THROWBACK: 5 First Sex Toys, 10 Years Later!
400 SEX TOYS! TEN YEARS! It's been a decade since I started collecting sex toys — and five years since I made my blog into a business! Can you believe it?!
My sex toy collection has grown so much since then. I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, and you can, too!
This sex toy spotlight is a throwback to the mid-2010s, an era when:
- Sex toy material safety was only starting to become common knowledge
- Tumblr porn reblog pages were still thriving (and FOSTA/SESTA hadn't passed yet)
- LELO was still the darling of the sex toy world (not so much anymore)
- Bloggers of the day had just broken free of a particular shop's "positive vibes only" policy
- I was doing vaginal weightlifting daily (more on that in a bit)
Some sex toy designs come and go, but — and I resisted joking about coming and coming — some of my first phallic play props have stood the test of time. Take a look through some of my 2014-era toybox. I'll tell you about the toy and the nostalgia it stirs up for my early days of collecting sex toys.
How did my sex toy collection start, and what does each toy mean to me?
This G‑spot dildo is a cult classic: a missile engineered to rock and hammer against the shallow front wall, right where the G‑spot or prostate is for most people.
Indeed, I immediately bought an njoy Pure Wand once I discovered my G‑spot. A partner fingered me just right, and I realized how wrong the usual advice to go 3–4 inches inside was for me. My G‑spot is about 1.5" inside — and the Pure Wand popped right in there.
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, I practically insta-came like that. The Pure Wand perfectly does what it was designed to do to a vagina: deliver pressure just slightly past the pubic bone.
But it was foundational to my sexploration for another reason on top of that. Yeah, I used to do vaginal weightlifting every single day as part of my orgasmic meditation practice. This steel dildo is hefty 24 ounces and has two ends: one 1.5" and one 1.0" diameter. And I used to hold the small end up throughout my time showering, doing hair and makeup, etc., in the morning.
I fortified my pelvic floor and breath control to the point where I could cum by breathing and clenching — and I still can nowadays! So no, I never worry that a huge dildo will "ruin" sex for me or a partner. I savor all sizes of cocks, big, small, and everything in between.
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Speaking of huge dildos, the VixSkin Johnny was my first-ever dual-density dildo, featuring:
- A firm and curved inner core for structure
- Fleshy, soft silicone "skin" that yields to my touch
- 1.75" diameter cross the pronounced head
Of course, I had slimmer, smoother dildos before that, but Vixen Creations' VixSkin formula was a luxurious level-up. I've cum so many times on the Vixen Creations VixSkin Johnny — one orgasm was quick and often proceeded to turn into ten. My cervix adored Johnny's girthy member filling me up and bottoming me out.
Johnny is thiiiiiiiick — a little broader than my wrist — and set my standard for dual-density silicone dildos. It also warmed me up to the VixSkin Outlaw (which is more gentle than it looks, I promise), Tantus Cush O2, and beyond. I had such allegiance to Vixen Creations that, in addition to Johnny and Outlaw, I've tried the single-density soda-can-sized Randy, dual-density Gambler, and soft Colossus sheath.
Vixen Creations ruled the dual-density dildo realm in the 2010s — there wasn't much quite like it at the time. Nowadays, such formulas are more commonplace, but the VixSkin Johnny is still venerated and enshrined in my world.
The We-Vibe Tango X is the newer version of the Tango, the gold standard of rumbly, standard-size bullet vibrators. Some mini-vibes buzz. This one purrs and has serious "jump," hella splashing when dipped in water. The tapping of its hard shell against my desk sounds like firecrackers.
Slot it into a dildo's bullet cavity to make it quiver inside you. Or enjoy the lipstick slant's versatility; it allows for both pinpoint focus at the tip and more diffuse sensation at the sides, all in a compact package.
My favorite feature of the Tango X — after the legendary motor — is the three-button control panel that allows you to turn the speed up and down. Slightly sensitive after orgasm but want to keep going? No problem!
