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10 Household Items That Double As Sex Toys

I want to preface this article by saying that none of the household sex toys below will beat the effectiveness of an actual sex toy. Which is pretty understandable, since these items were primarily created to perform other, less sultry tasks, like cleaning your teeth, clothes and unknotting your hair.

But if you're on a budget or too shy to enter a sex shop — or perhaps even too shy to purchase a sex toy online — there are many items around the house that can do a hell of a job at making your sexual exploits a little more exciting. And I've left nobody out of the equation; these options prove efficient for her, him and even for couples to use together.

Since these items aren't primarily intended for sexual use, it's important that you be cautious with each of the items suggested below and make sure they're thoroughly cleaned prior. If you want to add a little something new to your sex life without spending a dime, give these household substitutes a shot. You'll be glad you did.

1. Shower Head

You've probably heard this one before, but your shower head makes for a fantastic clitoral vibrator. If you haven't tried this out yet, turn your shower on, give it a go and return to the article. We'll be here.

2. Banana Peel

If you've got some bananas in the fridge, a man can use the peel as a masturbatory sleeve. A homemade Fleshlight, if you will. All he has to do is cut a small slit in the skin and tip, scoop the majority of the banana out and slide the peel over his manhood.

As a man myself, I can attest that the texture is nice. Real nice.

3. Scarves Or Thigh-High Stockings

Head into your closet and grab some of your scarves or thigh-high stockings. These garments will serve as formidable blindfolds and handcuffs (when securely tied to the bed posts) for spontaneous, kinky sex. I mean, he could probably find his way out of those if he wanted to, but he won't want to. So like, there.

4. Ice Cubes

There are many ways to incorporate ice cubes into sex. But my personal favorite is running it over my partner's body — teasingly, not excessively. It's a fun, innovative way to add a little something new to your foreplay routine.

Ladies, ice cubes are also a great tool for oral sex. Your man can thank me later.

5. Bathtub Faucet

While the handheld shower head is the more buzz-worthy sex object, if you don't have one (and there's no shame in that; my house doesn't), all a lady has to do is look down at the bathtub faucet for something just as — if not more — effective.

Just lay down on your back with your legs vertically against the wall, and let the water hit your clitoris. Be sure to keep the water on the colder side because you don't want to burn anything. Because, shit, that would hurt. I'm assuming (again, I'm a boy).

6. Electronic Toothbrush Or Razor

I'm guessing you can understand why electronic toothbrushes and razors are good for stimulation. If not, it's because of the vibration capabilities. The vibrating sensations these items provide is gentle enough to feel spectacular. And, to top that off, most of these items can be charged, so you'll save money that would otherwise be spent on batteries.

7. Spatula

Into spanking? Leave the whips in your erotic novels, head to the kitchen for a spatula and deliver a spanking on meatier parts of the body like the butt and thighs. For the best effect, seek out spatulas made from rubber or silicone. Or, if you have neither, a wooden spoon works, as well. Always know your partners limits, though.

8. Washing Machine

Turn on the spin cycle, take a seat and let the washing machine do all the work while it cleans your laundry. It's multipurpose that way. The washing machine is the perfect man, really.

Speaking of, intercourse on top of the laundry machine can feel mighty fine, as well. For an even better ride, toss in some sneakers and let those bounce around. You'll appreciate the rougher tumbling, I promise.

9. Back Massager

Like the electronic toothbrush and razor, they key to the back massager is its vibration capabilities. But this baby's even better, as it has more settings to play around with and can deliver a much more intense orgasm. Believe it or not, the best-selling Hitachi vibrator was originally pitched as a back massager.

10. Hair Brush

To please your man with a hair brush, run the comb over his body, but mostly on his butt cheeks. He'll love it, trust me. If you want to get more aggressive, turn it around and use that baby like a paddle to spank him. Then, of course, switch roles and feel the power in those bristles yourself.

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11. Your Phone

Download a vibration app. There are many available, most of which are free. So, get downloading and have some fun! Most of these apps have various intensity levels to play around with, so start experimenting.

12. A Towel

This item's for the guys. Soak a towel in warm water, wring it out and use the towel to simulate a vagina during masturbation. It might not be the most convincing of textures, but it's easy and adds a new sensation to otherwise stale male masturbation techniques.