On the other hand, our lives are now so open to social media. Not only that, but new films, articles, and television series are telling us what to look for and appreciate in sex on a daily basis. As a result, many of us are increasingly hesitant to embrace our true desires and be more open about what sparks lust. One perfect example is the way in which many of us view sex toys—forbidden, weird, kinky, etc.—when in fact they're designed purely for pleasure.
The goal of this post is not to encourage you to use sex toys if it's something you're personally uncomfortable with or averse to. That's your choice. However, if you like the idea of toys, or enjoy using them (either solo or with your partner), this brief discussion on their various benefits and uses will help you feel more confident. It's perfectly natural to use them to your heart's content.
Toys Help You Learn What You Like/Need
Buying a vibrator, dildo, male masturbator, or similar device isn't just about getting yourself off. Well, it can be... but it can also be about figuring out just what gets you going most! It's always good to know yourself sexually, something that will also help your relationships.
Toys Can Help Sexual Stamina
Stimulating yourself manually just doesn't give you the sensations of actual interaction. For that reason it's difficult to work on stamina or potency while going solo. But with certain sex toys, the sensations are so mind-blowingly real that you can actually work on things like lasting longer and reaching more satisfying orgasms.
They Make Them For Couples
Probably the most popularly misconceived notion about sex toys is that they're only for solo play. False! To begin with, "solo" toys can be used between partners any way you like. Additionally, sex toys and kits exist that are specifically designed for partners to use. According to Adam and Eve, there are a bevy of couples' toys out there. And on that site, they are posted with reviews and testimonials on how to use them and what impact they will have. So, if you'd like to use toys with a partner just remember: that's half the point!
It's What You Like
This is the bottom line: If you like using toys, you like using toys. Sexual desires are natural, and no one has any right to judge you for your own. If toys get you going, then by all means go out and find some that drive you up the wall—in a good way!