It might not be the first thing you think of when you think of sex toys, but there is a small but thriving cottage industry in making and selling homemade sex toys. While this was once the kind of thing that only a few cranks did – and badly – it's become a widespread hobby and a respected source of new, high quality sex toys.
In fact, many – if not most – of them are of a quality as good as, or even superior to the products made by the larger manufacturers. It's even possible for you to join in and make your own sex toys.
One of the biggest advantages of homemade sex toys is that you can get, or even make, a sex toy to your exact specifications. That might not sound like it would make much of a difference, but when it comes to your most private parts, a few millimetres can be the difference between the merely okay and the most intense pleasure you've ever experienced. It might take a little extra time and trouble to get it just right, but it can be well worth the effort. When you get the finished product, and have the chance to actually use it, you won't be sorry for the time or money you spent.
Another great thing about homemade sex toys is that you're directly in contact with the people who make them. You can decide for yourself whether or not you trust them (and certainly, you should never get a homemade sex toy made by someone you don't trust), and if there's anything you need to tell them after you get the finished product – be it a problem that needs fixing or just a hearty thank you – you can easily get in touch with them and let them know.
If you're going to make your own homemade sex toys, you'll need to invest a lot of time and money into it. While your exact needs will vary depending on what you want to make, you are going to need the right tools and the right materials for the job. These can vary wildly in how hard they are to come by – it's easy enough to find latex in fabric shops, and leather working tools and materials aren't much harder to come by, but if you're planning on making your own dildos, it's going to take a lot more effort to get set up for the job. And if you're planning on making a motorised sex toy, such as a vibrator, it will be even more challenging.
Another aspect is that making a sex toy at home isn't easy to do. You may need to get specialised training in order to be able to make the things you want to make – but think of the satisfactions that you'll feel when you're finished making your very own homemade sex toy.