We go beyond the pleasure principle to examine the health benefits of sex toys. The sex toy industry is abuzz with 'good vibrations' and the purchase and use of sex toys is becoming ever more mainstream. As well as offering pleasure and fun, sex toys can be a useful adjunct to medical treatment. Former nurse Samantha Evans is co-founder and managing director of sex toy company Jo Divine.
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It was seen as a huge leap forward in breaking down taboos around self-love and female sexuality. Sex toys are the best way to become a much better lover. With toys, you can learn how to explore your entire body with greater patience and skill, understanding how to prevent immediate escalation to penis-centric masturbation. Sex toys help you break down cultural barriers in a safe, private setting and help us understand not only our bodies but our selves. More important, however, is that is cripples empathy; for experience is the best route to understanding and understanding is the source of empathy. I believe that a lack of empathy due to the increasingly narrow range of acceptable behavior for straight men is the source of a lot of violence in this world.
5 Women Reveal Their Favorite Sex Toys—and How They Use Them
This article was written by Hayley Macmillen and repurposed with permission from Refinery We've all read some iteration of the classic "What's in her purse? These behind-the-scenes looks at people's everyday essentials can be both informative and entertaining—and so we upped the ante by asking five women, straight and queer, partnered and not, ages 23 to 44, to show us what's inside their sex-toy drawers. Read on for their intimate thoughts on their most intimate accessories.
Takeaway: pervasive beliefs about masculinity and male sexuality still affect the way men perceive self-pleasure, masturbation and sex toys. When it comes to sex toys , women rule the market. And, while men can use either of these products and do often buy them, statistics also show that a much larger percentage of women are sex toy users than men. Female sexual empowerment has advanced to the point where women can be loud and proud enough about it to waltz into Walgreens and throw a vibrator into their basket along with their regular toothpaste and toilet paper.