Doing long distance, flying solo, or just wanting to indulge in some 'me-time: whatever your vibe, there's a toy out there for you.
Gone are the days when, if you were after a sex toy, you had to sneak into a dimly lit adult store and hope no one recognised you. Sex toys are now mainstream and we couldn't be happier, especially when it comes to women and women's personal enjoyment. Not only does masturbation feel freaking fabulous, but it also improves sleep, reduces stress, and can be an instant mood booster. It's also genuinely great for relieving period and muscle cramps.
The key to unlocking your pleasure, however, is finding the sex toy that works for you. And we know, there are a lot of options out there, from the cheap and cheerful to the seriously luxe. But no matter your needs or your budget, there's definitely a sex toy for you: you just have to work out which one that is. (Or hey, maybe you need more than one: and if so, great! The more the merrier!) We're rounding up 15 great options, below.
Best overall vibratorsWe-Vibe Nova 2 New Smart Rabbit Vibrator, $149 at Amazon Lovehoney Silencer Whisper Quiet Classic Vibrator 7 Inch, $34.95 at Lovehoney Womanizer X Lovehoney InsideOut Rechargeable G-Spot and Clitoral Stimulator, $209 at Lovehoney Vush Abbie Chatfield G-Spot Vibrator, $134.95 at Wild Secrets We-Vibe Moxie Wearable Clitoral Vibrator, $149 at Amazon Lovehoney Ladyfinger Classic Vibrator, $14.95 at Lovehoney
Best luxury vibratorsWomanizer Premium Smart Silence Clitoral Stimulator, $299 at Lovehoney Lelo Smart Wand 2 Large Rechargeable Vibrator, $279.95 at Lelo Sila Sonic Clitoral Vibrator, $259 at Lelo
Best clitoral stimulatorsWomanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator, $169.95 at Lovehoney Lovehoney X ROMP Switch Clitoral Suction Stimulator, $49.95 at Lovehoney
Best bullet vibratorsWe-Vibe Tango X Bullet Vibrator, $129 at Amazon Pipedream Bullet Vibrator, $19.99 at Wild Secrets
Best dildosLovehoney Tentacle Textured Sensual Glass Dildo, $64.95 at Lovehoney Lifelike Lover Classic Realistic Dildo 6 Inch, $39.95 at Lovehoney Wild Secrets Desire 6.9" Silicone Dildo With Suction Base, $35.99 at Wild Secrets
Confused? Don't be. We'll talk you through each of these great devices, below.
Best overall vibrators
Rabbit vibrators are classics, and the Nova 2 is the only rabbit vibrator that gives you uninterrupted clitoral stimulation, no matter what you get up to, for the perfect blended orgasm. The internal G-spot stimulator is fully adjustable for the perfect fit and it connects to the free We-Connect app, meaning you can let anyone, anywhere control your device from afar and create custom vibrations for you to enjoy. Or you can just keep it all to yourself!
A Lovehoney classic with over 800 reviews and an average rating of 4.3/5 stars, people seriously love this inexpensive, traditional vibrator. It has seven speeds and patterns to try out and is 100 percent waterproof. A great beginners vibrator - though some do say it's not quite as "whisper quiet" as it claims to be. "Used it today for the first time and loved it, got so much clitoral stimulation! The material is so smooth and I love the rounded tip (gives me much better stimulation than my previous bullet vibrator)...Unfortunately it's not very quiet (but I turn my sexy music up louder so it's fine lol). Definitely recommend this vibrator."
Combining G-spot stimulation with Womanizer's famous Patented Air Technology to provide clitoral stimulation at the same time, this is a pricy (but arguably worth it) vibrator. It features 12 levels of intensity for complete and utter blended pleasure, is waterproof and USB chargeable. "What an amazing toy!" one says, adding, "From the sleek shape to the velvety silicone and the beautiful shade of purple, it's the most beautiful toy in my collection right now.And that's not all! The combination of the internal vibrations and the clitoral suction is incredible, and perfect if you like dual stimulation. Plus, you can control them separately, which is great."
Abbie Chatfield is pretty much the posterchild for loud-and-proud female pleasure and we love it. This g-spot vibrator is bold, powerful and heaps of fun to use, it's also waterproof and a ton of different speeds, allowing you to create up to 25 mix and match speeds and intensities. "Sex toys can change your connection with your body," Abbie told Body + Soul. "Everyone is different. But sex toys will change your life, I promise."
The ultimate in discreet pleasure, this wearable clitoral vibrator sits in your undies as you go about your day. Wear it on a night out with your partner and give him the app to operate while you're sitting in a restaurant together... or just pop it in yourself to spice up what might be a dull outing! It's whisper quiet and has ten different vibration levels.
Cheap, cheerful, and easy to use, if you are new to vibrators and don't want to spend a lot, this is a great option to try, while you get the hang of it and figure out what you like. Waterproof, smooth as silk to touch and with multiple speed vibrations, it has a lot of fans. "This was one of my first toys," writes one reviewer. "With not much experience, it was a great first step. When I was single, this was great for external stimulation. Now with my current boyfriend, he likes using it on me, internally and externally."
