A sex toy is any object or device that is primarily used in
facilitating sexual pleasure. A related term is marital aid, often
used as a euphemism for sex toys, although marital aid is broader as
it can also be applied to drugs and herbs marketed as supposedly
enhancing or prolonging sex.
Male and Female
Lubes or Lubricants - A slippery substance used to make sex or masturbation
more comfortable and pleasurable. Water based lubes are probably the
most used and are certainly the best choice for just about everything.
It won't harm your sex toys, it works well with latex, and it feels
more natural. The only time you might prefer silicone based is if you
plan on having sex underwater. Note that there are oil based lubes
available but keep in mind that they destroy latex condoms.
Anal Toys Butt plugs
are devices that are inserted in the anus, typically to stimulate the
prostate gland for pleasure. They should have a flared end to prevent
the device from being lost inside the body. Usually smaller than a
typical dildo and not shaped like a penis.
Anal beads consist of a string of beads which is inserted into
the anus and then slowly pulled out to provide a very satisfying
stimulation, often at the moment of orgasm, in order to enhance the
strength of the orgasm in both men and women.
dildo and harness, generally strapped to the groin and hips,
allows a person to penetrate a partner as if the dildo were the
penetrator's own penis. In particular, they allow a woman to penetrate
a man anally, referred to as pegging, or another woman vaginally or
anally. They may also be used by impotent men to allow them to
penetrate their partner; strap-on dildos used this way are generally
hollow, rather than solid.
vibrators that are designed,
usually with a curved or hooked end, to hit the
Sexy Games are usually like traditional board or card games
but their terminology, content and objectives are sex oriented.
Love Dolls or Sex dolls
more commonly known as "blow up dolls," are imitations of the
human form intended for simulation of some sexual acts. They may
consist of a representation of a face, the buttocks, genital areas, or
the entire body. Most sex dolls are inflatable. Love pillows,
especially popular in Japan, are inflatable pillows with a life-size
picture of a porn star or anime character and optionally a hole for
penetration. More expensive realistic sex dolls exist, such as the
Realdoll, the cost of which runs into several thousand dollars.
Enhancers are designed to
enhance sex. Some add length or girth to the penis, some vibrate, some
stimulate the clitoris or nipples.
Cock rings or Erection Rings (placed around the base of the penis and
possibly the testicles) in their most basic form enhance and prolong a
man's erection by keeping blood inside the penis. A man may wear a
cock ring because he has erectile difficulties, or because he likes
the particular sensation of tightness and extreme engorgement that
wearing one provides. Some models include a protruding clitoral
stimulator, designed to tickle the clitoris during sex. Others
vibrate, either vibrating the ring itself, or in a popular 'Dolphin'
variant using two removable bullet vibrators to provide stimulation to
the testicles and clitoris. Some cock rings have vibrators attached
which can be worn to stimulate a partner during sexual intercourse or
the scrotum or perineum.
A triple crown is a cock ring that
has additional rings for restraining the testicles. In orgasm, the
testicles usually retract towards the body before ejaculation. A
triple crown changes and intensifies the sensation of orgasm by
forcing the testicles to stay away from the body
A Penis Sleeve is a cylindrical device that is placed on the shaft of the
penis, with the aim of increasing stimulation for the person being
penetrated. They often have soft bumps intended to provide further
A Penis Extension is a partially hollow device like a very
short dildo, with the hollow end placed on the end of the penis,
intended to increase the effective length of the penis, again for the
benefit of the person being penetrated. These are generally worn with
condoms to stop them falling off in use.
Vaginal / Clitoral Stimulation
A dildo or dong is a device which is used for sexual
stimulation of the vagina and/or anus and designed to look like a
penis. (Realistic -A dildo
modeled after an actual penis.)
double-headed dildo is a long, usually flexible dildo with
both ends designed for penetration. It allows for mutual penetration
between two persons.
are vibrating devices intended to stimulate the nerves of the body.
Vibrators intended for sexual use are often dildo-shaped, although
they also come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, allowing internal
as well as external use.
Vibrators are often used by women to
stimulate the clitoris.
balls are hollow metal balls inserted vaginally and can be worn
inside the vagina for extended periods of time. The internal rolling
is said to enhance orgasms, and enable women with vaginal difficulties
to reach orgasm.
Eggs & Bullets - Eggs are usually small, egg-shaped and attached to a
multi-speed battery pack by a long cord, these vibrating toys are
great for the clitoris, labia or anus. There are variations on this,
one being the bullet shaped vibe. Basic operation is the same, focused
vibrations at varying speeds and intensities. Many of these designs
are usually for external use only
Common Flesh-like materials used in sex toys
Plastic - Traditional for vibrators. The
vibrations transmit well through plastic. It is a durable and
relatively inexpensive material.
Latex - A material commonly used in the manufacture of sex
toys. The feel of latex is somewhere between plastic and jelly. It is
inexpensive, very porous, but might be allergenic to some
Jelly toys are usually soft, flexible and colorful, They
tend to have a soft, smooth, supple feel.
Glass - Yes, there are toys made of glass (Pyrex which is
extremely tough). These toys last a long time, are very easy to clean,
and are often beautiful. Expect to pay more for a glass toy.
Silicone - A quality material used to make high-end sex toys.
Silicone is soft and lifelike, warms up quickly to body temperature,
and non-porous so therefore it is easy to clean (with mild soap and water, or
boiled for sterilization).
Cyberskin, also known under other brand names, is currently the
closest emulation of real skin. It does have special cleaning
requirements. (Basically no harsh soaps or detergents)