Sex toys can be good or bad. But it all depends on your attitude towards having a meaningful sex. If a sex toy is being used as an adjunct to therapy to overcome some sexual problem then it is good. But if it is used as a substitute for real sex with another person, then there is something fundamentally wrong with that person. However, for many men and women, it is an easy way of obtaining sexual relief when their partner is not available or for some other reason. In fact, there are a great many couples who use these toys as a way of enhancing their sexual life.
They come in the variety of shapes, sizes. There are dildo, vibrators, artificial vaginas, inflatable dolls, molded dolls with all orifices and there are other toys like fetish equipment, bondage contraptions, and the list is actually mind-boggling.
Need for Sex Toys
There are two ways of looking at this question. One is that there are men and women who need the help of these toys to come to terms with their dysfunctional sexuality and then there are others who use these toys to work out their fantasies. But the need is ever increasing.
Sex toys can be addictive if you lose all sense of proportion and begin to rely on them rather than on improving your social skills. They are not a replacement for real people. You cannot take a sex doll out to dinner, cuddle it or talk to it. If you are beginning to do any of these things then you are in deep trouble. Remember there are good toys and bad toys. The good sex toys are those which help you overcome your sexual problems and the bad ones are those that make you substitute the unnatural for the real. They can also lead to kinky behavior which may have bad repercussions later in life.
You’ll also see the hidden danger of making sex less natural with sex toys. Sex is a part and parcel of life and anything that makes it mechanical or synthetic is unnatural. Using a doll or a vibrator as the sole means for sexual relief speaks volumes for the social maladjustment quotient of the person.
Am Dr. John Paul an expert Psychiatrist, a Doctor and Sexpert with an experience of over 20 years in dealing with all kinds of sexual problems in men and women. I have done graduate studies in Human Sexuality from New York University, UK.