Toe curling guaranteed.

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Advertisement
dame vibrator
Credit: Courtesy

A good vibrator is like a dependable friend you go to for the basics — some relationship help, a boost in morale, a good time, etc. And that kind of reliability is great, but sometimes you need some fireworks (we’re talking the grande finale kind). Since sex toys now are basically as advanced as any Elon Musk creation, it’s time to test out some of these new gadgets and find your very own bedroom Tesla. 

The crux of the matter, though, is that it can be initimidating to shop for sex toys — especially if it’s your first. After all, sex toys are available everywhere, from Amazon to Goop. To make the process less stressful (remember: sex toys are supposed to be fun and feel good!), we talked with sex experts and therapists and researched a lot of products to gather up the best sex toy recommendations. 

First things first: Consider what king of toy you’re looking for. Is it something that will stimulate your clitoris? Are you looking for anal or vaginal penetration? 

"Give yourself permission to let your turn-ons lead the way in deciding what you want to buy," says Alexandra Fine, the CEO and co-founder of Dame Products. "I recommend doing a little research beforehand on reviews on different types of sex toys (wands, butt plugs, G-spot toys, etc.) to see what appeals most to you."

Once you know the type, look for a toy that's made from quality materials, like medical-grade silicone, stainless steel, and glass. According to licensed marriage, family, and sex therapist Vanessa Marin, these are the safest. 

“In general, you get what you pay for with sex toys,” Marin tells InStyle. “I  recommend saving up for a high-quality toy rather than buying something cheap.”

Once your new toy arrives, try it out in a calm atmosphere so your body is relaxed and ready to climax. If you can’t finish on first use, test it out a few more times before tossing it to the side (most retailers offer store credit or refunds after purchasing, so check these details out beforehand, too). And don’t stress — even experts struggle. 

“What I’ve found is that if I’m open, I can usually find pleasure and even climax with just about anything,” Fine says. “You can learn to find pleasure in anything, but your gut is also probably right. If a toy doesn’t make pleasure easier during the first three times, get that store credit.”

Now, to the good stuff. Below, you’ll find 25 popular toys like clit suckers, cock rings, and anal plugs — some of which have incredibly specific features that can pleasure the part of your body you want pleasured. These finds include couples’ toys, touch-free devices, wireless gadgets, and more, and they’ll certainly give your basic vibrator a run for its money. 

Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation Air-Pulse Clitoris Stimulator 

Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation Air-Pulse Clitoris Stimulator
Credit: Courtesy

One look at this top-rated toy’s reviews, and you’ll be convinced that it’s the best clit-sucking device on the market. “I cried because this changed my life,” wrote one reviewer. “A Christmas miracle,” wrote another.

Thanks to pressure-wave technology, this heaven-sent toy mimics all of the sucking and pulsing sensations your clit would feel from oral sex. The quiet, waterproof toy has 11 different settings that, according to reviewers, will get you off in 30 seconds or less. Yowza. 

Shop now: $30 (Originally $50); amazon.com

Lelo Sona 2 Cruise

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Do you ever wish you could just lay there, do nothing, and come? Somebody, somewhere, heard your prayers, because the Lelo Sona 2 comes with cruise control technology that any car manufacturer would envy. The vibrator can sense how much pressure is being exerted on it and increases intensity on its own for a truly pleasurable and personalized orgasm. It’s so good that Khloé Kardashian bought it for Kourtney as a Mother’s Day gift. There’s nothing quite like the gift of self-pleasure. 

Laurie Mintz, PhD, author of "A Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex" and on-call expert for sex toy brand Lelo, says this toy is best for heterosexual couples. 

“The woman can use [it] to stimulate her clitoris during intercourse,” she says. “Because, for the vast majority of het women, combining penetration and clitoral stimulation is the most reliable way to orgasm during sex with a partner.”

Shop now: $139; lelo.com

Mystery Vibe Tenuto Vibrator

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Having sex with a partner is great, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be better. The Tenuto vibrator is all about adding sensations for all parties involved. It increases blood flow and extends erections for the penis-wielding wearer, and it provides seriously powerful vibrations for both parties to get off to. Oh, and you can customize those vibrations on an app.

“A sex toy like no other,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “This is not a nasty cheap [big] pink pseudo willy — it's a piece of art that can deliver a great deal of fun and pleasure.”

Shop now: $169 (Originally $229); mysteryvibe.com

We-Vibe Moxie 

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Using a remote control or an app, you can switch up the vibrations without laying a finger on this vibrator. It’s the perfect partner toy for games that involve looking, but not touching. For solo fun, its quiet design keeps things discreet, but its vast settings keep things banging. The rechargeable toy lasts up to two hours and is completely waterproof. 

