Best Sex Toy: 23 Types For Every Pleasure Preference And Budget
With a partner, the best sex toys can heighten and intensify intimacy, elevate foreplay and stimulate every erogenous zone (whatever your kink). Using sex toys is empowering, confidence-boosting and fun.
How did we test, review and choose the best sex toys?
Aren’t you dying to know? While we may not have taken an entire afternoon out to try all of these sex toys in one fell swoop, we have gained a bit of sexual wellness know-how from the experts we’ve spoken to – and, over a period of three years – tried and tested all of the products that come in recommended.
GLAMOUR writers, editors and contributors of all ages have tested these sex toys during sex and masturbation – on holiday, in the next room to their housemate and on Valentine’s Day – to ensure they live up to claims. We’ve scored on criteria including noise level, dimensions, settings, speeds and power. Transparency is important to us, so we’ve been brutally honest, unveiling the negative features as well as the game-changing ones, which we hope will prove we have your best interests at heart.
Ahead, GLAMOUR’s edit of the best sex toys from our favourite sex toy retailers.
1. Best sex toy for women overall
Pros: “Take it from me: the LELO Sona is really, *really* good – and my go-to clitoral vibrator for masturbation. I literally recommend it to all of my friends. It uses new-generation sonic waves (and Cruise Control technology) to serve up fast; intense clitoral stimulation. It arrives packaged in a silky carry case (v. luxe) and is made from super-soft silicone that feels soft against your skin. It’s waterproof, the battery life is long, and when you’re mid-play, it’s really easy to switch between the various modes and patterns. That’s where the aforementioned Cruise Control technology comes in. When the Sona 2 is pressed hard against the body and the monitor begins to drop power, an extra 20% is unleashed (a 20% that had – until this point – been saved and stored for when you need it) so that there’s no reduction in intensity. Game-changing, right? Honestly: this thing is so good.”
Cons: “Some of my friends who are a little sensitive tried it and reported it a little too intense.”
Type: Clitoral stimulator.
Battery: 100% rechargeable.
Made from: Silicone.
Discrete packaging? Yes.
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2. Best sex toy for women with Pleasure Air technology
Pros: “We-Vibe’s patented Pleasure Air technology surrounds the clitoris with pulsating waves and gentle suction without touching it and, with its slim design, it’s easily integrated into partnered sex, be it penetrative or external foreplay. For me, the two-hour battery life (on a single charge) was really impressive. No more unwanted interruptions or, worse, awkward fumbles to come up with an alternative on the spot.”
Cons: “I have no complaints, it really does stimulate the feel of oral sex and being able to place it between partners during sex is a real added bonus (that not all suction toys afford buyers).”
Type: Clitoral suction toy.
Waterproof? Yes, submersible.
Battery: USB rechargeable.
Made from: Body-safe silicone, made without phthalates, BPA or latex.
Discrete packaging? Yes.
3. Best self-heating sex toy for women
Pros: “The best thing about this sex toy is that it features a sensual warming function to help create a realistic sensation that mimics penetrative sex. Combined with intense vibrations, this sex toy provides an intense clitoral and G-spot stimulation experience. I also loved that it’s compatible with the free Satisfyer App – available on iOS and Android – for a really high-tech experience that makes the slightly hefty price point worth it. And it has two powerful motors transmit intense vibration rhythms throughout the entire toy.”