Did you know? There are some *very* exciting sex toys for couples available these days..
If you’ve ever been stuck in a rut and felt like you don’t know how to be intimate with your partner, it might just be time to invest in one of the best sex toys for couples.
Fun fact: UK sex toy statistics reveal that 45% of couples have used a toy at some point in their relationship. A bit like serial monogamy, sex toys can commonly be misjudged as a little taboo when, really, they’re a great way to explore your sexual freedom and enhance your sex life.
Sex therapists maintain that using one of the best sex toys with your partner – if both parties are comfortable, keen, and interested in doing so – can be a sure-fire way to spice up your love life and reignite some passion in the bedroom. Even shopping for a toy could act as an exciting form of role-playing.
If you’re looking for the best sex toys on the market full-stop (to use solo or together), check out our alternative guide – but the following toys have been crowned MC’s best sex toys for couples by an independent board of industry experts, including:
- Scotty Unfamous, an award-winning erotic romance author and sex influencer.
- Aleece Fosnight, board-certified physician assistant specialising in sexual medicine and CEO of the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health.
- Annabelle Knight, sex and relationship expert for sexual wellness brand Lovehoney.
- Jordan Dixon, clinical psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist at The Thought House.
What to consider when buying the best sex toys for couples:
Our advice? Always read the reviews and go with a brand you know and trust. Key considerations:
- Do you want to buy a toy that you use on your partner, or a toy that works on both of you at the same time?
- Do you want a toy that vibrates, a toy that massages, or a toy that you can insert?
- Do you need a quiet sex toy or is noise not an important factor?
- Do you need your toy to be cheap, or do you have more expendable budget?
- Do you have a particular type in mind, eg cock ring, couple’s vibrator, jiggle balls, or a dildo for pegging?
Best sex toys for couples: Cock rings
1. TOR 2 from LELO x Diesel – £119
Good for: It’s a toy for couples who want a more intense sex-perience.
What you’re getting: Thanks to the new Lelo x Diesel collab, there’s a new special-edition launch of LELO’s bestselling TOR 2. It’s not just powerful, with six vibrations, it’s strong. This masculine-looking vibrating ring is incredibly elastic so it can slide onto any man’s penis (use some lube to make it a delicious part of foreplay) then both of you will experience intense vibrations during sex.
What the reviews say: Chris says: “This is actually the second one of these I’ve bought. It’s a game-changer. Partner enjoys sex so much more since we started using this.”
2. Durex Play Vibrations Cock Ring – £6.99
Good for: It’s a good option for couples who are keen to give anything a go
What you’re getting: With a price as low as £7.99 you might think it’s not worth the bother, but Durex’s Play Vibrations penis ring is a great example of orgasmic value for money! It slides over his penis and the tiny vibrator stimulates your clitoris as well as giving him exciting vibrations, too. It’s an ideal starter sex toy and is great for travelling with as it’s small and you won’t need a charger. Be aware, though, each ring lasts around 20 minutes, so you might want to keep a back-up!
What the reviews say: Shalin says: “Good product to spice up your sex life, battery can be replaceable and one can reuse the product as well. Gives good smooth vibration for both of the person. I recommend for a couple who want to explore more and want a different feel during sex.”
Best sex toys for couples: vibrators
Good for: It’s ideal for couples who get turned on by pleasuring each other
What you’re getting: Brand new to the market, the Satisfyer Endless Fun will be your new best friend in the bedroom. Both you and your partner will love the intense sensations they create – he will be especially turned on seeing how great it feels for you. They have been built to not only look good, but their design makes the pleasure even more powerful. Let your partner tease you by working his way up the seven settings until you can’t take any more.
What the experts say: Annabelle Knight, sex and relationship expert, says: “Couple’s toys are one of the fastest-growing categories in sexual wellness and it is not hard to see why – play is so much more fun if you do it together.”
“Increasing numbers of users are shopping for sex toys together and then using them together. This vibe satisfies many of the erogenous zones including nipples, clitoris, penis, balls, perineum and more.”.
4. Lovehoney Tease Finger Vibrator – £12.99
Good for: It’s great for couples who don’t want another ‘penis’ in the bedroom.
What you’re getting: Phallic vibrators and dildos can be off-putting for men, and yet other men suffer ego damage at the idea that a vibrator can get you to orgasm when maybe they can’t… which is why the LoveHoney Finger Vibrator is so great. This is a vibrator that fits onto his fingertips, so your man is still giving you your orgasm, just with a little help. But it’s not just about your orgasm, you can also put it on your fingertip to stimulate him while using your hands.
