Today I was reminded that I have been affiliating with SheBop for three years. If my affiliation were a child, it would be on the floor of the grocery store screaming for candy right now! What I’m saying is, time flies. So today seems appropriate to write a post that has been jostling around in my cranium for the past few weeks. It’s kind of a Marie Kondo slash Tristan Taormino thing, which are two names that until this moment were probably never used in the same sentence.
The Bare Minimum: Your Sex Toy Accessories
A few years ago this blogger may have thought it trendy to have an endless supply of gadgets and gizmos. So many, in fact, that they demanded their own cupboard with drawers for sorting variety. There were – shudder – jelly toys, and lubricants with sticky lids. There were things I’d never toyed with, just sitting there, looking pretty. It was before I even got on my “tidy-kick” that I decided it was all too much. I unceremoniously threw them away, a cascading waterfall of silicone.
Now I’ve got one of those super annoying do you really need that, though attitudes about pretty much everything. Maybe it’s because I’m edging closer to my 30s, but I’m more about quality over quantity, and if something isn’t useful, I don’t want it taking up any of my valuable space. (Portland now charges roughly $400 per square foot for apartment space, with a trendy tax the closer you live to micro-breweries.)
I’m all about cultivating a well-rounded set of things that you’re going to actually use. That’s going to look different for everyone depending on who you are and what you’re into.
Here are some tips I have for picking out the best set for you:
- If you need more than one of the same toy/accessory, why?
- Does everything have it’s own unique purpose?
- Are all of these toys/accessories you genuinely enjoy using?
- Are the materials of these toys/accessories safe for your body?
- Are these toys/accessories going to stand up well over time?
Here is my go-to cheater guide for building a collection:
- Buy high quality silicone toys that are not porous or seek out metal or glass toys.
- Have a good understanding of the price range for the toy you’re seeking and consider spending slightly more if it means getting a higher quality toy.
- In conjunction with number two, read reviews on the toy you’re interested in buying. See what others have to say about the quality of the toy.
- If you already have a dildo, why are you getting a second dildo? Is it because the first one just isn’t doing it for you? Or do you want some variety? Instead of pooling in tons of toys, try thinking about why you’re getting more, and if that toy is actually filling a gap. (Ba dum ksh)
- Only buy toys that you’re actually interested in using! Don’t be swayed by a toy that simply looks pretty or has a good reputation. Do you want a toy that has two prongs? Do you want a toy that simulates oral sex? If not, don’t waste your money, time, and space.
Of course this is just my guide. Some people really love having tons and tons of choices and that’s what makes them feel happy. That’s equally awesome. But if you’re like me and think that it can all too quickly become overwhelming, whittle it down into something more lovely.
SheBop is a female friendly adult store in Portland, OR. This is not a sponsored post, all the thoughts are my own, I just think they’re awesome. If you want to buy online from SheBop, you can use my affiliate link and I will receive a cut of your purchase. It’s a win/win for everyone involved. Happy exploring!