The first dildos were made of stone, tar, wood and other materials that could be shaped as penises and that were firm enough to be used as penetrative sex toys. Scientists believe that a 20-centimeter siltstone phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period 30,000 years ago, found in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm, Germany, may have been used as a dildo. Dildo-like breadsticks, known as olisbokollikes (sing. olisbokollix), were known in Ancient Greece prior to the 5th century BC. Chinese women in the 15th century used dildos made of lacquered wood with textured surfaces. Nashe's early-1590s work The Choice of Valentines mentions a dildo made from glass.
Strap on dildos are hugely popular with lesbian couples, but many men and women are getting in on the fun as well. Designed to be worn without a harness through vaginal insertion, the Realdoe Feeldoe gives pleasure to both partners during sex. The best thing about the Realdoe Feeldoe is that sex actually stimulates everybody, which isn’t always the case with a typical strap on.
And keep in mind, because of these toys are usually in contact with intimate parts of your body, that you should take the time to clean them properly. For toys that are inserted into your body, like dildos and plugs, Spencer’s offers a toy cleaner that you can use to make sure the toy is properly sterilized. If you have a stroker, however, then it’s important to remember that it should be cleaned with a refresh powder; this allows for the stroker to look and feel almost like new each time you use it. You should clean your sex toys after each use to keep them clean and sterilized. Not only will this stop bacteria from growing, but it will also make your sex toys last even longer!
By the 1980s, purges of the police force along with new and tighter licensing controls by the City of Westminster led to a crackdown on illegal premises in Soho. In the early 1990s, London's Hackney council sought to shut down Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium, because they did not have a licence. Sh! took the council to court and consequently won the right to remain open as there were no sufficient reasons for the closure. In 2003 the Ann Summers chain of lingerie and sex toy shops won the right to advertise for shop assistants in Job Centres, which was originally banned under restrictions on what advertising could be carried out by the sex industry. In 2007, a Northern Ireland sex shop was denied a licence by the Belfast City Council. The shop appealed and won, but this was overturned by the House of Lords. Sexshop