My second-gen We-Vibe Tango back in the day only had one button. But I cherished it since it was bequeathed to me by a more established sex blogger. She thought it was slowly dying and only had a few minutes of battery life at a time, and she offered it as a tester to feel the vibration quality. Lucky for me, the unit happened to hold a charge after I accepted it!
"A deal is a deal," she said, sending it my way.
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Once upon a time, when people Googled variations of "fifty shades of grey silver pleasure balls," they'd end up on my blog.
I reviewed the Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls, which weighed 7.8 ounces and measured only 1.25" across. Their weight and small size made the sensation oh-so-delicious to wear, ever-present throughout my day. They're on the moderate-to-advanced size of the vaginal weightlifting spectrum, and I loved it.
The product itself is delicious, but I wasn't a fan of the franchise, and I almost wish I hadn't deleted my original Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Ball review.
That was 2015-ish, the peak of Web 2.0 social justice warrior culture. And while I'm still not a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey, I've grown as a content creator and consumer since.
All of the following can be true at the same time:
- Many people were "initiated" into the kink world by Fifty Shades of Grey.
- If Christian Grey weren't wealthy, the story would be right at home on an episode of Criminal Minds.
- We can let fantasies be fantasies. E.L. James and readers of dark romance can enjoy whatever the fuck they want — even if that includes having the hots for an imaginary, sexy stalker.
- Experienced kinksters could have been nicer about showing the Shaders more complete resources, including about Risk-Aware Consensual Kink and differentiation from abuse.
- I'm going to write a smutty romance novel one day, too. It's probably going to be garbage, but it doesn't have to be perfect to be enjoyed, to help people discover themselves, and so on.
Dark romance with manipulation and possession is super triggering for me, but if someone likes the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, "You do you, boo."
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A Lovehoney Glass Dildo
Glass dildos are so, so severely underrated as first-time sex toys. They're slick (minimal lube needed), pretty, easy to clean, and often quite affordable while body-safe!
My first-ever (ever… like, when I was still in high school and didn't drive yet) sex toys were glass dildos:
- A clear mushroom tip dildo with blue veins, kind of like the Icicles No. 5
- A bent G‑spot dildo with one beaded end and one curved end
They were nothing too wild, hence generic names like "Lovehoney Slimline G‑Spot Sensual Glass Dildo," but they were impactful. The bulbous head on the longer one led to my discovery of cervical orgasms.
I fucking love deep penetration. I crave the depth, boldness, and full-body radiance of a cervical orgasm, and I credit long glass dildos for making that alternate pathway to pleasure possible for me.
Also, glass dildos were lighter, easier-to-grab weights than the njoy Pure Wand, great for vaginal weightlifting. Just make sure you lay out a plush towel under you in case you drop it.
What's your favorite glass dildo shape? Mine is gently curved with a swelling tip and forward tilt.
Last but not least, Lovehoney's Sqweels feature flapping tongues to simulate oral sex. The compact and rechargeable Sqweel Go was my first-ever motorized sex toy, lapping lightly over my clitoral hood. While it has since been discontinued, its predecessor, the Sqweel 2, remains.
This relic of 2010-ish is so old-school that it takes 3 AAA batteries rather than containing a lithium-ion rechargeable. Ahh, yes. The original travel lock: transporting a vibrator with batteries taken out so it doesn't go off in your bag.
While I don't love the Sqweel 2 — it stalls way too easily with pressure — it's a nostalgic novelty. Its successor's pretty pink tongues matched my Tantus Silk Large and bent glass dildo. I stowed all of them inside a faux-fur light-up star pillow with a zipper closure, where my college dorm roommate wouldn't find them.
Yeah, 2013 was a very different time for me.
A big thank-you!
Thank you to Lovehoney.com for collaborating with me! And yes, they were among the first retailers I bought sex toys from.
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