The variety of adult toys is surprising. Sex toys change from purely male or purely female adult toys to toys which you can use by both sexes. There are also some sex toys that may also be classified as sex aids or marital aids.
The Purpose Of Sex Toys
Some adult toys aid the man’s erection, stimulate the female genitals to become more sensitive or provide a different feel to ‘normal’ sex. Other sex toys offer an ‘environment’ for variations in sex, for instance so called orgy bed sheets. Sometimes they are used to help a person who has difficulty with unaided sex to attain sexual satisfaction. However most sex 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 that a masturbator provides direct stimulation of the genitals in foreplay and/or during sexual activity or as a means to acquire orgasm through only the stimulation supplied 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 utilized to stimulate the clitoris, but could also be used to stimulate any other area of the female body or that of a man’s.
The simplest of these are pencil or wand shaped (though normally thicker than a pencil). They often have an interior battery (or two) which powers a small electric motor. Sometimes the battery pack and controller are external and connected to the vibrator by a wire. This motor is fitted with a little, out of balance, weight mounted on the shaft. As this weight rotates it throws the motor and vibrator into a small circular movement which in turn causes the vibration you feel.
With a vibrator which has a controller, as 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 best effect may not be as strong and as fast as you possibly can. The optimum settings may change as your amount of excitement builds. To get the very best results it is worth investing in a vibrator which is controllable.
Different vibrators could have different characteristics and you’ll well find you prefer one combination much more than another and your preference may even vary based on which part of your system you are stimulating.
Recently electronic vibrator controllers have appeared which provide not only the static control of power/speed but also let you select patterns of power pulses and surges. These can be very effective.
Additionally, there are other vibrating sex toys such as butterfly stimulators and vibrating penis rings.
Other Powered Sex Toys
There are some adult toys that use other ways to supply mechanical stimulation. These usually depend on a motor which makes the masturbator continually change its shape which provides a sort of rotational movement or helps it be move back and forth. The trunk and forth movements are sometimes powered by an air pump rather than a motor. The movements have been used to create, for example, mechanical licking tongues, vibrators that ‘penetrate’ the vagina and mouth simulators to provide a guy a ‘blow job’.
On a bigger scale and much more expensive, there are ‘sex machines’ that incorporate thrusting and vibrating dildos.
Combination Sex Toys
So far we have covered vibrating, moving and thrusting sex toys. Because you can have guessed these are all offered in a bewildering selection of combinations.
A common combination in lots of ‘Rabbit Style’ vibrators is clitoral stimulation using vibrations and vaginal stimulation using movement and sometimes a thrusting motion aswell.
Many adult toys add varying textures with their surfaces; a dildo or vibrator could have ridges or soft spikes or a rippled shape.
Sensation Change Sex Toys
Some sex toys instead of provide vibrating or moving stimulation, change the feel of sex.
For 春藥 there are a variety of sleeves to put on the penis to provide different sensations for both partners while engaged in penetrative sex.
There are rings that squeeze the base of the penis and/or tighten the scrotum that assist the man’s erection and also changes his sensations. There are penis extenders and thickeners which might provide a man’s partner greater sensations during penetration.
There are a wide selection of lubricants that may significantly change the feel of sex.
There are PVC and Polyurethane bed linens that are water and oil proof that can be used for slippery or messy sex.
Why Use A Sex Toy?
An excellent question is: why do people use a sex toy? Surely fingers, tongues, penises, clitorises and vaginas etc all provide great sexual stimulation and enjoyment.
Well, aside from therapeutic uses (eg erection assistance), adult toys can drive the imagination (being taken by way of a machine), provide variety (new ways to do old things), vary the stimulating effects in otherwise normal sex (penis sleeves) plus some can provide experiences extremely hard with ‘normal body parts’ (particularly vibrating adult toys and electro-stimulation).
Where To Start
For those who have not tried a masturbator before and don’t yet have an idea of what you might like, try one of the simpler vibrators first. Almost certainly you will enjoy the experience and then begin to wonder what other delights are available with more sophisticated vibrators along with other sex toys …