9 Sex Toys To Try If You’re Quarantining Alone

Let’s have a moment of silence for all the hookups that can’t happen right now due to social distancing orders…. andddd now let’s move on. If you’re single, thirsty, bored, and stuck inside without anyone to bang hang with at the moment, then you’re well aware by now that the struggle is real AF. But there’s good news! You’ve got the solution right at your fingertips… literally. There are just about a million solo sex toys on the market (not an official figure), and we have nothing but time (to try them all out).

Masturbation is not only pleasurable, it’s also extraordinarily healthy and one of the safest ways to boost a positive connection to self while reducing stress and supporting overall health and well-being, which is exactly what we need during this quarantine,” says Megwyn White, somatic sensuality guide and director of education at Satisfyer, a pleasure product company. “So next time you feel stressed, under the weather, or can’t sleep, try a little self-love. It can make a real difference in shifting your state and giving your body the boost it needs.” Say no more, sis. Here are some of the best solo sex toys you need to try during isolation that won’t break your bank and will give you that ~release~ you’ve been desperately craving.

1. Zumio X

If you thrive on strong vibrations, then you gotta get a Zumio. This thing is POWERFUL but also super quiet, which is perfect if you’re quarantined with family or roommates right now. It also has a trademarked tip called the SpiroTip that rotates in super small circles for hyper-pinpointed action. It feels ah-mazing.

2. Honey Birdette Taurus

I recently tried the Taurus because I’m a newfound wand vibrator fan. Trust me, a sex toy-loving Scorpio: You need this wand. It comes in black or purple, offers five different (strong) intensities, and is 100% waterproof. It’s the perfect thing to spice up the showers you’ve only been taking twice a week. Nope, just me? K, moving right along. 

3. The Chickie Emojibator

Yes, this is a sex toy shaped like a baby chick. Yes, it looks just like the emoji. And it’s actually f*cking awesome. With eight vibration settings and eight more suction settings, your clit is getting allllll the love it wants and needs with this body-safe silicone chickie. The Emojibator brand also sells chili pepper and eggplant emoji vibes. Do with that info as you will.

4. Le Wand Bow

Okay, first off let’s mention how sleek and sexy stainless steel sex toys are. Now, let’s talk about how amazing Le Wand’s Bow is. If you love internal play, the Bow is specifically designed to curve toward the G-spot or P-spot areas for maximum penetrative pleasure. It’s even ribbed for added sensation. Bonus: You can also throw it in the fridge to experiment with temperature play. You’re welcome. 

5. CalExotics California Dreaming Malibu Minx

Do you like penetrative toys? What about clit suction toys? What would you say if I told you there’s a brand out there that combined those two into one magical product? Yup. CalExotics created a penetrating, clit sucking vibrator that will rock. your. world. The Malibu Minx has 10 different vibration patterns and three vibrating speeds to rotate and enjoy. Oh, and did I mention this thing is also waterproof? It’s basically the whole package.

6. Satisfyer Pro 2

White says this device is a brand best-seller and ideal for solo stimulation. Why? Because “it uses Satisfyer’s proprietary Air-Pulse Technology and mimics the sensations of oral sex through pressure waves which activate the sensitive 8,000 nerve endings of the clitoral glans.” That sounds super science-y and official, so let me just say that I’ve used it and can confirm that it definitely stimulates those nerve endings. 10/10 would recommend (which is why it’s on this list).

7. Satisfyer Strengthening Balls

I know what you’re thinking. Kegel balls??? Yep. According to White, “wearing the love beads for about 15 minutes a day trains your pelvic floor muscles, the muscles that enable you to experience breathtaking orgasms.” And what better time to start training than now in quarantine, amiright? Upon insertion, here’s her advice on how to use it: “Inhale deeply to expand the lower abdomen, and then slowly exhale as you concentrate on contracting the muscles of the vaginal canal, and then release allowing orgasmic energy to ripen within the body. Be mindful to focus on the deeper muscles and not to grip the glutes or abdomen.” She also recommends using this with the Pro 2 (above) to achieve a ~blended orgasm.~ 

8. Snug Plugs

Maybe you want to start exploring butt stuff during the quarantine. If you haven’t ventured into anal territory yet, but(t) you’re curious about how it feels and what it’s like, train yourself with some colorful weighted Snug Plugs. They come in four different sizes so you can size up or down as necessary. Because if you aren’t learning a new skill with all this free time, what have you really been doing with your time? (JK, I’ve been lazy AF and haven’t learned any new skills.)

