According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, of the nearly 4,000 women between 18-60 who who were surveyed, 41 percent reported having used vibrator with their partner, and 37 percent reported using them during intercourse. When you consider that barely 25 percent of women can climax through intercourse alone, it only makes sense that vibrators, as well as other sex toys, would make their way into the bedroom.
"Think of sex toys as just one more 'tool' in the lovers' toolkit," Ellen Barnard, MSSW, sex educator and counselor, tells Bustle. "In that way, they reflect the strengths and challenges of the relationship... Consider it your goal to make sex even more fun for each of you and choose toys that are likely to do that."
While there's no denying that couples sex toys are beneficial to our sex lives, they're great for our relationships too. But when it comes to buying them it can be a little daunting because there are so many options out there. Although you could go big and get something expensive and high tech, it's really not necessary to get something great these days. Here are eight couples sex toys to try.