If you ask us, the best sex toys on the market today are right up there with fire and the wheel in terms of humanity’s greatest inventions. Go ahead, laugh: but what is technology supposed to do besides make our lives easier and more pleasant? And let’s be honest, what’s more pleasant than a toe-curling orgasm?
Because regardless of your gender, anatomy, and sexual orientation, it’s nearly guaranteed that you can find a sex toy that suits your needs. Toys lend some variety and intensity to masturbation, making it feel fresh and hot again when you’re bored of your hand. They can help you explore new pleasures, learning more about your body and preferences in the process, and thereby setting you up for better sex in the future. Scientists have even determined that using sex toys can improve sexual desire levels, pelvic floor health, and overall sexual satisfaction. It makes sense, then, that the massive catalogue of available sex toys just keeps on growing, and that sex toys are a $30 billion industry.
And whether we’re considering sex toys for men or sex toys for women, the best sex toys also work wonders during partnered sex of all kinds. Adding clitoral stimulation to good old penis-in-vagina intercourse can amp up sensations for the both of you. Incorporating an anal toy like a butt plug or dildo or prostate massager into oral sex (for either the giver or receiver!) can take your pleasure to new levels. Some products, such as sex pillows and waterproof blankets, make sex comfier and more convenient so you can focus on feeling good. And when you get into a sexual rut, sometimes a kinky toy like a paddle or a blindfold is the ideal antidote for your erotic apathy.
No matter what sex toy(s) you decide to go with, remember that toys are just fun tools—they’re not your competition or your replacement, any more than a carpenter is in competition with their hammer. Because sometimes the most important part of getting a job done is knowing which tools to use and how best to use them–and when you use sex toys, you’re expanding not only your sexual tool kit, but also your capacity for life-altering pleasure.
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Best Male Masturbator: Fleshlight Quickshot
You’re almost certainly aware of the Fleshlight—hear that name once and you never forget it. It’s the best-known male masturbator brand. But you might not know about the Quckshot. It’s smaller than the original, with only 3.5 inches to insert your penis, meaning it (likely) won’t cover the entire shaft. It’s less realistic, but this comes with big perks: storage is much easier, it doesn’t look like a typical Fleshlight, which isn’t necessarily something you want a casual hookup to stumble on, and it’s much easier to finish in a way that doesn’t necessitate messy cleanup.
Best Vibrating Masturbator: Hot Octopuss Pulse Solo
This rumbly vibrator wraps around your shaft to stimulate your sensitive areas, whether you’re stroking it up and down or just holding it in place.
Best Anal Beads: CalExotics Silicone Booty Beads
These anal beads hold their shape better than the average set, so they’re easy to guide into place if you’re new at this. The “popping” sensation you’re going to be chasing can make orgasms quite intense!
Best Affordable Masturbation Toy: Tenga Egg
The Tenga Egg masturbator will probably not change your sex life. You will not use it every single time. But for less than seven dollars an egg, this super-stretchable stroking sleeve can become one of many tools to switch things up when the old-fashioned way gets a little stale.
The Best Vibrator: Magic Wand Rechargeable
If you watch porn, you’ve probably seen a Magic Wand in action at some point. It’s the OG ultra-powerful vibrator, and it got even better when its maker introduced a cordless model a few years back. It may not be most discreet massager in the world, but that’s honestly a big part of its charm: There’s nothing subtle about this toy or the orgasms it doles out.
The Best Bullet Vibrator: We-Vibe Tango X
If good things come in small packages, this vibe is a prime example. Its tiny size means its big, rumbly vibrations come as a surprise the first time you flip it on. It’s waterproof, so it’s an ideal companion for bathtub masturbation or shower sex.
The Best Oral Sex Simulator: Womanizer Premium
Rather than vibrations, the Womanizer uses rhythmic pulses of air to create a clit sensation that’s somewhere between sucking and tapping. It sort of has to be experienced to be understood. This model has an “autopilot” mode that varies the sensation, which makes it feel even (more) like oral from a real live human (especially when generously lubed).
