Sex toys can be awesome additions to your bedroom routine, no matter your gender, anatomy, or sexual orientation. Yet, men have historically been shamed for incorporating toys into their sex life—see: the way society jokes about Fleshlights—and studies have shown they're less likely to use them than people of other genders are.
Of course, sex toys are also great to use during masturbation. Trust us: There's a whole world of solo fun to be had beyond jerking off the same way you've been doing it since you were a teenager—like using an anal toy to work toward a prostate orgasm.
But there are a lot of sex toys out there, and it can be challenging to know which ones are worth the money (and which are crap). "There are some basic qualities that you should always look for in a sex toy, such as a minimum 1-year warranty," says Alicia Sinclair, sex educator and founder of anal sex toy brand . "If you’re buying a butt toy, it should always have a flared base that is at least as wide as the largest part of the bulb or beads."
Additionally, you want to look for toys that market themselves as "body-safe." Most do, but not all. "Body-safe materials are ESSENTIAL when picking a high-quality sex toy," says , a sex expert for the sex toy manufacturer . "When toys touch your genitals (as well as being used internally), having body-safe materials ensures that they will not irritate your skin or intimate areas." Beyond those basic standards, consider the type of stimulation that feels good to your body and what brings you to orgasm. Look for a toy that will amplify and increase that sensation!
|Size||7 x 1.4 x 1 inches|
|Insertable length||3.9 inches|
|Chargine time||2 hours|
|User time||Up to 4 hours|
|Size||2.8 x 2.8 x 4.3 Inches|
|Size||2.2 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches|
|Charge time||2 hours|
|User time||Up to 50 minutes|
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Why More Men Should Use Sex Toys
This is a shame, because sex toys are awesome! High-quality cock rings, butt plugs, anal beads, prostate massagers, penis sleeves, vibrators, and other fun products can help inject variety into your sex life, which can help boost couple's sexual frequency. If you're caught in a sex rut, “one thing that partners can do is to think about any kind of difference they can inject into their sexual lives together,” Jor-El Caraballo, a licensed mental health counselor and an educator who presents on consent and healthy sexuality, says in . “It could be really small, as in a new position or location, or it could be something a bit more adventurous, like a new partner or new toys.”