In the beginning it was about being in control of my own orgasms and saving fingerpower. But my toys have taught me I'm a whole lot more kinky than I thought I was. Now I'm always wanting to try something different. I'm far less perplexed by my pussy too (we're good friends now). I have a higher level of sexual assertiveness because I know a lot more about my body.
I strongly identify as a feminist now, even though I used to be a lot more reserved about that kind of thing. It's mainly through realising how my sexuality, and female sexuality in general, has been held back by society. I don't think I'd feel that strongly without my toy collection. It made me think about how what I was doing wasn't the norm, and then I thought, why?
I feel better in my own skin; not so worried about being percieved as either 'good' or 'bad'. Doing something I want to do even though it is a little bit taboo lets me know that I have the power to create what I want in my life. Knowing that gives me confidence in other areas of my life too.