The CDC says sex is very important for our mental, social and physical well-being, outlining in their ‘COVID-19 and Sex’ guide from British Columbia that people “can, will and should continue to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.” This includes using sex toys.
The guide contends that you are your safest sex partner, followed by those you live with, those you have close contact with “and no one else.” As a result, people have been buying up sex toys like they did toilet paper (though, if you have any respect for your b-hole, you should be using a bidet).
The New York Times reported that international sex toy retailer Adam & Eve reported a 30 percent increase in online sales when the pandemic began compared to the same time last year. Similarly, Wow Tech Group, which owns brands like We-Vibe and Womanizer, experienced sales over 200 percent higher.
Since the pandemic has brought about a penchant for stimulating our genitals and the economy. RIDE reached out to some sexy adult performers. And asked them to share the sex toys that have been getting them off during these trying times.
Dallas Steele recommends:
“I have a bunch of jack-off toys, some that cost as much as $1200, but the Quickshot Launch is my favorite. The Quickshot is a small sleeve that fits over your cock, powered by a motor on either side. You grasp the handles and use your thumbs to control speed and stroke length. I love getting into my sling and using the fuck machine on my ass and Quickshot at the same time. I edge for an hour before I shoot a big load. With a full charge, the thing goes for at least an hour. I’ve always finished before it does.”
Jon Shield recommends:
“Hush is an anal butt plug that connects through Wi-Fi. It has calmed me more times than I can count during isolation. I connect the device to vibrate with a Tibetan singing bowl playlist I have on my phone (‘Inner Calm’ is my favorite) while I relax and play video games. I will also send the device’s code to one of my partners and have him steer the vibration to help get me over the hump to that final cumshot at the end. The battery lasts for hours and it has truly been a lifesaver.”
Markus Kage also recommends:
“The Hush by Lovense is a hella good time. I love being silly and dancing, and having this thing inside me synced to my stripping playlist definitely gets me moving. I’ve never been able to literally “feel the music” in such a way. An added bonus is that I can give control to my fans, which helps us connect on a much deeper level during our naughty Skype calls. This is a toy I’d highly recommend to anyone, it’s just plain fun!
Jared Mendelsohn recommends:
“Being stars in the adult film industry, we have to keep our muscles strong and flexible. I’m talking about every muscle. That’s why I was happy to discover Oxballs’ Spreader. It’s made from soft, pure platinum silicone and snaps open once it’s inside you. I recommend it for newbies looking to train their hole for more intense play with larger cocks.”
Cory Mendelsohn recommends:
“Truthfully, I’m not big on toys. If I am to use something, I keep it simple, opting for something like edible pens. I’ll write love notes on my husband’s favorite parts and use my tongue to lick off the words letter by letter. It’s a wonderful visual and foreplay that can really rile you up before the main event.”
Of course, sex toys should always be used with lube and there is no better lube than our own (if we say so ourselves), so head over to our store if you’d like some. Just note that if you are playing with a silicone sex toy that you should not use a silicone lubricant, as it will compromise the shape and texture of the toy which will make it more difficult to clean and therefore less body-safe. Other than that, have some fun with these toys that have earned the porn star seal of approval.