A Beginner’s Guide to the Most Common Types of Sex Toys

A Beginner’s Guide to the Most Common Types of Sex Toys

The sex toy industry is currently estimated at $29 billion, and it’s forecasted to reach roughly $52 billion come 2026.Sex toys are everywhere, and there are only going to be more of them.Currently, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of manufacturers, and each company offers something slightly different, catering to different genders, sexual orientations, body parts, kinks, fetishes, and so much more. That’s why it can be tough to decide on a sex toy. The options are endless, not to mention that some are better quality or more expensive than others. Luckily, most can be divided into categories.Once you have a sense of the type of toy you want, it’s a lot easier to decide on a specific toy from there.

we break down 9 of the most common types of sex toys. There are many more niche fetish toys that aren't on this list.


1. cock ring

A cock ring is a ring that you put around your penis. There are various types of cock rings. Some are sturdy and made of metal, whereas others are flexible and made from silicone. Many vibrate and some have two rings: one to place over the base of your penis, and the other around your testicles. This is a great option for someone who struggles with erectile dysfunction or difficultly mining blood flow,the constrictions around your penis can help you stay hard.

Back to those vibrating cock rings: Many cock rings also provide clitoral stimulation during penetration, which can be a plus, A 2017 study published in the journal Sex and Marital Therapy found that only 18% of women can orgasm from direct penetration alone; the rest of the women in the study needed clitoral stimulation to orgasm. That’s why a cock ring isn’t just for you; it can be for your partner, too.

2. Clitoral vibrator

The term "vibrator" encompasses various types of toys. Some vibrators are designed more for external clitoral stimulation (like the famous Hitachi Magic Wand), while others are specifically curved to target the G-spot.

The external clitoris—i.e. that little bud located at the apex of the labia—is packed with feel-good nerve endings, and it can feel amazing to hold a vibrator on or around that spot.

Clitoral vibrators are great for ramping up your partner's pleasure during penetrative sex. During intercourse, they can hold a vibrator to their clitoris for an extra boost of stimulation—and maybe a delicious blended orgasm.

3. G-spot vibrator

It's the toy equivalent of that "come hither" finger motion you've probably read about (or tried yourself). G-spot vibrators are curved to directly hit the G-spot, a feel-good area on the front wall of vagina. (Contrary to popular belief, the G-spot isn't some mythical hard-to-find organ, but part of the internal portion of the clitoris.)

There’s a big difference in feel between a G-spot orgasm and a clitoral orgasm,Many people with a vulva describe the clitoral orgasm as one big spike, whereas the G-spot orgasm is more of a gradual, rolling wave of pleasure.

4. Clitoris sucker

Clitoral suction vibrators are in these days, Typically, [a clit sucker] uses some form of pulsating airflow tech,While the sensation of using a clit-sucking vibrator can’t fully be mimicked with the body, it’s similar to if you were to suck (gently) on your partner’s clitoris.

5. Dildo

A dildo is a non-vibrating phallic-shaped toy designed for penetration. Some look exactly like a real penis, complete with human skin tones and veins, whereas others are more abstract. Dildos can be made from a range of materials, including silicone, rubber, and glass. They range in size from a few inches long to ones that over a foot.

6. Prostate massager

A prostate massager is a vibrating toy that goes up the anus to stimulate the prostate. This can be thought of as the male equivalent to G-spot stimulators.

The prostate is jam-packed with nerve endings (almost as many as the clitoris), meaning lots of people get a lot of pleasure from stimulating the walnut-sized gland. Many people with a penis report having full-body orgasms through prostate stimulation, as opposed to the more localized penile orgasms.

7. Butt plug

A butt plug is another toy that goes up your rear end. Like the name suggests,you pop it in and keep it there, like a plug. Butt plugs aren’t designed to hit one specific spot, the way prostate massagers are—they're great for generally stimulating the anus and rectum and delivering that satisfying sensation of "fullness."

Butt plugs come in all shapes and sizes, and many vibrate. A few even simulate the sensation of getting a rim job!

8. Masturbation sleeve

Often, people call these “Fleshlights,” but Fleshlight is just one brand of masturbation sleeve.There are plenty of other sex toys you can put your penis into to masturbate.

When it comes to masturbation sleeves, the future is now. There are sleeves that can heat up, vibrate, pulsate, and simulate anal and oral sex.

9. Anal beads

Anal beads are designed to be inserted into the anus and then gradually removed, bead by bead. The “popping” sensation of each bead removal is what makes this sex toy unique. (Pro tip: It can feel very pleasurable to remove the beads from your anus right as you’re orgasming.)

Post time: Mar-15-2023