Because Variety Is the Spice of Life.
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Motherfuckers be living in a world full of sex toys and still complain about not having enough options. That’s me. I’m motherfuckers.
Once I accepted my flaws I realized that I wasn’t alone in having them. Most people want to buy a sex toy (or ten), but have no clue where to start or are afraid to get something they won’t even like. And while that’s generally the case, especially when sex toy noobs, it’s not the way things should go down. After all, how will we ever make sexual health mainstream if we keep shoving it under a rock by associating it with disappointment and perversion? Granted, you have to be a pretty big pervert to use a sex toy on yourself or a partner, but who says there’s anything wrong with that?
In fact, sex toys have become so popular that media outlets from all over the world have started talking openly about them. Doctors keep singing their praises and celebrities are constantly jumping on the “mold me” bandwagon. Today’s sex toy industry is replete with fun and exciting options, again making it difficult for the average person to find what they need. One answer to the inundation is the sex toy kit – an all-inclusive collection of everything you need to be as big of a pervert as you’d like, without all the money wasting and disappointment that usually accompanies it.
What Is a Sex Toy Kit?
As with anything that comes in a kit, a sex toy kit is a grouping of similar items that are sold together. Most kits of this kind feature a handful of self-pleasure products that promote one or more specific types of sexual activity, although larger kits may support a wider range of sexual experimentation. On average, however, the most common sex toy kit includes stuff like dildos, vibrators, handcuffs, butt plugs, blindfolds, and other erotica items that can be either predetermined by the manufacturer or hand-selected by the purchaser.
Sex toy kits are unique in that they provide the buyer with everything he or she needs to have a fully satisfying and well-rounded experience no matter who they’re playing with or what they’re doing. Most of the time, the items inside the kit are also hypoallergenic and therefore appropriate for all skin types and orifices. Today’s best sex toy kits can be customized to the user’s unique specifications, or at the very least they can chosen based on a common theme such as romance, BDSM, anal play, or nipple work. If you’re extremely lucky (and have a budget that’s bug enough) you might even stumble across a few sex toy kits that have a little something from every category.
The complexity and cost of modern-day sex toy kits can vary quite widely, and not all manufacturers offer them. On the contrary, some of the best sex toy makers in the business offer their top-notch toys in some sort of gear-like grouping that often includes things like personal lubrication samples, toy cleaning packets, shower mounts, and other accessories. The key is to find a kit that works best for your current and/or future sexual lifestyle, even if that means combining a few until you have everything you need – a popular option for serious sex toy enthusiasts.
Why a Sex Toy Kit Though?
It hasn’t been long that high-quality sex toy kits have been available to the average consumer. Until recently, anyone who wanted a “kit” of this kind had to curate their own products one by one over the course of many years. Only the truly perverted among us had access to the good stuff, which is partially why sex toy use has been considered relatively taboo up to this point. Good sex toy kits are not only changing the game but they’re also paving the way for bigger and better things in the future.
Many people miss out on great sexual experiences because they either don’t know about a sex toy’s existence or they’re unsure how to use the one’s they’ve heard of. And considering the average price of a good sex toy, most folks don’t want to waste their money on a product that’s potentially disappointing. That’s understandable, but that’s where sex toy kits really shine. The right one will allow you and/or your pent-up partner to experiment with those deviant sexual desires without going broke in the process. And should you favor one item from the kit over another, the majority of manufacturers sell individual items separately (not to mention upgraded versions too). It’s like a sampling station at the grocery store, only it’s for your crotch and there’s no trash to throw away when you’re done.
The cleanliness of a kit full of sex toys is only the beginning (and is only a factor if you practice proper hygiene anyway). High-end kits typically come with their own cleaning solution sample, although that’s not always the case. Either way, sex toy kits help you keep your collection organized even in the heat of the moment. Good kits are self-contained, meaning they typically come packed inside a bag or box that doubles as storage. So, while you may get storage containers for each individual toy you purchase, having that many little bags and boxes lying around on the bed can get annoying. Get your shit together with a sex toy kit, literally.
And speaking of having things together, sex toy kits always feature products that work in tandem with one another. Owning a ton of sex toys is one thing, but having them be user-friendly to the point that they’re all in unison is another. This is just one more way that purchasing a sex toy kit is a money-saving opportunity, but cash isn’t always the main concern for people shopping for good sex. The simple convenience of having a handful of sex toys that naturally work well together is priceless to most folks, including yours truly. Plus, I like to get familiar with my sex toys before boasting or banishing them. Sex toy kits allow me to do that, and at my own pace to boot.
I have bad news for you though. You won’t be able to enjoy any of the advantages I mentioned above unless you vet out the right one. Sex toy kits, albeit a relatively new concept in the industry, are becoming increasingly popular. As a result, your options are now more prevalent than ever. It’s time to start approaching the market like you have something to say, even if that’s just the guttural moan you let out as you reach and exceed climax.
