Here are some of the common adult sex toys terms and definition for your educational purposes. Enjoy!
Anal Beads / Pearls:
Anal beads are similar to a pearl-like necklace, although the "pearls" are about the size of small grapes, some maybe bigger. When these beads are lubricated well, inserted and then withdrawn from the anus, they stimulate the anal sphincter, giving one intense pleasure.
Ben-Wa Balls/Vibro Balls:
A pair of plum sized spheres/balls, usually encapsulated by a plastic or ceramic coating, are intended to be inserted into the vagina where they create pleasurable sensations by gently knocking against each other. It also has the long-term benefit of strengthening the PC (pubococcygeal) muscle of the lower pelvis, a muscle that enhances sexual response and strengthens and lengthens orgasm. Another fun trick is for the woman to put them in her vagina and move her hips around making a delicate musical sound. (Hear-say only) Read article on "" for more information.
A form of sex play or role-play which combines Bondage and Discipline (BD), Dominance and Submission (DS) and Sadomasochism (SM)
A blindfold gives loving partners the experience of playing with "power" in a sexual way. As well, it creates heightened sensations of touch, taste, smell and hearing.
A vibrator with a traditional design, often in the shape and size of a tiny bullet or small egg. Bullet vibrators are also known as traditional vibrators.
It can be used in for clitoral and vagina stimulation or anus or can even nestle in your underwear if you have loose-fitting clothing.
This is a small vibrator designed to be worn directly against the vulva and/or clitoris, which is secured in place by leg or waist straps that circle around the legs.
A butt plug is a dildo designed for anal insertion and penetration. Most anal toys are flared at the base to prevent loss inside the anal canal. They are available in many different sizes, from thin and small to huge and fat. Some butt plugs are inflatable to add to the pleasure of having a "full" rectum and others can vibrate.
Abbreviation for clitoris.
These toys are designed directly contact with the clitoris and erotically stimulate it. Some women can’t take direct clitoral stimulation and so use clitoral stimulators next to instead of directly on the clitoris. Many different types are available including the strap-on "butterflies," regular dildos or vibrators with extra clitoral nubs, and penis rings with clit-stimulating extensions.
Cock Ring / Erection Ring:
This is a rubber ring-shaped device or leather strap that is used to wrap tightly around the base of an erected penis, in order to restrict blood flow and lengthen and maintain the duration of an erection, or to prolong ejaculation. Some people use cock rings just for their aesthetic value, but most often they are used to help maintain a firm erection. Read more at
Trade name for a lifelike material used to make vibrators, dildos and other adult toys. Each manufacturer has it's own trade name and may be referred to as UR3 Ultra-Realistic, Jel-Lee or Futurotic Material.
Cyberskin is amazing realistic, flesh-like material that is super-soft and has the closest feeling to skin of any material. It's also a very resilient and malleable material, and warms quickly to body temperature. Cyberskin is made from a mix of silicone and PVC, but should not be boiled like other silicone toys. . With the creation of Cyberskin it is now possible to make products with Virtual Touch, that is, with an extremely realistic feel like that of the human body. This means that if you close your eyes & touch the material, you can't tell the difference between Cyberskin and the human body.
Some technical background about Cyberskin :
CyberSkin has two unique properties.
1 the bonding between the atoms is super-flexible with a high resiliency a scientific term that tells you that CyberSkin has memory and can recover to its original shape.
2 this revolutionary material can simulate in the same product the softness of skin and the rigidity of erectile tissue.
Cyberskin is manufactured by the new Aerospace 601 computerized injection molding machine, originally designed by NASA engineers, enabling varying densities of CyberSkin to be strategically placed throughout a product. So you'll get to feel the difference in hardness or softness that simulate any body parts.
A vibrator that comes with a Cyberskin™ sleeve, or that is made primarily of Cyberskin™
A dildo is a stick shaped object that can be inserted into the vagina,or anus for enhanced sexual pleasure. They are usually made of silicone, rubber or jelly, which come in a variety of sizes and colors. Some have vibrating functions.
Slang term for Dildo
Double Dildo/ Double Dong:
This is a two-sided dildo that is long enough and shaped properly to be used by two people at once. Like a regular dildo, insertion can be vaginal or anal , according to your preference and pleasure.
