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7 Best Sex Toys for Beginners in 2024

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7 Best Sex Toys for Beginners in 2024

There are thousands of sex toys on the market - which can make choosing your first one quite intimidating. Will you enjoy the one you choose? Will it do what it claims? Will it suit your sex life?

To help you answer these questions - and more - we've put together a list of the best sex toys for beginners in 2024. We've based this list on a range of factors, including ease of use, effectiveness, and reviews from similar beginners.

There's something for everyone on this list - from penis pumps and cock rings to penis sleeves and lubricants.

We're sex toy experts here at Lynk Pleasure, with thousands of hours of experience designing and testing a massive selection of beginner sex toys. This means you can feel confident about the recommendations we make.

When you've finished reading, you'll have a great idea of the range of toys available, what they offer, and which ones might be right for you. We've even put together a series of things to think about that will help you make the best possible choice for you.

Note

This guide was originally produced in March of 2023. As part of our quality assessment process, we evaluated our recommendations in the beginning of 2024 to make sure they meet the necessary quality standards to make it to this list.

Here are some of the things we took into account when updating the list:

  • Usability and overall ergonomics of each sex toy for beginners
  • Last year customer reviews and feedback on the products
  • Industry trends and innovation
  • New products launched over the last quarter

Best Toys For Beginners: The Lynk Guide

Best Beginner Penis Pump Precision Penis Pump With Trigger Grip & Air Gauge
Best Beginner Prostate Massager Plugged Silicone Cock Ring Prostate Massager
Best Beginner Lubricant Lynk Water-Based Lubricant
Best Beginner Penis Vibrator Sutro 9 Speed Hands-Free Penis Vibrator & Stamina Trainer
Best Beginner Penis Sleeve 9 Inch Herculean Penis Sleeve
Best Beginner Penis Stroker Touch Compact Real Stroker Sleeve
Best Beginner Cock Ring Silicone Rope Adjustable Cock Ring Lasso

 

What we based our recommendations on

We put together this guide based on the following factors:

  • Usability and effectiveness
  • Reviews from our customers
  • Durability 
  • Product features
  • Suitability for beginners

Precision Penis Pump With Trigger Grip & Air Gauge
Precision Penis Pump With Trigger Grip & Air Gauge

Material: Acrylic · Silicone · ABS Safety: Quick-release air valve · Precision Air Gauge
Noise Factor: Silent Features: EZ Pull Comfort Grip
Power: Manual Functions: Basic vacuum suction
Waterproof: No Best for:  Beginners · Improved size · Stamina · ED
Lubricant type: Water-based only Max Insertable Length: 7.5 Inches
Cylinder Length: 8 Inches Overall Width: 2.3 Inches

The 2024 sex toy market is full of penis pumps and great marketing. As such, it's difficult to know what are important features to look out for and what's just hype when you're starting out.

Talk to a sex therapist or sex educator about toys, and they'll almost always tell you to start with the basics and work your way up based on your results. This is what the Precision Penis Pump with Trigger Grip and Air Gauge does so well - in fact, it's mastered the basics of penis pumping.

A big part of what's so good about this pump is the sheer quality. The medical-grade silicone seal is comfortable and easy to use. The vacuum cylinder is robust, has clearly marked measurements, and is easy to grip. The pump is extremely easy to use and feels solid in your hand. For a low-cost pump, the build quality is second to none.

There's absolutely no danger of over-pumping or becoming uncomfortable

Aside from the build quality, there are two features that make this pump stand out from the competition. First is the trigger. Many manual pumps have a pump that you have to squeeze, which then pulls air out of the cylinder as they re-fill with air. This trigger-style pump is far more precise however - as it creates vacuum pressure with every pull. This means you can be a lot more precise - essential when you're starting out and experimenting with what works for you.

The second stand-out feature is the pressure gauge. While electronic gauges are simple to use, there's a lot to be said for the accuracy of a mechanical air gauge. There's zero delay on the reading - so you'll see it increase with every pull of the EZ Pull Comfort Grip. This means you can instantly see how much negative pressure you're applying - so there's absolutely no danger of over-pumping or becoming uncomfortable.