9. Lovehoney Gyr8tor

I tested this thing out at sex camp last year, and it’s WILD. This pleasure product is futuristic AF… like, it literally gyrates. WTF is gyration? This thing spins around in circles and dances to the beat of its own rhythm with 12 (!!) different settings inside your vagina, and it feels like no other toy you’ve tried before. I promise.

Image: Stas Svechnikov / Unsplash; Amazon (2); Lovehoney; Babeland; Satisfyer (2); Le Wand Massager; Emojibator; Honey Birdette

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The 10 Best Vibrators We’ve Actually Tried

Do you experience pain and discomfort from penetrative sex? Not a fan of the Great American Challenge or other forms of silicone dicks? Got a partner who sucks at pleasing you or you just want to turn the fun up a notch? If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, you’re not alone! Thankfully there are heroes out there to save the day, bless their souls. Their names? Ollie, Fin, and Eva II… aka sex toys that cater to folks who prefer clitoral stimulation, dislike penetration, or want the max level of pleasure by playing with clit vibes during penetration. 

According to sexologist and relationship expert Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, PhD, “Not only is external stimulation more likely to lead to arousal and orgasm for many folks, but the endorphin and oxytocin release associated with sexual pleasure can have a palliative effect on the body.” Well, we did the research and compiled this list of the best clitoral vibrators, suction toys, and wearables for ultimate pleasure because we care about you. You’re welcome.

1. Satisfyer Luxury Haute Couture

Precious metal. Black leather. 11 different intensities. No, I’m not talking about what you wore to the bar on Saturday and the stages of how embarrassingly drunk you got throughout the night. I’m talking about Satisfyer’s sexy-as-hell Luxury Haute Couture. It sits comfortably in your (or your partner’s) hand, is super soft, and uses special patented Air Pulse tech to massage your clit without any contact. It’s basically magic. 

2. We-Vibe Melt

What makes Melt a good option for anyone looking for clitoral stimulation? It’s small, has an ergonomic design, doesn’t painfully suck the life out of your clit, and can be used alone and with your partner whether you’re in the same room or not. Dr. O’Reilly says, “Rather than suction, Melt uses Pleasure Air™ technology—tiny waves of air that provide the sensation of kisses and pulsing waves right where you want them. It fits perfectly between your bodies in almost any position and can be controlled through We-Vibe’s We-Connect app with easy-to-use, intuitive controls, so you can play together even when you’re apart.” WTF more could you ask for?

3. LELO Sona Cruise

LELO’s Sona Cruise isn’t a global bestseller for no reason. It uses SONIC WAVE technology to promote big Os. Like??? What even is a sonic wave, but who cares if it makes you cum? This toy has a huge surface area, changes pressure when the toy is pressed harder against the body, is “whisper quiet,” waterproof, and has eight different pleasure settings. Sign. Us. Up.

4. Unbound Ollie

TBH, I was always intimidated by wand vibrators, but this thing has changed my life for the better. Ollie is my new best friend. It’s big, strong, powerful, waterproof, made of medical-grade silicone like my favorite menstrual cups, and everything else a vulva owner would ever want in a personal massager, except it’s kinda loud. Don’t believe me? Rude, but fine. Trust this person who eloquently reviewed it on Unbound’s website, “I have almost called in sick to work multiple times in order to stay home with my new life partner Ollie.” 

5. Le Wand Petite

“People can’t seem to get enough of this vibe,” says Alicia Sinclair, the founder and CEO of Le Wand and other amazing sex toy brands. There’s a larger version of this gorgeous rose gold wand vibrator if you want to size up, but the Petite offers the same 10 powerful speeds and six patterns as the OG. It also has three separate attachment pieces for internal stimulation if you want double the pleasure. This toy makes for a great vibrator AND accessory to match your rose gold iPhone.

6. Dame Fin

Dame is the creator of Fin, which is a fun little finger vibe that’s perfect for all types of play. You can wear Fin during solo play, partner play, and foreplay. It actually feels like an extension of your hand. It practically turns you into a sex robot. JK, but it is an awesome wearable that provides extra stimulation whenever you want it. PERIOD. FIN. Like, as in “the end.” Get it? Great. Cool. Moving right along.

