A sex toy is an object or device that is primarily used to facilitate human sexual pleasure , such as a dildo or vibrator. Many popular sex toys are designed to resemble human genitals, and may be vibrating or non-vibrating. The term sex toy can also include BDSM apparatus and sex furniture such as slings ; however, it is not applied to items such as birth control , pornography , or condoms. Alternative expressions include adult toy and the dated euphemism marital aid , although "marital aid" has a broader sense and is applied to drugs and herbs marketed to supposedly enhance or prolong sex. Today's sex toys are available in almost all countries for male and females. Another form of sex toys for both men and women are those for erotic electrostimulation.
Introduction: While vibrating products have been recommended by clinicians for the treatment of male sexual dysfunctions, knowledge is lacking with regard to the prevalence of vibrator use among men in the United States, the characteristics of men who use vibrators, and whether there are relations between vibrator use and sexual function among men. Aims: To establish lifetime and recent prevalence rates for vibrator use by men in the United States, to document the characteristics of men who use vibrators and their reasons for using vibrators, and to explore relations between men's vibrator use and sexual function. Methods: During April , data were collected from a population-based cross-sectional survey of 1, men aged years in the United States. Analyses were conducted using post-stratification data weights. Main outcome measure: Measures included sociodemographics, health status and health-related behaviors, sexual behaviors, vibrator use, and sexual function. Results: For both solo and partnered sexual activities, the prevalence of men who had incorporated a vibrator into sexual activities during their lives was Men who had used vibrators, particularly those with more recent use, were more likely to report participation in sexual health promoting behaviors, such as testicular self-exam.
Prevalence and characteristics of vibrator use by men in the United States
Looks like more ladies are trying out some good vibrations: Women are much more likely to buy a vibrator than they used to be, and they're especially interested in buying the newer, subtler-looking sex toys, according to a new survey published in the May issue of Good Housekeeping UK. The magazine polled women and even sent reader testers different options to try. It turns out the women preferred the smaller, subtler designs to the phallic-shaped options of vibrators past. In fact, 77 out of women crowned a small pink pebble-shaped toy the winner. Overall, 90 percent of the women said they were more likely to buy a vibrator than they used to be, and 62 percent said they wouldn't be embarrassed to own of the of the "new-look" vibrators.