However things are great and aware despite the ease of internet purchases, there are still many myths circulating about these notorious devices.

Below are the top 5.

 

Myth #1: Using sex toys overtime causes desensitisation, so that orgasm won’t be possible without one:

Fact: There is no evidence to support the idea that sex toys can permanently harm or desensitize your genitalia if used properly. Actually, it’s the opposite. Sex toys enhance sensitivity by increasing blood flow to the genitals quickly and effectively, and by directly stimulating the clitoris. As we age, we get less blood flow to the clitoris and vagina, and the vaginal walls get thinner. Most of us need more arousal time and more time to reach orgasm after we’re aroused.  Sensitive body parts will respond to erotic stimulation and don’t differentiate the source.  Sex toys bring women to orgasm faster than other types of erotic stimulation, but they don’t change a woman’s ability to respond to anything and everything else.  Actually, Sex toys allow women to explore their sexuality and in doing so help women respond to other types of stimulation — which is why so many sex therapists recommend good sex toys.

Myth #2: Sex Toys can replace partners:

Fact: The fear is that sex toy orgasms are so fantastic that you’ll never want to have sex any other way. But a sex toy can never replace a person.  Comfort, conversation, cuddling, holding hands, kissing, all this intimacy and physical touch does not come from a sex toy.  Sex toys are fast and fun and positively add variety and excitement to sex play, however most people enjoy the touch and companionship of another human being, with or without toys.

Myth #3:  Sex toys are unnatural and orgasm should be a natural occurrence:

Fact: This myth arises from the belief that sex should only occur with the equipment you were born with. Using sex toys is no more unnatural than enhancing the sexual experience with sexy lingerie, candles, and massage oil. All these things contribute to the sexual experience, yet most people don’t have a problem with them.  Partners feel threatened that they are not fulfilling their sexual expectations if a sex toy is introduced, however it is not a choice between him and it, sex toys can be used together.

For those women who have difficulty with orgasm they merely require stimulation beyond what fingers and mouths can provide, this is normal.  Just think of sex toys as another tool in your sexual tool belt. The bottom line is sex toys simply make it easier for a woman to become aroused and reach orgasm. Would you badmouth a dentist for using a drill? Of course not. The tools just get the job done quicker and more efficiently.

Couples should discuss what turns them on. There is nothing wrong with the sexual encounter if women prefer (or require) a vibrator to attain sexual satisfaction.

Myth #4: Sex toys are dangerous and made of unsafe body materials:

Fact: The cheaper ones are cheap for a reason. They generally have no quality standards in materials or construction — they’re called “novelty items,” and some of these toys may contain phthalates (plastic additives) which have been found to be harmful to the body. However at Orgasmic Solutions all our toys are phthalate free. These quality sex toys are body safe products of medical-grade materials such as ABS plastic, silicone or medical grade silicone, careful construction, and the best design and function for our bodies. You’re paying for research & development and high-quality material that won’t degrade, leach chemicals, break, overheat, or burn.

Properly cleaning and storing your toys can help preserve them and prevent bacteria build-up. Always store your toy in a bag, be sure to thoroughly rinse your toy of any soap residue or use an antibacterial toy cleaner such as Freshwash, to ensure your toy is bacteria free before and after use.

Myth #5. Sex toys are only for those who have problems with sex:

Fact: Sex toys have been referred to in the past as “marital aids” and “sexual aids”, this creates the feeling that we need help and the ‘aid’ of the sex toy will fix the problem. There is no problem with a woman who finds that a vibrator helps her orgasm more easily, nor a man who discovers that a perineum massage is wonderful and allows him to orgasm easier. Sexual responses change and fluctuate overtime, the individual needs to adapt to their changing needs; there are no problems with this. Sex toys are just that ‘toys’ for grownups, there is nothing sinister or wrong with using toys to have fun,  it does not indicate a problem, sex toys are just a natural addition to enhances play.