Ultimately, a penis pump should be effective and easy to use. This ticks both of those boxes, will last a very long time, and represents exceptional value for money.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Exceptional quality for the price Not suitable for use with silicone lubricant
The trigger pump is very easy to use The pressure gauge might be hard to see for some
Simple to dismantle and clean thoroughly
10.75-inch cylinder is big enough for most guys
Solid durability
The precision pressure gauge is very accurate
Textured outer cylinder is easy to handle
Perfectly suitable for use in the shower or tub
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Customer Reviews

 

Great pump. This is my favorite pump for some thick quick gains! The trigger pump has amazing strong suction! Will not be disappointed

RRich L.

 

There are so many pumps on the market, so I didn't know where to start. A friend recommended this one, and I've not looked back. Easy to use, very happy with the results!

TTommy

Plugged Silicone Cock Ring Prostate Massager
Plugged Silicone Cock Ring Prostate Massager

Material: Premium-grade silicone Safety: Latex-Free · Phthalate-Free · Non-Porous
Functions: Erection enhancement · Prostate play Noise Factor: Silent
Size: Length: 4 Inches. · Insertable Length: 3.3 Inches Ring Inner Diameter: 2 Inches
Best For: Staying hard · Lasting longer · Prostate stimulation

Waterproof: Yes

There are thousands of toys out there designed for anal play - so where should you begin? If you haven't guessed already, the answer is with something that stimulates your prostate. This small gland that sits behind the penis is responsible for the glorious tightening and releasing sensation you feel as you orgasm. Spoiler alert - you don't have to ejaculate to get this feeling.

A prostate massager lets you access this incredible feeling as-and-when you want it. Not only does this feel incredible, but it can also help you get hard, stay hard, and even experience full-body orgasms. Sound good? What if we told you there's a toy that offers all this plus change from $20? Enter the Plugged Silicone Cock Ring Prostate Massager.

This beautifully sculpted satin-soft piece of silicone is designed to firmly grip your penis and slip inside you to rest against your prostate.

After this, it's over to you - but you'll quickly find a way to move and thrust that means the massager hits your p-spot time and time again. This prostate massager is perfect for beginners because of its size and simplicity. With 3.3 insertable inches, it's not at all intimidating. What's more, the flared head gives way to a lower shaft section with a diameter of just over an inch - so you don't have to worry about comfort.

If you've done any other reading about prostate massagers, you'll know that there are a variety of feature-packed anal toy options out there. Some have a vibrating cock ring, some include a bullet vibrator in the tip, and some even offer perineum stimulation. If prostate play and anal stimulation work for you, then explore these more high-tech options - but for now, a fantastically-shaped, low-cost manual prostate massager is the perfect way to decide if you enjoy the p-spot fun!

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Non-porous silicone is easy to keep clean and hygienic Might not be suitable if you have a very thick penis
Shape is perfect for beginners - not too big but still effective You may decide to go for something bigger as your taste develops
Cock ring offers some additional erection-enhancing benefits Stimulation method requires some practice
Can help to fight the symptoms of ED
Very comfortable and easy to keep in place
Head is perfectly shaped to stimulate your p-spot
Very cost-effective
Will last a long time
Fully waterproof
Offers hands-free pleasure
With practice, you can unlock full-body orgasms
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Customer Reviews

 

Excellent ring and massager combo. I've got electronic prostate massagers, but I always come back to a manual toy. Great value and nice quality.

SStephen

 

I didn't expect much for the price I paid, but I was very pleased when it arrived. As good as the toys I own that are twice the price. Silicone is very easy to keep clean, and the shape means I can keep it in all day comfortabley.

MMarcus

Lynk Water-Based Lubricant
Lynk Water-Based Lubricant

Lubricant Type: Water-Based Safety: FDA Approved
Bottle Type: Pump  Features: Condom-Safe
Sex Toy Safe: Safe for all toys & materials Volume: 8 fl oz (240 ml) · 32 fl oz (950 ml)
Waterproof: No Best for: Sex · Masturbation · Anal 

You might wonder what lube is doing on a list of the best sex toys for beginners - but the right water-based lube is an absolutely essential addition to your bedside cabinet. In fact, it's the key that will unlock a world of enjoyment from your hand, anal toys, penis pumps, a mini-wand vibrator, and much, much more.

