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Empowering Your Pleasure

Solutions to Common Sex Toy Barriers

Look, there’s no point beating around the bush at Lovehoney. After 20+ years in the business, we’re well-versed in the world of pleasure and want to use this knowledge to help YOU. Our mission is simple: empower you to embrace your desires and pleasure with confidence.

We surveyed over 2000 Americans aged 18 to 64 in April this year to understand the most common reasons about 4 out of 5 Americans don’t reach for a toy. So, let’s dive straight in.

"I think my sex toys are too loud"

Do you think your vibrating toy sounds eerily similar to a helicopter coming in for a landing? The fear of that tell-tale buzz can haunt us even in the most blissful moments. While non-vibrating toys such as dildos and strokers offer one solution to this issue, there are also alternative options available for enjoying vibrations in peace.

1 in 4 sex toy users are stressed their toys will be overheard by others.

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Our hush-hush recommendations

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"I don't feel intimate with my partner when I use sex toys."

Introducing a sex toy into your intimate moments can be a bit jarring when you're craving that skin-to-skin connection. Whether it's the physical presence creating a barrier or personal insecurities about satisfying your partner, it's completely normal to have concerns about sacrificing intimacy.

Case in point: More than 1 in 5 sex toy users want the closeness that sex brings without toys.

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Toys that can help you get closer

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"I live with my family / roommates and I'm worried they'll find them"

Whether it's the fear of a curious kid digging through the drawers, fear of traveling with a toy, or concern that your neighbors will know you've ordered a sex we know discretion is very important when it comes to sex toys.

1 in 5 sex toy users are scared to use toys when family, kids, or roommates are in the house and 11% of sex toy users don't want to travel with toys in their carry on luggage.


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"The clean-up is too much effort sometimes"

The prospect of post-play clean-up can sometimes discourage us from using a sex toy in the first place. After all, no one likes cleaning up after a party.

Call them lazy or just forward-thinkers, 1 in 7 sex toy users avoid using a toy because the post-play cleaning process is too much effort.

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Speed up the clean-up

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"It's easier to just use my hands."

We don't deny, sometimes the acoustic version just hits different. Who needs 10+ vibration patterns when all you want is a helping hand, right?

1 in 5 sex toy users sometimes think it's easier to ditch the tools and use their hands for masturbation.

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