I received a delightful Frisky Friday question early on about my favorite sex toys, and I will be completely honest with you. There is a big, wide world of toys. It's intimidating. So I took it to our panel of Sexperts, and I did some serious research.
Just in time for the holidays, I've compiled a list of potential treat yo self gifts, presents for your partner, or even your girlfriends if you've got that kind of friendship.
Instead of ranking them, I've decided to do a kind of awards ceremony. Everyone is looking for something different in a toy, so "best" is super subjective. Below are my findings including links! These are primarily directed towards women, but many of them can be used for male stimulation as well.
So without further ado, I present to you the 2017 AYA Boudoir Sex Toy Awards!
1. First up, the award for Most Likely To Get Mistaken for Cabinet Hardware
The NJoy Pure G Spot Metal Wand. This little momma is a great way to start exploring G spot stimulation if you're new to that playground. The ergonomic curve is easy on the wrist, and BONUS: this is a happy treat for men, too, if you're into perineum play.
2. Next we have the award for The Most Underestimated Sex Toy
A blindfold. That's right. A good old fashioned sleep mask can heighten the rest of your senses like you wouldn't believe. And at less than $10, why wouldn't you try it? Bonus tip: pop some headphones in to deprive one more of your senses and see what happens.
3. Best Conversation Starter goes to
The Crave Vesper. If you've ever wanted to feel like a Bond girl AND get great clitoral stimulation, and really who hasn't, this is your match. The short battery life is made up for by the fact that you CAN WEAR THE DAMN THING around your neck, and she's a beauty. I dare you to wear it out for drinks and NOT sneak off to the bathroom to play.
4. The Sex Toy Most Likely to Outlive You
is the Hitachi Magic Wand. You've probably seen it on an episode of Sex and the City. It's huge. But it's powerful. This vibrator has been raved about for actual decades. This is your choice if you need something you know is going to get you off every. time. Just make sure you turn on some music first--this baby's loud.
5. The award for Best Toy to Live Out Your 50 Shades Fantasies goes to
Bed Restraints. Be sure to do your own homework on this one, as there are LOTS of variations, companies, materials and price points on these. I don't think I need to tell you why these are fun.
6. Chiropractor-Reccommended, Partner Approved
I love The Liberator Wedge for its versatility. It's a great choice for couples who aren't necessarily into using vibrators together but would like to spice things up and keep things interesting. Limitless position options, comfortable, approachable.
7. The Jill of All Trades
Okay, Stay with me. She isn't cheap, but she's a multitasker. The Intensity is not only a powerful vibrator with 5 speeds designed for G-spot AND clitoral stimulation, IT IS A KEGEL EXERCISER. That's right, it strengthens all of those yummy muscles that make pleasure possible, making even GREATER, more intense orgasms possible. Read the reviews on this thing. It's intense. (See what I did there?)
8. The Better Than A Diamond Ring Ring
The Jimmyjane Iconic Ring is a win/win situation. Easy to use, easy to clean. Features replaceable batteries (many rings do not), is shower safe, and is a great option to start off your adventures in Toyland.
So there you have it! A happy little list of pleasure-makers, vouched for by some of my favorite sex therapists, bloggers, and fun friends.
If there's a toy you love that didn't make the list, don't be selfish! Leave it in the comments below!