5 Beginner Toys (For When You're Not Sure Where to Start)

by Audrey Andrews

on Jun 4, 2019

5 Beginner Toys (For When You're Not Sure Where to Start)

"I should try a sex toy." It's a thought that's been gently niggling at the back of your mind for a while now.

"You have to find out what the fun is all about!" it says. "Lovehoney wouldn't have an extensive website, a blog and a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers if sex toys weren't all that they were cracked up to be."

You've been scrolling through our website when you get some time alone, trying to work out if you should go for something that vibrates, or sucks, or thrusts or plugs, but there's just too much to choose from!

You know you want to try a sex toy, that much is certain.

Maybe it's because you've never had an orgasm before and you're curious to find out what it's like – I know that's why I bought my first sex toy.

Or maybe you know how to get your rocks off on your own but now you want to take things to the next level. If you're not sure where to start, just think of it as like using your favourite online shopping website.

You can shop according to brand or price. You can read other people's reviews to get a sense of customer satisfaction levels. Sometimes there are sales and discounts, so you can snap up a bargain – all those parts of sex toy shopping are familiar.

But with Lovehoney you can also shop according to what orifice you want stimulated, and whether you'd prefer your dildo to look realistic or not – so I guess that kind of sets sex toy shopping significantly apart from any other retail experience.

Here are 5 beginner toys you should look at if you're not sure where to start.

For Your Clit:

      BASICS Powerful Pocket Clitoral Vibrator

      BASICS Powerful Pocket Clitoral Vibrator

      The BASICS Powerful Pocket Clitoral Vibrator is the perfect place to start if you're just starting to dip your toe into the sex toy waters.

      It comes with four interchangeable heads, so it's ideal for those who are still experimenting with what they like.

      It's smaller than your average toothbrush, so it's easier to keep hidden from prying eyes, and so easy to operate – just twist the bottom!

      What you say:

      "It's small size makes it optimal for travel and it goes everywhere with me." - MiaThomas

For Your Shaft:

      Lovehoney Head Master Vibrating Blow Job Stroker

      Lovehoney Head Master Vibrating Blow Job Stroker

      Think of it as an elevated form of masturbation. Nothing too crazy, it's everything you're used to about wanking, plus a little something extra.

      The textured tunnel can mimic oral sex or just serve to up your manual game.

      The open end means you can use it alone or while a significant other shows your Johnson some TLC.

      But that's not all, just when you think it can't get any better, turn on the vibrating bullet to kick your pleasure into overdrive!

      What you say:

      "Great for both blowjobs as well as during foreplay." - mOhmydontknow

For Penetration:

      BASICS Suction Cup Dildo 6 Inch

      BASICS Suction Cup Dildo 6 Inch

      A dildo doesn't have to be a 12-inch writhing mass of veiny PVC. It can if you want it to be of course (Doc Johnson Crystal Jelly Dildo, we're looking at you!) but it certainly doesn't have to be.

      Dildos can still be non-threatening and inviting for beginners, and the BASICS Suction Cup Dildo is a prime example.

      With 5 inches in girth and 6 inches in insertable length, all you need is a flat surface to affix this hands-free wonder (plus some good quality lube) and you're well on your way to enjoying your first sex toy.

      What you say:

      "It's a really great size, not too long, not to wide. The veins feel really great." - Sashka

For Both of You:

      GLUVR Rechargeable 6 Function Finger Vibrator

      GLUVR Rechargeable 6 Function Finger Vibrator

      With 3 speeds and 3 vibrating patterns to choose from, this rechargeable finger vibrator takes foreplay to a whole new level.

      It's waterproof, so you don't have to leave it behind when things get steamy in the shower, and the dual stimulation design means you can use it to power up your regular clit and G-spot play, nipple play, blow jobs, hand-jobs... you get the idea.

      This is one hell of a versatile sex toy and that's why it's perfect as a first couple's toy.

      What you say:

      "We used it on each other and OMG did we have a brilliant night of high charged sex." - Evelyn R

For Soft Bondage:

      Lovehoney Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints

      Bondage can make for an incredibly fulfilling sex life if conducted safely and responsibly. Keep things simple to begin with, with these restraints.

      They're smooth to the touch and to the untrained eye, just look like a strip of fabric. With 49.5 inches in length to get creative as you feel more comfortable, and pre-looped tips for quick play, these restraints provide you with endless bondage possibilities.

      Perfect for newbies, simply slide one end of the ribbon through the pre-looped tips to create an easily adjustable restraint.

      What you say:

      "The handy hoops at the end mean you don't need to be a boy scout." - Bbw svg

If you've been considering trying your first sex toy for a while now, don't wait any longer. Once you find the right toy for you, your only regret will be waiting as long as you did to purchase it!

Check out our Beginners' Guide to Sex Toys for an overview of our sex toy section if you'd like a little extra help.

Go on, you deserve it!

Audrey Andrews is a student blogger for Lovehoney. In her spare time she loves to do craft, but would not advise knitting your own condoms.

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Written by Audrey Andrews.

Originally published on Jun 4, 2019. Updated on Aug 5, 2020