An extender is a sleeve that fits over the penis like a condom but comes with the bonus of a 2 to 3-inch dildo on the end. Extenders elongate the erect penis, allowing deeper insertion. Because of the risk of accidental removal, extenders should not be used for anal pleasure.
This item must win the prize for being the most widely recognized but least understood adult fantasy product. In fact, it is simply a condom with tiny nubs on it, which enhance sexual pleasure.
Similar Material as the Cyberskin™
Discovered by gynecologist Dr. Ernst Grafenberg . Synonym for the Grafenberg Spot, which is located in the upper wall of the vagina and is reported to be particularly pleasurable when stimulated.
A dildo or vibrator that has a bent tip which, when placed in the vagina, stimulates the G-spot. Don't forget that fingers also do the trick too.
Gags are used in BDSM play. They can be made from leather, cloth and a variety of other materials.
A plastic or leather device worn around the hips and pelvis which then holds a strap-on dildo or butt plug in place. Can be used by men or women. Some harnesses are equipped to handle double dildos or to take two individual dildos (one for the wearer and the other for the partner).
A Trade term for Jelly toys. Jelly is a material used to manufacture sex toys, specifically vibrators and dildos. Jelly sex toys are usually brightly colored and soft and squishy to the touch.
Slang term for sexual activity that is considered to be outside the norm.
Short term for Lubricants
Emollients (oils, lotions, and creams) that when applied to the skin or to a sex toy can increase its slipperiness. Lubricants enhance the comfort and pleasure of masturbation, vaginal intercourse, sex-toy use, and especially anal sex. They are also very useful for women who experience vaginal dryness. Lubricants can have added features such as taste, scent or a warming or cooling feeling to enhance sexual pleasure. See “oils” for warning about use with condoms.
A face covering that is worn to heighten erotic excitement in S&M and bondage play. Usually made of cloth, latex, or leather.
Scented lotions and oils that are used in massage therapy to relax and add to sensual play. When choosing a massage oil, remember that oil-based lubricants will degrade latex; oils and condoms don’t mix!
A euphemism for "vibrator." Sold primarily to promote muscle massage, however their uses are far more popular in sexual play.
Masturbators are sex toys used by men to enhance pleasure during masturbation.
Nipple Clamps / Nipple Clips:
Nipple toys can be worn and enjoyed by both women and men. Screw-on nipple clamps, allow you or a lover to carefully regulate the pressure you apply. Hoop-style clamps rely on a spring mechanism and so do not provide an easy way to alter the pressure they provide. They can be worn discreetly under clothing and some can be attached to a vibrator for greater intensity. Still others have chains for decoration, or for leading the wearer around by the breasts.
A mechanical device that creates an erection with vacuum. It is usually a hard, plastic device placed over the penis and a vacuum is then created by a manual or battery-driven pump, bringing blood into the penis and making it somewhat harder and firmer. Also called vacuum erection therapy. Read Article on "
Any device used to restrict movement. Ropes, silk scarves, handcuffs, and ribbons are all examples of restraints commonly used for bondage sexual play. Otherwise known as bondage play.
Abbreviation for "sadism and masochism". Generally used to describe an activity or group of activities that involve inflicting or receiving pain as a form of gratification.
Deriving pleasure from causing physical or emotional pain on another person.
Sexual practices where an individual derives pleasure from inflicting pain or humiliation onto others or oneself.
One who practices sadomasochism.
A strap on dildo is simply a dildo that is attached to some sort of harness and worn around the waist. Harnesses are available to fit almost any kind of dildo.
A swing is a tool for sexual play. A sex swing is usually made from cloth or leather and secured from a strong beam. Sex swings can be made to accommodate one or two people at a time (you could probably find one that accommodates more, but we’ve never seen one!) for free-floating pleasure. Sex swings allow for a great variety of amazing sexual positions. A new twist on the standard is the bungee swing that incorporates elastic ropes like the kind used in bungee-jumping. We’re told that the sensation is like flying.
This is a vibrator shaped like a human tongue and has movement that simulates the range-of-motion for a tongue. Perfect of those who loves oral pleasure.
Similar Material as the Cyberskin™
Any battery operated or electrical toy that sexually stimulates the body, particularly the vagina, clitoris, anus and nipples. Many vibrators that are marketed as therapeutic massage tools are in fact commonly used for sexual stimulation.
General term used for an object such as a cane, crop, paddle or slapper used to beat a submissive person on order to increase erotic sensations.
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