Monday, January 20, 2020

Sex Toy Advice

Sex toy shopping can be exciting, exhilarating, fantasy-inducing… and confusing. There are just so many sex toys available these days, with improvements added and different styles being created all the time. That’s why I’ve written these sex toy advice articles here at the Cara Sutra sex blog.

First of all, do you really need sex toys? Adult products are more of a desirable accessory than a need, and they’re most definitely not a replacement for sex. Nobody should feel ashamed about their sex toy use, or threatened because their partner enjoys using them. Hell, there are even plenty of couples sex toys available which heighten the pleasure levels for both partners during intimacy. So even though toys might not be a need or pre-requisite for having sexy fun, they’re an incredibly enjoyable bonus feature. Think of them like ticking the ‘added fun’ box on your sexual take-out order.

Next, consider what type of sex toy would be best for you. There are many different types: vibrating, static, large, small, flexible, rigid, for vaginal, clitoral, anal and erogenous zone stimulation. Then there is the material it’s made of to consider. Some materials are full body-safe for internal and external use, others are toxic and could cause allergic reactions, irritation or worse. What does porous and non-porous mean? What are phthalates? Does any of this really matter when considering which sex toy to buy and try?

Find out all of the above and more in my sex toy advice articles here on the blog.

Big Guide To Sex Machines And Fucking Machines

Time to talk about the big boys... What do you know about sex machines and fucking machines? If you're a sex toy fan or love watching porn (or both, why not), you've probably heard of the Sybian. I reviewed the Sybian sex machine myself a few years ago. That's not the only sex machine around though...

Buying Your First Sex Toy – Handy Advice Guide

When it comes to buying your first sex toy, the sheer amount of different types of sex toys available can be completely bewildering. Nobody wants to part with their hard-earned cash for something which is either unsuitable for you or of questionable quality. For those new to the pleasures of sex toys, this advice guide should help you buy a first sex toy (or selection of sexy products) which will be suitable for your needs - giving you pleasure, not disappointment.

Cara Sutra writes for Adult Toys UK: My Top Ten Bondage Essentials

"A mouth gag makes the one playing the role of the submissive owned party feel even more controlled and vulnerable, they also stop much of the noise that the person may emit during a spanking or ‘sexy punishment’ session as well as making the gagged person look even more appealing and corruptible for the one in position of Dominance and control."

Confessions of a Sex Toy Tester: Revealing Sex Toys Secrets

By Cara Sutra: Earlier this year I was asked some questions by a national glossy about my life as a sex toy tester. Since my personal story of testing sex toys went viral a couple of years ago, it seems the press can’t learn enough about this fascinating job (as well as obsessing over how much money one could make from it). As only a small amount of what I had to say in response to the initial questions made it to the final printed piece, I’ve decided to share my other answers with you here.

Sexy Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Giving the perfect Christmas gift you just know they'll adore gives you a warm fuzzy feeling like (almost) nothing else. 'Tis the season of giving, so why not combine festive spice and evergreen romance by gifting your lover a decidedly sexy present this year? Baby, it's cold outside – but selecting from the raunchy choices in my sexy Christmas gift guide 2019 will ensure you're all aglow.

Brand Focus: A Closer Look At Loving Joy Sex Toys

Loving Joy sex toys have clearly invested a lot of time, research and funds into their brand over the last few years. Building on those early days where profit relied majorly on the sale of traditional rabbit vibrators, Loving Joy have been forging a brand which offers customers a much greater choice when it comes to intimate pleasure products. Not only a fantastic range of items, but sex toys which are effective, reliable, and surprisingly affordable too.

Can You Lose Sex Toys Up Your Bum?

By Cara Sutra: Can you lose sex toys up your bum? If you use butt plugs and other anal sex toys, it's a sensible question to ask.

Big Guide To Bullet Vibrators, & Our Bullet Vibrator Reviews

I’ve written previously about why I love bullet vibrators so much. They regularly appear in my top 3 favourite sex toys, which constantly evolves due to ongoing advances in pleasure tech. There are so many bullet vibrators to choose from – how can you be sure the one you’re buying from an online sex shop is going to be orgasmically effective? Welcome to my big guide to bullet vibrators! I’ll also be referencing the many bullet vibrator reviews here at the Cara Sutra sex blog.
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What Are The Best G-Spot Sex Toys?

Cara Sutra: What is the G-Spot? Does stimulating it actually feel any good - and more to the point, does the G-Spot even exist? In this Q&A, I answer a reader's question about the best G-Spot sex toys.