The Best G-Spot Vibrator: Lelo Mona 2
This silicone vibrator is quite powerful, but what really distinguishes it is the shape, which is perfect for rubbing against the G-spot with or without vibrations.
The Best Dual-Stimulation Vibrator: We-Vibe Nova 2
Dual-stimulation vibrators hit inside and outside at the same time—you might remember the classic Rabbit vibrator from Sex and the City. But these things are notoriously difficult to pick out, because the distance between the clit and the vaginal opening varies so much from person to person. But this one is practically universal: it uses a super-flexible arm to reach the clit as the user thrusts the toy in and out without losing contact.
The Best Solid G-Spot Toy: Njoy Pure Wand
This gorgeous solid stainless steel toy is ideal for applying firm pressure to the G-spot. Just maybe pack a waterproof poncho if your partner is a squirter.
The Best Hands-Free Vibrator: We-Vibe Sync
Many companies have done a version of We-Vibe’s signature C-shaped vibrator, but the original is still the best. Meant to be “worn” during intercourse, the We-Vibe stimulates both partners at once, for stronger (and possibly simultaneous) orgasms. This model has two hinges at its center, so you can adjust it to achieve the right fit.
The Best Low-Profile Toy: We-Vibe Melt
It’s no secret that standard P-in-V sex doesn’t always give the clit the stimulation it needs, and a slim toy can be just the thing to get both parties over the line. This petite toy is one of those “sucking” toys that uses rhythmic pulses of air to create clitoral sensations that mimic great oral sex—and unlike many other toys with this toe-curling technology, the We-Vibe Melt is slim enough to slip between bodies easily.
The Best Vibrating Cock Ring: Tenga SVR
It’s a bit like strapping a V-8 to your shaft: This deep, satisfying motor enhances sex for both parties when the vibrating silicone hits skin. Also handy? You could also slip your fingers through the loop and penetrate a partner while the vibrator stimulates the outside.
The Best Couples Vibrator: Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo
This vibrator curves around your shaft and stimulates all the most sensitive spots. Best of all, the other side also vibrates, so your partner can press themselves against it at the same time. If you’re a fan of slow dry-humping but would love if it were, well, less “dry,” try this one out.
The Best Strap-On: Tantus Beginner’s Strap-On Kit
The power dynamics, the gender play, the potential for intense prostate orgasms? Pegging is fun. And if you’re curious, this kit will get you started: it comes with a harness, two differently-sized toys (including a starter-sized one for total newbies), and a small vibrator you can slip into the harness to make sure you both enjoy yourselves. Add lots and lots of water-based lube and you’re good to go!
The Best Finger Vibrator: Fin Vibrator
Take simple fingering to the next level: Wrap it around your digits—now your fingers vibrate. Add a squirt of lube and get down to it.
The Best Prostate Massager: Lelo Hugo
The best massager on the market, bar none. It’s expensive, but if you plan on using it more than a few times, then there’s no reason not to splurge. The incredible precision of the vibrations separates Hugo from the pack. To control the speed and intensity, you simply tilt the circular remote. So if you tilt down and to the right, the vibrations will be stronger on the back right side.
The Best Inexpensive Prostate Massager: Aneros Helix Trident
Prostate massagers are pricey, which makes a certain amount of sense. (You don’t want to stick just anything up there.) The Helix Trident is on the cheaper side, as it goes. Unlike most other toys on the list, this one doesn’t vibrate, but it still works great, particularly if you’re completely new to anal play and prostate stimulation—the Helix is a great starter toy. If you determine you love the sensation of something inside you, then you can upgrade to a more expensive vibrating model.
The Best Vibrating Prostate Massager: Lelo Loki Wave
If you’ve ever enjoyed the “scooping” or “come hither” motion of a partner’s fingers (or your own) on your prostate, you’d probably love this toy. In addition to vibrating, it “waves” up and down in a massaging motion, creating ultra-intense orgasms.
The Best Luxury Prostate Massager: Njoy Pfun
Feel like spoiling yourself? It’s hard to beat stainless steel in terms of pure luxury and beauty. This non-vibrating plug presses firmly against your prostate every time you squeeze your muscles around it, making it a super pleasurable addition to intercourse or oral sex.
