How and when arousal peeks through is anyone’s imagination. While sex toys are a regular part of a healthy sex life around the world, Indians don’t really have much experience. But boredom, like the one we are facing during the pandemic, coupled with an inability to satisfy yourself can be pretty frustrating. And that’s when household items start looking appealing. It’s amazing how sexually creative one can get when cooped up at home alone. Whether by accident or out of sheer brilliance, women have turned quite a few everyday things into sex toys for self-pleasure. 

This kind of sexual awakening isn’t uncommon. However, it should go without saying, that being safe while using household items for masturbation should be a priority. If you decide to have sex with one or a few of these items, it’s vital you are cautious. Make sure they’re thoroughly cleaned with soap and water prior to getting it on. If you are curious about masturbation or having trouble achieving orgasms with sex, there’s a guide to female masturbation.

5 Household Items Women Can Use As Sex Toys

1. Shower Head

This easily tops the list for being featured in movies and tv series as a woman’s go-to masturbation buddy. It’s the most convenient item since you are already naked in the privacy of your bathroom. So why not do a cleansing routine with a big finish!

The detachable showerhead is perfect for stimulating your clitoris. To really make it worth your while, play around with the pressure or turn the heat up or down. Try different variants to see what works best for you. If you have a tub, you could even sink down into a bubble bath and make an entire evening out of it.

Safety Tip: Avoid spraying the water directly inside the vagina or the urethral opening as it can lead to UTIs. Wash the shower head before and after you indulge in self-pleasure.

2. Hairbrush

The long, sturdy handle of your hairbrush can stimulate your imagination and your genitals. It is a great make-shift sex toy. The shape and the size of the hairbrush handle make it easy to mimic penetration and stimulate your vagina for an orgasm.

If it’s too thin, wrap a handkerchief around it, secure it with rubber bands for a texture and put on a condom. Start slowly and let your body get used to it before inserting it into the vagina. And then let the journey to the big O begin!

Safety Tip: Using a condom is a must with anything that goes inside your body. Make sure to begin with a smaller hairbrush handle to avoid injuries or disappointment.

3. Pillow

Pillows, cushions of all shapes and sizes make for a great humping companion. If soft items that gently caress your clitoris is your thing, then pillows are a perfect choice. This item is safe enough to masturbate with and easy enough to clean.

Depending on the texture of the pillow, you can get on top of it to grind or throw it between your legs and squeeze, to stimulate your clitoris. This one is a good option for women who need clitoral stimulation to climax.

Safety Tip: The cover of a pillow can cause chaffing due to the lack of moisture, which helps lubricate the rubbing action. So make sure you are gentle and stop when you feel any irritation when you are using this prop.

4. Electric Toothbrush

Anything that vibrates like an electric toothbrush, back massager, can be laid against your genitals when in the “on” position. The vibration, just like a vibrating sex toy, stimulates your body and helps you go all the way during your solo session.

Often hailed as the “most inexpensive vibrator”, this everyday household item is handy and easy to use. And if yours has multiple settings, then you are in for a treat. Play around with the electric toothbrush and see what brings the most pleasure.

Safety Tip: Just don’t use the bristle side. The bristles are likely to cause microabrasions on the skin, which can make you susceptible to infection.

5. Spoon

This handy utensil can be used to masturbate and achieve a much-awaited climax. Just don’t insert it into your vagina. Instead, use the smooth, shiny part of the back of the spoon to rub against your clitoris.

For added pleasure, lubricate the spoon, so it doesn’t hurt you when you are rubbing yourself with it. The smooth side of the spoon can provide the right amount of stimulation to your clitoris and you can change the pace to reach climax.

Safety Tip: Steer clear of fancy spoons with designs or unique shapes that might hurt you. Also, it is essential that you do not try to insert the spoon into your vagina as it can hurt the delicate inner lining.

Tips To Stay Safe When Using These Budget Sex Toys

  1. Whatever everyday item you choose must be sanitized first with soap and hot water, anti-bacterial soap or rubbing alcohol, then covered with a condom before putting it in your body. Otherwise, they could potentially cause irritation, contagion or abrasions.
  2. Beware of using wood and glass objects or items made of materials that have sharp or pointy parts, or elements that can fall off inside of you. Stick to silicone, plastics, cloth, or non-abrasive metals.
  3. If you are simply laying your lady-bits against something, even after cleansing the area, keep a layer between you and it, such as underwear, sweatpants, a t-shirt or a towel. This will protect yourself, enhance the rubbing sensation, and even help to soak up any secretions you may omit.
  4. If possible, use a condom. In case you are using an object like a dildo, inserting it inside your body, then use a condom. It will protect you from all sorts of infections.

It’s vital to know how to sustain the excitement, put sex back on the table, and maybe even and some spice in your love life. If it can be inserted, has a smooth surface or vibrates you can have an orgasm with it. There are several options you can use to masturbate and achieve the big O. Now that you know how to play safe, have some fun!

Srushti Pathak
Srushti Pathak

A blogger, aspiring author and old soul at heart, Srushti Pathak believes in writing stories that touch the heart. She maintains that curiosity defines her zeal for writing and creativity in all spheres of life motivates her.