Today, it’s estimated that men represent 11 percent of the sex toy market. However, the proposed figure (lifted from an analysis of over 1,000,000 sex toy sales and 300,000-plus reviews) doesn’t account for lubricant or anal toys. Considering this analysis later reveals that butt plugs account for 40 percent of male sex toy purchases and that single men purchase more dildos than any other demographic, it’s safe to assume that the percentage of men who make up the sex toy market is actually much higher.
As we’ve continued opening our minds and investing in sex toys for couples, a new and lucrative market has emerged, allowing brands to create more innovative toys that better satisfy a man or penis owner’s individual wants and needs. From butt plugs and strokers to prostate massagers and cock rings, the 20 sex toys below are proof that all bodies and genders are deserving of toe-curling pleasure.
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Sex Toys 101
What to Look For (And Avoid)
What you may not know about sex toys is that they are not regulated in North America. This means companies can produce sex toys with potentially toxic materials without so much as a slap on the wrist. Unfortunately, some big box sites like Amazon will sell knockoffs of popular sex toys, some made with these potentially harmful chemicals. (We vetted any picks from Amazon to make sure they're the real deal.) Some chemicals you want to avoid are phthalates, trimethyltin chloride, phenol, carbon disulphide, toluene and cadmium. While this sounds scary, these chemicals are fairly easy to avoid. When you shop for sex toys, purchase directly from the manufacturer or a credible retailer. (Rest assured: all toys on this list are body safe.)
Though less dangerous, you should also aim to avoid porous toys, which contain tiny, sometimes microscopic pockets that can trap dirt and bacteria and cannot be fully cleaned. Some of the more common porous materials include jelly rubber, PVC, cyberskin, TPR/TPE and elastomer. If you have a porous toy that you want to use on a partner, slip a condom over top to avoid spreading potential infections or a pre-existing STI.
Types of Sex Toys
Cock rings: Restricts blood flow out of the penis, resulting in longer, firmer, more sensitive erections. Vibrating cock rings can also provide added stimulation during partnered sex.
Strokers: Textured sleeves are designed to enhance masturbation with a penis. Some are designed to replicate a sexual experience with realistic materials whereas other are designed with unique textures to offer a one-of-a-kind experience.
Guybrators: Vibrators designed to stimulate the penis.
Butt plugs: Cone-shaped toys with flared bases. Generally favored by those who seek the feeling of fullness in their rectum. Butt plugs can also be useful for anal dilating and kegel exercises. However, they are not designed for penetration.
Prostate massagers: Look like vibrators, except they boasts a unique curve designed to stimulate the prostate anally.
Anal training kits: A series of toys (usually four or five) that help the anal sphincters dilate at a safe and gradual pace. Generally speaking, it’s recommended that one stick with a toy for a few days to a week and size up when comfortable.