When you’re home alone on a Saturday afternoon and have a certain desire that calls your name, there’s no better feeling than knowing you have a trusty sex toy stashed in your bedside table that will definitely hit the (G) spot.
That being said, sex toys aren’t only great for, well, sex. In fact, while you’re enjoying all the amazing vibrating options your toy has to offer, it’s providing you with a host of other benefits you may not have even thought about.
So if you’re thinking of purchasing your first sex toy or already have one waiting for you right now, here are a couple of reasons why those phallically shaped pieces of heaven will benefit more than just your solo sexy time.
1 – Get To Know & Appreciate Your Body
It’s a fact, many people don’t know how to talk about pleasure and most don’t know the medically accurate names for their own anatomy. What’s the difference between the vulva and the vagina? Why is one breast bigger than the other? Why does it feel so good to touch the clitoris?
Centuries of policing people’s bodies have rendered them taboo…
…and for many individuals, sex is the first time they are getting to know and appreciate how beautiful and powerful their bodies are. Sex toys are especially helpful when building knowledge and acceptance of one’s body because they let you engage in taboo-free exploration at your own pace.
2 – Explore Your Likes & Dislikes
When you’re having sex with a partner, it can be difficult to open up about your sexual desires – especially when you’re not sure what these are yet.
Owning a sex toy can be super helpful because you can experiment with different techniques and sensations on your own without fear of judgment, and before trying them with someone else. Trying things with a toy can be equally important to figure out what doesn’t feel good.
If your partner wants to try something that you’re not into, just explain to them that it’s something you don’t enjoy. They can always purchase their own toy and enjoy it on their own time!
3 – Enjoy A Healthy Mind & Body
Have you ever wondered why life seems so much rosier after having partaken in a session of self-love? That’s because using a sex toy to masturbate does wonders for your mental health as well as your physical health!
There are no words to describe how incredible it feels to have an orgasm, so it doesn’t take a genius to understand why doing so regularly is a great way to improve your mood.
Climaxing is also linked to lower levels of stress, better sleep and fewer aches and pains. What’s not to love?!
4 – Build Intimacy with Your Partner
Although sex toys are usually associated with solo-play, they’re also a great way to spice up your sex life for long-term or adventurous relationships.
Despite assumptions that sex toys are only needed if your sex life is boring, buying a couple’s sex toy can make a great sex life even better!
Being vulnerable enough to talk about introducing a toy into the bedroom is a great way to show how much you love and trust your partner. Rather than creating resentment, buying a toy can foster a greater sense of intimacy and give you a chance to revisit your sexual preferences – something you may not have opened up about since the beginning of your relationship.
5 – Give Yourself The Orgasms You Deserve
Last but not least, sex toys never get tired of giving you pleasure.
Whether you’ve found it difficult to bring yourself to climax in the past or haven’t had very generous partners – sex toys are here to help you realize just how many orgasms your amazing body can have. One, two, three, ten?!!
The sky’s the limit with these bad boys, so buckle up and get ready for an, oh so sensual, ride!