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It’s time to get frisky.
You decide it’s time to spice up your love life, but there isn’t a sex toy in sight. Maybe you’re staying the night at bae’s and your whole naughty kit and caboodle is stashed under your bed at home, or maybe you’re strapped for cash and can’t rationalize blowing $200 on a vibrator.
Thankfully, as it turns out, there are a plethora of everyday household items that can be used as sex toys.
It’s important to be inventive in the bedroom to keep things interesting, but you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get off in fun new ways. In fact, the possibilities are pretty much endless when you get creative with what you already have in your home.
Just be cautious, as risks always exist with any improvized sex toy. You don’t want your night of passion ending up in the emergency room. So always be clean, cautious, and go easy.
Whether you’re playing alone or have someone to join in on the fun, here are eight household objects that’ll help you get to Pleasure Town even faster…
The most phallic of vegetables, everyone seems to have one in their crisper. And the girth and length of the cucumber makes for a perfect DIY dildo. Add the coldness of being in the fridge, and you have an extra stimulating toy at the ready. Just ensure it’s washed and used with a condom, and definitely don’t serve it to your dinner guests afterwards.
2. Kitchen spatula
A multi-use kitchen utensil most of us use to whip up post-coitus pancakes with, now your humble spatula can help put you in the mood, too. Spatulas are smooth in texture and non-sharp, so perfect for stroking the body with and then delivering a nice swift spank. To find your spanking threshold, simply start soft and work your way up in intensity.
You could spend your pay packet on the latest G-Spot stimulator, or you could head to your fruit bowl and improvize instead. Bananas are curved perfectly to hit your G-Spot with little effort required – just make sure you put a condom on first and use one that’s fairly firm. Alternatively, a banana skin makes the perfect sheath for guys to slide their penis in and out of for ultimate stimulation during foreplay.
4. Hair brush
Why not get ready in the morning then take your beauty tools back to bed with you? A hair brush can tickle and tease all of the erogenous zones of the body quite like nothing else can. Go soft or hard bristle, or even mix it up by swapping between the two; then work in circular motions over the body to get the blood pumping in all the right places.
5. Shower head
Warm rushing water on your clitoris is a guaranteed way to get off quickly and cost-free when you’re home alone. Alternatively, using your shower time as a pre-sex warm-up to get you in the mood is a great way to get clean and dirty with your SO at the same time…
6. Washing machine
For the times when you’re feeling a little lazy, let your washing machine do the hard work for you. Sitting on the washing machine while having sex will vibrate your entire body, giving you a head-to-toe earth-shattering orgasm. You’re welcome.
Chill metal spoons in the freezer then massage them over your partner’s erogenous zones (read: lips, nipples, thighs) for a sexy foreplay sesh that’s oh-so cool.
Whoever thought the clothespins you use to hang out your clothes would make a fun little BDSM toy? Excellent for heightening sensation play during sex, or by yourself, clothespins applied gently to nipples can delicately squeeze and entice. Just be careful taking them off so as not to do damage.
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Comment: What household items have you discovered also double as DIY sex toys?
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No longer the realm of dirty basements or teenage boys rooms, masturbating, Sex And The City style, is all the rage! We can all channel our inner Samantha or Carrie if we’re after a little more subtlety, and are wanting to find pleasure in places other than a mans groin.
The art of masturbation, however, eludes too many of us, so for the novices out there, here are 5 things no one tells you about masturbating.
It’s not some weird thing only creepy perverts or 40-year-old virgins do
We all do it and we certainly shouldn’t feel bad about it. Your doctor does it (hopefully no where nearby), your bestie does it, even your Mum does it (although that’s one you probably shouldn’t think about too much). The point is, masturbation is a fact of life, just go with it.
Playing with your vulva for hours while binging on Netflix counts as masturbating
If you’re touching yourself an enjoying it, it doesn’t matter that you aren’t convulsing from back-to-back explosive orgasms, you’re still masturbating. Orgasms are not the defining characteristic of masturbation, you can still find pleasure from touching yourself and learn a little about your g-spot without orgasming.
