On the hunt for the best sex toys for women? How to find the right one for you

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    Did you know that the sex toy industry makes nearly £12 billion yearly?

    According to stats, roughly half of you have played around with a sex toy, while an Indiana University study found that 50 per cent of women use a vibrator regularly.

    Why should I use a sex toy for women?

    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 a sex toy, it can also have a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing. Reports show that using a vibrator can help promote confidence, happiness and relaxation. The dream deal.

    Whether you’re keen to invest for health or pleasure reasons, the question remains: where, then, do you even begin to start with finding the best sex toys for women? Keep reading for the best sex toys for women, from the experienced Hitachi-wand wielding women to the simply-just-curious-to-see-what-a-sex-toy-can-do-for-you-and-your-orgasm kinda gal. There’s a sex toy for everyone just waiting to make your orgasms easier, more powerful, and more fun.

    17 best sex toys for women

    1. Moregasm+ Bullet – £45

    Good for: Hitting the spot

    Review: The Moregasm+ Bullet might be small, but that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful – even the first (and lowest) setting promises to surprise you. Waterproof and super soft silicon, it’s a very affordable investment. Plus, it’s discreet – so if you’re gunning for some quiet solo play you don’t have to worry about the buzz waking up your housemates.

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    2. PLSRx The Wand – £39.99

    Good for: A plug-free wand you can use anywhere

    Review: 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 up to two hours, and thanks to the adjustable intensities (there’s five pulsation modes), you’ll definitely get the most out of it.

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    3. Queen Bee by Hot Octopuss – £99

    Good for: A scientifically-created sex toy

    Review: If you’re on the hunt for a sex toy for women that’s a little bit different, you need to try this. The design has roots in medical science research, and the clitoral stimulator promises to use a ‘piston’-type mechanism for the ultimate o.

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    4. Bijoux 21 Vibrating Diamond – £50

    Good for: Precise stimulation

    Review: 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 the great toy for beginners looking to take sexual satisfaction to the next level.

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    5. Lovehoney G-Kiss Fluttering Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator – £24.99

    Good for: hitting your g-spot

    Review: 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.

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    6. Flex Rechargable Rabbit – £90

    Good for: blended orgasms

    Review: The trusty old rabbit vibrator has come a long way. Not only is the 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 ten vibration speeds, it’ll get you to the finish line in no time.

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    7. LELO Hula Beads – £149

    Good for: When you want some tantalising foreplay

    Review: 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’. They’re also waterproof and come with a handy storage bag, so you can use your beads wherever and whenever you have the desire.

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    8. LELO Ora 2 – £145

    Good for: When you’re struggling to climax

    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. Its quick charging, offering a unique sensation and intelligent movements for an unrivalled experience.

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    9. Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls – £24.99

    Good for: Anyone wanting stronger orgasms

    Review: 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.

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    10. Fun Factory Stronic Eins – £129

    Good for: When you’re looking for the real deal

    Review: This powerful phallic sex toy 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.

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    11. The MIA 2 from LELO – £69

    Good for: When someone might see your vibe, ie you’re travelling

    Review: 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.

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    12. Doxy Extra Power Massager – £89.99

    Good for: When you just gotta have it

    Review: 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.

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    13. LELO NEA™ 2 – £55

    Good for: Playing with your partner

    Review: 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.

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    14. LILY™ 2 – £125

    Good for: Adding atmosphere to your experience

    Review: 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.

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    15. Satisfyer Pro Deluxe – £39

    Good for: When you’re short on time

    Review: 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.

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    16. Crescendo – £139

    Good for: Control freaks

    Review: 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.

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    17. Womanizer 2Go – £129.99

    Good for: Grab n’ go ladies

    Review: For the more reserved of us, the Womanizer 2Go clitoris stimulator 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.

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    So get cosy, grab a glass of wine and prepare for the ride of your life with these helping hands.

    There really is something for everyone.

    (And don’t forget, there’s no reason you can’t use these with another person…)


    18. Kip  – £69

    Good for: targeted stimulation

    Review: 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, and 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…

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