Sales of sex toys have doubled in the last five years and ¾ of women own a sex toy, according to a documentary I watched last night on Channel 4: More Sex Please, We’re British. The latest trend is couples’ vibrators, a niche that’s rapidly evolving now we’ve got our heads around wearing toys during sex. Over two million We-Vibes have been sold and we’re now on the third upgrade (remote controlled) so customer feedback is taken seriously.
Introducing adult toys for couples gets you talking about sex and focusing on pleasure. Buying new toys also creates anticipation, which is key to good sex. ‘People who have the best sex use sex toys and people who are having great sex are generally the happiest people,’ say Lovehoney so it seems the market for quality adult toys will continue to expand.
I suggest having a joint account for pleasure: toys, lingerie, sensual workshops and hotels, and committing to buying each other a treat every month. Shopping online is easy, discreet and you can take advantage of online reviews and videos before you buy.
Top 10 sex toys for couples
New couples’ vibrators include FixSation, Lelo Tiani and We Vibe. You wear them during sex to build sensation internally and externally.
The Hitachi Magic Wand is a powerful and intense plug-in body massager. Use it for external clitoral stimulation, internal massage (via various attachments) and as a body massager for relaxation. There are several other brands on the market.
Masturbators are stretchy toys/sleeves that you slip over the penis for hand jobs/oral sex. They can be open or close-ended and are ribbed to deliver differ sensations. I like Tenga Eggs, which are super stretchy and designed for one-off use.
Lovehoney’s Sqweel is a rotating wheel with 10 soft tongues designed to simulate the feeling of oral sex.
Dildos can be used solo or with a strap-on for vaginal and anal play. They come in various shapes, sizes and materials are glass ones are great for sensation play as you can heat or chill them before use.
Try remote control toys when you’re out and about for a little impromptu fun. She can slip her toy inside and give him the controls to manipulate.
Shower sex – invest in some waterproof toys that you can submerge for bathtime pleasures. You can also buy shower handles for the wall that give you something to grip during shower sex.
Couples’ games – check out CoupleConnect cards and popular board games like Monogamy and Risky or Frisky.
Add to your bondage kit – floggers, edible candles, a blindfold, bondage tape, nipple clamps, rope in various sizes, door cuffs, a sex swing, cock rings, cock & ball gags and chastity belts. Look for household pervertibles to use for sensation play and buy clothing and accessories in different materials – faux fur, PVC, leather, latex, rubber, silk, lace, steel.
Anal toys – Nexus and Aneros do a good range of prostate massagers. Explore strap-ons, anal beads, butt plugs and vibrators, which you can pull out at orgasm to heighten sensation.