Homemade Sex Toys & DIY sex toys

Homemade sex toys and DIY sex toys can seem a little scary – especially if you’ve read some truly awful stories about people using household items during sex and suffering the consequences. Good quality sex toys need to be made from body-safe materials so that you and your vulva are kept in tip top condition.

But that doesn’t mean DIY and homemade sex toys are totally out of the question – especially as we’re aware not everyone can afford to splash out on a vibrator.  There are some safe items you can fashion and use as sex toys.

Recently we’ve seen the use of homemade sex toys and DIY sex toys rise as people look for things to increase the intimacy and get sexy at home. Cucumbers, hairbrushes, mobile phones… these are all things people have experimented with during masturbation. Firstly, I don’t think any of us really want our mobile phone stuck inside us! Secondly – and most importantly – this is very dangerous. Inserting objects like this can upset the natural balances of your vagina and cause all sorts of infections.”

Homemade sex toys and DIY sex toys can be safe.


  • Feathers

Tease and titillate your partner with the soft, delicate touch of a feather. Using feathers during sex is a great way to build anticipation and leave your partner gasping for your touch. Trace your lover’s body with the feather to heighten their sensations, leaving nerve-endings tingling from head-to-toe.

If it’s more intense pleasure you’re after, you can try using a vibrator while your partner teases your neck, nipples and inner thighs with a feather.

  • Ice cubes

One of the most exciting sex-sations can be found right in your freezer (no, not the expired breakfast burrito you should’ve thrown out weeks ago — please get rid of that). Temperature play can stimulate your nerve endings in intense ways during sex. And when ice so easy to make, why not give it a try?

Temperature play can be a fun way to try out new sensations and increase sensitivity. Use an ice cube during oral sex, to tease nipples and to create light puddles you can both lick off each other’s bodies.

Start by sucking an ice cube, before taking it out and giving your partner oral sex. At the same time, you can use that same ice cube to trace along their inner thighs. This mixture of hot and cold can really blow their mind. Don’t forget to take it in turns because trust us, being on the receiving end is amazing.

  • A tie/ribbon/piece of fabric

If you don’t have an old tie knocking around, you could also try a ribbon or a piece of fabric to use as a blindfold. Shutting one of your senses naturally intensifies the others, which means you’ll be extra receptive to your partner’s touch.

Blindfolds are a great way to explore power during sex, giving you both a chance to play the dominant role. For lots of us, not being able to see also reduces inhibitions, which means you’ll be less focused on your ‘O face’ and more focused on every movement your partner makes. Start by kissing their neck before nibbling their nipples and licking every inch of their body. The teasing will drive them wild.

  • Your shower head

This one might sound as cliché as using your electric toothbrush, but ye olde shower head is much safer. There’s a reason why masturbating in the bath or shower is so popular. Firstly, you’re already naked… you’re wet and slippery, you’re relaxed, and you have some time to yourself.

Take the shower head and press it against your clitoris starting from cold to warm. If you have a fancy shower head with different intensity settings – now’s your chance to finally try them out. If you have a waterproof vibrator you can also use this alongside the shower head for double the sensations.

  • A scarf

A scarf is an item of many talents, apparently. Ask your partner to tie your wrists together, or to your headboard, and try your own power play scenario. With your hands (and even your feet) tied, you won’t have any say in where your partner touches or squeezes. This will leave you feeling exhilarated, begging them for more. Just be sure to establish your boundaries and safe words before you start playing

  • A spatula

The flexible design of a spatula makes for a very handy spanking tool.  Simply bend over your partner’s lap, or ask them to bend over you, and bite your lip as you prepare for the satisfying sensation of the spatula spanking your bottom.

If you want to be extra naughty, try using your favourite vibrator at the same time. This combination of pleasurable pain and your pulsating clitoris will quickly become a new favourite.

  • Food

Some food cupboard and fridge items that you may have can work well incorporated into your sexual experimentation. Honey, whipped cream and melted chocolate can give you a completely new experience and, although it’s messy, it engages all of your five senses.

Remember that too much sugar around your vagina can encourage yeast, so keep the food play centred around your lips, nipples, tongue, neck, belly button, toes – whatever you’re into.

  • Cucumber

    It might seem cliché, but for good reason — the dependable cucumber might be the oldest masturbatory veggie of choice out there. They come in a variety of lengths and girths and are extremely firm, making them ideal for penetration. Once you’ve picked one out, be sure to wash it and put a condom on it before use.
  • Banana

Head to the grocery store and then, yes, drop that sucker between your legs. Do we really have to explain? Just remember to cover any phallic fruits or vegetables with a condom before inserting them.

  • Stockings

Take advantage of this fall wardrobe staple in the bedroom. After going through all the trouble, it takes to get these stockings on and off, you deservea sexy reward. Get creative and incorporate them into some BDSM play with a partner. Wrap them around your eyes a few times as a blindfold or tie them around wrists or ankles and secure them to your bedposts as restraints.

  • Back Massager

    You can massage your neck, your back… or you can try a sexier massage with this vibrator-substitute. Experiment with different angles and vibration patterns and intensities to figure out what works for you. (And don’t forget to properly clean it before putting it back on your desk chair.)

  • Bathtub

    Your next relaxing night in just got a lot steamier. Position your erogenous zones under a running bathtub faucet for a continuous stream of pleasure. Try experimenting with different pressures and temperatures until you find what works best for you. Bonus: Once you’ve finished, just slide back into the bath and drop in a bath bomb to continue unwinding.

  • Washing Machine

    We all remember that iconic Mad Men moment in which Betty Draper discovers the vibrating powers of her washing machine — and it was no Hollywood illusion. The spin cycle might be one of the oldest vibrators out there. Does a pair of shoes in the dryer do it for you? Play around with different load sizes and laundry items like they’re settings on your Magic Wand.

  • Your Cell Phone

    You know you’ve thought about it — your phone already vibrates, after all. You don’t even need to turn your alert settings up to get off; there’s an app for that.In fact, there are a few apps that turn your phone into a vibrator, and they’re listed discreetly in the “Health & Fitness” section of the iTunes Store. Just peruse, download (almost all of them are free), clean and cover your phone with a body-safe silicone case and go to town. Your iPhone might not have enough vibrating power to make you come, but it’s an easy at-home start.

  • Face Cleansing Brush

    You may already know how the vibrations of a face cleanser can work wonders for your complexion. What you may not be familiar with is how that buzz-buzz could make you come if you place the back end (brush side facing out) of the face cleanser against your clit. Orgasms may improve your complexion on their own.

  •  Hairbrush

Raise your hand if one of the first things you masturbated with was a hairbrush handle (raises hand). The ribbed handle on this gel grip adds extra pleasure. Just make sure to wash with antibiotic soap and water after each use.

  • Belt

    Bondage ropes can be hot, but having your partner simply pull off the belt they wore to work in the heat of the moment and use it to restrain you can be even hotter.

  •  Electric Toothbrush

Battery run out on your fancy grown-up vibrator? Have your partner hold the handle of their electric toothbrush against your clit (just make sure to wash after use!).

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