Try Something New with Sex Toys

With a new year, comes new traditions and time to try new things, right? So why not get stuck into something new, starting with new experiences in the bedroom. Sex toys are great for enhancing your bedroom antics and there’s no better time to introduce them than now. Whether you’re after some solo play or looking for the best sex toys for couples to use, we’ve put everything you need to know into this handy guide to help you on your way.

Sex toys for beginners

The world of sex toys can be a lot to take in at first as there’s so many different types to choose from. From bullets, to vibrators, dildos and many more (we could keep going but we’d be here all day), where do you start with first time sex toys?

To ease you into it, one of the first sex toys we’d recommend you try is the vibrating bullet. They’re small and discreet, and perfect for beginners. Even though they’re small, they’ll make a huge difference to your bedroom activities and will definitely ramp up that clitoral stimulation.

Another one we’d begin with is the classic dildo. With dildos, you can choose which style tickles your fancy – which is why it’s perfect for a first timer. Large, small, realistic, double ended – there’s many options to choose from (however, we’d recommend leaving the double ended until you’re a bit more experienced!). Realistic dildos have veiny textures for extra stimulation, but more discreet designs might be your preferred choice – whichever style you go for, it’s your choice but just remember to ease yourself in gently!

The best sex toys for solo play

If you’re looking to purchase new sex toys for solo play, then look no further than the suction cup dildo. Perfect for taking solo play to a new level, they allow for hands-free use meaning you can tease and please elsewhere. Suction cup dildos need to be stuck onto a hard surface, we recommend trying this in the shower, trust us – you won’t regret it!

For some hints, tips and tricks when it comes to using your new toy, check out our how to use a suction cup dildo. guide.

Boys, don’t forget there’s plenty of toys for solo fun for you too! Why not explore the new year with something from our range of male masturbation toys? Including fleshlights and vibrating strokers, these guarantee to elevate your solo play and provide intense stimulation.

The best sex toys for couples

If, as a couple, your new year’s resolution is to experiment with sex toys, cock rings are the perfect place to start. The aim of a cock ring is to keep the penis harder for longer, slowing them down, whilst also stimulating the clit – it’s a win-win situation really. Other toys such as bullet vibrators are also great as they’re small and less intimidating when you’re just starting out.

As you become more experienced and confident with your beginner sex toys, you could introduce toys for anal play. Our range of anal toys includes starter kits to get you going. Don’t dive straight into the deep end as it may not be a pleasant experience, it’s best to ease yourself in and work your way up!

Turn up the heat with kinky sex toys

If you’re a seasoned sex toy user then why not take the new year as an opportunity to experience all kinds of new pleasures and delve further into the wonderful world of BDSM and bondage. Bondage isn’t all about rough sex and safe words, it’s an amazing way to add some extra erotica into your life and indulge in some tantalising play. From handcuffs and blindfolds to heighten the senses to whips and restraints for a little power play, explore your BDSM fantasies and combine with your favourite sex toys for a year of amazing sex! Have a read of our bondage guides for more information.

Sex toy extras

One thing we would say when it comes to sex toys is always remember to use lube, and when using lube with your toy, make sure it’s the right one! Silicone toys require a water-based lube as silicone or oil-based will stick to the material and start to erode the surface of your toy.

We’d also highly recommend using a condom with your toy if you’re experimenting with a partner to stop the spread of any infections, and just to keep it cleaner!

How to clean sex toys

Here’s a simple, hassle-free, step by step guide on how to keep your sex toys clean:

Number 1

Rinse your sex toy under warm running water

Number 2

Apply a mild, fragrance-free soap and rub it all over the toy

Number 3

Rinse off all of the soap with warm running water

Number 4

Leave to dry

There you have it, could it be any simpler? Sex toy hygiene is highly important, and you should remember to clean them after every use. If you don’t keep your sex toys clean it will result in bacteria build up, risk of infection and damage to the toy itself – and we don’t want any of those! For more detail on why you need to keep your sex toys clean, read our how to clean sex toys guide or check out the range of sex toy hygiene products which includes wipes, sprays and more.

Start the new year off with a bang and introduce sex toys into the bedroom (or wherever takes your fancy!). Trust us – you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.