A Beginner's Guide To Sex Toys

A Beginner's Guide To Sex Toys

So you’re interested in expanding your pleasure and incorporating sex toys into your play but you’re not sure where to begin. Get excited because there are tons of options and choices on TheTazzle but it’s easy to narrow it down and find something that’s going to be body-safe, and fun to explore. 

Before picking out a sex toy, consider what you enjoy during sex or masturbation already without toys. Clitoral stimulation? Penetration? Try to pick a toy that aligns with the interests you already have. Non motorized toys, like a dildo or butt plug, could be a great beginner option because there are no buttons to figure out. If you have a partner, include them in the conversation and consideration since they can be a great addition to your shared sex life. 

The first thing you want to look at is what material your toy is made out of. It’s up to you to make sure you’re getting something body-safe. The good news is, there are lots of great options available. Silicone is one of the most popular options because it’s hygienic, durable, and non-porous. This means no bacteria will get absorbed into it, making it easy to clean. Silicone is available in a range of finishes and densities so there will be an option for everyone, no matter if you like firm or soft, or silky or matte.

If you’re interested in exploring penetration, check out the Blush Neo Elite Line, they have a range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Made in dual-density, meaning they’ll have a firm core with a softer outer layer, these toys tend to feel the most realistic. You can figure out which girth you’ll prefer by thinking about your preferences for how many fingers when you play with penetration. Picking a tapered head will be ideal for those who may struggle or are new to exploring penetration. 

Most folks tend to explore smaller vibrators like bullets first. The ROMP is a great variety of beginner toys that range from bullets and lay-on vibes to the popular suction air pulse sex toys. There are no rules for pleasure, except that anything that goes in the backdoor has to have a flared base for safety. So stick to anal-safe toys like the Mood Naughty 1 Trainer Kit that has plugs that gradually get larger in size so you can safely work your way up in size without worrying about losing anything in the backdoor and having to head to the hospital.

To make experimenting with sex toys even more enjoyable don’t forget to incorporate a lube that’s compatible with the material of your toy. The safest bet is water-based, and more importantly, you want to avoid using silicone lube with silicone toys. A popular brand is Sliquid since they’re free of harsh chemicals that can disrupt intimate PHs as well as stay smooth and not sticky. Thicker formulas like Sliquid Sassy tend to last longer and put a nicer cushion. Gel formula like Sliquid Sassy was actually formulated for backdoor exploration. Ultimately you can never have too much lubricant, especially when exploring the backdoor since it doesn’t self-lubricate. 

So go into your exploration by keeping an open mind. Different people will respond differently to different toys, so rather than go in with expectations, be open to seeing how your own body responds to various toys. Keep in mind, sex is supposed to be play, so it’s important to enjoy yourself without judgment or shame. Focus on curiosity, exploration, and ultimately pleasure!

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