Aka, your extensive guide to how choose the best sex toys for you and 18 of the best vibrators, dildos, and more to *add to basket*
If you’re searching for the best sex toys, we’ve got a fun fact for you. Did you know that the sex toy industry makes nearly £12 billion yearly? According to UK sex toy stats, roughly half of you have played around with a sex toy, while an Indiana University study found that 50% of women use a vibrator regularly.
Right now, with lockdown restrictions eased, dating (and sex with someone not from your household) is back with a bang (read our top dating profile tips and what to talk about on a first date, here). Some of you may be interested in trying out a sexual fantasy (best sex toys for couples at the ready), or perhaps you’re just keen to learn how to be intimate with yourself.
Either way, you’re in the right place to find the toy to do just that. The following eighteen vibrators, dildos and rabbits have been crowned MC’s best sex toys for a reason – through rigorous testing, they provided the best O’s. Oh, and don’t miss our guides to the best dating sites, best sex apps, best condoms, best sex toy advent calendars, and best lubes, while you’re here.
What to consider when buying the best sex toys for women:
- Type of sex toy: There are tonnes to choose from, from bullet vibrators, to rabbits, to dildos for pegging and more. Top tip: think about what turns you on and opt for a toy that sounds like it’ll do just that.
- Water resistance: Make sure you opt for a waterproof toy that’s usable for shower sessions if that’s your kind of thing.
- Noise level: Live with flatmates? It’s worth considering whether your toy will be noisy, or whether it’s best to opt for a quiet vibrator, instead.
- Energy source: Make sure you know whether your toy is battery powered or rechargeable, the latter being better for the environment.
- Price point: Finally, make sure you set yourself a rough budget before you start shopping. Would you rather grab a bargain or invest in one of the higher price point toys?
18 best sex toys, as tested by us
1. The Poet – £119.00
Good for: Interchangeable clit suction guaranteed to get you off.
What you’re getting: This sex toys is a first of its kind – enter a clitorially inclusive suction vibrator that also uses air pulse technology, too. You’ll be provided with three interchangeable mouths of different sizes, all of which work for the varying different clitoris sizes, shapes and sensitivities. 60% of women prefer clitorial stimulation, and the brand say The Poet was created and designed to satisfy these needs.
What the reviews say: Nabilah says: “Using this? Wow. All I can say is that I’m speechless and I never wanted the orgasms to stop. It took me less than 20 mins to finish a huge O.”
“It has interchangeable head that fits into your clit and unique motions of the speeds. Squeezing the product has a different speed when you are ready to speed it up *chefs kisses*”
“As someone who has PTSD as well, I’m very uncomfortable with someone using their tongue at my clit so this new FWB of mine feels like a tongue BUT without the human attached so I could use my imagination to play with it. This is so worth it and such an investment.”
2. Bed Geek Full Body Wand – £23.99
Good for: A wireless vibrating wand you can use anywhere that comes in discreet packaging, too.
What you’re getting: While most wands come with a long cable that requires a nearby plug socket, this cordless sex toy for women is chargeable and can therefore be used anywhere you like. The battery lasts for hours, and thanks to the adjustable intensities (there are twenty pulsation speeds and five patterns), you’ll definitely get the most out of it. You need never Google best sex toys again…
What the reviews say: Katie says: “Reliable and does what it says on the tin. It feels so soft and is really well made.”
“You charge it for a couple of hours and it honestly lasts forever – I highly recommend. Great way to spice things up! Arrived super quick too! Nice and discreet packaging.”
3. Amo by Hot Octopuss – £43.90
Good for: A scientifically-created sex toy with a powerful motor that promises to be whisper quiet.
What you’re getting: If you’re on the hunt for one of the best sex toys and want something that’s a little bit different, you need to try this. The design has roots in medical science research, and promises a smooth ride, being made from soft silicone. Enjoy.
What the reviews say: Harri says: “Great petite vibrator. High quality, mindful, sleek.”
