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Sexual Enhancement, Sexual Toys

Sexual enhancement products (i.e., sexual toys or “sex toys”) are items that are used to stimulate sexual arousal and erotic play. Broadly defined, sexual enhancement includes erotica, sexy clothing, sensual fragrances and oils, but the term most commonly refers to items used in or on the body to enhance sexual pleasure, such as dildos, vibrators, vaginal balls (aka Ben Wa balls or Kegel balls); anal toys, penis rings, pumps, and sleeves; bondage, domination, and sadomasochism (BDSM) gear (e.g., bondage cuffs and spanking implements); sex furniture (e.g., slings); and erotic electro-stimulation (electricity for sexual stimulation). The term sex toy does not apply to birth control or condoms, though condoms are recommended for protection against sexually transmitted infections or unwanted pregnancy when sex toys are used. Sex ...

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