Friction is the enemy of great sex play. You might want to come away from masturbation or partnered sex with a glorious, satisfied aching feeling - but you don't want to limp away after any pinching or snagging sensations. A couple of squirts from a bottle of great water-based lube and you're definitely enhancing your fun.

So, why water-based? Well, it's the perfect lube for everything. It's skin-safe, there are no nasty chemicals in the formulation, it's safe to use with condoms, and it's suitable for use with virtually every sex toy on the market. It also washes out fabric very easily - so your clothes, sheets, and mattress won't stain.

There are lots of water-based lubes on the market - but we've worked hard to make Lynk's a stand-out product.

Our careful blend of ingredients has created a lube that's got all the benefits of a water-based product with none of the downsides. That means Lynk Water-Based Lube is long-lasting and never turns sticky or tacky.

If you want the best possible experience from male masturbation, sex, anal, play with toys, and much more - a bottle of high-quality lube is a must-buy!

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
100% body-safe and hypoallergenic lubricant Not available in flight-size TSA-approved bottles
Suitable for use with virtually all sex toys Washes away in the shower - not waterproof
Very soft and slippery for invigorating sensations
Long-lasting
Removes any mood-killing friction from sex and solo play
Pump action is easy to use with slippery hands
Made from premium water-based ingredients
Never sticky or tacky
FDA 510K approved to ensure your safety at all times
No heavy scent
Easy to clean and wash out of fabric
Very good value price
Same consistency as natural lubrication
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Customer Reviews

 

I'm on my sixth order of Lynk lube! That tells you everything you need to know!

BBobby

 

I used to use silicone lube until it turned out my new partner was allergic. We swapped to this, and I was worried it would be a downgrade. It wasn't - it's a great lubricant, and it's just as effective as the silicone-based products I've used before.

JJay W.

Sutro 9 Speed Hands-Free Penis Vibrator & Stamina Trainer
Sutro 9 Speed Hands-Free Penis Vibrator & Stamina Trainer

Material: Premium-grade silicone Safety: Phthalate-Free · Latex-Free · Non-Porous
Noise Factor:  Very quiet Functions: 9-speed, Soft silicone
Battery: Rechargeable Features: Hands-free, Powerful, Stimulating texture
Waterproof: Yes Best for: Stamina training, Personal pleasure
Remote Controlled: No Insertable Length: 3.94 Inches (open tip for length)
Overall Length: 3.94 Inches Overall Width: 2.52 Inches

When most people think about a vibrator, they picture the typical 'rabbit vibrator' that's designed purely with women in mind. While this was what most vibrators looked like in the past - fast forward to 2024, and there's a very impressive range of male vibrators on the market.

As you can imagine, a penis vibrator is a totally different design. Rather than a toy that's inserted, it's a toy that wraps around the penis for external stimulation. Guys that have discovered the world of penis vibrators find these quickly become their favorite sex toys - ones they come back to time and time again.

When you switch it on and choose from one of the 9 vibration modes, this internal texture really comes to life.

The SUTRO is one of the best and most effective penis vibrators available. Made of medical-grade silicone, its soft wing feels velvety-smooth wrapped around your penis. On the inside surface of the SUTRO, there's a series of ribs and texture patterns designed to stimulate the thousands of nerve endings in your shaft and glans. When you switch it on and choose from one of the 9 vibration modes, this internal texture really comes to life.

Unless you've tried a penis vibrator, it's hard to describe the sensation it offers - not least because it's different from the sensations that sex or masturbation offers. If you imagine the warm tingling feeling you get in your penis as you orgasm, you're getting somewhere close. The SUTRO offers this kind of stimulation - but don't forget, with the addition of lube, you can slide it up and down your penis too. To say this replicates the most incredible sex possible is an understatement!

Prepare for mindblowing orgasms when you find the perfect setting and start stroking this glorious vibrator up and down your penis!