4. Bijoux 21 Vibrating Diamond – £8.78
Good for: A fun take on a clitoral stimulator that’s a bargain, as well
What you’re getting: A vibrating diamond, you say? This Bijoux design is ideal for solo play or couples. It looks luxe (who doesn’t want to use a gold diamond during foreplay?) and makes it easy to target the right spot. With seven patterns and three vibration intensities, it’s a great toy for beginners looking to take sexual satisfaction to the next level. Best sex toy for couples? Sorted. If you’re keen to take it up a notch, may we suggest vibrating pants, too? You were warned.
What the review says: Salomé says: “It’s super nice, plus its appearance doesn’t make it look like an adult toy. You can have it in plain sight, and if you have visitors, they won’t even notice.”
Good for: A rabbit toy that’s good for both clitoral stimulation, penetration, and hitting your g-spot, too.
What you’re getting: If you’re looking for a sex toy for women that will hit the g-spot (and won’t cost you a fortune), look no further than the Lovehoney G-kiss vibrator. You’ll get twice the stimulation, thanks to the additional rabbit-style ears, plus it focuses on the two most important intimate areas. It’s also waterproof, so there’s the option for shower play.
What the reviews say: Becci says: “Well wasn’t this little guy a pleasant surprise! Great toy for a first timer or extra stimulation when the other entry is occupied. I love how the butterfly wings kept everything in place for easy use.”
“The different vibration patterns were so fun; ranging from a constant slow to super powerful to a satisfying teaser.”
6. Satisfyer Mono Flex – £29.99
Good for: A simple rabbit that’ll get you off by both internal and external stimulation.
What you’re getting: The trusty old rabbit has come a long way. Not only is this Mono Flex made from super-soft silicone, it’s able to stimulate your g-spot and clitoris simultaneously and it’s actually flexible – meaning you can use it in any position that feels good for you. With a satisfying two motors for double stimulation, it’ll get you to the finish line in no time. One of the best sex toys to *add to basket* now.
What the reviews say: Bruce says: “I love this toy. It really hits all the right spots and leaves you satisfied.”
7. LELO Hula Beads – £115.95
Good for: A slightly different sex toy that’s great for when you’re keen to try some tantalising foreplay.
What you’re getting: As the first ever remote-controlled pleasure beads, the Hula boasts a unique design sure to get your blood racing. The beads rotate whilst vibrating, great for fun foreplay or to use for your own pleasure. One ‘satisfied’ customer said her Hula beads are ‘the best purchase [she] ever made’. Now if that doesn’t count as one of the best sex toys, we don’t know what does.
They’re also waterproof and come with a handy storage bag, so you can use your beads wherever and whenever you have the desire.
What the reviews say: Eapi says: “We love everything about it – both how it looks and what it does. It’s waterproof and easy to use anywhere. Be careful using it outside – the controller can be noisy, but this adds to the fun.”
“Insertion is easy and there are a variation of vibration styles which make this toy unique. I orgasm every time I use it! Can’t recommend it enough.”
8. LELO Ora 3 – £90.95
Good for: Powerful orgasms from an oh-so-small and discreet sex toy.
What you’re getting: 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 many a five star review. One woman even credits the multiple vibration rotation settings for her first-ever long-awaited orgasm. It’s quick charging, offering a unique sensation and intelligent movements for an unrivalled experience. (Psst: read an expert’s answer to the most Googled questions about orgasms, now).
What the reviews say: Tess says: “I love the ORA 3, it took me a bit of practice to get it right but when I did it was awesome.”
“It’s fond of like a slow build up and then, “WOW”. It is such a nice design and it’s quiet. It was a luxury self care purchase and no regrets here!”
Good for: Strengthening your pelvic floor and making your O’s better in the long term.
What you’re getting: You don’t need to have watched the film or read the book to get some pleasure out of these jiggle balls. While you’re enjoying the sensation of them moving around inside you, you’ll also be giving your pelvic floor muscles a serious workout. 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.
