Buying a sex toy for the first time can be intimidating. What will I like? Is this for me? Do I have to go in a sex shop? To help shed some light on how intimate devices (aka sex toys) can have a positive effect on your life, we partnered with Lily Wang from MedAmour. MedAmour is an online sex toy retailer that only offers products made out of the cleanest and most natural ingredients. They offer a curated selection of sex toys and products that promote sexual health and increase quality of life, all while offering discreet and tasteful packaging and marketing materials. We learned a lot from our conversation with Lily, but here are a few of the benefits of purchasing a sex toy.
- They can close the “pleasure gap”
More times than not, sex is not like the movies. The trope of both partners being instantly turned on, needing little to no foreplay, and finishing orgasmically at the same moment is not typically how it works in real life. Every couple is different, but in many heterosexual couples, it takes far longer for the woman to become aroused and reach orgasm than her partner. This is what is known as the “pleasure gap.” Luckily, there are plenty of sex toys on the market that can help close to gap, so both partners are having just as much fun all throughout sex.
- They can help you learn about your body
Sex toys are an exciting way to learn more about your body. Whether you’re with your partner or having a solo session, experimenting with different products and toys can help you discover new things you might enjoy. Lily explains that even in the realm of vibrators, there are many different types to choose from. There are internal, external, small and large, and even vibrators that pulse air for an entirely different experience. With so many options to try, there are endless opportunities to discover exactly what you like best.
- They can build confidence and communication in relationships
Going hand in hand with #2, when you have a better understanding of what you like, you gain confidence in sexual situations. And even better, that confidence can result in better communication between you and your partner. Lily states, “We have all kinds of goosebump testimonies about how it (sex toys) saved their marriages” If for no other reason, more confidence and a stronger relationship are reason enough to buy your first sex toy.
- They can help you enjoy sex throughout your life
From post-pregnancy to menopause and beyond, your phase of life can affect the way you experience sex. Utilizing sex toys and products can keep sex intersting and comfortable no matter what phase of life you’re in.
- They are fun!
And finally, it might go without saying, but sex toys can be fun! Trying a new product with your partner can reinvigorate your sex life and get you out of your old routine. They are also fun when having a solo session. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable and fun, and sex toys just make it even better!
Sex toys don’t have to be a taboo item. They can help any couple or individual explore their sexuality and improve their lives. If you have any questions about sex toys feel free to reach out to Courtney Geter of Sex Therapist ATL or Lily Wang of MedAmour.