Contrary to popular belief, there is a sex toy out there for everybody. And we, at Sensually Yours, are here to help you find it. But, you ask, what if it’s my first time purchasing a toy? First of all, we can barely contain our excitement because the world of toys is basically a candy shop of colors, sensations and varieties. And secondly, you’ve come to the right place! So, let’s jump in and help you find the answer to your question, “What’s the best sex toy for me?”
The first, and probably most important, thing to consider as you think about “what is the best sex toy for me” and as you browse through any adult store’s shelves (or website) is whether you’re looking for something to be used externally (on the clitoris, nipples, etc) or internally (vaginally, anally), or are you looking for something that can be both? The distinction is important and can help streamline the selection process for you. And, of course, don’t be afraid to ask the sales associates in the store for help if you’re a little lost. Because, hey, that is exactly what we’re here for!
The next “basic” to consider, now that you’ve thought about the type of toy you’re after, is the kind of sensation you are looking for. Solo sessions with your hands and fingers can sometimes leave something to be desired and homing in on what you want to feel is a great way to help narrow down your choices because let’s face it, the choices are endless and it can be pretty overwhelming trying to wade through all the brightly colored packaging and strangely shaped toys. This applies also if you’re in the market for a couple’s toy for the first time. Are you looking for something that vibrates? Something with more of a rumbly, deep penetrating gyration? Something that feels more like oral sex? Or maybe you’re looking for something with actual movement like thrusting, rotation, or wiggling?
Now, this probably should go without saying, but budget can also play a big part in toy selection and figuring out “what is the best sex toy for me”, so don’t be afraid to let the salesperson you’re talking with know where you’d like to keep, price range-wise. There are so many great toys for every budget and this little bit of information is so, so helpful. And lastly, consider the type of battery situation (if your toy has a motor) you’re most comfortable with. Battery operated toys are convenient and are a great option when you just want to test the waters, but rechargeable toys have a much longer life and are often much stronger than their battery-operated counterparts.
Some important advice to consider while you shop: You might not find your dream toy the first time you shop. A lot of figuring out what you like is trial and error and ultimately, no one knows you better than you. Experiment; be adventurous! The fun is all in the learning!
Our Favorites for Beginners!
1. Rechargeable Hideaway Bullet- Check it out here!
Why: This toy is an excellent choice for beginners (and more experienced toy users too!) because of it’s small, discreet size and the power range. This rumbly mini-vibe has 10 different speeds and functions and comes with a little storage case with a super convenient pouch to keep its USB charger from going rogue and getting lost when your toy isn’t attached to it. And because everyone’s playtime is different, this toy’s ability to be used IN WATER makes it a win. And, you can have peace of mind because this baby is backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
2. Aria – Electrify-Check it out here!
Why: This dual stimulator is designed to be flexible and comfortable without compromising vibration strength or function. Made of silky silicone, this toy is perfect for exploring g-spot stimulation as an added sensation to your playtime. Rumbly vibes make this toy a contender even for experienced toy shoppers and it’s whisper-quiet motor keep your playtime on the DL. Waterproof and rechargeable, this one begs to be brought into the shower for some slippery fun and isn’t ashamed to boast of its 5-year manufacturer warranty.
3. Womanizer Liberty-Check it out here!
Why: This is not a vibrator! This is a toe-curling, mind-blowing orgasm machine made of stardust and unicorn magic. Okay, okay, so it’s definitely not made of any of those things (probably) but it does deliver epic orgasms using Air Pulse technology, which is to say that while it’s not a vibrator, it does simulate more of an “oral sex” type of feeling. Quiet, rechargeable, waterproof, and warrantied (for 1 year!) there is nothing out there quite like it.
4. Silicone Rechargeable Passion Enhancer-Check it out here!
Why: Vibrating C-rings are a really fun way to explore toys with a partner and this one is a whole lot of fun in a neat little silicone package. Don’t let the silicone intimidate you either, it’s nice and stretchy to provide a comfortable fit! The best part is that both you and your partner can feel the vibration and it heightens sensation both internally AND externally. This particular ring is also rechargeable and waterproof, adding to the adventure!
5. Fun Factory Bootie Small-Check it out here!
Why: This toy is such an amazingly versatile tushy toy! While its size is perfect for beginners, the little curve in its insertable length is a great introduction to prostate play too. Ladies, wear this little guy during vaginal intercourse to help push your partner’s penis (or dildo) into the perfect position for epic g-spot stimulation as well as feeling that amazing double fullness sensation. The Bootie is silicone which means it is super easy to clean and is body-safe.