While women are still significantly more likely to own a sex toy - and to talk about them freely - the male sex toy market has soared in sales over the last few years. More and more men are experimenting and exploring. And there’s far more on offer than ever before, with toys promising to skyrocket your solo time and add exciting new sensations to your sex life. Here are three of the best.
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So you’ve devoured the books, watched the movies, and you’re eager to indulge in a little Fifty Shades of Grey roleplay. Of course, our favourite scenes from the books are the ones which unfold in the infamous Red Room of Pain, Christian’s luxuriously furnished, leather and mahogany-clad playroom.
We’re not suggesting you soundproof your spare room or turn your home office into a den of iniquity just yet – for starters you probably don’t have Mr Grey’s magical money tree! But with a few toys, tweaks and accessories you can enjoy Red Room-inspired revelry, too.
There’s a common belief that double-ended dildos are for lesbians only (thanks mainly to porn films). But these days, people of all sexualities are discovering the delights that double-ended dildos can bring. If you're looking to very literally 'share the pleasure' with your partner, or even yourself, double dildos are for you.
Australia is one of the fastest growing vegan markets in the world. We have no shortage of food, drinks, coffee shops, even dessert bars that pimp themselves out as vegan.
So, that’s your social life and your stomach sorted, but what about your sex life? Should we ever compromise on our beliefs to get our kicks? The answer is, quite simply, no.
Dear Lovehacker, I've been living with my boyfriend for over a year now. Everything had been great until these past few weeks. He's been distant and preoccupied, not answering my calls, taking hours to get back to me, coming home late, and so on. Last week after I worked the graveyard shift, I came home and found sex toys in the shower (dildos). He said he used it on himself...
One of the great things about strap-ons is that anyone can use them. If you have a penis, you can use a strap-on. If you don't have a penis, you can use a strap-on. You can use a strap-on to penetrate a partner of any gender, to subvert stereotypical gender roles or to play with those roles. You can use one for fun, or you can use one to manage erectile or orgasmic challenges. You can use a strap-on for vaginal sex, anal sex, oral sex, manual sex or masturbation.
Cock rings are one of the simplest and most popular sex aids around. They work by providing a constricting squeeze to your penis when it’s erect, stopping the blood from flowing back down. This can help your erection to feel harder and last longer than normal, offering all kinds of benefits such as longer sex sessions and more intense orgasms, not to mention boosted confidence and fun for both partners.
Dear Lovehacker, My boyfriend and I are trying to be more sexually adventurous and he suggested trying "pegging". Should I be worried about him being secretly gay? Thanks, Peggy.
There’s a lot of buzz about strap-on play right now. With the general (and wonderful) climate of increasing openness about all things sexual, both women and men are wanting to explore their play options. Strap-on play is a fun, hands-free way for a person (either male or female) to penetrate a sexual partner (again, either male or female) with a dildo. ‘Pegging’, where a woman penetrates a man, has especially grabbed lots of media attention recently, but strap-on play is great for any combination of partners, and for both vaginal and anal stimulation. Here are some tips to help you get started.
You’ve heard people say, “The best things come in small packages,” and where bullet vibrators are concerned, never a truer word was said. Typically around 2- 4 inches long and petite enough to carry in your jacket or bag, a bullet vibrator is a portable pocket rocket. To add to their charms, they’re easy to use, light on the wallet and even simple to store and keep clean.
If you want to get buzzy in the bathroom, you’re going to need a waterproof toy. Waterproof vibrators are specially sealed so that they can be fully immersed in a tub full of water, or taken into the shower to fulfil one of the most common sexy fantasies. You can enjoy super-slippery pleasure and orgasms in an exciting extra location, safe in the knowledge that your vibrator won’t break. Here are a few buying tips.
The materials that sex toys are made from are more important than most people realise. Think about when you shop for clothes - you choose denim because it’s hard-wearing, cotton for cool crispness, a jersey for stretch and comfort, synthetics for special properties such as water resistance, and silk for its luxury feel against the skin. And so on and so forth.
It is much the same when it comes to choosing a sex toy. Materials like silicone, plastic, rubber and glass not only look and feel different, they perform differently too, so it’s all up to what you want from your sex toys – and, of course, what your budget allows. Here’s a handy roundup of the most commonly-used materials along with their pros and cons.
Thinking about using sex toys? Good for you! Aiming for deeper sexual happiness makes good sense, because being sexually fulfilled leads to all kinds of health and psychological benefits, whether you’re single or in a relationship.
There’s a wonderful world of sex toys out there for you to explore. Things that buzz, things to put inside you, things to put yourself into (if you’re a bloke), things that restrain or tease… there’s so much variety, and enormous pleasure to be had.
What better way to combat the stresses of the holiday season than with a kickstart to your sex life? After the relatives are gone and the kids are asleep, it's time to unwrap the presents you actually wanted to give and receive. Whether you're exchanging naughty niceties with your significant other or treating yourself for surviving the season, these gifts are your best bets.