After a rough breakup, I decided to take a break from dating. However, this decision affected only one aspect of my life – my sex life. Feeling the need for a change, I gathered the courage and took matters into my own hands, quite literally. I decided to explore the magical world of sex toys. But my road to the big ‘O’ still seemed like a distant dream.
Like any other sex toy virgin, I went online and looked for websites that could help me start my self-pleasure journey. But little did I expect to be hit with a plethora of options (which to my astonishment was not something that I was expecting). And that was just the beginning. Soon, I realised it was not as easy as shopping for clothes! What if I don’t enjoy the sensation? How can I be sure it’s safe? Will I be judged? How do I even go about choosing the right one? These concerns began to cast a shadow on my exploration.
I then decided to research more about it, and turns out, it was not as difficult as I imagined it to be. So, ladies if you’ve also faced a similar situation like me, then check out my guide on shopping for sex toys.
What Are You Looking For
It’s a rookie mistake I agree, but not researching enough about the kind of sex toys that are available can make the whole process a little difficult. It’s important to understand what you need and explore options like dildos, vibrators, and other stimulating devices. You can also narrow it down to the body parts you are looking to stimulate, the sensation you want, the size, and whether you want extremal, internal, or combined stimulation. It all depends on what you need to achieve that climax.
Shop From A Reputable Website
No doubt that the sexual wellness market in India is booming, especially after COVID-19. So no wonder once I started to look for sex toys online, I was bombarded with a gazillion options. That said, it’s advisable to buy them only from well-established and reputed websites that specialise in adult toys. Looking at customer reviews, ratings, and secure payment options can help you establish reliability.
Consider Your Budget
Now, of course, good pleasure comes with a good price so it’s important to set a budget. Sex toys come in different price ranges, so choose one that fits your budget and your desires. However, steer clear of ultra-cheap options; you might regret it later, just like that one-night stand from years ago. It’s wise to invest a bit more in a quality sex toy that will provide lasting pleasure since you’ll use it whenever you want. *wink wink*
Know About The Material
Okay, this is one of the most crucial steps when it comes to selecting your intimate partner. Whether you are planning to use the toy inside or on you, it’s very important to understand the kind of material they are made from. No one wants to end up with a nasty rash or infection, right? Some cheap sex toys are made from plastic, rubber, jelly, and a substance called phthalates( that’s banned from being used in children’s toys) that can cause serious health concerns. These all can be found in porous toys, that can easily attract germs and bacteria. So look for non-porous sex toys that are very easy to clean, safe to use, and less likely to carry bacteria. They are generally made from silicone, stainless steel, glass, and pyrex.
A word of advice? Use condoms even when you are using sex toys. This will also help in reducing the chances of infections and ensure a safer and cleaner experience.
Check Description & Reviews
Always read the description of the sex toy thoroughly. Check dimensions, noise levels, and material used. Also, if it’s operated by a battery, charger, and other special features. It’s advisable to check whether they’ll be providing discreet storage options or pouches.
With that, check the reviews as well. This will help you gain more insight and help you figure out if it actually matches what you are looking for.
Privacy & Discretion
It is important to make sure that the retailer is providing discreet packaging, billing, and delivery. This will prevent anyone from knowing the contents of your package or the nature of your purchase. Use secure payment methods, like credit cards or reliable online payment systems. Checking the billing statement also comes in handy, just to make sure that there are no explicit references to the product.
Getting familiar with the shipping policies and delivery time is helpful too. Along with all this understand their return policy as well. You don’t want to be left high and dry!
Final Step, Go Nuts!
This last step is very important. Once everything is set and you’ve received your package, it’s time to indulge in some self-exploration and let the desires run wild. It’s all about you and your satisfaction.
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