We’re fast approaching Valentine’s Day, one of the many holidays when my email inbox and Twitter feed fill up with ads and lists for sex toys to gift to your friends, partners, and other loved ones.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m usually against buying other people sex toys as a general rule. The number of ways such a gift could backfire—and oh so spectacularly too—seem like a pretty decent deterrent.
There are obvious exceptions, of course, such as if you know the person really well or they’ve expressed a desire for a particular toy.
Then there are some situations where, I would argue, you should never, ever purchase a sex toy as a gift. Here are some of those.