Buying Your First Sex Toy? Start Here.

By Alex Yale

Purchasing your first sex toy can be a confusing process when you’re starting out. There is no one size fits all when it comes to sex toys, but there are some things to keep in mind when shopping. Here are the basics you should know before making your first purchase. 

This process should be fun and exciting!

Don’t get bogged down by the options and differences between all the toys. The point is to find something pleasurable that you love to use! We want to help make that process as easy and fun as possible. That’s why we offer free 60-day returns. The only way to find what you like is to try it out. If you don’t love it, we’ll give you a refund and help you find something that’s a better fit. 

What type of stimulation are you looking for?

Generally speaking, there are a few main types of vibrators that each offer a different sensory experience.

General Massagers 

These are a great option for anyone and everyone. These can be used anywhere on the outside of your body and are perfect for massaging the clitoris, prostate, or any other erogenous zone of interest.

Internal Stimulation

These toys are typically referred to as ‘G-Spot’ vibrators. They’re designed to be inserted into the vagina and offer penetrative vibrations.

Clitoral Stimulation

Similar to general massagers, toys that focus on clitoral stimulation are usually intended for external use and designed to be easy to control. Also included in this category are clitoral suction vibrators like the Lelo Sona Cruise

Materials to Avoid

Make sure you purchase products that are made only of body-safe silicone. Cheaper, lower-quality materials are often porous, making them a breeding ground for bacteria. You can learn more about the materials to avoid here. At MMURE, we only stock products made of the safest and highest quality materials. If it’s on our site, it’s body-safe.

Price Point

Since we have been talking about quality, it makes sense to also discuss prices for various toys. One of the biggest factors in price is due to the quality of the materials. Products that are chemical-free and made of higher quality silicone will cost more than their poorer-quality counterparts. Most body-safe and rechargeable vibrators start around $30 dollars and go up from there.

Rechargeable vs. Battery Operated

This is another decision that comes into play when purchasing a vibrator and it will also affect price. Battery-operated vibrators will typically cost less and have a shorter lifespan. Often these products are treated as disposable once the battery dies. 

Rechargeable vibrators tend to be of higher quality because they are inherently designed to last (and last and last). These types of toys take less of a toll on the environment because they are not intended to be thrown away when the battery dies. 

Whatever you decide, remember that MMURE has your back. You can always reach us via live chat with any questions or take our product quiz for personalized recommendations. All of our products are guaranteed body-safe and we offer a risk-free trial. If you aren’t completely satisfied within 60 days, we’ll give you your money back.