If you have a boyfriend and you masturbate, you’re not a cheating skank
Even if you love the person you’re with and they always know exactly how to get you off, you shouldn’t feel guilty for seeking a little private pleasure of your own. Hell, they’re probably getting themselves off all the time, too! Also, skanks aren’t really a thing – so let’s just forget about this misconception entirely.
Using sex toys doesn’t make you the world’s worst masturbator
As a general rule of thumb, sex toys will always trump hands. You can’t magically make your fingers vibrate, and when you’re tired and just want a quickie, a quality vibrator will work wonders for your libido. That said, however…
A super expensive Triple G-Spot Orgasm Monster Sex Toy isn’t compulsory
The best thing about masturbating is that it’s free. Take a little time to learn what works with your hands, the free-est sex toy ever. It will also help you to learn what you like for when you get the real deal with your partner, or that cute guy you met at a bar after one too many drinks.
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Remember the hilarious Sex And The City episode when prudish Charlotte became no enamoured with her “rabbit vibrator” – that she didn’t leave her house for days and her BFFs had to perform an intervention? Do yourself a favour and check it out if you’ve never seen it.
But can a new buzzy friend for your top drawer actually strengthen your relationship, as well as boosting your sex life? Ooh yes, yes, yes!
That’s the finding of the inaugural Durex Sexsus Report – an online study conducted this June among more than 1000 Australian men and women aged 18-39.
Key report findings include:
- Three in five (59 per cent) respondents who own a sex toy feel more intimate with their partner when using it.
- Aussies are “getting busy” using their sex toys a whopping 3.6 times a week.
- Four out of five Australians believe it’s more acceptable to discuss sex toys than ever before, but more than half wish they owned one but are too afraid to try it out.
- Men are more likely to purchase a sex toy for their partner’s enjoyment, or to increase intimacy with their partner.
- Women are more likely than men to buy a sex toy for their own pleasure.
In addition, the warmer weather in Queensland makes for hotter sex too: the “sunshine state” is getting more buzzed in the bedroom than any other Australian state or territory – 70 per cent versus the national average of 62 per cent.
The findings – which coincide with the launch of Durex’s new adult toy range via www.durex.com.au/adult-toys – reveal couples are achieving a new level of playfulness, passion and intimacy into the bedroom, says Durex Brand Manager Suzanne Legg.
“Adult toys are a completely normal and healthy part of our sex lives,” Ms Legg says. “The Durex Sexsus Report confirms what our sexy-radar has been telling us for a while – adult toys are no longer a taboo.
“It’s fantastic to see that more than three quarters of Aussies believe adult toys open up a whole new spectrum of sensual possibilities – we’re really pleased intimate pleasure is being taken seriously between the sheets.
“For those who are still a little shy, the new range of Durex adult toys are available online and delivered super-discreetly to service the one in four respondents who have not bought a toy because they feel too uncomfortable going in to a store.”
From vibrating massagers and bullets through to sensational rabbit vibrators, the toys are ergonomically and elegantly crafted with a velvet-soft finish (pictured). Prices range from $49.99 for the Durex Teasing Touch stroker, through to $149.99 for the Durex Extreme Thrill rabbit vibrator (pictured).
And Sydney sexologist, Dr Michelle Mars (pictured), who specialises in the sociology of sex gender and sexual well-being, concurs: she too believes sex toys are good for relationships.
“Sex toys add a bit of excitement to a relationship and can liven up your love life – as long as it’s a good quality sex toy and not a novelty item; make sure you do your research to get the full effects of a high-quality one,” Dr Mars says.
“You don’t want hard, inflexible sex toys and make sure you also use a good quality lube and the right kind of lube for your particular sex toy. A good lube is a bit stringy and you want to use a different one for vaginal sex than anal sex. Anal lubes can cause changes in the pH of your vagina so you need to be careful that you use them carefully and don’t cross-contaminate.
“Sex toys can take you outside of your comfort zone, increase your pleasure and expand your repertoire.”