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The 10 Most Commonly Used Household Objects People Use Sexually

by Patricia West
fact checked by Rachel Jones

Some people prefer vanilla in the bedroom, but others like a little extra flavor. But when you don’t have all the right supplies at home for a sexy night in, many people turn to things around the house. This time, we’re exploring everyday items that can take on a slightly more… adventurous role. Yep, you guessed it—we’re about to spill the beans on the ten most commonly used household objects that people have, shall we say, repurposed for more intimate play.

Be warned. This is not your typical home decor discussion. You might be surprised at what items this list will cover. Let me just say that you might want to think twice about hanging up your towel in someone else’s home. And remember, if you try any of these at home… please don’t let us know.

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10 Ice: Bring a Refreshing Chill to Your Bed

People have used ice to add a thrilling sensation to their intimate moments. You can use it in foreplay to trace trails along your partner’s body or give cold massages and kisses. For the slightly more adventurous, use it to tease erogenous zones or enhance your partner’s pleasure. And people who throw caution to the wind prefer to make a “Frosty’s joystick” to get a taste of their own winter wonderland.

If you’re playing with a partner, pay attention to their comfort level and constantly communicate. The goal here is pleasure, not pain. Inserting ice directly into your southern gate or back door can cause discomfort or injury. Temperature play can be a delightful addition to your repertoire, but safety should always come first. Focus on using it externally, allowing the sensation to build gradually. If you’re ready to unwind, this is definitely one way to chill out.

9 Vacuum Hose: Your House Isn’t the Only Dirty Thing

If you’re not really into getting dirty, how do you feel about getting clean? You might be into bringing that Dyson into the bedroom with you. Surprisingly, quite a few people think this is a handy household tool. To be honest, this seems like a little fetish that Monica Geller would be down for.

Honestly, it’s not hard to guess how a vacuum made the list. Some guy saw a round hole that had suction and thought, “I wonder…” Reading through some interesting subreddits, people say they use the vacuum hose on their genitals, nipples, and other sensitive areas.

Like everything on this list, it’s not all fun and games. Strong or extended use of suction can damage capillaries. And remember, a vacuum hose should never be used internally. Hoovering your insides shouldn’t be the last thing you do before you die.

8 Food and Produce: Full of Vitamins and Phallic Pleasures

Honestly, this is probably the most commonly used item on this list. It’s easily accessible, and it doesn’t hurt that a lot of our food takes on a rather phallic silhouette.

People have quite the imagination when adding a little culinary flair to the bedroom. Whipped cream, chocolate sauce, fruits, and vegetables often become the stars of the show. Most people use food as a body topping, making things messy but fun.

But lots of vegetables have found themselves in a situation of unintended use. From cucumbers to squash and eggplant, some people jump at the chance to try out long, thick produce. However, just because something can fit up there doesn’t mean it should. Using food internally isn’t sanitary—not to mention the fact that it can break off or get stuck. That’s one way to make sure your fun night ends in the ER.

7 Pant Hangers: Clips and Nips

It’s hard to look at hangers as a potentially enjoyable sex toy. But once you see it, it’s hard to turn back. But we’re not just talking about any old hanger here. Do you know those hangers with the metal clips used for hanging up your folded dress pants? Apparently, people who don’t mind a little pain with pleasure love using them as nipple clamps.

Everybody’s so creative.

And then there are those who want to take the pain scale a little further, placing those DIY clamps on their genitals. These are supposedly great for bondage as well, allowing partners to tie ropes on the hangers. But if you’re thinking of exploring BDSM, plan ahead. Know your safe words and how much pain you can comfortably handle. There’s no need to draw blood to have a good time.

6 Chop Sticks and Hair Bands: The Secret CBT Tool

Hangers aren’t the only substitute for nipple clamps that you can find in your house these days. Other people prefer to use a unique combination of chopsticks and hair bands. They tie the chopsticks together for the ultimate pinch. According to a few Reddit users who are into sexual CBT, this little contraption can work well on other dangly bits, too. So, if you enjoy having someone treat your family jewels like sushi, this might be the household object for you.

5 IcyHot: The Burn That Feels Good

IcyHot is that medical cream you can rub on your skin to soothe your muscles. As any athlete will tell you, the feeling of IcyHot starts startlingly frigid. It helps relieve the swelling. But after a few minutes, you’ll feel an overwhelming burning sensation under your skin. On a sore back or a roughed-up shoulder, this cream feels incredible. So it’s easy to see why people would do a double take at this over-the-counter option and take it to the bedroom.

It’s known as sensation play—using new and exciting sensations to heighten your awareness in the bedroom. Here’s the problem, though. IcyHot doesn’t hold back on sensitive skin. That burn will only escalate, especially if you can’t wash it off easily. Before you try it out on date night, do a little test patch first to know what you’re getting into.

4 Kitchen Utensils: A Whisk You Have to Take

Who knew that your innocent kitchen utensils could have a saucy alter ego? From whisks to your trusty spatula, these everyday tools have been known to spice things up in the bedroom. It turns out that the same materials that make these utensils great for cooking also make them suitable for other… ahem, activities.

Silicone, glass, and stainless steel are not just for whipping up a delicious meal but also for letting it whip in the bedroom. Next time you’re reaching for that silicone spatula, remember its potential for double duty.

Just remember, if you’re using kitchen utensils for more than just cooking, thoroughly wash them before and after. After all, you wouldn’t want your salad tongs to taste like last night’s escapade. Or better yet, maybe keep a second set of gadgets for date night.

3 Pet Gear: When Things Get Ruff

There are lots of ways you can use pet gear for those intimate moments. If you’re into BDSM, you can use collars and leashes to take your partner for a little walk around the house. It’s probably a good idea to keep a separate set for your dogs, though, so they don’t think it’s time for their walk. Some people even enjoy using shock collars around their more sensitive parts.

Other people enjoy using items like riding crops for impact play. And you know those sticks with feathers that entertain cats for hours? Apparently, those work quite well for sensation play. Just make sure your cat isn’t in the room, or you might end up with a few unintended scratches.

2 Over Door Towel Hook: Getting Hung Up On Bondage

Alright, if you can’t handle too much spice in the bedroom, turn your head and sing a love song for this one. Some people really enjoy bringing towel hooks into the picture (you know, the kind you hang over your bathroom door).

Now, there are two ways people enjoy using these for a “good time.” First, when they’re on the door, they’re the perfect height for a little game of tie me up, tie me down. You can wrap some rope or ribbon (safely) around your partner’s wrists and swing the other end over the hooks. As long as everyone’s on board, it can be a lot of fun.

The second way is the more… adventurous option. Who knew these little bathroom accessories from Bed, Bath, and Beyond have become infamous as an anal hook. Yes, it’s exactly as it sounds. It’s not for everyone, but some people really enjoy it. Just make sure you’re cleaning it before and after, and watch out for snags. You’re not a fish.

1 Candle Wax: Illuminating Intimacy

Candle wax is notoriously great for setting the mood with its warm, flickering glow. But did you know it’s also a popular tool for steamy bedroom activities? Yep, people have been getting creative with candle wax for ages. The low melting point of most candle waxes makes them perfect for a little sensual sensation play. After the candle is lit, warm wax can create a tingling, pleasurable feeling when it hits the skin.

Before you go raiding your candle collection, remember that not all candles are created equal. Be sure to use a low-temperature candle designed for this purpose to avoid any injuries. Look for ones made from body-safe materials like soy or beeswax, and always test a small area first to make sure it’s a comfortable experience for everyone involved. You want burning love, not third-degree burns.

fact checked by Rachel Jones