What the reviews say: Adam says: “The product is very well presented, it comes with a very nice small bag where you can keep. In general is easy to clean and it looks like very good quality materials.”
“We love this toy – it’s definitely one of our favourites ones.”
10. Mantric Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator – £44.99
Good for: A simple, easy-to-use beginners toy ideal for any scenario.
What you’re getting: This powerful bullet sex toy is a Lovehoney favourite for a reason. It 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.
What the reviews say: Kat says: “This little bullet is small but powerful. Firstly, it feels really smooth and sleek, you can tell it is a well made item. The design is clever, it is easy to switch through the settings and you’re very unlikely to accidentally change settings during play. I like the LED feature as ‘green’ is easier to remember than ‘pattern 4 or 5’.”
“Its WOW… There are no words. Size is great, very discrete, and it also makes it perfect for clitoral stimulation when having penetrative sex – it is easy to slip between your legs and doesn’t get in the way at all. A m a z i n g orgasms.”
11. The MIA 2 from LELO – £48.30
Good for: Discreet and subtle orgasms, this sex toy was designed for travelling or houses where nosey kids may root through your drawers.
What you’re getting: It’s a lipstick… or is it? 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.
What the reviews say: Mia says: “I just tried it out, and it works pretty well. I like the quietness of it, and how it has different settings. I love the shape and built-in USP for charging, so I don’t have to carry a cord around with it.”
12. Doxy Extra Power Massager – £53.99
Good for: Old school Sex and the City style orgasms where you stimulate your clit with powerful vibrations.
What you’re getting: 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.
What the reviews say: Kelly says: “Honestly, it’s never been easier for me to control my orgasm. I can take as long as I want, or have a 2 min quicky… and it’s great to use with during sex (MF). The long handle is perfect to guide it everywhere.”
“I’ve never experienced anything like it. 10/10 – it’s my all time fave for some seriously powerful orgasms.”
13. LELO NEA™ 2 – £77.62
Good for: Discreet but oh-so-good clit stimulation with eight different settings.
What you’re getting: This sleek rechargeable toy is what Marky Mark should have been rapping about, with eight different settings making for a night of good vibrations. Designed to be easily shared with a playmate or used on your own, it’s also waterproof if you decide to spice up shower time.
What the reviews say: Lela says: “Had my Nea for two years and it’s my favourite. No other small handheld vibrator can match its power (and I’ve probably tried at least half a dozen others).”
“The first one I bought two years ago is still going strong. Feels great in the hand. I’ve felt comfortable packing it in my carry on before because it could easily be mistaken for a computer mouse.”
14. LILY™ 2 – £119.99
Good for: An egg shaper vibrator that offers simple yet powerful clitoral stimulation.
What you’re getting: Kick all your senses into overdrive the next time you fool around with this cute scented vibrator. There’s flowery scents like rose and wisteria or lavender and Manuka honey as well as a delicious Bordeaux wine and chocolate edition that’ll put an unexpected spin on playtime. Scent a big deal for turning you on? You’ll love this chocolate-scented sex toy candle.
What the reviews say: Diana says: “I wanted to spend a bit of money on a quality vibrator that had to be 1) smooth to touch and 2) usb chargeable and the the Lelo Lily 2 hit the brief and the spot.”
“The Lily is a small but SUPER strong vibrator. It’s good for deep, rumble-y vibrations. It’s also great for use with a partner – it’s small and doesn’t get in the way and not so loud that it’s off putting. I love it – powerful, small and sexy.”
15. Satisfyer Pro Deluxe – £30.35
Good for: A clit stimulator that uses suction technology and promises some seriously good orgasms.
What you’re getting: This little gem-shaped vibrator works hard, using sound waves and Satisfyer’s insane suction technology for an avalanche of orgasms. A little more discreet than its counterparts, it fits nicely into your hand and charges with a USB cable so you don’t have to worry about those pesky batteries.
