There are many occasions when it would be inappropriate to give a sex toy as a gift. Baby showers. Bar mitzvahs. Father’s Day. In fact, it would take too long to list all the wrong times to present someone with a erotic gift. So, in order to save space on the internet, let’s take a look at the right times – the occasions when a vibe, dildo, or other sexy device might be the perfect gift.
Mind you, there’s never a good time to buy a sex toy for someone who doesn’t want one. So before you click Order on that fantastically hot vibe for your friend or significant other, please make sure they’re ready for it.
Got it? Good. With that important caveat out of the way, let’s take a look at those extra-special occasions when dirty presents are most commonly exchanged.
1. Valentine’s Day
No surprise here. The most romantic holiday is hands-down the best time to present the object of your affections with a very affectionate object. In 2011, Americans spent an average of $116 on Valentine’s gifts such as champagne, flowers, and chocolate covered strawberries. Our advice? Skip the candy and get your lover a classy sex toy that will produce sweet sensations for years to come.
2. Bachelorette Parties
What would a bachelorette party be without a fake schlong or two? It’s one of the few situations where it’s appropriate to buy your (platonic) friend a kinky gift – so make the most of it. If you’re just looking for something funny, you can pick up a novelty dildo or vibrator for less than $10. However, a good quality vibe could also come in handy for the bride-to-be.
Vibrators and other sex toys are highly effective at spicing up a relationship (they do call these marital aids, after all). In one survey, the vast majority of vibe users – both male and female – reported that they had used the toy with a partner. Thus, a wedding anniversary seems like an appropriate time to give your wife or husband an adult present to keep that mojo going. Of course, there’s a danger in springing this on a spouse – he or she could become defensive, thinking that you’re unsatisfied with what’s happening in the bedroom. As always, it’s best to talk these things out ahead of time.
4. Going Away
For couples in long distance relationships, a vibrator can be a great tool for maintaining that sexual connection despite all the miles in between you. That’s probably why many soldiers deploying overseas give their wives or girlfriends something to keep them busy while they’re away. You don’t have to be in the military to give a sex toy as a going away present, though. It makes sense for any couple that has to spend weeks and months apart, whether due to college, work, or whatever. To make the gift extra-special, take some time to use it at least once with your partner – the memory of your encounter will add to the enjoyment.
Stocking stuffer, indeed. The holidays are the time for giving gifts of all types, and that includes gifts for all those naughty girls and boys out there. Besides, wintertime is indoor fun time – the perfect chance for couples and individuals to experiment with new toys. Think of it as a winter getaway for your libido.