It’s National Masturbation Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to turn on your favorite mood music, dim the lights, and give yourself a hand. But what if you’re tired of the same old stimulation you get from just using your hand? There are plenty of products made specifically for pleasure that can help you achieve extraordinary orgasms you otherwise may have never experienced. But while you might be excited to buy your first toy, it’s understandable to be a little intimidated by the wide variety of products available to you. Before you take a step into a store or browse online it’s important to know a few things before you get there!

There’s no one size fits all toy!

It’s important to know when picking out a toy what your limits are and what kind of stimulation you like most. The highest end toy on the market might be amazing to many people, but that doesn’t mean it will stimulate you the way you enjoy it most. Pay attention to the little sensations you like when pleasuring yourself and look for things that match that sensation. Maybe you like girth over length in your search for a penetrable toy or a looser grip when looking for a stroker. There are products out there that can match nearly any niche sensation you may be looking for, so take your time to explore the options rather than buy the first thing you see in your price range!

Pay attention to the material!

Not every toy is built the same. Whether it’s glass, metal, silicone, or various plastics, the material a toy is made of can greatly impact your experience with it even if it is the exact same shape or has the same features of another. A glass or metal toy will be the easiest to clean and provide the sturdiest and hardest material for stimulation. They are perfect for someone who wants the best in cleanliness or lack of flexibility in their toy. They are also, in most cases, waterproof! Silicone can offer more flexibility and can be relatively easy to clean, but are not always waterproof and cannot be used with silicone lubricants. So if that is your preferred type of lubricant, you might want to stay away! Then there are various plastics such as ABS, PVC, and more that work with all lubricants, can sometimes be waterproof and can often feel extremely close to real skin. The downside, however, is that these can often be difficult to clean. So make sure you’re getting proper toy cleaner and cleaning every inch before and after use!

Pay attention to features!

Recognize the things you know you can’t live without. Whether it be the best vibration intensity or variations, a specific texture in your stroker, or a rechargeable battery, there are so many different options to make sure all of your needs are met. Some don’t come with any specific features, while others might have suction cup bases for stationary use, harness compatibility, app compatibility for long distance use and so much more! Companies are even making an effort to be more environmentally friendly by making toys that are partially biodegradable. Things like vegan leather for kink toys, quick release handcuffs and other toys with safety features built into it can also help provide that sense of comfort in knowing it is easy to remove if it becomes necessary. In many cases, you won’t need to compromise to find the perfect toy for you!

These are just a few things to keep in mind before you make your first purchases. But most importantly, don’t hesitate to ask a store associate or utilize our LiveChat service on our store website for expert advice and recommendations to help you find the toy for you. With industry wide knowledge and training, store associates are more than capable to help you learn about new products or provide the information you need in your search. And, of course, don’t hesitate to look up reviews on our website as well from everyday customers! Everyone’s experience is different, and our goal is to help you discover the best in what pleasure products can offer you!