SEX TOYS AND PRODUCTS
Seeking the Holy Grail ... of Sex Toys
Sex toy manufacturers are all vying to make the best sex toy ever. The truth is, it doesn't exist.
Have you ever heard someone say, "This toy is THE best!" Or read a review and thought, "Wow! Sounds amazing! I’m going to do exactly what that reviewer did!"
And then you buy that toy and it’s either boring or uncomfortable or, even worse, both. It's a real let down, but there's one simple reason for this: Every body is different. Some people can only orgasm with external stimulation, some only with internal, some only with both, some only in certain types of situations or positions, or with nipple stimulation, or anal or both, etc., etc., etc.
So, while sex toy companies are all vying to create the best toy ever, the truth of the matter is that there’s no such thing. That’s right, there is no Holy Grail of sex toys. The best of the best work well for a large number of people, but we’re all so different that there’s no one toy that’s going to satisfy all of us.
The key, then, to satisfaction is finding your Holy Grail? We’ve done some research and put together a sort of prose flowchart to help you in your quest.
First, Start at the Bottom
Have you ever tried a sex toy? If not, it might pay to start with a cheap "bullet" vibrator or simple masturbation sleeve. You can get one at pretty much any sex shop or online retailer. And don’t let staff up-sell you on your first one. Just get something basic to see how you like it. Your quest for pleasure has begun!
Read: Male Masturbators: 5 Reasons Why Every Man Should Own One
If you find that the buzzing of the bullet vibe feels good but it's giving you ideas on what might feel better (more power! a bigger head! some kind of pattern!), it might be time to start checking out toys from higher end manufacturers. The same goes for any other toy you start with. Try it out, use it to learn about yourself and what you like, and use that information to help you gravitate toward better toys.
Seek Out More Powerful Vibrations
Some people like relatively gentle vibrations, others need a lot of power to get the job done. If the vibrations in your first vibe feel good but leave you wishing they were stronger, it might be time to look for something more powerful. What you want is a high-quality vibrator that delivers power and also a deep, thrumming kind of vibration (not a buzz). Read reviews to find out which might be a good fit for you.
Go Body Safe
No matter what price-point you're looking at, a body-safe sex toy is a must. Not only do they tend to be of higher quality overall, but they also won't leach toxic chemicals into your junk. Enough said.