The Best Sex Toys
Looking for the BEST of something? This is my personal recommendation list, broken down into categories. The ones with a star * are the ones I find to be the best of the best. I want to also give copyright cred to SheVibe.com, which is where I sourced most of the images and where I recommend you shop. SheVibe is the sex shop *I* trust.
If you’re new to sex toys (or even just at a loss on what to choose), and have question, please email me! I’ll gladly help you figure out what to buy and what to avoid. Contact me for help!
- My complete list of all the sex toy reviews I’ve written
- Beginners Guide to Choosing a Dildo
- Beginners Guide to Anal Sex Toys
- Guide to Remote Control Sex Toys
- Most Powerful G-Spot Vibrators
Vibrators With Intensity – External:
*We-Vibe Tango & Salsa
A small, lipstick-shaped glossy plastic vibe that knocks most toys out of the water with its penetrating, rumbling vibrations sure to please nearly any power queen. Want to stimulate the other 96% of your clitoris? Get thee one, stat.
*Lelo Smart Wand Large (w Vixen Gee Whiz)
The Lelo Smart Wand, Large please, brings that gorgeous, rumbling, penetrating vibration to the party. Paired up with the Vixen Gee Whiz, a necessary accessory that harness the power, it makes for an excellent body massager, external vibe OR internal vibe.
Original Magic Wand (formerly known as Hitachi)
You’ll see it still called the Hitachi Magic Wand in most places, but Vibratex recently re-branded; Hitachi didn’t want the association anymore. It’s powerful, sometimes too powerful, and a bit surface-buzzy. Many adore it. Warning: It’s loud!!
Vibratex Mystic Wand
Yep, more Wands! When you talk about power, most wands have it. The Mystic line comes in battery-powered or rechargeable. It’s not as overwhelming as the Magic Wand or quite as rumbly as the Smart Wand, but it’s still a great power contender.
Doc Johnson Black Magic Bullet
Sometimes, you don’t need to spend a lot. When it comes to handpack-style battery-powered bullets, the Black Magic is stronger – and has a deeper, more penetrating vibration – than most. For awhile this was my main bullet-style vibe, and remains my backup.
e-sensual USB-powered Bullet
This inexpensive bullet packs a mighty punch and might just be the strongest corded bullet I’ve ever tried. Not to be mistaken for USB-rechargeable, this is powered by USB. Plug and play! No batteries! Just plain old USB via computer, wall, etc.
Vibrators With Intensity – Internal:
*Lelo Smart Wand Large (w Vixen Gee Whiz)
To emphasize how great I think this duo is, it’s going under both categories. With the Gee Whiz, it’s an amazingly powerful g-spot vibrator. The Gee Whiz works better with the Smart Wand than the Magic Wand, the original wand vibrator for which it was designed! Those penetrating vibrations travel well through the solid silicone of the Gee Whiz.
Je Joue Uma
Not nearly as intense as the Smart Wand + Gee Whiz, but it’s more intense than most. A firm, silicone-covered vibrator, the vibrations don’t get lost in a surrounding pillow of squishy material. Deep, rumbling vibrations…of course! The slight curve of the not-too-wide body gives it great all-around appeal. I’ve even used it externally with great success. No review written yet.
The perfect-imperfect dual-stim vibrator. The VR6′s internal arm has, hands down, the most powerful vibrations of the entire Jopen Vanity line. It’s, actually, the only Vanity I like and just about the only Jopen I like. The clitoral arm isn’t perfect, but if it fits your vulva, the VR6 will be bliss.
Vibrators that are Moderately Intense:
(for those who don’t need ultimate power)
External only, the Touch has the exact same motor as the Tango/Salsa, but is encased in silicone. Easier to hold, but the silicone dampens the vibrations a bit. Still rumbly though, and recommended if you don’t need tons of power.
*Lelo Mona 2
A good-enough boost to the vibration intensity makes the Mona 2 a great vibe, and an improvement over the original. Fairly deep vibrations complimented by a gentle curve and slightly bulbous head make it great for g-spot or external stimulation. Review coming soon!
Very similar to the Lelo Gigi, the Moka is the slightly cheaper, battery-operated cousin. With decent vibrations and a defined, flat-bulbous head it’s good for both internal and external play. Not quite as powerful though as the “2″ line of Lelo, but close.
* Eroscillator, with Fingertip Attachment
The “2 Plus” is the less expensive, more moderate version. It wasn’t enough for me, but is for most. The “Top 2 Deluxe” had the power boost I needed to fall in love. I deem the Fingertip Attachment a necessary accessory; I simply won’t recommend it without.
Straight or Harness-Compatible Dildos
Best Kegel Exerciser
Best Men’s Toys
Best Affordable Sex Toys for Beginners ($40 or under)
These are where I’d recommend absolute newbies start. These are still quality products, even though most aren’t my personal favorites.
- Lelo Ella dildo
- ** Doc Johnson Black Magic Bullet
- Expert G
- Fun Factory Bendy Beads
- *Tantus Vamp
- Deep Water G (Glass)
- Sweet Embrace
- e-sensual USB-powered bullet vibrator
- Tantus Curve
I’ve reviewed a lot of sex toys. I have so many, in fact, that I have a backlog of items to review. You can find my complete list of reviewed items here.
You can easily buy sex toys online, but you have to do your research. Just reading the buyer reviews on the sites (if they have that) isn’t enough. I firmly believe that some sites forge those glowing reviews. Go with a site that lists reviews from both buyers and “pro” reviewers, such as EdenFantasys (and then buy from SheVibe). Better yet, search for your toy in question at Pleasurists and Sex Toy Society and read a bloggers review. Make sure you read more than one review because we all like different things, and, something I hate, somebody else could love! I review a toy based on how it performs in general but also how it performs for me personally. If my preferences don’t match yours, then my recommendations might not align to you – so hunt down a few others! A word of caution though: Some blogger reviewers will never publish a negative review and some seem to be a little too heavy-handed with finding a silver lining on even the worst toys while managing to absolutely adore every sex toy – you’re not real likely to get the 100% truth from these, so be sure to read more than a couple of their reviews before trusting their word.