The Best Experts-Only Prostate Massager: Fun Factory Duke
The Duke isn’t messing around—it should only be used by anal pros. It goes much further inside your rectum than any other massager on this list: it has three separate components that stimulate various highly-sensitive erogenous zones. The first part extends far past your prostate, hitting the deep inner walls of your rectum. The second section directly nuzzles against your prostate, and the third and final section hugs your perineum to help keep the toy in place. Given how much area it covers, the Duke leads to incredibly powerful orgasms.
The Best XL Prostate Massager: Tantus P-Spot
The hefty size and deep curve of this silicone dildo helps it locate your prostate with ease, provided you can handle how big it is. It’s got a removable bullet vibrator in the base that makes it feel even better.
Best Masturbation Sleeve
You hand is great, but there’s a way to take your masturbation to another level. An outer layer creates a tight seal while the ridged internal wall squeezes you from both sides. It works, and once you’re finished, it’s easy to clean and reuse.
Best Cock Ring: Lelo Tor II
The Lelo Tor II is the ultimate couples device. Cock rings restrict the flow of blood, increasing the intensity of orgasms and offering longer, harder erections—which your partner is absolutely going to like. But this model adds a raised vibrating head to give your partner the exact sensation they’re craving.
Best Beginner Masturbation Sleeve: Tenga Egg
Maybe you’re interested in a stroker—but not into the idea of cleaning it. Tenga has tackled this pressing issue with the single-use “easy beat” eggs. These come in a pack of 6 (in a real egg carton, of course). Each one has a different pattern on the inside, which gives you a different sensation each time you use one. These things are great alone or with a partner—it may be the best handy they ever give.
Best Sucking Toy: Satisfyer Pro 2
This toy uses air and suction to create unique sensations on the external clitoris—it feels a bit like oral sex. Put the nozzle over your partner’s clitoris and let the toy do the work. This slim design works great during penetration—it gives her the stimulation she’s craving without moving a vibrator around. (It also feels good on anyone’s nipples—try it!)
Best Anal Beads
Anal beads feel great on the way in and the way out. When inserted, this toy can hit the prostate while you mess around—either partnered or solo. It’ll just hang out and stay put. But the most fun happens upon removal. If you remove the plug slowly, and allow each bead to “pop,” it can massively intensify your climax.
Best Beginner Anal Beads
If you’re new to butt stuff, this string of anal beads is perfect. It has a super friendly gradient in size, with the first few beads being accessible to even the tightest hole and most nervous newbie. Take it slow, use lots of lube, and have fun.
Best Vibrating Anal Beads
Anal beads are great, but add vibration and it’s like being rocketed to a different dimension. The Triplet beads come in graduated sizes: Start by inserting the smallest one, then work up to all three. When it feels right, use the remote to up the intensity of the vibration.
Best Advanced Anal Beads
For an advanced user of anal beads, the nJoy Fun Wand is the upgrade you need. It’s made from stainless steel, so it works with ultra-slick silicone lube, and it’s heavy enough to use the power of gravity to put extra pressure on the prostate and the anal opening when the beads are removed. It isn’t exactly for beginners, but if this sounds about right, just take it slow and figure out what feels good. (Bonus: Stainless steel is extra easy to clean.)
Best Rimming Simulator
Rimming can feel amazing regardless of your gender or genitals. Everyone’s anus is a highly sensitive nerve-packed area that deserves some exploration. And what better way to do that than with the b-Vibe Rimming 2 butt plug? It has rotating beads at the base, for intense stimulation around your sensitive anal entrance. This toy will delight beginners who are new to butt stuff, but it’s powerful enough for seasoned pros too.
Best Dual Stimulation Vibrator: Love Distance Range
The Love Distance Range is ideal for any partner with a vulva who enjoys internal and external stimulation at the same time. This waterproof app-controlled toy, made from body-safe silicone, gives you the ability to control it while you watch your partner enjoy from afar. And there are a lot of dials to turn: This toy has 20 different speed patterns.
