Sex toys, vibrators, sexual health aids, dildos, lube etc. are often recommended in sex therapy for pleasure enhancement, sexual functioning concerns, and sexual pain and dysfunction. Recently, I took a course with Dr. Caleb Jacobson on the Clinical Uses for Sexual Health Aids (February 5, 2023) and wanted to write a post on commonly use of sex toys and sexual health aids in sex therapy.

These are just some of the commonly used and recommended sexual health aids out there. While I have personal and professional experience with some of them, I do not have experience with all of them so please do not take this blog as a specific recommendation for any of these sex aids.

Additionally, it is important that you work with a qualified sex therapist and/or pelvic floor physical therapist if you are trying to solve any sexual functioning concerns or dysfunction as generally a DIY approach to sexual functioning concerns is usually not recommended and can actually make an existing problem worse.

Common Sexual Health Aids

  1. Lube
    • Water-based- ie: ID Glide
      Pros: Can be used with sex toys/condoms and pretty body safe
      Cons: can get sticky or dry out easier (Pro Tip: reactivate with water… keep a spray bottle near the bed and refresh your water-based lube with a little water)
    • Silicone-based- UberLube
    • Hybrid- Sliquid Silk
      Pros: You don’t have to apply it as often, smooth in application, doesn’t leave a sticky feeling while using it, Can use it with condoms
      Cons: Can stain sheets/clothes, cannot use silicone lubricant on silicone sex toys (can be used on medical grade silicone)
    • Oil-based- coconut oil based Coconu
      Pros: natural and can be gentle on the body
      Cons: not compatible with condoms, if you use these with a latex condom, condom may break
  2. Women/Vulval/Vagina Sex Toy Categories
    • Internal Toys- created to simulate penetration or intercourse
    • External/Internal Toys- combines internal and external stimulation
  3. Male/Penis/Testical/Prostate Sex Toy Categories
  4. Anal ToysB Vibe
    • Plugs
    • Beads
    • Dildos/Vibrators
    • Dilators
  5. Trans Toys
  6. Couples Toys

Sexual Health Aids for Sexual Issues

Female/Vulval/Vagina Owner Sexual Issues

  1. For clients with female/vulval/vagina orgasmic disorder, pre-orgasmia, difficulty orgasming
  2. For clients with female/vulva/vagina desire issues, less interest in sexual desire
  3. For clients with female/vulval/vagina pain and Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorders

Male/Penis Owner Sexual Issues

  1. Erectile issues
  2. Delayed/inhibited ejaculation
  3. Early Ejaculation/Premature Ejaculation

Boost Kegel Exerciser for Men

These are just a few suggestions for sexual health aid and sex toys used in sex therapy. If you are interested in working with me and learning more, feel free to fill out the form below.