Are you new to the world of sex toys for women? If the thought of purchasing a vibrator or other device designed for pleasuring yourself makes you blush, this article is for you. We’ve rounded up our favorite toys that are perfect for women who are just beginning to explore the options out there, and who might not be completely comfortable yet with the idea of using a sex toy.
While vibrators and other adult toys might not make for polite dinner conversation, there’s no reason to be embarrassed or ashamed of using them. Our bodies are made to feel pleasure, and besides feeling great, orgasms have an array of health benefits! Apart from their cosmetic bonuses (they’re great for your skin), they’ve been shown to boost immunity. They also make for a great workout, increasing your heart rate and exercising the whole body, including the pelvic floor.
So whether you’re new to sex toys and not sure where to start, or already have a drawerful and want to try something new, we’ve got you covered. Below are seven of the best, most effective gadgets to give you guaranteed orgasms, plus one great lubricant that works with them all. (And not to worry — these products will be shipped to you in discreet packaging, so your postal worker and neighbors will be none the wiser.) Keep scrolling to shop our picks for the best sex toys for women.
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Best for Beginners
Where to buy: $186.15 (Originally $219), Lelo
If you’ve never tried a sex toy before, you might feel a little daunted by some of the more intimidating-looking options out there. The Lelo Soraya 2, however, is here to reassure you (and nix any subconscious stigmas you might be carrying around). Smooth, flexible, and easy to use, it's got 12 pleasure settings and dual stimulation that combines power and precision, making it one of the most luxurious vibrators you’ll find. It also comes with a satin pouch for discreet storage. Perfect for partner play as well as solo pleasure, this is a great way to open the door to a whole new world of possibilities.
Best for Couples
Where to buy: $129, Good Vibrations
Who said sex toys are only for for solo play? Although you can certainly use it on your own, Moxie's wearable contoured mini vibrator is a top pick for couples, as it can be operated via a remote control or even an app on your phone, from up to 30 feet away — imagine the possibilities!
Best on a Budget
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
You don't have to spend a lot to get a lot, and if you're on a budget, Adorime's high-frequency vibrator is just the ticket. It comes with two interchangeable soft silicone heads and 10 toe-curling vibration modes. Users report that it really gets the job done, with one writing, “I’m honestly a bit speechless... There are so many vibration settings, and they are all insane! I recommend this toy 10,000 percent.”
Best for Solo Play
Where to buy: $84.15 (Originally $99), Lelo
Be prepared to have your mind totally blown by Lelo's multi-award-winning SONA 2 Cruise. Its unique "SenSonic" technology gives off a series of pleasurable sonic waves before it ever even makes direct contact with your body. Its cruise-control setting provide constant pulsations, which increase when the device is pressed against your body. Better yet, the company offers free discreet shipping, a one-year warranty, and a 10-year quality guarantee, making the SONA 2 a solid investment in your sexual health.
Best for Travel
Where to buy: $45, Maude
We're loving this powerful little 3-speed Vibe personal massager by Maude. This waterproof device is soft to the touch, extremely easy to use, and totally discreet — it even comes in an unassuming natural canvas travel pouch, so you can take it with you anywhere. It charges with a USB and its battery lasts for up to 2.5 hours. It's made from 100 percent premium FDA-grade silicone, and it's free from phthalate and latex.
Best for the Bath
Where to buy: $99.99, Good Vibrations
Do you love a luxurious soak in the tub? Take this soft little purple gadget with you next time: it's smaller than a bar of soap and fully waterproof — yes, safe to submerge! — so you can spice up your next bath. Five vibration settings and seven pulsation patterns range from slow and sensuous, to fast and strong. Fun to use with a partner or alone, it runs for two hours on a single charge and is sleek, silky, and super sexy.
Best for Fifty Shades Fans
Where to buy: $99.99, Adam & Eve
Fans of steamy fiction, this one's for you! Sex and the City first made the Rabbit-style vibrator popular more than 20 years ago, and this special-edition Fifty Shades of Grey Rabbit Vibrator is endorsed by the author of the Fifty Shades series, E.L. James, herself. It delivers powerful vibration from two different motors, and there are 12 modes of speed and pattern, so you can customize the experience to your needs.
Where to buy: $28, Babeland
Don't forget the lube! Before trying out any of these toys, it's important to make sure that vaginal dryness doesn't get in the way of your fun. Sliquid Naturals Satin is an all-natural, long-lasting solution to this pesky problem, which is more apt to crop up during perimenopause. This multi-functional, water-based lube simulates your own natural lubrication, and won't irritate delicate areas or damage your favorite toys. This might be the only lube you ever need!