Sex Toys for Couples

A couple that plays together stays together: a guide to sex toys for couples.

Sex Toys for Couples

Sex toys for couples are now in more bedrooms than ever before but some people find the idea of using them threatening. Men may see a vibrator as a replacement. Women may feel insecure about focusing on their own pleasure. However, couples' sex toys can build intimacy, speeding a woman's arousal (assuming she likes vibrations — not all women do), and help close the "orgasm gap" if the man tends to come more quickly than the woman.

Vibrators: These come in all shapes and sizes, and vary in terms of noise/power. If you're new to sex toys for couples, start on the lowest setting — vibration can take a while to get used to. The Durex Play Delight Intimate Massager is small and quiet, making it ideal for discreet play.

Dildos: These couples sex toys are non-vibrating, generally phallic and most can be worn in a harness for penetrating your partner. Some have suction cups so you can use them in the bath or shower, too.

"Toys can help close the 'orgasm gap' if the man tends to come more quickly than the woman."

Pleasure Rings: Also known as love rings and cock rings, these toys vary from a rubber or silicone ring that helps trap blood in the penis, increasing the strength and duration of a man's erection, to more sophisticated designs incorporating a vibrating bullet, such as the Durex Play Vibrations Ring. Few other toys please couples like the rings.

Butt Plugs: Designed for anal play, these sex toys for couples have a flared base or string for easy removal. You should never use anything anally that isn't designed for the purpose.

Masturbation Sheaths: These couples sex toys are designed to enhance manual play for men. Some are open-ended which makes them easier to use with a lover as you can team them with oral for a mind-blowing experience. Others are closed-ended which adds suction power. Try different types to see which turn you on.

New sex toys for couples are being developed every day. Shop online together, choosing toys that appeal to both of you, and it can be a bonding experience — not to mention a reason to wait for the mail with glee.

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