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Sex Toys

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Once considered kinky or exotic, sex toys are now more often thought of as sexual accessories. Many consider them positive and healthy ways to explore sexuality.

Sex toys are devices that vary or enhance pleasure during sexual activity. They can be used on or around the genitals, but some can be used on other parts of the body as well. People use them alone or with partners.

These devices are found online or in erotica shops. There are all types of sex toys for both men and women.

Vibrators are toys for stimulation. They are powered by batteries or plugged into electrical outlets. They come in many different sizes and shapes. Many have speed controls which allow users to personalize the intensity of the stimulation. The more popular of personal vibrators are cylindrical or penis shaped in different diameters and lengths.

Dildos are toys made for penetration. They only move as much as you or your partner move them.

Anal sex toys are designed for safe anal penetration. They often have a flared base and a smooth surface.

Ben Wa Balls are made up of two metal balls. One is solid and is placed in the vagina near the cervix; the other one is partially filled and is also placed in the vagina, near the first one. Any movement causes the partially filled ball to hit the deeper one, spreading vibrations through the vaginal area. Women can use them on their own or with a partner.

French ticklers, toys that fit over the penis, are designed to tickle and increase sensation in the vagina during intercourse.

BDSM toys are also known as power play toys. They can include floggers, paddles, nipple clamps, restraints, blindfolds, and more.

Lubricants are essential for use with other sex toys. They can help make them more sensitive and more comfortable.

Introducing sexual aids may raise different issues for different people. Remember, whatever you decide to do is normal. It’s just a matter of individual preference. Some couples find their relationship benefit from sex toys. Others may find after some experimentation, they’re not for them. Still others may feel threatened by bringing sex toys into the bedroom.

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