Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team

Looking for a way to spice up your bedroom life alone or with a partner without breaking the bank? Well, you’re in luck! Sex toys have developed a lot in recent years but can come with a high price tag, but your home has plenty of appliances and objects that can become dual-purpose with a little bit of imagination.

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Okay, time to get creative and freaky with these 5 DIY sex toys you can find around your house!

Removable Shower Head


Starting at #1, we have the removable shower head. This is a classic DIY sexy toy and a common starting point for many young women exploring self-pleasure. And for a good reason! It’s enjoyable for most and easily accessible. This is most fun with warm, high-pressure water, though not too hot — you don’t want to burn yourself! Bring the shower head down and in between your legs, letting the warm water wash over your sensitive area, and enjoy the blissful sensation.

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One of the best parts of having fun with a shower head is that you’re enjoying yourself in a steamy environment. Plus, it’s easy to wash up after you climax, so you can leave the shower feeling both clean and invigorated!

Chair + Pillows

chair and white background

You might be thinking, “What can I do with a chair?” Remember to be creative and think outside of the box when creating DIY sex toys! A chair with a few pillows stacked on top will be a great way to ride cowgirl style and stimulate yourself with a rocking motion.

Straddle the chair (facing towards the back) and position the pillows in a way that will rub against your vulva and clitoris while holding onto the back of the chair for support. Ride and grind yourself until you reach nirvana!



There’s much more to neckties than simply being a sauve accessory. If you want to explore your kinky side, start with using a tie as either a blindfold or handcuffs! If you don’t know how to tie a tie, now might be the time to learn, as it’s excellent for using as a slip knot for makeshift handcuffs that leave you and your partner with some wiggle room to avoid an over-tight knot.

If you prefer to have access to your hands, try using the tie as a blindfold; removing one sense is known to heighten the others, making you or your partner more sensitive to touch.


hairbrush and blue background

If you aren’t ready to commit to buying a dildo, try using your hairbrush first! Use the girth of the handle and slide on a condom to make sure your vulva remains clean. Unless you wash your brush daily, it has likely accumulated dirt after laying around your house or handbag. It is better to stay on the safe side and save yourself the hassle of dealing with an infection!

You can also use coconut oil as a DIY and natural lubricant that is safe to use on your lower lady parts. Though make sure not to use coconut oil with latex condoms as it will cause the material will deteriorate.

Electric Toothbrush

Electric Toothbrush

Like the showerhead, an electric toothbrush is a classic DIY vibrator! If you know, you know, and if you don’t — give it a go.

You should always use a condom on your toothbrush to prevent any unwanted germs or leftover toothpaste from ending up in your vagina. It’s surprising how much toothpaste runs down our toothbrushes, and it’s always best to err on the side of caution.

If you’re lucky, your electric toothbrush will have two settings, a faster and a slower setting. This will provide options and varying intensities, just like vibrators. Start off slowly and then switch to the harder setting for more excitement!

Get creative

These are just a handful of items you can find in your household that can serve a second purpose as sex toys! There are many others out there that we didn’t even mention here, and they can be fun to try alone or with a partner! Remember, if you use a household object, wash it thoroughly and, when possible, place a condom on it to ensure that it’s clean and safe to use.

Share the sex positivity!

Hopefully, these DIY sex toys inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things!  Explore your body further, and remember to spread sex positivity when sharing these tips with your friends!

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Disclaimer: The above information is for general informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor/primary care provider before starting or changing treatment.