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Hey, Kenyon Kidz! This week’s edition of Getting Freaky is going to focus on just one question: How do I buy sex toys? This question is worthy of more than a few sentences; the stigma associated with sex toys is pervasive and pretty damn negative, and because of it, information about their purchase can be difficult to find (or embarrassing to seek out!). After the jump, I’ll give you a few tips that might help ya out.
- Figure out what kind of stimulation you want. Vaginal? Clitoral? Anal? Penile? Do some poking around down there (and around the rest of your body, too) and figure out what you like.
- Determine a price point. Spending less than $20 is likely going to land you with a toy that either A) won’t last very long or B) is made of sub-par materials. The material of the toy is SUPER important, too, especially where penetrative stimulation is concerned – jelly-like plastics tend to be pretty porous and therefore hold onto bacteria more easily. You don’t want to get an infection! For a toy that will keep you safe and will last a while, I recommend spending between $20 and $30.
- Find a safe and trustworthy vendor. For discreet packaging and quick delivery, I fully endorse TooTimid.com. Their selection is insane, and most of their listings are accompanied by a demonstration video. (It’s not pornographic, don’t worry.) CVS also has a decent selection, but again, check the material before you buy. Some of their brands are a little sketchy. Also, they accept K Card. Just sayin’.
- Maintain your toy. Wash your toy with soap and warm water after every single use. There’s seriously no need to buy any special cleaners as long as you wash your toy consistently and thoroughly.
- Enjoy! There’s no shame in making yourself feel all special-like! Have fun!