One of the perks of being a sex toy reviewer is that often we are handed vibrators and dildos to review that we normally would not be able to afford purchasing on our own. I can assure you that I would never have been able to allocate the funds for the Lelo Smart Wand Large, the L’Amourose Rosa Rouge, and so on. Many others are in the same boat. And so they start out with affordable sex toys that may be porous, badly made, or single-use. Worse yet, folks may buy one of those kits from the bigger corps like DocJ and CalEx, the kits with porous anal beads and iffy vibrators and lube samples that may give you a yeast infection. Instead of buying a cheap kit take a look at the items below.
But we can’t ignore those with budgets. The folks who might normally just buy a PVC nightmare that will arrive smelling up the room and possibly give them a chemical burn in the worst possible place. I need these folks to know that they deserve safe, quality and affordable sex toys on their budget. I made myself a mission one day a few months ago; to comb through the Shevibe catalog and find “25 for $25 and under”. But honestly? That was hard to do. So I had to up the ante to $35. If you are in the US and get Shevibe’s cheapest shipping which is $5.95, then you can buy yourself a SAFE, non-porous sex toy for $40 or under, shipped. Note: When I talk about “body-safe” I don’t merely mean toys that claim to be non-toxic. Body-safe sex toys are non-porous. Porosity has long been an overlooked issue.
I’m not promising that all of the affordable sex toys, particularly the vibrators, will rock your world. Especially when it comes to vibrators, you get what you pay for. I tried to avoid picking very many “mild” vibrators but some of these may be louder than you can tolerate. They may not last long. You’re here for a reason, though, and whatever your reason, these 35 affordable sex toys under $35 are all non-porous and range from decent to great 1.
What I also want to show you is that you can find safe, non-porous affordable sex toys under $35 without resorting to the gamble that is buying sex toys from Amazon – a place I really want you to avoid. When you’re trying to get the most bang for your small bucks, try to give yourself time to watch for sales. SheVibe has weekly and monthly changing sales, with flash sales on the weekends and Tantus has something different on sale every month, at least.
Vibrators Under $35
I thought that this would be the toughest category of affordable sex toys to flesh out, but things are actually improving! I could not find an affordable dual stimulation (rabbit vibrator) that I could include on this list in good conscience. If you go to Shevibe and look at each category of vibrators, you’ll find plenty of options under $35. The problem, in my eyes, is not the materials it’s the motor – unless weak-to-moderate, buzzy vibrations are okay for you, you’ll have a hard time finding something really great.
- $9.99 gets you very commendable power and decent rumble in the Blush Gaia Eco. Simple but effective!
- Pocket Rockets are usually fairly powerful, one-battery wonders. I once loved one! Try the Water Dancer
- The affordable Satisfyer 1 is worth trying to see if you like this style. Other versions are more powerful but this one suffices for me, often.
- The hard plastic Cloud 9 G-spot vibe is noisy, as to be expected, but reports say the vibrations are more rumbly!
- Screaming O’s Charged Vooom is impressively strong and more rumbly than buzzy. I hate the company so hate recommending this and will try to find better.
- I read a few good reviews for the Aria Hue G and hope to try it, soon
- I’ve got two OVO recommendations for you. Their D2 impressed me well enough in person in vibrations and style, it’s best for external play.
- The Blush Exposed Noctural bullet is very powerful with some rumble and buzz. I have issues with the buttons but at $31 it can’t be beat for the intensity AND it’s rechargeable.
- Another little bullet to consider is the VeDo Bam – strong, but it has a few quirks – namely a single button to scroll through an ass load of functions
- The Fun Factory Jazzie is very moderate on vibrations & has one speed, but has a nice shape.
- And finally, the Doc Johnson Black Magic Bullet packs a very nice, rumbly punch for the price – the corded style needs extra attention to last you more than a few months and I don’t recommend it for internal use, but it’s a bullet vibe that kept me quite happy for awhile until I found the We-Vibe Tango.
Dildos Under $35
Again, once I upped the price cap from $25 to $35, things became so much easier. I went from struggling to find anything non-porous to recommend, to having more than enough to choose from. I have a separate post all about silicone, suction-cup toys but now SheVibe has a category just for this niche, and there are 83 styles or colors of silicone suction-cup toys priced at $35.99 or less. There are 99 styles or colors of silicone dildos of any type as of July 2018. Every few months, it seems, more low-cost silicone items are added to the categories. This is just a random selection of various materials and styles to get you started.
