Don’t know where to start? A beginner’s guide to sex toys

Self-care is one of those buzzwords that’s been used so often that it’s gone on to cease all meaning. These days you can whack on a scented candle and munch on a carrot stick and call it self-care, but what does true, unapologetic self-love really mean?

It means, putting your own happiness, needs, and pleasure first and foremost before everything else – and with that, cue the dildos. Masturbating and sexual pleasure should be up there with your sheet mask when it comes to your self-care routine. And since it’s so integral to our psyche, why not elevate your experiences by investing in a toy or two?

Knowing where to start in choosing the best one for you and your specific needs can be daunting. So we’ve done our research and found an array of sexy toys to suit every person and desire, so you can go ahead and skip straight to the good bit.


We’ve all heard of a dildo, but do we actually know what it is? Well, they’re non-vibrating sex toys that are for penetration and internal massage.

They can come in all different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose the right one according to your body and needs. A dildo is perfect for people who are looking for straight-up vaginal penetration and/or g-spot stimulation. 



Now, if your standard dildo won’t be enough to get your rocks off, you can turn your attention to the vibrator instead.

A vibrator is any sex toy that buzzes and vibrates, and can be used on anywhere you please, not just genitals. If you’re looking to stimulate your endogenous zones, wherever they are for you, then this is your toy. 

Tenga Iroha Mini Beginners Vibrator – €27

Clitoral Massager 

From robust wands to tiny bullets, the clitoral massager comes in many forms.

If you need clitoral stimulation during your alone time then a clitoral massager is the best way to bring yourself to climax.

Womanizer Duo Rechargeable G-Spot and Clitoral Stimulator – €202

Anal Plugs/Beads

Many sex toys aren’t just targeted at the vulva and vagina.

For the slightly more adventurous, anal plugs and beads stimulate nerve endings at the opening of the anus, making them perfect for women who are looking for pleasure in that area, whether you’re going at it alone or with a partner. 

Intro to Anal Set – €28.80

Toys Designed For Partners 

If you’re looking to add a little bit of excitement to yourself and your partner’s love life, then investing in some toys that will pleasure you both is the way to go.

If you’re having sex with a man, penis rings work by providing stimulation to both your partner’s penis and your vulva, and double-ended dildos can provide penetration to two people at once. 

Rampant Rabbit Vibrating Cock Ring – €46


Whether you’re venturing into the anal realm or not, introducing lube into your masturbation vibe can make all the difference.

Why not try adding it to your sex life too? Whether you think you ‘need’ it, or not…

Sliquid Swirls Water Based Flavoured Lubricant – Pink Lemonade – €18


Other than your classic dildo or vibrator, you can spice up your sex life with yourself or a partner by using some accessories designed to get your senses tingling.

Massage gels, blindfolds, clamps, and handcuffs are all perfect for getting you in the mood and adding an extra layer of fun and excitement on top of your pleasure.

Sportsheets – Sex & Mischief Verge Nipple Clamps – €30


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