Statistics says only 30% of women orgasm from sexual intercourse alone. That number begs the question, “How do the rest of the women get the job done?”

A woman’s body has many erogenous zones that can be stimulated either by her partner or by herself with the help of gadgets. Of course, the latter cannot replace the former, but they can be a tool not only to achieve pleasure but knowing one’s self as well.

Sex Toys for Self-Discovery

Contrary to popular belief, sex with a partner doesn’t always lead to orgasm. Sometimes, it takes a bit of tinkering to get to know one’s hot buttons. Because you are more likely to be uninhibited and experimental, less pressured to satisfy a partner, and have total control about how to stimulate your sensitive spots when you do it by yourself, using sex toys can be highly instructive in terms of which areas are sensitive to what kind stimulation.

Certainly, sex toys are designed for pleasure, but for those whose sexual awareness has been constrained by their culture, past trauma, religious upbringing, or physical limitations, these titillating gadgets serve as a tool to discover one’s deep-seated desires and fetishes. Knowledge mined from this sexy self-discovery can eventually be used to help your partner stimulate you in ways that bring about a higher level of trust, communication and intimacy.

Vaginal Laxity and Orgasm – Or Lack of It

The use of sex toys can also benefit women who experience vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity is a condition where vaginal muscles are overstretched after natural childbirth and do not go back to their original elasticity. For some, this issue is serious enough to cause anxiety. But because vaginal laxity is a topic rarely discussed in a clinical setting, let alone in the intimacy of the bedroom, women living with it often endure it in silence.

This is where sex toys come into play, quite literally. As they come in all imaginable shapes, sizes and textures (with some even mimicking the real thing), sex toys can be used to self-experiment. Are there still pleasurable sensations felt? Are there areas sensitive to light touch or vigorous vibrations? Is it still possible to achieve orgasm? These are just some of the questions that women can answer with the use of sex toys.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Vaginal Laxity

If vaginal laxity remains an obstacle to experiencing pleasurable sensations, you may want to have the issue addressed in a medical or aesthetic laser clinic with the proper tools, training and certification. Vaginal laxity treatment ranges from invasive procedures such as vaginoplasty to non-invasive procedures such as Viveve that uses a device to stimulate collagen growth and restore vaginal tone. Viveve has proven popular in medical clinic in Singapore due to its safer nature compared to the traditional vaginoplasty procedure.

The Viveve Difference

Kegel exercises are often prescribed to achieve vaginal tightening without surgery. These exercises, however, are intended to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor that aids in urinary control. The exercises do not address the slackening tissue within the vagina or vaginal opening.

Until lately, the most common vaginal tightening procedure involves surgery, which could pose a host of serious side effects, involve significant downtime, and entail post-procedure pain not to mention out-of-pocket financial costs. On the other hand, the Viveve treatment conducted in laser clinics in Singapore employs a device that uses patented, radio frequency technology to cool and gently heat vaginal tissues, resulting in tightened vaginal tissue without ablation, incision or anesthesia. Viveve is an office-based, 30-minute non-surgical medical procedure that is painless, requires no pre-procedure preparation, and entails minimal post-treatment restrictions and recovery times.