There is no shame in exploring your sexuality and there is nothing new in sex toys, as dildos were discovered in ice age excavations (interesting, right?).

I had a great time managing the ESSENCE Sex Toy Road Test showcased in the magazine’s September issue. On a Sunday afternoon, I met with five women from different walks of life in our steamy office (literally because I didn’t realize the AC was off on the weekends). They ranged from a salon owner who had sold and used toys for years to a single sister who had never used a toy and had not had sex in a year. You can see their favorite picks from Lelo and Bedroom Kandi, to items you can grab at Wal-mart and CVS in the new issue, with Jada on the cover.

Check out these toy industry facts courtesy of Adam & Eve . . .

Adam and Eve sex toys infographic

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