Ed Note: This is a guest post by Brandy.
There is a very common misconception that sex toys are individual tools designed only for personal enjoyment. On some very basic level, this can be true, simply because most toys are only designed to please one person, physically, at a time. However, that doesn’t mean that you can only use sex toys for masturbation or personal purposes. In fact, there are thousands and thousands of couples that benefit substantially by incorporating sex toys into their bedroom lives. All you have to do is check out a sex toy shop like Adam and Eve to understand how much variety there is in the different toys and accessories available to you, and there are many ways to use most of these toys with a partner, in addition to on your own.
For example, consider some of the most basic types of sex toys: vibrators for women and strokers for men. Obviously, these toys are designed with the idea of personal self-stimulation in mind, and they do a great job of simulating sexual experiences more effectively than ordinary masturbation. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use them with your partner. Many men and women actually very much enjoy using these toys on each other, and find that it adds an additional dimension to foreplay and sexual experience. Let’s face it – these toys feel very nice, and using them alongside the presence of your lover or partner only enhances the pleasure.
You can also look to other sorts of sexual toys and accessories for play that is actually geared more toward couples. For example, if you have never considered bondage, you may be a bit more intrigued once you look through a selection of related items and accessories. For some, the idea of bondage is a bit intimidating or even flat out weird, but there are also many couples who swear by it. Of course, there are different degrees of bondage, and you can start out light and slow if that makes you more comfortable. But don’t discount bondage related accessories as fantastic tools for your bedroom, as they may open up all kinds of new and exciting experiences for you and your partner.
If you want to educate yourself further on the potential benefits of sex toys and accessories, the best thing to do, again, would simply be to browse through some of the different options. However, it is important to do so with an open mind toward mutual experience. Try to view every item as a tool for both you and your partner, rather than as something personal. It’s often a big step for couples to bring sex toys into the bedroom, but it is rarely one that people regret.