The Top 4 Ways to Tell If That Sex Toy Kit Is Worth It or Not
First of all, little children, the only way you’ll ever find what you’re looking for is if you “know thyself” better than the clever marketers of the world do. And trust me, they know you very, very well. In fact, most sex toy manufacturers employ a specialized team of advertising executives just to coax that hard-earned money out of your pocket. Narrow the playing field by knowing the following facts about yourself and/or your partner:
- Your Skin Type(s) – Certain sex toy kits contain items that are made from materials that could cause an allergic reaction and/or skin irritation for some users. And while it’s possible to use a condom with some of the toys you’ll recieve, that’s not always an option. If you and/or your lover has sensitive skin or known allergies to materials or chemicals, make sure you pay close attention to those detials when shopping for your first (or next) sex toy kit. Also, keep in mind that some kits feature toys that are made from a wide variety of materials. Carefully consider each item before making your decision, and see if the manufacturer has any alternatives while you’re at it.
- Your Intentions – How you plan to use the products in your sex toy kit can play a big role in what ends up happening in your bedroom. It can also determine which kind of kit you should buy. For example, if you’re not intending to engage in any butt play, you won’t need a kit that features anal sex toys. On the same token, if you’re looking for something a bit more versatile, you’ll want to steer your attention towards the kits that come with a little bit of everything – vaginal toys, anal playthings, and items for the rest of your body too. Remember, these things can usually get as kinky as you are (if not more).
- Your Lifestyle – Don’t forget that the way you live is a significant factor when selecting a new sex toy kit. Since the best kits are rather compact, discretion isn’t always a concern. However, not all sex toy kits are packaged the same, nor are they all compact. A large, noticable kit of kink will be sniffed out quickly by nosey roomates and children. On the other hand, overly compact kits can be difficult to care for and a pain in the ass to keep track of. Find something right down the middle if you know what’s good for you.
- Your Budget – Individually-priced sex toys are pretty expensive these days thanks to all the high-end manufacturing techniques and high-tech features. And even on lower-end kits, the price tag can be sort of alarming. Picking out a budget-friendly sex toy kit takes careful scrutiny of your current and future financial situation. Why? Because you not only have buy this thing, you also have to take care of it. That might require a few extra supplies, so can you really afford to own the kit you’re considering?
If the answer is “yes,” then you may proceed to the next step where we break down the most important features. Stay tuned for the top # things you should look at or consider when shopping for your first (or next) sex toy kit to tell if it’s worth your money or not:
1. The Kit Complexity
Selecting a good sex toy kit has a lot to do with the toys that are inside of it. For instance, if you have a kit that only contains 3 or 4 products, it’s likely that one of two scenarios is true: 1) You’re holding a luxury sex toy kit with a few high-end items inside, or 2) You’re getting ripped off. The brand name should tell you quite a bit, although there have been numerous up-and-coming manufacturers spring into existence over the years to offer impressive products and kits for the curious connoisseur. Regardless of the market association (or lack thereof), a good sex toy kit will always feature a decent array of items that follow one specific theme – masturbation, group sex, couple’s play, etc.
2. The Materials
Sex toy kits that are worth your time and money will always feature toys and accessories that are made under strict production guidelines. The materials used will be hypoallergenic, typically something like silicone, TPE, PVC or a another polycarbonate, elastomer, glass, stainless-steel and sometimes even precious metals like gold, silver and titanium. The better and more skin-safe the material, the higher the price tag is bound to be. However, anything with latex, parabens or phthalates should be avoided at all costs because those can cause a reaction regardless of skin sensitivities or allergies. Furthermore, all materials of the sex toy kit you choose need to be compatible with your lube stash too, or else things could get ugly in a hurry.
3. The Compatibility
We’d all like to think that modern-day sex toy kit manufacturers would create a product that featured items which worked well with others, but unfortunately, it seems as though some of the big dogs don’t get along. In other words, not all contemporary sex toy kits come with products that are compatible with what you already own, although you’d assume that would be the case at least sometimes. Often, you’ll find kits with dildos that can’t be used alongside certain harnesses but that’s not what I’m talking about at all. I’m referring to the otherwise well-equipped kits which come with vibrating cock rings that can’t be used with a butt plug or hand and feet restraints that can’t be used with a sex swing. Sort of limiting there, wouldn’t you agree? Furthermore, there are a few tragic kits that have products inside them that don’t even work well with one another. It’s a sad, sad world out there, folks. Don’t you fall victim to it because you’re horny and impatient.
