Though luxury sex toys have been around for decades, male sex toys have only recently started to share the limelight. For many years, the archetype of the high-end sex toy was all about female pleasure–luxury vibrators, wand massagers, and rabbit vibrators designed for the vagina and clitoris–made famous by female-driven shows like Sex and the City. Today, major sex toy brands are proud to also provide men and people with penises with quality sex toys designed specifically for their pleasure.
Even with the vast market, there is still a stigma about using men’s sex toys, especially amongst straight men. Some men still see certain types of sex toys or even certain types of sex as feminine and something to avoid. Thankfully, producers of the newest sex toys say that sexual pleasure is for everyone, no matter what’s between their legs. For men completely new to the world of luxury sex toys, a whole world of pleasure awaits you if you can open yourself up to new experiences.
The best part is that you won’t be alone! Retailers of the newest sex toys report that a huge segment of their customer base is male. In 2020, up to 40% of the sex toy market share was male, with some retailers reporting men made up 60% of their customers. With numbers only increasing, brands are designing more and more new sex toys for men and people with penises. There’s never been a better time to start looking into sex toys.
What Are Male Sex Toys?
When it comes to buying sex toys online, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. With so many brands, products, and new vocabulary, how can you figure out what to look for?
Shopping for sex toys online starts with figuring out what kind of experience you want. Men’s sex toys are generally sorted into toys that stimulate the penis and those that stimulate the prostate. Both provide specific and often quite different sexual experiences, and there’s a huge range of products available for both. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to pick one–you can get great results from using multiple high-quality sex toys at the same time!
An easy entryway to male sex toys is through penis rings. These rings, often made from stretchy silicone or from hard plastic, metal, or glass, can prolong erections and increase pleasure in your orgasm. Forto penis rings are a great example of quality sex toys for beginners.
If you’re already familiar with penis rings and are looking to explore further, take a look at our article on the top 5 best cock rings for 2021. Learn how penis rings can double up as luxury vibrators to increase your pleasure and enhance your orgasms.
Another classic men’s sex toy is the masturbator. Made famous by brands like Fleshlight, male masturbators mimic the sensation (and sometimes the look) of vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Far from being seedy or shameful, brands like LELO Vibrators now make male masturbators like the F1s Masturbator that are on par with high-quality sex toys for women.
Some men are fine with male sex toys focused on the penis but are much less comfortable with anal toys. While there’s definitely extra caution and care to be taken with anal play, there is a whole world of pleasure in anal play available to explore.
Vibrating prostate massagers are luxury vibrators specifically designed to stimulate the prostate, found inside the anus of male-bodied people. If treated right, massaging the prostate can lead to intense pleasure and even orgasms completely separate from the penis. If you’re new to the world of prostate massage, our prostate massage sex kit is the perfect collection of male sex toys to get you started.
Are Men’s Sex Toys Just For Solo Sex?
Part of the stigma against male sex toys in the past is that they are designed to replace a sexual partner. Far from it! While there are many situations where high-end sex toys are great to use for solo sex, they’re also an ideal way to spice up sex with your partner. Try having your partner use a male masturbator on you during foreplay or use a vibrating cock ring while you penetrate them. Even better, products like the Tantus Feeldoe Strapless Strap On can stimulate two people at the same time.
One great example of couples using male sex toys together is pegging. This is traditionally when a man is penetrated by a woman using a strap-on dildo. Not only does this create an exciting new dynamic in the bedroom, pegging can also give people with penises intense prostate orgasms that just aren’t possible in vaginal sex. Our pegging sex kit is a great place to start for anyone thinking about exploring this exciting experience.
If you’re new to the world of men’s sex toys, this is just the beginning. Luxury sex toys are a great way to treat yourself and explore your pleasure this year. Take a look at our guide to new sex toys for 2021 to see if anything grabs your attention.
Where Can I Learn More?
Buying sex toys online is always exciting, but make sure you put your health and safety first. Buying and using luxury sex toys can be fun as long as you learn about yourself–what you like, what you want to try, and what your body can and can’t do. Before starting your shopping spree, take a look at our articles on sex education for adults, starting with this one on male anatomy. Remember: what you want to try is up to you. Always practice sex safely and carefully to avoid hurting yourself or others.
Sex Toys Are For Guys Too!
We hope this article has helped you realize that high-quality sex toys aren’t just for people with vaginas. For men who are interested in broadening their horizons and taking control of their pleasure, there is a whole world of male sex toys waiting to be explored!