So, what makes the SUTRO stand out from the crowd and win its place on this list of the best beginner sex toys? Well, the texture and vibration patterns are exceptional - but the SUTRO is also waterproof. This means you can have fun in the shower, the tub, or anywhere else there's a lot of moisture. It also means you can be generous with the lube - which always feels fantastic.

The SUTRO is an incredible toy to play with if you suffer from the symptoms of erectile dysfunction too. If you struggle to get an erection, you'll be pleased to hear that the SUTRO is just as effective when you're flaccid. Equally, if erections are no problem but you suffer from premature ejaculation, the SUTRO works beautifully as a stamina training tool, perfect for edging.

Of course, training for stamina with the SUTRO requires some willpower - and you'll need plenty of that to stop yourself from just laying back and enjoying this toy! Prepare for mindblowing orgasms when you find the perfect setting and start stroking this glorious vibrator up and down your penis...

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Compact yet powerful penis vibrator Can only be used hands-free if you can achieve an erection
Hands-free penis vibrator, vibrating stroker, and stamina trainer, all in one One user reported it was "almost too strong" so beginners may want to start out with the lower settings
Made from super soft medical-grade silicone Only compatible with water-based lube
Full of ribs and dots which perfectly stimulate your entire penis9 intense speeds and vibration patterns
Excellent for edging and stamina training
Strong yet quiet motors
Rechargeable battery, comes with cable
Fully waterproof, so can be used in a bath or shower
The small form factor makes it great for traveling and easy to store
Great toy for beginners
Satin smooth medical-grade silicone wraps snuggly to your penis for ultimate comfort
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Customer Reviews

 

Lots of fun with or without a partner! It's also relatively quiet compared to most other vibrating toys

FFred P.

 

Very intense feelings, love the soft material and the ribs.

EEddie S.

9 Inch Herculean Penis Sleeve
9 Inch Herculean Penis Sleeve

Material: Premium-grade Silicone Safety: Latex-Free  · Phthalate-Free · Non-Porous
Noise Factor:  Silent Features: Ball strap  · Realistic · Stays erect
Waterproof: Yes Best for: Increased size · Stamina  · Role-Play
Solid Tip: Yes Tip Length: 1.5 Inches
Overall Length: 9 Inches Max Insertable Length: 6.5 Inches
Inner Shaft Length: 5 Inches Width: 2 Inches

There's no denying that sex and masturbation feel amazing - but male sex toys can sometimes feel like they're designed just for your pleasure. This is where a toy like the Herculean penis sleeve is a little different.

A penis sleeve is designed to enhance what you've got downstairs. While this is likely to add to the joy of penetrative sex for your partner, it can also add to the experience for you too.

The average penis size for a guy in the US is estimated to be 6 inches. Any certified sex therapist will explain that there's absolutely no shame in being average or smaller - but it can feel incredible to experience wielding a much bigger penis. Of course, it can also be a huge turn-on to see your partner enjoying a much larger-than-average penis too.

A sleeve like this means that you can go for hours too - even if premature ejaculation is sometimes a problem

If the idea of sharing your partner or introducing a huge penis to your sex play appeals, then a sleeve is a great sex toy to experiment with. There's room inside to accommodate you (either flaccid or erect) - and a loop that comfortably sits around your balls to keep everything in place. The strap means your hands are completely free for other uses - some spanking, clitoral stimulation - you choose! In fact, the ball strap helps to slow your blood flow too, meaning you'll last longer, even as you thrust inside the soft silicone sleeve.

The 9 Inch Herculean Penis Sleeve sex toy is incredibly lifelike - so it acts and feels like a real erect penis. Even the texture is created to perfectly replicate the veins and folds of an impressive member.

The firm silicone tip keeps the sleeve firm, even if you're not

If the idea of your partner enjoying themselves with a huge dick sounds good, then this is a must-buy toy - but it's actually a fantastic way to combat erectile dysfunction too. The supported design means you don't have to be erect to use the Herculean Penis Sleeve, as the firm silicone tip keeps the sleeve firm, even if you're not. Naturally, a sleeve like this means that you can go for hours too - even if premature ejaculation is sometimes a problem.

