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How Sex Toys Can Help You Celebrate Pride Month

If you’ve ever stepped foot in an Excitement Adult store, you probably recognize the CalExotics brand. They’re some of our favorites, and they offer such a wide range of options in almost every category of sex toys.

When shopping CalExotics, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

We love them partly because they are affordable without sacrificing quality - but also because they offer some really innovative and unique options!

So if you’re looking for something a little different, check out some of these picks.

Ditching Sexual Shame

We are all inundated with the messaging that sex = dirty or taboo. Especially for anyone that falls outside of the cishetero box, sexual shame is pervasive in our society. When you walk into an Excitement adult store, not only are you able to walk into a judgment free zone as exactly who you are - but you’re walking into a store solely for the purpose of browsing sex related products. In and of itself, this is a huge slap in the face to the shame we’ve all been given.

Purchasing a sex toy for yourself is an act of self-love. It’s you saying to the world - I am a sexual being that deserves to experience sexual pleasure in this life. This ditching of sexual shame is especially important for the LGBTQ+ community!

Working With Your Body

Sex toys also give us the opportunity to work with our bodies, instead of trying to get our bodies to work in a way that pleases society’s ideals. While we still have a long way to go in terms of representation, the market offers so many creative ways to experience sexual pleasure no matter what your anatomy or identity is.

From strap-ons, to C-rings, to remote controlled anal plugs - you can always find something that works with your anatomy, partner style and desires. Sex toys enhance our experiences, and allow us to fully accept ourselves for who we are.

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Exploring Pleasure Without Scripts

Finally, sex toys can help us celebrate Pride because of how they allow us to explore our sexualities outside of the cisheteronormative sexual scripts we are given.

Instead of having sex based on what we’ve been taught is normal, moral, or right - we get to sensually explore our bodies based on pleasure and what feels good to us in our bodies. At their core, sex toys are just tools for sexual pleasure. They aren’t inherently gendered or come attached with narratives about how they should be used. You get to work with your unique body, desires, and creativity to experience something that works for you. What better way to celebrate Pride than to celebrate your own uniqueness?

I hope this framing inspires you to celebrate your own power and sexuality this month. We all
deserve access to sexual pleasure, education, and to the power that comes from being authentically ourselves.

Be safe and have fun - and Happy Pride!