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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Adult Toy | Source Adult Toys

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Adult Toy | Source Adult Toys

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Adult Toy

So, you’ve decided to buy a sex toy for yourself. Perhaps this is your first time, or maybe you’ve been down this road before, but find yourself uncertain about which one to choose.

Our guide on choosing the right adult toy for yourself will have you feeling confident when you step into your adult store to make that purchase.

The Different Types of Adult Toys

The first question you must ask yourself is “what kind of toy do I want?”

It might seem like a simple question, but the truth is that there is a wide range of types available for you to enjoy.


The most well-known sex toy out there! Dildos are simple but effective. There are a truly mind-boggling number of options for this type of synthetic penis: every length, every girth, every color, and every shape (we even have fantasy creature penis!) You are guaranteed to find one that suits your needs best and your wildest dreams.


Vibrators, also known as Batterie Operated Boyfriends, are classic toys and have come a long way since their invention as a medical device in 1880!

There’s a wide range of options to explore, from subtitle vibration for the most sensitive, to thrusters, to so powerful they could (in our humble opinion) create an oasis in the desert! Here again, there as to be a vibrator for you out there to suit your needs, so we created a guide to present the different types of vibrators to help you navigate the options.

Anal Toys

Many people shy away from the idea of using anal toys. However, anal play can really enhance your pleasure and improve your sense of intimacy. Whether you have a prostate or not it can be really enjoyable, the key being to take your time to be safe and explore with trusted partners so you can enjoy your playtime. We also wrote a blog on navigating the world of anal play for the first time, read it before you buy your first anal toy !


The quintessential male sex toy, a Fleshlight provides a sense of realism and intimacy during play. You can choose one modelled after your favorite porn star and start your fun!

Bondage Gear

Bondage gear is a great way for couples to spice up their sex life. This can be blindfolds, bondage tape, bed restraints, or more. Just make sure you communicate properly and that everyone is fully consenting!

You can find all these and more at your local adult store!

Material Safety

One of the most important considerations when buying a toy is ensuring that the materials are safe for your body.

Body safe materials are materials that don’t contain any common allergens or potentially harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process. These can include silicon, glass, and more.

When you’re looking for a body-safe sex toy, your best bet is to ensure you’re buying from a trusted adult store like Source Adult Toys. To learn more on the subject check out our blog : Demystifying adult toy materials: a guide to body-safe options

Lubricant Compatibility

Using lube with your sex toy is a great way to enhance your experience, keeping things nice and slippery. It can make your playtime much more comfortable.

However, you need to be careful as some types of lube can be very bad for your toy. For example, using a silicon-based lube with glass toys makes for a great time, but silicon lube with a silicon toy will damage your toy.

Choosing the right lube isn’t difficult – let our blog be your guide. You can also ask us in your favorite location for more information 

Noise Levels

Are you worried about noise levels? If you live with family or roommates and are worried about alerting them to your activities, there are many great options available for silent and discrete toys.

Obviously, dildos are a great option for silence. If you want something with a bit more juice, however, there are some wonderful silent vibrators on the market as well. You can visit an adult store in Edmonton, Kelowna, Grande Prairie, or Fort McMurray for more info on your options.

With all these options to choose from, the only noise you’ll need to worry about is from yourself.

Intensity and Stimulation

Sex toys come in a variety of different types and intensities of stimulations.

Choose between different intensities, from a gentle pulse all the way up to very intense. You just need to find what you’re most comfortable with.

Meanwhile, you can find vibrators that provide internal, external, clitoral, G-spot, and even prostate stimulation.

Solo or Couples Play

Different toys can provide different benefits for solo play or couples play.

For solo, you might only use a vibrator or a dildo.

For couples, there are many couple-specific options, such as bondage gear, double-ended toys, and much more.

Budget Considerations

What is your budget? You don’t need to spend a whole lot of money to have fun – there are many budget-friendly options out there!

Alternatively, if you don’t mind splurging a little bit, you can treat yourself to something fancier and with more features. Your friendly-neighbourhood adult store should have a variety of options. Many will also have sales and clearance options for you to find great deals.

User-Friendly Features

These really put the “friendly” in “user-friendly”.

While some sex toys are very simple, others are made with more features so you can enjoy your playtime even more. Look for intuitive controls, easy maintenance, waterproof designs, or tech-enabled toys (AKA couple interactive toys) that enables you to have long distance sexy times with your loved ones!

Cleaning and Storing your sex toys

Cleaning and storing your toy properly after use is a key part of getting a lot of use out of it.

Most toys can be cleaned with simple soap and water. Make sure you use a gentle soap to avoid discomfort. You should also avoid harsh chemicals.

Storage also matters. Proper storage is vital for keeping your toys in good condition for the long term. You should keep them in a cool, dry place out of direct sun.

This is the TL;DR, but there is more to it, and we strongly encourage you to read our blog about how you should clean and store your sex toys.


Discretion and Packaging

Listen – we understand that you might feel embarrassed about purchasing a sex toy. We are of the opinion that you should never feel ashamed about your desire for sexual exploration, but also you are entitled to your privacy and that is why we offer discrete packaging. No risk to feel uncomfortable about your purchase, whether you’re ordering it to your home and don’t want the people living with you to see them or you need to take your purchase on public transport, your toys will be packaged in a discrete way.

Customer Support and Return Policies

When it comes to sex toys, you want a retailer that you can trust. Adult stores that offer great customer support are vital to helping you explore the world of adult toys.

You should also make sure to understand their return policies before you make any purchase you are not 100% sure about. It can be counter intuitive but do not trust a sex toy store that accept returns. For your health and safety, it is very important to be able to trust your toys have never been used before and come from a trustworthy manufacturer that also follows strict health and safety guidelines: only accept toys in sealed boxes!


Visit Source Adult Toys

Uncertain about what products are right for you? Visit Source Adult Toys so you can get a better feel for the functionality of the products you want.

With convenient locations in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, and Kelowna, Source Adult Toys is your best source for the best adult toys around.

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