For the last few decades the sex toy industry has been firmly aimed at women and today it’s not unusual for ladies to have at least one or two sex toys in their homes or to talk freely about their not-so-secret purchases with their friends.
However, until recently, the idea of men using sex toys has had somewhat of a stigma attached to it and it was a rare man who would admit that he’d used male sex toys, either alone or with a partner. But all that looks set to change as sales of make sex accessories reach record highs and more and more men get turned on at the idea of experimenting a little.
The New Sexuality
The last few years have seen a sea change in the general attitude towards sexuality and thanks in part to books like 50 Shades of Grey, discussing and exploring sexuality has become a lot more acceptable.
Women are able to brazenly ask for what they want in the bedroom and those without partners feel able to enjoy themselves alone.
Whilst women have been snapping up erotic fiction in their droves, men have been beginning to explore the world of sex toys.
Now it’s not unusual for men to have their own cache of sex accessories and things that were once taboo, like prostate stimulation or submissive role play are now much more widely acceptable.
Amongst the most popular toys and accessories currently being purchased by men in the UK are:
Many men find this flesh-like item highly erotic. Shaped like a flash light, instead of batteries the toy contains textured pink silicone designed to enhance pleasure and increase stamina. You can even find fleshlights that vibrate electronically. The fleshlight is a cost effective and safe alternative to sex that avoids unwanted pregnancy or STDs.
The Cock Ring
This ancient invention was first used by the Chinese more than 2000 years ago and can be made from wood, plastic, leather or metal. It sits at the base of the member and affects blood flow which can help sustain an erection and make the sexual experience more intense.
Lube is one of the cheapest yet one of the most effective sex accessories to try. It can completely change the erotic experience for men whether they’re with a partner or alone and different lubes can produce different effects, such as those designed to warm, cool or give a tingling sensation. If you’re planning on using condoms with lube make sure they’re suitable as some lubes can damage latex.
Super-realistic sex dolls have been around for a while but recent media interest has made them a lot more mainstream and now many trendy collectors with an interest in the erotic are getting their hands on one. The dolls have an eerily lifelike appearance and are entirely anatomically correct, but with prices for new dolls starting at around $1000, it’s a budget busting option.