I've always been curious about why (speaking generally, of course) it isn't as looked down on for women to use toys, but if a man does then he is some sort of pervert, degenerate, or is in some way deficient. A woman masturbates with a toy and it's fine - even sexy or hot. A man masturbates using a toy and he's a freak. For the record: I'm going largely off of personal experience. I got sick of using only my hands to make myself cum several years ago, so I did some looking and discovered the HUGE variety of male sex toys. Since then I hardly ever do my self-love without using one of my masturbators or other toys - I'll swear by them. If you can't get the real thing or are looking for something out of the ordinary/some variety then a toy is a safe solution/alternative. Some of the toys I used definitely helped me with my transition from flying solo to being a team player. My endurance, pacing, control, and other factors all greatly improved with the use of my toys. I never told anyone about my usage of "mechanical assistance" to get off - I kept it as one of my many dirty secrets. The only time I did, I got looked at like I was deformed and about to commit rape, murder, and arson. So, after having said all of that: why the double standard? Why do ladies get to enjoy their toys without judgement, but the gentlemen do not? I'd love to hear some thoughts!