Vaginal Health

5 sex toys this sex therapist wants you to try RIGHT NOW

Because there’s no shame in giving yourself a little TLC from time to time, right?

By Ellie McDonald
Do you hit high on the sexual seismic scale (y'know, the totally-reputable-and-not-made-up metric that measures the intensity of ground-moving orgasms you can bring on by yourself)?
Or are you as diligent with masturbating as you are about filing your tax return on time? (No? We feel you...)
Wherever you stand, know this: sexually self-servicing yourself comes with myriad benefits that aren't only limited to a few moments of bedroom bliss.
Truly, orgasms, in all their sheet-clenching glory, can do wonders for your health, including improving your skin, bettering your sleep and even heightening your sense of smell.
So, in order to keep your health in check, and reap the feel-good benefits of orgasm after orgasm, sex, body language and relationships expert and Lovehoney ambassador Tracey Cox reveals five tried-and-trusted sex toys that are set to get you off...
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1. A wand vibrator

Why it will give you an explosive rush down there
Wand vibrators are bigger so can take a larger sized battery making them a lot more powerful than smaller vibrators.
They cover a great area, too, so orgasms feel more intense.
How you use it
Hold, press or roll the head over the closed labial lips. The vibration is powerful, so you might like to try holding it on the pubic bone and allowing the vibration to reach the clitoris that way.
Who it will suit best
Great for beginners because you can't really go wrong but also good for women who like strong vibration. Plug in electrical wands are especially strong.

2. Rabbit ears clitoral vibrator

How it will bring on an eye-rollingly BIG orgasm
There are so many vibrators out there, it's confusing! That's why many women end up with a 'rabbit' vibe – it's the style they've heard of.
Rabbit vibes are fantastic if you like penetration but most women turn them around and just use the ears.
This vibrator means you're getting your favourite part of the rabbit without paying for product you don't use.
How you use it
Position the vibrating rabbit 'ears' over the clitoris.
Who it will suit best
Everyone – but especially great for beginners. Terrific for travel as well since it's small, light and compact.
Learn more about all of the fascinating things your vagina can do in the video below. Story continues...

3. A bullet vibe

Why it will make you cancel your Friday night plans to stay in bed… All night long
They're cheap, the size of a big tampon, powerful, effective, versatile and non-threatening for him.
A vibe you can pop in your handbag because it's small and light, and doesn't look like a vibrator.
How you use it
Use it directly on the clitoris or on any hot spot: buzz around the nipples, his testicles, the perineum, around the anus.
Who it will suit best
Ideal for beginners or couples who like to take sex toys on holidays.
The perfect vibe to introduce into bed with you if he's threatened by them.
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4. Remote control love eggs

Why this toy will once again prove that an orgasm can be 10 times more satisfying than bingeing a whole pack of Tim Tams...
You slide them inside and hand over the remote to your partner. They then have control over your pleasure. Eggs are also useful for kegel toning. Your pelvic floor muscles work to hold them in place and you can squeeze around them.
How you use it
Insert high into the vagina, leaving the little tail hanging outside for easy removal.
Who it will suit best
Remote control toys are brilliant fun and perfect for long-term couples who feel they've tried it all. Brings back the play element you had at the start.

5. A dual-stimulation or double-penetration vibe

Why you should add this get-you-off gadget to your top drawer, stat
Because they provide 'blended' orgasms by stimulating two hot spots at once.
How you use it
You insert the bulbous end so it works to stimulate the front vaginal wall and G-spot. The other end you position so it's vibrating against the clitoris.
Who it will suit best
It looks a bit scary so probably won't be the first vibrator you buy but it might well become your favourite because it's different than the standard 'clitoris only' vibe you already own. This toy is great for women who love penetration but want something other than a rabbit.
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