7. Unbound Palma

Whereas the Fin isn’t really something you can wear out and about, Unbound’s Palma can be rocked as a piece of jewelry or used to rock your world. It’s a vibrating ring that everybody needs in their jewelry box. Are jewelry boxes even a thing anymore? Anyway, Palma is waterproof, made from surgical grade stainless steel, and comes in silver or gold depending on your style preference. Wear it in a pool, at the mall, in the bedroom, and literally everywhere else. Just be prepared to lie or tell people it’s a vibrator when they ask where you got it.

8. Satisfyer Layons Purple Pleasure

The Purple Pleasure is part of Satisfyer’s Layons collection because it…wait for it…lies on the clit. For a small vibrator, this thing has a LOT of power. It’s super quiet, has 15 different orgasm-inducing vibrating patterns (5 speeds and 10 settings), and is waterproof so you can bring it into the bath or shower. Pro tip: I’ve used this toy at the same time as another one and it was uh-mazing. Two toys are better than one, but this will definitely do the trick on its own.

9. Womanizer x Lovehoney Pro40

This incredible suction toy is the product of a collab between two of the biggest names in the sex toy industry, Lovehoney and Womanizer. The Pro40 combines Womanizer’s Pleasure Air Technology, an ergonomic design, and six intensities to please TF out of you or your partner. Again, let’s resort to a stellar review left by a customer on Lovehoney’s website: “Oh. My. God. I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. I swear I’ve just seen Jesus! This toy is unreal! A complete game changer! I can’t even…wow. Just wow!” I rest my case.

10. Dame Eva II

Eva II takes the phrase “look ma, no hands” to the next level. If you want a vibe that perfectly tucks into the labia while you’re bumping and grinding someone then you need this toy. It looks like a cute little bug or some type of creature with wings but it’s way stronger than a flying ant (?) with three wild vibrational pulses. It’s not going to secure to your body if you’re doing flips and tricks but it will survive most sex positions.

And there we have it. 10 clit-friendly sex toys to deliver the external pleasure that you’ve been so desperately craving. I can personally vouch that all of these products are fun to use solo and/or with a partner, but I highly recommend you try them out for yourself.

Images: Matheus Ferrero / Unsplash

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5 Sex Toys You Can Wear In Public

If you’re anything like me, you probably think of sex toys as something to be used in the privacy of your own home, either alone or with your partner. But that’s beginning to change as high-tech start-ups reconceptualize the way we think about sex toys, especially when these companies are run by women. One notable manifestation of this trend are sex toys that double as wearable accessories. With these, gone are the days where your only option for a vibrator was a veiny phallus molded from the dong of a washed-up porn star (though if that’s your thing, do you). Read on for a list of sex toys you can take with you anywhere.

1. Secrets 5 Function Remote Control Vibrating Black Lace Thong

While it may look like your typical lace thong, this baby has a hidden pocket that fits a mini vibrator. What’s more, it’s also remote control operable up to a range of 10 meters, so you can cede control to someone else if that’s your kink. According to the product description, “you won’t have to choose between turning up to work or climaxing, popping to the post office or climaxing, or going to a wedding or climaxing.” The wedding example is a bit of a weird flex, but these undies could come in handy for one of those work meetings that could have been an email.

2. Amelia Nipple Clamp Chandelier Earrings

 

These earrings are not necessarily for the faint of nip heart. Though they may look like your typical architectural jewelry, they’re modeled after the alligator nipple clamp, a staple in the BDSM world. The great thing about clamps is that they can be adjusted to suit your tolerance, whether it’s a simple desire to increase sensation or to heighten pleasure with some pain. Considering that the nipples are a major erogenous zone for many people, these earrings are a creative option that will both get you off and completely fool your more vanilla co-workers.

 3. Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace

If you’re toying (see what I did there?) with the idea of purchasing a wearable sex toy, this is the one I would start with. The Vesper necklace is perhaps the most well-known and popular wearable sex toy on this list, and it’s easy to see why. Its sleek design and three power settings make it both a beautiful piece of jewelry and a powerful vibrator. And there’s just something indulgent about wearing a literal vibrator out in the open: as one reviewer put it, “It’s like wearing a secret around my neck and in public!”

4. Cleo Bangle Handcuffs

If the nipple clamps weren’t for you but you’re game for some light BDSM, these bangles are a great option. They’re dainty, yellow gold and engraved, making for a beautiful pair of bracelets on their own. But after a long day of enduring passive-aggressive emails from Karen in Accounting, you can meet up with your partner outside of the office (or in the office if you’re having an affair with a coworker, I don’t know your life) and use these “surprisingly strong” handcuffs for a little bit of fun.

