In the quest for exploring more of your sexual life, you will come across sex toys. Although they were previously thought to be a taboo, sex toys have a long history going as far back as ancient Greece. These days, sex toys are now everywhere – both online and offline, you can order them at the tap of your fingertips.
They come in various shapes, sizes and design. Statistics even show that one in two women own sex toys. TV shows like Sex and the City and 50 Shades of Grey have gone a long way in normalizing it.
However, even with the ubiquitousness of these devices, many people still feel uncomfortable discussing them. Openly speaking about the use of sex toys and its many benefits will aid in making people more comfortable about using them irrespective of whether you are in a relationship or not.
1. Sex Toys Help You In Experimenting
At some point in your sex life, you may feel a little bored or lack of interest in sex due to the sameness of the activity. Sex toys will definitely help your sex life and even in your relationship by spicing things up a bit. It will also assist in exploring your sexuality.
2. Helps In Avoiding Bad Decisions
We are all aware of how one can make bad decision when horny. Whether it is calling that person that you swore you would never call or logging into that sex app that you would eventually delete horniness clouds decision-making. Using sex toys, however, will help you clear your head. “How?”- you may ask, well once you have achieved your orgasm, it will be easier to avoid making decisions you may later regret.
3. Builds Self-esteem
The use of sex toys will help you learn about yourself and your body. You will get a clear picture of what you like and what you don’t like. This will eventually build confidence in bed with your partner and maybe even outside the bedroom.
4. Keeps Sexually Transmitted Infections At Bay
There are a plethora of diseases that can be transmitted during sexual intercourse. Some include HIV, gonorrhoea, HPV, chlamydia, hepatitis and syphilis. Using sex toys will not expose you to these infections.
You get an unlimited number of orgasms without fear of sexually transmitted diseases. However, maintaining hygienic standards for your toys is very important. Just because you cannot get an STI doesn’t mean you cannot be at risk to other infections such as yeast infections. Regular cleaning of your toys is essential.
5. Helps In Achieving Orgasm During Sex
Not many people are capable of achieving orgasm during sex. Frequently engaging in some self-love using sex toys even while having sex should help you get your orgasm with greater ease.
6. Helps in Reducing Pain During Sex
Vaginismus is a medical condition in which the muscles surrounding the vagina spasm involuntarily during vaginal penetration. This condition often results in severe pain during sexual intercourse.
Michelle Lyons, a women’s health physiotherapist strongly recommends the use of vibrators instead of medical dilators for her patients with this condition. She says that high frequency vibrations from vibrators are more stimulating to the pelvic floor muscles.
7. Reduces the Risk of Prostrate Cancer in Men
Research has shown that masturbation reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men. The prostrate organ is almond-shaped knob found in the anal canal. It is responsible for producing semen – the liquid substance that transfers sperm from the testicles to the erect penis. It is advised that occasional stimulation of this organ using butt plugs, dildos or even your fingers is essential for a healthy prostate.
However, a lot of men eschew this activity because they believe that it is gay to do such, which is quite ironic because the best type of orgasm in men is the prostate orgasm.