Beginners’ Guide To Sex Toys
Find the sex toy that works for you...
From itty bitty vibrators no longer than a lipstick, to buzzing wands that feel truly magic, or stylish, ergonomically-designed massagers made to slip, slide and glide all over the body, spreading delectable sensations here, there, and everywhere…
There is a huge range of sex toys available these days, which is wonderful in terms of providing plenty of choice: you’re guaranteed to be able to find something that suits your tastes and your body, and there’s always something new and exciting to experiment with.
However, all these different options can also be a bit confusing. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to find out what is the best vibrator to fit your needs. Our Beginners’ Guide will teach you the basics.
We’re proud to have designed these toys to take you to incredible heights of personal pleasure
And of course, with Durex, you can rest assured that all our sex toys are made of body-friendly materials, to exceptionally high standards – we look after your safety, so that you can concentrate on getting dangerously sexy. They’re all whisper-quiet, too – although we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to stay silent while enjoying them!
These discreet, petite vibrators are tiny but mighty! Their small size makes them ideal for travel, and their shape is perfect for direct, pinpoint clitoral stimulation – something the majority of women find they require in order to orgasm.
However, the clitoris is not the only location they can be used: try tracing small circles around the nipples (his and hers) with a bullet vibe, or holding it so it gently hums against the shaft of his penis, or his perineum (the patch of skin between the testicles and anus). The one place it’s harder to put a bullet is inside you – they’re not really designed for insertion. If you’re looking for female sex toys that provide internal vaginal stimulation, try a Classic Vibrator or Rabbit instead.
Bullets are great as simple first-time toys, and while they’re fantastic for solo play, they’re also wonderful to use to add a beautiful clitoral buzz during intercourse, since they’re unintimidating and little enough not to get in the way. If you’re a lady who finds it difficult to climax through penetration alone, introducing a bullet to sex could help. You and your partner might even experience an ‘ourgasm’!
Several varieties are available. Some just have one constant speed, like the Durex Thrilling Touch, so they’re super-simple: just turn ‘em on, and turn each other on! Others, such as the Teasing Touch, have several speeds and pulse modes, or are curved to fit a woman’s contours, like the Exciting Touch. Choose between battery-powered models or the rechargeable Endless Touch– and consider opting for a waterproof variant if you fancy making a splash in the bath or shower.
Traditionally shaped ‘classic’ vibrators work a lot like bullets, but because they’re larger and longer, you can also use them for internal vaginal stimulation as well as to hum against the clitoris. Plus, they’re easier to hold: useful if you find a titchy bullet fiddly to grip (as guys with large hands sometimes do), or need a tad more ‘reach’ in order to position your toy at an angle that exactly suits you.
Some people find the familiar, straightforward shape and size of classic vibes reassuring – there’s nothing too bewilderingly new-fangled about them.
All Durex classic vibes are waterproof, and while the Ultimate Pleasure model has two pre-set speeds and three pulsing patterns, the Real Pleasure has a twist cap on its base that allows you to turn the speed up or down gradually, giving you total control.
Massagers are modern sex toys with fresh, ergonomic designs that make them maximally versatile. As well as offering clitoral stimulation, they can be used to give a relaxing, sensual massage all over the body for both partners – the back, shoulders, neck… – that can act as a spine-tingly delicious aspect of foreplay, or simply an intimate way to wind down after a long day. Because they’re not solely for sexual use, and specifically intended for couples, they can provide a gentle, non-threatening way to introduce toys to a relationship for the first time.
The Durex Sensual Bliss is shaped a bit like a UFO…and guaranteed to feel out of this world. Pop it into the palm of your hand, and using some water-based lubricant like Durex Play Stimulating Massage 2-in-1, let it smoothly travel across your lover’s body, exploring everywhere that feels good. Expert tip: flip this vibrator on its side to tickle the clitoris.
Then there’s the Pure Bliss, which is superb for releasing tension in the shoulder blades, or using like a bullet. It comes with a neat cover to protect its curved edge – great for naughty trips away…
Both toys recharge via USB: no more pricey batteries to buy, just contented sighs to sigh!
Note: don’t use silicone-based lubricant with any Durex purple premium-range toys – it can damage their velvety-soft finish. Water-based types like Embrace Pleasure Gels are fabulous, though, and highly recommended!
Finally, the rabbit sex toy is perhaps one of the most famous female masturbators in the world. It’s primarily intended for women’s solo use, and many ladies achieve their first G-spot orgasm with help from this brilliant bunny!
The rabbit has two key parts to it: a main shaft, which is usually inserted into the vagina and vibrates against the vaginal passage and G-spot area, and smaller protruding ‘ears’, which nestle against the clitoris. The result? Complete stimulation of the entire female genital area…meaning there’s a big chance you’ll reach The Big O.
Durex offers two premium rabbits: the Ultimate Thrill, the most powerful in our collection, which has a slightly more rigid shaft, and is good for women who like firmer pressure inside them; and the Extreme Thrill, which is a little more soft and flexible. Both offer five shaft and seven ‘rabbit ear’ vibrations, which can be completely customised to a combination of movements that send you into body-shaking spasms of next-level unforgettable pleasure.
It’s worth noting that the ‘rabbit ears’ of Durex vibes are joined together. Not only does this make them easier to keep clean, but it also makes them more comfortable to use, and easier to precisely position. We’re proud to have designed these toys to take you to incredible heights of personal pleasure – hence why we can’t stop ‘rabbiting on’ about them!