Sex toys are definitely not a taboo in the 21st century and they are even called marital aids these days! These are, obviously, objects that are used for pleasure in sex or masturbation. They aren’t used solely for pleasure either, some use sex toys to relieve sexual dysfunction or other medical conditions, some (especially non-binary or transgender people) use them as means of affirming their gender identity, for some such as people with disabilities sex toys help satisfy their sexual needs. There are a LOT of sex toys out there. In any shape, colour and… size. So, Let’s take a look at what these kinds of sex toys are.

Dildos are the most generic, I suppose, and the first thing that comes to mind when the words “sex toys” are heard. These are objects that are made out of silicone, plastic, metal, rubber or glass that go inside your vagina, anus or mouth. These are usually shaped like penises (some artistically realistic ones, but others more abstract). In any case, they are meant to simulate the experience of having sex.

Vibrators are dildos that buzz. These too come in all sorts of shapes, colours, and functions. Contrary to popular belief, vibrators are not exclusively for vaginas. They can stimulate anuses, nipples, testicles and so on. If you want to find safe, reliable vibrators then Funtasia should take you down a pretty sexy rabbit hole.

Anal toys, however, are by definition going inside your anus. Anal toys are divided as butt plugs, anal beads, certain types of dildos. Whatever you use, it is highly recommended that you lube up first to avoid the any discomfort. And listen closely, ladies and gentlemen, get one with a wide base because you do not want one these toys to get stuck inside you. That will be one embarrassing trip to the doctor’s office.

Pumps are also a type of sex toy that are manual, or battery powered to create a vacuum and simulate suction on your penis or nipples. They are also used by people with erectile dysfunction, but don’t be fooled – they will not make your penis permanently bigger.

Flesh lights are mostly used by men or transgender people with penises, these are silicone objects that are shaped like a vagina that you can use to simulate sex. Most people use flesh lights with lubricant to avoid any nasty burns and such.

Harnesses are available if you are going to be freaky. These are also sometimes called strap-on. These are mostly other sex toys with a strap-on attached to it that you can wear as an underwear. Mostly that way, but there are other types of straps-on that you can wear on your arm or thigh or leg.

Penis rings always seemed to confuse me as to what they are, but it seems that these are rings that go around your penis (duh!) that make your erection harder and last longer. Be smart though, these toys will restrict your blood floor to the penis so avoid wearing them for long periods of time, and make sure you remove them if there is any discomfort.

These are but few of the types of sex toys that are available out there and listing each one would be a really long seemingly unending list. Regardless of what you choose, just enjoy yourself. That is all that really matters.