With a partner, the best sex toys can heighten and intensify intimacy, elevate foreplay and stimulate every erogenous zone (whatever your kink). Using sex toys is empowering, confidence-boosting and fun.
How did we test, review and choose the best sex toys?
Aren’t you dying to know? While we may not have taken an entire afternoon out to try all of these sex toys in one fell swoop, we have gained a bit of sexual wellness know-how from the experts we’ve spoken to – and, over a period of three years – tried and tested all of the products that come in recommended.
GLAMOUR writers, editors and contributors of all ages have tested these sex toys during sex and masturbation – on holiday, in the next room to their housemate and on Valentine’s Day – to ensure they live up to claims. We’ve scored on criteria including noise level, dimensions, settings, speeds and power. Transparency is important to us, so we’ve been brutally honest, unveiling the negative features as well as the game-changing ones, which we hope will prove we have your best interests at heart.
Ahead, GLAMOUR’s edit of the best sex toys from our favourite sex toy retailers.
1. Best sex toy for women overall
Pros: “Take it from me: the LELO Sona is really, *really* good – and my go-to clitoral vibrator for masturbation. I literally recommend it to all of my friends. It uses new-generation sonic waves (and Cruise Control technology) to serve up fast; intense clitoral stimulation. It arrives packaged in a silky carry case (v. luxe) and is made from super-soft silicone that feels soft against your skin. It’s waterproof, the battery life is long, and when you’re mid-play, it’s really easy to switch between the various modes and patterns. That’s where the aforementioned Cruise Control technology comes in. When the Sona 2 is pressed hard against the body and the monitor begins to drop power, an extra 20% is unleashed (a 20% that had – until this point – been saved and stored for when you need it) so that there’s no reduction in intensity. Game-changing, right? Honestly: this thing is so good.”
Cons: “Some of my friends who are a little sensitive tried it and reported it a little too intense.”
Type: Clitoral stimulator.
Battery: 100% rechargeable.
Made from: Silicone.
Discrete packaging? Yes.
2. Best new sex toy launch
Pros: “If you like both internal and external simulation, this new addition from the world of Womanizer will likely send your orgasms skyrocketing (something it certainly did to mine). I’m talking direct clitoral sensations paired with a deep undercurrent of penetrative vibrations and, what’s more, Womanizer even include two sizes of stimulator head. Yep, that’s right, so whether you like your pleasure tight and direct or more spread out and well-rounded – so to speak… – the brand have put everybody first. Myself included.”
Cons: “The internal wand is perhaps to big to enjoy during penetrative sex with a penis, but I’m taking that as a sign for the universe that it’s self-love season.”
Type: Clitoral suction toy-come-rabbit vibrator-come dildo
Battery: USB rechargeable with 120 minutes of power
Made from: ABS, body-safe silicone, made without phthalates, BPA or latex
Discrete packaging? Yes