Once considered kinky or exotic, sex toys can now be found on the shelves of small retail stores and boutique websites as well as major corporate chains and the ecommerce giants. They are now widely considered a positive and healthy way to explore your sexuality by medical and mental health professions.
Even with their huge popularity it can still be difficult finding straightforward, honest information about sex toys. Most sex toy information is created by marketers and publicists, so the messages are likely biased.
Increased media attention to sex toys doesn’t always translate into better information either. There continue to be many myths about sex toys, some of which you can find repeated in entertainment media, and even occasionally, news media.
Some popular sex toy myths include:
Different Kinds of Sex ToysThere is nothing like the Periodic Table for sex toys; there are no exact definitions or answers as to what is and isn’t a sex toy, or what is the absolute difference between a vibrator, a dildo, and butt plug. But to make life easier, sex toys can be categorized by function such as those defined to the left.
Vibrators: A sex toy with a motor that whirrs, it creates extra stimulation beyond how you move it.