Best Prostate Massager: We-Vibe Vector
Ignoring the prostate means missing out on a whole new way to orgasm—just saying. And the Vector is the best remote-control prostate massager on the market. It offers an adjustable bulb for the perfect fit, and has a rumbly, slowly intense effect on your most sensitive parts. Connect it to the We-Connect app to customize the patterns of vibration, and it’s the perfect thing to change up the game when sharing the old rub and tug starts to get old during phone sex.
Best Vibrating Underwear: Vibease Knicker Vibrator
The idea here is simple: Your partner places the vibrator under their clothes—you get to control when the toy vibrates and for how long. Match that with some sexy texting and see where it takes you.
Best Couples Vibrator: We-Vibe Sync
The We-Vibe Sync is designed to provide clitoral stimulation during penetration by hooking over the clitoris and into the vagina. It’s also remote controlled. That means there’s a few things you can do here: It makes for a fantastic vibrator for solo play. Since it’s a couple’s toy, you can use it together once you reunite (or, you know, meet up for the first time). And if you’re in some sort of throuple or your sex life is otherwise extra interesting, you can control it as two other people get down to it.
Best Stroker: Kiiroo Titan
This stroking toy uses a super realistic-feeling sleeve surrounded by nine bullet vibrators to get the job done—and trust us, it does. And it’s networked: You can connect the device to nearly any adult video platform for solo play or connect directly to your partner’s Kiiroo vibrator (any model will work) and allow the toys to “talk to each other.” It’s a revolution in remote sex.
Best Vibrating Cock Ring: We-Vibe Pivot
Adding vibration to penetrative sex can make it feel awesome for both partners, and this is the best product for the job. It’s got deep, rumbly vibrations and is made of silky-smooth silicone for a luxurious feel.
Best Basic Cock Ring: Blush Novelties Performance GoPro Silicone Cock Ring
Even the most basic of cock rings, like this one, can do a lot: they constrict the blood flow at the base of your dick to enable stronger, longer-lasting erections, and they increase your sensitivity and pleasure. This is an ideal first cock ring to try out if you’re curious about ’em.
Best Cock Ring Set: Lovehoney Get Hard Extra Thick Silicone Cock Ring Set
This set contains multiple different-sized cock rings, so you can experiment and find the one(s) you like best. Try using one around just your shaft, just your balls, or both at the same time to see which you prefer.
Best Cock Ring for Perineum Pleasure: Hot Octopuss Atom Plus
There are two motors in this silicone cock ring, so it stimulates your partner while also vibrating your nerve-packed perineum. Even using it solo feels good, but using it with someone else can be explosive.
Best Bluetooth-Controllable Cock Ring: Lovense Diamo
You can create your own custom vibration modes for this toy using Lovense’s app, and can even have a partner control the toy from afar. Play around with its versatile shape to figure out where its vibrating part feels best for you.
Best Super-Stimulating Stroker: Fleshlight Pink Lady
Designed to help you learn to last longer, this highly textured stroker can feel overstimulating at first—but the more you practice edging with it, the better you’ll be able to control yourself when boning an actual person.
Best High-Tech Stroker: Lelo F1S V2
In addition to powerful vibrations and a flexible textured sleeve, this stroker contains 10 sensors that help you track metrics like your thrusting speed and stamina in the accompanying app. It’s like a love letter to horny geeks everywhere.
Best Long-Distance Stroker: Lovense Max 2
This stroker offers vibrations as well as rhythmic “contractions” that feel a lot like when a partner’s pelvic muscles squeeze tight around you during sex. A partner can take control using the Lovense app, making this a solid choice for long-distance sweethearts.
Best See-Through Stroker: Fleshlight Go Torque
With a translucent stroker like this, the exhibitionistic and voyeuristic possibilities are endless. Whether you want to snap a hot selfie for a long-distance partner or put on a sexy show for them in person, this toy functions as–quite literally—a window into your arousal.
Most Unique Stroker: Arcwave Ion
The same “pressure-wave” technology found in clit toys like the Womanizer is also used in this stroker, to stimulate the most sensitive area of the penis–the frenulum—in a totally unique way. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s really nothing like it.