5. Palma Vibrator Ring

Rounding out the list is a ring with 5-star reviews that doubles as a vibrator. What appears on the surface as a chic cocktail ring is actually a multispeed waterproof vibrator with customizable modes that let you control the vibrations with your own hand movements. Although it may seem small, reviewers agree that this sucker “packs a punch.” I guess my ex was right and size doesn’t really matter after all.

The growing prominence of wearable sex toys on the market is exciting. By allowing people, especially women, to literally wear their sexuality on their sleeve (or neck, or ear, or finger), wearable sex toys subverts the societal notion that sex is something shameful that needs to be kept hidden. That’s a vibe (OK, I’ll stop) that we can all get into.

Images: Marvin Meyer / Unsplash; Giphy (1)

The Best Sex Toys To Use With Your Partner

Contrary to popular belief (primarily held by insecure men), sex toys aren’t designed to be anybody’s competition. In fact, it’s quite the opposite—they’re great for solo play, spicing things up with your partner, AND boosting your chances of cumming with them. What?! Yup. Sex toys are for EVERYONE, especially couples. They’re basically little angels that have cum down from the heavens in all shapes and sizes to bless us with powerful orgasms. Because I’m an angel in my own way, I’ve compiled a list of the best sex toys to use with your partner, including vibrators, wearables, plugs, restraints, and fun accessories too. 

Sweet Vibrations tuLips

Sweet Vibrations’ tuLips is a clitoral vibrator that’s cleverly named after the mystical, magical clitoris. Whereas a lot of clit vibes stimulate just the tip, the tuLips is designed to stimulate the ENTIRE clitoris that’s hiding beneath the surface and wants just as much love. This cute and colorful vibrator is small and quiet, but it’s actually a beast with 10 settings and five intensities. Vulva owners, you need this—trust me, a fellow vulva owner. 

Satisfyer Multifun 2

I’ve been a Satisfyer fan ever since I tried the Power Flower vibrator that personally introduced me to God, and all of their other toys are just as amazing, including this one. The Multifun 2 is perfect for all couples and body parts. Use it on nipples, on a penis, or angled into the G-spot. Did I mention you can create up to 100 sensation combinations with this bad boy? Yeah… the Multifun is, like, soOo fun! 

Satisfyer Vibro-Ring

Satisfyer’s Ring supports hard dicks and pleased clits. All you gotta do is stretch it over a penis or dildo and vibe until you O. If you’d rather use this ring as a hand-held vibrator, you can do that too. Whatever you’re into. I keep rhyming. Sorry. Long story short, this ring “for men” can be (and should be) used by anyone and everyone.

Wild Flower Enby

The Enby by Wild Flower is a genderless vibrator that looks like a bike seat, except it’s way more pleasurable to sit on. What’s super cool about the Enby is you can use it in so many different ways. Enjoy dry humping? Rub away. Want to use it with a harness? Go ahead. Would you rather fold it and massage your partner with it? Have fun. Wild Flower’s website says it best: “Its flexible shape leaves room for users to pick their own sexual adventure. No matter your identity, Enby has something for you.”  

Dame Eva II 

Eva is small and powerful as f*ck. It’s a hands-free couples’ vibrator that comfortably tucks between the labia and vibrates the clitoris in three different strengths. Vulva owners can wear it during penetration for added pleasure. When I received mine and turned it on for the first time, the third setting shook my entire hand. It was intense. So was the orgasm. Oh, and Dame Products is suing the MTA for its sexist, unequal ad approvals that favor male ED products and reject companies that cater to women’s sexual wellness, so that’s all the more reason to support Dame and its phenomenal catalogue of toys. #DerailSexism

Club Vibe 3.OH Hero 

“The great thing about the butt is that it’s an EOO, an equal opportunity orifice, aka no matter your gender, you can enjoy a bit o’ booty play,” said Babeland’s awesome Brand Manager Lisa Finn. Do we love her? We love her. This slim and powerful remote, app, and sound-controlled anal plug is perfect for teasing and pleasing. And it’s not called “Club Vibe” for nothing. When you turn on Club mode, it picks up nearby sounds (yes, including moans) and turns them into vibrations. How f*cking cool is that?!

