You may not be aware of it, but there are a lot of sex toys out there. Thousands. Tens of thousands. Maybe more. And while that sounds pretty exciting, the truth is that a lot of these toys are more of the same old thing. Another wand vibrator. Another clitoral thingy. Another rabbit. Another sleeve. Not that there's anything wrong with any of those staples, especially if you find one that's well designed and that pushes your buttons in all the right ways. That said, there's something to be said for novelty. After all, isn't that part of the reason we reach for sex toys anyway - in a bid to experience something new? Fortunately, there are a number of sex toys out there that are breaking the mold and doing something different. And by different I don't mean "terrible" or "creepy" or "gimmicky" "oh my god, what's this thing doing to my body?" Sometimes, different is good. Here are five sex toys that are truly unique and different - but in a good way.
4 Totally Unique Sex Toys You Should Try Before You Die
The Womanizer W100
At this point, it sounds almost too trite to say that the Womanizer doesn't look like - or carry the moniker of - a sophisticated piece of erotic equipment. Reviewers have said that it looks like a zit zapper, a Bedazzler or a "bedazzled Barbie ear thermometer," and that its appearance causes "aesthetic dismay." But maybe this toy's kitsch is all part of its charm. Or ... maybe not. Either way, many people are loving this toy's unique combination of gentle clitoral suction (yes, suction!) and vibration. It is a weird toy, but if you're looking for something different - and orgasmic - this one fits the bill.
Maybe the Womanizer's look is part of its charm ... maybe not. Either way, it works.
We Vibe Tango Pleasure Mate Collection
OK, first of all, this isn't a toy, it's a collection, people. What that means is that you essentially get three toys for the price of one. You get a G-spot dildo (the Glow) and an anal plug (the Dusk), both of which are designed to be powered by the We Vibe Tango. So, essentially, you get three great toys for slightly more than the price of one. Plus, while the Tango is technically a bullet vibe, it's scores better than most of the other ones on the market in terms of power and design. In fact, it has lots of fans who use it all on its own. In other words, this cool collection is functional, innovative and three kinds of fun.
What's unique about the Eroscillator? Well, first of all, it doesn't vibrate, it oscillates. And that makes all the difference, at least to the clitoris. Oscillations provide deeper, more penetrating stimulation, allowing the toy to reach well beyond the tip of the clitoris and into the entire clitoral complex. This toy also comes with a whole grab bag of different attachments to help you customize the toy - or change things up. And, yes, it's kind of weird-looking (read: ugly). But you've probably heard that it's what's inside that counts. And it does. This toy isn't a cult classic for nothing. (Read: Holy Clit, Batman! 9 Amazing Facts About the Clitoris.)
The Eroscillator 2 Plus Oscillating Vibrating Stimulator Kit comes with four unique attachments.
Hot Octopuss Pulse II
Until recent years, male sex toys were kind of lagging in terms of innovation. There were prostate toys and masturbation sleeves. And more masturbation sleeves. But that was about it. The Pulse II by Hot Octopuss offers something totally different. It's essentially a vibrator designed for a penis. By fitting over the head of the penis, this toy promises a hands-free orgasm. Or, get the Pulse II Duo, which vibrates inside and out so that it can be used with a partner.
Anna Lynn is an editor and regular contributor to Kinkly.com. She started out writing about personal finance and later moved on to sex. She soon discovered that the two topics have a lot in common. The way we feel about money and sex has a lot to do with what we were brought up to believe, what society expects from us and the ways in which we unconsciously invest so much ego in how we perform (or appear to perform) when it comes to one, the other or both.