Men and women can often feel threatened when their partner masturbates. That’s a perfectly normal response. The partner’s sexual gratification is not dependent on us, and this can leave us feeling excluded. But we really don’t have to feel like this. Indeed, masturbation can in fact be a positive force when accepted into an intimate relationship.
Samantha from Sex and the City was a self-confessed fan of vibrators and other sex toys, and she embodied an almost pioneering attitude when it came to masturbation. Her character was an early sign, arguably, of a larger cultural shift toward the acceptance and normalization of masturbation. And yet decades later many women still have no experience of sex toys. Many are curious, of course, and would like to try. But the world of sex toys and vibrators is dizzyingly diverse and colorful, and it can be hard to know where even to begin. That’s why our sex toy guide is here to help. We have pared down the competition and left only the toys you need to know about. So read on to find out which sex toy is the right one for you.