Best Overall Lube: Sutil Rich
This water-based lube is thick, long-lasting, and full of skin-soothing ingredients. It’s safe to use with condoms and sex toys–basically, whatever you’ve got planned, this lube can handle it.
Best Silicone Lube: Maude Shine
Silicone-based lube has a lot of benefits: it lasts longer than the water-based kind, has an ultra-slippery feel that many people enjoy, and works well even underwater. However, keep in mind that you can’t use it with silicone sex toys, and it might stain your sheets.
Best Simple, Straightforward Lube: Sliquid H2O
This lube has very few ingredients and is formulated to be hypoallergenic and non-irritating–good news for anyone who tends to react poorly to other lubes for whatever reason–and, as a bonus, it’s fully vegan-friendly.
Best Flavored Lube: Sliquid Swirl
Aspartame is used in this flavored lube in lieu of more traditional sweeteners, which means you can use it anywhere without worrying that you’ll give your partner an infection. The flavors are delish too–it comes in pink lemonade, blackberry fig and strawberry pomegranate, just to name a few.
Most Luxe Lube: Uberlube
Most silicone-based lubes are pretty similar, but this one stands apart from the pack. It contains vitamin E, so it’ll leave your skin soft and moisturized, and its packaging is gorgeously fancy. If you’re gonna keep a bottle of lube on your nightstand at all times (which is a good idea), it might as well be pretty.
Best Massage Oil: Sliquid Balance Serenity
A blend of sweet almond oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower seed oil and more, this is exactly what you need to give a luxuriant massage. The Tahitian vanilla scent is icing on the cake.
Best Oil for Genital Massage: Her Highness Pleasure Oil
The CBD in this sensuous oil can boost sensitivity and blood flow in the genital area when you rub it into mucous membranes like the vaginal opening and inner labia. Whether you use it as part of foreplay or decide to make a vulva massage “the main event,” this oil is sure to please.
Best Massage Candle: Jimmyjane Afterglow massage oil candle
Massage candles are a fabulous choice for romantic evenings in. Light one and it’ll fill the room with a relaxing fragrance as its “wax” melts into massage oil, which you can then drizzle onto a partner’s skin for a rubdown.
Best Massage Stones: Désirables Adori
Sometimes hands just aren’t firm enough or strong enough to properly release muscle tension during a massage. Luckily, these massage stones are easy to hold, even with oily hands, and help you apply deep pressure where it counts.
Best Massager That’s Also a Sex Toy: Jimmyjane Evoke Du-o
One end of this toy is a little silicone wheel that you can roll across tense areas of the body to work out tension, while the other end is–surprise!—a G-spot vibrator. Gotta love a product that can flip from “sensual” to “sexual” in an instant.
Best Beginner-Friendly Cuffs: Unbound Cuffies
Curious about bondage but not sure where to start? Restraint doesn’t get much simpler than these silicone cuffs. Just slip them on and you’re ready for some kinky fun.
Best Full-Body Bondage Set: Sportsheets Under-the-Bed Restraints System
This cult-fave product turns your bed into a bondage station. Slip the long straps under your mattress (it’s easier than it sounds) and you’ll have two wrist cuffs and two ankle cuffs hanging off the edges of your bed, ready to be used whenever you want. It’s like bondage on easy mode.
Best Blindfold: Nidra Deep Rest: Nidra Deep Rest
While not made for kinky purposes, this sleep mask makes an excellent blindfold. It blocks out light like no other, and can be adjusted to fit multiple head sizes. And if your partner wears eye makeup, they can rest at ease knowing the convex “eye cups” of this mask won’t mess up their look.
Best Beginner-Friendly Nipple Clamps: CalExotics Nipple Play
Nipple clamps are a fun way to add some light sadomasochism into a sex session. These ones have comfy tips that won’t dig in, and the amount of tension is adjustable. Once they’re on, tug the chain for a burst of pain!
Best Beginners’ Paddle: Sportsheets Saffron
If you’re into spanking, or think you might be, a paddle is a good investment—it’ll spare you from hand pain as your hits get harder, and can feel very different from your hand. This one is inexpensive, easy to wield, and covered in faux leather that provides an invigorating stinging sensation.