What the reviews say: Becky said: “I was a bit sceptical as I have owned many different toys in the past and always found them a bit of a disappointment. But let me tell you. This, is a game changer. Imagine 100 perfectly formed angels going down on you, whilst soothing your soul and whispering in your ear the answer to all your problems.”
“I’m 99% sure I passed over into the afterlife for a brief moment in time. I will never leave the comfort of my house again to seek the solice of a lover, or even to buy batteries (not that I could walk for a good 30 minutes anyway) as it’s rechargable.”
16. Crescendo – £129
Good for: An award-winning flexible vibrator that quite literally hits *all* the spots.
What you’re getting: No playtime experience will ever be the same with this customisable vibrator, which allows you to choose and create your own vibration patterns, take into the shower and even bend into different shapes to help you hit the right spot. This is definitely one for the technophiles, as it syncs to an app full of different vibrations depending on what kind of mood you’re in. If you’re feeling a little creative, you can also create your own good vibrations and also control where along the toy’s length that you want the biggest impact.
What the reviews say: Sarah says: “My biggest issues with vibrators have always been they end up feeling like a piece of plastic inside me, never realistic or comfortable, and all that translated into me not being able to focus on having fun. Well, hello Crescendo and a serious uptick in my sexual self-care.”
“This vibrator is a perfect size, soft and 100% bendable. The vibration levels are perfect, and controlling them from my phone has been a very fun aspect for my husband. The product is worth the hype, and their customer service team is genuinely pleasant and actually helpful! You CAN NOT go wrong in ordering this bad boy! Trust me when I say, everyone needs a Crescendo in their life.”
Good for: A discreet and clever compact vibrator that’s designed for you to slip in your handbag or travel with.
What you’re getting: For the more reserved of us, the We-Vibe bullet vibrator looks like a standard lipstick (albeit, a much larger one.) So, it won’t attract as much attention if found in your bedside table because it more looks like a box, if anything. But, don’t let it’s novelty fool you – this clitoris-stimulator is powerful, and doesn’t actually have any direct contact, thanks to its hollow design, so it won’t over-stimulate you.
What the reviews say: Olivia says: “This little beauty is what you have been looking for. Though small in size, it packs the power of a mini wand and the vibrations are rumbly rather than buzzy. It’s truly a marvel how they pack that kind of power into such a small body.”
“The body of the bullet is perfectly smooth and shaped just like a lipstick. The magnetic charging base is well designed and the charging cable fits securely.”
18. Kip – £78
Good for: A soft silicone toy that’s also waterproof and spans five different power settings.
What you’re getting: American brand Dame Products has just started shipping to the UK, and its lipstick vibrator is both powerful (there are five fabulous speeds) and waterproof. Available in lemon or lavender, it’s easy to hold from many angles, has rounded edges and a soft silicone touch provide vibration with pinpoint accuracy. Even better, it’s USB rechargeable (no batteries) and comes in a travel-friendly package. Perfect for those impending UK staycays…
What the reviews say: Jovan says: “This little friend comes with quite the power. I was pleasantly surprised at the intensity of vibration levels. I loved the ease of use and the feel.”
“Looking forward to heading on adventures with this one in tow.”
What are the health benefits of using a sex toy?
So what’s the big deal, aside from it feeling, well, really rather good? You may be surprised to hear that the health benefits of using a sex toy are multi-faceted.
Studies suggest that investing in (and experimenting with) a sex toy can, for women:
- Ease body aches and menstrual cramps
- Assist with relaxation and deep sleep
- Reduce night sweats in menopausal ladies.
Plus a 2019 Harvard study found that sex toys can help ease vaginal atrophy, vulval or vaginal pain and vaginal tightness, which is sometimes caused by vaginismus, vulvodynia, lichen sclerosus, gynae cancer treatments, low libido and neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis.
Alongside the reams of health benefits of getting intimate with one of the best sex toys on the market, they can also have a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing. Reports show that using a vibrator can help promote confidence, happiness and relaxation. (Pssst: read our guide to the best masturbating techniques and tantric sex, now). The dream deal.