Dear Em & Lo, I am a 68-year-old, single great-grandmother and I have been celibate for at least 20 years. Well, I’ve been getting urges and don’t quite know what to do about them. I currently don’t have any male companionship so I thought about toys. What would you suggest?
Yay! It’s never too late to start treating yourself right. Since you’re obviously computer savvy, we recommend visiting a female-friendly, online sex toy store like our sponsor EdenFantasys. Once there, do a search for ergonomic toys (we’ve gone ahead and linked this phrase to the “ergonomic” search results pages to save you the trouble)–the results will almost always feature some well-made, nicely designed toys that are easy to use and don’t come in any cheap, offensive packaging. To narrow the search for higher quality, look for toys by trusted manufacturers like Lelo, JimmyJane, and Fun Factory. Take a look and think about what you’d like: external vibration, penetration, or both? Based on your answer to that question, pick a toy that fits that description as well as your price range (if possible, we’d be willing to spend at least 50 bucks to ensure quality). Don’t skimp on the materials, either — a toy made out of phthalate-free, hypoallergenic material that’s ideally non-porous is safest. And make sure you also get some nice, glycerin-free, water-based lube; as we get older, things tend to get a little more dry downtown — lubricant will help grease the wheels of your toy exploration.
Em & Lo