The way we think of sex toys is usually very gendered. "Female" toys are geared toward vaginas, "male" toys are geared toward penises, few acknowledge that "female" and "male" are not synonymous with penis and vagina, and even fewer are designed for multiple genitalia. However, a new genre of unisex sex toys is emerging. These products acknowledge that gender isn't the same thing as sex, and neither gender nor sex is binary.
"Even the most progressive and forward-thinking sex stores are very targeted at specific genders or sexual orientations," Amy Boyajian, founder of Wild Flower, an online sexual wellness boutique that sells toys without gender categories or gendered marketing, tells Bustle. "The problem is, these representations are oversimplified and not reflective of the true spectrum of sexual preference and experiences."
Even when sex toys are geared toward specific body parts, describing them in terms of gender neglects the experiences of trans and non-binary people. Plus, the way we use sex toys shouldn't be limited by the purpose they were originally designed for. Pretty much every sex toy can be a unisex toy if you're creative about how you use it.
Here are some toys you can use with any partner (including yourself), no matter what body parts they possess.