I was standing in line at my favorite local sex store one Sunday evening. An older woman was engaged in a long conversation with an employee behind the counter. I eavesdropped as usual, holding the newest edition to my disorganized-underwear drawer-sex toy collection. The old lady was telling the woman a story about her son.
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I want to buy my year-old niece a dildo, some lube, and an age-appropriate book about sex. Can you recommend one? I live in Oregon. Do you think it would be inappropriate for me to cross that boundary with my niece?
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Last Updated: February 7, References. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more It's totally normal to be curious about your body and your sexuality as a teen. Getting a sex toy can help you figure out what feels good to you and allows you to relieve your sexual urges. But it can be difficult since most sex stores won't allow teens inside. Fortunately, you can buy a sex toy at certain stores or online!
All products featured on Teen Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In fact, we should all be doing it! The desire to feel pleasure is a good thing, and giving that pleasure to yourself is a perfectly natural and healthy way to feel good and explore sexual desires on your own — plus, it releases endorphins that make us feel happier and less stressed. One great way to explore what you like sexually is to use toys. Still, we understand that picking your first vibrator can be kind of daunting.