4. The Storage
Unlike people, it’s perfectly acceptable to judge a sex toy kit by its cover. In fact, it’s one of the main selling points for many of the kits available on today’s market. Because good sex toy kits usually contain a large variety of items within them, it’s extremely important for the container to provide ample storage and protection from the elements. And while half the responsibility is yours as the owner, the manufacturer needs to do their part by giving you something worthwhile to keep your toys in. Depending on what you need and where you plan to take your sex toy kit, look for things like hard, durable casings, Velcro clasps, belt loops, studding or ribbing to get the sturdiest option. Also pay attention to the storage case’s material makeup, since some materials are much more resilient and lower maintenance than others (nylon over silk, for example).
The Three Kings: My Favorite Sex Toy Kits
A kit is a kit, right? Wrong. Not only does the manufacturer and contents matter, but my opinion matters as well. And even if you disagree with that statement, you won’t be able to debate me once you look at these three amazing sex toy kits I’ve hunted down:
BEST OVERALL: The We-Vibe Discover Gift Box
Fun, funky and fantastic, the We-Vibe Discover Gift Box is a sexy and stylish way to experiment with your sexual appetite. Similar to an Advent calendar, this superb sampling features 10 mini boxes inside. Open one each night with your lover to discover the wonderful world of We-Vibe (or open all 10 in one setting, it doesn’t matter). What matters is that you take advantage of the helpful tip cards and fun ideas provided by the manufacturer as you explore the skin-safe contents, which include things like the Special Edition We-Vibe Couple’s Vibrator, the Womanizer Starlet, the We-Vibe Tango, the Dusk anal stimulator, a special lube made by Pjur, some sexy dice, a massage candle and so much more. Whether you’re into romantic sex or hot and heavy humping, there’s something inside this kit for you to enjoy. Oh, and all vibrators are rechargeable and waterproof too, in case you were wondering.
Pro: The We-Vibe Discover Gift Box even contains a gentle tickler, a Q-tip-like Kegel ball and a silky sash for base-line bondage play.
Con: The box only sort of doubles as storage but you don’t get anything else to keep your crap in.
BEST FOR COUPLES #2: The We-Vibe Sync and Tango Anniversary Collection
Togetherness never felt so good, nor has it ever been more convenient than with the We-Vibe Anniversary Collection for couples. I’m a huge fan of the We-Vibe brand anyway, but this sex toy kit has everything you need to enjoy their top-notch products the way God intended – with a willing partner who’s equally as perverted as you. The unique design of this collection is wrapped snugly inside a playful case that protects the two compatible devices and their accessories from harm. Each rechargeable device is uniquely designed to stimulate the erogenous zones of the user, whether that be a male or a female. This couples-friendly duo features the famous Sync device which sends 3 inches of insertion and 3 inches of girth straight to the p-spot and the beloved Tango bullet which brings 3.5 inches of length and 2.25 inches of circumference to the g-spot table. Both are waterproof and work in unison with one another either via the wireless remote control included or through the free We-Vibe Connect app that let’s you masturbate to music and play with a partner from anywhere in the world when hooked up to a secure Wi-Fi connection.
Pro: This luxury sex toy kit comes with an easy to read instruction manual for the technologically impaired, plus the free app is chalk full of sexy bonus features for you and your partner to explore.
Con: It’s a good start to sex toy collecting, but you’ll need a lot more if you want to get serious.
BEST FOR BEGINNERS: The Lovehoney ‘All You Need’ Bondage Kit
This mega sex toy is kit is no joke. With 20 high-grade pieces inside, the Lovehoney ‘All You Need’ Bondage Kit literally has everything required for a safe and satisfying bondage experience, just as its name suggests. On top of that, it includes the AA battery you need to get started as soon as you tear open the box. And that’s not the only thing it contains. You’ll get instant access to popular sex toys like: a blindfold, a rubber flogger, a stainless-steel pinwheel, a beginner’s collar, adjustable nipple clamps, some bondage rope, a ball gag, a g-spot vibrator, a suction-cup dildo, a double-layered cock ring, a transparent penis stroker, and a butt plug just to name a few thing. And if that wasn’t enough, you can use this sex toy kit to take your BDSM to a whole other level with the under-mattress restraint system and adjustable wrist/ankle cuff set. Seriously, this collection lacks nothing, not even anal beads or Kegel balls.
Pro: The variety in this sex toy kit makes it versatile enough for more than just bondage and couple’s play.
Con: This kit does not come with its own storage, nor is the box it comes in an appropriate substitute.
The End Game
Sex toy superstardom is no easy feat. It has taken me several decades to get to the point where I can call myself an expert. However, it all started with a well-made sex toy kit and plenty of time to explore its contents. And while no two kits contain the same thing, the general idea is to provide the buyer with an all-inclusive collection of high-end products that work well with one another and play nice with others. As long as your selection provides you and/or your partner with a safe and satisfying sexual experience (hopefully more than once), that’s all that matters. So, if that takes a 20-piece sex toy kit with vaginal, anal, nipple and whole-body products in it plus a small sample of some high-end lube, then so be it. Variety is the spice of life, and things are getting pretty bland in your bedroom.