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The best sex toys for beginners that will make you want hundreds more

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

These totally unintimidating sex toys for newbies are must-buys

As most couples who like to play with toys will tell you, sex toys are kind of like tattoos. They can be pretty addicting. Once you get the hang of using your first toy, you might be tempted to add a few dozen more to your goodie box in your nightstand. And while sex toys can be intimidating for first-time users, leading many couples to shy away from them altogether, most toys are far less complicated than they seem. If you're new to the world of adult toys, here's where to begin.

Take it slow

Don't bring an intimidating vibrator into the bedroom. Start small and then work your way up to something bigger and bolder.

Head online

Take your time browsing through the plethora of toys out there, with the rule that nothing is off limits, as you may surprise yourselves in what arouses your curiosities. Go to sites that are really great in providing educational/expert information with their toys, like Babeland, Good Vibrations and the Sinclair Institute. If there is no online option to chat with a live salesperson, go ahead and trek to your nearest quality sex toy shop to learn and/or see more.

More: QUIZ: What kind of masturbator are you?

"It doesn't hurt to buy a sex toy book, which can guide you with all of your options and how to use them safely while maximizing pleasure," says Astroglide's Sexual Health and Wellness Ambassador and Sex Expert, Dr. Yvonne Fulbright.

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