The health benefits of sex toys

Using an adult toy isn’t necessarily about trying something new, it is an important tool when it comes to discovering about your own body. Studies suggest that masturbation lowers the risk of prostate cancer for men, and for women, it can decrease body aches and menstrual pains. And is not just sex toys, some sundries like lubricants can have some great health benefits. 

Helps with well-being and mental health

Using a sex toy can spice up your sex life and bring enjoyment and pleasure into your life but it can also have health benefits for both your body and your mind. Having a great orgasm can promote health and wellbeing by improving your mood and physically making you feel good no matter if you are women or men. 

An adult toy will make you feel amazing as well as promoting your circulation and the release of the feel-good energy during orgasm. Using sex toys to intensify sexual pleasure and orgasm and will help you to sleep better, relieve pain, reduce stress, boost brainpower. (1)

Sex could be the answer in preventing the common cold. Research has shown that one of the big perks of having an orgasm (besides pleasure) is that it can boost your immune system. A study done on college students revealed that those who had sex once or twice a week had 30% higher immunoglobulin levels than those who were abstinent. So even if you don’t have a partner, you can still achieve an orgasm with the help of sex toys. (2)

For women

Sex toys can be helpful in the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as tightness, vaginal atrophy and pain.

A surprising benefit of using a female sex toy (in a study of menopausal women) is an improvement in sleep and overnight sweating. (1)

There is also some evidence that women that use slim internal vibrators lots of quality vaginal lubricant can help to improve blood flow to the vaginal area, improving the symptoms of some vaginal conditions. Using a slim vibrator can also help to stretch the tissues of the vagina to enable penetration without pain. Furthermore, vibrators can provide different types of sexual stimulation, which can be beneficial when there is diminished sexual sensation, low libido or an inability to enjoy orgasm.

For men

Some sexual problems in men may be improved by using specific sex toys from premature ejaculation to erectile dysfunction or lack of libido.

Cock rings can prolong an erection for longer, making it firmer, and also delay ejaculation. Specially-designed male vibrators can help men to achieve an erection as they stimulate nerve endings. Furthermore, these male vibrators can help with delaying ejaculation as they offer a different sexual sensation to manual masturbation.

Penile suction devices to help get erections and penile sleeves and strap-ons as unconventional ways of allowing men to continue to have penetrative intercourse with a partner if they cannot get a useful erection, with some success.

One area that sex toys can improve is that it can make sex more enjoyable. For both men and women, one advantage of introducing adult toys into the dynamic is to open up a dialogue about sex and what they enjoy as individuals and a couple. Using a sex toy is much more fun and has far fewer side effects than medication! 

(1) (source: Patient (2018), authored by Sally Turner, The health benefits of sex toys [accessed January 2020])
(2) (source:, authored by Charnetski CJ1, Brennan FX., Sexual frequency and salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA). [accessed January 2020])