Are you satisfied with the progress in the sex toy industry?

Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
There was a time when I thought, "Ok, I have enough toys, I don't need anymore." But every month, there was new products on the site that I wanted and that I had to get for my ever-growing box of toys.

Are you in that situation, that somehow proves that the sex toy industry is still managing to be innovative and particularly competitive. Or got any other opinion? I'll rephrase my question so that the answers would fit better:

What do you think of the new selection of sex toys that arrive on the market? The answers are divided by quantity, quantity, material and prices. It's not comprehensive, but it should be a very interesting poll.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Quantity...
More is better, there can never be enough new toys!
js250 , T&A1987 , Diabolical Kitty , smartbabi92 , TheCleansing , -BillD , dv8 , Gunsmoke , - Kira - , SexyTabby , Ryuson , dhig , gehuwd , aliceinthehole , jakjak , mistre$$ , l'amour , kendra30752 , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Kindred , indiglo , LavenderSkies , DeliciousSurprise , zeebot , sktb0007 , Ash1141 , Chul , Woman China , Silverdrop , Princess-Kayla ♥ , Vancouver Guy , AJvil , AmberM , GONE!
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The arrival of new toys is just right.
El-Jaro , wetone123 , ellejay , GenderSexplorations , Ms. Spice , Ryuson , null , aliceinthehole , unfulfilled , indiglo , Lummox , namelesschaos , Chul , Howells , winterseve , Eugler
16
I wish it could be slower, I can't follow.
Quality...
OhMy! , Elnoa , gehuwd , mistre$$ , kendra30752 , indiglo , SMichelle , Chul , AmberM , Calicoxoxo
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I'm drooling all over my keyboard!
js250 , Diabolical Kitty , ellejay , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
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They all seem so amazing!
Taylor , dhig , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , AmberM , Eugler
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It's all right, but there is room for improvement.
Cherrylane , T&A1987 , dv8 , Gunsmoke , Avant-garde , GenderSexplorations , - Kira - , SexyTabby , OhMy! , Ryuson , null , mistre$$ , l'amour , kendra30752 , unfulfilled , indiglo , Lummox , namelesschaos , DeliciousSurprise , zeebot , Ash1141 , Chul , Howells , Woman China , winterseve , Silverdrop , Princess-Kayla ♥ , AmberM , GONE! , Calicoxoxo , Eugler
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I'm not interested in most of them.
wetone123 , Ms. Spice , Princess Zelda , Elnoa , aliceinthehole , Kindred , Rossie , Missmarc
8
Material...
Finally! Even more silicone and glass!
Cherrylane , wetone123 , Diabolical Kitty , dv8 , ellejay , - Kira - , null , dhig , l'amour , kendra30752 , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , unfulfilled , ily , indiglo , namelesschaos , DeliciousSurprise , zeebot , Chul , Howells , winterseve , Princess-Kayla ♥ , AmberM , GONE!
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So much diversity makes me happy.
js250 , El-Jaro , Cherrylane , T&A1987 , Taylor , Diabolical Kitty , -BillD , Gunsmoke , Avant-garde , ellejay , GenderSexplorations , SexyTabby , OhMy! , Ryuson , aliceinthehole , mistre$$ , l'amour , Kindred , unfulfilled , indiglo , Lummox , DeliciousSurprise , Chul , Woman China , Silverdrop , Princess-Kayla ♥ , AmberM
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There should be less porous materials
Cherrylane , Diabolical Kitty , -BillD , dv8 , ellejay , Ms. Spice , OhMy! , null , aliceinthehole , mistre$$ , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , unfulfilled , ily , indiglo , DeliciousSurprise , zeebot , Woman China , Princess-Kayla ♥ , AmberM , GONE! , Missmarc , Calicoxoxo
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What? Phthalates still exist?
dv8 , Ms. Spice , Ryuson , null , Elnoa , aliceinthehole , mistre$$ , ily , zeebot , Chul , Princess-Kayla ♥ , AmberM , GONE! , Missmarc , Calicoxoxo , Eugler
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I need more variety in items made of Vixskin/O2/etc.
dv8 , l'amour , Kindred , namelesschaos , Chul , Silverdrop , GONE!
7
Prices...
kendra30752 , Calicoxoxo
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Prices are too high for my wallet.
mistre$$ , Chul , Woman China , Vancouver Guy , GONE! , Missmarc , Calicoxoxo
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Pure silicone should be more affordable by now.
Cherrylane , dv8 , Gunsmoke , GenderSexplorations , OhMy! , gehuwd , mistre$$ , l'amour , kendra30752 , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , unfulfilled , ily , indiglo , namelesschaos , DeliciousSurprise , zeebot , Ash1141 , Chul , Howells , Woman China , AmberM , GONE! , Missmarc , Calicoxoxo
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Suggested prices are generally fine.
js250 , El-Jaro , Cherrylane , wetone123 , T&A1987 , Diabolical Kitty , -BillD , ellejay , - Kira - , SexyTabby , Ms. Spice , Ryuson , null , dhig , aliceinthehole , mistre$$ , l'amour , Kindred , unfulfilled , indiglo , Lummox , DeliciousSurprise , Chul , winterseve , Princess-Kayla ♥
25
Money is not an issue.
Other...
kendra30752
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Total votes: 262 (57 voters)
Poll is closed
10/26/2011
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js250 js250
I love toys! I get bored easily and want a variety for whatever mood I happen to be in. The retail prices on EF is very reasonable and I am happy every time a new product comes out, I like the newer options and have fun trying them out & finding new ways to play!
10/26/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
The competition for materials, ideas, and manufacturing is so intense. I'm just happy they're making them!
10/26/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Although I personally don't have a problem with shelling out over 100 for something like a Lelo that's both well made and wonderfully packaged and marketed, I definitely think there's still a part of it that's just how it is compared to other toys. There's big room for improvement and for the materials and "technology" they're using, I'm really not sure why they need to be so expensive, beyond the fact that clearly people are still willing to pay for them.

