New research has found that nearly half of UK men turned to sex toys during lockdown.
Sexual wellness brand LELO found that 41% of men used a male sex toy for the first time during the pandemic and over one in six (16%) use a male sex toy at least once a day.
And it’s not just popular in partnered sex, with almost of quarter of men (22%) admitting they’ve used a male toy for solo play.
In fact, men are more likely to use a sex toy for solo pleasure that they are for partnered, 41% and 33% respectively.
Kate Moyle, LELO UK’s sex and relationship expert, comments: “The sex toy market is dominated by female focused products, but attitudes are shifting and we are placing more recognition and importance on sexual wellness and wellbeing in general, and as a part of that pleasure which is for everyone.
“Sex toys for solo pleasure are a great way of mixing up routine, getting to know your body sexually and sensually, and experiencing and offering yourself pleasure; this is something that is important whatever gender or sexual identity you are.”
So which toys on the market are great for men to try?
For men, the Hugo gadget (pictured above), is a best-seller on the LELO website.
It is a luxurious remote control prostate massager, which is powered by two intense motors in the base and tip.
Users can try it out during masturbation or incorporate it into couple sex.
According to the retailer, the toy can increase the size and intensity of male orgasms by 33%.
But it doesn’t come cheap as it’s currently in the sale for £135.
LELO also sells the LELO F1S™ V2, which is pricier at £195.
Instead of utilising standard vibrations, one of the motors emits powerful sonic waves that penetrate deep into the penis, instead of just tingling at the nerve endings of the penis at the skin surface.
The device is fully waterproof and USB rechargeable, it is equipped with SenSonic technology to help you explore your pleasure.
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