What Are Sex Toys and Sexcessories?

Sex toys are devices that are designed to enhance sexual pleasure. They are designed to make pleasuring yourself, or your partner easier, more enjoyable and safer. Adult toys have been specifically designed to allow you to move away from using a cucumber or banana as a sex toy and start using an object that has been specifically created for sexual pleasure.

Sexcessories are a product that has been designed to be used to enhance the use of your sex toy, like personal lubricant or sex toy cleaner. Sexcessories are also products that are designed to help improve, make safer, and make sexual activity easier.

Below our sex educators will outline what sex toys and sexcessories are, as well as touching on the different types that you can buy from our online sex shop. 

Types of Adult Toys

Sex toys have been around for a long time, and we are sure that they will stick around for even longer. Adult toys have been created to enhance sexual experience, activity, and induce human sexual pleasure. 

Buying a sex toy can be a very daunting experience, especially because there are so many available now. If you are looking at buying a sex toy, but aren’t sure which is the right one for you or your partner, then take a look below at the different types of sex toys.

Anal Toys

Anal toys are a type of penetration toy that has been purposefully designed to be inserted into the rectum. These adult toys can be used by men or women. 

Anal sex toys usually feature a slim shaft or neck to allow for easy insertion, and a wide base, that prevent the product from being absorbed by your rectum.

Anal Beads

Anal beads are some of the most popular anal toys. These are a specific type of anal toy that is made up of numerous spheres that are all joined together. The design of anal beads is very specific, and they are a type of penetration toy that are designed to be inserted and then removed repeatably.

Loving Joy Triple Ripple Pink Anal Beads Image: Loving Joy Triple Ripple Anal Beads (available in pink and black)

If you would like to find out more about these popular sex toys then take a look at our ultimate guide to anal beads.

Butt Plugs

Butt plugs are a type of anal toy that are characterised by their teardrop shape with slim neck, followed by a flared base. The teardrop shape has been designed like so in order to allow for easy insertion. The slim neck allows for your rectum to close over it, and the flanged base in order to prevent the product being fully absorbed by your rectum.

Butt PlugsImage: Precious Metals Heart Shaped Butt Plug (available in silver and gold)

There are many different types of butt plugs, including anal plugs that are great for beginners, inflatable butt plugs, jewelled butt plugs, tail butt plugs, and vibrating butt plugs.

If you would like to learn more about butt plugs, then take a look at our beginners guide to butt plugs. If you would like to buy a butt plug, but can’t decide, then take a look at our guide to the best butt plugs.

Prostate Massager

A prostate massager is a type of male anal toy that has a very specifically designed shaft in order to stimulate the prostate gland even more.

Aneros Helix Syn Trident Prostate Massager Image: Aneros Helix Syn Trident Prostate Massager

Prostate massage can lead to men experiencing a full body orgasm. They are usually designed to be hands free sex toys that can be worn during other sexual activity. 

Penetrative Toys & Female Sex Toys

Penetration toys are some of the most popular types of sex toys, and can often be used by both men and women. However, here we discuss them mainly as sex toys for women, as we touch on popular female sex toys.

Dildos

Dildos are one of the most well known and also best sex toys available to buy. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be used by both men and women. Dildos are usually designed to be inserted vaginally, anally, and some times orally.

Loving Joy Realistic 7.5 Inch Suction Cup Dildo Image: Loving Joy Realistic 7.5 Inch Suction Cup Dildo

There are many different types of dildos available to buy, including anal dildos, which feature a slimmer shaft and wide base; double penetration dildos, which are designed to be inserted into two orifices; strap-on dildos, which feature a suction cup and harness; and vibrating dildos.

If you would like to find out more information on these penetration toys then take a look at our beginners guide to dildos. Alternatively, if you know you want to buy a dildo, but cannot decide which is the right one for you, then take a look at our guide to the best dildos.

Vibrators

Vibrators are another extremely popular type of penetration toy, and although some of these, like anal vibrators, can be used by men, they are primarily a sex toy that is designed to be used by women.

Loving Joy FLEX G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator Image: Loving Joy FLEX G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator

There are many different types of vibrators that are available to purchase on the sex toy market. What these penetration toys all have in common is that they are a type of sex toy that is designed to be inserted. Once inserted you can turn them on, which causes them to emit vibration functions throughout your erogenous zones.

There are many varieties of vibrators to buy, popular categories include clitoral vibrators, g-spot vibrators, love eggs, rabbit vibrators and wand vibrators. Each type of vibrator is different, with some designed for external stimulation, others for internal sexual stimulation, and some for both.

If you would find out more about these popular sex toys then take a look at our ultimate guide to vibrators, where our sex educators go into more information about the different types of vibrators.

Ben Wa Balls

Ben wa balls, orgasm balls or duotone balls are a type of sex toy that is mainly designed for sexual enhancement. These adult toys are designed to be inserted in order to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Loving Joy Silicone Ben Wa Balls Image: Loving Joy Silicone Ben Wa Balls (available in pink and black)

Ben wa balls are weighted, as they are designed to enable you to use them as vaginal weights, in order to strengthen your pelvic floor. Once you are find holding the Ben Wa balls in, you are supposed to increase the weight. Using Ben Wa balls regularly can lead to better orgasms, and a tighter vaginal wall.

