Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Size My Sex Toys, Please!

 Women have their choice of sizes for bras and shoes, which is a good thing, because obviously our breasts and feet are all different shapes and sizes. So why haven't sex toy designers/ manufacturers realized that our genitals are all different shapes and sizes, too?

Okay, it's obvious that we are, and it's also obvious that good sex toys would cost even more than they do now if they either came in a variety of sizes or were made to be adjustable.

But let's say we're buying a "rabbit" vibrator -- a.k.a. "dual action" -- which means that one vibrator has an innie for vaginal/g-spot stimulation and an outie for clitoral stimulation. Since I review sex toys, I get to try many different varieties, and I've sampled at least a dozen rabbits that don't work for me at all. If they hit the spot internally, the clitoral-stimulator doesn't land where I want it, and vice versa.

Unfortunately, the information details on the retailers' sites generally include only length and circumference or diameter of the insertable part, but no way to gauge how close the two parts are, or anything else that might impact our enjoyment of a particular toy.

Besides, how many of us know our own measurements? Can we ask our gynecologist, "Hey, could you measure the distance from vaginal opening to clitoris?" And since I can't bear a cervix battering toy, I'd also ask, "While you're in there, how deep is my vagina from entrance to cervix?" (Readers: don't tell me to insert a ruler, please, and yes, I know we're expandable, but still....)

This rant started out as the prelude to a review of an absolutely gorgeous and expensive vibrator that fits all wrong, but I think I'll stop here and see what you have to say. 

Your comments are welcome. (Please don't use this as an opportunity to promote vibrator retail sites other than the ones I endorse on this blog, though. I delete comments that try to hijack my readers to sites I haven't checked out and endorsed.)


Enjoy my other sex toy posts here.

I first posted this in November 2010 and am posting again, hoping to get more comments from you. Any sex toy designers who want to work with me, please let me know!

4 comments:

  1. Joan, I couldn't agree more!

    Once upon a time I wasted time and money, gained frustration over this issue myself and discovered that I am not alone either. The majority of all are vague at best when it comes to actual measurements! Some websites provide comparisons for viewing and decision making, such as a ruler or dollar bill/credit card - yet they are also a bit vague at times.

    My decision was to give up on the one piece items, they have short lifespans, are frequently made of lousy materials - so the ones that set you back some groceries are a big let down. For the person particularly interested in such there is a new line of CalExotics that comes in so many variations it's dizzying! Drawback is I don't think they give such details either.

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  2. Why not have men sized also?

    Men are very curious about a woman's measurements, especially bra sizes.

    It seems only fair.

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  3. Anonymous, men are already sized! Or do you mean, why not let the woman know before she has visual recognition, so to speak? Since good men make love with not just penis, but fingers and tongue -- which are marvelously mobile and able to reshape to the woman's needs -- men are more adaptable than toys! That's a good thing, right?

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  4. MidwesternerMarch 20, 2011

    I think alot has to do with whether a woman has had children. The shape of the vagina changes with that experience. Maybe that can be noted when sizing a sex toy? I'm only basing this opinion on my personal experience. I prefer to date a more mature woman, and I definitely feel the difference during penetration compared to when I was dating in my own age group.

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