What is the primary focus when buying a sex toy?

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What is the primary focus when buying a sex toy?

Nashville Nashville
When buying a sex toy, what is the most aspect of the toy that makes you decide to purchase it? Especially, when you're considering a bunch of toys along the same lines such as all prostate massagers, all g-spot vibrators, all couples romance kits, etc.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Price
Sera
1  (1%)
Care & Cleaning Options
Taylor , BeautiFullFigured
2  (1%)
Power Level
LavenderSkies , *HisMrs* , StephieBoo02 , CAKES , kelaaa33wish , js250 , big b , Ouroborean , Sangsara
9  (5%)
Noise Level
chicken12
1  (1%)
Material
Sammi , Naughty Student , DreamyLove , spicywife , Femme Mystique , Alan & Michele , Kaijah , Purple Foxglove , J's Alley , MuffysPinguLove , her.royal.redness , anelinvader , Jman21 , Rossie , ReadyAllTheTime , Wiley Festizio , leela , Bunnycups , Selective Sensualist , TiffyPixie , leatherlover , Jessica Elizabeth , Shellz31 , sasweetheart89 , lamira , TexasFire , billboard , ToyTimeTim , potstickers , Lady Venus , Kindred , buzzvibe , lemony , C4ss , Beaners , dv8 , BluePixi , 34 , DeliciousSurprise , toxie m , YoungGun , Taylor Von , CSEA , mikebooks , Kitt Katt , agf , Devz , Sinfully , Ms. Spice , Anjulie , PiratePrincess , deletedacct , Maiki , ToyBoy , Nothere , lilly555 , SomeGirl , acessorie , l'amour , - Kira - , Illumin8 , -BillD , Jon S , TboyTy , AndroAngel , ShinyGreenGlasses , Tangles , Anne , ksparkles16 , Cora Jane , CaliGirl , Nora29714 , ghent529 , Leather & Lace , joolie , kitty1949 , GenderSexplorations , Missmarc , Vaginas , PropertyOfPotter
80  (48%)
Features
Backseat Boohoo , Raven , Phoenix713 , swf , Eucaly , LennaKieran , Margotlette
7  (4%)
A Positive Review(s)
LikeSunshineDust , SilverVixen , ToyGeek , Kayla , Passionate Pastor , SXEKAT , maskineri , mm4sa , SexyStuff , Amy Snookum , MaryExy , newfoundlust , EvilHomer , Ash1141 , TheCleansing , aliceinthehole , Squeaky , MrWishyWashy , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , elli , Ivy Wilde , submarinerswife81
22  (13%)
A Well Written "Standard" Summary
Color
Darling Dove
1  (1%)
Length, Circumference, or Diameter
Rockin' , widget87 , Love Buzz , CS2012 , celibacysucks , Yoda , Eden C. , sarki , Poe , Katastophy , JessCee , WetJenn , Vadim50
13  (8%)
Texture
glycerin , Sweet-Justice
2  (1%)
Brand
Miss Cinnamon , deceased , Avant-garde
3  (2%)
Other
Carrie Ann , Valyn , Owl Identified , Sir , ~LaUr3n~ , Gunsmoke , Onanist , trios , markeagleone , Moein , girl next door , zeebot , Kaltir , Brandi Rouxxx , wetone123 , SiNn , Vanille , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama , bdvnt , The Curious Couple , cburger , mpfm , Chami , michael scofield , Pururin
25  (15%)
Total votes: 166
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05/08/2009
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Rockin' Rockin'
Oh my...I just stared at all those options for many minutes, pondering, debating with myself. How can I just pick one? That was tough, but I figure if a toy isn't going to fit right (i.e. be too big, small, wide, or short), it's not for me. I guess that might not apply so much to clit vibes...but, oh well. Interesting question!
05/08/2009
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
If I'm looking at a bunch of similar products and trying to pick one, I'll favor those that come from a brand I trust, or a brand that has established a pretty good reputation for itself. That doesn't mean I'm against trying a new brand, but I do have a tendency to avoid brands I've had bad experiences with or have read bad reviews of, such as Pipedream and Cal Exotics (though CE is starting to shape up a bit).
05/08/2009
Sammi Sammi
I usually look by material first, and then a lot of the other features you have listed.
05/08/2009
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I usually use the phthalates free option in the search engine and work from there. If I am searching for a vibe I always check for AA battery type toys. Color, quality of product and brand reputation also influence my choice.
05/08/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I had to pick other cuz it's so dependent upon what type of toy that I couldn't pick any one of the options!
05/08/2009
That Weird Guy That Weird Guy
I actually check all of that every time..

but its a deal breaker for me from the start if its not made of something safe..

having mostly positive reviews is always nice and makes me feel at ease when I'm buying it. If it does not have any reviews I'm not likely to buy it over something that does have a few reviews..

