Sex toys are unique in the sense that everyone knows about them, but people rarely talk about them. This can make it hard for people curious about sex toys since they won’t know much beyond what they’ve heard through the grapevine, seen in movies, or watched in adult films. If you’ve found yourself in the “curious but cautious” stage then you’ll want to keep reading: here’s an abbreviated introduction to the expansive world of sex toys!
“Female” Sex Toys & Alternative Options
For many women, their sexual journey often doesn’t start with a dildo: it starts with a household object! Hairbrush handles, vibrating toothbrushes, and removable shower heads can all make for effective masturbation tools (albeit requiring a bit of experimentation on your part!). If you’ve never tried any of these sex toy alternatives before then now is a great time to start, but you will want to keep sanitation in mind! Although there are many phallic-shaped objects (such as fruit) that you can use to masturbate, a lot of these may present bacterial issues to your vagina, so you’ll want to make sure your new “toy” can be cleaned properly. We recommend giving the shower head a try if you haven’t already: 42% of women love it and it’s completely safe to do!
Once you’re ready to graduate to a designated sex toy then you’ll have many different product options, but the main two categories are dildos and vibrators. Dildos are designed for vaginal (or anal) penetration, whereas vibrators are often designed specifically for clitoral stimulation. Some toys even combine these two categories for a new level of pleasure! Although less mainstream, anal toys can also help you have a better orgasm, so beginner-level butt plugs are definitely worth checking out as well!
“Male” Sex Toys
For men, the dominant hand is the obvious choice when it comes to masturbation. While effective, this method can quickly lose its appeal, leaving guys looking for a better option. The “stranger” technique may provide some temporary entertainment, but a much better long-term solution is purchasing a pocket pussy! Also known as a fleshlight, stroker, or male masturbator, these sex toys provide a textured canal that men can insert their penises into & use to masturbate for a more “realistic” experience. While there are many larger male sex toys available such as the classic blow up sex dolls, strokers remain some of the most popular male sex toys, mainly due to their small size & simplistic concealment/storage.
Want to Make Your Own Male Masturbator?
You might find yourself wondering how to make a homemade pocket pussy. Although it requires a bit of ingenuity, making a homemade fleshlight is actually a fairly easy task. There are many different designs that people have already shared & proven to work, so the only factors that really limit you are the time required & the materials on hand. If you decide you’d rather make your own (as opposed to paying for a ready-to-use sex toy), then you’re in luck: here’s how to do it!
- Gather the Essentials
The main issue with a homemade pocket pussy is that it can be challenging—if not impossible—to wash. Fortunately, this depends largely on the materials & design you decide to use, so you should determine exactly what you want from your toy before gathering the materials. Nearly all of the designs use medical-grade exam gloves because these allow for a quick & easy (disposable) cleanup. If you don’t already have some on hand then you’ll definitely want to buy some now! You’ll also need some spare rubber bands for your new sex toy.
- Choose Your Casing
Anything cylindrical can be used as a case for your new pocket pussy (although you can also make a toy without a case!). If you’re planning on only using this toy as-is then choosing a waterproof casing isn’t very important. However, if you’re planning on using water with this toy (for exciting temperature play) then the waterproof casing is essential! We recommend using plastic bottles, sports drink cups, or plastic chip cans since these items are readily available for purchase at most stores. They might even be in your house already!
- Pick Your Interior Texture(s)
The most important part of any homemade flashlight is the interior texture. The materials you stuff inside the casing will provide direct stimulation to your penis, which means you might need to experiment a bit to find what works best for you. Common cellulose sponges are a popular interior texture material since they can be heated up, cooled down, and provide a nice grip around your shaft. If your toy isn’t tight enough, simply add more sponges into the tube!
Of course, the texture of a simple sponge may not provide enough variety to satisfy your expectations, which is why most men will utilize other materials alongside the sponges. Great choices include party beads, licorice twists, shoe inserts, and bubble wrap. Once you’ve decided on your materials and arranged them inside of the casing to your liking, simply stick a glove inside of the pocket pussy, place an elastic band around the outside of the case (to keep the glove in place), and test out your new toy. After use, simply remove the glove & put your new toy away until next time!
No matter your gender, genitalia, or sexual preferences, there’s a sex toy out there that’s sure to satisfy your every need. Some people prefer to buy ready-to-use toys, while others prefer a DIY approach, and both will get you to the Pleasure Palace! Exactly which route you choose to take is entirely up to you, so we recommend taking a look at a few of the different options before deciding on a purchase. If you’re not convinced enough to buy a toy, just make your own to see if you like it! Most homemade sex toys can be made for free, so why not give it a shot? Hands are overrated: try sex toys instead!