Sex Toys for Men: The What, Why and How

Although there may be less of an abundance of sex toys for men as there are for women, that’s not to say that guys shouldn’t give them a go! We’ve teamed up with high-class brand LELO and resident sex expert Stu Nugent to bring male sex toys into the spotlight and encourage more guys to give them a go.

Why men should use sex toys

Not only can the right toy unlock pleasures so sublime that no amount of manual masturbation can ever match it, as an added bonus, they can bring about numerous health benefits spanning stress relief to a boosted immune system. With a partner, they present orgasmic opportunities aplenty, and are a great way to spice things up.

Before diving into the myriad benefits of sex toys for dudes, as well as which to choose for pressing specific buttons, it’s time for a spot of myth-busting. Recent years have seen public discussion of female pleasure vaulted to levels that were unthinkable just a short time ago. That’s certainly something to celebrate, but in what’s turned into something of a double standard, the same still can’t be said for guys. 

Why is that? Why is a woman pleasuring herself manually or with a toy now seen as liberating, but for guys as something of a dirty secret?

Honestly, we’re not sure sure – something to do with the comparative ease with which most guys can climax as opposed to women, perhaps? Or misconceptions surrounding sex toys for men, fueled in no small part by certain media’s obsession with only the most lurid male sex-cessories, and subsequent portrayal of all users as perverts and creeps?

Let’s be clear; using sex toys has absolutely ZERO bearing on masculinity or orientation. A man who uses sex toys is a guy who enjoys pleasure, cares about his health, and is invested in his partners’ enjoyment. In other words, pretty much every guy we know. 

With that in mind, here’s everything a guy needs to know about investing in intimate wellness. 

Self-pleasure sessions also bring about serious health benefits. Unsurprisingly, it’s a great stress reliever with first-rate feel-good benefits thanks to the release of all those happy neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin. Ejaculation also ups your levels of cortisol, which can help regulate and maintain immunity? In other words, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

If you like it, put a ring on it

Cock rings

  • Worn around the base of the penis and sometimes encompassing his balls, cock rings work by restricting blood flow for a fuller-looking erection
  • For solo use, they can help cultivate control and response that comes in particularly handy when it comes to couple play
  • Dual benefits of a more enduring, as well as a reportedly bigger, hard-on, vibrating numbers such as TOR 2 and PINO offer another dimension of pleasure. They also buzz against a female partner’s clitoris so it’s a win-win…

Something a little bigger

The LELO SmartWand can be used on ALL areas of the body; it’s not just a clit pleaser. It’s a powerful all over body massager that uses special SenseTouch technology to increase vibrations when it comes into contact with your skin. It offers a sweet relief on all your aches and pains as well as delivering incredible pleasure.

Prostate delights

Not only does regular prostate massage reduce the risk of everything from prostatitis to prostate cancer, all the while improving things like erectile function and circulation of seminal fluid, it also feels downright fantastic!

We get it: for loads of guys, it’s a considerably bigger mental jump, but just trust us here – it’s totally worth it. Toys like BILLY offer a one-stop shop to anal pleasure, whether enjoyed alone or with a partner. Coupled-up? Take things up a notch with resident superstar, HUGO: a powerful remote-controlled prostate massager, activated at the merest flick of a lover’s wrist. Think next-level pleasure, guaranteed!

Final thoughts

Guys who like pleasure love sex toys!  With benefits spanning health, to enjoyment, to even making you a better lover, there are quite literally no reasons not to explore your sensuality with a well-selected sex toy or two.

By Megan

* This post was written with LELO and their resident sex expert.



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