Best Way To Build Toy Collection?

Best Way To Build Toy Collection?

November November
I think someone may have asked this before, but when I did a search I could not find it. Forgive me if this is a question asked repeatedly. When addding toys to your collection is it a good idea to have the same type of toy, but in different brands? For example, if you know you love handheld vibes like the Nea, should you get various types of handheld vibes with different vibrations? Or is it better to try something entirely new you haven't tried before?
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- Kira - - Kira -
I have a lot of similar types. When I get frustrated that I can't find something good in that type or I find something really great and think I won't be able to top it for a while, I switch types for a bit.
01/04/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
There are a few categories I really enjoy, so tend to stick with toys in those categories and try different variation.
01/04/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
It all depends! I really like fairly straight, insertable toys, but I also try curvy toys, bumpy toys, and clitoral toys! Sometimes you surprise yourself by what you enjoy! I personally try and branch out, but for 'big ticket' items I usually stick with what I know I enjoy.
01/04/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I think this is largely up to the individual, and depends a lot on how much you like variety. There's no "should."

I myself sometimes have the urge to check out a toy similar to one I have, to compare and contrast, but at other times I want something different so I can have a whole new experience.
01/04/2012
Antipova Antipova
I was going to say "you should definitely branch out in all directions!" ... and then I read all these other posts... and realized that I possess all of two (2) clit vibes. And probably like 50 dildos (I'll know the exact number once I finally store them on a shelf instead of in tote bags).

I do a *lot* of branching out in the dildo category---different firmnesses, different materials, different textures... and I still feel like there's a lot more out there for me to explore!

Basically---what does your body want? Try a few things from each category (I mean, even *I* have two clit vibes) but, if you like the dildo best, check out more dildos

Enjoy yourself! Each of our collections is unique---and for good reason!
01/04/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Antipova
I was going to say "you should definitely branch out in all directions!" ... and then I read all these other posts... and realized that I possess all of two (2) clit vibes. And probably like 50 dildos (I'll know the exact number once I ...
Another way of saying this is "let it evolve naturally."
01/04/2012
November November
Wow! I'm getting some good posts on this. You guys are giving me some great feedback. Keep posting everyone, I'm all ears.
01/04/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I don't care for clit vibes other than a bullet but I love G-spot vibrators and tend to buy more of those.

Dildos...well - that is something I hope to branch into more.
01/04/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
If you want 50 different dildos, get 50 dildos. If you want to experiment, experiment.

I do recommend experimenting a little. I didn't realize I loved my G-spot as much as I do until I tried firm, insertable toys. Now I prefer to have my g-spot played with as opposed to my clit.

But I would focus your bigger budget on things you know you'll like, then as it's affordable, add things you'd like to try.
01/04/2012
Gracie Gracie
What I have done is buy a few things and then play around. When you find something you really like, go back and look at at all the reviewers who also really liked that toy. Then look at what else they really like. See where it leads you. And most important, enjoy the whole process! I haven't loved every toy I bought. I wish I had been more mentally prepared for that. Finding new toys I do love make it all worthwhile!
01/04/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Gracie
What I have done is buy a few things and then play around. When you find something you really like, go back and look at at all the reviewers who also really liked that toy. Then look at what else they really like. See where it leads you. And most ...
On this point...I have lots of toys and maybe 1/4 (or less?) of them are things I love. So, yeah, be mentally prepared for the fact that not everything will be a win, especially when you experiment outside your initial preferences. It's always sad to spend money and not get something great, but such is life. Take it as a learning experience and try the toy enough times to figure out what it is you don't like about it exactly. That way you know what to avoid in future purchases so you don't end up with more of the same problem.
01/04/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
When I started, I bought a bunch of different toys. My first one was a glass g-spot dildo, then I got a silicone butt plug, then a cock ring....etc. I do recommend trying out different toys and materials because it lets you know what you like...in addition to giving you more variety in the bedroom. Good luck and have fun!
01/05/2012
Chirple Chirple
My collection isn't very big yet but I just.... buy things that look interesting and that I want at the time.

I like that I have MiMi and the Fresh in case one runs out. But I wasn't in the mood for another small ergonomic silicone clitoral toy even though it was very, very appealing to me. So I went for something a little different at the time.

I just sort of wishlist everything that appeals to me - and prune the lists over time and narrow in on what I'm in the mood for next.
01/05/2012
amie.snape amie.snape
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Originally posted by November
Wow! I'm getting some good posts on this. You guys are giving me some great feedback. Keep posting everyone, I'm all ears.
Glad you asked! I was wondering the same thing. I just don't know what toys to try, I just know I like quiet toys...loud ones distract me... I am willing to try any of them, but I am not sure about which direction to go in first.
01/05/2012
Midway through Midway through
I tend to have a lot of similar items by different brands.
01/05/2012
js250 js250
I start with the inexpensive items and if I really like it, I look for a high quality item that is very similar. I like a bit of variation-but also have my standbys. They change depending on my experimental toys, though. I guess I am confusing me, so anyways, go with what feels and sounds good to you. BUT try something new every now and again, you never know.....
01/05/2012
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
If you want 50 different dildos, get 50 dildos. If you want to experiment, experiment.

I do recommend experimenting a little. I didn't realize I loved my G-spot as much as I do until I tried firm, insertable toys. Now I prefer to have my ...
I second this!!!

