Sex

At-home sex toys

Some will provide a damn good time… others will send you to the hospital.

DIY sex toys

America has some pretty crazy TV shows, and one of them is TLC’s Sex Sent Me To The ER. On a recent episode, a woman was admitted to hospital for using pop rocks lollies on her vagina during intercourse. Yep, really.

Apparently she told her husband to use them, so we’d hazard a guess they disappeared from the light of day, started… ‘popping’, and caused some serious internal pain. Ouch.

While this may be enough to put you off the idea of DIY sex toys for, like, ever, you should know that not all household items are going to land you in the hospital when you feel like getting frisky. So maybe try using these instead…

A belt: You might have seen women and men tied up using scarves in the movies, but it’s safer to use a belt. The knots in scarves can tighten to an uncomfortable point when you’re moving, while a belt wrapped around your wrists is all the fun and none of the danger.

The showerhead: If getting down and dirty in the shower is your thing, consider installing a detachable, multi-purpose shower head. The multiple settings suit a variety of moods, and it’s just as fun using it on your own as having your guy use it on you.

An electric toothbrush: Horrified by the thought of buying a vibrator, but still desperate to recreate the sensation? An electric toothbrush is your best bet – cheap, rechargeable and subtle. Use the vibrating handle for stimulation, or, if it’s the right shape, have him use it inside you.

A spatula: While you’re not required to do it on the kitchen bench for this sex toy to do its best work, if the mood strikes at least you’re in close proximity. A rubber or plastic spatula works as an excellent spanking tool – flexible and not too firm.

His tie: Keen to get down to it after work? Repurpose his work tie by using it as a blind fold. Covering his (or your) eyes will heighten your senses and increase your pleasure tenfold.

A makeup brush: Similar to a feather duster, the delicate feeling of makeup bristles across his skin will stimulate his senses and get him in the mood for foreplay. If you’re prepared to get messy, try using a clean brush to paint his body with chocolate sauce.

Mints: Much safer than pop rocks, suck on a mint before going down on his to provide a tingling sensation (which won’t result in a visit to the ER).

Pillows Prop one below your butt before sex to let him enter you more deeply. Or stack several couch pillows under your chest and hug them during doggy style for a completely different sensation. You can also position them so that they'll press against your clitoris to get an added sexy surge.

Pillows Prop one below your butt before sex to let him enter you more deeply. Or stack several couch pillows under your chest and hug them during doggy style for a completely different sensation. You can also position them so that they'll press against your clitoris to get an added sexy surge.

Pillows

Prop one below your butt before sex to let him enter you more deeply. Or stack several couch pillows under your chest and hug them during doggy style for a completely different sensation. You can also position them so that they'll press against your clitoris to get an added sexy surge.