Adult Toys 101: A Deep Dive Into Adult Toys

An Introduction to Sex Toys

If you’ve landed on this page, you most likely googled “Adult Toys” and would like to know more about these playful devices. Women’s Pleasure has you covered with answers to your most pressing adult toy-related questions.

When you think of adult toys, its not hard to imagine a phallic object that runs on batteries and controlled by some fancy app, but in reality, adult toys have been around since the dawn of time. 

Adult Toys of the Ancient World

Adult toys go way back to around 29,000 BC when Neanderthals, in what is now Germany, carved out rocks into overtly phallic shapes. However, it’s unclear to archeologist whether these objects were used as adult toys, or for fertility ceremonies, but what is clear is that they paved the way for modern-day adult toys.

Around 500 BC, ancient Greeks crafted fake dongs using exotic materials, like brass or stuffed leather. Some were, for some reason, made out of old loaves of bread - called olisbokollikes. Greeks also pioneered the use of lube during this time, using olive oil. 

By 1300 AD, adult toys were all the rage in ancient China. They used crude cock rings made of goat eyelids and double-sided dildos. 

Sailors during the 1600s pioneered the use of sex dolls by fashioning "women" made of straw as companions for their long and arduous trips on the open seas - these were called "dames de voyage."

Adult Toys FAQs

How to use adult toys?

Firstly, you’ll want to lay on your back as you insert the adult toy. Avoid clenching your legs, as your vibrator may fall out. Additionally, you’ll want a relaxing environment as you set the adult toy to the settings you crave. 

Do include a partner or partners for fun couples play as well. Relax, as your Women’s Pleasure adult toy does all the work!

How to clean Adult toys?

Adult toys such as sucking vibrators, licking vibrators, and anal toys do come in contact with bodily fluids, so clean them properly after and before every use. Cleaning your adult toys need not be complicated, but the consequences of neglecting to do so can be.

You can clean almost every type of adult toy using liquid soap and water and then air-drying. Remember to rinse your adult toy with water or wipe its surface with a damp washcloth to remove any surface debris. Apply liquid soap directly to the toy and scrub - If your adult toy has grooves or crevices, use a dedicated soft toothbrush to remove any lodged debris. Then rinse or wipe your adult toy until it is clean using water. Place the clean toy on a clean towel and to air-dry.

How often should an adult toy be cleaned?

Cleaning your adult toys after each use (and sometimes before) is recommended for overall health and safety.

Where to buy adult toys?

Women's Pleasure is your #1 source for all the adult toys, and adult toys your heart could desire, including sucking and licking vibrators. Whether you're new to adult toys or experienced user, you'll find the perfect adult toy to add to your collection .

How do I start using adult toys in bed?

It's important to be true to oneself. If you desire to incorporate adult toys in couples play, it's important to be honest and transparent. In that first conversation and later on, discuss with your partner the kinds of sensations you both enjoy or are interested in exploring and how you could see incorporating adult toys into the sex you already have. Encourage each other to explore a world outside of genital stimulation.

Do you have to use lube when using a adult toy?

Technically, it is not required to use lubricant, but it can help make sex more comfortable and fun while decreasing any discomfort/pain.


By Women's Pleasure