Experiment with the less expensive toys, but if you know you like something, then splurge on the things you are certain you enjoy.
01/05/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I've been trying to get one great toy of each type before I start to expand within each category. The Goodfella is on my 'definitely will buy eventually' list, but I just bought a dual density silicone realistic dildo, so it won't get purchased for a while. Instead, my next big purchase will probably be the Rianne S Forbidden Fruit vibe, since I have nothing like it (and it's preeeeetty ).

Go with what works for you though. If you want 50 clit vibes, go for it. Maybe use monthly review and push assignments to sometimes try different things if you want to branch out without the worry of spending money if you're afraid you'll regret the purchase.
01/05/2012
Ghost Ghost
I always try to get things that are different from toys I already own. Or that just look pretty. I never go for a "a bunch of small things", though.
01/05/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I like having all different types: wand massagers, glass dildos, silicone dildos, bullets, clit vibes, G-spot vibes, traditional vibes, butt plugs, anal beads, etc etc. I prefer higher end stuff so I'm not afraid to branch out in new territory.
01/05/2012
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by November
I think someone may have asked this before, but when I did a search I could not find it. Forgive me if this is a question asked repeatedly. When addding toys to your collection is it a good idea to have the same type of toy, but in different ...
I agree with what many have said. My advice would be: do both! Get several different styles of each toy and branch out. That way you'll have a wide variety of things you know you'll love to rotate between, but you'll also be able to try new things.

You'll soon start to see a trend of which toys work for you and which toys you love the best. Then it will get easier to spot the ones that will work for you, and buy them! Happy hunting!
01/05/2012
November November
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Originally posted by Woman China
I second this!!!

Experiment with the less expensive toys, but if you know you like something, then splurge on the things you are certain you enjoy.
You know it's interesting that you suggest this, because this is the approach I took when I first started buying toys. One of the first toys I bought was no more than $20. Then I started buying other cheap toys just to see what I liked (different shapes, sizes etc). I knew the toys were cheap and wouldn't last long, but it was okay since I was only using them to learn what I liked. I learned a few things about what felt good to me and then, yes, I did invest in similar toys that were more expensive so they would last and so I didn't have to keep on having to buy hard to find batteries! I like the idea of branching out and exploring other erogenous zones but with cheaper toys. Thanks guys, for all of your suggestions, you've reminded me of the logical way I started buying toys and cleared up the confusion.
I'm really enjoying this thread and it seems from amie.snape's response that it's helping other people too. Keep posting everyone, I'm still listening and I think others are too!
01/05/2012
switzerland switzerland
to each their own. if you really like something, expand your collection of that specific toy. if you find yourself maybe getting bored, expand into a different type. it's always fun to experiment and explore, and i think that's what toys are for
01/05/2012
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I think it just depends on what you're looking for in your collection.

Like I know a lot of people like searching around for cheap things before getting an expensive vibe. I was entirely the opposite. I didn't want 20 cheap "tester" vibes and then one expensive one I actually used. So I just researched and researched, chose the best nice one of the sort that I wanted, and went for it.

I've personally also been pretty careful to try and not get duplicates, because I have pretty varied preferences and if I'm really happy with a toy I have that serves one purpose, but no toy that serves another purpose that I'm interested in, I personally would rather have that money to go towards getting a toy that wouldn't compete with the other stuff I have. If you think you're legitimately interested in a toy that serves a different purpose that what you already have, do that.

I also view it as a bang for your buck equation, because the more of one type of toy you use, the more competition there is between the toys and the more some toys are going to fall out of use, making your ownership of them worth a bit less, know what I mean?
01/05/2012
November November
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Originally posted by Cherrylane
I think it just depends on what you're looking for in your collection.

Like I know a lot of people like searching around for cheap things before getting an expensive vibe. I was entirely the opposite. I didn't want 20 cheap ...
Yes, I do. You've got a good point. I didn't really think of it that way before. Thanks!
01/06/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by November
I think someone may have asked this before, but when I did a search I could not find it. Forgive me if this is a question asked repeatedly. When addding toys to your collection is it a good idea to have the same type of toy, but in different ...
I don't shop for vibes, I have the Hitachi and it does everything I need it to do. I don't shop for g-spot toys, I have an amazing glass toy and an amazing g-spot toy. I'm on the prowl now for a good bullet, and a new plug. I tend to find something I love, and stick with it. As long as it works, it works.
01/06/2012
Mr. John Mr. John
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Originally posted by November
I think someone may have asked this before, but when I did a search I could not find it. Forgive me if this is a question asked repeatedly. When addding toys to your collection is it a good idea to have the same type of toy, but in different ...
To each his own. It's dependent on the circumstances. Myself, I have erred in not discussing purchases with my wife beforehand. We now have a ridiculous amount of toys. We have most of the Nob Essence line, Njoy line, Lelo Insignia line, Vixskin (full line), Tantus (too many), We-vibe Salsa's and Tango's, Phallix Glass dichroic, vacuum pump toys, Hitachi w/ speed control and many silicone accessories, Liberator shapes such as the Hitachi axis, Bonbon, Wing, and various wedges, Throe and Splash, etc. etc.. Most of these are still unopened, or just not used. Truth be told, my wife covets her Eroscillator above all others. So, in my case I now have a large unused collection.
03/18/2013
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