The global sex toy industry is worth more than $15 billion a year and research suggest that almost half the British population admit to owning at least one product. We go beyond the pleasure principle to examine the health benefits of sex toys.
The sex toy industry is abuzz with 'good vibrations' and the purchase and use of sex toys are becoming ever more mainstream. Studies conducted at Indiana University in the USA found that 53% of women and 45% of men aged between 18-65 years had used a vibrator, and that vibrator use is associated with improved sexual function and being more proactive about sexual health. As well as offering pleasure and fun, sex toys can be a useful adjunct to medical treatment.
Sex toys aren't only for single folks anymore...
Are you wondering if there is a place for sex toys in a healthy, monogamous relationship? While it may be something you don't openly discuss with your partner, there are plenty of reasons why you should use sex toys. Here are the top five ways sex toys can enhance your sex life and have some benefits.
1. You'll get to know yourself
A well-made dildo will give a gay guy the opportunity to explore his own body with or without his partner. The more he knows about what turns him on, the better the orgasm. Some guys are comfortable with self-exploration with a partner watching, while some guys prefer to play alone and have a little show-and-tell later.
2. You'll get to know your partner
Sex toys give you an extra hand when you need it most. Couple sex toys with oral sex, a wand with an intimate massage, or use a bullet for erogenous zone stimulation. Watch his reaction and see what works best.
3. You'll explore his prostate
Giving him added stimulation is yet another reason why you should use sex toys. The prostate is often referred to as the male G-spot because of the intense orgasm that stimulation can produce. Specially-designed male sex toys are the best ways to explore this new pleasure zone.
4. You'll engage in partner play
A variety of toys including penis rings, bullets, and vibrators, can be used along with fro example bondage. The extra stimulation can intensify the orgasm for both partners, without taking the place of traditional lovemaking. Consider a toy an enhancement, not a replacement.
5. You'll fulfil your fantasies
Sex toys can also allow you to explore fantasies including bondage, double penetration, and threesomes within the comfort of your own home. Start small and see where the mood takes you. When used with respect to both partners, sex toys can add depth to a healthy sexual relationship.
Communication is essential. If your partner is reluctant, discuss the holdbacks and work through them together. If both partners are willing, however, get ready to enjoy a whole new variety of lovemaking.