- The Colours Pleasure Small provides a realistic design in bold colors, plus a suction cup. Some have complained about the texture and the firmness, though.
- I’m cheating here but I’m just gonna show you all these Blush Novelties dildos under $35.99 – 23 of em – including dual density and some large models.
- I wanted to include glass on the list, for those who want to try the firmness of the material but I am struggling with this recommendation. I really really hate to promote Pipedream products in part for their sub-par quality and in part for their shitty company ethics. About half of their Icicles line is under $35. It makes me twitchy though to even talk about them.
- For a slender glass dildo with a great g-spot or prostate curve, consider the Sinclair Institute Crystal G Glass Wand.
- Another glass option is the Crystal Heart of Glass dildo which didn’t totally fail the annealing test.
- For those who want size options and maybe something bigger, consider the silicone So Dildo from Marc Dorcel.
- The Cloud 9 brand has some silicone suction-cup dildos in various skin tones, all under $35.
- From trusted maker Funkit comes the NoFrillDo – 3 options at $24.99.
- I’ve got Tantus items on the list – the Starter dildo is great for those new to penetration…
- …as is the Silk Small
- For those who need a harness, the CalExotics Princess Low Profile fits up to 53″, so that’s not terrible2.
- Those who need more room can get the even nicer Sportsheets Plus Size Beginner’s Harness, which fits up to 72″ hips, has a nice back side and has 4 different o-rings.
Butt Toys Under $35
The biggest problem we may see with affordable, silicone butt toys is that sometimes they lack a good enough flared base. This is actually always a problem, no matter the price, but I’m seeing it more and more with the lower-cost items. Standard silicone “plugs and probes” that don’t vibrate are plentiful for the $35-and-under restriction: something like 150 items at SheVibe in that sub-category alone. There’s only about 42 vibrating plugs but they have the same problem as any vibrator under $35 – high potential for a weak and buzzy motor.
- All butt toys can potentially stimulate the prostate, but some are designed for that specific purpose. The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 2 …..
- …or the LUX LX1 are two decent choices.
- For those who like the sensation of anal beads, try out the Fun Factory Bendybeads…
- …or the much smaller, not graduated Pleasure Works Casanova.
- There are actually a lot of butt plugs under $35, so I’ve chosen a few that rate well with others and one super-affordable, the CalExotics Coco Licious Plug.
- Fan favorites include the Tantus Ryder
- …or the Fun Factory Bootie.
- The Tantus Neo has a super-comfortable base and plug style, and comes in a silky smooth dust-repellent silicone 3.
- Those who need something extra big can consider the Plump Plug.
Penis Toys Under $35
There are plenty of cheap masturbation sleeves but the material worries me with most in terms of toxicity. All affordable sleeves are made from a porous material, but I trust Tenga to not be toxic. Their 3D sleeves aren’t quite under $35 but are still an affordable sex toy option vs Fleshlights and the Tenga Flip Holes.
- The Tenga Eggs are listed as one-time-use but I think if you rinse it and dry it and don’t wait weeks in between, people have gotten a few uses of them.
- Vibrating cock rings are very hit-or-miss and often don’t line up with everybody’s genitals or provide enough vibration. The Tantus Super Soft Vibrating Ring is decent enough. Knowing that the Screaming O Charged Vooom is a decent bullet I think their cock ring version would be fairly powerful.
- Cock rings in general are great because they can increase erection firmness and make orgasm more pleasureable (and delayed a bit); a good place to start for a nice reusable one is the Tantus Super Soft.
BUT WAIT, There’s More!
This 4-cuffs-and-a-blindfold kit isn’t a bad way to dip your toes into BDSM. This $11 paddle is a cute way to find out if you like the more broad sensation play of a paddle whereas this $11 whip is a good entry point to decide if you prefer sharp sensation play.
Need something to put your new little collection in? The Large and Extra Large Sugar Saks are woven with anti-microbial threads and this stylish Liberator toy pouch, with zippers that can be locked together, will keep prying eyes out.
