Talking about how you spend your time between the sheets can feel private — we get it. What happens there is your business. We’re here to say that the experience can be enhanced. So let’s talk sex toys.
To help you explore your body (and your partner’s...and your body with the help of your partner), we rounded up vibrators that can be used by anyone and everyone. We also threw in some items that’ll make the experience that more enjoyable. Lights off.
This post was originally published in June 2021 and has since been updated.
The squishy, flatter head of the vibe is designed for the vulva or clitoris. But the arc of the handle is designed to help stimulate internally. And because of the slight curve, it won’t cause you to twist your wrist in uncomfortable positions. Reviewers rave about the different speed and pattern settings, along with the softness of the durable silicone. It can be used with a partner, but is also the perfect toy for some alone-time fun. ($115, Dame)
If you’re looking to spice up foreplay, this one’s for you. It can sit between your middle and pointer fingers, and has a little band so it won’t slide off. You can use it on a partner or yourself. It’s extremely versatile, and can boost sensation on hips and inner thighs. Psst...it’s not just for vulvas either — try it against your partner’s shaft too. ($85, Dame)
The front tip (for internal pleasure) is broad and thick. The back tip (for external play) is flexible. When inserted, the back tip rests right on the clitoris for wow-inducing orgasms. Everything is made from body-safe silicone and is silky to the touch. You can use it on your partner and vice versa — with 12 vibration settings, you’ll never get bored. ($165, Lelo)
One arm of the vibrator can be inserted into you, while the other arm rests outside to massage the clitoris. All that power will be transferred to your partner during sex. To make sure you’re not distracted, the vibrator is remote-controlled. You’ll both stay hands-free and focused on each other. For 20% off, use code LOVEISLOVE at checkout. ($135.20, Lelo)
It’s a crowd favorite for a reason. Its cushy silicone head is ideal for ciltoral stimulation. The device has four speeds and four vibration patterns to switch between. If it happens to run out of battery while in use, you can quickly plug it in, switch it back on, and get back to business. ($149.99, Lovehoney)
We’re talking a little bit of suction matched with deep pulsations to fire up nerve endings that’ll create a deeper orgasm. The head of the vibrator sits over the clitoris and works gradually to build sensation. It can start by creating waves that’ll feel like a soft flutter, ending with waves that’ll feel like a much deeper pulse. ($119.99, Lovehoney)
It doesn’t stop there. These condoms are spermicide-free, fragrance-free, and made without harmful chemicals. They’re FDA-approved, vegan, and come in easy-to-open packaging. So you don’t have to second guess which side is up. ($12/10 pack, Maude)
With provocative questions and unfiltered answers, this game is a surefire way to get you both in the mood. It's a bit racy and a whole lotta fun. We suggest pairing it with a glass of your favorite vino. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor. ($25, Let's F*cking Date)
Making sure you’re both having the best sexual experience possible is important. But sometimes actually sharing intimate details about what you like and don’t like is hard. Have no fear. This journal is meant for reflection. It’s got tips on how to communicate in the bedroom, along with intention-setting exercises to help the two of you share more. Open, honest communication is the first step to better sex. So write in it together to get the convo started. ($26, Uncommon Goods)
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