Shop now: $120 with code LOVE (Originally $229); ellaparadis.com

Dame Pom Flexible Vibrator

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Designed to nestle in your palm, the Pom vibrator can really hone in on clitoral stimulation. It’s compact enough to use while being penetrated, yet powerful enough to help you climax on your own. 

“I believe that having a sex toy that caters to clitoral stimulations — one that can be used during solo and partnered sex — really shows people with vulvas that their pleasure is a priority,” says Fine. “Pom offers both pinpoint and broad stimulation, continuous intensity controls, and the most powerful motor of any of our products.” 

Shop now: $95; dameproducts.com

Lovehoney Desire Love Egg Vibrator

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

No matter how you use it, this egg will give you the pleasure you’re looking for. The app-controlled device has 12 intensity levels and eight different patterns to play with. Shoppers say getting off with this thing is easy, whether you’re the one in control or not. 

"I find that it hits the spot and more," writes one happy shopper. "The range of pulse patterns means you can suit your mood and the varying intensity is a lot of fun, especially if your partner has a hold of the remote."

Shop now: $125; lovehoney.com

Lelo Ora 3 

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Craving oral sex while alone? That’s a bind you’ll no longer be in with the Ora 3. This toy is all about stimulating the motions and rotations of a tongue, but it’s supposedly even better. It’s so good that the brand touts it as “the world’s most intuitive oral sex simulator.” And users seem to agree. 

“Best hands down,” wrote one reviewer. “No pun intended.”

Shop now: $169; lelo.com

Adorime G-Spot Rabbit 

Rabbit G-Spot
Credit: Courtesy

Imagine if a rabbit vibrator transformed itself into a stronger, sexier device. That's exactly what this G-spot rabbit is. Its double heads are shaped just so and can wrap around, or target, whichever areas you like. The vibrator has three different modes and seven different settings to choose from. Plus, it's quiet. 

Shop now: $29; amazon.com

Dame Fin Finger Vibrator 

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Adding a little bit more flame to your finger game, the Fin vibrator fits securely around the finger and can be used in a number of ways. “I have used to self pleasure, to add to the experience of pleasuring my man, and as a tool while engaged with my partner,” explains one reviewer. “Perfect for all three and provided a more intense experience for each.”

The pick-your-position device has a pointed side and a squishy side that each provide intense pleasure. Gotta love a two-fer. 

Fine says the toy is "great for different types of stimulation depending on your mood and has many interesting features, providing lots of options for both solo and partnered play."

Shop now: $85; dameproducts.com

Mystery Vibe Crescendo Vibrator

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

The G-spot deserves some love, and Mystery Vibe’s Crescendo gives it just that — and then some. The vibrator bends into S- and U-shapes that both stimulate the G-spot, and its six motors make sure you feel it no matter the position. It can be used for solo or couples’ play and is also safe to use during sex.

“Six months in and I am still discovering new ways to orgasm,” wrote one reviewer. 

Shop now: $149 (Originally $199); mysteryvibe.com

Lelo Luna Beads

LELO Luna Beads
Credit: Courtesy

For those that like to take their fun on the road, Lelo Beads are a discreet carry-on that can add pleasure to every step you take. Shoppers say they use the beads for everything from kegel exercises to masturbation. 

"I love that there's different weight sizes which are interchangeable so I can adjust to what I'm in the mood for," wrote one five-star reviewer. "I use them for my routine kegel exercises but sometimes I pop them in while relaxing with a glass of wine for a very subtle ache build up!"

Shop now: $59; lelo.com

Lelo Hugo Prostate Massager

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Another partner toy, the Hugo Prostate Massager is powered by a remote control that works from up to 40 feet away. The waterproof and rechargeable device has eight different pleasure settings that’ll send you through the roof. 

“Insertion is easy for me with some lube, and it hits the prostate and the perineum quite well,” wrote one reviewer. “The remote is pretty easy to get the hang of, and I’m a big fan of the ‘shake’ motion sensitive mode — the harder you shake or tap the remote, the harder it vibrates.”

Shop now: $219; lelo.com

Lelo Tor 2

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Choose from six settings for customizable pleasure stimulation. This rechargeable cock ring stretches to fit, not suffocate, the shaft. It extends erections while jolting pleasurable pulses externally. And because it's thicker than other cock rings, more surface area is covered and stimulated. 

Shop now: $130 (Originally $154); ellaparadis.com

Lelo Loki Wave

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Anal penetration can be intimidating. For beginners, sex therapist Marin recomends starting with a small, simple butt plug. "For more intermediate, the Lelo Loki Wave is great," she says, noting that it's known for "incredible prostate play."

Shop now: $219; lelo.com

Je Joue Mimi Soft Clitoral Stimulator 

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

You won't have to worry about any provocative outlines in your purse with this round, compact toy. The clit stimulator is easy to throw into a small bag or carry-on, but its small size doesn't diminish its capabilities. The Mimi stimulator lasts for up to two hours of use and has five power levels, along with six pulse settings. Imagine if all sexual partners had that. 

