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Sex Toys

Published by cheree
Published on 3 March 2008

More sophisticated and glamorous than ever, sex toys have become more and more accessible largely because of ‘Jack Rabbit,’ Charlotte’s vibrating friend in Sex and the City. Since then thousands of women have bought one and feel they can talk more freely about their intimate accessories.

More sophisticated and glamorous than ever, sex toys have become more and more accessible largely because of ‘Jack Rabbit,’ Charlotte’s vibrating friend in Sex and the City. More and more women are now investing in sex toys and talking about them.

Why use a sex toy?

You can spice up your love life just by incorporating them into your lovemaking. This will boost your libido as well as bring you closer to your lover. You can also use a sex toy alone - this is the most common way they are used. As well as giving you pleasure, it also enables you to really get to know your body intimately, which can be very useful in the bedroom as you can guide your partner to those points that really turn you on.

How to choose a sex toy?

There are different kinds of sex toys depending on your tastes and desires.

- If you are more vaginal - Go for vibrators in the shape of a carrot, cigar or even a penis, which are a sure bet...Size is up to you, but they vary from 12 to 30cm - don’t be too greedy, though! You will be spoilt for choice in terms of materials, which include silicone, hypoallergenic material that retains heat, jelly (very flexible but not very hygienic), cyberskin, loveclon and UR3 (which is almost identical to human skin).

- If you are more clitoral - Go for sexy, cute animals. The best known is the vibrating duck, which stimulates you gently and arouses the senses.

- If you like both - You need ‘Jack Rabbit’ that Charlotte from Sex and the City loves so much. It’s a toy that caresses you inside and out, twists and turns and produces waves of vibration. It's the star on the market and the most effective.

Two is better than one

If you want to spice up your love life, there's nothing better than playful accessories. For Eastern exotism, try geisha balls. How do they work? Simply place them inside your intimate parts (don’t worry - there’s a string attached to take them out whenever you want!) and play! If you're more of a high-tech gadget girl, there are remote controlled toys that allow him to get involved too!

Watch out for addiction

Although sex toys are very practical (you can take them everywhere and they almost always give you pleasure!), there is a line that you mustn’t cross: addiction. While it’s true that your toy can make miracles happen and give you different pleasure from your partner, it does not replace a real man. Sex toys should be a little bonus to use with moderation to spice up your sex life, but they can’t give you the hugs, kisses and caresses from someone who loves you. Neither can they give you the kind of excitement that wild, fiery lovemaking can.

Impeccable hygiene

The golden rule above all else when using sex toys is to maintain good hygiene. Before and after use, water and soap is enough, but make sure that the water isn't too hot otherwise the toy could get damaged. Also, don’t put your toy in the dish washer or the washing machine - it could make it unuseable. Finally, if you lend it to someone else, use a condom. Even though sex toys are artificial, they can still transmit STIs.

Gels and lubricants

Our last piece of advice is: lubricate your toy with a water-based lubricant to reduce the risk of irritation. It will glide better for more pleasure.

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