Back in your parents’ youth, sex toys used to mean only one thing: dildos. Some were big and some were small, but they all essentially did the same thing.
Today, sex toys cover a wider range of products. And they’re growing increasingly adventurous, doing things that your genitals couldn’t even begin to duplicate. And sometimes, they open up new worlds of sexual possibilities.
Here are 5 of the most innovative and wonderfully bizarre sex toys on the market. Some of them will have you scratching your head, wondering who in the world would ever use such a thing. And some might just have you reaching for your credit card—because what the hell, let’s try something new tonight!
Electromagnetic Pulse Vibrator
Nalone’s Electro is an all over “massager”—a large wand intended for external stimulation with an insertable vibrating handle.
Sounds fairly ordinary, but this sex toy has a secret. The head has a metal plate on it that provides an electromagnetic pulse. Different from a good ol’ electric shock, an EMP is more like a burst of radiated energy.
A minor EMP can cause enough interference to disrupt electronics—or can apparently stimulate sensitive nerve endings to heightened levels
Sex In The Shower
A line of sex-toy accessories to help you in one of the most difficult places to have sex: the shower.
Sportsheets’ suction sex toys—from footrests and handles to collar restraints and dildos (yes, as in a dildo that suction cups to the wall)—attach anywhere in your shower so you can get clean, have sex creatively, and not fall on your face.
$15.99 to $54.99; Sportsheets.com
Vibrating panties that respond to what’s going on around you? The Ohmibod Club Vibe 2.OH is basically that—a custom-shaped vibrator tucked inside a secret pocket in a specially designed lace thong.
The vibrator, held in place by the panties, pulses to someone’s voice or to music at concerts or in a club, via a Bluetooth connection.
Webcam entertainer Natalie Star, who regularly uses remote technology products like this while connecting with clients online, says “I wore mine out recently and with every song the DJ played I couldn’t help but feel the music, literally.”
App-Controlled Vibratissimo Toys
There are five different sex toys in the Vibratissimo collection, three vibrators of various configurations and two types of ben wa balls (marble-sized balls, usually hollow and containing a small weight, that are inserted in the vagina for sexual stimulation purposes).
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All of them vibrate, and all of the vibrations are controlled via a smartphone app. Which means you can be at work, “texting” your lady, who happens to be ben wa-ing while grocery shopping.
Welcome to the future.
Velcro Sex Sheets
Like the wheel, sometimes the most innovative ideas are the simplest. Sportsheets’ bondage bed sheets allow you to play with restraint, but with the knowledge you can always escape—because all you’re being restrained by is regular old Velcro.
Imagine a conventional fitted bed sheet, except it’s made out of a Velcro-compatible fabric and reinforced with straps that go under the mattress. Velcro-backed anchors that stick to the sheet are then positioned around the bed wherever you want them.
Each anchor can then be attached to a collar, handcuff, or ankle restrain, effectively tying your partner down. And “escape” is super easy.