Sex toys are something that should be celebrated, not shamed. These colorful creations aren't only powerful tools for exploring our sexuality, they're also artistic, created by dildo-sculpting Michelangelos to please the mind, body, and soul.
Unfortunately, there are still stigmas surrounding sex toys, and in states like Texas vibrators were only legalized in 2008.
Some of these stigmas were planted by stereotypical XXX shops, which sell sex toys that can be offensive to some. XXX shops also sell toys can be made of toxic materials that cause rashes, increase the risk of infection, and have other negative long-term effects (there's very little regulation on sex toys in the United States).
The good news is there's a bright side to the sex toy industry that's fighting back. Companies like Smitten Kitten, Vixen Creations, Njoy, Fun Factory, Nobessence, Good Vibrations, Babeland and Tantus put safety before profit. They only sell sex toys made from medical-grade body-safe materials like silicone, stainless steel, and borosilicate glass.
These toys not only feel amazing, they also look amazing, and are as much works of art as they are pleasure objects.
This website's mission is to spread information about the artistic side of sex toys, and promote sex-positivity through guides, resources, and tools. Some examples of our works are the sex toy discovery tool, which organizes the most interesting sex toys in the world, and the progressive sex shop finder, an interactive map to woman-owned sex shops.
Check back for even more sex toy guides in the coming weeks!