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Recommended Sex Toys for Masturbation

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Updated May 19, 2013

Sex toys can add a lot to masturbation. They offer stronger more consistent stimulation than any of us can give ourselves and they can also facilitate sexual fantasy, particularly fantasies where other people are involved. Vibrators are often recommended to women who have never experienced an orgasm as one of the fastest and easiest ways to achieve orgasm. They can also be helpful for those of us who are trying to build a healthy sex life after experiencing sexual abuse as a safe intermediate step to bringing a partner into the picture.

Hitachi Magic Wand

Hitachi Magic Wand
Vibratex
The Magic Wand made its name as a top masturbation sex toy. It was heralded by the sex positive feminists of the 1970s as a tool for sexual emancipation (your sexual satisfaction on your own terms). Today with the advent of high quality powerful rechargeable vibrators it may seem a bit unwieldy (and having to find an outlet can be inconvenient) but the soft head and body shaking vibrations are without equal. If there’s an orgasm waiting to be elicited, the Magic Wand is likely to coax it out with little effort. The Hitachi Magic Wand also doubles as an excellent full body massager.

Dildos

Come As You Are
Vibrators may be the most popular sex toys for masturbation but some do prefer dildos, where the pleasure comes from penetration alone. There isn’t one particular dildo that I can recommend for masturbation over another. Choosing a dildo is about shape, size, color, and material, all of which are primarily about personal preference. If you’re looking for a sex toy for anal masturbation just be sure your dildo is safe for anal use.

Silver Bullet

silver bullet vibrator
Babeland
For those who want to start smaller both in budget and size, the Silver Bullet vibrator is a cheap way to find out if you like vibration. With less area for the vibration to cover, it feels surprisingly strong and is a good tool for exploring where precisely you feel a lot of stimulation. The main drawback of the Bullet is that your hand will go number after holding it too long, but for a travel ready vibe under $15, the Silver Bullet is still highly recommended.

Lubricant

Personal Lubricants
Come As You Are
Using a personal lubricant is essential for masturbation with sex toys, and if you’re masturbating with your own body parts lubricant is a sex toy itself. Lubricant makes everything wetter and more slippery, and many people find that lubricant increases sensitivity and awareness of touch. There are many lubricants to choose from (water based, silicone based, glycerin-free, paraben-free lubricants) just make sure the lube you choose isn’t going to react to the sex toys you’re using (silicone lube and silicone toys don’t mix) and if you’re prone to skin reactions keep to the lubes with fewer ingredients to react to.

Stroke 29

Stroke 29
Babeland
Stoke 29 is a masturbation cream designed specifically for male masturbation without sex toys. It’s on oil based product and as such isn’t recommended for vaginal use or for use with rubber or latex toys. One of the unique elements of Stroke 29 is that it starts quite thick and changes consistency, becoming thinner, as you use it (the name refers to a promise that you’ll be in heaven by the 29th stroke). Water based lubricants are not ideal for masturbation as they dry up quickly, and silicone lubricants work fine but their consistency makes them more difficult to use.

Masturbation Books

Sex for One
Come As You Are
I define sex toys as anything that isn’t part of your body that you use for sex. So by my definition, books are sex toys. Masturbation is the most frequently practiced sexual behavior in the world. Yet few of us ever receive any instruction on it. Many figure it out on their own, but why should this one kind of sex be the only kind without a guide? There are surprisingly few books written about masturbation but they do exist, and here are my top picks.

Laya

Laya Vibrator by Fun Factory
Come As You Are
For a sex toy to be better for masturbation than partner use it has to have been designed with masturbation in mind. In other words, did the designer think about how the toy will feel when the giver and receiver are the same person? The Laya vibrator was clearly designed with masturbation in mind. It was also designed with the clitoris and vulva in mind, so works best for people with those body parts. Laya has an easy to use push button speed control and an ergonomic shape that is easy to hold in the orientation one would when using on yourself.

Rabbit Habit

Rabbit Habit Vibrator from Vibratex
Vibratex
I’m not one to anthropomorphize vibrators. What makes sex toys great is not how well they mimic human activity; it’s what they do that no human can. But I’d be shirking my duty if I didn’t report that I’ve heard literally hundreds of women describe the Rabbit as their “best friend” or “everything you need”. The Rabbit Habit offers simultaneous penetration and clitoral stimulation. What makes the Rabbit unique is the beads in the center of the shaft stick out, creating more noticeable sensation that some women describe as g spot stimulation. Two high quality motors allow the user to adjust the intensity of vibration and the speed of rotation.

The Fleshlight

Interactive Life Forms
The Fleshlight was conceived, designed, and is still made, by a family-owned business. It was the first high end sex toy for men and it’s notable that in an industry based on ripping off successful designs, no one has managed to duplicate The Fleshlight. The true innovation of the Fleshlight is the material. It’s difficult to describe in words but it is both soft and substantial, and has a rich enveloping feeling when it surrounds any part of your body. When taken care of properly it’s also durable and can last for years.

Rock Chick

Rock Chick Silicone Vibrator
Come As You Are
An ingenious design for a vibrator that offers simultaneous g spot stimulation and clitoral stimulation, the Rock Chick is made of clean and durable silicone. The vibration comes from a removable, powerful bullet vibe. This is ideal as the vibrator can be removed for easy cleaning and can be inexpensively replaced. The Rock Chick isn’t as versatile as traditional wand or bullet vibrators, but for women who like a lot of clitoral pressure and friction, and enjoy penetration at the same time, it’s a great masturbation toy.
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