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Opening Up The Toybox

Sex toys. Whether it’s a whole collection, or just a single humble vibrator, more and more people are choosing to pick up at least one or two toys with which to spice up their sex life. With internet shopping now the norm, and a wide selection of toys available wherever you are in the world, it’s no wonder that couples everywhere are becoming more and more adventurous with their purchases. You might be feeling a little bemused by the sheer scale and variety of what’s on offer – but have no fear. This short guide will get you pointed in the right direction. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a complete virgin when it comes to toys, just read on to find out everything you need to know.

It’s All About The Lube

The importance of good lubricant can’t be overstated. Not only should it be used during any sex that involves condoms, but it’s absolutely essential with any insertable toy. Make sure to get a water-based lubricant – silicone-based ones last longer before drying out, but can dissolve condoms, and aren’t particularly good for silicone based toys. It’s also important to check whether your chosen lubricant is safe to consume before using it for anything oral. We recommend Liquid Silk  which not only has a great feel to it, but also lasts ages and is safe for everything you might wish to do with it.

Female Sex Toys

There’s a huge array of dildos and vibrators available – but how do you find the one that’s just right for you? With so much choice on offer, it can seem an impossible task. Do you go for one with a lot of different settings, or one that is robust and powerful? Do you want something big and beautiful or small and discreet? It’s a good idea to shop around, and consider the size and the type of stimulation on offer. And when it comes time to buy, it’s best to spend a little more money and get a quality product, rather than picking up something cheap and ineffectual. Lelo  is our brand of choice in this category – not only are these beautifully made, but they’re also surprisingly powerful.

Male Sex Toys

Most people aren’t even aware of the range of male sex toys on offer, but they’re slowly getting more and more popular. If you’ve never tried one, then do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a sleeve or stroker today. Brands like Fleshlight  and Tenga  have started garnering some much deserved attention. Again, they aren’t always cheap, but it’s an investment worth making. If you look after your toy, you’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come.

Couple Toys

Sex toy inventors are innovative people, and one of the latest trends is towards toys that can be used as a couple, providing stimulation to both a woman and a man at the same time. If you’re after an unforgettable bedroom experience that you can share with your partner, then you can’t really go wrong with a couples vibrator .

Kinky Kits

Ever since the publication of Fifty Shades Of Grey, sales of kinky bedroom gear have shot through the roof – but where does the relative novice begin? If you want to spice things up, but aren’t sure whether to start with a blindfold or some velvet wrist cuffs, then a kinky sex kit could be the thing for you. These usually contain a variety of different toys, enabling you to try out several new and different activities and find out what you enjoy. This Amazing Sex Toy Bondage Kit  represents some pretty great value for money, and has a little of everything. Whether it’s some nice soft rope or some nice hard nipple clamps that you’re after, a BDSM kit will get you going in no time at all.

Look After Your Purchase

So, your shiny new sex toys have arrived in their discreet brown box. Let the fun commence. Whether you’re on your own or with a partner, cut loose and enjoy yourself. It’s important to remember though that – if you want your toy to last longer than just a single use – you’re going to need to look after it. This means washing it after every use with warm water and a suitable sex toy cleaner . Store it somewhere cool and dark, and make sure to keep silicon toys separate from one another. You can do this by putting them in different drawers, by keeping them in the plastic packaging in which they arrived, or by storing them in bags or soft cloths. The reason for this is simple: if you store silicone sex toys together they’ll quite often “melt”. Although this might seem odd, it’s an entirely benign process. It doesn’t mean they’re dangerous in any way, but it will certainly ruin your fun!

Be A Savvy Shopper

When shopping online for a sex toy – as with anything – it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for coupon codes and special discounts. Retailers will quite often run special offers, or provide free postage when you order a certain amount. Not only can browsing the bargain pages be an excellent way to pick up some low-price sex toys, but it can also give you plenty of inspiration about what you want to try next. Happy shopping!

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