Best luxury vibrators
The most expensive of Womanizer's famous clitoral stimulators, this one comes in five sleek and sexy colours and only turns on when it makes contact with theskin - meaning there's no risk of a rogue vibrator buzzing away in a draw at an inopportune time (we've all been there). It has 12 levels of intensity, two stimulation heads and also comes with autopilot mode, where it senses the kind of stimulation you need and takes over. (Umm, yeah, so it's better than most blokes, tbh). It has plenty of fans, with rave reviews online. "I love this toy! Its my go-to toy when I want to play. It produces body-shaking orgasms in a matter of minutes. The silent mode is ingenious. It's quiet and I don't have to worry about my kids hearing anything."
Lelo are the queens of super-luxe sex toys and this smart wand is one of the most gorgeous personal pleasure devices you will ever see. A full-body massager with ten massage patterns and a super long charge, it's perfect for using solo or with a partner. "Worth every penny," writes one reviewer. "Wow... I need a bit more power than most. This definitely has the power!! So many choices for rhythms. I would definitely recommend, it's great alone or with my husband!!"
Lelo's clitoral stimulator uses gentle sonic waves and an enlarged mouth to closely mimic the feeling of oral sex. With eight intensities, it features vibration for everyone... plus, it's so pretty to look at, I mean, seriously! It's beautiful! "Just yes!" writes one reviewer, "This does the job and I'd say, it's the best one I've ever had. I wouldn't steer you wrong."
Best clitoral stimulators
The Womanizer clit stimulator is insanely popular worldwide, all thanks to its next-level amazing Pleasure Air Technology. It sends gentle air vibrations to which so closely mimic (good) oral sex, you could be forgiven for forgetting you were going it alone. It has six levels of intensity and is fully rechargeable and waterproof.
An inexpensive but super effective clitoral stimulator, this uses pleasure air technology and offers six levels of stimulation. Splashproof and whisper-quiet, over 500 people bothered to leave it a rating, where it gets 4.5/5 stars. "I'd never tried a suction toy before but after reading the reviews I thought I'd try this one as the rest are very expensive and OMG it changed my life," wrote one reviewer. "Blew me away. Never felt anything like it!! You NEED this in your life!! it's absolutely SILENT too which is incredible."
Best bullet vibrators
We-vibe's much-loved bullet vibrator has had an upgrade and now comes with a much stronger motor for even more intense vibrations. Its' seven intensity levels and eight vibrations patterns will give you endless options for pleasure, and it's sleek, compact, waterproof, and rechargeable.
This very inexpensive vibrator is one of Wild Secrets' best sellers, with it's one-touch button offering three speeds and whisper-quiet operation. If you're after something cheap, portable and discrete, this might do the job.
More like a piece of art than a sex toy, this tentacled and textured glass dildo has a curved shaft for maximum G-spot arousal and prounounced pleasure nubs to stimulate along the way. "Just... wow," writes one reviewer, "The shape is perfect, the ring design is great for controlling it but also presses into the perineum just right. The bumps on top and ridges underneath are just omg. The weight is exciting too. Hands down my favorite dildo."
If you're more about realism in the bedroom, it can't get any realer than this range of realistic dildos from Lifelike Lover at Lovehoney. Available in four different skin tones, it has a bendable shaft to reach all your angles and has a suction cup base to fulfil all your hands-free desires. "My bf bought this as a surprise to add to our play sessions. Not something I'd normally choose as this is quite a "skinny" dildo compared to the usual ones but oh boy, this bad boy has a punch," one says, adding, "My bf is now redundant!"
Striking a balance between form and functionality, this dildo also features a suction cup for hands-free fun, but perhaps leaves a little more to the imagination than some, more realistic models. "Love the unisex design," writes one reviewer. "Firm yet flexible, and the suction cup base is sooooo strong!"
Where to buy sex toys
You absolutely do not have to go sneaking into slightly questionable, dimly-lit sex shops to figure out which vibe vibes with YOU. You can get everything you need online. Some of our favourites (listed above) are
How to clean sex toys
It's super important to keep your toys nice and clean and keep them going as long as possible (if you know what I mean...) Lovehoney sells a Fresh Toy Cleanerthat has rave reviews and can be used with water (or a damp cloth if your device isn't waterproof) to give it a good clean. Make sure that you remove any batteries and close compartments tightly before rinsing, and don't store your toy away until it has completely air-dried.
Where to store sex toys
It's fair to say that we're all a little less shy about the fact we all own sex toys than we perhaps once were... but that doesn't mean we want to leave our intimate devices lying around. Most sex toys will come with a storage compartment or a bag and you should absolutely keep these handy as they'll not only keep them nice and clean and out of prying eyes, they'll also prolong the life of your device.
Some sex toys - including those that are made of silicone, rubber and latex - can be reactive alongside other toys made of similar materials, and could even become melted or misshapen when thrown together carelessly... and that really sounds like some kind of erotic nightmare, but also a damn shame, so please don't throw your sex toys all together in the bottom of a drawer. If you don't have a place to store yours, Lovehoney has plenty of bags, lockable cases, and boxesto keep everything safe and secure (and most importantly, hygienic.)Want more great buys? We've got the best sex toys and vibrators on Amazonand the best sex toys for beginners . Want to really treat yourself (because you deserve it) we've found a way to get a free gift with every purchase over $99 at Adore Beauty .Any products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don't play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale. Learn more.