The idea of ‘sex toys’ conjures mixed emotions…. and while you might acknowledge their pleasurable role in the bedroom, perhaps you haven’t given much thought to the other benefits of sex toys.
Studies conducted by Indiana University reported that 53% of women aged 18-65 used a vibrator, and while the benefits to sexual function are probably no surprise, what might surprise you is that sex toys also have a recognised benefit for sexual and general health/wellbeing.
Sex toys may aide in sexual health by improving blood flow to the tissues of the vulva and vagina. In turn this promotes benefits such as:
Such changes can aid in the relief of menopausal symptoms such as vaginal atrophy and vulval vaginal pain. Furthermore, the gentle stretching of the vaginal cavity (+/- vibration) that results from use of sex toys may assist with muscle relaxation and improvement of vaginismus (involuntary muscle tightening), making intercourse a less painful and more enjoyable experience.
Finally, the benefits of sex toys may extend beyond the immediate area of their use, with potentially positive influences on:
….so… what are you waiting for, dive into your favourite sex toy today!