Variety is the spice of life, and that's as true with your sex toys as it is with anything else. If you always masturbate or have sex with the exact same equipment—say, with the same old Fleshlight or couple's vibrator you've been using for a decade—you might be surprised by how much fun it can be to mix things up with a new product. Perhaps something a little...weird.
"Novelty in all forms (not just new partners) can breed sexual excitement," Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., a researcher at the Kinsey Institute and member of the Men's Health advisory board, writes on his blog. "As some evidence of this, research has found that the long-term couples who report having the most intense feelings for each other are those who engage in the most new and exciting activities together."
Which brings us to our list of weird sex toys. Let's get one big thing out of the way first: when it comes to sex, there's no such thing as "weird" in a bad way. Whether you're turned on by spanking or wax play or bondage or whatever, we all have our own fun and unique sexual kinks. As long as what you're doing is legal and consensual, we say: have at it! Think of this as a round-up of out-there sex toys you might not have known existed—and therefore, might be the perfect way to mix things up in the bedroom.
Go forth and get freaky!
This toolkit that lets you make a glow-in-the-dark vibrator in the shape of your own penis isn't just a sex toy—it's a whole date night activity that you'll probably talk about for years to come.
Speaking of glow-in-the-dark sex toys, here's a neon blue option for something a little different than your go-to flesh-toned toy. If you're doing it with the lights off, there's something sexy (in a sensory deprivation way) about not being able to see anything besides the glowing phallus headed your way.
Some dildos are shaped like a dick, but this one's shaped like a hand—specifically, the hand of porn performer Belladonna. If fisting has always been a fantasy of yours, this dildo is a great way to experiment.
The hot-pink rabbit's tail adds a fun, new twist on the classic butt plug. Don't forget the lube!
Sex doesn't have to be serious. In fact, laughing in bed with your partner can help you both feel more comfortable—and that's exactly what'll happen when you whip out this pickle-shaped vibrator.
We couldn't talk about funny sex toys without also drawing your attention to this suction toy shaped like a chicken with a really big butt. Think of it like an adult rubber ducky—it's waterproof, so you can bring it in the bath.
The Venus Butterfly is also the name of one of our favorite sex positions for pleasuring anyone with a vulva, and guess what? You can use this Venus Butterfly for that Venus Butterfly. The receiver can strap on this hands-free vibe while their partner adds in some internal stimulation.
Everyone remembers their first oral sex session with a vibrating tongue ring.*
*Not an actual saying, but...it's probably true?
Satisfyer is one of the biggest names in the suction game. Most of their clit-sucking toys do not resemble cute animals, however, this one is shaped like a penguin in a bowtie, and we're here for it.
What a time to be alive. You can just click a few buttons and become the proud new owner of a sex toy that's essentially a spinning wheel of fake tongues, designed to simulate the sensation of oral sex on a vulva.
Is it a wind chime or a cock ring? (Answer: it's the latter.) This cock ring is working overtime to bring you as many sexy sensations as possible, including a tight grip around the shaft, vibrations from the attached bullet vibe, and the swinging of small steel balls that'll hit both partners' junk during sex.
Here's another toy that truuuly does it all. This three-pronged vibrator has a phallic-shaped arm for vaginal penetration, an anal bead arm for booty play, and rabbit ears for clitoral stimulation.
This ain't your typical masturbation sleeve. This one is molded after the mouth and lips of porn performer Sasha Gray, so it's just—or, well, sort of—if you really use your imagination—like she's giving you a BJ.
The future is now. And by "future," we of course mean "the ability to make your masturbation sleeve feel even more realistic by applying a warming lubricant to the inside."
Unleash your inner wolf with this matching butt plug tail and furry ear set.
We're gonna go ahead and guess that most of you don't keep a full-on sex machine in your bedside drawer. The classic saddle comes with a series of attachments for internal and external stimulation as you ride your way into Pleasure Town.
You've heard about sex swings that hang from the ceiling or fit over the door, but how about this one that hangs off your own body? Be warned: it might take some trial and error to figure out the body mechanics, but you'll probably have fun along the way.
Did you think that blue section was just a really nice hand grip for the flogger? Think again: it's a dildo!
Visually, it might remind you of those wax lips you got from the candy store as a kid. Practically, it's like a ball gag, except it forces the wearer's mouth to stay open.