Sex toys are also known as adult toys or ‘marital aids’. These are basically the objects which people utilize to have more pleasure while having sex or masturbation. Sometimes these sex toys can also have some medical uses in case if you have sexual dysfunction or any medical condition. There are various different kinds of sex toys and people generally use them a lot for different reasons.

It is completely normal to use these sex toys, but it is also completely normal not to. It is one’s personal decision, and every person is different. As long as you are utilizing these toys carefully and safely there is nothing harmful about them.

Why do people use sex toys?

Every kind of person may choose to use these sex toys for many different purposes. For some people, using sex toys is the easiest way in which they can have an orgasm, this is especially common for people with vulvas. Sometimes, people use these sex toys in order to help themselves in masturbating. People can also use these while having sex with their partners.

For transgender, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming people, specific sex toys may help them affirm their gender identity or help them to relieve gender dysphoria.

Some of the people with some disabilities or limited amount of mobility utilize these sex toys in order to make it easier to masturbate, have sex, or do specific sexual activities or positions which would otherwise be harder or not possible for them.

Sex toys can also help people to treat the symptoms of certain disorders such as erectile dysfunction, genital arousal disorder, hypoactive sexual disorder, and orgasm disorder. Some people can find sex toys to help them deal with the sexual side effects of certain kinds of medications, health conditions, or menopause such as a low sex drive or decreased sensation in their genitals.

What are the different types of sex toys?

There are thousands of different kinds of sex toys available in the market. Some types of sex toys are-

  1. Vibrators- these are the objects that vibrate in order to stimulate your genitals.
  2. Dildos- these are the objects which go inside a vagina, anus, or mouth.
  3. Anal toys- these sex toys are made specially to stimulate and/ or go inside the anus. Anal toys include plugs, anal beads, prostate massagers, and dildos with a wide base.