Making your own sex toys, crazy or genius? It might be a little bit of both. If you’re staying at your boyfriend’s, just getting interested in sex toys – more on that in this post – or wanting to try something new, the idea of making your own sex toys might seem appealing. People try making sex toys all the time; although, they don’t always do it wisely.
You can safely make some sex toys or borrow a few household items to achieve orgasm. You can get creative when making your own dildo or bondage gear, and even apply your artistic skills to the process. This is especially true if you already have knowledge of an art or craft – glass or leather work, for example – that can be applied to sex toys.
But where do you start?
8 Homemade Sex Toys
Below, you’ll find some examples of homemade sex toys that you can try yourself. They vary in form, function and difficulty, and not all of them might be up your alley. Still, you might be surprised as what you can make or find at home to help get yourself off!
1. Ice Dildo
The ice dildo is an easy DIY project to mark off on your homemade sex toys list. You can do it in one of two ways:
- Fill a condom with water, tie it shut and pop it into the freezer until it’s solid.
- Substitute water for juice in a popsicle mold.
The popsicle method provides you with a handle, so you’re not freezing your hand or melting water all over it. You can use the dildo without removing the condom, or you can carefully take it off from the frozen dildo once it’s ready.
When you’re playing with this DIY sex toy, you may want to lay down a towel so your bed doesn’t get wet. Use this dildo in the shower if you prefer; although, it will definitely melt faster!
2. Clone A Willy
Here’s a DIY sex toy that’s a little longer lasting. Clone A Willy is a company that actually provides the materials to make a mold of someone’s penis and turn it into your own vibrating dildo, candle or even chocolate snack! It’s silly and also a fun way to spend time with your man. The kit comes with everything you need to make the clone, including instructions. The process is a quick one, and there’s not a lot of room to dawdle or make mistakes.
People especially find themselves over-stirring the mold mix, which allows it to harden prematurely. The mold should be soft while your partner is hard, which means he’s got to be prepared, too! However, if you get this right, it can definitely be fun and leave you with a very functional homemade sex toy.
3. Tampons as Butt Plugs
If you’ve read our information about butt plugs, then you know safety is a must when it comes to the back door. Anything without a proper handle could become lost, which means it’s even harder to find or make the right homemade sex toy for anal exploration. It’s totally natural if you want to explore butt play, but what if you’re not sure you’ll like it? Should you run out and buy a toy? Not so fast.
You probably have some tampons if you’re of menstruating age, or you can easily borrow one from a friend. Tampons with applicators are easy to insert with a little bit of lube (read more about lube) and you’ve got a DIY butt plug. You can keep it in while you masturbate with a dildo for an extra filling sensation. Because tampons are softer and smaller than most sex toys, this might be a good way to introduce yourself to anal insertion. If you like it, graduate to something bigger over time. If not, no big deal!
When you’re done, the string makes for easy removal.
4. Washing Machine
The clothes are on the spin cycle and you’d like a satisfying orgasm, but your vibrator’s batteries are dead. What’a a girl to do? Simply hop on or lean against your washing machine so you can feel the vibrations as it moves. Your clothes are still getting clean even if you’re being dirty, and it’ll be more intense than any vibrator!
5. Back Massager
Let’s be honest, many back massagers are nothing more than vibrators that can easily be used externally. In fact, that’s how the Hitachi and Wahl became two of the most popular wand vibrators around. More on that here. So if you’ve got a massager tucked away somewhere from an old pulled muscle, why not break it out and try it on a more sensitive part of your body? You can thank us later!
6. Vibrating Cell Phones and Devices
Okay, so you don’t have a massager on hand and your washing machine is broken. Don’t worry! Most of us carry around vibrating devices on a daily basis. Yes, we’re talking about your cell phone. The vibrations are much weaker than most actual vibrators, but it can do in a pinch. The big concern is not butt dialing someone, but keeping the vibrations going and keeping a barrier between you and the toy to both protect it from bacteria and prevent moisture damage. Using your phone as a clitoral vibrator through your panties solves most of these problems.
Vibrate Plus and Pleasure Droid are two apps for Android devices; but Apple bans similar apps from the iTunes store. Of course, using your phone for this DIY sex toy will drain the battery quickly.
Cosmetics have also hopped on the vibrating bandwagon, so your vibrating mascara or toothbrush can also be used as long as it has enough battery life.
7. Clay Dildo or Plug
Here’s a little homemade sex toy: a dildo or butt plug made out of clay. Not only does a clay dildo provide sexual satisfaction, but you get the satisfaction of doing it yourself and creating a one-of-a-kind homemade sex toy. Choose your favorite colors and the size and shape that you like best. You can even add glow-in-the-dark clay.
Baking a sex toy in a kiln, if you know someone who has space in theirs, is the safest and most effective method. For a butt plug, a pottery wheel comes in handy. But you’ll want to fire it twice, glazing before the second fire, to make it nonporous and safe to use. Otherwise, colors and chemicals could leach out of your homemade sex toy and into your body. Yuck! Avoid softer clay or those that are crumbly because they could break off or even leave a residue, leading to a nasty infection.
8. Commandeer Household Items for BDSM
These aren’t exactly homemade sex toys, but you can use a number of items that you probably have lying around your home to make your sex life better. For example:
- A spatula or wooden spoon makes a great spanking implement.
- A soft belt can become a single-tail whip (just make sure not to use the end with the buckle!).
- Paper clips and clamps can be placed on your nipples if you like that type of nipple play. More on that.
- A clean feather duster can tease and tickle your partner into a frenzy.
- A soft scarf, fuzzy wrap or similar item feels great when dragged across the skin.
- Old sports paddles can become spanking paddles without any work!
And if you’re interested, you can make a number of wood paddles yourself from wood. Cut, sand and paint wood to become a paddle in any shape you want. A length of rope and a few knots makes a flogger. Instructions here. You can even make a flogger out of shoe laces! In fact, rope is relatively cheap and can be used to make all sorts of bondage. If you’ve got the tools for cutting, punching and sewing leather, you’ll open up a whole new world of homemade sex toys, too!
The Risks of Homemade Sex Toys
There are a number of considerations when it comes to homemade sex toys. When you go the DIY route, you run the risk of:
- Getting an infection such as a bacterial infection or yeast infection.
- Injuring yourself because of items that aren’t intended to be inserted.
- Getting an item without a proper flared base or handle lost in your rectum and having to go to the emergency room.
You should use caution and common sense when it comes to making or finding homemade sex toys. Take your time whenever you make a homemade sex toy, and you could have something safe and beautiful. Rush it or make a hasty decision because you’re dying to get off, and you could wind up in pain in the hospital.