The Best Sex Toys For Women:

My Personal Favorites

Written by: Angela Watson

I've been used to my body sexually longer than I haven't been by this point in my life. As soon as puberty struck I was there with a flick.

Over time I began to wonder if dildos and vibrators were something women actually purchased and used instead of something to be used as a gag on Friends or part of a dirty joke, and this lead me to discover the fantastic realm of female sex toys.

I've frequently added to my collection over the years as I find sexual release to be extremely cathartic and its allowed me to become more comfortable with my own body and my own sexuality over the years. 

When I can't have sex or just want to get the job done myself the way I want it done I've always reached to some of my favorite toys or tried to explore new avenues of stimulation. Not many things are off limits to me as the risk of missing out on great sensations due to personal hang-ups irks me far too much. 

Below are some of my experiences with those toys.

My Recent Reviews & Articles:

As a woman with an above average sex drive, I’ve used many sex toys over the years. I’m fairly certain that even at pawn shop prices I’d probably get a pretty penny for my collection. Now my goal is to use my knowledge of sex toys for women to help women everywhere find the best sex toys to suit their specific needs.

Since all of us girls get off to different things. As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks. 

Read some of the above reviews to find the perfect sex toy for you.

Things I Take Into Consideration

There are a few main things I take into consideration when I review female masturbation accessories/sex toys:

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    Build Quality
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    Body Safe Materials (this one is arguably the most important)
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    My Overall Level of Satisfaction
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  • Durability
  • Extra Features
  • Body Safe Materials (this one is arguably the most important)
  • My Overall Level of Satisfaction

Tips For Buying Sex Toys

1. Beware Of Unsafe Toys!

The sex toy industry is notoriously sleazy by nature, there's no avoiding the fact that in an industry where toys like the Rompin Ryan or sex dolls mocked up to resemble famous celebrities can be shady and not always obviously above-board. As sex toys have moved out of the realm of shady stores and into the realm of online purchasing where everyday people can browse & purchase them without having to put on a trench coat and sneak into their local XXX DVDs shop, a demand for more mature and upstanding brands has been created and a lot more manufacturers are moving away from palpable sleaze.

It should not be forgotten that the undesirable companies are still around, however. Many unscrupulous sex toy companies or companies who simply aren't up to date with current medical knowledge of the effects of some materials are producing and selling thousands of sex toys that contain toxic chemicals. Anyone who cares for their well-being should know better than to stick anything toxic into one of the body's most sensitive orifices.

2. Avoid Toys That Contain Pthalates

Pthalates are a class of chemicals that are used in sex toys to make plastic softer or malleable, a desirable trait for many. Pthalates however are also used as something in which difficult to dissolve compounds can be dissolved into for whatever industrial purpose that can serve. Pthalates can "eat" through stuff, to put it bluntly.

Not all pthalates are of equal toxicity to the human body (and some may even be fairly benign) but it is worth mentioning that the USA bans the use of several pthalates in the use of children's toys and Canada has banned 6 different pthalates in children's toys. We all got so caught up thinking about the children that we forgot to think about ourselves.

Pthalates are known to change the endocrine system of the body, the endocrine system is responsible for hormone production and regulation. Not something I'd want in a sex toy I literally stick inside of myself. For this reason, its safest to avoid pthalates altogether rather than trust that the $5.99 toy you purchased from a factory probably based in a foreign country was made with safe materials. People have always cared more about a quick buck that the ramifications of their choices.

As pthalates are an effective solvent, there are more than likely microscopic abrasions and canals that can't be easily detected, these crevices are a breeding ground for bacteria and effectively make your toy a ticking time bomb for biological issues as they can never truly be considered clean. This material cannot be boiled, bleached, or anything all-encompassing that would make anyone with any idea of how hygiene works on board with using them more than just once or twice, if at all.

3. Other Materials To Avoid

  •  "Jelly" or any toy of mysterious gooey composition 
  • Rubber
  • Vinyl
  • PVC 
  • Toys with a distinct chemical smell or feel
  • Toys made of uncommon proprietary "skin" such as Cyberskin or any weird -skin that isn't known to be made from TPE (FleshlightSuperskin is safe for instance, which is what fleshlights are made of)
  • 4. Look For Safe Materials

    Materials that are safe to use include:

    • Glass 
    • Wood
    • Pure Silicone
    • Plastic

    About The Author:

    Angela Watson

    I'm a sex therapist by day and a sex blogger by night. I love to crush the taboos surrounding sex toys and help people become more sexually liberated. There's no topic too risqué for me to cover and I hope to educate and inform my readers on all things sex. All things that concern the female anatomy or require a more clinical approach than my husband Don can provide is covered by me.