Have you gotten used to staying at home and don’t feel like going out? Are you bored with screens and surfing the web for interesting videos/ articles that are not about negative news or exercise or weight loss? Sounds like you’ve caught symptoms of ennui and anxiety. For adults over 18, treatment is add some spiciness and fun to your sex life with adult toys. That, and stay away from media overload. Disclaimer: This article is not written by a medical professional or sex therapist. If it’s not obvious, seek help from a medical professional or sex therapist when you have a real medical or sexual issue.
There’s actually a wealth of adult sex toys and other hobnobs in SYP when you know where to look. The problem is (a) overcoming the guilty feeling of going inside an adult sex toy shop; (b) making sure there are no colleagues or conservative people you know around when you go in; (c) knowing what to buy when you’re inside. Thankfully, the adult toy shops in SYP have online shopping available and the advantage of buying from them over cheaper alternatives on Amazon or Taobao is that you know that you’re getting the real deal and raise any issues with the product with a known seller.
So, for those who have a healthy sense of self-esteem and had proper sex education (which we assume are in the minority), here’s the low-down on the adult toys selection in our ‘Hood.
in Pic: Adult toy which looks like a facial cleansing machine.
For women-friendly and couples-friendly toys, look no further than Sally Coco shop near the Central escalators. There are G-spot vibrators and vibrators for couple pleasures. Some are even travel-friendly and low-key, like a golden necklace with a bullet pendant that doubles as a portable vibrator. Or G-spot vibrators that are shaped like an egg and resemble those portable facial cleansing machines you find in Sephora or Hysan.
Address: Rm 302, 3/F, Winning House, 10-16 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon-Sat 12 noon-8:00 pm
Not strictly used for sex only, kegel balls are used to strengthen vaginal and pelvic floor muscles and enhance sexual pleasure. Kegel balls help women post-pregnancy to strength their vaginal muscles by training the muscles to hold the balls tightly while going about daily activities. The balls fit inside the vagina and are not supposed to fall out. Removal is easy by pulling the string. Find the right size for you or use them at home first to make sure they don’t fall out. Stronger vaginal and pelvic floor muscles helps to prevent pee leakage and have better sex. Kegel balls and kegel exercisers are available at Wanta.
Address: G/F, No.56 Lyndhurst Terrace (opposite Pacific Coffee)
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12:00 pm-3:30 pm, 4:10-9:30 pm
In Pic: Kegel balls sold in Wanta. Image courtesy of Wanta website.
Masturbators & Other Men’s Toys
For men who are confident on their sexual needs, Take Toys shop is the way to go. There are no-frills masturbators like Tenga masturbators (there were inconspicuous adverts in MTR stations last year) that cost around $100 for single use or around $300 for multi-use which just look like a water bottle on the outside. For those who need ore to do their business, there are masturbators which have pictures of hot women or manga comics women on the box. Apparently, each masturbator has a different sensation with the silicon positioning inside. Don’t really understand the logic to pay extra for a pic on the box, but maybe it’s easier on the imagination and doesn’t feel so sterile.
There are also love dolls which are already in various stages of position and pumps for those who want to enhance their prowress.
Address: 1/F, 29 Hollywood Road, Central (diagonally opposite Tai Kwun)
Hours: 11:00-23.00 Mon-Sun
The above are just a small selection of the myriad options for enhancing sexual pleasure. We’ll bet you never learnt about adult sex toys in sex-ed class. Now why are you still sitting in front of a screen—go spice up your life.