There are lots of reasons to love the Herculean Penis Sleeve - but we can virtually guarantee that the person you're sharing your sex play with will love it even more!

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Instantly increase the length and girth of your member Might be intimidating for some first-time user
Fantastic for role-play fantasies Only compatible with water-based lubricants
It can be used without an erection
A quick way to perform if you can't get an erection
Easy to use
Waterproof for bathroom exploits
Adds endless stamina to penetrative sex
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Customer Reviews

 

Great! She was pleased!

RReggie G.

 

This is a must-have toy if you can't get hard. My wife absolutely loves it, and it makes me feel like I'm in control of our love-making again.

JJohn.

TOUCH Compact Real Stroker Sleeve
TOUCH Compact Real Stroker Sleeve

Material: Premium-grade Real-Skin TPE Safety: Phthalate-Free · Latex-Free · Body-Safe
Noise Factor: Silent Features: Textured canal, Hand grip
Battery: N/A Functions: Realistic feel  · Extra soft · Stretchy
Waterproof: Yes Best for: Stamina training  · Personal pleasure
Lubricant type: Water-based only Insertable Length: 2.1 Inches (Open tip for length)
Overall Length: 2.1 Inches Overall Width: 2.1 Inches

There are some high-profile male masturbators on the market - but there aren't many people who want to spend a hundred dollars or more on a product that they aren't sure they'll love. So, where do you start if you want to experience a great masturbation sleeve?

At first glance, it's a discreet tube of soft TPE - but when you inspect it closer, you'll see it's actually much more

We strongly recommend trying the TOUCH Compact Real Stroker Sleeve. This is a super simple but extremely effective toy. At first glance, it's a discreet tube of soft TPE - but when you inspect it closer, you'll see it's actually much more.

Inside the stroker is a series of bead and ridge textures. These are carefully designed to offer mindblowing stimulation to your glans and shaft when you slip inside. From that point, it's over to you - you can stroke, twist, squeeze, and slip in and out as much as you want. It goes without saying that a good lubricant is needed - but don't worry, the TOUCH is perfectly compatible with your favorite water-based product.

It's perfectly capable of stretching around the thickest penises. Equally though, it can wrap around a flaccid penis too

The open-ended design is where the TOUCH really stands out. It doesn't give you the fully enveloped feeling you get from penetrative sex - but this makes it a great toy to enjoy with a partner. Not only can someone else work it up and down your shaft - they can also combine it with oral sex for an absolutely magical experience.

There aren't many masturbators that are genuinely suitable for penises of all shapes and sizes - but the TOUCH really is. It's perfectly capable of stretching around the thickest penises. Equally though, it can wrap around a flaccid penis too - so you can still enjoy the TOUCH if you sometimes struggle to get hard.

The TOUCH is also a fantastic toy to play with if you'd like to up your stamina for those times when you've got a partner in your bed. Add some lube, start stroking, then pause when you feel yourself getting close to ejaculation. By repeating this process, you'll find you develop greater control over your orgasms.

Finally - if the series of ideas and benefits of the TOUCH haven't already won you over - you'll be pleased to hear it's also fully waterproof. This means you can enjoy it in the shower, the tub, or anywhere else it's likely to get wet!

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Great price no frills masturbation sleeve Doesn't offer a fully 'enclosed' feeling
Suitable for any size penis (stretches to 4x original size) Only suitable for use with water-based lubricant
Ideal for helping you get hard
Enhances oral sex
Easy to grip and handle
Phthalate-Free · Latex-Free · Body-Safe
Perfect size for travel or discreet storage
Made from the softest Real Skin TPE
Completely waterproof
Fantastic feeling internal texture
Perfect for edging and stamina training
Very easy to clean
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

 

My wife and I have both enjoyed this. It provides a bit of stimulation for me, and she gets to watch me.

HHowie

 

First time with anything like this. I really loved how soft it was.

TTim L.

