What are Sex Toys?

Sex toys are objects that have been designed to enhance sexual pleasure by stimulating erogenous zones. Erogenous zones are part of your body that increase arousal and by stimulating correctly can lead to you climaxing. Popular and well known sex toys include dildos, vibrators, and butt plugs. Sex toys, marital aids or adult toys usually resemble human genitals, however recently many popular and some of our best selling sex toys have been unrealistic or non-phallic. Adult toys often feature settings to heighten arousal and stimulate even more, for example many sex toys will vibrate, delivering even more pleasure to the user. Other popular functions include thrusting, textured, and even rotating.

You can buy sex toys from a variety of sex shops, or from the Loving Joy Official Sex Toy Store. As the sex toy industry grows sex toys become more and more accessible. The adult toy industry is projected to be worth approximately £20 Billion by 2020, so many companies like pharmacies and chemists are hopping on board trying to get a piece of the large pie that is available.

There are many different types of sex toys available, and each year new sex toys are being made and upgraded. As research and improvements on body safe materials and vibrating motors continues, the quality of adult toys simultaneously continues to increase. Nowadays there are sex toys available for everyone, you can buy sex toys for men, sex toys for women, and sex toys for couples, that have been specifically designed to enhance your relationship or solo masturbation sessions. If you are interested in learning more about the different types of sex toys, including vibrators, dildos, strap ons, male sex toys, anal sex toys and more, then take a look at our sex toy buyer guides that have been designed to give you as much information as possible on all the different types of adult toys available.

Here is a list of some of the different types of sex toys available, and their popularity based on the approximate Google search traffic that the term gets.

Dildos – 60.5k

Dildos are a type of sex toy that is specifically designed for sexual penetration. Dildo is one of the most popular search terms in the adult toy industry, as this search term does not include the more specific types of dildos like double dildos, glass dildos, large dildos, realistic dildos, strapless dildos, and suction cup dildos. If you were to include the search volume of these then ‘dildo’ as a search term would be huge. Dildos are also some of the most well known types of sex toys and often the one that a first time buyer would purchase. For more information on the different types of dildos, take a look at all our different guides to dildos.

Fleshlight Male Sex Toys – 60.5k

Fleshlight is a brand of sex toys for men that became famous for their male masturbators that look like torches. The brand manufactures male masturbatory aids and now gets more searches than the search term ‘male masturbators’ which goes to show how popular this brand of male sex toys has become. For more information on this fantastic range of sex toys for men take a look at our Fleshlight Buyers Guides.

Sex Dolls – 49.5k

Sex dolls are a type of male masturbator that is designed to resemble the anatomy of a human partner in both size and shape. They are primarily designed to be used as male masturbators, and are one of the most popular types of male sex toys. For more information on sex dolls, take a look at our guide to sex dolls.

Vibrators – 40.5k

Vibrators are another extremely well known type of sex toy, and they are usually one of the first adult toys that someone will buy. The search volume for this is very large, however it excludes bullet vibrators, rabbit vibrators, clitoral vibrators and magic wand vibrators which all get around 4 thousand searches independently, so including those creates a huge amount of search traffic. For more information on vibrators and the different types of vibrators available, take a look at all our buyer guides to vibrators.

Bondage – 33.1k

Although bondage gear strictly speaking isn’t really a ‘sex toy’ many people get the two confused, and they are often associated together. Bondage equipment and BDSM in general has become increasingly popular. This is partly due to the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise that quickly put bondage play into the hands of the main stream. As people read up on different subjects and become to understand it they become more open to the idea, and this is exactly what happened with the release of Fifty Shades and Bondage. As such bondage and BDSM is now one of the most searched for types of adult toys. For more information on bondage, take a look at our guides to bondage equipment.

Butt Plugs – 27.1k

Butt Plugs are the most popular and also well known types of anal sex toys. They come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes ranging from ones that are perfect for beginners, all the way to large plugs that are designed for anal regulars. We have seen a huge increase in sales of anal toys over the last few years, which we associate with the breakdown of the taboo that previously surrounded anal penetration. If you would like to learn more about butt plugs then take a look at all our butt plug guides.

Anal Beads – 12.1k

Anal beads are another type of anal sex toy that usually feature numerous spheres that tend to range in size. Anal beads are designed to be inserted and then pulled out, giving the user some incredible sensations. They are extremely popular with couples to use during penetrative sex. For more information on the different types of anal beads and even more information on them, then take a look at our guides to anal beads.

Prostate Massagers – 12.1k

Prostate massagers are anal sex toys for men that feature a curved shaft that applies pressure to the prostate gland. Stimulating the prostate gland can lead to incredible full body orgasms. For more information on the different types of, and the benefits of male anal sex toys then take a look at our full guide to anal sex toys for men.

Penis Pumps – 12.1k

Penis Pumps are another type of male sex toy that has numerous names, including vacuum pumps, erection pumps, cock pumps. They are very popular products as they can give you an immediately bigger penis where the effects can last for a couple of days. Men are always trying to get a bigger penis, so there is no surprise that penis pumps get the amount of search traffic that they do. For more information on penis pumps and what they are take a look at our guide to penis pumps.

Chastity – 8.1k

Chastity devices gets a surprising amount of monthly searches, and we were pleasantly surprised at how popular chastity was. We launched a range of cock cages under a sub-brand called Impound which became sold out in under two weeks! For more information on chastity then take a look at our chastity guides.

Nipple Clamps – 8.1k

Although Nipple Clamps are also more bondage than sex toy, they are often heavily associated with the later, and do increase pleasure to your erogenous zones (nipples), so by definition they must be sex toys right? If you want to learn more about the different types of nipple clamps and how to use them then browse our different guides to nipple clamps.

Love Eggs – 6.6k

Love Eggs are a fun female sex toy that is designed to enhance pleasure and create stronger orgasms in women who use them. You can get love eggs that vibrate or jiggle, which are great for couples play. For more information on Love Eggs and the benefits of using them take a look at our guides to love eggs & jiggle balls.

Strap On – 6.6k

Strap Ons are a type of sex toy that is great for couples. Strap ons are one of the most popular lesbian sex toys, and also becoming more and more popular with straight couples who want to try out pegging. There are many types of different strap ons, so this search term actually excludes strapless dildos, strap on dildos, strap on vibrators which get around 4k monthly searches each. For more information on the different types of strap ons take a look at our various guides to strap ons.

Male Masturbators – 6.6k

Male masturbators are some of the most popular male sex toys available. They are designed to enhance solo masturbation and increase sexual stimulation. Usually male masturbators feature realistic orifices like the mouth, vagina or anus, however more un-realistic male masturbator popularity has grown significantly over the last few years. For more information on male masturbators take a look at all our male sex toy guides.

Please note that there are many more popular search terms for sex toys, as well as many sub-search terms for the above phrases that may not be included.

If you have any more questions on sex toys / adult toys then please feel free to contact us, and one of our sex experts will be more than happy to get back to you.