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How to Choose Your First Sex Toy

First Sex ToyWe all have many firsts in life, the best of which leave a lasting memory. As we travel through these experiences, meeting, touching, feeling and loving, relationships can be born that can span moments or years. While it may seem a little odd, your first sex toy will hopefully evoke in you great and wonderful feelings as you try more and different toys.

If you're new to sex toys and not sure where to start, this guide will explain how to choose the perfect sex toy for you and how you can find exactly what you're looking for. Whether you want to start off with a slim vibrator or fancy exploring anal play with an anal sex toy, we'll show you how to get started.

1. Think about what you like

Before you begin your search for a little fun buddy, consider what you want the toy to do for you. There are many different toys for different needs and desires. While we’re not putting you in any kind of box, women and men have different needs when it comes to pleasure. And even then, different men and women can have different desires! And of course, you might not be planning to play alone, and there is a great selection of sex toys that are perfect for couples and group time.

I'm a WOMAN looking for: Try a:
Clitoral stimulation Clitoral Vibrator, Bullet Vibrator, Vibrating Egg, Massaging Wand
Internal vaginal or G-spot stimulation Classic Vibrator, G-Spot Vibrator, Dildo
Both clitoral and vaginal stimulation Rabbit Vibrator
Life-like look and feel Realistic Dildo, Realistic Vibrator
Something very discreet Discreet Vibrator, Discreet Clitoral Toy, Bullet Vibrator

I'm a MAN looking for: Try a:
Lifelike look and feel Masturbation Toy, Sex Doll, Penis Sleeve
Discreet and non-anatomical Stealth Masturbator
Last longer in bed Delay Spray
Bigger, harder erection Cock Ring, Penis Pump, Male Enhancement
Realistic sex Sex Doll, Male Masturbator
Prostate stimulation Prostate Massager

We're a COUPLE looking for: Try a:
A sex toy to improve sex Cock Ring, Penis Sleeve, Butt Plug, Strap-On
A sex toy to use together on him Masturbation Toy, Prostate Toy, Penis Pump
A sex toy to use together on her Bullet Vibrator, Remote Control Vibrator, Vibrating Panties
Something a bit kinky Blindfold, Spanking Toy, Handcuffs

2. Don't just choose solely on price

When you're shopping for your first sex toy, your budget is going to be a big contributing factor in choosing the perfect toy for you. However, it's important that you don't choose your first sex toy based purely on price alone. While starting with less expensive toys is a good way to experiment and find out what you like, starting with the cheapest toys first without thinking what's right for you can lead to disappointment. Take your time to think about what you want to feel, what material you prefer and what functions it should have and choose a budget around that. You can also filter between any price ranges using our product filtering system. Remember to look at product reviews to learn what other customers thought about the sex toy as well.

3. Use the sorting filters

We've given each product a variety of different attributes and details that explain everything there is to know about the product. You can choose to sort your results using any of these details, from price, size, colour, texture, power, width and more. Using these filters lets you easily find a sex toy based on your particular requirements. Just choose a category you like and apply the filter accordingly.

4. Check the details

When you've found a sex toy in your budget that turns you on, make sure to check the product details carefully.

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5. Watch the videos

We've added product videos to many of our popular sex toys that demonstrate exactly how they work. You can gain a variety of knowledge about your sex toy by watching the video, including the functions, size, speed and how loud or quiet the toy is. Watching a video demonstration lets you see your sex toy in a way that pictures and descriptions alone can't provide.

6. Read the reviews

Cherry Banana aims to be the most extensive sexual wellness website in Australia, and part of this is providing product reviews from our customers. You'll find plenty of first-hand reviews straight from the mouth of our customers, detailing important points such as what they liked, what they didn't like and what they thought could have been better. The more stars a product has, the better. You can read product reviews by clicking on a product or by using our product review page and using the filters available to refine your search.

Popular sex toys to get you started

While this isn't an exhaustive list, we've explained some of the most popular types of sex toys that are great for any experience level.

VibratorsVibrators are a wide variety of sex toys that include a small motor that creates a buzzing good time. They can be battery operated, plug­in or rechargeable and are fantastic for exterior genital stimulation on the clitoris, vulva, anus and penis glans. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and offer a multitude of functions for a truly personalised experience.

DildosDildos are the catch­all term for sex toys that are used for penetration, be that vaginal, anal or oral. Often they are shaped and contoured to mimic penises, but not always. Really you can find almost any shape, size and length of dildo to suit your needs. One key to finding the right dildo is ensuring your choice has a flared base to stop it from getting lost inside you.

MasturbatorsMasturbators are a fairly new entry to the sex toy market aimed towards men. They are wrap around devices made from a variety of materials for heightened penis stimulation during masturbation or handjobs. Masturbators can be intricately detailed to resemble and feel like body parts.

G-spot toysG-spot toys are designed to get to that perfect spot. Some say the g-spot doesn’t exist, but once you get there, you’ll know it does! G­-spot toys differ from regular dildos and vibrators by being curved at the end. Some are slender and some are thick, but whichever you try, they are sure to do the trick!

Butt PlugButt plugs are similar to dildos, in that they are penetration toys - but with one difference. While dildos are meant to be used with a thrusting motion, plugs are meant to go in the ass and stay in the ass. They are cone­shaped, narrow at the top, gradually getting bigger until becoming very narrow near the base. This lets you slip the plug in, and the shape helps it stay in. They are great in combination with other sexy activities.

Prostate massagersProstate massagers are the secret weapon of anyone who plays with men’s arsenal. These toys, specifically designed to reach right to the prostate, can be solid or vibrating and produce the most incredible results. Some are partner­based and others slide right in and work on their own, stimulating while staying in place.

LubricantsLubricant is a must have in everyone’s bedroom. Not only does lube help when your masturbation or sex is a little dry, but it is essential to use with many sex toys, including anything involving anal play. There are two main types of lube: silicone and water-­based. It is important you get to know which lubes work with which toys and condoms.

Strap OnsStrap-ons bring a whole new dimension to sex play! Whether you’re looking to explore new types of penetration or even some genderplay, a sexy dildo and sturdy harness combination will take you to new heights. And the best part? You can make yourself any size you want... or mix and match!

Ben-wa ballsBen-wa balls are a nifty addition to your toy box that can get the sexy party started before you are even home! These strings of smooth orbs feel great vaginally or anally and can be worn out and about. And when the time is right, pull them out one by one for delicious fun.

BDSM equipment is a broad category that includes cuffs, leashes, collars, rope, masks, restraints, floggers, crops, paddles and much more. All of these come with some specific rules and considerations and it's important to investigate what you're interested in and would like to explore.

How can I buy sex toys?

Think you're ready to start choosing some sex toys? Great! Just head to our main sex toy category and navigate from there. We've made it really easy to find everything! Buy Sex Toys.

Need more help?

Still need a little more help before buying your first sex toy? Don't fear, help is near! You can contact us directly and we'll reply with any questions, concerns or curiosities you may have. We're here 24/7 and ready to help you now.

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