Ways To Enhance Sex Play For Cheap

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Products made specifically for sex are sold at much higher profit margins than similar items sold for non-sexy purposes. It seems that the sex industry has decided that we’re willing to pay top dollar for products that are supposed to fill our sex lives with passion and lust.

And while I’m willing to pay more money for high quality dildos and vibrators, other items can be obtained elsewhere for a fraction of the price.

Say you want to nibble something tasty off of your sweetheart. Go to the grocery store instead of a sex shop and you will save $5-$20 easily on buying chocolate syrup, whipped cream, strawberries, peanut butter, or whatever else your heart and loins desire. Plus, they’ll taste better than most of the stuff at the sex shop. I know, I’ve tasted a lot of them … bleck!

Maybe you want to tie your sweetie up – you’ll save buckets of money by buying rope or carabiners at hardware stores or zip ties at electronics stores.

Just get a new dildo and it doesn’t quite fit in your harness? O-rings are plentiful at the hardware store. Just remember to measure your dildo first so you get the right fit. They don’t tend to like it if you bring it in with you.

Pet stores can also be filled with fantastic sexy finds for cheap. Try a little sensation play with a feather cat toy or a collar and leash set to play with dominance.

Want to dish out a good spanking, but tired of hurting your hand? Kitchen implements such as wooden spoons and spatulas work very nicely.

Get creative! The next time you go out shopping for something mundane let your mind wander to sexier possibilities.

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About Garnet Joyce

Garnet Joyce

Queer sex educator starting a new adventure with her wife and two cats.

  • http://shannakatz.com Shannakatz

    I totally have that feathered cat toy. 3 of them to be exact, because they’re leopard print.

  • http://bloketoys.co.uk/Products/Anal-Probes Anal Probe

    I agree that a little imagination is all that’s needed. It’s a no-brainer.
    But, I often cringe when I hear of guys and girls “inserting” random object in various locations! Just yesterday I was commenting on a forum replying to a guy who was experimenting with carrots.
    The main thing is, most toys are DESIGNED for these very specific things, trying to replicate their sensations using household items is not safe and it’s certainly not going to produce the same results.
    I can guarantee that a carrot is not going to deliver the same intense sensations as a nexus anal probe, simply because a Nexus is designed to locate the prostate perfectly and a carrot isn’t.
    But, like you say, many household or regular items can be used to make play more interesting and fun, as long as you’re not inserting them in places where they really shouldn’t go! lol

  • http://www.youshouldknow.ca Janetm

    Not only do I love the cheap-and-cheerful theme of this, the idea of using everyday items for sex toys is great for those who are nervous about the concept of “specialty” toys.

  • Debby Herbenick

    Excellent point – not everyone feels comfortable shopping at sex boutiques in person or online, but a little creativity can go a long way at home.

  • http://askgarnet.com Garnet Joyce

    I just grabbed what we had around the house, which was actually pretty difficult that day since everything was still in boxes.

  • http://askgarnet.com Garnet Joyce

    I cringe too! That’s why I didn’t suggest insertion of any sort and actually said that I’m willing to pay a bit more for dildos and vibes. While I do think that some people can make pretty awesome home-made sex toys, others should never do anything of the sort … especially when it comes to the butt.