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The Best Sex Toys for Couples

Here’s the deal: Any vibrator is a couples’ vibrator if you want it to be. Most vibrators don’t have singular prescriptive functions—they’re meant for exploration, for enhanced pleasure, for play.

To paraphrase a trusted sex therapist, partnered sex works best when each person takes responsibility for their own sexual desires. Introducing toys into your sex life can be a deeply satisfying expression of this principle.

Below, our current favorite sex toys, organized by needs and desires.

For Hands-Free Exploration

Designed for partner sex, Eva II has flexible “wings” that are meant to be tucked under the labia to help hold the vibrator in place so that all hands are free to support body weight or do whatever else you’d like them to. It might take some practice and adjusting to find the right position—pull one labium (lip) over one wing at a time.

  1. Dame Products EVA II VIBRATOR  goop, $135
    Dame Products EVA II VIBRATOR goop, $135
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Tilt is designed with pleasure for all genders in mind: It has two independently controlled motors—one in the plug end for stimulation of the G-spot or the prostate, and another on the longer, outer arm that can be used to stimulate the clitoris or the perineum. The sensation of the vibrations isn’t like a typical buzzing; it’s more of a deep thrumming, radiating sensation. It lies very flat to the body when it’s inserted—and it’s designed to remain in place as you explore. (Bonus: It has a warming function, which increases blood flow, making it easier to relax and eventually climax.)

  1. Lora DiCarlo TILT goop, $140
    Lora DiCarlo TILT goop, $140
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We-Vibe’s Verge is a perineum vibrator that fits over the penis and testicles of the penetrating partner and presses into their perineum (the fleshy, sensitive area between the testicles and anus). It’s an unobtrusive way to stimulate the prostate during intercourse, and it’s controllable through an app so you can adjust the vibrations without too much of a reach.

  1. We-Vibe Verge Perineum Stimulator
    We-Vibe Verge Perineum Stimulator goop, $119
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For Remote Control

LELO’s Lyla 2 is bullet-shaped and can be used externally for clitoral vibrations or be slipped into the vagina like a tampon. Then you or a partner can control it with its motion-activated remote, which responds to the tilt of your hand as you hold it: Just tip the remote from completely horizontal—where the vibrator’s power will run at 10 percent of its max—toward vertical, where it reaches maximum intensity.

  1. LELO Lyla 2
    LELO Lyla 2 goop, $159
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What’s clever about Moxie is the way it clips into a pair of panties with a magnet and lies flat to the body, so it flies under the radar on out-in-the-world excursions. Hand the remote to a partner or have them hook up to Moxie through the We-Vibe app—it’s Bluetooth-enabled—to put your pleasure in their hands.

  1. We-Vibe Moxie Wearable Panty Vibrator
    We-Vibe Moxie Wearable Panty Vibrator goop, $129
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Bond is a vibrating penis ring controllable by app or remote. If this is your intro to the world of vibrating penis rings, welcome: Generally, they slip over the penis (and sometimes loop around the testicles, too) and deliver rumbly vibrations to enhance pleasure and maintain arousal. If you’re using one during intercourse, you can position the vibrating head to target sensitive areas, like the clitoris or perineum, on the receiving partner. A remote- or app-controlled device is nice to have—it allows you to adjust the vibration settings without having to reach for the buttons.

  1. We-Vibe Bond Vibrating Ring
    We-Vibe Bond Vibrating Ring goop, $129
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COUPLES’ SETS

The We-Vibe Chorus has two distinct heads; you slide the smaller one into the vagina and the larger one rests against the vulva and clitoris. The smaller, internal head is unobtrusive and can be worn comfortably during penetrative sex. To adjust the Chorus’s vibrations, you can press the controls on the larger head or squeeze the accompanying remote control, which reacts to your hand’s pressure to build intensity. Or give that remote to your partner and let them take a turn at pressing your buttons. This set comes with the Womanizer Premium, a clitoral stimulator that uses pulses of air to create a sucking sensation (it’s one of our five bestselling vibrators for a reason).

  1. WWomanizer Golden Moments Collection
    Womanizer Golden Moments Collection goop, $299
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Pivot is a penis ring with powerful rumbly vibrations. It’s soft, stretchy, and comfortable to wear—just add a bit of lube to slide it on—and it fits snugly between partners during penetrative sex. Nova 2’s long head is firm and adjustable, which allows you to shape the angle just right for your G-spot, and the short head is bendy, letting you keep it in continuous contact with your clitoris as you explore different levels of penetration. Both are operable by app, which works over Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth. The advantage: Your partner can control your vibrator from wherever they are, whether that’s across the room or across the ocean.

  1. We-Vibe Date Night Set
    We-Vibe Date Night Set goop, $199
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For When Penetrative Sex Feels Too Deep

Ohnut is designed to customize depth. You simply stack the four modular rings and fit them around the base of the penis of the penetrating partner (or around your toy of choice) to form a soft, compressible buffer. It doesn’t sacrifice pleasant sensations for either partner—each ring is squishy and stretchy and feels like skin. We recommend starting with three and adjusting up to four or down to two from there.

