Sometimes, being single sucks. Like when you can’t close your bracelet clasp or reach your back to apply sunscreen. It doesn’t help that the media has, for a long time, perpetuated the stereotype that singledom is sad and that we can only be truly ‘whole’ once we find our ‘other half.’ This is why Singles’ Day comes around each year on 11 November to remind us that there is no shame, and plenty to celebrate, in being a party of one.
Despite many people’s supposed discontent with the single life (here’s looking at you, Bridget Jones), there are several statistics that indicate otherwise. Studies have shown that single people get better-quality sleep, have fewer money stresses and are better at maintaining close friendships.
Need more proof that flying solo isn’t such a no-no? Research conducted in 2017 revealed that single people are, on average, healthier than their wedded counterparts. And despite the stigma associated with not having a partner, further research has shown that singles might lead richer, more fulfilling lives. Not too shabby!
The SA single scene
A common trend the world over is that more and more people are resisting the pressure to couple up and settle down. And the South African statistics reflect this, with 53.2% of men and 47% of women in Mzansi identifying as single in a 2019 survey.
But just because you are living life unattached doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the same (or, TBH, even better) sexual satisfaction. All you need are the right sex toys.
Go f#@k yourself!
If you aren’t masturbating regularly, it’s time to add it to your self-care routine! This is because the benefits of beating one out are endless, from strengthening your pelvic floor to providing natural pain relief to improving your mood and sleeping patterns. But sometimes your hands just don’t hit the literal (and proverbial) spot.
The sex toy market, however, is massive, and it has an array of products to fill every void – literally and figuratively! And plenty of them have been designed with solo fun in mind. These include, amongst others:
How Single Are You This Singles' Day?
Whether you're Single AF, Moving On or playing Hard To Get this Singles' Day, we have a toy for YOU 🏻
Single AF - You've probably been rolling solo for what seems like forever and you're beyond comfortable with it.
Here are the toys that simply do the job, with no strings attached or clingy morning texts:
Moving On - You've finally stopped checking their social media, you're not constantly thinking about them, and you wish the best for them, knowing you won't be a part of that.
You're looking for toys that are better than your ex - in functionality that is:
Hard To Get - You're a bit high maintenance and that's OKAY. You've set some high standards but enjoy the chase of someone trying to fit your criteria
You want luxury, toys that not only get the job done but go above and beyond to get it done: