Did you recently make the big decision to buy your first sex toy? If yes, you have likely visited a couple of online stores to find a toy that will match your vibe.

Since you are new to sex toys it may be difficult for you to choose between the wide array of toys on the market. Without help, you are going to spend your hard-earned money on a good-looking toy that may not be able to satisfy your need.

To make an informed decision, there are a few things you must consider. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of them.

What stimulates you?

If you are like most people who are new to sex toys, you may have the notion that every toy on the market is great and will be perfect for you. Well, the truth, as you will soon come to find out is that not every sex toy will be able to stimulate you in a way that you will love.

To ensure that you choose a toy that will suit your needs, you should think about the type of stimulation you are into. For example, if you need clitoral stimulation to climax, you should opt for an external vibrator. If you are looking for something that can stimulate your clitoris and penetrate you at the same time, then a rabbit vibrator will be perfect for you. If you are looking for something compact and lightweight, you should opt for a bullet vibrator.

Figuring out what makes you tick will go a long way in helping you narrow down your first toy. Even more, it will increase the likelihood of you picking something you will love.


Sex toys are available at different price points. This means that you are going to come across high-end models that are super expensive and budget-friendly options that anyone that afford. Since you are shopping for your first toy, you may be tempted to buy something affordable. On the other hand, you may want to go all out and buy a premium quality toy with a host of features.

 The best option is to go for something in the mid-way.

You see, cheap toys don’t usually last long, as they may be made with low-quality materials. Also, they aren’t very powerful and may not be able to stimulate you to orgasm. Expensive toys may be powerful and durable, but there is no assurance that they will be able to pleasure you in a way that you will love.

Different types of sex toys

Vibrating or Non-vibrating toys

Vibrating toys are great, but they aren’t for everyone. There are a lot of women who enjoy using a standard dildo to pleasure their self. If you fall into this group, then you should pick up a non-vibrating dildo. Note that they are available in different styles, sizes, and textures.

If on the other hand, you love toys that vibrate then you should narrow down the type of vibration you are into. For example, you could love continuous vibration or something that vibrates and stops.

Body-safe label

During your search for your first toy, you are going to come across everything from dildos to butt plugs that are made from materials like glass, silicone, and wood. You are even going to find toys that look really like a real penis. Before picking any of them, you should do extensive research to ensure that they are made from body-safe materials.

Always remember that there are a lot of toys out there that claim to be made from non-porous body-safe material, but are made from harmful materials.

Do you plan on sharing with your partner?

If you are going to be using your sex toys alone, then you should opt for something made specifically for women. However, if you have a partner and you should opt for something that can stimulate you and them. Penis rings are a great place to start. Bondage toys are also a great option, especially if you want to experiment and act out their fantasies.

To ensure that you pick a toy you and your partner will love, both of you should agree before making a final decision. 


Most of the sex toys on the market are either battery-powered or rechargeable. While both of them are great, they aren’t perfect.

Rechargeable toys are easy to use and environmentally friendly. Even more, they can be charged with a USB.

Battery power toys are also great, but you will have to keep buying batteries to use them. Battery-operated sex toys are usually inexpensive. So you can opt for them and try them out without breaking the bank.

Final note

Choosing a sex toy is by no means easy, especially for people who are new to them. Before exploring the sex toys on the market it is wise to first figure out the type of simulation you are into. Doing this will help you narrow down the category of toy to choose. If you plan on using the toy with your partner, both of you should make the decision together. And remember that you may not get it right the first time. So, if you happen to pick something that doesn’t match your vibe, you shouldn’t beat yourself up.