Best Sex Toys for Couples
Sex between two people is a tried-and-true formula. You find somewhere private, you get naked, you go at it. We’ve been doing it for millennia — why switch it up now?
But technology has changed our lives for the better in many ways, and there’s no reason why a little high-tech wizardry can’t do the same in bed. Sex toys may be something people have historically associated with single women (or very lonely guys), but today, they’re no different from any other digital gadget you might own — sleek, smart, and capable of highly impressive things.
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They’re also increasingly designed not just for horny singles but for couples play, and there are things on offer for people of all genders (and genitalia). These days, the only thing holding people back from amping up their sex life with a little high-tech action is often the perception that a sex toy is a guy’s competition in bed — rather than his teammate.
But facing your fears can be the best thing you’ve ever done in this situation, because it can unlock not just toy-assisted pleasure but also the power of communication. When you and your partner (or partners) get comfortable talking about what works and what doesn’t, sex becomes a whole different world. When you buy a couples sex toy, you’re buying yourself a ticket to a world of more open, honest and straightforward sex.
But you don’t want to buy just any sex toy — you want one that’s well-made, that’s in your price range, and that’s right for you. That’s why we put together this list.
To compile it, AskMen spoke to a number of sex shop owners. Who better to know what works and what doesn’t? They recommended the best sex toys for couples they knew, so you can rest assured you’re getting some of best in the industry when you peruse the toys and gadgets below.
The Best Sex Toys for Couples That’ll Make Sex So Much Better
A common theme in these conversations surrounding sex toys was the We-Vibe Sync being the one of the most popular items on the market right now. The C-shaped vibrator offers both internal and external stimulation, with the option to control remotely within 18 feet or by connecting via the We-Connect App on your smartphone. Essentially, it means distance isn’t a factor.
$149 at Amazon.com
We-Vibe X Lovehoney Remote Control Couple’s Vibrator
This remote-controlled hands-free vibrator is designed to fit between you and your partner during intercourse. Completely waterproof with a slim, ergonomic design, it includes 10 speed settings and patterns to allow for endless creativity between the sheets, in the shower, and beyond.
$119.99 at Lovehoney.com
Magic Wand Rechargeable
The Magic Wand was originally created to relieve tension and relax sore muscles, but quickly made its way down south and became recognized as a sex toy in the 1960s.
The Magic Wand Rechargeable improves on the classic model, featuring a variety of powerful, penetrating vibrations with multiple patterns and intensities to please men and women alike. Plus, it’s cordless, so you can take the wand just about anywhere to relieve tension … wherever it may be.
$139.95 at GoodVibes.com
VeDO Yumi Compact Silicone Finger Vibrator
The YUMI finger vibe is proof that good things come in small packages. Just slip your digits through its one-size-fits-all finger grip and stimulate your partner manually – only this time, you’ve got the added power of vibration.
“[The YUMI finger vibe is] perfect for using with a partner because it blends seamlessly into your touch, and feels like a hybrid of toy play and manual stimulation,” says Zoe Ligon, CEO of Spectrum Boutique.
With the YUMI finger vibe, you become the sex toy.
$43.99 at Amazon.com
Lovehoney Bionic Bullet 5 Function Vibrating Cock Ring
The Bionic Bullet Cock Ring is simple. Just slide the two stretchy rings over your package and activate the vibrations to simultaneously stimulate the clitoris and testes. This device turns your manhood into a vibrator, which is something you both can appreciate.
“Cock rings are one of the first toys couples tend to try,” says Annabelle Knight, Lovehoney’s resident sex expert. “They can help boost size, hardness and stamina through reduction of bloodflow out of the penis, and the added vibrations stimulate your partner during sex. The best positions for cock rings have freedom of movement, but you and your partner’s bodies can be pressed close together so you can adjust the level of contact you have with the vibrations.”
$24.99 at Lovehoney.com
Desire Luxury Rechargeable Strapless Strap-On Dildo Vibrator
A strapless strap-on? How can it be?! Well it’s actually quite simple. The Desire Strapless Strap-On Dildo Vibrator utilizes the wearer’s Kegel muscles by inserting the shorter of two shafts, called the “pony”. Then, adjust the pony to find the best fit and angle that works for both partners, and explore the full range of vibration speeds and patterns to benefit from shared arousal.
“Strap ons are great for switching up sexual dynamics with pretty much anyone and a partner,” shares Knight. “A strapless strap-on you get a greater sense of closeness because no straps get in the way. These are also suitable for someone with a vagina looking to penetrate their partner.”
$99.99 at Lovehoney.com
BASICS Double-Ended Dildo 12 Inch
Affordable and effective, the BASICS double-ended dildo features 12 inches of veined shaft and two heads will give you (and your partner) a deliciously deep and satisfying filling, time and time again.
“Double dildos are great for couples that have always wanted to try pegging play or enjoy double penetration,” explains Knight. “The main challenges with double didos are striking the right balance and position, so experiment to find out what works uniquely for you and your partner. Some easy ways to start are kneeling all fours and backing on to each end of the double dildo (one at a time!).”
