The Hitachi Magic Wand, one of the most famous vibrators of all time, started off as a humble back massager before Sex Coach Betty Dodson realized its potential for orgasms. Sometimes household items are already amazing DIY sex toys – you just don’t realize it yet. Here, I’ve listed 37 different homemade sex toys for women, men, and couples alike.
37 Homemade Sex Toys
Without further ado, here’s how to make sex toys from household materials!
1. Electric Toothbrush
Ahh, the electric toothbrush. As long as you wash it thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water, the base/body of an electric toothbrush makes a great homemade vibrator for ladies. I’d recommend keeping the toothbrush outside your vagina and concentrating your vibrations on the ever-so-sensitive clitoris – it might just be one of the best clit vibrators you ever use.
2. Ice Cubes
Ice cubes are brilliant for temperature and sensation play, as well as just generally teasing your partner. If you’re a male, an ice cube on the balls can add extra pleasure to masturbation. If you’re in a couple, ice can improve oral sex and make your partner squirm erotically. Personally, I like rubbing ice on the nipples to get them nice and erect.
I’ve seen people talking about homemade ice dildos online, but that sounds dangerous and time-sensitive to me. “Quick! Get cumming before the ice dildo melts!” Way too much pressure.
Wanna try some BDSM at home? Ties are some of the easiest homemade BDSM tools you’ll ever find. Neckties are often made from soft materials like silk which can help to increase the eroticism. If you can’t afford an under-the-mattress bondage kit, tie him to the bedposts with his own neckties!
Although a standard knot will do the trick for some light bondage, you might want to learn basic rope bondage knots if your partner is a squirmer.
4. Bathtub Faucet
When you think about homemade sex toys, you might think about showers, but many people forget about the bath! If you’ve got a large bath with conveniently-placed faucets, running a strong flow of lukewarm water can be a brilliant clitoral massage or penis glans massage. If you’re finding the positioning awkward, the Waterslyde is a cheap adult toy that will help!
5. Handheld Shower Head
We can’t not talk about showerheads. If you live in a region with decent water pressure, then the handheld showerhead is a free sex toy like no other. It feels great on the frenulum of the penis, as well as the clitoris for ladies. Some ladies love this free adult toy so much that they specifically look for a vibrator that feels like a shower head.
Get off and get clean. Win-win. Just make sure it’s lukewarm water unless you’re a severe sadist.
6. Exercise Ball
Exercises balls (i.e. large inflatable balls) are great for couples, especially if you enjoy getting rammed in the doggy style position while bent over the ball. Some companies on Amazon even sell Inflatable Dildo Fitness Balls with inflatable dildos attached to exercise balls. What a time to be alive.
7. Coconut Oil
Using coconut oil as lube is a growing trend in the adult industry. Coconut oil can be used as lube, massage oil, and you can even eat it! This stuff is antifungal and antibacterial, so it’s pretty safe to use, and the aroma in the bedroom is gorgeous! It’s like you’re constantly shagging at Club Tropicana. Just beware that oil-based lube destroys condoms.
8. Baby Oil
While not suitable as lube, baby oil is a cheap household product which is great for massaging your partner and oiling them up, getting them all primed for an erotic night of fun. It’s also moisturizing and kind to your skin, so ideal if you have dry/sensitive skin like myself.
9. Washing Machine
If you watch Mad Men, you might remember the scene where Betty Draper masturbates with her washing machine. It’s almost a cliché, but many ladies have tried the famous “sitting on the washing machine” trick for vaginal stimulation. If your washing machine is sturdy enough, it might be the best homemade vibrator you ever find!
Personally, I enjoy the rinse cycle with a cheeky bit of delicates at 40°.
10. Cling Wrap
Cling wrap, also known as cling film or saran wrap, is a great tool for cheap bondage around the house. The unique transparent qualities of cling wrap make for some rather arousing BDSM, as you can see in these NSFW images.
11. Wooden Spoon
A wooden spoon makes a great spanking paddle if you want to smack your partner on the bottom! It’s not got much surface area, but the wood is good for giving someone a smack without too much sting.
I personally wouldn’t recommend a wooden spoon for vaginal/anal insertion because wooden spoons harbor bacteria like no one’s business. If you’re gonna put the handle inside you, be sure to use a condom.
