If you already have a favourite vibrator or dildo and are looking for something new to bring into the bedroom, you may want to consider exploring the world of air-suction toys, which are designed to mimic the sensation of oral sex. Sila, Lelo’s latest air-suction offering, came recommended to us by two experts. It’s now just under a third off at Look Fantastic (£113, down from £159).
“They have increased the size of the mouth to fit more people,” Samantha Bard, a co-owner of Williamsburg’s Shag says, “and perfected the technology in terms of creating a deeper, more intense sensation.” Sex educator Kenneth Play, the creator of the Sex Hacker Pro Series and co-founder of Hacienda Villa, an intentional sex-positive community also recommends this toy for its mouth that he calls “bigger and broader,” describing the stimulation its larger size provides as “a slower, more sensual build up to orgasm.”
Lastly, if you’re using this or any air-suction toy for the first time, our experts have a few general tips. First: “Add some lube,” according to Play. (A reminder that if your toy is made of silicone, you’ll want a water-based lube.) Play adds that the toys “work best when they form a complete seal,” instructing users to “try different angles to find the right amount of pressure and suction.” Bard adds: “My tip would be to take it slow — people often want to go to the quickest speed right away, but if you start low you can build on the intensity to achieve a profoundly rich feeling.”
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