Read on for more recommendations, broken down by type. We’ve chosen toys that are sex-educator-recommended, that SELF editors personally use and love, and that are bestsellers. You’ll find options from brands like Lelo, Dame, Lovehoney, Satisfyer, and We-Vibe.
Vibrators come in a ton of styles, with varying levels of power and speed. Though many vibrators are primarily designed for external stimulation, plenty can also be used internally, and dual-stimulation vibrators target both the clit and the G-spot.
Wand vibrators often have large, ball-shaped heads, long bodies, and intense motors—the combo of which diffuses more vibrations than a smaller toy can. “Wands are great for clit stimulation during solo play or partnered play,” Shamyra Howard, LCSW, CST, tells SELF, adding that they can also feel excellent across nipples, butts, and penises.
Best Wand Vibrator: Magic Wand Original
Best Wand Vibrator for Beginners: Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Massage Wand
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What’s known as the G-spot is most likely a small area of spongy tissue located near the front of the upper vaginal wall. Though its exact location is debated by researchers, stimulating the area can feel fantastic.
There’s a huge range of insertable vibrators and sex toys that target this zone, including dual-stimulation ones (such as rabbit vibrators) and toys that are curved or have bulbous heads that pulse or thrust. Here are a few of the best G-spot vibrators.
Best G-Spot Vibrator: We-Vibe Nova Rabbit 2
Best Luxury G-Spot Vibrator: Womanizer Duo 2
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Best Clitoral Suction Vibrators and Stimulators
Clitoral suction vibrators (a.k.a. suckers, air-pulse vibrators, or oral sex simulators) have wide openings that surround the clitoris (without touching it) and pulse tiny waves of air that “evoke the feeling of suction,” Dr. Queen says. You can also try clitoral stimulators, which are designed with body-safe silicone lips, tongues, or petals that flick across the clit.
Best Suction Vibrator: Satisfyer Pro 2
Most Intense Suction Vibrator: Lelo Sona 2
Best Gentle Suction Vibrator: Dame Aer
Best Oral Sex Simulator: Lelo Ora 3
If you’re a Sex and the City fan, you might already know about the rabbit vibrator. That original vibe had a long body that could enter the vagina, with distinctive rabbit “ears” that stimulated the clit. Though many rabbit vibes today have preserved this signature style, others have replaced the ears with shorter curved arms or suction mechanisms while still offering that same dual stimulation.
Best Rabbit Vibrator: Lovehoney Happy Rabbit
Most Discreet Rabbit Vibrator: Je Joue Rabbit Bullet
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Finger vibrators slide onto a finger or between them and can be used on breasts, butts, clits, or anywhere else you like. They’re great additions to masturbation (especially if you’re a beginner to vibrators) and partnered play because they let you use your hand as you ordinarily would, as Good Vibrations education director Andy Duran previously told SELF.
Best Finger Vibrator: Dame Fin
Editor Favorite: Maude Vibe
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Best Remote-Control Vibrators
There’s lots to love about remote-control vibrators: They’re often cordless and many can be managed from afar via app—a real turn-on for anyone in a long-distance relationship (or situationship).
Best Remote-Control Vibrator: We-Vibe Moxie+
Best Remote-Control Vibrator for G-Spot Stimulation: Lovense Lush 2
Best Egg Vibrators and Bullet Vibrators
“Egg vibrators are egg-shaped and fit in the palm. They can be clitoral stimulators [or] all-over vibes, and some can even be used for [vaginal] insertion,” Dr. Queen says. Bullet vibrators are a slimmer, more petite sex toy for women that often have a pointed tip to offer targeted sensation. They’re perhaps the most discreet sex toys—they’re small enough to slip into a clutch or pocket, or, hell, even wear as jewelry.
Best Egg Vibrator: Lelo Lyla 2
Best Bullet Vibrator: We-Vibe Tango X
Similar to the heads of wand vibes, palm vibrators have a wider surface area than toys with more pointed tips. Their oblong shape makes it easier to diffuse sensations across the vulva (and elsewhere beyond the clit)—which can feel really good, Dr. Queen says.
Best Palm Vibrator: Dame Pom
Penetrative Sex Toys
The main types of penetrative toys are butt plugs, anal beads, and dildos. A few words to the wise? For anal penetration, lube up and be sure your toy has a flared base (or risk it getting stuck in your rectum). If you’re using a toy inside or on both a vagina and a butt, always clean it carefully between orifices.
Best Butt Plugs and Anal Beads
Butt plugs are usually cone-shaped with wide bases that keep them from sliding out of your ass. They’re “designed for safe anal penetration and can be left in the [butt], freeing your hands to do other pleasurable things,” Dr. Queen says.