Belts are great DIY sex toys if you’re in the mood for some light bondage. Depending on the style and material of the belt, it may be easier or more difficult to tie up your partner. If you’ve got a leather fetish, leather belt restraints make great kinky sex toys without costing you a fortune.
13. Vibrating Apps
You’ve probably got a smartphone in this day and age, so why not masturbate with it? Vibrator apps like Vibration App and Massager Vibration App can turn your phone into a lean, mean, vibration-delivering machine. Just make sure you pop a condom over the phone if you’re a squirter, or you might end up claiming on the insurance.
Lots of women (and men) discover that the handle of their hairbrush makes a brilliant makeshift dildo when they’re a teenager. If you want to use a hairbrush handle as a DIY dildo, just make sure that you put a condom over it to keep it hygienic. Plastic would also be better than wood, if possible.
If you wanna know how to make a dildo from scratch, our Dildo University course could be a fun weekend project!
15. Cushions and Pillows
Cushions and pillows are great for trying out new and exciting sexual positions, no matter what kind of relationship you’re in. Sometimes, getting fucked doggy-style while angled just perfectly with pillows is the secret to hitting a woman’s G spot or a man’s P-spot. There are also purpose-built sex pillows if you feel like ramping it up a gear!
16. Hair Bobble
If you don’t wanna splash out on a cock ring, perhaps a hair bobble would do the trick. Hair bobbles, also known as scrunchies and hair bands, can help to restrict blood flow to the penis if they’re tight enough. Many men enjoying using their partner’s hairband as a cock ring, just make sure that it’s clean and not too tight.
Clothespins (AKA clothes pegs) are often used in BDSM for pain and torture play. If it’s not too painful for your partner, clip these pegs onto their nipples, torso, testicles – anywhere that’s safe. You can even get purpose-built BDSM clothespins on Etsy! If they’re available, plastic clothespins will be more hygienic than wooden ones.
18. BananaA banana can make a great toy for men or women alike. For men, you can cut off the end of a banana, squeeze out the flesh, and use the peel as a penis toy. For women, you can place a condom over the banana and use it as a DIY dildo at home. If you fancy eating it after, it’s full of healthy potassium, so that’s nice too.
The banana male masturbation method is just one of the 39 male masturbation techniques we list in our guide.
19. Cucumber Dildo
If the cucumber is smooth, ripe, and you can place a condom over it, then it’s generally safe to use a cucumber as a dildo. If you’re using it anally, just bear in mind that it doesn’t have a flared base (to stop it going inside you) so don’t go too deep. Phallic vegetables are a godsend if you don’t have the cash to splash on fancy adult products!
20. Minty Mouthwash
Try using a minty mouthwash before performing oral sex or teasing your partner with your tongue. Some minty mouthwashes like Listerine leave your mouth tingling for hours afterward, so why not share that sensation with your partner?
21. Ziplock Bag with Lube
If you’re a guy looking for a homemade pussy toy, sometimes a DIY fleshlight is as simple as a ziplock bag with some lube in it. Try sandwiching it between some cushions or between your mattress and bed and then pumping into it for a unique jerk-off session. The best part? The bag catches your semen!
It became an internet meme due to her aggressive blowjob demonstration, but Auntie Angel’s Grapefruit Technique video is still great for penises! Basically, you take a grapefruit, chops the sides off, and make a hole in the middle. You then use the fleshy grapefruit to jack off the hard penis or use it in conjunction with a blowjob.
I’ve not tried it personally, but the grapefruit blowjob technique seems to have rave reviews online!
23. Back Massager
As I said in the intro, the Hitachi Magic Wand vibrator started life as a humble back massager, so there’s hope for other massager products too. If you have a deep tissue massager like this lying around the house, you might find that it’s perfect for female clitoral and vaginal stimulation.
24. Plush ToyFor men who want to get rid of their old stuffed toys, why not fuck them first? Cut a hole into the toy’s exterior and pump your hard dick into the soft, fluffy interior. It’s not the most complicated thing in the world, but it’s a decent homemade pussy toy. If you use a condom, you could even fuck the toy multiple times!
Another one for the fellas, you can easily make a "prison Fifi" by rolling up a latex glove into some towels and securing it in place with a rubber band. A “Fifi” is a homemade pussy that prison inmates create from household (or prisonhold?) materials for masturbation. We tried this in our very own homemade fleshlights video and it went pretty well!