  1. Ohnut OHNUT goop, $65
    Ohnut OHNUT goop, $65
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For Exploring Erogenous Zones

Made to stimulate sensitive spots all over the body, the We-Vibe Touch X is a versatile vibrator that fits nicely in your—or your partner’s—hand. Take a peek at the shallow cup on its head: You can press the whole thing against your vulva for broader sensation or use the ridge for targeted stimulation of the clitoris or nipples.

  1. We-Vibe TOUCH X goop, $99
    We-Vibe TOUCH X goop, $99
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Think of the French Lover as a second tongue. The flexible tip lightly vibrates and can be flicked around to simulate a delicate licking sensation. It’s great for a teasing buildup, for beginners, or for those who are sensitive to strong pressure.

  1. Smile Makers THE FRENCH LOVER goop, $60
    Smile Makers THE FRENCH LOVER goop, $60
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Finger vibrators, like Fin, are designed to be effortless, to feel natural to wear, and not to distract from the moment. Just slide your pointer and middle fingers along the grooves and change the intensity with the power button on top.

  1. Dame Products FIN VIBRATOR goop, $85
    Dame Products FIN VIBRATOR goop, $85
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For Clitoral Stimulation

Sila is a clitoral vibrator that never makes contact with the clitoris itself. It has an extra-wide mouth that cups over the whole head of the clitoris, and it uses gentle sonic waves that generate pulsation and suction.

  1. LELO SILA VIBRATOR goop, $169
    LELO SILA VIBRATOR goop, $169
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Wands provide a rumbly, powerful external vibration, which is good for those who need more stimulation to get off. Our Double-Sided Wand Vibrator does that with its wonder-ball end, and more: The other end is slim and flexible for precise clitoral vibration, as well as exploration of the vaginal opening. (You can also use the slim end to penetrate one to three inches; it feels especially good pressed against the vagina’s front wall.)

  1. goop Wellness DOUBLE-SIDED WAND VIBRATOR goop, $95
    goop Wellness DOUBLE-SIDED WAND VIBRATOR goop, $95
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FOR EXPLORING KINK

Blindfolds are a solid starting point for sensual adventures. Some things can be more exciting when you don’t see them coming. Coco de Mer makes a leather blindfold that’s padded around the eyes and provides a total blackout.

  1. Coco de Mer Leather Blindfold
    Coco de Mer Leather Blindfold goop, $130
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For your first time playing with cuffs, go for a pair that’s comfortable and easy enough to get in and out of. Try something like these wristlets: They have enough wiggle room so you don’t feel constricted, and thanks to a pair of toggle clasps, there’s no key to lose. Not to mention they’re unbelievably pretty—you could double them up on one wrist and wear them as jewelry.

  1. Kiki de Montparnasse Handcuff Wristlets
    Kiki de Montparnasse Handcuff Wristlets goop, $250
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As far as impact toys go, paddles can be gentler on the body because they have a larger surface area and force is distributed more widely. (Of course, this depends on what kind of force you put behind them.) Consider this one: One side is smooth leather, which glides or smacks along your skin; the other is a soft suede for more muffled sensations.

  1. Coco de Mer Leather Round Paddle
    Coco de Mer Leather Round Paddle goop, $125
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Floggers are characterized by a bundle of loose, flexible tails. They’re a nice choice if you’d like to play with stinging sensations. If you pick one made from buttery lambskin leather—like this one from Kiki de Montparnasse—they’re also wonderful for exploring gentle actions like super soft brushes against the skin.

  1. Kiki de Montparnasse Braided Whip
    Kiki de Montparnasse Braided Whip goop, $295
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For Erotic Massage

This plant-based massage oil—a blend of safflower, sunflower, grape-seed, and jojoba oils—has just the right amount of slip and doesn’t soak into the skin too fast. It’s silky-smooth and lovely all on its own. But it’s even better gently warmed up in the Pulse Warmer: Just pop a pod into the warmer, press a button, wait a minute, and hold your fingers under the dispenser for two seconds; it delivers a uniformly measured dollop into your fingers. (It’s brilliant for lube, too—Pulse makes pods with a clean water-based lubricant.) The warmer automatically turns off an hour after last use, and it has a locking function so it never goes off when you don’t want it to.

  1. Pulse SPOIL ME MASSAGE OIL PULSE POD  goop, $30
    Pulse SPOIL ME MASSAGE OIL PULSE PODS goop, $30
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For Communication and Intimacy

Designed to be picked up right after sex, this journal is filled with prompts to help you and your partner reflect—first separately, then together—on what felt best, what you each want out of play, and how you’re growing together. If talking about sex ever feels awkward, the journal includes a guide to managing those feelings, too. End goal? Greater openness, a bit of silliness, and some enjoyable sex.

  1. A Sex Journal A SEX JOURNAL FOR COUPLES goop, $26
    Magic of Us A SEX JOURNAL FOR COUPLES goop, $26
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