Questions from the Twittersphere: G-Spot Toys

Njoy Pure Wand G-Spot DildoQuestion:

Some G-Spot toys are REALLY curved while some are straight without much of a bump. Do they both do the same job?

Different people may prefer different toys, and g-spot stimulation is a perfect example: g-spot toys are curved, made with a bump, ball, or other pressure-enhancing element, or both. The point is to give optimal stimulation, but there’s a third element that’s often really important: how soft and bendy or firm and rigid the toy is. Especially when g-spot-seeking for the first few times, it can really help to have maximum curve, firmness, and bump “ as long as the curve is pointing the right way! Picture the g-spot as existing inside the vagina, about where the clitoris appears on the outside. So if you’re lying on your back, the curve points up. At least two of these three elements should enhance the toy you go g-spot-hunting with.

G-Spot Vibrating DildoBeyond that, it’s mostly up to personal preference. Some women love the feel of a rigid toy, others don’t find it comfortable. Some really count on that curve, while others find the ball on the end of the perfectly-straight Betty’s Barbell to be an ideal stimulator and don’t need anything beyond that. Some women just choose a realistic dildo with a prominent head and find the edge of that is enough. So it partly depends on how easy it is for you to get g-spot sensations going, and if you’re still new to it (or they’re elusive), pick something with some firmness and curve and, if you like, some bump. And one more very important thing: don’t forget the lube! You may need to exert more pressure than usual to get g-spot sensitivity going, and for many women this pressure doesn’t feel good unless the top is nice and slick.

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Dr. Carol Queen

Carol Queen has a PhD in sexology; she calls herself a "cultural sexologist" because her earlier academic degree is in sociology: while she addresses individual issues and couple's sexual concerns, her overarching interest is in cultural issues (gender, shame, access to education, etc.). Queen has worked at Good Vibrations, the woman-founded sexuality company based in San Francisco that turned 35 years old in 2012, since 1990. Her current position is Staff Sexologist and Good Vibrations Historian; her roles include representing the company to the press and the public; overseeing educational programming for staff and others; and scripting/hosting a line of sex education videos, the Pleasure-Ed series, for GV’s sister company Good Releasing. She also curates the company's Antique Vibrator Museum. She is also the founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit sex ed and arts center San Francisco, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and community-based organizations. Her dozen books include a Lambda Literary Award winner, PoMoSexuals, and Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, which are used as texts in some college classes. She blogs at the Good Vibes Magazine and at SFGate's City Brights bloggers page and contributes to the Boston Dig. For more about her at carolqueen.com.

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