The use of a male organ sheath or other intimate aid is increasingly common, but not every man is comfortable letting a partner know he uses them. Broaching the subject is delicate, but important.

Sometimes a man likes to incorporate an intimate aid, such as a male organ sheath, into his romantic life; yet, while more and more people are admitting that their romantic lives are enlivened by the occasional or regular use of adult toys, it can still be a tricky subject to bring up with a partner. While the use of an adult toy is not directly related to male organ health, it can have an impact on the health of a person's sensual relationships - either positively, if a man finds a partner who is accepting of the device; or negatively, if refusal to consider toys causes a rift in the relationship.

So how does a man go about incorporating intimate aids into partner play?

Here are a few steps to consider:

• Decide how important the adult toys are. For example, if a man enjoys wearing a male organ ring, is it something that he feels strongly about sharing with his partner? For some men, a male organ ring may play a role in their performance, so it may be important to incorporate it into partner activity. For another man, it may be purely decorative, and he may or may not feel strongly about wearing it around another person. There's no right or wrong answer as to whether a device is important: that's a personal decision. What is essential is for each individual to determine how important sharing the use of those toys is.

• Consider how the partner may react. This can be difficult, especially early in a relationship, but it is important. There can be any number of reactions. It's entirely possible that the partner will be excited and pleased; perhaps she also shares a fondness for adult toys which she has been reluctant to mention. She could also be curious and interested in learning more. On the other hand, she might react negatively. The partner may have strong feelings about the appropriateness of using devices, and that can be difficult; however, it is also possible that the partner's feelings may relate to insecurities about herself or about the relationship. She may think "Why does he need to use an adult toy when he's with me? Am I not satisfying enough?"

• Weigh those reactions. Depending on the reaction a man expects to get if he reveals his fondness for toys, he may then decide whether he wants to move forward or not. This doesn't mean he cannot move forward if he believes the reaction may be negative; he just needs to be prepared for that eventuality. If a negative reaction does seem most likely, he should consider how that affects his approach. He might want to "slide" into the subject, perhaps by talking about how much he values the relationship, what a wonderful and giving lover his partner is, and how he feels he can trust her and talk about things he is reluctant to share - and that one of those things is his enjoyment of a male organ sheath, or whatever other intimate aid may be of interest to him.

• Don't force the issue. The man should be sensitive to his partner's reaction. Ideally, the couple should fully talk out any issues that arise; however, it is possible that the partner may feel uncomfortable. If that is the case, the man should thank her for listening to what he has to say and let her know that he would be interested in talking about it further but is happy to let her absorb all this information and talk about it at a later time.

Talking about a male organ sheath or other pleasure implements can be a risk, but it can also lead to an increasingly active sensual life. A man should be prepared for this by keeping his male organ in tip-top health; using a top notch male organ health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is one way of maintaining overall male organ condition. The active user should seek a cream that includes acetyl L carnitine, which is neuroprotective and is a boon to maintaining valuable male organ sensitivity. Also essential in any first rate cream is the presence of vitamin C, which plays a big role in collagen production and male tissue firmness.