The Beginner's Guide to Gifting a Sex Toy

The Beginner's Guide to Gifting a Sex Toy

Recently I had a friend tell me she'd never used a sex toy and wouldn't know where to start in looking for one. It's not the first time someone has said this to me, but I was surprised by her; she's a sexually adventurous gal in a long-term relationship and I've known her forever. So of course my first reaction was to grab my phone, get on our website, and get her the perfect vibe. But then I realised, as a complete novice, she didn't know anything about vibrators, or lubes, or any other offerings for partner play or her own self-pleasure. And I had a brilliant idea, if I do say so myself: sexual favours - as in adult toy gift bags! Check out my top picks for sexual favours, for yourself if you're a sex toy novice - or create a few, if you have friends like mine who don't know where to begin.

What's the first thing anyone thinks of when it comes to sex toys? I'd bet money you pictured a vibrator when you started thinking about what would go in an adult gift bag. But there are so many options it can be overwhelming, and that's exactly why many women don't even have one or at least don't have the right one. First there's a fun classic, perfect for a small gift bag - the lipstick vibe. This is a great first toy, and despite being a powerful vibe, it's also a fun gag gift. Every woman carries a lipstick, and how shocked would you be to open it up and find out it was something much more personal? Suddenly you're wondering how many lipsticks you've seen casually lying about might have been for another function entirely...LELO makes the MIA 2, and in my opinion, it's the best of many options in this category of vibes. A strong vibe with six speeds, it’s so simple and versatile, you can bring it anywhere without raising an eyebrow. It will be your best commute and travel buddy!

But maybe you want a serious vibe, a grown-up toy that looks like what is. Every woman loves a rabbit! The 4 Play Deluxe Slim Rabbit Vibe is perfect for novices and experts alike. A wavy design on the shaft increases stimulation, and a set of rabbit ears massages the clitoris. And couples who want a shared toy: Ida is a remote controlled couples massager worn by the woman for pleasures to both partners. It’s the first couples massager, and has different patterns to match each partner's needs.

How about anal play? Perhaps intimidating for someone not accustomed to sex toys, let's start mild! The Booty Plug is one of JOUJOU's best sellers, and for good reason. Extra stimulation leads to strong orgasms, and the soft but firm material is easy to clean. It's great for beginners and those who prefer low maintenance. The Booty Plug is designed to be worn for long periods of time if wanted and can be paired with other toys for increased pleasure.

For me, who would have thought eggs actually make excellent sex toys? Tenga has created a line of eggs, each with unique interiors to deliver various sensations and pleasures. They are designed to be a masturbation enhancer for men, but work great for women too! Wavy has a ripple design that will pleasure you beyond belief with no hassle and no mess. This toy is perfect for use when wanting something quick and low maintenance.

Especially for beginners, don't forget the extras like lube, cleaner, and condoms! LELO has highly innovated condoms, designed to be more durable, thinner, and anti-slippage. HEX is named after its unique hexagon design that allows extra grip and more sensation for the man. It is one of the thinnest condoms on the market and has six flex points for increased pleasure. Lubrication helps prevent damage to people and toys, and H2o Lubricant doesn't become tacky and is easy to rinse off. This link is for a single serving, it is a gift basket after all! If you love it, there are bigger sizes available. When the fun is over, the Swiss Navy Toy and Body Cleaner protects your toys. Spray them down and wipe with a clean rag, then rinse with water and air dry. It will even save you money if the toy had a silicone lube on it, as less product is needed than other same priced cleaners.

I created a gift bag for a friend who fessed up she had no clue where to begin with sex toys. A punny play on words turned into a full shopping cart and big ideas. You can make sexual favours for a friend or partner on any special occasion or just because. Personalise for each person's interests and the occasion; create a gift set for the ultimate intro experience!

Article by: Sara at JOUJOU

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