If you're thinking about buying a woman a sex toy, you get lots of points already for considering it. However, making that purchase is a huge deal, and if done wrong. AskMen breaks down everything you need to know before you make your sexy purchase.
My first job out of college was a "pleasure specialist," which sounds way worse than it is. I sold sex toys. There was nothing quite like the shocked faces of relatives when I told them how I was spending my post-grad time.
Sex toys are a great way to enrich our love lives. They deserve some care and maintenance. Sex toys come in direct contact with our most intimate regions, which are home to a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Who fancies an embarrassing moment with the security guard at check-in? We thought not! Pack your sex toy in a way that makes it easily identifiable: if you still have your product packaging, use it, or attach a note to it.
After reveling in post-climax bliss, it's crucial to clean the device that sent you over the edge. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting a yeast or bacterial infection or even, if you've been sharing with an infected partner, an STD the next time you use it. First, when buying a toy, find out what it's made of, since its material and the presence of a motor will determine how it's washed.
With a little research, you can save yourself some red-faced hassle. And it was also revealed that traveling in general could provide a boost in your sex drive. With all that passion brewing, you may want to step outside your comfort zone a bit and bring some adult toys along on the trip.
Sex sellsbut we all knew that. What sells even more are sex toys! Who doesn't have a stash of goodies somewhere around their home, just barely out of hand's reach, and ready, at any moment, for a fun time?
Given the fact that sex toys are, well, sex toys, you'd think manufacturers would be extra careful about what materials are used to create them. Turns out, there are surprisingly few regulations imposed on the industry: The FDA doesn't concern itself with any adult products unless they're considered "medical devices," which most aren't, and phthalates, which can mess with your hormones, causing reproductive and neurological damage and even infertility, are banned in kids' toys in the U. A recent Swedish Chemical Agency study examined 44 sex toys imported in Sweden and found that three contained phthalates and one contained banned chemicals called chlorinated paraffins, which have been linked to cancer.