become a really liberating tool for reaching greater heights of sexual fulfilment.
And although it may feel daunting to bring up the topic of sex toys with a partner, they are proven to enhance intimate relationships on every level.
Sex toys are typically considered a purely female domain, but men can get huge amounts of sexual satisfaction from using them too, whether that’s from playing with a sex toy designed for guys, or simply enjoying the pleasure a toy can bring to a partner.
Sex toys exist to increase the intensity and pleasure of your sexual experiences, and they do so in widely different ways. Each toy can bring a new and exciting dimension to sex, so it makes no sense to limit yourself to just one.
More is definitely more when it comes to sex toys. If you’re a collector, you can never have too many; and if you’re new to all this, it’s best to try as many things as you can.
People respond differently to sex toys - just because a vibrator works for your friend doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you. The only way to find out what’s really going to check all your boxes is to play the field.
How to choose the right sex toy for you
Because of their ever-growing popularity and mainstream acceptance, sex toys are widely available, and there is a huge selection to choose from.
This list in Cosmopolitan showcases their top 24 toys of this year, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The variety on offer can be daunting, especially if you’re just starting out. Even if you’ve been happily using sex toys for years, the market is developing so rapidly and with such diversity it can be hard to keep up with all the new exciting products being made available.
If you’re curious about trying a new sex toy, you can ask your friends for recommendations, but keep in mind that your experience may well be different from theirs. What turns them on may not work for you at all, so it’s important to think about your own preferences and desires, and put them first.
Do you want a toy to use by yourself, or something for you and your partner? Do you enjoy light vibrating sensations or strong pulsing movements? Do you prefer internal or external stimulation? Are you most turned on by manual, oral, vaginal, or anal sex? Answering some of these questions can steer you in the right direction.
However, it’s possible that you don’t really know what turns you on the most, or that a sex toy might unlock desires you never knew you had. So keeping an open mind and trying lots of options is the best course of action.
The gift of orgasm
Sex toys make great gifts. They’re intimate, fun and can genuinely change a person’s life. While you might not want to literally unwrap one in front of your granny at Christmas, receiving a carefully selected sex toy from someone who knows and understands you can be an exciting and touching moment.
Imagine giving someone the gift of an amazing orgasm, one that they’ll remember for years. Then imagine giving them something that can recreate that experience whenever they want. Honestly, whether they’re your friend or your lover, they’ll thank you forever.
But choosing a sex toy for someone else is even harder than choosing the right one for yourself. Unless you’re in a position to casually ask someone about their sexual preferences without raising suspicions, it can be pretty impossible to know what’s best to buy. You could play it safe and get something that’s almost universally liked, such as a wand vibrator, but what if you really want to push the boat out?
You may feel that the sex toy market is a gauntlet of potentially embarrassing bad gifts, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Enter our Build-Your-Own Collection Box
Whether you’re buying something for yourself or as a gift, our build-your-own collection box is the perfect solution for those suffering from sex toy option paralysis. You can add an array of different toys to this elegant sex toys gift box to create a tantalizing selection that’s bound to hit the spot.
If you’re looking to explore new things, add a range of different toys so that you can try a bit of everything. If you’re buying a gift, you can mix and match safe and daring options, and still be sure that your recipient will find something inside that they love.
How does it work?
To create a perfectly customised experience, simply pop over to our website and browse the 50 luxury products we have selected for your box. Add whatever toys you fancy to your shopping bag to build your box. You have to add a minimum of three toys, but there’s no maximum limit so don’t hold back.
Then go to the checkout, where a 10% discount on all the items in your sex toys gift box will be automatically deducted. So it’s not just a great way to try a range of sex toys, it’s also good value for money.
Your selection is beautifully and discreetly packaged in a sleek black box with magnetic closure, and delivered to the address of your choice for free. If this is a gift for a friend, there’s no need for wrapping paper because the box already looks beautiful, and it acts as a handy storage case too.
Explore the range of products you can add to your selection box.
I hope you enjoy building your personalised sex toy experience, or shopping for a loved one. Don’t forget to get in touch and let us know what your favourite toys are!