The thought of using a sex toy might make you blush. Or maybe you’re a big fan, with a nightstand full of different gadgets, vibrators, attachments, and more.
While some people may be worried that introducing a sex toy into their bedroom means that their partner isn’t satisfied, studies show that even people who are highly satisfied with the sex they have with just the partner can and do find pleasure in sex toys.
Whether you’re looking for a sex toy to spice up your relationship, or seeking something that you can use during solo sexy times, there is something out there for you.
Read on to learn about the 7 best sex toys for women.
1. Hitachi magic wand
No list is complete without this classic.
Whether you choose the plugin model or a cordless, rechargeable one, the Hitachi is a classic. High quality, with a powerful motor and variable speed, there’s a reason why this is considered by many to be the gold standard for vibrators.
You can also use it to massage other areas of the body if you’re so inclined or just need a convenient excuse when someone sees it lying out.
The Magic Wand is pricey, but it is also durable and can give you and yours a lifetime of pleasure.
2. The rabbit
The Rabbit is a brand name of a specific vibrator, but it’s come to mean a style of vibe regardless of brand, too.
With a G spot stimulator and two clitoral stimulators that look like bunny ears, hence the name, a rabbit style vibrator can hit multiple pleasure spots at once.
Given that most women have their most satisfying orgasms through a mix of G spot and clitoral stimulation, using a rabbit with or without a partner can make the trip to climax that much easier.
There are a variety of rabbit style vibrators available, including double-headed and bendable ones, so shop around.
3. Bullet vibrators
These are the ultimate in portable pleasure, and they are great for use with a partner, too.
Bullet vibrators, sometimes also called egg vibrators are exactly what they sound like. They are smallish, oval or bullet-shaped vibrating “eggs” that can be used externally against the clitoris or inserted into the vagina.
Most run on batteries and are cordless, though you can get a corded version that has a controller, which can be fun when you’re playing with a partner.
Bullet vibes are also excellent for travel and are unlikely to set off the security scanners at the airport.
4. Lipstick vibrators
This is another one that’s discreet and powerful.
Shaped to look like a tube of lipstick, a lipstick vibe slips easily into your purse. This makes it a good travel companion, like when you want to have something on hand in case your date gets hot and heavy but you don’t want to haul a Hitachi around.
Battery operated, these aren’t as powerful as bigger vibrating toys but they will definitely get you where you want to go.
There are many different types of lipstick vibrators on the market, so look up some reviews to make sure you get a quality one.
5. A good silicone dildo
No list of best sex toys for women can be complete without a good dildo.
For those who don’t like vibration, which can be too much sensation for sensitive folks, silicone dildos are a great alternative.
Dildos are available in a variety of materials, but silicone is ideal because it can be easily cleaned by boiling it or even sending it through the dishwasher as it is less prone to bacteria growth than other materials and is unusual for folks to be allergic to it.
A good dildo can be shaped like an actual penis, but you can also find them in all kinds of fun shapes. Sizes vary too.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your knowledgeable local sex shop worker to find one that will work for you. And remember! Bigger isn’t necessarily better.
Dildos can be used alone or with a partner, even in combination with a bullet vibe which makes them incredibly versatile as well.
6. An anal plug
Not everyone’s interested in butt stuff, but if you are, a good anal plug should be in your sex toy collection.
You can choose a vibrating plug or a non-vibrating one, depending on what you like. The key is to choose one that is made of silicone or another sturdy material that is wider at the base, it should have what’s called a flange.
This ensures that the plug won’t go all the way into your anus and can be easily removed.
Always clean your anal toys well and never use a toy that’s been used anally in or around the vagina. That’s a ticket to infection city.
7. A finger vibrator
If you’re looking for something that will give a light touch, a finger vibe is for you.
These slip over the finger (or fingers, in the case of those with multiple tips) and offer gentle pulses or vibrations. This allows you to use your fingers to stimulate yourself (or your partner) rather than using a larger toy.
These can be great for those who are just getting comfortable with sex toys, or who desire something that feels a little more like their regular toy-free routine.
Many finger vibes offer tips with differing textures, as well as different speeds, so they can be great fun to experiment with!
Have fun when exploring sex toys
Most importantly, as you begin to explore sex toys, have fun with it. There’s no need to have a full arsenal of toys or to use them every time. On the other hand, if you find that you like the dimension toys bring to your sex life, there is a veritable buffet out there to choose from.
A final note – no matter what toys you choose, be sure to clean them well after use with mild soap or a sex toy cleanser, and store them away from heat and light.