Sex Toys in Philippine Context

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Humans need a number of essentials to survive. These essentials go beyond just food, water, and shelter. They also include both physical and non-physical elements and things that people use to answer their physiological needs such as a need for sex. As an intellectual individual, people are capable of inventing things that can satisfy these needs. And one of these inventions includes sex toys. Sex toys are objects or devices used to give or enhance sexual pleasure. Sometimes, they are called auto-erotic pleasure tools, marital aids, or b.o.b.s (battery-operated-boyfriends). Using these can be an exciting way to spice up one’s sexual life, whether using them by themselves or with others. Sex toys are designed to resemble parts of a female and male body. Some of us think that these devices are just generic sculptures. But it is actually modeled after a real person, usually an actor or actresses from a pornographic movie. Human beings have had a long and illustrious fascination with devices that can add a thrill in his or her sex life. Even though there are surrounding issues regarding the moral, religious and ethical use of sex toys, it seems apparent that the pursuit of sex-enhancing devices is not just an acculturated behavior showing our deep fascination with sexual intercourse, but an evolutionary expression of a hard-wired need to make every sexual encounter count. Sex toys have been long discovered by our ancestors and used for pleasure purposes, although it may not be as good as today.

The first evidence for the existence of sex toys are dated back 30,000 years before Christ. They are even invented first than wheels. Dildos were the first sex toys that ever invented by Greeks. These penis-shaped tools were so integral to day-to-day Grecian life that men and women took them virtually everywhere they go – even into the afterlife.

Penis extenders by Romans, the sex manual Kama Sutra, and Geisha Balls were introduced between the 4th and 6th centuries....
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