Every woman deserves a sex toy. Find out which one is right for you...
Using a sex toy isn’t just good for your physical health, improving your circulation and muscle tone, it also has a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing, making you feel more confident about sex and your body in general. In fact, it’s so good for you, you should invest in it by getting yourself a new sex toy!
According to most surveys, around half of us have at least played around with a sex toy, while according to an Indiana University study, around 50 per cent of women regularly use a vibrator during sex (solo or otherwise). But whether you’re an experienced Hitachi-wand wielding woman or simply just curious to see what a sex toy can do for you and your orgasm, you’ll find there’s a sex toy that can make your orgasms easier, more powerful, or simply more fun.
Here are 13 sex toys for women that are well worth giving a go:
Price: £129 from Lelo
Good for: When you want some tantalizing foreplay
Review: As the first ever remote-controlled pleasure beads, the Hula is a unique design sure to get your blood racing. They rotate whilst vibrating, great for some fun foreplay or for your own pleasure! One ‘satisfied’ customer said her Hula beads are the best purchase she has ever made. They’re also waterproof and come with a handy storage bag, so you can use your beads wherever and whenever you have the desire.
Price: £129 from Lelo
Good for: When you’re struggling to climax
Review: It may look small, but don’t be fooled. LELO claims that this is ‘the world’s most intelligent oral sex simulator’ and it seems many women agree, the toy boasting amazing reviews across the globe. One woman even credits the multiple vibration rotation settings for her first ever long-awaited orgasm. Its quick charging, unique sensation and intelligent movements promise an unrivalled experience.
Rosa Rouge Warming Vibrator
Good for: Anyone who struggles to orgasm
Price: £129.74 from Amazon.co.uk
Review: A Dutch study found that women were more likely to orgasm when they were wearing socks, and researchers believe that this might simply be because they’re warmer and so more relaxed and able to reach orgasm. So, aside from wearing socks next time you get down to it, try using a warming vibrator like this one. It’s got what’s called a ‘thermal regulation system’ which means it warms up to a comfortable touch-friendly temperature before you use it.
Lelo Insignia Alia Rechargeable Vibrator
Price: £59.95 from exclusivelyeve.co.uk
Good for: When you need to get a handle on things
Review: Some vibrators feel great but then, just as you’re getting going, fwoop!, it slips out of your hand. Not with Lelo’s Alia. It’s ring-shaped so you can hold it easily. No orgasm will slip through your fingers with this bad boy!
Sh! Clitoral Pleasure Vibe
Price: £24 from sh-womenstore.com
Good for: Shhh! When you need to be quiet!
Review: Sneaking in an orgasm when the walls are thin might seem impossible, but with this vibe, you can do it. It’s incredibly quiet and, because of its clever pincer-like design, it allows you to target the sides of your clitoris, stimulating it without desensitizing (as can happen if you press directly onto your clitoris). N.B. While we can guarantee that this vibe won’t wake up the neighbours, your orgasmic moans might!
Mains Powered Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator
Price: £49.99 from lovehoney.co.uk
Good for: Women who take a little longer
Review: If you’ve ever had the unhappy experience of a vibrator’s battery running out during a session of self-love, then you’ll appreciate the value of a mains-powered device. Take all the time in the world with the Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator, which can tease you with soft fluttery vibrations then lets you increase the power until the vibes are so strong and fast there’s no way you can hold back.
Cupid’s G-spot Smoothie Vibrator
Price: £14.99 from lovehoney.co.uk
Good for: When you want to experiment a little
Review: If you haven’t found your g-spot yet, it’s time to try. And it’s made all the easier with a g-spot vibe. Shaped to fit snugly inside you with the tip angled so it will rub on your g-spot, the Cupid’s G-spot Smoothie Vibrator also has five different settings… which you may well need, as many women find g-spot stimulation even more intense than their clitoris.
Sh! Desire Vibrator
Price: £49 from sh-womenstore.com
Good for: When you want to be spontaneous
Review: Some women like to use the same vibrator every time, and that’s fine, but if you’re the kind of person who likes to shake things up every now and again, this is the sex toy for you. It has double motors that together work to give you an option of 20 different settings, so you can find your way to orgasm in a different way each time.
Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls
Price: £24.99 from lovehoney.co.uk
Good for: Anyone wanting stronger orgasms
Review: You don’t need to have enjoyed the film or book to get some pleasure out of these kegel balls and while you’re enjoying the sensation of them moving around inside you, you’ll also be giving your pelvic floor muscles a serious workout, too. When you orgasm your pelvic floor muscles pulse and the stronger those muscles are, the more control you’ll have of your orgasm giving you more powerful sensations. With a handy tag to make getting the balls out easier, these balls are like a sex workout in your pocket.
Fun Factory Stronic Eins
Price: £129.00 from sh-womenstore.com
Good for: When you’re looking for the real deal
Review: If you’re prepared to lower your standards on looks and personality, it’s not hard to get sex… but why lower your standards when you can get the real feel at home without the man?! This powerful phallic sex toy doesn’t vibrate, it throbs. Inside is a weighting mechanism, along with the motor, and this makes it seem like it has a mind of its own!
The MIA 2 from LELO
Price: £44.45 from amazon.co.uk
Good for: When someone might see your vibe, ie you’re travelling
Review: It’s a lipstick! Or is it? Well, you won’t want to waste your time using it on your face, that’s for sure. This is a vibrator cunningly disguised as a lipstick. It even comes in different shades of pink and has a USB charger so you can charge it on the go.
Doxy Extra Power Massager
Price: £89.99 from lovehoney.co.uk
Good for: When you just gotta have it
Review: If you’re looking for stability and reliability, you can’t beat the Doxy Extra Power Massager. It’s 30 per cent more powerful than the once-famous Hitachi wand (the one Samantha raved about in Sex and the City back in the day) and has incremental speeds and pulsations, so you can keep increasing the pleasure until you reach climax. Importantly, it also has a long cable – nearly 3m long – which means you don’t need to worry about losing power while you’re using it.