So you want to buy a sex toy? Well, like a princess, you will probably have to kiss a few frogs before finding the right one for you. The right sex toys for you are about as individual as your finger prints. The problem is, many of the toys are made for mass production and can be so generic that the consumer ends up disappointed. I can say from experience that I have thrown away more toys than kept. My biggest error was buying too many. There are only so many hands and holes!
So, how does one find the right toy for you? I suppose the answer could lay in the following questions:
- What do you want it to do?
- What should it be made of?
- Do you have any allergies? (plastics, silicon etc.)
- How much can you afford?
There are of course many other questions you need to ask yourself in narrowing down the right toys for you, however, these are your opening ones.
What do you want it to do? That may seem an obvious question, and yet, despite knowing what you want, how do you know if it can meet your needs?
What should it be made of? This is a personal and practical question. You may love the feel of glass, steel or smooth coated plastic. It is what feels the best to you and is made of safe materials.
Do you have allergies? Some cheaper toys are made of toxic waste. Okay I exaggerate somewhat, however, there are some mass producers that use low grade materials in plastic, rubber and silicone. If you use one, allergies or not, there is a possibility you will have a negative reaction. Synthetic rubber can sweat the chemicals it is made from. Would you poor crude oil over your vagina or penis? Mmmmm, I thought not!
4. How much can you afford? With sex toys you often get what you pay for, although I would say that applies more to the lower end of the market. Cheap usually equals low quality and yet expensive can buy you something so fantastically clever it’s a waste of time!
Fortunately there is help, and lots of it. The sex industry has a wealth of knowledge with independent reputable sex toy reviewers. These folks are not tied to the main sites and will give a fair review based on a wide range of criteria. Emmeline Peaches and Candy Snatch have reviewed thousands of toys over the years and are a safe pair of hands. Please use these resources as we can vouch for them in providing a balanced opinion and being nice people!
Good luck, take your time and enjoy the ride!