It’s February again, and love is in the air. And by “love,” I mean, “the sweet buzz of my favorite vibrator.”
Valentine’s Day, with its many corporate advertisements commodifying romantic love, can be a grating holiday. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether single, partnered, polyculed, or somewhere in-between (we see you, situationships), we can take this midwinter moment to check in with our intimate selves, and lavish pleasure on beloved bodies—our own and others’.
If gift-giving is one of your love languages, Valentine’s Day can be a time for joyful exchange. If you or a loved one have been craving deeper pleasure, a sex toy might be just the gift.
Here at Dame, we’re obviously passionate about sex toys—using, giving, and writing about them. But we also know that with great pleasure comes great responsibility.
When we give a toy to ourselves or others, we’re not just giving that person a piece of silicon—we’re also inviting them into a conversation with their body, their pleasure, and with us.
So before you press “purchase” on that sleek bullet vibe or colorful cock ring, take a moment to reflect on what you’d like that conversation to be—and, most importantly, what your lover or friend wants to receive. With thoughtfulness and communication, gifting a sex toy can be a consensual, sensual, surprising, and relationship-deepening experience for both of you.