The Best Sex Toys of 2017
As 2017 draws to a close and I begin to reflect, I realise that it’s been an eventual year with the inauguration of Donald Trump, Brexit chaos, Snap elections, the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Manchester arena bombing – to name just a few. However, despite it being a tough year emotionally and financially, sex toy innovations have continued to grow. Designers are working around the clock to create the most inventive ways to bring a glow back into the cheeks of the masses, and keep them ‘coming’ back for more. With so many great products on the market, it was very difficult to narrow my choices down to a few of the best sex toys of 2017. But with some help from the guys at sextoys.co.uk, who are the proud sponsors of the Voluptasse website, it was possible to pick a few of my favourites.
Sex Toy Advent Calendars
2017 has certainly been the year of the advent calendar, with many big names now offering daily treats of their own. I’ve seen Kellogg’s cereal advent calendars, Make up advent calendars and now, sex toy advent calendars. Love Honey offer their own sex toy calendars but some other erotic advent calendars also offer a variety of lingerie, essentials and naughty treats behind each door. For me, advent calendars can be considered as some of the best sex toys of 2017 because they offer such a great variety.
Clitoral Pleasure Waves
Sex toys that are solely for female pleasure are nothing new. However, 2017 has seen a huge increase in sex toys that offer clitoral pleasure waves, or suction. The whole industry watched the war between womaniser and the Satisfyer with interest. Both offered exceptional products and the results were really intense. On the back of such exceptional feedback, Satisfyer updated to the Satisfyer Pro 2 which was quieter, completely waterproof and certainly one of the best sex toys of 2017. They also brought out a brand new line of pleasure products, with options for male shoppers too. Lelo also followed suit with the development of the Sona, which I will be reviewing shortly.
Robotic Sex Dolls
Robotic sex dolls are a pretty controversial topic and seem to have divided the nation. Particularly for those who watched the interview with the inventor on This Morning. He claims that his robot is able to read to his children at nights. For some this was horrific, but for me it was a dream come true. Some bedtime stories are brilliant; others make me want to tear out my eyes so the thought of getting someone else to read those was an amazing prospect. Anyway, I digress. These fully autonomous dolls can be programmed so that they are the perfect partner, and can even be put into family mode so that they can integrate with other family members. This kind of technology will continue to take off in 2018, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for sex robots. What do you think, can sex robots be considered as one of the best sex toys of 2017?
Fifty Shades Freed Range
The third and final instalment of EL James erotic trilogy brought a whole new range of sex toys to a website near you in 2017. I thought that the Ten Days of Play was an inspired collection as it offered something different to experiment with over a ten-day period. Rather than delving in and experiencing a sensory overload, couples can spend an evening getting to know every product before the big finale on day eleven. Keep an eye out for the steel cock ring which is also super pretty! This is a great range because they look really sleek and it contains products that I believe can be considered amongst the best sex toys of 2017.
Hot Octopuss Pulse III
The Hot Octopuss Pulse III was a revolutionary sex toy for a number of different reasons. However, in my opinion, the pulse plate stimulation for a penis that is flaccid helped to make this one of the go-to sex toys for those who have issues becoming erect or maintaining an erection. The Pulse III made its debut in 2016 but fast gathered pace in 2017. The Pulse III is more powerful than its predecessor and has a turbo function which promises to take you from ‘oh’ to ‘OOOOH’ in just a few seconds. For females, the Queen Bee uses a pulsating plate to deliver a brand new kind of clitoral stimulation which I think is also one of the best sex toys of 2017, and really innovative.
The Buck Off Stroker is another toy that made its debut late last year. Aimed specifically at females who are transitioning to male, the Buck Off is perfect for those who want to experience genital stimulation but don’t want to touch the vagina. Testosterone can leave the genitals enlarged which means that conventional sex toys for the vagina may not be suitable. The Buck Off Stroker is shorter and wider so it covers the genitals and stimulates using suction. This is one of the first sex toys for for trans people and I believe it is one of the best sex toys of 2017.
Other Great Sex Toys of 2017
This is a very small selection of products that caught my eye this year. However, as I was busy completing a Master’s Degree last year, there are perhaps a few that I may have missed out.
So what do you think are the best sex toys of 2017? Please leave your comments in the comment box.