Before we discuss the different types of sex toys for couples, we'll first provide a short explanation of what couples toys are, how you can introduce it in your relationship and how to use these toys.
What is a couples toy?
A couples toy is simply a sex toy that you can both enjoy. This can be a duo vibrator, a double dildo or a toy with remote control, as well as sex games that you play together.
After the Fifty Shades of Grey film and books it seems a 'taboo' on using sex toys has been lifted. More and more couples seem to have started using a sex toy in their relationship. We can't just tell by the sales figures, but also by the questions we're asked about couples toys.
How do you introduce a sex toy in your relationship?
In this, it's important that you talk to your partner before pulling the toy into bed. It usually takes a little time for one of the partners to get used to the idea. Here are a couple of tips:
1. Talk to each other
If you're the one who desires it, also explain what your fantasies are and what you would like to do with a sex toy.
2. Go shopping together
Are you agreed that you want to start using a toy together during sex? Then shop for one together. You can do this anonymously online, or visit an erotica store near you. In both cases it's important to check - ask - what the advantages and disadvantages of a toy are.
3. Start slow and take it step by step
Bought one? Slowly take one step at a time. Take your time when you're using the sex toy for the first time. For example, start with a massage and slowly increase tension from there. That way you can both get used to it before you really start to use it.
How do you use a couples toy?
There's no one easy answer to this question, as it strongly depends on the type of toy you have purchased. A duo vibrator is different in use than a double dildo or a vibrating dildo or vibrating panties. Generally speaking the best rule to follow is: use plenty of lubricant and take it slow.