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

5 DIY sex toys you can find around your house!

Looking for a way to spice up your bedroom life with either a partner or by yourself without breaking the bank? Well, you’re in luck! Your home actually has plenty of appliances and objects that can be used for dual purposes.

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Okay, time to get creative and freaky with these 5 DIY sex toys!

Removable Shower Head

Starting at #1, we have the removable shower head. This is a classic and enjoyable one for most. This is most enjoyable with warm, high pressure water (not too hot because your private area is sensitive). Bring the shower head down and in between your legs, let the warm water wash over your sensitive area, and enjoy the blissful sensation.

Check out this model here for a shower head with higher sensitivity. And, if you are a frequent Tik Tok user, (follow Pandia Health on Tik Tok to see some fun and empowering content!), then you have probably seen the trend about this shower head. Not only does it have high water pressure, but it also helps purify your water.

One of the main positives of this one is that you’re engulfed in a warm environment where steam is tingling your body for extra excitement. The best part is that after you climax, it’s an easy wash so you leave feeling both clean and refreshed!

Chair + Pillows

You might be thinking, “What can I do with a chair?” Remember, you have to be creative and think outside of the box! 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 a lot more to neckties than dressing up an outfit. 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 a good slip knot for makeshift handcuffs that leave you/your partner with some leeway room to avoid an over-tight knot.

If you prefer to have access to your hands, try using the tie as a blindfold; it will increase your other senses and make you/your partner) both more aware and receptive to feeling!


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; this is to make sure you keep your private area stays clean  – your brush has probably been around the house and touched a lot of things so better to be safe and careful then accidentally get an infection! You can also use coconut oil (not with latex condoms or else the material will deteriorate) as a lubricant that is safe to use on your lower lady parts.

Electric Toothbrush

This one might sound a little weird but stay with me – you can actually use an electric toothbrush instead of a vibrator! You should use a condom on your toothbrush as well to prevent any unwanted germs or leftover toothpaste ending up in your private area (it’s surprising how much toothpaste runs down our toothbrushes!)

If you’re lucky, your electric toothbrush will have two settings, a harder and softer setting – this allows you to indulge in self pleasure with some options. Start off soft and then switch to the harder setting for more excitement!

Get Creative & Spread Sex Positivity!

These are just a handful of items you can find in your household that can dual-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.

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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!


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.