Male Sex Toys (Penile Toys)

Male sex toys can be used to enhance solo masturbation, improve erections, and increase the size of your penis.

Artificial Vaginas

Artificial vaginas are essentially male masturbators that are designed to be used during solo activity. These male sex toys are usually realistic and designed to resemble human sexual organs. You may have heard of some popular male masturbation brands like Fleshlight, which are artificial vaginas housed in a solid plastic case.

Fleshlight Artificial Vagina Masturbation Aid Image: Fleshlight Artificial Vagina Masturbation Aid

Strokers and other masturbation toys for men all used to be extremely realistic, however nowadays more non-realistic male masturbators have become popular. This has really been popularised by the Japanese male sex toy brand Tenga. Tenga manufacture sex toys that don’t look like vaginas or other reproductive organs, instead usually just have an opening.

Cock Rings

Cock rings or cockrings are a sex toy for men that is designed to prevent blood from flowing out of the penis. Love rings do this by constricting the blood vessels, trapping the blood in your penis. This causes you to experience a harder, firmer erection.

Loving Joy Vibrating Cock Ring Black Image: Loving Joy Rechargeable Cock Ring

Cock rings also help to delay ejaculation as they slow the amount of blood leaving the penis.

Some cock rings can also be used as couples sex toys as many of them have clitoral vibrators attached to stimulate your lover.

Penis Pumps

Penis pumps are medical devices that are designed to help those who suffer from erectile dysfunction. They do this by encouraging blood flow to the penis. They work by creating a vacuum which increase blood to your penis. Once the blood is in the penis you can prevent it from leaving with a cock ring.

Dr Joel Kaplan Penis Pump

Image: Dr Joel Kaplan Penis Pump

Penis pumps can use just air, but other penis pumps use water. These are known as hydro pumps, and are designed to reduce pressure on your penis.

Penis Sleeves

Penis sleeves are cylindrical sex toys that are designed to be worn over the penis. They usually feature numerous ribs and nodules in order to stimulate your partner.

Loving Joy Boss Penis Extension Sleeve Image: Loving Joy Boss Textured Penis Sleeve

Some penis sleeves also feature a solid end in order to increase size, these are usually called penis extensions. Penis sleeves also increase the girth of the wearer and may feature ball loops, that act like cock rings.

Types of Bondage Equipment

Bondage equipment is a type of sex toy that allows you to in some way restrain, or have some sort of role play with your partner. Bondage gear is usually seen as a fetish, but since the Fifty Shades phenomenon, bondage play has become more wide spread and accepted.

If you want to get into bondage and aren’t sure where to start then I suggest to take a look at our beginners guide to bondage Gear.

Below are some of the most popular types of bondage gear, and a brief bit about them.

Ball Gags

Ball gags are a piece of bondage gear that usually consists of a sphere that is attached to a strap that passes through the ball.

Bound to Please Breathable Ball Gag

Image: Bound to Please Red Breathable Ball Gag (also available in black)

There are a few different types of ball gags, including solid ball gags which are designed to completely muffle your partner. There are also breathable ball gags, or waffle gags that feature holes throughout the sphere, making it easier for the wearer to breath.

Bondage Collars

Bondage collars are a type of physical restraint that are designed to be worn around your or your submissives neck. BDSM collars are usually used within a BDSM relationship to indicate that the wearer is owned by another.

Bound Leather Bondage Collar Image: Bound Nubuck Leather Bondage Collar

Bondage collars usually feature o-rings or d-rings, which allow other pieces of bondage equipment to be attached, primarily leashes. 

Chastity Belts

Chastity belts are devices that are designed to prevent the wearer from gaining access to their genitals. Chastity devices may be worn in order to show commitment, prevent the wearer from becoming aroused, or in a power exchange relationship.

Impound Corkscrew Male Chastity Device Chastity belts are available to buy for both men and women, the male version being much more available. Male chastity devices are also known as cock cages or penis cages and feature a cock ring that is attached to a cage. The cage is designed to prevent your penis from getting erect, making arousal almost torturous.

Erotic Electrostimulation

Erotic electrostimulation are devices that emit a slight electrical current. They usually feature pads that are easily attached to someone, the device then gently releases electrical impulses to the wearer.

Elextrastim Flux Erotic Electrostimulation Device These devices can also be combined with other sex toys that can be used as penetration toys. Erotic electrostimulation devices are also fantastic for foreplay as they add a whole new type of erotic pleasure.

Nipple Clamps

Nipple clamps are said to be some of the most under rated sex toys for women. These adult toys are designed to restrict blood from flowing to the nipples, as well as causing a pinching pleasure and pain sensation.

Bound to Please Nipple Clamps with Chain Once removed, nipple clamps cause increased blood flow to the nipples, which increases their sensitivity.

Types of Sexcessories

Sexcessories are any type of product that is designed to either improve your sex toy or enhance your sexual experience. There are a few different types of sexcessories, and below are the most popular ones. 

If you have any questions on sex toys and sexcessories then please feel free to contact us and one of our sex educators and sex toy experts will get back to you as soon as possible.