Buying your first sex toy is exciting, but it can be overwhelming as well. There are several decisions to make when you buy sex toys. In addition, you may feel shy or nervous about the experience. This guide will walk you through choosing and buying your first sex toy, no embarrassment required.
Adult Stores: Not What You Expect
If you have an image in your mind of a seedy store that sells contraband goods out the back with a guy reading playboy at the cash register, you may be nervous about visiting an adult store.
However, many of today's sex stores are classy retail establishments. In many ways they are like any other store, with the same standards of customer service and nice atmosphere as your local department store.
If you are worried about privacy, online stores like Naughty Alice are here to help you find exactly what you want.
What Type of Toy?
It's a good idea to have a general idea of what you are looking for before you visit a sex store. There are lots of different types of toys, and you want the one that best satisfies your needs and desires. The easiest way to know what kind of toy is best for you is to know what turns you on, and what you want from your toy.
- External stimulation: Bullet vibrator
- Internal vaginal stimulation: Classic Vibrator, Dildo
- Both external and internal stimulation: Rabbit vibrator
- Realistic look and feel: Realistic dildo
- Very discreet/unintimidating: Bullet vibrator
- Anal stimulation: anal beads, plugs, dildo, vibrator
- Realistic feel: Fleshlight, realistic vagina strokers
- Discreet: Male masturbator
- Realistic experience: Sex Doll
- Prostate stimulation: Prostate massager, vibrator, anal beads, plug
What's Your Budget?
Once you've decided what type of toy you want, you'll need to decide on a budget. Sex toys range from a few dollars to a few hundred. Generally speaking, bullet vibrators, dildos, and male masturbators will be the cheapest, and higher end vibrators, rabbit vibrators, and sex dolls will be at the expensive end of the spectrum.
However, the price for toys varies greatly even when they are in the same category. You should be able to purchase the type of toy you want within your budget. You do usually get what you pay for when it comes to sex toys.
More expensive toys will have different features and will likely be more durable. However, when you are first beginning, you don't want to spend a lot on a toy and find out that it's not really what you want. Also, extra features are nice, but both cheap and expensive toys are designed to do the same job, which is to provide you with sexual pleasure.
In Store or Online?
Should you buy sex toys from a store, or shop online? Shopping in a store gives you the advantage of being able to really see what you are buying. Many online retailers will provide toy measurements, but knowing a dildo is 7 inches long is much different than being able to gauge its size by actually looking at it.
Another advantage of shopping for your first sex toy in an adult store is that the staff is there to give you advice if you should need it. They can give you tips on what may work best for your specific desires or situation, but by doing a little research online you can find reviews to find out what will work for you.
Buying your first sex toy should be a fun and memorable experience. Follow these steps and above all approach it with a sense of fun.