Unusual Sex Toys You May Want to Avoid

When it comes to sex, one man’s “normal” is another man’s “are you crazy?” and that applies equally to sex toys. Practitioners of what might be termed “vanilla” sex (for its safeness and conformity to sexual norms) may sometimes make profitable use of sex toys, but they are unlikely to want to try something too unusual. Exploring options like sex toys can improve sexual and penis health, but for those who want to keep that exploration within “normal” bounds, the following sex toys should probably be avoided. (Then again, many men who consider themselves “typical” in their sexual outlook have discovered an unexpected fondness for kink or the “unusual,” so some may not want to be so quick to close the door on these.)

The dildo for the heel

This unusual little item is exactly what it sounds like: a dildo that is placed on the heel of the foot. Attached to a rubber strap that fits around the ankle, the dildo is then available for insertion into waiting orifices. This would seem to be ideal for people with foot fetishes, but it does require considerable skill and limberness in order to maneuver the dildo into a partner’s orifice – or, even more so, into one’s own.

Spiky anal plug

Many men enjoy being on the receiving end of anal sex activity, especially since the prostate massage created by this activity can be quite stimulating. However, fewer men are excited at the prospect of utilizing an anal plug covered in spikes. While the spikes are plastic and therefore do not have the potential for serious damage that metal spikes would have, the potential for discomfort (and damage) is still quite high.

Spiky penis ring

Guys who decide against the spiky anal plug might be even less receptive to its brother, the spiky penis ring. Yes, some penis rings are made with spikes that line the inside of the ring, so the spikes do indeed press up against the erect penis and/or balls (depending upon the style chosen). And some of these rings are made of metal with accompanying metal spikes, rather than plastic. Those who find pleasure from pain will want to add these to their sexual arsenal, but many other men will avoid it like the plague.

Sounding device

Some men find urethral sounding – sticking an object into the urethra of the penis when it is erect – to be stimulating. This is a dangerous (and potentially very painful) practice, so most men will want to keep their safe distance from any sounding devices.

Nipple twister

Men are discovering their body has more erogenous zones than just the penis, and nipples are high on the list of areas worth exploring. Many sex toys are designed to stimulate the nipples, but nipple twisters take that to a bit of an extreme. Again, those who find that pain enhances their erotic experiences will find this a worthy addition to their sex play, but others may want to give it a pass.

Sex toys, whether unusual or not, are increasingly common as part of man’s sex life, whether partner-based or self-induced. Their use can sometimes lead to soreness, which means it’s more important than ever that a man regularly apply a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The penis that has been handled over-enthusiastically needs a crème with soothing moisturizers like Shea butter and vitamin E to alleviate that raw skin. Overuse may also result in a loss of penis sensitivity, so a crème that includes neuroprotective acetyl L carnitine to help restore diminished sensation is also crucial.