As our attention turns to sourcing gifts for our loved ones, we often neglect to think of ourselves. Sometimes, we look at that watch, or that gold inlaid dildo and wonder, can I really justify the cost? Is it worth it? While Scandarella can’t help you with your Rolex dilemma, she can give you three good reasons to buy luxury sex toys.
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions: “Is there any real benefit to dropping more than $200 on a clitoral vibrator as opposed to a $50 one?” or “What point is there of choosing a $100 dildo over a $30 dildo when they do the same job?” I get emails from people seeking reasons to buy luxury sex toys surprisingly often.
When these questions pop up, I confess that I get a bit edgy. Not because I doubt my replies, but because any reply I give isn’t a cold hard fact, it’ll be based on my personal opinions. I’ve decided to put those opinions down on paper (so to speak) here at Luxury Vibrators so that, next time someone asks, ‘are luxury sex toys worth buying’ I can send them here.
So, here’s my opinion in a nutshell; yes, I do believe that shelling out a little more cash on something high end is a sound decision. Body safe, inexpensive products are brilliant, but there are many pros to indulging in something better. I’ve listed three of them below.
One of the most immediate pros to luxe sex toys is their materials. Not all manufacturers are 100% truthful with how they choose to present the stuff their products are made from. Some have been known to try to hoodwink consumers by tagging a desirable word like ‘silicone’ onto an undesirable one, like ‘jelly’. Silicone jelly is not one thing, it’s two separate things and they’re rarely found adorning the same product.
Similarly, cheap ‘metal’ products are rarely stainless steel. Very low-priced glass dildos are often mass manufactured in places like China and haven’t always gone through the processes necessary to make them safe for insertion into the body (don’t let that freak you out, many glass toys on the market are perfectly safe).
But with premium brands, like We-Vibe, LELO, and Womanizer, to name a few, you can be assured that what you see on the box is what you get in the box. When you see 100% Extra-Premium Silicone emblazoned on Tantus packaging, you can believe it. When Njoy tells you their toys are stainless steel, you can trust them. I mean, if they lied about their materials, they wouldn’t be a well-respected luxury brand for long, would they?
My partner used to be dead against Fleshlights. He always called them ‘over-priced posh wanks’ and was happy to stick with his $15 sleeve type stroker. As far as he was concerned, all masturbation toys felt the same and had the same outcome, so why pay more? That opinion quickly changed after we got his first Fleshlight. The ease of use, the authentic feel, the textures, sounds…even the weight of it was so much better than the other things he had. That’s because a bigger price tag usually means first-class quality. Once he tried that first Fleshlight he never used a cheap sleeve again.
Same thing goes for vibrations. If you buy a cheap vibrator, there’s nothing saying that it won’t work for you. You might hold it against your clitoris and achieve orgasm quickly and easily. But many experienced toy users will tell you that products from upmarket brands like We-Vibe can deliver a different type of orgasm altogether.
I hung around the cheap and melty stuff for a good while before I decided to take the plunge and start investing. Lots of the toys I used got me off, which was great, but then I picked up some big-ticket products. The motors in those new toys were far superior to anything I had ever experienced before, and that improved the quality of the vibes in more ways than one. They were stronger, more powerful, and there was a depth to them that was completely absent in the low-end stuff.
You may have heard the rumbly vs buzzy debate if you have a keen interest in sex blogs. Buzzy vibes tickle the surface of the skin, and for those who get off on that kind of stimulation it feels great. I’m not one of those people, I prefer strong, aggressive rumbles like you get from a Doxy. Rumbly vibrations penetrate deep into the tissues of the body, stimulating much more than just clitoris or the glans penis. I feel the orgasms that come from this quality of vibration deep in my belly. They’re powerful and longer lasting. Also, multiple orgasms can be encouraged because my clit hasn’t been numbed by too much shallow buzzing.
Two more things that luxury sex toys have in their favour are:
Longevity – with top class materials used both on the inside and the outside of the finest toys the market has to offer, you’ll find that it’s very likely that they’ll outlast all cheaper versions of themselves. I have some luxe products that are at least three years old and they still look and perform like new. If they’re well cared for (proper cleaning, charging and storage) luxury toys can potentially last you a lifetime. But what if they don’t?
Warranty – if the worst happens and you discover that the gem of your collection is faulty or broken, many of the top brands will have warranties that have you covered. Some give you 12 months repair or replacement cover, others 18 months. Some are so confident in their products that they offer up 15-year warranties. For those with shorter terms, you sometimes find that the warranty doesn’t end it changes. Instead of being a repair/replace deal, it becomes a voucher with which you can get 50% off a new toy.