7 Homemade Sex Toys to Try Right Away

Ladies: whether you are single, in a relationship, or somewhere in between, experimenting with sex toys is one of the best ways to spice up your bedroom action. Toys can take the pressure off both you and your partner, making it easier to reach the big “O” — to say nothing of multiple orgasms. Plus, they are a whole lot of fun!

The only problem is that good-quality sex toys do not exactly come cheap. Besides, they look like, well, sex toys — which is not necessarily something you might be comfortable with if you are looking to keep things more discreet. 

The good news is that you can save hundreds of dollars on sex toys by using common everyday items instead. What’s more, you can even make your own toys and turn that into a profitable business.

To learn how to transform random objects lying around your home into pleasure-giving devices (and how to stay safe while doing that), keep reading. And yes, we will be mentioning bananas and cucumbers, but the other items on our list might come as a surprise!

1. Pearl Necklace

First off: do NOT use real pearls! Save your heirloom piece for those fancy date nights. 

Instead, get a cheap, faux pearl necklace — the longer, the better. Tie the midsection of the string into a ball, leaving enough length on either side to be able to comfortably hold it with both hands. 

Next, place the ball on your clit with one end of the string pointing toward your butt and the other toward your navel area. Take one end of the necklace in each hand and start pulling gently back and forth. Thank us later. 

Pro Tip

A pearl necklace can also level up your hand job game. Simply wrap it around your partner’s penis and jerk him off. The texture of the beads can make for an unusual and surprisingly thrilling sensation. Just remember to go slow and gentle. 

2. Ice Cube 

You can quote us on that: nothing beats a little temperature play on a hot summer night. If you don’t believe us, try it for yourself: simply trace a melting ice cube over your clit and labia (don’t forget your nipples too!). 

To include your partner in the fun, suck on an ice cube for a few seconds, spit it out, and then give them oral sex. As soon as your lips and tongue warm up, put that ice cube back in your mouth. Rinse and repeat until the — epic — finish. 

You can also use the ice to make puddles in strategic locations and gently lick them off of each other’s bodies. 

Pro Tip

For advanced ice play, freeze water in a popsicle mold and use it as a dildo. To keep the mess to a minimum, use it in the shower or with a condom and keep a towel handy. 

3. Chopsticks 

You didn’t see this one coming, did you? 

Tie the ends of a pair of chopsticks with a tight rubber band, and you’ve got yourself homemade nipple clamps. They can also be used to press the outer labia together if that’s more your thing. 

However, make sure to stay away from wooden chopsticks, as they are prone to splintering, and you could end up hurting yourself. Use chopsticks made of plastic or stainless steel instead.

Pro Tip

Remember that rubber band? Your partner might enthusiastically appreciate you snapping it against their skin (but check in with them first).  

4. Your Smartphone

If you own a smartphone, that means you already own a vibrator too. Yep, you read that right: there are mobile apps that can turn your cellphone into a real sex toy, such as iVibe and Vibrate Plus.

Of course, the vibrations are much weaker than those of actual vibrators, and this method works for clitoral stimulation only — but it still does the trick.

To keep things sanitary, use your phone over clothing or put it in a sock. 

Pro Tip

If you are worried about butt-dialing your grandma in the thick of action or would like more substantial vibrations, try an electric toothbrush instead. However, remember to use it only externally and do NOT insert it in your vagina. And, please, don’t use it to brush your teeth afterward. 

5. Tie or Stockings  

In the mood for some light bondage? If you are not keen on spending a small fortune on handcuffs, ropes, and chains (or forgot to pack your BDSM kit when traveling), worry not. 

Ties, tights, and stockings can double as ankle and wrist restraints, mouth gags, and blindfolds. And because of the soft fabric, they won’t chafe your skin. 

Pro Tip

A ribbon or a scarf can work too! 

6. Fruit and Vegetables 

We said we would be talking bananas, and we were not kidding. 

Any phallic-looking fruit or veg such as a banana, a cucumber, or a zucchini can be used as a dildo. Before doing that, however, make sure to wash your plant of choice thoroughly using antibacterial soap and warm water. You should also slip a condom on to prevent infections. 

Needless to say, you should NOT be eating your “edible” dildo afterward!

Pro Tip

Bananas tend to get squishy after a few thrusts, so you might want to get something sturdier. 

7. 3D Printed Dildo

If you are a craftier type, why don’t you make your own sex toy

You can use 3D printing technology to design and print any-shaped dildos at home — the only limit is your imagination.

For a less tech-savvy alternative, you can try penis-casting kits such as Create a Mate and Clone a Willy. 

Pro Tip

Once you get the hang of 3D printing, you could even look into starting a sex toy business. Many sex toy brands that are now household names began as someone’s passion project. 

Besides, the sex toy industry has so far proven to be recession-proof. What’s more, the global sex toy market is predicted to reach a whopping $50 billion by the end of 2020! Why shouldn’t you get a piece of that pie?  

How to Safely Use Homemade Sex Toys

Homemade sex toys may seem innocuous, but you should still use them with a healthy dose of common sense. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to play with them safely:

  • For starters, you want to wash your hands, your genitals, and the toy both before and after you’ve had your fun. Finish off by spraying antibacterial spray on the toy. 
  • If possible, use a condom, and don’t hold back on the lube. 
  • Avoid sharp or pointed objects, as well as anything that may splinter or break off during use. 
  • Porous materials are a no-go, as they are nearly impossible to disinfect and prone to bacterial growth. 
  • Do NOT insert anything with an electric current in your body. 
  • If you will be engaging in anal play, use items with a flared base only. Otherwise, they may get lost up your butt. 
  • Do not share sex toys with other people. 

Final Thoughts

Good sex is all about having fun and exploring your body, sexuality, and innermost desires. Don’t limit yourself, and feel free to try out new things. Experiment with different toys, positions, and — heck — even partners. 

However, don’t forget that the most important thing is to always be comfortable with yourself and stay safe. Only do what feels right for you and your body in the moment — and remember to extend that same courtesy to your partner.

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