26. Latex Gloves
Speaking of latex gloves, these things are really versatile in the bedroom! For example, you can snap one onto your partner’s body if you’re into some light sadomasochism, or you can use them to perform prostate massage on a man. They’re also great for doctor and medical roleplays – just remember that oil-based lubes are a no-go with latex.
The snapping of a latex glove fills many people with arousal.
27. Electric Razor
Another everyday item that naturally vibrates, the body of an electric razor is great for masturbation if you’re a lady. While these products make great homemade vibrator toys, be careful where you’re putting the razor blades themselves. If possible, remove the razor blades entirely before play.
28. Feather Duster
If you have a clean (preferably unused) feather duster, these cleaning tools are brilliant for sensation play and tickling. Tie up your partner, blindfold them, and tickle them softly with a feather duster, teasing sensitive areas like their genitals and their inner thighs. It's ideal if you’re into dressing up like a sexy French Maid.
Make sure that the feather duster is clean. I can’t emphasize that enough. No one wants a dusty nipple.
29. Ear Plugs
Ear plugs are often used in BDSM sensory deprivation to build up sexy mystery, arousal, and anticipation in your partner. Try tying your partner to the bed, blindfolding them and putting earplugs in their ears – the lack of control and spatial awareness is really thrilling for some people.
30. Sleep Mask
Speaking of blindfolds, sleep masks are ideal sex blindfolds often used in bondage play. I mean, what’s the point of paying for a professional sex blindfold when a sleep mask does exactly the same thing? I personally use sleep masks for BDSM and I love it! I get a good night’s sleep and then I dominate my partner – what’s not to love?
There are many, MANY pantyhose porn videos (NSFW!) out there – lots of men and women have a fetish for tights/pantyhose being used as BDSM tools. Tights are great for light bondage if you need to tie up your partner in a flash. Just remember that pantyhose stretch easily, so they’re not the strongest restraints in the world!
If your sub is a bodybuilder, pantyhose restraints aren’t gonna cut it.
32. Puppy Pads
Do you tend to make a mess when masturbating or having sex? Perhaps you’re a man who shoots a lot of sperm or a lady who squirts when using her homemade vibrator? Maybe you should try putting down a puppy pad used for toilet-training puppies! These waterproof pads are disposable, so you can easily throw them away when you’re done.
33. Body Pillow
Body pillows are great sex cushions if you get the right one. With a sturdy body pillow, you and your partner can attempt unusual sex positions from the Kama Sutra that you’d break your spine attempting otherwise.
In Japan, some men have a body pillow as a sex partner. Whenever you think the world is strange, Japan always goes that extra mile.
34. Pearl Necklace
Not to be confused with the sex slang for jizzing on a person's neck, a regular pearl necklace can make a great homemade sex toy for men. Wrapping the pearls around your penis shaft and masturbating with them creates a unique, unmistakable sensation. It’s also perfect when combined with oral sex… just don’t spend too much on the necklace!
Do you want to make your partner’s body tingle? Why not try massaging some minty toothpaste onto their nipples, stomach, or another part of their body? As long as you’re not putting toothpaste on their genitals, toothpaste is tingly and fun in the bedroom. Technically it’s also edible, though personally I’d rather not lick toothpaste.
36. Shower Curtain
If you have a cheap shower curtain lying around, why not use it as a “play sheet” for messy sex? It’s great for bodily fluids like sweat, squirt, and semen, though it’s also good for couples into kinky water sports (piss play). You can get professional waterproof bedsheets, but a shower curtain is much cheaper.
37. Facial Exfoliator
If you’ve got a facial exfoliator tool, you might find that it’s perfect for female masturbation and pussy play. Many of these exfoliators naturally vibrate, so you can press the base against your clitoris for the ultimate low-cost pleasure.
Well, there we have it! I hope you enjoyed this guide to 37 adult sex toys made from everyday household items! Although stores like Adam and Eve Sex Toys sell decent adult products, many of us cannot afford the price tag for premium high-quality sex toys. Hopefully this list will give you some ideas to spice up your love life without breaking the bank!
So, what do you think? Do you have any homemade sex toy hacks of your own? Let us know in the comments below!