There's no shame in our game, and there shouldn't be any in yours either.
Pleasure products aren't just for women - and while most men know this, some may still have a hard time getting over the stigma and investing in a sex toy.
Keep reading for some common sex toy myths, and reasons to bust the misconceptions!
SEX TOY MISCONCEPTIONS:
-Bringing a sex toy into your relationship does NOT mean you are inadequate
-Using a sex toy by yourself (regardless of gender) is NOT shameful or embarrassing
-"Putting something in my ass means I'm gay." STOP. PLEASE. JUST. STOP.
-Using a sex toy with my partner will block us from experiencing intimacy
-Sex toys will replace my desire to have a relationship with a partner
-Masturbation and self-pleasure = living an empowered life
-Using sex toys can help delay orgasm and prolong erections during and after ejaculation
-Sex toys and light bondage items ENHANCE intimacy - because they require communication. Communication = connection. Always.
-Developing a self-pleasure practice can eliminate insecurity inside and outside of the bedroom
-Masturbation is HEALTHY- literally! Mentally and physically, from your immune system to cardiovascular health to reducing the risk of prostate cancer
-Masturbation is the safest sex out there - no risks of STIs when it comes to self-pleasure
-Orgasms release dopamine (the "happy chemical"), while alleviating tension and stress
-If you know what makes you feel good, you'll have an easier time communicating and asking for those things with your partner
-You don't have to jump right in and invest in a jumbo vibrator! A good lube is the gateway to better sex, with yourself or someone else. (And also, potentially the gateway to sex toy exploration)
Bottom line: If it feels good, it's all good.
Happy Sex Toy Day...get up and get down!