Sex Toys 101

It’s normal to have a lot of questions when it comes to buying your first sex toy. Fortunately, we have a few suggestions that will help demystify the process – especially for first-time buyers.

1. Get the best sex toy you can afford.

When it comes to pleasure products, price doesn’t always equate to quality. Go with the best and most intriguing toy you can afford. This will allow you to experiment with what feels good without breaking the bank. Remember: you can always upgrade as you learn more.

2. Lube makes everything better.

Using a lube that’s compatible with your toy material can enhance sensation. It’s the best way to get the most out of your new toy.

That said, be careful! Not all lubes are created equal; incompatible lubricants can ruin a sex toy quickly. Always do a bit of research or check the instruction manual before using lube with any sex toy.

Looking for lube? Here are a few of our favorite personal lubricants​.

3. Masturbate before you buy.

From vibrators to clitoral stimulators, when it comes to buying your first sex toy, it helps to know which parts of your bodies feel good to touch. Looking for a toy that will enhance sensation in that area (or areas) can provide some useful direction.

For women who have never masturbated before or still aren’t sure where feels good to touch, a clit vibrator/stimulator is usually a great place to start. Data varies on the exact percentage of women who need clitoral stimulation to orgasm, but many sources say that number reaches upwards of 75%.

If you’re totally lost, there’s a good chance a clit stimulator will do the trick. Even if it doesn’t, that’s still okay – learning what doesn't work for you is still valuable information that will help you with your next purchase.

No clit? No worries! You can still use a clitoral vibrator as a diagnostic tool to see which parts of your body respond well to buzzes, rumbles, and everything in between.

4. Real talk: “best sex toy” is a subjective term.

First time buyers frequently want to know what the “best” vibrator is, but because that word is so subjective, and because everyone’s bodies and desires are so different, there’s no universal “best” vibrator or stimulator.

A better way to look at it is which vibrator is best for you. Ask yourself:

  • What sensations are you going for?
  • What areas of the body do you want to stimulate?
  • What is your price point?

Browsing our site and paying attention to which toys excite you is a good way to narrow down the selection. Go with your gut – it’s usually right!

Need help getting started? Here are some of our favorite best-selling vibrators.

5. Most people like vibrators, but they’re not for everyone.

And that’s okay! There are tons of other sex toys and pleasure products that don’t vibrate and can still blow your mind.

We hope this article helps you make the best choice for you and your body. Of course, if you have questions, we’re always on-hand to help. Just chat with our customer care team. We want to be sure you’re making a choice you’ll love.

Start your search for the perfect sex toy for you at one of the links below:

Please select your preferred option(s) for this product (color, size, amount, etc.)
You Added

Product Link

to the cart
View Cart