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Sex Tools: Getting Your Groove on Safely, Pleasurably, and Satisfyingly

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Sex tools! Also known as sex toys or sexual aids, these essential tools for the good life include such devices as dildos, vibrators, butt plugs, scarves, ticklers, needles, and whatever your awesomely dirty mind can devise for the enhancing of sexual pleasure. In this outtake from her book Unfuck Your Intimacy, Dr. Faith walks you through all the reasons you might want to augment your solo or partnered sex with such items—from extra pleasure to accessibility to sheer efficiency—and gives you the rundown on where and how to shop, how to figure out what you like, good hygiene, and busting various myths (no, your vibrator won't electrocute you, but yes, you still shouldn't use it in the bath).