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A Beginner’s Guide to Adult Toys

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The world of sex toys is vast and varied. There’s truly something out there for everyone. While the sheer volume of choice is wonderful, if you’ve never used an adult toy before, it can be intimidating. Here’s everything you need to know about buying and using adult toys.

Consider your preferences

When choosing a toy, think about the the types of stimulation that you enjoy the most. Whether it’s vaginal, clitoral, phallic, anal or a combination, choose something designed to give you the experiences you like best.

Include your partner

It’s also important to think about who, if anyone, you’ll be using your toys with. If you’re planning on sharing an experience with a partner, talk to them about what they’d like and find something that you’ll both enjoy.

Types of adult toys

Though there are many more options available to you, these are the most common types of adult toys:

Dildos. If you enjoy penetration, this is all you need. Available in a range of shapes, lengths and widths, dildos can be used either anally or vaginally.

Vibrators. From simple bullets no bigger than a tube of lipstick, to larger devices with multiple stimulators, there’s a vibrator for every type of play. The perfect toy for pleasuring yourself, vibrators can be enjoyed alone or used to heighten your experience with a partner.

Butt plugs. A perfect toy for those exploring anal play, butt plugs can be enjoyed by men and women alike. Be sure to go slowly and use lots of lubricant if it’s your first time.

Buy high-quality toys

No matter what you’re into, it’s important to take into consideration what your new toy is made of. Silicone, glass, stainless steel, aluminum and ABS hard plastic are all materials that are considered body safe, which means they’re easy to clean and won’t harbour bacteria.

Additionally, avoid toys made from porous materials like latex, PVC, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE or just elastomer), jelly or rubber. These frequently contain harmful chemicals that can cause itching, burning, nausea, infections and other issues.

No matter what body-safe material your toys are made of, be sure to clean them after every use. Soap and water is fine for most toys, or you can use a special adult toy cleaner.

Want more advice? We can help!

Whether you’re shopping for your first toy or your tenth, we have what you’re looking for. From a range of adult toys to lingerie and lubricants, The Passion Vault can help you enhance your love life. Stop by today to discover what’s in store.



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