Silicone Rope Adjustable Cock Ring Lasso
Silicone Rope Adjustable Cock Ring Lasso

Material: Silicone · ABS Safety: Latex-Free · Phthalate-Free · Non-Porous
Noise Factor: Silent Features: Adjustable size · Locks in place
Waterproof: Yes Functions: Improved stamina · Thicker erections
Lubricant type: Water-based only Size: Single 4.72 Inches. · Double 7.87 Inches

Cock rings - otherwise known as 'constriction rings' - can be an intimidating purchase for sex toy beginners. When you're slipping something over your manhood, it's common to wonder if you've chosen the right size, the right material and whether or not your chosen ring is going to be easy to use.

The Silicone Rope Adjustable Cock Ring Lasso does away with many of these worries - which is why it's earned a place here on our list of best sex toys for beginners.

This lasso design is extremely versatile if you're starting out and deciding what works for you

Many cock rings are firm closed bands. Of course, there's a little flexibility in a silicone ring - but they're intended to squeeze your shaft tight, restricting blood flow after you get an erection. This can make them a little tricky to get in place and comfortable. The Silicone Rope Adjustable Cock Ring Lasso works differently though. Open the lasso fully, then pull it to the tightness you need when it's around the base of your penis.

This design offers a range of benefits. Firstly, you've got millimeter-specific control over how tight you'd like the ring to be. Secondly, you've got a quick-release button that immediately loosens the ring if you're even slightly uncomfortable.

The double-loop allows for one loop that grips your penis, with another that wraps around your balls

It's also important not to underestimate how important cock ring materials are. The smooth silicone finish of the Silicone Roper makes it extremely comfortable and minimizes the risk of friction or pinching.

The Silicone Roper design comes in two different variations too. The shorter, single loop is designed to wrap around your shaft. The double loop allows for one loop that grips your penis with another that wraps around your balls. Of course, you can slide the second grip off entirely - leaving one large loop that you can wrap around both penis and testicles if that's more to your liking. Put simply, this lasso design is extremely versatile if you're starting out and deciding what works for you.

Did we mention that this is an amazingly affordable sex toy? A world-class cock ring for less than the cost of a large pizza is a no-brainer!

 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Fully adjustable for all sizes An unusual-looking alternative to traditional rings that might put some users off
Easy to adjust
Single and dual loops for maximizing options
Quick-release lockers for the ultimate in safely testing your limits
A smooth silicone finish helps minimize friction and pinching
Intensified pleasure via restricted blood flow
A perfect partner for your penis pump
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Customer Reviews

 

Very good fit and quality for $10 Fits well and keeps muuhhhh junk stiff. Easily adjustable.

PPalesteel4real

 

The beauty of basic rings is in the simplicity: it's still your cock, but with a basic piece of silicone, it's thicker and harder! This one works great; comfortable band and a good functioning button clamp. The wife likes the dangling look of this and the involvement of sliding and tightening and watching the glans pump up as she does. She rides full upright in take-what-she-wants cowgirl for powerful G-spot orgasms when I have this on. I would just recommend being careful on the 20-30-minute wear time. In the last session, she wanted multiple Os, and I was a little sore afterward—but totally worth it.

KKeith J.

How to Choose a Sex Toy as a Beginner

At the start of this guide, we talked about people feeling overwhelmed by choice when selecting their first sex toys. While this list of the best sex toys for beginners only contains 7 recommendations, we realize you still might not be certain which to choose!

With that in mind, we've put together a list of things to think about if you're still not sure which is the best toy for you.

Think about how you are going to use it

When it comes to sex play, there's something for everyone. Some people want a toy they can use in the shower, some would prefer a toy they can wear to the office.

Some people might want a toy that's suitable for use with a partner - whereas others want something that's just for their fun.

There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to how you enjoy playing - but some toys will be more suitable than others. Think about your preferred type of play then double-check that your chosen toy will work for you.

Evaluate what area of your sex life could be enhanced

When choosing a sex toy, it's useful to think about which area of your sex play you'd like to enhance. For some people, getting hard and staying hard can be challenging - so perhaps a penis pump and cock ring would be a good combo to explore.

Then again, maybe staying hard isn't a problem - but you don't have time for dating. In that case, look at recreating a life-like situation with a masturbator sleeve or male vibrator.

These are also fantastic sex toys for beginners wanting to build bedroom stamina too.