Satisfyer Plugs 

Satisfyer Plugs are perfect for beginners interested in anal training. This training kit includes three differently shaped plugs, each with increasing diameters. Satisfyer’s Director of Education Megwyn White says that these can be inserted as a form of foreplay to enhance pleasure or used during penetrative sex to intensify sensations. Remember to lube up your butt plugs, friends! Speaking of lube, this flawlessly brings us to the next two items on the list… 

BabeLube Natural

Babeland’s Lisa Finn also told me, “Whenever our staff gets asked what the best product in the store is, we almost always have the same answer: lube! Lube is the best inexpensive sex toy you can own. It makes everything slicker and cuts down on any bad friction for a more comfortable and intimate experience. BabeLube Natural is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, glycerin-free, and is compatible with all kinds of toys, condoms, and barriers.” Enough said. Actually, wait, let me add that the ingredients are also mostly organic, including aloe, hibiscus, flax, and green tea. K, now enough said.

CocoLube

CocoLube is a unisex coconut-based lube made up of coconut-derived oils that smells delicious, is long-lasting, toy-safe, non-toxic, and all that other good stuff. It’s also free of the not-so-good stuff, like parabens, petrochemicals, and preservatives. You can either use it as a massage oil or as a sex lube, or both. 

LELO Tiani 2

The Tiani 2 is one of LELO’s best-selling couples toys, and that’s not just because it’s so sleek and sexy. This wearable toy is worn internally by women during sex and controlled with a small remote that can be manually turned up or down or automatically changed via SenseMotion technology. What’s SenseMotion, you ask? Oh, it’s just LELO’s casual technology that’s responsive to you or your partner’s body movements and adjusts the vibration pulsations accordingly. This is some V high-tech stuff, my friends. 

MysteryVibe Crescendo

When my Crescendo came in the mail, I spent wayyy too much time bending it into wayyy too many shapes. Mystery Vibe’s Crescendo is a flexible vibrator that adapts to you and your partner’s unique bodies and needs (like, it literally bends). Its curvy structure allows you to ride it, insert it, lay on it, or do whatever the f*ck else you want with it. The possibilities are endless. This toy also syncs with an app for fun remote lovin’. 

Unbound Cuffies

Let’s face it. Handcuffs are all fun and games until someone loses the key then you and your partner have to figure out a way to carefully break them without breaking anyone’s wrists. No? No one else? Okay, anyway… Unbound’s Cuffies are restraints made from strong, body-safe silicone so you can keep the kink without the keys. CEO and co-founder of Unbound Polly Rodriguez says these are great introductory handcuffs. Want to get into BDSM? Getchu some cuffies.  

Tracey Cox Supersex Beginner’s Bondage Kit

Not a fan of handcuffs? How about a bondage kit? This one is velvety and sexy and attaches to bed frames or table legs or whatever you want to be tied to (or tie someone else to). I like Lovehoney’s product description more than anything I can cleverly come up with, so here’s what it says: “Whether you want your lover’s body bound and at the mercy of your whims, or you just want their hands tied so they can’t hog the remote, the Tracey Cox Bondage Kit is for you.” 

Liberator Heart Wedge 

This adorable heart-shaped pillow is equal parts lovely and orgasm-inducing. Sure, it can go incognito and look like a random pillow on your bed, but its strategic incline is designed to promote deeper penetration, easy G and P-spot access, and oral sex without the neck cramps. It’s basically the stealthiest, cutest piece of bedroom decor ever.

Unbound Palma 

This wearable finger vibrator by Unbound looks like a badass ring, but it’s so much more than that. The Palma is so versatile that you can casually wear it out to dinner then use it on your partner during the drive home. You’re basically investing in a multi-functional gold or silver piece of beautiful jewelry. 

MysteryVibe Tenuto

Last but certainly not least on this list is MysteryVibe’s Tenuto. This vibrator is one of the very first high-quality wearables for people with penises, with motors that strategically stimulate the penis, balls, AND perineum ANDDD the clitoris during PiV sex. The Tenuto is flexible for all body types and can be used as a cock ring, a nipple stimulator, or a personal massager. 

So, yeah, to those who believe sex toys are your competition and not your friend, what were you saying? Humor me and try any of these toys and I bet you’ll change your big, fat “NO” into a bigger, louder “OH.” 

Also, this article is not sponsored by any of the toy brands mentioned in this article… but if any of these companies want to sponsor me, please slide into my DMs just like you effortlessly slid into my….. heart. K, bye.

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