Breaking the Taboo: Exploring the Role of Sextoys in Spicing Up Valentine's Day

Written by: The Oh Collective



Time to read 9 min

Looking to add some excitement to your Valentine's Day? Look no further than the taboo topic of sextoys. While once a hush-hush subject, the use of sex toys to spice up intimate encounters has become more common and accepted in recent years. Why not break free from traditional gift-giving this Valentine's Day and explore the world of pleasure inducing gadgets? Sextoys can do more than just enhance pleasure; they can also ignite a spark of creativity in the bedroom. From vibrators that can be controlled remotely to couples' toys that allow for shared experiences, there's a wide range of options to suit every taste and desire. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, incorporating sextoys into your Valentine's Day festivities can bring a new level of excitement and intimacy to your relationship.

The stigma surrounding sextoys

In the past, sex toys were often associated with shame and embarrassment. They were seen as something only used by individuals who were unsatisfied or unable to find a partner. However, this perception has shifted dramatically in recent years. With the rise of sexual empowerment and a more open-minded society, the use of sex toys is now seen as a normal and healthy part of sexual exploration.

One of the main reasons for the stigma surrounding sex toys was the lack of education and understanding. Many people were simply unaware of the pleasure and benefits that these devices can provide. However, as more information became available and conversations about sex became more open, the taboo surrounding sex toys began to fade.

Today, sex toys are widely recognized as tools for pleasure and exploration. They are no longer seen as a substitute for a partner, but rather as a way to enhance intimacy and spice things up in the bedroom. Couples are now embracing the use of sex toys as a way to strengthen their connection and explore new avenues of pleasure together.

The rise in popularity of sex toys

The use of sex toys has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. According to a study conducted by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, over half of women and almost half of men have used a sex toy at some point in their lives. This increase in popularity can be attributed to several factors.

Firstly, the internet has played a significant role in the accessibility and availability of sex toys. With just a few clicks, individuals can browse a wide range of products, read reviews, and discreetly make a purchase. This convenience has made it easier for people to explore their desires and experiment with different types of toys.

Secondly, the media has played a crucial role in normalising the use of sex toys. From television shows (Sex Education much?) to movies, sex toys are often portrayed in a positive and non-judgmental light. This increased visibility has helped to break down the stigma surrounding sextoys and has encouraged more people to give them a try.

Lastly, there has been a shift in societal attitudes towards sex and pleasure. People are now more open to discussing their desires and seeking out ways to enhance their sexual experiences (hint: check out our Youtube channel where we open up about our sexcapades).The use of sex toys has become a topic of conversation among friends and even in mainstream media, further contributing to its rise in popularity.

Benefits of incorporating sex toys into Valentine's Day celebrations

Valentine's Day is a day dedicated to celebrating love and intimacy. What better way to celebrate than by incorporating sex toys into your festivities? Not only can sextoys enhance pleasure, but they can also bring a new level of excitement and intimacy to your relationship.

One of the main benefits of using sex toys on Valentine's Day is the opportunity for exploration and experimentation. Trying out new toys can help you discover new erogenous zones, learn more about each other's preferences, and push the boundaries of pleasure. It can also encourage open communication and a deeper trust in your relationship.

Another benefit is the added variety and novelty that sextoys can bring to the bedroom. Let's face it, relationships can sometimes fall into a routine, and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to break free from the ordinary. Introducing a sex toy can add a new element of surprise and anticipation, making the experience even more exhilarating.

Additionally, sextoys can provide a solution for individuals who struggle with specific sexual challenges. Whether it's difficulty reaching orgasm, maintaining an erection, or experiencing pain during intercourse, there are sex toys designed to address these issues and provide pleasure and comfort.

Different types of sextoys for couples

When it comes to choosing a sextoy for couples, the options are endless. Here are a few popular choices that can enhance your Valentine's Day celebrations:

1. Vibrators: Vibrators are a classic choice for couples looking to add excitement to their intimate moments. There are a variety of vibrators available, from bullet vibrators to rabbit vibrators, each offering a unique sensation. Some vibrators even come with remote controls, allowing you or your partner to control the intensity and patterns of vibration from a distance.

2. Couples' toys: Couples' toys are designed to be used by both partners simultaneously, providing pleasure for both individuals. These toys usually come in the form of a wearable device that stimulates both the clitoris and the penis during intercourse (our "Le Coq" is perfect for this type of stimulation). They can enhance sensations and create a more intense and satisfying experience for both partners.

3. Bondage and BDSM toys: If you and your partner are interested in exploring power dynamics and adding a bit of kink to your Valentine's Day, bondage and BDSM toys might be the perfect choice. From handcuffs to blindfolds to floggers, there are a variety of toys available to help you explore your fantasies and create a dynamic of trust and surrender.

4. Anal toys: Anal play can be a pleasurable and intimate experience for couples. If you're curious about exploring this area, there are a range of anal toys available, from beginner-friendly butt plugs to more advanced prostate massagers. Remember to start slow, use plenty of lubrication, and communicate openly with your partner to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

How to choose the right sex toy for you and your partner

Choosing the right sextoy can seem overwhelming with the vast selection available. However, with a little consideration and research, you can find the perfect toy to enhance your Valentine's Day celebrations. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice:

1. Start with your desires: Think about what you and your partner want to explore or achieve with the sex toy. Are you looking for increased pleasure, a new experience, or something to address a specific challenge? Understanding your desires will help you narrow down your options.

