Sex toys are fun, exciting, and…. expensive. So before you invest in a new toy, you can test out the sensations by using homemade sex toys. This way, you don’t have to decide between getting what you like in bed and treating yourself to a fancy latte. For the third time today.
DIY sex toys, also known as pervertables, allow you to get creative in bed without breaking the bank. However, they may lead to you breaking the bed.
Experts say that adding homemade sex toys to your sex life can be stimulating and safe. And, according to Kinkly’s self-pleasure survey, five percent of people use household items to masturbate. Who are we to argue with science?
They “don’t have to be labeled as official ‘sex toys.’ Feel free to get creative,” says Ashley Mariani M.S.W, R.S.W, Mind Online founder and registered clinical social worker.
“I only ask that you ensure that it’s well cleaned to reduce bacterial infection.” Now that’s a reason for household cleaning we can get behind.
25 Homemade Sex Toys… And How to Use Them
1. Coconut Oil
If you like piña coladas and making love at midnight with proper lubrication, try using coconut oil as a lube. It’ll leave you smelling like a topical goddess and feeling like a slippery seal. What, was that not your goal?
Oil-based lubes like coconut oil or baby oil are safe for vaginal use, but not for condoms. “If you’re using latex condoms, ensure you’re using oils [like Astroglide] that will not break down the condoms,” says Mariani.
2. Electric Toothbrush
If your vibrator runs out of battery, grab a (clean) electric toothbrush to use for external stimulation. Hopefully you didn’t already steal the batteries from your vibrating toothbrush to put in your vibrator.
3. Feather Duster
Who doesn’t love a tickle fight? Use a feather duster all over each other’s bodies for a soft, tickling sensation. Just don’t tell Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast; he gets jealous.
4. Washing Machine
There is an upside to having a washing machine that’s a little off its rocker. If we can avoid having to call maintenance and get off at the same time by sitting on the machine, that’s a win/win.
Hairbrushes have multiple sensory sensations: a smooth side for light spanking, and a prickly side for tickling and scratching. This can also help answer the question: what does brushed leg hair look like?
6. Candle Wax
Now Lumiere won’t have to be jealous anymore! Blow out your candle and drip the hot wax over your partner’s body for intense heat. Just make sure you test it out on your arm first. You don’t want your next Instagram location tag to be “Genital Burn Unit.”
If ice doesn’t make you hot, maybe something that’s actually hot will. Soak a washcloth in hot water and rub each other for new temperature and texture sensations. Plus, an extra scrub on your nethers before oral never hurt anyone.
8. Ice Cubes
Open the freezer for the perfect sensation-play toys. Send chills down your partner’s spine by rubbing the ice cubes on sensitive areas for a tingling sensation. Just don’t leave them there too long. No one wants frostbite.
Use half the tray during sex and the rest for the post-sex drinks!
If you’re in need of an emergency dildo and there’s no woman-owned sex shops nearby, hit the product section of your grocery store. “A fresh cucumber wrapped in a condom can be used for vaginal insertion,” says Mariani. Finally, a vegetable that won’t get forgotten in the back of your fridge!
Belts are great for keeping your pants on and for when you’re getting into each other’s pants. Use them for some kinky bondage or sensation play.
11. Hair Elastics
You’re going to find hair elastics all over your bedroom anyway, so might as well put them to good use as a DIY cock ring. “You can use hair elastics for bondage on the breasts or scrotum,” says Mariani.
Finally, the sock without a pair has a purpose besides filling the sock drawer with false hope. Fill a sock with lotion or lube to use as a penis masturbation aid.
Use a spatula at night for light spanking and then for making breakfast in the morning…after you clean it, of course.
14. Exercise Ball
If your twerking muscles aren’t fully developed, an exercise ball is the perfect sexual support system. Try out some new positions on this bad boy that would normally leave you with a Charley horse. We promise this will be more fun than that gym membership you keep forgetting to cancel.
Is there a better feeling in the world than running your fingers through all of the necklaces at the store? Yes, it’s rubbing them somewhere other than your fingers. Drag and rub them over your body during sex for tactile fun.
Let us save you the trip to the emergency room: do not use a necklace as anal beads.
16. Hair Clips
Gen Z is out here doing the Lord’s work by bringing butterfly clips back in style. Beyond putting them in your crimped hair to match your slap bracelet, you can also use them as a sensation toy. “Hair clips with teeth are perfect for kink play,” says Mariani. Clip them on your nipples or other sensitive areas.
17. Chip Clip
Use a chip clip as a substitute for nipple clamps. Then you have the option to bring said bag of chips into the room for a post-romp snack. There’s nothing like a sour cream and onion post-sex smell!
18. Paper Clips
If you like intense nipple sensation, or were always secretly attracted to Clippy, try using paper clips. They can be bent into different shapes so you can control the intensity. Do you need some help with that?
19. Bubble Wrap
If you’re able to control yourself long enough to not immediately pop all of the bubbles, bubble wrap with lube can be used as a textured masturbation aid. But let’s be honest, sometimes popping those things can feel just as satisfying as sex.
20. Electrical Tape
Using regular tape on your naked body is less sexy and more of an unintentional waxing. “Electrical tape is the best tape for bondage play,” says Mariani. It doesn’t stick to your hair so it can be easily removed. Plus, having a roll of it will make you look super handy around the house!
21. Toilet Paper Roll
Use the cardboard core of a toilet paper roll into a homemade masturbation sleeve. Put a condom inside the toilet paper roll, stretch the end over the lip of the roll, and lube it up. Maybe that will inspire you to actually change the toilet paper roll for once.
22. Noise-Canceling Headphones
Use noise-cancelling headphones for sensory deprivation. Cutting out the noise can help you focus on the sensations. You can keep the headphones on silent, listen to some sexy music, or listen to the rest of your true crime podcast.
23. Sleep Mask
Sleep masks can be used as a blindfold for sensory deprivation play. If you don’t have a sleep mask, you could cut cucumber slices for a spa experience. You probably shouldn’t use the same cucumber from tip #9.
24. Shower Head
For many women, shower heads are the original masturbation toy. Turn up the water pressure and turn on the pulse to get steamy in the shower. Apologies in advance for your water bill next month.
Rinsing with mouthwash before you give oral sex will leave a stimulating minty sensation in your mouth that feels great for your partner. “Oral safe menthol creates pleasurable sensations,” says Mariani. Whether or not you swallow is up to you.