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How to Choose Your First Sex Toy

How to Choose Your First Sex Toy
Buying a sex toy for the first time can be nerve-wracking. The number of options available can feel overwhelming. But don’t worry; we have the scoop on what to look for when choosing your first sex toy, all the way from body-safe materials, specific pleasure points, and toys for couples and partner play. Read on to learn more.

Which Areas Do You Want to Focus on?

The endless amount of options for toys today can be intimidating at first. But it provides you with the opportunity to choose a toy that targets the areas and types of stimulation that gives you the greatest experience. Everyone is different and enjoys different forms of pleasure. If you’re not sure sure about where you’d like to focus your pleasure, buying a sex toy for the first time is exciting. Exploring your body with and learning what types of stimulation you like on your body is an unique and transformative experience. There are many types of sex toys to try including:
  • Internal/insertable toys like dildos which stimulate vaginal intercourse.
  • External toys like the Zumio and fingertip vibrators that stimulate the clitoris, vulva, and areas outside of the vagina.
  • Suction vibrators which provide deliver a sucking sensation to the clitoris that mimics the feeling of oral sex.
  • Toys designed for anal play like butt plugs and anal beads are for stimulating the prostate.
  • Classic wand toys like the Magic Wand which deliver intense vibrations
  • Rabbit vibrators which offer both an internal and external stimulation for women wanting both G-spot and clitoral stimulation.
  • Couples’ toys like strap-ons and cock rings which are designed for partner play and for pleasuring both partners at once. Some toys like the Zumio can be used for either solo masturbation and/or couples play.
Video: Why Zumio is Different
You may be surprised that many toys that are intensely pleasurable do not look like a penis like the classic rabbit vibrator or a dildo. A small, discrete, and non-intimidating toy like a fingertip vibrator or a small wand can be a great way to introduce sex toys into your bedroom for the first time.

Sex Toy Design Features to Consider

There are additional sex toy design features to consider when choosing your first sex toy, and with the wide range of options on the market, you’ll want to read reviews and contemplate what’s important for you and the pleasure you’re looking for. As a first-time toy buyer, you may want a toy with a lower vibration intensity or a toy that offers different speed levels. Keep in mind that toys that deliver strong vibrations often have higher noise levels when turned on. If you want something discrete, then go for a toy with a quiet motor. Lastly, when it comes to a personal sex toy, size does matter! Many women prefer a small, non-intimidating toy for their first sex toy. Others may prefer larger toys that deliver stronger vibrations. A large toy like the Magic Wand will cover a wide surface area and deliver vibrations across the clitoris and vulva, whereas a toy with a long stem and a pinpointed tip like the Zumio delivers direct stimulation to a smaller area like the clitoris. There’s no right or wrong answer as to which toy to buy and which features to prioritize. It’s simply up to you and what feels best for your body!

Body-Safe Sex Toy Materials

Regardless of which toy you choose and which features you’d like to try, be sure to choose a sex toy that is made of body-safe materials. Materials like glass, metal, and medical-grade silicone are regarded as the safest sex toy materials on the market. These materials are non-porous and easy to clean.
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Reasons to Try the Zumio for Your First Sex Toy

It’s no surprise that the Zumio was designed by a woman for women. The long stem makes it easy to use during solo play and/or partner play for clitoral stimulation. The sleek design of a toy like Zumio allows it to be used for solo-play or for added fun during intercourse. It is easy to use, gentle to hold in your hand, and the motor delivers an intense yet quiet circular rotation without any of the vibration typically found in high-intensity toys. You are in control with the pinpointed SpiroTip and the 8 speed levels to choose from. Zumio delivers a pleasurable massage all over the body as well as pinpointed pleasure at erogenous zones. The more you know your body, the more you can enjoy it. Explore the benefits of Zumio here.