So we’ve learned that there are plenty of really great dildo options for $35 and under, a lot of butt toy options for $35 and under, but the vibrator category still makes me sad. There are super cheap vibrators, to be sure, but they’re just too crappy to list even if they are made from ABS plastic. I’d like to see more brands come out with affordable sex toys under $35 like vaginal and anal insertables that aren’t either loud enough to wake your roommate or so mild that they won’t please most people; the “mild” vibrations are why I didn’t pick anything by Bswish or CalExotics because my experiences with those brands consistently show their vibrators are very mild and surface-buzzy when they’re lower-priced. I’d like to see some realistically-styled vibrating dildos in the affordable price range, because it’s apparently something that sells really well in the porous materials.
I don’t actually think that having silicone dildos/plugs that are only silicone on the exterior are a problem – unless the exterior can split or crack open. While it seemed shady and even a little weird to have a dildo advertised as “100% silicone” actually be stuffed with a foam insert or rubber rod, if this is what it takes to produce affordable sex toys that have non-porous, body-safe materials where it counts? I think I’m okay with it. We’ve only found out about this practice when the items have been sliced/cut open, to my knowledge.
Affordable Sex Toys Bonus Section! Can you up your budget to $50?
Not all of these are $50, these are items priced between $36 and $50. I also want to highlight the Tantus Grab Bag section. While their shipping prices aren’t super awesome (I think the lowest is $12/13, which eats up a lot of the $35 budget) if you can get your budget to $50 AND grab a sale, then you have some great picks for butt toys and dildos.
Create-Your-Own Affordable Sex Toy Intro Kit for around $50 + Shipping:
- Kit #1 – Pick a NoFrillDo, a Gaia Eco vibe, and consider the Blush Luxe Explore plug
- Kit #2 – Pick a Tenga Egg, this vibrating cock ring and this prostate-angled butt plug
- Kit #3 – This Sportsheets dildo-and-harness kit, and this small external “wand-lite” vibe or the Gaia Eco vibe
- Kit #4 – This 4-cuffs-and-a-blindfold kit with this $11 paddle and these adjustable nipple clamps with this bondage tape that sticks to itself, not you
Vibrators for $50 or less:
- I really enjoyed the Nude Impressions 01 – rumbly, powerful, suction cup, I could go on. Very versatile!
- I liked the Rechargeable Mini Mystic but really love the regular Mystic Wand
- Fabulous clitoral vibes that work great during partnered sex are the Layaspot and Jopen Lust L2.5
- A good G-spot pick is the OVO E3. The E3 has slightly better vibrations than the overpriced Picobong Moka and is rechargeable.
- The OVO K2 is a fairly decent rabbit vibrator at $40; battery powered but not super powerful, it’s moderate in size and oomph but is better than any other affordable rabbit vibrator I’ve tried.
Dildos for $50 or less:
- The Vixen Mistress is great for prostate or g-spot play, great for a harness.
- Sporting ridges and a great curve, the Tantus Charmer and Tantus Acute work well in a harness also.
- And then there’s the Blush Real Nude Ergo or Suko, medium-ish dual density dildos. Also check out the Doc Johnson Truskyn dual-density.
- The Blush Avant D3 might match your socks!
- The Tantus Pro Touch is good for prostates and g-spots. It’s listed as a vibrating dildo, but the vibrating bullet it comes with is kinda wimpy.
- Have a need for rainbows in your life? The very-firm Colours Pleasures Small or tapered Unicorn Horn fit the bill.
- Have your heart set on a porno-style double ended? Check out the Dorcel Double.
Penis Toys for $50 or less:
- The Tenga 3D sleeves don’t have a hard shell casing but feel great! The material is infused with Silver for antimicrobial properties which helps it’s porous stature.
- Actually the Tenga Egg is porous, but I had no choice, and it’s non-toxic ↩
- A more boxer/underwear style can be had for less than $30, but it fits an even smaller range of people than the Pipedream strappy harness – sad that they couldn’t take this anywhere close to plus sizes. These can be used as packer briefs or dildo harnesses ↩
- For a little texture you can also consider the Tantus Juice Plug or for something soft and squishier try the Severin Small ↩