2. Consider your comfort levels: It's important to choose a sex toy that aligns with your comfort levels and boundaries. If you're new to using sex toys, you may want to start with something small and non-intimidating. On the other hand, if you're more experienced, you may be open to trying something more adventurous.

3. Read reviews: Before making a purchase, take the time to read reviews and gather information about the toy you're interested in. Pay attention to customer feedback, product specifications, and any potential pros and cons. This will help you make an informed decision and ensure that you're investing in a high-quality product.

4. Consider the materials: Sex toys come in a variety of materials, including silicone, glass, metal, and more. Each material offers a different sensation and level of comfort. Consider your preferences and any potential sensitivities or allergies when choosing a toy.

5. Invest in quality: When it comes to sex toys, quality is important. Investing in a high-quality toy not only ensures a better experience but also prioritizes your health and safety. Look for reputable brands and products that are made from body-safe materials.

Tips for introducing sex toys into your relationship

Introducing sex toys into your relationship can be an exciting and intimate experience. However, it's important to approach the topic with sensitivity and open communication. Here are a few tips to help you navigate this process:

1. Start the conversation: Begin by having an open and honest discussion with your partner about your desires and interests. Approach the topic in a non-judgmental and non-threatening way, emphasising that the goal is to enhance pleasure and deepen your connection.

2. Educate yourselves together: Explore the world of sex toys together. Watch educational videos, read articles, and visit reputable websites to learn more about the types of toys available, their benefits, and how they can be incorporated into your relationship.

3. Take it slow: Introducing sextoys into your relationship is a journey, not a race. Start with something small and non-intimidating and gradually work your way up. Remember to communicate openly with your partner, providing feedback and reassurance along the way.

4. Make it a shared experience: When it comes to using sex toys, it's important to involve both partners in the process. Allow each other to choose toys, experiment with different sensations, and explore new techniques. This creates a sense of equality and ensures both partners feel valued and included.

5. Focus on pleasure, not performance: It's important to remember that sex toys are not a replacement for your partner. They are simply tools to enhance pleasure and add variety to your sexual experiences. Emphasise that the goal is to explore and discover new avenues of pleasure together.

6. Have fun and be playful: Incorporating sextoys into your relationship should be a fun and playful experience. Don't take it too seriously and allow yourselves to laugh and enjoy the process. Remember, the ultimate goal is to create a deeper connection and have unforgettable experiences together.

Valentines Chocolates and Sextoys

Valentine's Day is synonymous with chocolates, flowers, and romance. This year, why not take it a step further and combine the pleasure of chocolates with the excitement of sex toys? Try our unique combination of libido-enhancing chocolates and sex toys to create the ultimate Valentine's Day experience.

Libido-enhancing chocolates are designed to stimulate your senses and increase sexual desire. They contain natural ingredients, such as aphrodisiacs and mood enhancers, to help set the mood and create a more intimate and pleasurable experience. Pairing these chocolates with a sex toy can take your Valentine's Day celebrations to a whole new level.

Our most popular sextoys for Valentine's Day

If you're looking for some inspiration for your Valentine's Day celebrations, here are a few of our most popular sextoys:

1. The "Dream Team" couples vibrator: This versatile vibrator is designed with couples in mind. It can be used for internal and external stimulation, making it a great choice for couples exploring different sensations together. With multiple vibration modes and a sleek design, this vibrator will surely add some excitement to your Valentine's Day. And don't forget about the Twister game and remote control that add even more excitement to your date night out.

2. Our vibrating butt plug "Boo" with remote control: This toy allows you or your partner to control the vibrations and patterns from a distance, making it perfect for couples who enjoy a bit of thrill and anticipation. Whether you're at home or out on a date, this toy can add a new level of excitement and spontaneity to your Valentine's Day celebrations.

3. Our BDSM "Playtime" bundle set: If you and your partner are interested in exploring power dynamics and adding a touch of kink to your Valentine's Day, this bondage set is a great choice. It includes a variety of restraints, blindfolds, and other accessories to help you create a safe and consensual BDSM experience.

4. Sex BonBons libido boosting chocolates: These tabs of Sex bonbons are the perfect Valentine's Day gift because they mix the fun of chocolate with a touch of romance. If you're out of date night ideas, then this is the solution for you. They're simple, sweet, and daring, making Valentine's more interesting. Plus, they're a great conversation starter about enjoying intimacy. 

Embrace sexual exploration and pleasure in relationships

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to embrace sexual exploration and pleasure in your relationship. By breaking free from traditional gift-giving and incorporating sextoys into your celebrations, you can create a truly unforgettable experience for you and your partner.

Let go of any lingering taboos and embrace the potential of sex toys to enhance pleasure and intimacy. Start a conversation with your partner, educate yourselves together, and take the time to choose the right toys for your desires and comfort levels. Remember, the ultimate goal is to create a deeper connection and have fun exploring new avenues of pleasure.

So, this Valentine's Day, why not step outside your comfort zone and embark on a journey of sexual discovery? Let your imagination run wild, indulge in some libido-enhancing chocolates, and explore the world of pleasure-inducing toys. Your relationship will thank you for it.