Shop now: $78 with code LOVE (Originally $117); ellaparadis.com

Dame Aer Suction Toy 

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Dame’s first-ever clit-stimulating toy has a large suction opening and uses air pulsations to mimic the feeling of oral sex. Five intensity levels and five rhythmic patterns will keep each use feeling fresh and new. 

"It's like riding a motorcycle for your clitoris," wrote one reviewer. "You feel the sensation of the wind blowing, the rumbling vibration of your seat and the somersaults in your stomach as you jump over speed bumps. Thrilling, exciting, and care-free."

Shop now: $95; dameproducts.com

Zumio ZumioX Clitoral Stimulator

Zumio Zumiox
Credit: Courtesy

If you want accuracy, this is the toy for you. It uses rotation, rather than vibration, to stimulate the clit. And the harder you press, the more intense it’ll get thanks to its built-in “intuitive” technology. 

Shop now: $147 with code LOVE (Originally $219); ellaparadis.com

Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator

LoveHoney Womanizer X
Credit: Courtesy

With a whopping 240-minute runtime, you certainly get what you pay for with this clit stimulator. In addition to six suction settings, the rechargeable toy is waterproof. Shoppers say with it, they don’t mind being single. “Cute and compact and easy to use in your hand,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “Quiet when you’ve got the cup closed, if you like vibrators then this is the one for you.”

Shop now: $69 (Originally $123); amazon.com

Shibari Mini Halo

Shibari Mini Halo

With nearly 5,000 reviews and a 4.1-star rating, it’s clear that this massager is a hit among Amazon shoppers. They say the battery life lasts a lifetime and the compact design makes it easy to transport. “Husbands are way too overrated,” wrote one happy shopper. “This is a Godsend for me.“

Shop now: $28; amazon.com

Mimic Plus 

Babeland Mimic Plus
Credit: Courtesy

The unique shape makes this toy a must-have. It’s an external vibrator that is designed to stimulate the clitoris and the labia at once, and it can be used in many different positions. Shoppers say it’s easy to use while being penetrated and makes for a more intense finish. 

“Not only was this my first orgasm during intercourse but my first with any partner simultaneously,” wrote one user. “Can’t recommend this highly enough. Texted a friend soon after that she had to buy one too.”

Shop now: $150; babeland.com

We-Vibe Sync Couples Vibrator

We Vibe Sync
Credit: Courtesy

Designed to be used however you want, this vibrator for couples can flex into whatever shape you and your partner choose. It’s perfect for hitting the clit and G-spot at the same time, but it can really be used for any type of external or internal play. For fun at a distance, a downloadable app can control the vibrator, even when you’re states away. 

Marin says what makes the We-Vibe Sync stand out is its ability to stimulate both partners at once. 

“So my husband and I have been living in separate states for a few months due to military life,” wrote one reviewer. “We wanted something that could spice up our life when we are together and apart. Let me tell you this did the trick. He loved that he could be in another state and control everything. I love that the app lets you video chat as well.”

Shop now: $119 (Originally $143); amazon.com

We-Vibe Tango Lipstick Bulletr

Vibrators
Credit: Courtesy

Carolanne Marcantonio, a licensed social worker and sex therapist, says the Tango Lipstick Bullet vibrator is her favorite toy to recommend because "it's basically the smallest, strongest toy that there is.

“It’s easy to hold on your body while you’re being penetrated without getting in the way,”  Marcantonio says. “Anyone and anything can experience pleasure with this vibration — nipples, testicles, clit, inner thigh.” 

Shop now: $80; lovehoney.com

Dame Eva II Hands-Free Vibrator 

Dame Eva II
Credit: Courtesy

Designed to be used during sex, this hands-free vibrator has gentle wings that tuck under labia and secure a snug fit. It’s like using any other vibrator during sex, minus the distraction of having to hold and position it. One shopper called it a “magical, magical addition” to the bedroom.

Shop now: $135; dameproducts.com

MysteryVibe Poco Vibrator 

Poco Vibrator

This choose-your-own-adventure toy molds into whatever shape you please, but it specializes in hitting the G-spot. You can control this compact vibrator’s 16 different intensity levels in person or through an app, either of which will deliver some serious results. 

Shop now: $89 (Originally $129); mysteryvibe.com

Rekink Premium BDSM Whip

Premium BDSM Whip

A top-selling sex toy on Amazon, this genuine-leather whip is what foreplay’s all about. Shoppers say the soft material keeps things fun, rather than painful. 

“It feels good in the hands, lightweight, and well-built at the same time,” wrote one reviewer. “I love the color and the feel of the leather on my skin. I enjoyed both using and being used on and am more than happy with both.”

Shop now: $18; amazon.com