I have yet to figure out exactly why the Jimmyjane form series is so expensive when they don't seem to spend as much on the packaging component and the finish of the toys isn't flawless (visible seems in the silicone etc). I don't get it.... but I still want one.
10/26/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
There could be more toys for men. granted, we're probably not the key demographic, but whereas women have a wide array of toys to choose from, men are sleeves, plugs, vibrators and dolls. Most of the probes seem to be couples toys, judging by how difficult it is for a single person to operate one. It kind of seems like cat toys versus dog toys (not a metaphor) there are far more dog toys than cat toys.
10/26/2011
smartbabi92 smartbabi92
I love looking at the new toys that are coming out and seeing how they are advancing. I think they quality they are made is getting better with more advanced technology which makes it more expensive but worth it. I just love all the new toys coming out. If only i can get all of them
10/26/2011
TheCleansing TheCleansing
New toys are always interesting. I am happy with what exists. The toy market is the least of my concerns right now, I'm sure.
10/26/2011
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I like the ever growing quantity and quality of male sex toys out there is recent years. However, there is always room for improvement.
10/26/2011
chicken12 chicken12
I think there should really be some more discreet toys, like a pen that functions as a pen and vibrator. I know there's one on this website, and I've seen the same one on other sites, but really, how about some variety? I'd like a vibrator that was rumbly, but also well disguised.
10/26/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I think the quality is good and the rate of release is a bit difficult to keep up with but not too bad. New and innovative things are always appreciated though!
10/26/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I actually have no issue with my current collection right now; the only thing I really need to add to my collection is the G4 Paul and Paulina and the Big Boss (maybe). I'm pretty content with the stuff being released, but by no means am I spending whole paychecks just to keep up with the influx of items.
10/26/2011
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I’m still fairly new to the whole thing so I really don’t have much to say
10/26/2011
RonLee RonLee
Quote:
Originally posted by Avant-garde
I like the ever growing quantity and quality of male sex toys out there is recent years. However, there is always room for improvement.
I agree.
10/27/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
One of the things that I'd want and hinted at in the answers is that with the new softer realistic silicone, I'd like anal plugs to be made and even double-headed dildos. Just imagine, the Feeldoe in O2 or the Nexus with Vixskin.

And besides, why didn't Fun Factory at least TRY a realistic version of their silicone. And i have to say that I much prefer their dildos to their vibrators and I hope they'll be able to impress me with new artistic models soon.

