In With the Old & the New
Sex toys aren’t a new fetish. People have been getting themselves off using various objects since the beginning of recorded history. The oldest sex toy dates back to 28,000 B.C. It was an 8-inch siltstone dildo. In A.D. 550 Japanese women had Ben Wa Balls that they used solo or with a partner. Fast forward to 1869, George Taylor, M.D. invents a steam-powered vibrator to “relieve women’s symptoms”. In 1902, the first electronic vibrator made its debut, and Hamilton Beach manufactured it. In 1966, the first cordless vibrator by J.H. Tavel was invented, and a patent request was placed. Over the next 40 years came sex toy stores and sex toys being available at your local Walmart, Target, etc. My how we have evolved!
Sex Toys Are A Fetish
Contrary to popular belief, sex toys are a fetish. Sexual fetishism is by definition a fixation on a non-living object or non-genital body part. The object of interest is the fetish, and the person who has the fetish for that object is a fetishist. As for what causes it…who knows. Maybe you found your mom’s sex toys or didn’t have toys as a kid, or you might have even hoarded your toys. It could be any of these things or none of them.
If you can’t live without sex toys and get off without sex toys, they could be your fetish. Some couples bring sex toys into the bedroom to spice things up, and they become a huge part of their sexual repertoire. Yes, that’s a fetish. Some people only have sex with toys because their hands just don’t do it for them. Yep, that’s a fetish too.
Men Like Sex Toys Too!
In the last five years, men are getting into what was previously a women’s market. Men or their wives or girlfriends buy male toys like masturbators (think Fleshlight), prostate massagers/stimulators, sex dolls (which can sometimes be even better than a real woman), cock rings to make you last longer, penis sleeves, and even penis pumps. What was once a woman’s market is opening for men to get their solo groove on and have more fun as a couple.
Most Common Fetish in the World
Sex toys are probably one of the most common fetishes in the world. Love Honey did a sex toy census to see the buying habits mainly focusing on people in England, Australia, and the United States. The Top5 states for buying sex toys per capita are Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska, Massachusetts, and Oregon. In 2020, it’s estimated that toys sales will exceed 29 billion from sales around the world. Yes, billion. Of all the countries, the toy market is growing the fastest is Europe. Maybe, because Europeans are less uptight about sex. If you haven’t had any quality time with sex toys, you definitely want to get on board—you won’t believe your orgasms! And if you want to see some sex toys being put to good use, check out these NSFW links: SEX TOYS, DILDOS, and DILDOS