What the experts say: Aleece Fosnight, board-certified physician assistant specialising in sexual medicine and CEO of the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health, says: “Take sensation and pleasure to the next level with this finger vibrator. Use it on yourself or with a partner to explore other erogenous zones on the body – nipples, earlobes, collarbone, pubic bone, and even the crest of the hips – to heighten pleasure.”
“Great price point, as well.”
5. IDA from LELO – £139
Good for: Getting both parties to orgasm more easily.
What you’re getting: At last, a vibe that you can wear inside you while he’s inside you. The Ida from LELO is a groundbreaking vibe that even the most experienced of couples will enjoy. Why? Not only does the vibe go inside you alongside his penis, it rotates as it vibrates. Part of the vibe remains outside where it stimulates your clitoris and his penis, too. But it doesn’t stop there, it also comes with a wireless controller so that you can switch between the different settings while it – and your man – are inside you.
What the reviews say: DR says: “Wireless enjoyment. This wonderful little surprise is so much fun. Great pleaser that your other half can control.”
6. NOA from LELO – £72.01
Good for: It’s ideal for when you want to be really quiet
What you’re getting: This is so quiet it’s practically silent which, when you’re staying with the in-laws, is exactly what you need. Worn during sex, the vibrator will deliver its powerful vibrations to both you and him, and you can also use it with a remote control (sold separately) if you want to.
What the reviews say: Christopher says: “A great companion. Bought this for both me and my partner and as always, you feel and see the quality in the packaging. Top notch. The Noa feels great and does the job too.”
7. We-Vibe x Lovehoney Remote Control Vibrator – £55.99
Good for: It’s perfect for couples who want equality in the bedroom.
What you’re getting: In the past, it’s been difficult to find vibrators that are designed for use during sex but now there are a variety of options. But, by far the best is the We-Vibe x Lovehoney, which was partly designed based on customer requests for a vibrator they could use together, during penetrative sex, with remote control via an app on a smartphone. The product design also means that both your hands and his are free to do whatever else it is you love to do during sex.
What the experts say: Annabelle Knight, sex and relationship expert, says: “This is a great toy to take with you if you are going away for a dirty weekend. It is super quiet and discreet – so you don’t have to worry about room service hearing the rumblings through the door, if you’re away.”
“The remote control means either of you can be in charge of directing the pleasure – it’s always fun to take it in turns.”
Good for: It’s ideal for couples looking for an upgrade
What you’re getting: Fusion has an exciting function that lets one person control the vibrations while the other enjoys and, fun fact, is expertly designed so the curve lays against the clitoris or cock. Enjoy three-speed settings and seven vibration patterns – one of the best sex toys for couples who want to come together again.
What the reviews say: Patrick says: “Lovely smooth design, well made, easy to use and beautifully packaged. Ergonomically shaped so it fitted my wife perfectly and was comfortable to wear.”
“On its first outing, it certainly sounded like she was very pleased with her new toy. Subsequent outings (and there have been more than a few) have confirmed her satisfaction. All in all, a lot of fun.”
Best sex toys for couples: Jiggle balls
9. Lovehoney Excite Pleasure Balls – £12.99
Good for: A beginner’s option for couples looking to try something new.
What you’re getting: This clever new toy doubles up as a pelvic floor trainer and a delightful sexual experience. Slip them in during foreplay while you pleasure him to make sure you are getting just as much fun out of it as he does. The gentle vibrations they create when you move will ensure orgasmic effects. To indulge your senses further, they have been designed with delicate ridges creating an innovative and surprising texture for your body.
What the experts say: Scotty Unfamous, an award-winning erotic romance author and sex influencer, says: “A good set of kegel balls can make a huge difference to your sex life. They tighten your pelvic floor muscles which helps you feel more during penetrative intercourse, have stronger orgasms, and are also a great way to kickstart your arousal.”
10. Fifty Shades of Grey Silicone Jiggle Balls – £13.39
Good for: Strengthening both your sensation and climax.
What you’re getting: Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey Official series? Then you and your partner will love these jiggle balls, created exclusively by Lovehoney and approved by author E L James. Strengthen both your orgasm and pelvic floor with these two petite silicone-covered balls, designed to improve both sensation and climax.
What the reviews say: Graham says: “My girlfriend loved these.. she really enjoys doing her her normal daily things while using these and then I get home and she’s mad for it…”
Best sex toys for couples: oral sex stimulators
11. Sqweel GO USB Rechargeable Oral Sex Stimulator – £35.99
Good for: A sub-in when their tongue gets tired.