Opinions?
10/28/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Oh there can never be enough variety! So many people like so many different things so I like a very wide selection. I also think silicone is very over priced and that's why I still go for freaking jelly or PVC a lot of times. Then there's the size issue. I've noticed lately it's getting harder and harder to find toys that will work with a small woman's anatomy. A lot of the toys here will not even fit me! It's terrible because so many of them I love, it seems it's worse in the luxury vibe section. That's why I rarely buy those. There's always a wide selection of large dildos and vibes, but rarely an average size in the really good vibes.
10/28/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I like the variety and price ranges because they have to make different items because:
1) We have different levels of experience (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
2) We have different levels of $$$$
3) We have different interests
4) We have different anatomys
5) We have different ways of getting off
10/28/2011
indiglo indiglo
I like a wide variety of toys, then I can decide what mood I'm in and get the correct toy out. My man will ask me sometimes "who are you using tonight?" because it will give him an idea what mood I'm in... and then he can act accordingly!
10/28/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
There was a time when I thought, "Ok, I have enough toys, I don't need anymore." But every month, there was new products on the site that I wanted and that I had to get for my ever-growing box of toys.

Are you in that situation, ... More
More!
10/31/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I think the selection is pretty good. Although, I would like more sybian/machine toys available at affordable costs.
10/31/2011
Chul Chul
Long winded post is loooonng, ha ha. I apologize for this.

I'm overall satisfied with what is available, even if I can't use most of them, being penetrative vibrators (and of course, you can use those on the clitoris too, so, it's not a huge deal or anything). But, from reading reviews of much of the selection of dildos, vibrators, and masturbators, there is definitely still much room to improve on.

Even in the so called luxury vibes, there are still complaints about thick seams running through toys which can cause discomfort, faulty buttons and features, lack of ergonomics and shape, gaps, battery guzzling, over charging, faulty mechanics, etc. While I definitely think the sex toy industry is moving along at a fairly great pace, there is still much work to be done, and just for me personally, I am not quite ready to drop 100-200 dollars on a toy just yet. However, I'm sure with how fast technology moves and how much more enthusiastic and open the world is becoming to embrace safter sex practices, that that will be in no time at all.

I'd say, overall, the quality control of sex toys is getting better as the years progress, but I still believe stricter guidelines should be enforced as they are in Europe. Safety should be the prime concern for these companies along with getting you off, of course. Companies should not be allowed to get away with advertising their toys, for instance, as pure silicone if they are some variation of non-porous TPR silicone or if their toys are made of some other kind of steel rather than stainless steal. Even if this doesn't happen as often as we think, it still happens considerably enough to be noted.

It's not only deceptive, but those who pay the money for the quality and safety of these toys, especially to be shared among other people or placed with other toys, need the right information to conduct what is safe for them. Having toys made of porous materials is fine, but I'd like to know before hand rather than having to take a gamble by going for something I think can be sterilized or not. It makes all the difference in the world. That and really, toys should not have phthalates in them. At all.

As for the variety, I think there is no such as a limit! People should be allowed to be as creative as they can, because it can only lead to further advancement in any technological field. The more the merrier, I say!

Although, like kendra30752 stated, I do wish there was more variety in both dildos and vibrators for those of us who can't handle much girth in our toys. My opinion on this may be skewed, since I'm at a level where I probably should not be using toys and focus more on dilating, but the fact of the matter stands. Size queens get a considerable selection, those in the middle get the best (average obviously), but those of us who need much slimmer toys are limited in what we can choose from for a silicone vibrator. And of those that are available, there is no such thing as a budget silicone option. Some of us can't spend 40-50+ dollars on one given vibe at a time.

So, as a result, I'm hoping the cost of silicone vibrators and dildos can go down and have more variation in sizes to meet the needs of a wider audience of women out there in time. Of course, it's hard to meet the needs of individual women (and men, in case point of the size of masturbators and prostate massagers), but I do wish there was more branching out. There is some already, but I just wish for more, ha ha.

Not to say that they aren't worth it (I think there are a number of toys very much worthy of their price, in fact.), but I think integrating safer materials and finishes/construction to toys is a relatively new concept (versus other needs) as well as fine tuning the technology behind them. While nothing can be perfect, it can come close to meet standards that someone will pay for them, as they do for many people already. For me personally, I can't imagine spending 100-200 dollars on a vibrator that has some of the faults I mentioned at that price. I was quite disappointed, to see for instance, the obvious glued seam on the Minna Ola, which otherwise, is an innovative toy, but the craftsmanship is not up to par. I expect something like that in 0-20 dollar toys, not something close to 170, but that is just me.