Lovehoney Sexual Happiness Week: Sexual Self-Care Package

Last week was Sexual Happiness Week 2019, and I’ve been attending to my sexual self-care needs with a thoughtful box of sexy goodies courtesy of Lovehoney. Despite receiving hundreds of sex toys and accessories in the post each year, they’re very rarely for me –rather, they are reviewed by the fabulous Pleasure Panel team. On occasion, I’m able to experience the thrill of being surprised by a box of sex toys and goodies purely for self-indulgence. It’s been a sensual and orgasmic week.

Valentine’s Day Sexy Gift Guide 2019

Don’t panic –there's still a little time to choose the perfect romantic gift for your partner. Sex toys can be romantic, right? Maybe you’d like to spoil the object of your affection with one of the latest and greatest vibrators. Or perhaps you’ll take a more traditionally romantic route, choosing some gorgeous lingerie to boost their mood, confidence and libido. Or you might be feeling a little adventurous – deciding that this is the year you’ll delve into the tantalising world of bondage.

Busting popular myths about ceramic, metal and glass dildos

I’m here to put your fears to bed about some of the more unusual materials sex toys can be made from. It may surprise you to learn that not all vibrators and dildos are made from flexible materials such as jelly, silicone or PVC. Perhaps you’ve never seen any other type of sex toy than the ‘bendy’ sort. In reality, there’s a whole world of alternative materials to get to grips with, each with their own unique appeal and other advantages. There is a wealth of choice when it comes to dildos made from rigid materials (ie. those which don’t bend). Specialist sex toy shops might even sell wooden dildos or perhaps they’ve gone positively primitive with a (body-safe and smooth) stone dildo offering. Unlike a few decades ago, where anything other than jelly sex toys were unheard of, even mainstream sex shops are now selling rigid material sex toys. The most common materials for rigid sex toys are ceramic, metal and glass.

Why you need to be a part of BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2016

The BlogSpot area at the UK’s annual premier adult industry trade show (the ETO Show) is devoted to sex bloggers and sex toy testers. The first BlogSpot was at the ETO Show 2015.

How To Shop For Sex Toys & Write A Sex Toy Review

Buzzfeed published a piece entitled Here’s How To Shop For Sex Toys Without Being Embarrassed which was put together by Emma Cooke. This article has advice and tips on how to shop for sex toys from three experts in the world of sex toy shopping: Rose Compton from Harmony, the multi ETO award winning Renée Denyer from Sh Women’s Erotic Emporium and Eve Fifer from Ann Summers.

Is It Safe To Insert Sex Toys All The Way Into My Vagina?

By Cara Sutra: A sex question I get asked fairly regularly is, “Is it safe to insert sex toys all the way into my vagina?” Let's take a look at the facts…

Sex Toy Trends: Meet The Touch-Free Clit Suction Sex Toys

By Cara Sutra: Over the past year, the world of sex toys has been drawn in by alluring clit suction sex toys which promise touch-free orgasms. Suction devices for sexual health purposes as well as sexual stimulation have been around for some decades of course...

What’s the best beginner anal sex toy for a man?

I'm male and I want to buy some toys for anal training. However, other than fingers, nothing else has successfully penetrated me there. I'm wondering what's the best beginner anal sex toy for a man? What kind of thickness would be advisable to look at? Also do you recommend inflatable or solid form?

The Wide & Diverse World of Virtual Reality Sex

Since its release earlier this year, virtual reality has taken the electronic world by storm.  Even if you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a good chance you’ve have heard the rumblings of this great new technology.  Virtual reality is poised for big things, with lots of viable uses already putting the technology to work.

Alternative uses for a blow up sex doll?

3 Sickie stand in at the office. If you are technical in the slightest I am sure you could fashion some kind of remotely controlled inflation/deflation device. 4 Travel by public transport and sick of people taking the seat right next to you when there's plenty of others? Never again want to be within intimate distance of the great unwashed? No problem. Take your inflatable friend with you and you have a constant public transport companion who reeks with the delicate, arousing and attractive scent of, erm, vinyl.

Guide To Buying Your First Sex Toy (Whatever Your Sexuality Or Gender)

By Cara Sutra: Buying your first sex toy, whether alone or as part of a couple, is a very exciting experience. You’re about to embark on a new adventure in your sexual life and the chance to try something new is deliciously alluring. The chance to ignite your orgasms by a new masturbation method or discover higher levels of satisfaction with a lover comes rarely in our adult lives. Embrace this thrilling opportunity and get ready for more fulfilling sexual pleasure.