$24.99 at Lovehoney.com
Remember that diamond ring joke we made earlier? Well, this sex toy offers the best of both worlds, combining statement jewelry with a multi-speed, waterproof vibrator ring.
“This fashion-forward wearable ring features three speeds and two customizable modes that allow you to control the variation in vibration with your own hand movements and is a best-seller,” says Polly Rodriguez, co-founder and CEO of Unbound.
The toy is made with surgical grade stainless steel in silver and electroplated 18k gold. For the perfect fit, a sizing chart is available. An orgasm has never looked so good.
$68 at UnboundBabes.com
Bender G-Spot Vibrator
The Bender G-Spot Vibrator can be twisted, turned and molded however you want, making it an ideal couples vibrator.
“The flexible body of the vibe is ideally suited for G-Spot, clitoral or overall external stimulation with 10 speeds and patterns,” shares Rodriguez. “This new release features increased battery life, a stronger motor and a single button for changing modes.”
The toy can also be wrapped around the shaft and used as a makeshift cock ring. Get creative with it!
$69 at UnboundBabes.com
Rodriguez insists Cuffies make the best introductory handcuffs.
“They are silicone and flexible, so no key is needed, making incorporating them into your sex life much easier,” she says.
Standard cuffs can be uncomfortable with users fumbling with chains, buckles and locks, but Cuffies are unique in that they’re made from strong body-safe silicone. Basically, they’re resilient, ideal for getting into different positions and can be stretched to fit wrists of all sizes.
$18 at UnboundBabes.com
Alia by Lelo Intimate Massager
The Alia is a massager that is geared towards male pleasure, as its ergonomic design has a hollowed out center to simulate oral sex. Don’t let this discourage you from introducing the Alia into your couples play, though. It can be used during penetration or as a handheld vibrator for men and women. Its versatility is matched only by its sleek design, created to move smoothly over the skin.
$112.18 at Amazon.com
Shibari Mini Halo
A massage wand is a must-have in the sex toy tool box. The Shibari Mini Halo, advertised as the best-selling massager on Amazon, is compact and discreet. It comes with 20 vibration patterns and eight speed settings with a bendable neck capable of maneuvering to those hard-to-reach places. It is a flexible tool in every sense of the word, able to stimulate any and all external parts, and even internal parts if you purchase a separate attachment. And for pleasure on the go, the Mini Halo is wireless, rechargeable and small enough to tuck away in a briefcase or bag.
$24.12 at Amazon.com
Adam & Eve G-Gasm Delight Vibrator
There is a common misconception that vibrators are exclusive to female solo play, but the G-Gasm Delight delivers vibrations of adjustable intensity that can just as easily be used for prostate stimulation and couples play. And unlike the massage wand, the G-Gasm Delight can be used internally without any additional attachments. The G-Gasm Delight boasts a superior design with an ovular tip that lends itself to increased coverage and an inclined neck that maximizes reach.
$24.95 at AdamEve.com
Kehel by Joy ON Vibrating Kegel Balls
This one may seem like it’s just for the ladies, but we consider it more of a male-female win-win. Kegel balls work to strengthen the vaginal muscles of the pelvic floor, creating tighter muscles and more control that both women and their partners will notice in the bedroom. Kegel balls can also be incorporated into foreplay and sex, and can be inserted for up to 6 hours (check the manual on this one).
Kehel by Joy ON outperforms the competition by providing a variety of vibration modes and intensities that can be controlled through a free app, a feature that allows partners to participate in pleasure training. Kegel balls also help improve bladder control and post-partum recovery — a fact that may help to sway your partner into giving them a try. (You’re welcome.)
$49.99 at Amazon.com
K-Y Warming Jelly Personal Lubricant
Okay, so this isn’t exactly an adult toy in the technical sense, but lube is an essential adult toy accessory. Lubricant is the WD-40 of sex, easing unwanted friction where there are a lot of moving parts. K-Y Jelly is easily the most recognized lubricant on the market, and we particularly like K-Y Warming Jelly for its innovative ability to trigger a heating sensation in addition to greasing those moving parts (and all your new toys).
$10 at Amazon.com
Real Vibes Anal Trainer Kit
This kit is ideal for beginners because it includes four plug sizes that allow you to start smaller and then explore plugs of increasing size. These plugs are designed with narrow tips that gradually widen for easy insertion and suction cups at the base for hands-free play. They can help to prepare for anal sex, be used to achieve double penetration or even used in masturbation to stimulate anal nerve endings. However you choose to use them, be sure to pair the Real Vibes Anal Training Kit plugs with plenty of lube.
$39.59 at Amazon.com
Ohmibod Club Vibe 2.Oh!
Discreet yet anything but boring, the Ohmibod Club Vibe 2 is your answer to racy fun in public or private. The lacy panties are designed to hold the Vibe 2 in the lining, while a partner controls the remote from up to 20 feet away. The vibrator measures approximately two inches wide and four inches long, and has 5 different speeds so that her pleasure can be increased one notch at a time.