it all depends really...
05/08/2009
Average Joe Average Joe
Quote:
Originally posted by Nashville
When buying a sex toy, what is the most aspect of the toy that makes you decide to purchase it? Especially, when you're considering a bunch of toys along the same lines such as all prostate massagers, all g-spot vibrators, all couples romance ...
I should clarify- what is the ONE most important aspect- just a singular thing that takes you from considering a toy to actually buying it?
05/09/2009
Average Joe Average Joe
Quote:
Originally posted by Average Joe
I should clarify- what is the ONE most important aspect- just a singular thing that takes you from considering a toy to actually buying it?
That's what you mean, right?
05/09/2009
Average Joe Average Joe
If that's the case than price. I'm cheap- well, most of the time.
05/09/2009
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I always filter by material first, so I suppose it's the primary focus, then price.
09/01/2009
spicywife spicywife
Quote:
Originally posted by Femme Mystique
I always filter by material first, so I suppose it's the primary focus, then price.
Me too.
09/01/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Femme Mystique
I always filter by material first, so I suppose it's the primary focus, then price.
Same here.
09/01/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Um.. what it does? Is that "feature"?
09/01/2009
Valyn Valyn
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I had to pick other cuz it's so dependent upon what type of toy that I couldn't pick any one of the options!
I feel the same. It really depends on what I'm looking for! For dildos, it's often length/circumference.. I always take into account material, and if there are reviews, I try to read them all!
09/01/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Really, what it can do. I'd take an elastomed toy that's bound to rock my world over a so-so looking pure silicone toy any day.
09/01/2009
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I've found that well written reviews make me curious about a toy, and curiosity is really the strongest motivator in getting me to spend money.
09/06/2009
J's Alley J's Alley
Well, hell. I chose material because if it isn't safe, I won't get it. But that isn't the first thing I look at. I look at a ton of things based on what I am looking for.
09/07/2009
Owl Identified Owl Identified
It's obviously different depending on the toy, but as you specified (looks like some folks missed it!) if it's for several similar toys, the thing I'll be looking for is durability. I don't mind paying more for something that is made better and will last even if there is a cheaper option that will work about the same.
11/15/2009
anelinvader anelinvader
the first thing for us is Material for there is latex allergys in this house
11/18/2009
Sir Sir
One word: quality.
11/18/2009
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
My vote was other b/c I go for uniqueness since I have most everything.
01/04/2010
Raven Raven
Quote:
Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
Really, what it can do. I'd take an elastomed toy that's bound to rock my world over a so-so looking pure silicone toy any day.
Same here.
01/04/2010
Darling Dove Darling Dove
I'm weird. I like odd colored things. I've bought things JUST for the color before. Even some things I've never used. I'm a big 'looks' person. If it doesn't get me off mentally I don't want it in my cooch, haha.

Obviously features and such do play a large role, but for example... the Vamp. I got it for the color and the sparkles. I hate Twilight, and I already have a Sire. I didn't NEED it at all.


Materials don't bother me much. But I like silly extra features. I have a toy that has this rainbow glowy bit to it and I love it but, its an ANCIENT ur3 formulation and it's kinda.. drying out? if that makes sense since I never used to powder them, so it's due for a replacement.
01/04/2010
Kayla Kayla
I have to go with positive reviews. Materials are of some concern, but unless it's really bad, I don't mind the different materials. I just want to know that the toy will work with me. I'm with Darling Dove that I want it to be pretty too. Doesn't have to be jaw-dropping. Just not ugly.
01/06/2010
deceased deceased
For me, some brands have proved themselves stellar. Aslan Leather, Outlaw Leather, Vixen Creations, Tantus, Fun Factory, Spare Parts, Vibratex, Kink Lab, Phallix, Don Wands...... Some are hit or miss- Colt, Doc Johnson, Topco, California Exotics, Shanes World and even Happy Valley and Fleshlight.

For me, materials are important. I wont buy glass that is just tempered and not borosilicate. I won't buy jelly. Jelly toys have never made it an entire month without melting in room temp, Hawaii. Elastomer and cyber whatever is ok with a condom, but for use with a partner, only silicone will do.

Pretty for me is not necessary. Not too feminine is necessary. I do purchase sex toys for gal friends. I've bought the Vamp and a pink Bendy for a friend's Christmas, and a harness. She's moving to Alabama.

Durable is what I look for, and I tend to be brand loyal. My dildos are generally Vixen's and harnesses from Outlaw or Aslan. I did toss the Commando. It was the only product from them that ever didn't overexceed or meet expectations. It's not supposed to bleed, but it tattooed my hips every usage.

I'll spend money on a well made design and quality products. A hundred dollar dildo that feels real to my partner is worth more than 10 mediocre, party colored ones that are not meant to survive long.
01/06/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Nashville
When buying a sex toy, what is the most aspect of the toy that makes you decide to purchase it? Especially, when you're considering a bunch of toys along the same lines such as all prostate massagers, all g-spot vibrators, all couples romance ...
This survey needs to allow for multiple selections. I certainly take into account multiple factors including brand, price, power level, noise level, size, materials and especially reviews.
01/06/2010
ReadyAllTheTime ReadyAllTheTime
I always see what it i made of first that is important to me because my body is very sensitive. So I don't want to have a puff puss
10/19/2010
Onanist Onanist
I look for what I think will pleasure me first, then positive review, then cost.
10/20/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I usually just stick to certain brands that I have had good success with. There are also the reviews and material it is made of.
10/27/2010
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Unique posters: 92