Sex Toy Glossary
Anal Beads A string of small balls on a string. Designed to be inserted into the anus and pulled out to create sexual stimulation.
Ben-Wa Balls/Vibro Balls A pair of large marbles with ball bearings inside that roll around and create subtle vibrations when inserted into the vagina.
Blow-Up Doll A life-size doll often sold as a novelty, but ostensibly for use as a surrogate partner.
Butt Plug A dildo specially designed for insertion into the anus. Usually has a flared base to prevent it from going in too far.
Clitoral Stimulator A vibrator that is designed to be worn against the body via straps.
CyberskinTM An amazingly realistic, flesh-like material often used in the manufacture of sex toys.
Dildo Any cylindrically shaped object used for sexual stimulation (usually via insertion).
Double Dildo (Double Dong) A double-ended dildo. Can be used by two individuals simultaneously.
Erection Ring A strap of leather, rubber or metal that is placed around the base of the penis (and sometimes, testicles) to promote firmer erections and for decoration.
Extender A device designed to be attached to the end of the penis, giving the appearance of greater length.
French Tickler A condom with extra latex, plastic or rubber attachments. Should be used as a novelty only. Usually not certified for birth control or disease prevention.
Harness Used to attach a strap-on.
Latex A form of PVC most similar to plastic. A material commonly used in the manufacture of sex toys.
Lubricant Lotion that is designed to enhance "slipperiness." Can be used for intercourse or masturbation. Highly recommended for post-menopausal women and condom users.
Marital Aid A euphemism for a sex toy.
Massager A vibrator that is sold to relax sore muscles.
Masturbator A device used by men to assist in masturbation. Often shaped like a vagina, in which case it is known as a sleeve.
Nipple Clamps Small clips designed to be attached to the nipples. Often attached with a chain.
Penis Pump A vacuum erection device. After inserting the penis, a suction is applied, drawing the blood into the penis, creating an erection (often of a more engorged size than usual).
Penis Sleeve See Masturbator.
PPA Prosthetic Penis Attachment. See Extender.
Rabbit vibrator Typically a vibrator with both a clitoral vibrator and an insert-able vibrator, providing stimulation both clitorally and vaginally (early first versions typically had rabbits as the clitoral simulator).
Realistic A dildo modeled after an actual penis.
Sexual Aid/Sex Toy A catch-all term for any device used for sexual stimulation.
Silicone An expensive, quality material used to make high-end toys.
Strap-On A dildo or vibrator that is attached via a harness (generally in the genital region).
Vibrator Any device that uses batteries or AC current to create a vibration. Most often used by women to stimulate the clitoris.