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Sex toys - those little wonders that add some extra spice to our intimate playtime. But with all the buzz around them, it's no surprise that myths and misconceptions often tag along for the ride.

Let's dive in and set the record straight on some of the most common sex toy myths out there…


Myth #1: Sex toys are only for solo play

Not true friends! While sex toys certainly offer a solo adventure like no other, they're also perfect for partnered play. Think of them as the ultimate wingman (or woman) in the bedroom. From couple's vibes to toys designed for mutual pleasure, there's a whole world of possibilities for you and your partner to explore together.


Myth #2: Using sex toys means your sex life is lacking

Absolutely not! Using sex toys doesn't mean your sex life is lacking - it means you're open-minded and adventurous. Sex toys are simply tools to enhance pleasure and add variety to your playtime. So, whether you're single, in a relationship (or other), incorporating toys into your bedroom routine is all about embracing new experiences and discovering what brings you the most pleasure.


Myth #3: Once I start orgasming with sex toys, I’ll never be able to reach orgasm without one

We get this one all the time, and spoiler alert… this is false information. You can absolutely still orgasm without your vibe, we promise you.

Sure a vibrator can offer you an easy route to reach the big O faster, but that doesn’t mean that it’s no longer possible via other methods. If you do feel that you are becoming too reliant on your toys – take things back to basics during masturbation, try to remain present during partnered sex, and go easy on yourself. Try not to stress, the additional pressure will make it that little bit trickier but trust us… breathe, give yourself time and you’ll be just fine.


Myth #4: Sex toys are only for certain types of people

Wrong again! Sex toys are for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or relationship status. However you choose to identify yourself, there's a sex toy out there that's perfect for you, we promise.

And let's not forget about couples - sex toys can add excitement and intimacy to any relationship, no matter the dynamics.


Myth #5: Using sex toys is taboo or shameful

In today's world, the stigma surrounding sex toys is fading fast, although we appreciate there is still a lot of work to do. There can often by overhanging shame from our upbringing or culture. We all do the best we can with the information that we have - we can choose to unlearn the things that are causing us to feel shame (although this is definitely a tricky journey).

More and more people are embracing their desires and incorporating toys into their self-care and pleasure routines. Remember, there's nothing shameful about exploring your sexuality and prioritising your pleasure. So go ahead, indulge in some self-love with your favourite toy - you deserve it, there are so many benefits and your body, mind & soul will thank you for it.


Myth #6: Sex toys are only for internal use

Think again! While some sex toys are designed for penetration, there are plenty of toys that focus on external stimulation as well. From clitoral vibrators to anal toys, there's a wide range of options available for all types of pleasure preferences. Don’t forget plenty of options for penis owners too.


Myth #7: Sex toys are addictive

Using sex toys is no more addictive than any other pleasurable activity. Like anything else, it's all about moderation and balance. As long as you're using sex toys in a healthy and consensual way, there's no need to worry about becoming "addicted." You’re perfectly normal, we promise.


Myth #8: Sex toys are expensive

Not necessarily! While some luxury sex toys can come with a hefty price tag, there are plenty of affordable options available, and at pleasure gap we have something for every price range.

Remember, investing in quality sex toys & accessories can often save you money in the long run by providing years of pleasure. Think Cost per use e.g. An £80 toy used once a week for 5 years equates to only 31p per use (based at my rate of use we’re talking more like 4p per use!)


Myth #9: Sex toys are unsanitary

With proper aftercare they are perfectly sanitary, so nothing to worry about here. Just like any other personal item, sex toys should be cleaned regularly before and after use to prevent the spread of bacteria and infections. Most sex toys can be easily cleaned with warm water and mild soap, or with a specialist sex toy cleaner (available on


Myth #10: You need to be experienced to use sex toys

Sex toys are for everyone, whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie to the game. There's no right or wrong way to use a sex toy - just do what feels good for you!

Take your time to explore different toys, techniques, and sensations until you find what works best for you. And don't be afraid to ask for advice or guidance if you need it - there's a whole community of sex toy enthusiasts out there ready to lend a helping hand (we’ve got you, just get in touch!)


In conclusion, sex toys are nothing to be afraid of or ashamed of - they're simply tools for pleasure and exploration. So let go of any misconceptions you may have and embrace the wonderful world of sex toys with open arms (…and legs!)

Your pleasure journey awaits - happy exploring!


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