When we asked several friends their opinion about sex toys, many took it as a matter far from their reality, from adult movies, or simply as a joke of the moment; What they don't know is that they can become a very useful tool in privacy.
In this article we want to highlight some of the advantages of the use of sex toys within sexual health, understood as the state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to our sexuality; which requires a positive and respectful approach, opening the possibility of having pleasant and safe sexual experiences.
And that is where we wanted to go, because in order to have pleasant and safe sexual experiences at different moments of our lives , sex toys can often contribute in terms of innovation, when warming up, to stimulate unknown pleasure zones or also to accelerate orgasm, for these reasons and many others, you should not discard them from your repertoire of intimate experiences.
What are Sex Toys?
A sex toy is an object that is used to masturbate or to increase the pleasure of sex with a partner. There are many types and some of the most common are:
Vibrators: they are objects that vibrate or move continuously to stimulate your genitals. It is very common for people to use them to stimulate their clitoris and other parts of their vulva and vagina. They also serve to stimulate the penis, scrotum and testicles, nipples, and anus. There are vibrators of many shapes and sizes. Some can be used to insert into the vagina or anus, and others are used on the outside of the body.
Dildos or dildos: they are objects that are introduced in the vagina, the anus or the mouth. They come in many shapes and sizes, but they are usually shaped like a penis. They can also have a slightly curved shape to help stimulate your G-spot or prostate.
Anal toys : they are specifically made to stimulate and/or introduce into the anus. They include: butt plugs, anal beads or balls, prostate massagers, and wide-based dildos. To use them safely, you need to use lubricant. It's very important that any toy you use in your anus has a wide base (meaning it's wider at the bottom), or some way to get it out, so it doesn't accidentally slip in, because it can get stuck and need medical help. to get it out.
Masturbation sleeves or sleeves for the penis (“stroker” in English): they are soft tubes where the man inserts the penis. There are many shapes, sizes and textures to provide greater sensation. Some even vibrate and suck.
Rings for the penis : they are put around the scrotum and/or penis, so that blood circulation is slower when the penis is erect. This can cause you to have more sensation, or the penis to stay firm and erect for longer. They are made of soft, flexible materials like silicone and are easy to remove. Some penis rings have small vibrators to stimulate a partner. It is not recommended to use for more than 10 to 30 minutes because they restrict circulation.
Vacuum pumps : they are devices similar to a vacuum cleaner that have a pump that works manually or with batteries, to suck the penis, clitoris, vulva or nipples. They get blood to that part of the body and that helps increase sensation and sensitivity in that area. Some people also like the sucking sensation. Penis pumps can help you get an erection, but they don't permanently make your penis bigger.
Chinese balls (also called Ben Wa balls, geisha balls, Kegel balls, vaginal spheres): these are round objects that you insert into your vagina, they can help a woman perform Kegel exercises, or many women just like the feeling to have them inside the vagina.
Penis sheaths (“packers”): These are items that look and feel like a real penis (usually soft) and that create a penis-like “bulge” in the underwear. Some can be worn folded down or extended out so they can be seen as a penis and can also be used for sex.
- Sexual harnesses (called "strap-on" in English): is a garment that when put on holds a penis sheath, dildo or other sex toy against your body. Some are used as underwear or as jockstraps (the protective underpants worn by athletes). There are others that can be used on other parts of the body, such as your thigh.
In the category of sex toys in our online store TuSaludIntima you will find TriOrgasmic , Zenzsual's female vibrator, Rabbit type (with triple stimulation), which means that with this device the woman will be able to have those much-desired orgasms through stimulation of 3 different points: Clitoris, G-spot (vagina) and Anal Point (if you wish).
Its soft gel-like material based on TPE (an alternative compound that can be used by people allergic to latex, since it is LATEX FREE) allows delicate, infinitely pleasant friction. The control of the different speeds and the independence of the two vibration motors means that the woman can vary the stimulation according to her desire.
Without further ado, here are some of the advantages of using sex toys:
Facilitates self-exploration and knowledge of your own body: if you think about it, in the privacy and solitude of your room it will be easier for you to discover what you like and what you don't, your most sensitive area, reinforcing those discoveries during sexual relations with your partner in a more pleasant way.
Helps achieve more intense and lasting orgasms: with practice it becomes easier to learn to identify those pleasure zones and the precise moment to stimulate them. Which will be very positive for your relationships as a couple.
It is the perfect complement in the preliminaries: they can be used to stimulate desire and increase the pleasure of both during the first stage of the intimate relationship.
Less stress! Bearing in mind that sex toys promote orgasms , they release you from the stress accumulated during the day, they allow you to sleep better, they relieve headaches and back pain.
They help you stay sexually active : even if you don't have a partner, self-exploration can be easier using sex toys , beyond your hands. With them you can keep your desire alive and enjoy sexual encounters more.
- Innovation : as they say that variety is the taste. Sex toys can give a new twist to your sexual relationships as a couple. Above all, to get out of the routine.
Remember not to abuse the intensity of the vibration of sex toys , since its continuous use can make you insensitive to natural stimulation alone or with your partner. So don't put it on full power, rather use them on their low or medium speed.
The most important thing is that you be clear that sex toys do not replace the partner, rather they can complement or take a different function during self-exploration. It is something completely normal, of free choice, you can use it or simply not use it and continue enjoying your sexuality. It is a personal decision and we are all different.
Keep these tips in mind when choosing your sex toy:
- Always use it safely. Following the instructions.
- Buy it from trusted dealers. Cheap is expensive and more when it comes to your health.
- Do not improvise homemade sex toys, since they must meet certain safety parameters, in terms of materials and shapes, that do not interfere with your health or expose you.
- Pending the material of manufacture!
- He prefers silicone sex toys which is a healthy and safe option, easy to clean.
- Hard plastic is another great option, as long as it doesn't contain phthalates.
- There are also some made of stainless steel, which is also non-toxic.
- That they are hypoallergenic materials, which reduces the risk of allergies and irritations.
- And that they are not porous, so they will not absorb bacteria or break down over time.
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