We're so glad you found us. New to sex toys? You've come to the right place!
Everything you need to know to start the search for your perfect sex toy match is here, from sex toy basics, detailed guides and useful tips. Our focus here is to share our years of experience and expert product knowledge, so you can make an informed decision about which toy is right for you!
Let's start by making a three-column list. In the lefthand column, we'll list the parts of the body we want to stimulate (ie. nipples, prostate). In the centre column we'll add all the features this toy must have (ie. travel-friendly, rechargeable), and in the righthand column, we'll list the features that are a hard limit (ie. over 1kg, purple).
This then becomes a cheat sheet to refer back to. That way, when we are getting lost in a swirl of colours and designs, we'll be able to use our cheat sheet to yay or nay each product as we browse.
Of course, feel free to add, subtract or relocate your features in your list as you go. Only you get to decide what is right for you. You might surprise yourself as you browse the range, or think of a whole new body area to stimulate, or realise you just aren't ready for a particular toy or activity yet, and that's all totally okay!
This website was designed to help make your online shopping experience as informed and as easy as possible! We want you to have all the information you need at your fingertips - from full product measurements (including volume) to toy materials and more, each product page is full of information about the toy's form and function.
Product images are true representations of the products you receive, and all the descriptions are penned in-house by Lauren Clair with the Nikki Darling customer in mind. That means we think outside the box whilst letting you know exactly what is in the box!
You can also filter each collection as you browse with the drop-down menu. Narrowing down your choice by body use, colour, size, ingredients, features and more. Feel free to take your time browsing, or pull out that handy list we created earlier and narrow your search according to your needs and desires. We're sure you'll find your perfect match.
Otherwise, we have created some cohesive collections for you to peruse that focus on certain types of products - such as our vegan friendly sex toys collection, our ergonomic sex toys collection and our affordable sex toys collection.
Generally speaking, there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to choosing your first sex toy. Having said that, there are some guidelines we think are worth following.
Firstly, make sure that what you're looking at is made of body safe materials. Body safe materials can be silicone, ABS plastics, glass, or other non-porous materials, as well as semi-porous materials like elastomer.
Nikki Darling has taken the legwork out of this for you - all our toys are bodysafe and the materials for each are clearly stated (along with general care and cleaning instructions) on each product page.
We recommend starting with a basic multi-purpose toy, such as a bullet or small vibrator with variable speeds. This is a good way to experience the sensation of vibration all over the body, and will help you work out whether you need buzzy or rumbly vibrations, strong or soft, and so on.
If you think you might be interested in anal play, a small silicone plug is a great way to test the waters. Make sure that what you're purchasing has a flared base to help anchor the toy outside of the body at all times, and remember that the anus is not naturally lubricating like the mouth or the vagina, so grab some gel-cushioning or silky-smooth lubricant to go with it.
For penis play, a simple ring or sleeve can really expand on the type of sensation one can experience, and adding vibration (either with a vibrating ring or sleeve, or with the aforementioned bullet vibrator) will also provide a new type of penile stimulation.
For nipples, we really love the tweezer-style clamps for beginners. They are easy to use (and remove) and highly adjustable - from a gentle pinch to a tight squeeze, you can take it at your pace easily with these clamps.
And of course lubricant can be considered a sex toy all on its own - adding wetness will usually increase pleasure whilst also creating a safer, less friction-filled environment.
But we want to stress that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to sex toys. We believe that sex toys are for every body (it's our motto) but not every body will work with every toy. If you try something and it doesn't feel right, that doesn't mean there is something wrong with you!