Rumour has it that Australian women are more into buying adult toys to spice things up in the bedroom, whether with a partner or solo, than men. Judging by my bedside table drawers, the rumours are confirmed – this has especially become apparent during the COVID-19 lockdown this year.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, on a global scale, Australia has ended up as fourth in the search and purchase of adult products like vibrators, with an increase of 50% in 2020, just behind South Africa, Canada and the US. The search for condoms, pH balanced and tasty lubricants and pregnancy tests isn’t that behind either, so what we can conclude from this is there have been two good things about isolation: bedroom fun and an upcoming baby boom!
Why Spice Up Your Sex Life with Toys?
I’m no stranger to taking care of my own pleasure, whenever my husband was away it was time for me and the vibrators to hang out together, so I know what they can do for a woman’s self-esteem and happiness – kind of like pampering with my natural makeup set. Such toys help you discover things about your own body, and the more you know of it, specifically what makes you tick and what doesn’t, the more you’re going to love and appreciate it.
When you decide to shop for an adult product together with your husband, boyfriend, partner, there’s fun in the process of picking it, let alone waiting for it to arrive and finally, give it a try. This alone helps strengthen the relationship you two share, and then once you get to use the chosen one you are in charge of each other’s pleasure which helps increase both intimacy and pleasure. If you want to protect your relationship from cheating, investing in toys is a good strategy to refresh your love life and enrich your sex life!
Are There Any Health Benefits from Sex Toys?
I know you’re asking yourself this important question – I was asking myself way before I even started making up my exclusive collection of adult products. This is what I found out:
Adult toys help with clitoral and G-spot orgasms – as such they’re the perfect tools if you or your partner haven’t yet experienced this kind of pleasure.
Adult toys give you an immune boost – if you want to be in the mood to have sex on a regular basis, at least once or twice a week and count on a higher level of immunoglobulin, i.e. white blood cell molecules in charge of the body’s immune response, increase your collection of sex toys.
Adult toys reduce stress – this is so because with orgasms there’s a release of endorphins and serotonin. If you want to unwind and relax, order a toy with your partner and have fun!
Adult toys improve sleep – when you reach the point of climax, there’s a release in prolactin, known as the sleep-inducing hormone. Simply said, if you want to get all the beauty sleep you need in your bedroom oasis, count on the help of adult toys!
How to Take Care of Your Sex Toys?
When choosing your sex toys and other adult products, it’s important to be on the safe side considering there’s such a vast range available and you mightn’t know how to pick the right ones.
Besides choosing something that would help reignite the bedroom spark or keep it going when there are boredom and uncertainty around you like during lockdown isolations, it’s important to remember to look into the designs. If something has bits and pieces that can easily get stuck inside you, getting you to the ER instead of providing pleasure, then it’s best to avoid it.
Consider the Materials
There’s a wide range of options of materials which calls for more awareness. For instance, jelly and rubber items might look great to try, but when it comes to hygiene they aren’t so great because they don’t make for easy cleaning; even after thoroughly washing and drying them, bacteria could still be present. Not to mention, they degrade easily. Since cleanliness is key with toys, you should be after non-porous materials in the example of medical-grade silicone, medical-grade stainless steel, toughened glass and ABS plastic.
Take Care of Hygiene
I’m not saying you should be a germaphobe but you shouldn’t take the cleanliness of your sexual products lightly. If you need the motivation to keep up with this additional chore, just think you expose yourself to STDs (when not being in a monogamous relationship), bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infection and yeast infection.
The simple wash with mild water and soap could do the trick, however, you can also get one of the specialised sex toy cleaners that aren’t only safe for your toys but your health too; I’m thinking alcohol, sulphate and paraben-free! Once wash up is done, it’s important to be thoughtful with the storage as well since where you keep the toys, and what you surround them with, can also have an impact on the cleanliness.
To be on the safe side, keep them in washable bags you can then put in a drawer. Trust me, this is a perfect way to keep curious children away from them too since the bags don’t look all too interesting to grab their attention as the colourful toys on their own do!