Every year, sex toys become less and less of a taboo. Adult stores are no longer hidden down dark alleys, but rather are found on busy streets and around every Internet corner. Recent studies have even noted that 1 in 2 women own sex toys, but with that in mind, many women still feel uncomfortable talking about sex toys or exploring with them. However, we should change this mindset because using sex toys and being comfortable with talking about them actually has a lot of benefits.
–Using sex toys will help you really learn about yourself. You’ll get first hand knowledge of what you like and don’t like, which in turn, will help you feel more confident when you’re in bed with a partner. And can even have the tendency to roll over to outside of the bedroom.
–Exploring your sexuality and keeping yourself satisfied generally makes you happier and less stressed out. Set aside a few minutes of your day when you find yourself swamped in one of those insanely busy weeks and you just may keep your sanity afloat.
–Frequently indulging in some self love will also help you reach orgasm more often and with greater ease.
–Studies have found that women who masturbate regularly tend to have higher self-esteem and body confidence than women who don’t.
–Using sex toys can relieve headaches and pain in general. When you experience an orgasm, your brain floods your body with endorphins, which not only make you feel good, it also blocks pain sensors.
–Sex toys are safer than actual sex. You can not get pregnant or contract an STD from a sex toy. However, cleaning is still a must, as you can develop and infection from improperly cleaned sex toys.
–You can get the job done whenever you feel like it. You don’t need to wait for a partner to come along to help you take care of your needs, all you have to do is reach into your drawer and you’re guaranteed a good time.
If some or all of these benefits interest you, it just might be time to get a sex toy. However, I recommend doing some research online prior to purchasing one if you’re new to this world. Take some time to read about your different options so you can really figure out what it is you want. Adam & Eve is a great resource for all things sex toy related– they have great products with even better descriptions, making your choice an educated and easy one. Just make sure to drop some lube into your basket too, it will make using your toy easier and three times more enjoyable.
Thanks for your comment about how sex toys are an opportunity to get to know yourself and your partner. I didn’t know that it helps you de-stress. My husband and I are thinking about experimenting with adult sex toys.
Today’s sex toy market is not focused on women only anymore. The men are starting to gain traction as well, as many reasonable quality products have hit the shelves. Still a long time to go but the whole picture is getting better if you compare to lets say 5 years ago 🙂
Sex toys are becoming more popular than ever. I also agree with what John has said above, there are a lot more men buying sex toys than a few years ago. The stigma towards using sex toys is without a doubt on the decline.