Since I review sex toys for a living, pretty much every new technology that comes out gets sent to me. Yet somehow, I haven't gotten bored with it. Just when I think I've tried every sex toy out there, something new always comes along to surprise me. If you feel like you've tried everything, I can almost guarantee you haven't.
Many sex toy designers create products for the purpose of expanding people's sexual repertoires — and expanding their minds in the process. "Sex toys can actually be a unique, and pleasurable, way to learn more about your body via stimulation and experimentation," Alicia Sinclair, CEO of b-Vibe and Le Wand, tells Bustle. "My goal when designing sex toys is to optimize pleasure through the product design and the resulting user experience. That means, before I begin to develop a product, I spend months researching not only the targeted area of stimulation, but also what users (or potential users) might know about those areas of the body." And there is always more to know, no matter how experienced you are.
Here are some sex toys that'll add something new to even the most complete collection — because your collection is never really complete.
1. The Rose Wand
There are a lot of dildos out there, but there aren't many with energetic healing properties. It may sound out there, but Chakrubs founder Vanessa Cuccia has extensively studied crystals to infuse sex toys with their benefits. This is the one I usually recommend, since it's one of the most popular and it worked its magic on me. I really felt more in touch with my emotions after using it.
2. The Mystim Tickling Truman E-Stim USB Rechargeable Realistic Dildo Vibrator
If you tend to gain pleasure from pain, this one might be for you. It's part of a growing genre of "e-stim" toys that actually use electric pulses. I personally wasn't able to handle it because it really does shock you, but some people are into that. And it's definitely something new.
Even after you use this multipurpose toy, you still won't have tried everything — because it bends into multiple shapes. That makes it versatile: It calls itself a "five in one" toy because it can be used for clitoral stimulation, for G-spot stimulation, during sex when you're on top, during sex when your partner's behind you, and for spanking. You could probably find even more uses if you're up for a challenge.
5. Rimming Plug
6. Club Vibe 3.OH Panty Vibe
You're probably used to the standard vibrator routine: You switch it on in your bedroom, leave it on, in, or around your genitals until you orgasm, then put it back in your bedside drawer. This one completely turns that ritual on its head. You use it by tucking it in the underwear it comes with, going out somewhere with music, and feeling it vibrate every time the noise gets louder. It's not the most efficient way to reach orgasm, but it is entertaining.
This is the ultimate product for sex toy geeks. Along with providing pleasure, it also gives you fascinating information, like which "orgasm pattern" your body tends to follow and when in your cycle you orgasm most quickly. The sensors at the tip of the vibrator collect data about your vagina as you use it and then convert it into nifty charts on an app.
You can't say you've tried every kind of sex toy out there until you've gotten through these. And even after you've gotten through these, a bunch of new toys will probably have been invented by then. I've said it before and I'll say it again: You really can't get bored.