Sex toys “from a senior perspective”?

senior sex toys

I’m often asked what I mean when I say that I review sex toys “from a senior perspective.” What’s a “senior perspective” and how do our senior needs differ from younger folks?

Here are my criteria:
  • We need vibrators that can go as long as we need to arouse our slow-burning bodies without overheating or running out of charge.
  • We want ergonomic sex toys that don’t strain arthritic wrists.
  • We need sex toys made from body-safe materials. (Aren’t they all? No.)
  • Vulva owners who enjoy vaginal penetration may require a slim fit for comfort.
  • Penis owners with erectile challenges need sex toys that don’t require an erection to use it.
  • We want to see and differentiate the controls without putting on our reading glasses.
  • We want to be able to adjust the controls by touch, despite slippery, lubed fingers.
  • Above all, we need intensity: strong vibrations. We’re battling our (lack of) hormones, people.

Joan Price showing the PulseThat’s why I say I review sex toys from a senior perspective. Is there anything you would add to my list?

To see the whole list of vibrators and other sex toys reviewed on this blog, click here. Keep scrolling to “older posts,” because I’ve reviewed a lot of them! You’ll also find my webinar “Sex Toys for Seniors” informative and enjoyable.

I welcome your comments on my reviews, whether you agree or disagree. I’m just one person, and our preferences vary. Whether a toy works for me may depend on “fit” as well as preference, and it’s useful for all of us if you post your own experience  in the comments section.

Sex toys for seniors webinar

7/19/2020: I’m updating this post from 2011 to answer a reporter’s question. You might have wondered this also!


  1. baby girl on August 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I came upon your blog completely by accident but I have to say, I LOVE it. Though not your age, yet – I really love the perspective. It's great to know that an vital aspect of life doesn't evaporate once you reach a certain age!

    I plan to visit often!

  2. oatmeal girl on August 5, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Interesting… I've been thinking I should be discussing sex and sex toys from a senior perspective, but haven't been quite sure what that would be. I do know that my orgasms have changed, but am not sure how much is due to the assorted psych meds I take and how much to age.

    I can cum pretty fast if I want to, with just my fingers and my brain, and for mechanical stimulation don't necessarily need or like vibrations that are super strong. But then I also take estrogen, and that must change my response as well.

    Until I started doing reviews myself, sex toys were very rarely part of my masturbation regimen, so it's been an educational research project. I'll have to watch as I grow older (62 now) to see how things change.

    Thanks for your review of the MiMi – I've been curious about it!


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