What you’re getting: This vibrator with its rotating ‘tongue’ is designed to replicate oral sex, so it’s ideal for women who love oral sex but find their partner just isn’t able to keep going for long enough. Use it at the beginning so you can get warmed up then have him go down on you, or use it when he gets tired. Either way, it’s ideal for extending the time you get to enjoy oral sex.
What the experts say: Annabelle Knight, a sex and relationship expert, says: “I love a good Sqweel. The Sqweel was the very first oral sex simulator on the market and was created by a Lovehoney customer who won the company’s very first Design A Sex Toy Competition. He wanted to recreate the delicious feeling of oral sex as accurately as he could and he came up with the prototype of this unique little machine that does the trick nicely.”
“Lovehoney immediately knew that he had created something completely new and they went straight into production. There have been several Sqweels since that first one and each new one just gets better and better. Be sure to use lots of lubricant.” Read our guide to the best lube, here.
12. Lelo Ora 3 Oral Sex Stimulator – £84
Good for: It calls itself “the world’s most intuitive oral sex stimulator.” Need we say more?
What you’re getting: Award-winning oral sex sounds pretty good, right? Buy for real-feeling oral stimulation that promises a firm and precise nub rotating motion, guaranteed to be enjoyed by both parties. Because there’s no such thing as too much or too little satisfaction.
What the reviews say: Sally says: “Love, love, love this toy. I saw the mixed reviews and hesitated, but couldn’t resist the temptation. Does it really feel like oral sex? Well, pretty close to it… it is lovely. For me, the key is – not too strong stimulation. After a certain point, I get off track. You can also put it in other places in your body. Cons: it is noisy and made for right-handed women. I’m a lefty. if you are left-handed, you probably need to adjust the angle you hold it. not too complicated.”
Best sex toys for couples: Dildos
13. Glass Double Pleasure Dildo – £29.88
Good for: They’re eco-friendly and hot – winner, winner.
What you’re getting: Let’s face it, most of us will want to keep our sex toys away from prying eyes, but when a dildo looks as beautiful as these two, you might be tempted to at least put them on your bedside table. With a colour each, and with each shaped differently for maximum pleasure, you can each have one to use so no one feels left out.
What the experts think: Jordan Dixon, clinical psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist at The Thought House, says: “These pieces are contoured and hand sculpted to work with the natural curves of our bodies, with different tapered shafts at either end. You can use these simultaneously with a playmate or use them on your own, and they glide really well with good lube.”
“Plus, did you know? Glass dildos can also be used for anal play or vulvas, and they genuinely feel nice gliding anywhere on the body, not just your genitals. I’m big on sensation play, and with glass, you can choose to cool down in the fridge or warm-up into a glass of warm water for a few minutes. As long as it’s a safe temperature, the difference in temperature can amplify the sensations we’re used to during sex play (like someone rubbing the toy over your nipples, clit, etc).”
“Glass is also great if you want to try out bath or shower sex with yourself or playmate.”
Her go-to glass dildo, if you’ve got more £ than the above? She loves this Coco De Mer toy.
14. Spiral G Spot Glass Dildo – £29.99
Good for: It’s pretty and effective at hitting your G spot. What more could you want?
What you’re getting: Like the sound of textured glass swirls giving you a sensual intimate massage inside your vagina? Yeah, us too, and so will your partner. FYI, the dildo also works wonderfully as a massager for tired muscles, so why not relieve tension and treat your lover to a sensual massage? Glass is also appropriate material for temperature play, so consider warming up or popping in the fridge pre getting intimate for a little extra kick.
What the experts think: Scotty Unfamous, an award-winning erotic romance author and sex influencer, says: “Glass toys are so aesthetically pleasing but the best thing about them is that you can customise the sensations by incorporating temperature play either by placing them in the fridge for a cooling sensation or putting them in warm water to heat them up.”
“The spiral design of this Lovehoney toy also allows for some wonderful textured sensations, which can get you off both internally and externally.”
Other things to consider when shopping for sex toys for couples
Sex toys are a simple way of keeping your – and your partner’s – love life spicy. Bored of the same old missionary sex position or not sure how to talk about your fetishes? An easy way of easing into any sexual fantasy is investing in some couple’s toys (and read our guide to the hottest sex positions, too).
Don’t miss our guides to the male sex toys and the most eco-friendly sex toys, while you’re here. Looking to spice things up in the bedroom in other ways? Our expert-led explanations of tantric sex and bondage for beginners might just help, too.