Sex toys can completely change how your customers feel about their body,
their sexuality, themselves and sex in general.
Editor’s note: This article has been edited from its original source, which can be found on kinkly.com.
Many people have suffered through some degree of sexual shame. Aside from therapy, being more open about sex and their sexuality, and even simply analyzing those feelings of shame as they arise, rather than accepting them at face value—one way to overcome this shame is sex toys.
Sex toys can completely change how your customers feel about their body, their sexuality, themselves and sex in general. Here’s why.
1) Play is a powerful thing
There’s a good reason why we don’t refer to sex toys as “sex tools” or “sex implements.” And the term “adult products,” while not uncommon, is so vague and euphemistic it barely bears mentioning. The word “toy,” however, implies fun, free-spiritedness and exploration. Which is exactly what sex toys are for.
2) Knowing their body means they’ll respect it
Research suggests female vibrator users are significantly more likely to have gynecological exams and to perform regular breast exams. Using a sex toy can help your customers get to know their body on a very intimate level. When they are allowed to think about and appreciate their bodies, caring for them properly becomes a lot easier.
3) Sex toys are empowering
Vibrators and other sex toys helped liberate female orgasm from the confines of a relationship, and made it clear women could have their own orgasms any time they wanted to. When your customers own their sexuality and pleasure, they can still choose to share it with other people—they just won’t have to rely on them.
4) They can create enough arousal to override inhibition
Sex toys are purpose-built tools and the good ones are really good at what they’re designed to do. For people whose sexual shame may be blocking their access to pleasure, sex toys can create sensations strong enough to break through and override those inhibitions.
5) Sex toys encourage fantasy
Sex toys don’t come with an agenda. Your customers can use them as they wish, which, for many people, involves a little imagination. Imagination is a great place for customers to begin exploring who they are as a sexual person, what they’re into, and what they might like to try with a real, live partner.
6) They build communication within couples
Novice customers should probably talk about trying a sex toy beforehand, and you can explain what sorts of toys they might be interested in, and suggest what to do with them. That’s called sexual communication, and it is as important for their sex life as it is for the relationship.
7) Sex toys help explore all the body is capable of
Body shame isn’t necessarily the same as sexual shame, but they’re all wrapped up together. By exploring their body with sex toys, customers can shift focus away from how their body looks to how it feels.
8) Play gives customers knowledge (and confidence) to ask for what they want
First-time customers may not know the advice in order to have the sex they want, they have to be able to ask for it. The problem with this for many people, however, is they just don’t know what they want. Cluelessness isn’t recipe for a satisfying sex life. By encouraging experimentation, sex toys can help discover turn ons.
9) Sex toys improve sexual function
There’s an old myth about sex toys, particularly vibrators, that suggests using them will decrease the ability to enjoy partnered sex. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Regular masturbation and use of sex toys has been shown to increase sexual function, lubrication, arousal and orgasm during sex.
10) They’re the ultimate act of self love
Let customers know sex with themselves is the ultimate act of self love. They deserve pleasure and connection. By helping them discover the first, sex toys can lead them to the second.
Anna Lynn is an editor and regular contributor to Kinkly.com. She started out writing about personal finance and later moved on to sex, discovering the two have a lot in common.