6 Most Common Sex Toy Myths That Aren't True

Jane Fonda talking to students while holding a vibrator on Grace and Frankie
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Sex toys are for everyone, not just single individuals.

The Most Common Myths Surrounding Sex Toys, Debunked

Sex isn't something society allows us to discuss freely.

It's something you converse about behind closed doors or not at all, resorting to late-night Google searches to answer all of our burning questions.

Because of this, misconceptions surrounding sex and the various facets of it are bound to happen. We've noticed this pertains mostly to sex toys. There are a plethora of myths surrounding them, which is why we've taken it upon ourselves to debunk them once and for all.

Scroll below to discover to learn the truth about sex toys!

Myth No. 1: Sex Toys Are Only for Single People

Many people believe that sex toys are exclusively designed for single people who don't have a partner to enjoy coitus with. That couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, plenty single individuals use toys to satisfy their sexual desires, but couples can use them, too. In fact, there are even sex toys that can help couples achieve simultaneous orgasms. So even if you've been happily married for 30 plus years, don't assume you can't use sex toys in the bedroom.

Myth No. 2: There's an Age Limit for Using Sex Toys

Seeing as advertisers use young, sexy individuals to market their products and services, it causes us to believe that once you hit a certain age, you're unimportant. The same goes with sex toys. For the most part, they're always shown as being used by those under the age of 30. If you're over that age, sorry, you can't use them. At least, that's what you may believe. There are plenty of sex toys that are designed with older individuals in mind and most of your favorite vibrators, butt plugs, and cock rings can be used no matter how old you are, so long as you take care of them properly.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

Myth No. 3: Using Sex Toys Will Ruin Your Sex Life

Once you use a sex toy, you'll never want the real thing ever again, right? Wrong. Sex toys enhance your sex life, they don't deteriorate it at all. And no, you won't become addicted to them once you use them. It's not like you won't be able to have sex without them, but know there's no shame in needing their help to get off. It happens to the best of us.

Myth No. 4: If You Need Sex Toys to Orgasm, There's Something Wrong With You

There is in fact nothing wrong with you if you need sex toys to help you orgasm. Though again, we are not doctors and if something really does feel off, please talk to them. We know it's awkward, but it'll only help improve your sex life. Regardless, most people need a little something extra to reach climax and using a sex toy will almost always help. Don't be afraid to try a few to figure out which ones work best for you.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

Myth No. 5: Sex Toys Are Only for Women

Ever heard of a cock ring? Heck, there are even male vibrators. Don't let society convince you only women use sex toys or that they're just for those who identify as female, because that is certainly not the case. There are plenty of sex toys that help guys, gals, and your non-binary pals. Whichever gender you identify as, there is a sex toy for you.

Myth No. 6: Not Everyone Will Find a Sex Toy That Works for Them

We wholeheartedly believe there's a sex toy out there for everyone. No matter what you're into or the sensations that drive you wild, there's a toy out there waiting for you. Not only can you find Avengers-themed sex toys, but there are even ones inspired by Game of Thrones. And if you're a bit older, you can find something that works for your age.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

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