$89 at LoveLifetoys.com
Cosmo’s 365 Naughty Nights
Sexual board games take too much effort, that’s why we recommend Cosmo’s 365 Naughty Nights. The game has three card types, one are positions, most of which I’d be willing to promise you’ve never tried before, like the Hot Hula. Second are fantasy cards, which help set the mood. Third is the most fun, with erotic activities like licking pudding off of breasts. It is recommended that couples shuffle the cards together and take turns picking one.
$12.33 at Amazon.com
Wicked Aqua Collection
Sex is good, but sex with lube is better. This being the general perception, there are many lubricants to choose from. For a silky, luxurious experience that is paraben-free, opt for the WICKED AQUA COLLECTION. Flavors include: Candy Apple, Mocha Java, Pomegranate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, and so on.
$9.95 at Amazon.com
The Liberator Wedge offers extra height for ease of entry, which makes a man’s penis feel larger as it can penetrate more deeply. The wedge’s design helps hit the G-spot or the prostate for feel-good effective sex. The Liberator Wedge is also great for female masturbation, offering the best angle for more effective use of all toys for solo orgasms.When the fun’s over, just remove the cover – it’s washable for easy cleanup.
$173.99 at Amazon.com
Ideal for foreplay, the battery-free LUNA Beads are inspired by centuries-old Ben Wa balls, also known as geisha balls. Used to primarily promote stronger orgasms, the LUNA Beads consist of two balls which can be (vaginally) inserted together in their silicone harness, or solo with the retrieval cord. Inside the balls are weighted beads that swirl inside the body, promoting pleasurable kegel exercise for a tighter, stronger vagina. Though worn vaginally, these beads reap additional benefits during anal sex as well.
$41.99 at Amazon.com
Lelo Tiani 3
Ideal for solo sex for either gender, the LELO TIANI’s greatest functions are also appreciated when used as a twosome. The toy is placed within the vagina so that the vibrator rests on the clitoris, completely hugging it. During intercourse, both parties feel the vibrating sensations as the toy lays inside the female and shares space with the penis, providing both G-Spot and clitoral stimulation simultaneously.
$135 at Lelo.com
Fifty Shades Of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit
Yeah, we know that ties and blindfolds are all the rage right now because of that faux-BDSM story 50 Shades of Grey, (that movie is not an accurate depiction of BDSM behavior, please remember), however we don’t need a fad to promote a little mystery in the bedroom. Blocking one of her senses means you have to make up for it in other areas and can be great play. Take turns, be safe and have fun.
$43.60 at Amazon.com
Erotic Edibles Play Pens
Edible markers are great fun when it comes to enjoying sex. Have an erogenous zone you’d like her to explore? Circle the zone and have her lick the flavored marker off of your naked body! No matter how you choose to express yourself with these play pens, you’re going to have some fun. In the pack, customers will receive: red (strawberry), green (green apple), blue (blue raspberry) and magenta (cherry).
$7.49 at Amazon.com
Though not a toy, porn can be a wonderful prelude to intercourse for couples. For $9.99 per month, you and your partner can have access to over 13,000 full-length videos and thousands of other HD media with no ads or interruptions. PornHub Premiu is accurately described as the Netflix of porn.
$9.99 at PornHub.com
JimmyJane Contour M Ceramic Massage Stone
To go along with the Afterglow Massage Oil Candle (or just on its own), the Contour M is a great rubbing stone for couples massage. Straight up, sometimes our partners want us to rub their backs, but we’re feeling tired and kind of lazy and don’t want to show it. This stone is the savior. It cuts down the work, while also giving your partner a strong, enjoyable massage (which probably beats your lazy hands, anyway). Plus, the Contour M holds to body temperature, and is ergonomic.
$50 at JimmyJane.com
As you can see, Boy Butter looks, feels, and is packaged like the butter you’d traditionally find at a supermarket. Niche appearances aside, this hybrid lubricant (made from both coconut oil and an organic silicone blend) is homogenized like real butter! The result: lubricant that lasts longer than both water- or silicone-based lubricants, ideal for masturbation and/or anal sex.
$15.93 at Amazon.com
Wildfire Arousing Oil
Wildfire Original’s aphrodisiac-infused pleasure oil is chock full of naturally occurring enhancers that will ensure a romantic evening in the bedroom — whether that means a night of sensual massages or something more intimate. This lavender-scented formula acts as both a personal lubricant and as a massage and body oil — so feel free to spice it up.
$29.95 at WildfireOil.com
LELO Lyla 2
Who doesn’t love a simple bullet vibe for some couples play? Crazies. The LELO Lyla 2 bullet is just the new and improved version of an old classic. Featuring SenseMotion technology, Lyla 2 also has three times the wireless range. You can take this thing anywhere and keep up the game. So good for teasing and foreplay. Plus, it’s made with 100% body-safe silicone.
$159 at Lelo.com
LELO Toy Cleaning Spray
If your bedroom hosts a library of sexual playthings, you should at least make sure they’re clean. Alcohol- and paraben-free, LELO’s cleaning formula is a quality, effective and affordable choice for sex toys of any shape or size.
$9.90 at Lelo.com