Alternatively, you might decide that you'd just like some new sensations and experiences. If this sounds like you - exploring anal play is a fantastic step to take.

Think about what turns you on - then find a toy that will add to the arousal.

Discuss it with your partner (if you have one)

Sex toys for men have sometimes been portrayed as a guilty pleasure - something you'd want to hide from a partner. The truth is male sex toys are now completely mainstream - so they can be a great topic to talk about with a wife, husband, partner, or regular hook-up.

You might decide that a way to test the water is to say you've seen some advertisements online and ask their opinion. Then again, you might just go for it and say you'd like to order one. You know your partner and what they're likely to respond well to - but don't feel like a sex toy has to be a secret - they might be waiting for you to ask!

Evaluate materials and quality

Not all sex toys are made equal. What looks good online might not do as it promises - or may break with vigorous use.

This is why it's a good idea to look for a retailer or manufacturer that talks about the quality of the materials they use. High-quality materials to look out for include silicone, glass, metal, and the newer versions of TPE and PVC.

You should avoid any toys that have any of the following materials listed in their production notes:

  • Phthalates
  • Trimethyltin chloride
  • Phenol
  • Carbon disulfide
  • Toluene
  • Cadmium


Also, check real reviews. Reputable retailers that have nothing to hide will usually list reviews from real buyers. If you can't see any reviews - keep looking until you find a real person's opinion.

Does it work when you're soft?

Guys often think there's no fun to be had if they can't get an erection - but this is simply not true.

Your penis is just as sensitive soft as it is when it's erect, so it's perfectly possible to orgasm by stimulating your penis flaccid. If you struggle with ED, then look for a toy that doesn't require an erection to use.

Think of storage

There's absolutely no shame in owning and enjoying male sex toys - but not everyone feels comfortable with them being on show or easily accessible.

With this in mind, you might want to think about how easily you can store your new toy.

Most of the toys on this list are perfectly sized to live at the back of an underwear drawer or on the top shelf of your closet - but if you go bigger, you might need to find somewhere that's safe from prying eyes.

Think about your budget

Sex toys range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars - so it's a good idea to find something that suits your finances. Also, don't be fooled into thinking you've got to spend a fortune to get a toy that works well and lasts - that's just not the case.

Choose carefully, and you'll find a toy for less than $30 that's well-built and provides fantastic stimulation.

Of course, as your tastes develop, you might decide to spend more. Don't rush into a big purchase though - start small and cost-effective, then build your way up to that dream purchase when the time is right.

Consider the noise factor

Noise probably won't be a factor you need to worry about if you live alone - but if you have family or housemates nearby, you might decide that you need to be discreet.

If noise is a factor, check what the retailer or manufacturer says about the noise the toy produces.

If you're in any doubt - choose a non-electric toy. Things like butt plugs, penis pumps, masturbators, prostate toys, and cock-rings are just as much fun with or without a motor and electronic controls.

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SUMMARY

With thousands of sex toys on the market, it can be difficult knowing how to make the right choice for you. Starting with a basic - but high-quality - toy is a great place to start. Some great categories to choose from include:

  • Manual penis pumps
  • Prostate massagers
  • Quality lubricants
  • Penis vibrators
  • Penis sleeves
  • Masturbation strokers
  • Cock rings


Before you commit, make sure the toy you choose suits how you plan to use it, enhances your sex life in the ways you want, and can be enjoyed with a partner if you wish. When you've found a toy that you think suits your needs, make sure it's well-made, suits your finances, is discreet enough for you, and that you've got a place to store it that's suitable and safe. Beyond that - it's time to lay back and enjoy!

Our Commitment to Precision: The Intersection of our blog information and our product design methodologies

Our commitment to precision intersects with the methodologies we use for providing accurate information on our blog and designing and manufacturing our products:

  • We have a human-centered approach both for our product design and information on the site.
  • We base our processes on real feedback, and we're driven by sex welfare and optimal performance.
  • We're thorough and passionate about helping men achieve their best.
  • We follow complex and proven processes, whether for designing products or producing informative content on our blog.
  • We rely on experts in their field to make sure every aspect of our production is bulletproof.
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