Besides, if the technology continues to advance, those toys that DO have those unsavory faults can be lowered into a more affordable price range and we can have more budget safe toys, and those that are just the top of their game can really shine and receive the price tag that they deserve. For many people, the set bar is already worth it to them and they are more than willing to spend it, which is is fantastic for them, but for me, I still see much room for improvement. However, if it wasn't for those people we wouldn't see the advancement today, and for that, I am grateful and continue to hope they enjoy the experiences they have and graciously share with us and the companies listening.
11/14/2011
Theomnishit *Returns* Theomnishit *Returns*
those new realistic sync ones look great
11/14/2011
Woman China Woman China
Chul has made some great points here.

I'd like to see more rechargeable toys, but USB rechargeable as that makes the toy universally rechargeable and not country specific. I hate the fact that when I want to buy something that is rechargeable or plug-inable (yes i just created a new word here) I can only use it in North America. And if I use it in North America, I cannot bring it home with me to China and use it there.

Yes it is possible to get an adapter, but that hurts the motor and causes it to wear out faster and that is not covered under warranties.

My want is all toys to be universal, or plug-in by computer USB. You look at mobile phones and from what I have learnt, all phones can be plugged into a computer now to recharge. Or a wall.

I would love a Hitatchi, but I could not use one here in China.

Or have companies like EF that sell toys have more international flare.

One thing I love about Fun Factory toys is they look "fun"!!!! Lelo looks like art. The Je Joue looks odd but neat. The Leaf line look not so much like leaves but alien pleasure devices. The Pipedream Icicles line look like anything from an actual icicle to The Rolling Stones tongue or a diseased tongue from KISS. I love how unique many of the lines are!!! Make trying to make a choice harder.

But when it comes to my toy selection, I have quite a number of them, and sometimes it is just too much work to think of which toy to use at that time. So I just usually revert back to my go to toys. But I still want more. Lots more.
01/01/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
There could be more toys for men. granted, we're probably not the key demographic, but whereas women have a wide array of toys to choose from, men are sleeves, plugs, vibrators and dolls. Most of the probes seem to be couples toys, judging by ... More
More male toys are needed, and BETTER DESIGN. Cobra Libre and the Tenga offerings are pretty much the only things that aren't molded orifices. For women, the items that look like realistic penises are just one category of toy. Even for phallic shaped vibrators, most designs are made to be attractive and functional, not to mimic the shape of a body part. But for male toys, they try to make everything look like a body part, even when there's no reason for it. You get sleeves with sleeves with labia, sleeves with anuses, and sleeves with mouths - sometimes with tongues and noses.

They really need to get some good minds working on the male toy problem. Both finding more innovative ways of stimulating the relevant parts, and leaving behind the orifice mentality in making the designs functional and attractive.
01/02/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I love that there is such a huge variety of sex toys, and materials. I've been able to try out so many different things, and I love being able to decide what I do and don't like. Plus, the variety means huge difference in price levels, which is never a bad thing.
01/02/2012
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I think that there's always room for improvement.
01/02/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
There was a time when I thought, "Ok, I have enough toys, I don't need anymore." But every month, there was new products on the site that I wanted and that I had to get for my ever-growing box of toys.

Are you in that situation, ... More
I think it's done very well so far.
01/09/2012
AmberM AmberM
Most of them are good, but there is still room for improvement.
01/09/2012
GONE! GONE!
I would like to see more affordable toys made out of safe material. I bet a lot of people go for ones made out of crap like jelly first simply because the awesome and safe toys are a bit on the pricey side.
01/09/2012
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
More male toys are needed, and BETTER DESIGN. Cobra Libre and the Tenga offerings are pretty much the only things that aren't molded orifices. For women, the items that look like realistic penises are just one category of toy. Even for phallic ... More
You are so right about the shape of the male toys. I'd never noticed before, but it's true they barely have anything that is unrealistic.
01/09/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I love that things are coming out better and improved. Just sucks that they just seem to be getting more expensive for nice features!
01/09/2012
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