Beginner's Guide to Sex Toys

Beginner's Guide to Sex Toys

by Lovehoney

on May 1, 2017

The world of sex toys can be daunting, to say the least. Whether you're buying for someone special or treating yourself, it's hard to know where to start. This guide will give you a whistle stop tour to the sex toys section on Lovehoney so you know exactly where to start looking for what you want.

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If you're looking for your first ever sex toy, our How to Choose Your First Sex Toy guide will help you find the right first sex toy for you.

If you're curious about what exactly something is used for, check out the A- Z of Sex Toys that explains every single sex toy under the sun.

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Lovehoney Jessica Rabbit 10 Function Rabbit VibratorMost women find it easier to achieve orgasm through clitoral stimulation than any other kind, which is why the vibrator is one of the most popular sex toys. There are many different kinds of vibrator - bullet, G-spot, magic wand, remote control - but easily the most famous of the vibrators is the rabbit vibrator.

The rabbit vibrator is a toy that provides both internal and clitoral stimulation at the same time, making it unlike anything else. The Lovehoney Jessica Rabbit 10 Function Rabbit Vibrator is the perfect first time vibrator because of its incredible ease of use, multispeed controls and waterproof cover - for fun in the bedroom and the bathroom.

However if all those functions scare you, start small with the Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator. Single-speed and discreet, this mini vibrator is unintimidating and intuitive.

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Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo SetDildos are perfect for those who like something a little more realistic about their sex toys. They are ideal if you need some sort of internal stimulation to orgasm and they can hit your G-spot perfectly when angled right.

The most popular kinds are the realistic and glass dildos - the realistic because of the simply irresistible feel of them and the glass for the unique sensations they create. However, each dildo has its purpose and the double ended and strap-on dildos are perfect for those who are feeling a little more adventurous.

The Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set is a great place to start but whichever dildo you go for, a little lube will help things go smoothly.

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Cock Rings

Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock RingCouples can enjoy cock rings together, but they're also great for single men. Wearing a cock ring on the base of your penis firms up your erection, making it last longer and adding new sensation to the mix.

Vibrating cock rings make have all the erection-enhancing qualities of regular cock rings, but with added pleasurable vibrations for you both too. The Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring was named best male sex toy by Men's Health magazine, and it's a great was of introducing toys to your couples play.

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Male Sex Toys

Fleshlight Pink LadyThere are entire ranges of sex toys available to men with such variety that you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy. There's everything from great value sleeves and strokers to realistic vaginas, and from sex dolls to prostate toys.

An ideal starter would be the Pink Lady Fleshlight. This sensuously soft sleeve has the life-like look and feel of a real vagina. It's easy to handle, even easier to clean and designed for discreet storage too.

If you want something on the lower end of the price scale so you can experiment and see if male masturbators are right for you, check out the disposable TENGA products. Pocket-friendly in both size and price, there are a multitude of TENGA products in different shapes and textures for you to enjoy.

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Anal Sex Toys

Lovehoney Beginner's Anal BeadsOnce you get over the initial fear of anal play and realise that the whole area is rich in nerve endings that just love to be teased and stimulated, you'll never look back.

Anal beads are probably the best introduction because of their ease of use, graduated sizing and unintimidating appearance. Pick up a set of Lovehoney's Beginner Anal Beads and you can start with the smallest bead then work your way up to taking them all.

Anal dildos provide greater sensations and are available in many different shapes and sizes, making them ideal for men, women and couples. Similarly, butt plugs give you that incredible feeling of fullness yet also give you the graduated shaping of anal beads too - the best of both worlds. Whichever anal toy you decide is best for you, use anal lube for easy insertion.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint KitWhether you're just starting out or have already discovered the joys of bondage with your partner, at Lovehoney we have something for everyone when it comes to tie and tease or BDSM.

We have blindfolds, handcuffs and feather ticklers for those just starting out with tie and tease play. We also have bondage gear like electro sex toys, bondage hoods and nipple clamps for more advanced practitioners.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit is a great set that contains everything you need to get started with bedroom bondage.

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Need more help?

You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the perfect toy. You can email, telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Originally published on May 1, 2017. Updated on Aug 27, 2020