Sex toys could be the keys to a new and thrilling chapter in your life
Sex toys used to be seen as taboo. They were indeed not something to be discussed in polite circles and were often associated with sleazy and unpleasant sex scenes, that revolved around sex shops and old men in dirty raincoats. Thankfully for everyone, those days have gone!
Whether you are in a committed, monogamous relationship, prefer to explore your sexuality with many different partners, or by yourself - sex toys can be an important and integral part of a loving and exciting sex life. Here, we'll take a look at the different ways that sex toys can boost your sex life, and open up new avenues of pleasure and experience.
Exploration leads to ecstasy
The best sex toys allow you to explore new areas of erotic experience. They have a liberating effect, and just the idea of using them on yourself or your partner can be a thrill in itself. Anal sex toys allow you to explore anal play. If you are turned on by the idea of BDSM but have always hung back a little when it comes to exploring that side of yourself, sex toys like whips, handcuffs and ball gags can help introduce you to a whole new world of satisfaction.
Taking the pressure off
The pressure of performance can be a big turn-off when it comes to sex. Most of us have felt some anxiety about our performance between the sheets at some stage in our lives. When the pressure becomes too much, it can affect our ability to relax and enjoy sex. Anxiety can have biological effects and actually, lead to long-term issues of sexual health in some people. Worrying about your performance can affect relationships, mental health and have a whole heap of other knock-on effects in your life.
Sex toys can help with this in all sorts of ways. Sometimes it can be hard to reach orgasm, no matter how sensitive or giving your partner happens to be. Research suggests that up to 70 percent of women require some clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm. Receiving the stimulation you need can become so much simpler when you are using toys. This means that both you and your partner can relax, and enjoy the space and time the toys give you to reach a more fulfilling experiences.
Sex toys have a long history
There is a perception among some people that sex toys are something of a recent invention, an idea that came to prominence in the 20th century, as society began to change and become more liberal in its attitudes towards sex. In truth, sex toys of many kinds have been in use for centuries across the world.
The oldest known dildo dates back to the Palaeolithic era of the Stone Age. The item was made of siltstone and polished until it shone. We do not know the exact purpose of the object; it seems likely that it combined sex and religious ritual use.
Sex toys were also used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Their use is mentioned in the Greek comedy 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes, where female characters discuss using and sharing dildos. The Romans are recorded as having used double dildos for both ritual and pleasure. It is not just in European history where sex toys turn up either. In China, ancient dildos have been found that were cast from bronze. In a search for extra realism, their creators also made hollow dildos that could release liquid at the appropriate time.
Women's sex toys open up new experiences
In more recent times, the use of sex toys like vibrators and dildos is something that has been primarily associated with women. Indeed, as vibrators and other sex toys became more common, it was women that pioneered their use, often finding new avenues of sexual satisfaction that had not been open to them before. Sex toys played their part in the liberalising of attitudes towards female sexuality in the West over the last 100 years or so, and, it could be argued, were an essential part of putting women's pleasure at the front and centre of sexual exploration.
Women are now often the driving force when it comes to sex toys for couples, persuading their male partners to try something new. Lesbian sex toys can help same-sex female couples explore different ways to give each other pleasure. Sex toys for women can be said, without any sense of exaggeration, to have helped to liberate women sexually and to have helped wider society accept ideas around female sexuality much more readily.
Sex toys improve male pleasure too!
In days gone by, many men would have laughed at the idea of using sex toys. Many men saw vibrators, dildos and their ilk as something that was exclusively for women. Times have changed now though, and there is an increasingly broad range of sex toys for men currently available. Sex toys have also helped gay men lead more fulfilling sex lives, as the taboos surrounding gay sex have broken down over the last 50 years or so.
Some men can be a little scared of the 'competition' that sex toys might offer them in the bedroom. In truth, there is nothing for guys to be scared of. Sex toys for couples can help to boost male performance in the bedroom by taking the pressure off. The excitement of new things can also intensify feelings of pleasure, and make the whole experience much more exciting and daring. Male sex toys are nothing to be afraid of!
Enjoy the new world that sex toys have unlocked
Sex toys can be the first step that you take on the road to sexual discovery. Whatever your gender or sexual orientation, having a little extra help in the bedroom can be a truly liberating thing. There is no need to be scared or intimidated by sex toys. They might be the keys to a whole new chapter in your sex life!