The vibrator has come a long way since its early days, and not only are they far prettier and lighter now, they’re also more accepted.

Over 50% of American women are already using vibrators, and a Trojan-funded survey found that 72% of Americans were open to using a vibrator during sex.

Vibrators were invented as medical equipment for treating female hysteria and pelvic disorders.

There are vibrators designed for clitoral stimulation, anal stimulation and for vaginal and clitoral stimulation at the same time.

Medical Purposes Of Sex Toys

Strengthening Muscles

For one thing, women who suffer from incontinence or a prolapsed uterus can exercise their pubococcygeal muscles, not to mention have more satisfying orgasms by Kegels. Those muscles get an even better workout if you use spring-loaded devices.

Some health professionals also believe that woman can hasten recovery from surgeries like Caesarean sections with the help of sex aids, which increase blood flow, and men with prostate disorders might use a dildo to massage themselves and drain the built-up fluid.

While sex toys are often used recreationally, they can also improve sexual function for people with certain medical conditions that may have been affecting them.

Diabetes and multiple sclerosis, for instance, affect nerve transmission, which can dull sexual sensation, and people taking medications for high blood pressure and depression can also suffer side effects that limit sexual response.

Women who undergo hormonal changes during menopause, hormonal replacement therapy or who suffer nerve damage after surgery sometimes find their clitorises to be less sensitive; a sex toy might play a role to increase arousal.

Women who used vibrators are significantly more likely to go to the gynecologist and more likely to give themselves genital self-examinations.

Vibrators may make for stronger orgasms and the ability to achieve them easier and faster, and they will not prevent a woman from climaxing during sex. There is nothing about vibrator use that will deny a person the ability to have orgasms any other way.

Some vibrators feature a small cup that pulses and sucks to enhance blood flow to the clitoris; more blood flow in the area increases arousal, which in turn helps the body lubricate itself and makes sex more pleasurable.

Getting Off With A Vibrator

As many as 75% of women can’t orgasm without clitoral stimulation, not to mention other forms of touch, so a vibrator can help during sex, and there’s absolutely no shame about not being able to get off without a vibrator.


Read: 


Are There Any Side Effects From Using A Vibrator?

Although some women experienced numbness (16%), irritation (10%) and even swelling (8%) with vibrator use, 71.5% of women had no negative side effects. Overusing a device like a vibrator can cause chronic numbness in your sensitive parts, and more than half of all women have used a vibrator, and nearly one in five of them have experienced side effects like numbness and pain.

Use it well by moving the device around, don’t focus on one spot too long, and always change up the vibration pattern.

About 83 percent of sex toy injuries result from having it stuck in or on the genitalia, according to reports about the CPSC data. It’s usually a dildo or a vibrator, but doctors and nurses have pulled out other things too. To play safe, use a sex toy that has a flared base, or a string that helps retrieve it.

A study of women with female partners published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases found that sharing vaginal sex toys increased the risk of vaginal infections, and sex toys could also spread HIV and hepatitis B and C.

To be safe, clean all your toys with soap and warm water after each use, and check manufacturer instructions for any specifics.

Finally, the chemicals on and in some sex toys can leach out of the plastic, vinyl, or rubber and into the skin. This can potentially cause itching and rashes. Some of these sex toys contain phthalates, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a possible human carcinogen.

You can check with the Coalition Against Toxic Toys for safe shopping guidelines and a list of stores dedicated to selling non-toxic toys.


Shop Related Products

    


Buying A Vibrator

Purchasing your first vibrator can be overwhelming, with more gadgets and fancy features out there than ever. Experts suggest going to a reputable shop. That comes with some advantages like being greeted by a staff that will not only make you feel at ease but also points you in the right direction.

Once you’ve determined on what stimulation you want, then go for the one that turns you on and sparks your imagination.

70% of men claim they’re not intimidated by vibrators, however, there are still men who might fear that they could be replaced by a plastic toy. Vibrators can step in for orgasms, but they can’t replace intimacy and relationship.

Bottom line: You can be adventurous, naughty, and safe at the same time, but remember to use toys as directed, clean them after each use (especially if you’re sharing them with a partner), and avoid using any toy for too long on one spot.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.