Sexpert Q & A: Not-So-Sexy "Sex Toys"

Dear Yvonne, What kinds of objects, besides sex toys, do people use to bring themselves to climax? I'm up for some ideas! -Danny

Dear Danny, While many people use sex toys during masturbation, some get a little more creative than others when it comes to those "handy" items found around the house. In its yearly sex survey, the Portland Mercuryreported that respondents used the following for self-pleasuring: warm cantaloupe, a Sharpie, a condom-covered cucumber, a water weenie, their sister's panties, a plunger, bologna, a vibrating pen, uncooked beef frank, a James Bond VHS tape, a beer cozy, a carrot, GI Joe, a leather glove, spa jets, a handle of a safety razor, Hello Kitty, and a vibrating toothbrush.

Regardless of what you use, make sure that it's clean and that it won't cause you harm, for example, it's not made out of glass, would not cause splinters, and/or does not leave unsavory residue in your orifices or breaks off in them.

Dr. Yvonne Kristin Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of

Sexuality Source Inc

. She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."