A Beginner's Guide: How to pick your first sex toy

Starting your journey into purchasing your first sex toy can be both thrilling and overwhelming. The sheer variety of options available might leave you feeling a bit daunted. Whether you're curious about enhancing solo pleasure or looking to spice things up with a partner, selecting your first sex toy is a personal and sometimes overwhelming experience. But fear not! With a little guidance, you can find the perfect toy to suit your desires and preferences. Let's dive into some essential tips for picking your first pleasure device.

Identify your needs and preferences

Before diving into the vast world of sex toys, take some time to reflect on what you're looking to achieve. Start by understanding your own preferences, desires, and boundaries. Are you interested in clitoral stimulation, penetrative pleasure, or something else entirely? The best way to explore your desires is by starting with your hands and fingers. Do you find yourself focusing more on intense clitoral stimulation? Maybe you prefer soft touches through your underwear? How many fingers you use when stimulating yourself internally? Take some time to reflect on what arouses you and what type of stimulation you enjoy.

Do your research

With an abundance of options available, researching different types of sex toys can help you narrow down your choices. Explore online reviews and forums to gain insights into the benefits or potential drawbacks of various toys. While everybody is built differently, other people's experiences can help in the process of finding the right toy for you.

Start simple

For beginners, it's wise to start with a simple and versatile sex toy that's easy to use and is less intimidating. Opt for classic choices like bullet vibrators, small internal vibrators or classic masturbators. We have gathered all great beginner options in our For Beginners product collection if you need some inspiration. These toys are beginner-friendly, budget-friendly, and can provide pleasurable experiences without overwhelming you with complex features.

Consider material and safety

When selecting a sex toy, prioritise safety and quality. Look for toys made from body-safe materials such as silicone, ABS plastic, glass or stainless steel. Avoid toys with phthalates, latex, or other potentially harmful chemicals that can cause irritation. When shopping on Peachy Vibes you can be confident in your purchase as ALL our toys are made from body-safe materials only.

Communication is key

If you're exploring sex toys with a partner, open and honest communication is essential. Discuss your desires, boundaries, and fantasies to ensure a mutually enjoyable experience. Shopping for toys together can be a fun and intimate activity that strengthens your connection and enhances sexual exploration. For inspiration, look through our Couples Toys collection which features toys and accessories that are great for enjoying together.

Invest in quality

While it's tempting to opt for the cheapest option, investing in a high-quality sex toy can significantly impact your experience. While it's not always the case, the cheaper options often don't deliver on the expectations you might have, resulting in feeling like all sex toys are the same. Quality toys are more durable, reliable, and often come with warranties or guarantees. With higher quality motors and build, these toys have a higher chance on delivering the sensations you desire. Remember, you're investing in your pleasure and sexual well-being, so prioritise quality over price, if possible.

Embrace trial and error

Finding the perfect sex toy may require some trial and error. Don't be discouraged if your first choice isn't a perfect fit. Many toys can be used in other ways than advertised–if you bought a vibrator for G-spot stimulation and it hasn't worked out, try using it externally, on other erogenous zones like nipples, penis or as a back massager. Be patient with yourself and keep experimenting until you find the toy that brings you the most pleasure and satisfaction.

Experiment and explore

Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and experiment with different types of toys. Try incorporating different sensations, textures, and functionalities into your playtime to discover what works best for you. If you have purchased a dildo, but crave some vibrations with it–try adding a vibrating cock ring on it. Or, if you want new sensations with your trusted wand vibrator, add a textured or internal sleeve on it and turn it into a new toy altogether!

In conclusion, choosing your first sex toy should be an exciting and empowering experience. By identifying your needs, doing thorough research, and experimenting with different options, you can find the perfect toy to enhance your sexual pleasure and exploration. Remember to prioritise safety, quality, and open communication throughout your journey. And if ever in doubt, don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly customer service at support@peachyvibes.com – we are here to help.