Butt plugs are often shorter dildos intended for anal insertion. They tend to have a flared base to prevent the device from becoming sucked into the rectum. Prostate massagers are devices designed to stimulate a man's prostate for health and pleasure.
Glass sex toys Glass Dildo Glass sex toys are commonly made from clear medical grade borosilicate glass "hard glass".
This particular type of safety toughened glass is non-toxic and will withstand extreme temperatures, as well as physical shock without compromising its structural integrity. The choice of this high-grade material provides safety in use and the option to heat or chill the toys.
Borosilicate glass is also non-porous and can be sterilized to help prevent infection with reuse. The highest quality glass toys can even be put in the dishwasher making them easier to keep clean. As well as their practical qualities, a main selling point of glass sex toys is their visual appeal.
Some glass sex toys vibrate. There are two main ways this can be achieved. Either the toy may have a hole into which a small bullet vibrator can be inserted, or the core of the glass design can be modified to form a standard vibrator. The latter option usually has a plastic cap covering the battery compartment, which will also house any control buttons or switches.
Vibrator sex toy Vibrators are vibrating devices intended to stimulate the body. Vibrators come in a range of shapes and sizes, for internal or external use. Some vibrators intended for internal use are phallic in shape. Small vibrators may have a stretchy loop attachment for use as a finger toy or cock ring.
Penetrative vibrators usually measure twelve to eighteen cm five to seven inches in length and two to five cm one to two inches wide often to mimic the size of the average human penis. The safest ones have a flared base which remains outside the body, that prevents the toy from becoming irretrievable. Bullet vibrators are small, bullet-shaped vibrators that can be used for direct stimulation or inserted into other sex toys to increase stimulation.
Some are sold with stretchy loops for attachment as a finger toy or cock ring. Luxury vibrators have an increased focus on design and the use of expensive materials that appeal to a more upscale fashion market. G-spot vibrators are curved at one end to facilitate stimulation of the female G-spot.
The rabbit vibrator , of which there are several variations, is a popular female sex toy popularized by the television series Sex and the City. Attached to the shaft is a vibrating clitoral stimulator.
For most rabbit vibrators this comes in the form of "bunny ears" which sit each side of the clitoris. Vibrator wands, such as the Hitachi Magic Wand , are large vibrators that generally plug into an electrical outlet versus operating on battery power and are often marketed as back massagers. Nipple toys A nipple clamp is a clamp used to stimulate the nipples by applying varying degrees of pressure. Suction devices are generally either rubber or glass. Penile toys A penis sleeve Artificial vaginas , also known as "pocket pussies" or "male masturbators", are tubes made of soft material to simulate sexual intercourse.
The material and often textured inner canal are designed to stimulate the penis and induce orgasm. The male masturbators come in many shapes and styles; they can be shaped like vulvas , anuses, mouths, or as non-descriptive holes. Some male masturbators are disposable and some can be washed and used repeatedly. Some are equipped with sex-machine options that work similar to milking machines.
A cock harness is a more elaborate harness designed to be worn around the penis and scrotum. Its function is similar to that of a cock ring. These devices are often associated with BDSM activities such as cock and ball torture.
An Arab strap is one such form of harness, purported to be a device used for maintaining an erection. Cock rings prolong male erection by holding blood inside the penis. A man may wear a cock-ring to combat erectile difficulties, or for the sensation of tightness and engorgement that wearing one provides. Some models include a protruding clitoral stimulator, designed to stimulate the clitoris during sex. Others vibrate, either vibrating the ring itself, or in a popular 'Dolphin' variant by using two removable bullet vibrators to provide stimulation to both the testicles and clitoris.
Some cock rings also have vibrators attached which can be worn to stimulate a partner during sexual intercourse , especially in the scrotum or perineum. In orgasm, the testicles usually retract toward the body before ejaculation. A triple crown changes and intensifies the sensation of orgasm by forcing the testicles to stay away from the body. A docking sleeve is a cylindrical device similar to a penis sleeve, but is open at both ends, so that two men can dock , a form of mutual masturbation.
A fifi also fifi towel or fifi bag is a slang term for an improvised vagina, often made of cloth or fabric. These are generally worn with condoms to prevent them from falling off during use. A penis sleeve is a cylindrical device that is placed on the shaft of the penis, with the aim of increasing stimulation for the person being penetrated. They often have soft bumps intended to provide further stimulation.
Health, safety, and privacy concerns No safety regulations exist in the sex toy industry. The sex toys are sold as novelty items so they do not need to adhere to certain regulations such as reporting the chemicals and materials used in a product. Due to this status, manufacturers are not responsible if their toys are used for any other purpose than being a novelty. A recent study conducted by the Greenpeace Netherlands office found high level of phthalates in seven out of eight plastic sex toys tested.
Therefore, sex toy manufacturers more often choose less complex production by labelling them a novelty, where their listed ingredients do not have to be accurate in chemical composition or percentage of ingredients. Due to the novelty classification, sex toys may contain toxins such as phthalates, which have been banned in children's toys by the CPSC. The latest research indicates that exposure to these substances can upset the body's ability to regulate hormone production, damage reproduction, can cause liver and kidney defects, and can cause cancer.
The most common and external side-effects are rashes, itchiness and irritation to the locations of use. Before using a sex toy, owners should take precautions. One should check for tears, rough seams or cracks that could harm the inside of the vagina or anus. Condoms should also be used on porous sex toys and sex toys that are being shared between two or more partners. They should also use appropriate lubricants; silicone lube will break down silicone toys, and oil-based lubes will break down latex condoms.
Cleaning them will avoid the potential of bacterial infection, transmission of STIs if shared , or pregnancy if sperm is present on the toy. Porous sex toys ridged, flexible, soft and squishy are difficult to clean and can hide bacteria that multiply and harm the human body. Non-porous toys are easier to clean, being less harmful. Porous toys  Rubber toys: Cyberskin and Vinyl toys: Anal toys butt plugs , small dildos, etc. When using sex toys in the anus, sex toys can easily get lost as rectal muscles contract and can suck an object up and up, potentially obstructing the colon; to prevent this serious problem, it is recommended that individuals use sex toys with a flared base or a string.
Legal issues India Sex toys are illegal in India. Besides sex toys, any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting, representation, figure or any other object, is by the way also considered obscene by section if it is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest. The term "unnatural sexual act" referred to any sex other than vaginal heterosexual sex, and this prohibition was ostensibly aimed at preventing the use of dildos by lesbians.
Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act and Texas obscenity statute Sex toys and lubricants have become increasingly available in major commercial outlets in the United States. On-shelf displays tend to be more discreet than the offerings on web sites.
These items tend to be displayed in the "sexual health" sections of stores. A federal appeals court upheld Alabama's law prohibiting the sale of sex toys on Valentine's Day, Texas , where the U. Supreme Court in struck down bans on consensual sex between gay couples, as unconstitutionally aiming at "enforcing a public moral code by restricting private intimate conduct".
Similar statutes have been struck down in Kansas and Colorado. Marty Klein , author of America's War on Sex and an advocate for the moral value of sex toys, has described the sex toy bans as a form of erotophobia and genophobia claiming the "extraordinary erosion of personal liberty, coupled with the massive disrespect of and fear of sexuality is no joke" and that the "Supreme Court [of the United States] has declared our orgasms a battlefield, and sex toys another casualty.
However, some items, such as "hand held massagers", are sold in mainstream retail outlets such as drugstores.