≈ Sex Toys

These are the kinds of toys you keep away from children. Adult sex toys, which have been around for thousands of years, may be fun to use during sex or for masturbating, but sharing these toys could lead to transmission of infections such as STDs. Also, some of the rubber-like toys contain chemicals that may have negative consequences to the user.

Aside from those concerns, cock rings, dildos, vibrators, penis rings and more can be found online and in adult sex stores. The uninitiated can indulge their curiosity by visiting a boutique sex store meant to attract men, women and couples. Although they’re not for everyone, sex toys can be used to enhance a shared sexual experience or some special time alone.

The sourced articles below should provide more information on sex toys for possibly a more pleasurable playtime.

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1.How Silicon Valley’s Feature Creep is Ruining Sex ToysTheverge.com

Lux Alptraum,
5/27/2018
"It’s a bloated, unwieldy offering that seems more concerned with adding on features than actually enhancing sexual pleasure."
2.The Shame-Free Guide To Buying A Sex ToyHuffingtonpost.com

Rebecca Adams,
12/6/2017
"The first rule of shopping for a sex toy is to loosen up and enjoy the ride."
3.The Best Sex Toys for CouplesWomenshealthmag.com

Elizabeth Bacharach,
6/27/2017
"If you spend time with your battery-operated boyfriend only when your real guy isn't around, you're both missing out …"
4.How To Properly Clean Your Sex ToysBustle.com

Elizabeth Enochs,
2/18/2016
"But if you're into using sex toys — whether you use them strictly when you're masturbating, or you use them during sex, too — it's imperative that you learn how to properly clean your sex toys."
5.5 Scary Ways You Didn't Know You Could Get an STDMarieclaire.com

Kenny Thapoung, 8/6/2015
"Okay. You're probably not sharing your Rabbit with a total random (unless you're into sex parties such as swinging), but before you even think about handing off your vibrator to another person, clean and sterilize it before/after every use."
6.Risky Business: Dangers of Sex ToysBerkeleywellness.com

Gina Shaw,
6/25/2015
"Between 1995 and 2006, one study found, about 6,800 people were treated for sex toy injuries in the United States. It’s probably fair to guess that the true number might be much higher. That doesn't mean you need to cancel the game of 'bored housewife and sweaty lawn boy' you've been planning."
7.9 Ways You Can Get an STD Without Having SexStdcheck.com

Kristena Ducre,
6/23/2015
"Much like the skin-to-skin contact mentioned above, indirect contact is a less likely, but still possible, way to contract an STD without having sex. Trichomoniasis can be spread by hand-to-genital contact or even hitch a ride to your genitals on an unwashed sex toy."
8.Warning: Your Vibrator Could Be Made with Harmful ChemicalsWomenshealthmag.com

K. Aleisha Fetters,
6/22/2015
"You're probably only worried about what you can catch during sex when you're with another human being—not a battery-operated partner"
9.Are Phthalates In Sex Toys Unsafe for your Nether Regions? Here are 6 Tips for Staying On The Safe SideBustle.com

Elizabeth Nolan Brown,
10/14/2013
"While many countries have banned phthalates in certain things — like children's toys — because of their demonstrated dangers, there's little research on how these chemicals may affect us during adult playtime."
10.Timeline: Female Hysteria and the Sex Toys Used to Treat ItMotherjones.com

Maya Dusenbery,
6/1/2012
"Check out our illustrated history of hysteria—and the early sex toys used to treat it—from the time of Hippocrates to today."