Getting your first sex toy can be exciting, intimidating, and also a frustrating experience. It is normal to feel confused, especially when you are not sure of precisely what to look for. Many advancements in sex toy technology over the last decade have supercharged modern toys that deliver mind-blowing experiences.

With so many choices in the market, the question is, what do you choose? Our first tip is to check out an online adult toy shop. Browse through the different menus, and categories and see what excites you. Reputable adult stores will also have blogs, tips and reviews to give you more information on sex toys. To help you clear things up, here are a few tips to guide you through the selection.

Safety comes first

Always put your safety first. Many toys come out of China and are not held accountable to any safety standards. Always choose reputable brands and look for ‘body-safe’ labels to ensure that the sex toy is safe for use. Safety is mainly associated with the material of the sex toy. Some of the body-safe materials include glass, wood, and non-porous silicone. The same goes for personal lubricant. Stick to reputable brands with government-approved labelling.

What are you hoping to get from the toy?

Sex toys come in different shapes and sizes, all of which have been designed to offer varying types of sexual gratification. Understanding the sensations that you enjoy the most will help you select the right size, shape, texture, and function.


Most women toy need some kind of clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm. This is why many opt for an external vibration style toy. Some also enjoy G-Spot stimulation which is why rabbit vibrators are very popular amongst the ladies.


Most men enjoy masturbation style toys that simulate a vagina, often referred to as a pocket pussy. These toys will have a ribbed and textured inner canal inside the sleeve that delivers wonderful stimulation when used. Many modern pocket pussies include vibrating sleeves and automatic thrusting canals.

Vibrating vs. non-vibrating toys

Many modern-day male and female sex toys have vibrating pieces built into them. The added sense of vibration can be an amazing experience. Some people are turned on by vibration, some prefer non-vibrating toys.

Many cheaper toys will be equipped with weak motors and tend to disappoint when used. While the higher-end toys will generally have larger motors and deliver a bass like vibration that will travel deep into your body.

Rechargeable or battery operated

This one is a no brainer. Go for the rechargeable. The last thing you need when you are in the mood is to start scratching around the house for some batteries. Most quality sex toys come with a built-in USB rechargeable lithium battery. The run time for this type of battery is usually between 1 to 3 hours. Rechargeable batteries are also environmentally friendly and don’t fill up our landfills with dead batteries.

There are literally millions of toys to choose from now day. There are online adult toy stores you can browse through to find a toy that suits your desire and budget. Another tip is to check out YouTube videos and reviews for a particular toy. Video can give you a better three-dimension way of looking at a sex toy. The goal is to have fun and have the most incredible sexual experience.

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