When you're looking to buy a male sex toy, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices on offer. Every ad, every package screams that it's toy is the best – the most satisfying, the most awesome, the most adult sex toy that there is. Even if you try to cut through the noise of advertising, customer reviews are not always that much more helpful – it's not uncommon to see different reviewers describing a particular adult sex toy as both the best or the worst.
Realistically, there's no way to get an objective answer to the question of what sex toy is the best. But if you're adult enough to be be buying a sex toy in the first place, you're adult enough to know that what sex toy is the best of all matters less than what sex toy is the best for you.
There are as many variables in buying an male sex toy as there are in any other aspect of male sexuality, and all of them are just as subjective.
Let's start with some basic assumptions about what you want from a male sex toy. You want:
- Good value for mone
- A durable, long lasting product
- Sexual pleasure
- Something that is easy to use
- No risk of adverse health consequences
That last point is often over-looked, but it's important. There can be any number of health issues associated with low quality male sex toys, so it's important to consider factors such as whether you are allergic to any of the materials used in the creation of the sex toy, or how easy it is to clean after use.
Some aspects of buying an adult sex toy are at least somewhat objective. You will be wanting a sex toy that has a good, durable motor; made from the best quality materials in your price range. You should also ask yourself what size the sex toy should be, especially if it's something you'll be either wearing or penetrating with. For that matter, what do you want it for? For example, if you're looking for stimulation of the penis, you don't want to waste your time looking at butt plugs. You may also wish to consider what lubes it can be used with (sex toys made from silicone cannot be used with silicone based lubes, for example) and, if it has one, what its power source is: batteries, a charger or mains power – and if it's either of the first two, how long will operate before it needs recharging or replacement batteries?
Other factors are more subjective in nature, such as how noisy it is (or makes you) in use, or what colour it should be – some of them might seem trivial or irrelevant to you, or they may be make or break decision points. You may also wish to take into consideration how portable your adult sex toy will be (in case you want to carry it while travelling), or how many different functions it has. You probably already have a reasonably detailed idea of what you want – the purpose of this article is simply to suggest other aspects you might want to consider. It may seem like a waste of time think about so many different concerns in relation to your new male sex toy - but for the most satisfying purchase, it's always a good idea to think things through before buying.