There’s never been a better time to explore using sex toys. Given the current state of the world, nearly all of us are stuck at home with spare time on our hands. Even those of us who’ve been lucky enough to keep our jobs still have time to sexually explore in the evenings.
If you’re quarantining alone, there’s a high likelihood that you’re sexually pent up. You may also have grown tired of masturbating the same old way. (Or in my case, I think I’ve somehow watched every single video on Pornhub.) Sex toys are a great way to enhance your solo play and to break through any masturbation rut you may be experiencing. What’s more, they also help you better understand your own body, so when you’re finally with a flesh-and-blood partner again, you can better articulate what you like sexually. For example, thanks to a certain prostate massager that has localized vibrations (don’t worry, it’s on the list!), I know exactly which part of my prostate likes to be stimulated. I sure as hell let my partners know where the spot is when I’m with them!
If you’re quarantining with a partner, then you definitely need to add some sex toys into the mix to switch things up. Besides, there are things sex toys can do that you (or your partner) could never do, no matter how hard you try. (I wish my penis could vibrate on its own!)
So, without further ado, I’ve compiled a list of 10 sex toys that are great for solo play, partner play, folks with penises, and people with vulvas. Thank god, we all have butts, so there are plenty of anal sex toys on the list too.
1. The Best Butt Plug
b-Vibe Snug Plug
The strength of the b-Vibe snug plug—which comes in five different sizes, from XS to XL—is that it has weighted balls inside of it. Personally, I like a butt plug that makes me feel “filled” or full. I really want to feel the plug; why else would I have it inside of me? The snug plugs are great to use while having sex, masturbating alone, or just for shits and giggles while you work from home.
2. Best “Lifelike” Masturbation Sleeve
Lifetime Silicone Stroker
This masturbation sleeve feels the most lifelike of any sleeve I’ve tried on the market. It has a silky-smooth texture and is tight, without being too tight. It’s also deep enough where you can fit your entire penis inside of it (no matter how long you are). It just feels damn good, the way a masturbation sleeve should feel.
3. Best Feeling Masturbation Sleeve
TENGA Zero Flip Hole Luxury Male Masturbator
The only con with the Silicone Stroker is that it may look a little too lifelike. The opening also looks like a vulva, which may not be your thing. You may prefer something that looks less human but feels really damn good—that’s where the Zero Flip comes into play. While the inside of the device may look like the innards of a futuristic alien, the device actually has multiple different textures and grooves that enhance stimulation.
4. Best “Rimming” Simulator
b-Vibe Rimming Plug
There’s a butt plug that simulates rimming (analingus). When I first learned about this, my jaw dropped to the floor. To my knowledge, this is the only butt plug that you can have inside of you that also feels like a tongue is on your anus. The internal vibrations coupled with the external “tongue” sensation feels heavenly. It hits numerous erogenous zones, leading to earth-shattering orgasms. (I’ve actually ejaculated hands-free when using this bad boy.)
5. Best Clitoris Stimulator
Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator
This toy is ideal for people with clitorises. The stimulator has both a gentle suction and pulsating feature. The Womanizer is great to use when by yourself, but you can also use it when having sex with your partner. You can keep the stimulator directly on your clit, while your partner penetrates you with their fingers, penis, or another toy.
6. Best Prostate Massager
The Hugo is the sex toy I referred to in the intro. While it’s the most expensive toy on the list, it’s worth every penny. It uses a remote control that you (or your partner) control by simply tilting. The direction of the tilt will determine both the intensity and exact location of the vibrations. For reference, I really like tilting the remote in a slow U-shape, because that causes the vibrations to move up and around the back of my prostate.
7. Best Cock Ring
Satisfyer Power Ring
There are tons of cock rings on the market that range in price, but to be honest, you don’t need a vibrating cock ring that costs $130. There are vibrating cock rings, like the Satisfyer, that feel just as good and cost roughly $30. Just like the pricey rings, the Satisfyer vibrates, is made of high-quality silicone, and is waterproof. Really, that’s all you need in a cock ring.
8. Best for Full-Body Orgasms
Fun Factory Duke Prostate Massager
I like the Duke prostate massager because it’s big and hits multiple erogenous zones. It has three components: The first extends deep into your rectum. The second stops at the prostate, and the third and final part of the Duke lies flat against your perineum (the strip of skin between your anus and testicles/vulva), a highly sensitive yet often ignored body part.
9. Best Vibrator
Le Wand Rechargeable Vibrating Massager
Le Wand has to be one of the most popular vibrators in the world, and it’s actually won multiple awards. The reason why? It’s so damn powerful. In fact, it won Cosmo’s Sexcellence Award for “Most Powerful Sex Toy.” The massager also has an ergonomic design, allowing you to use the toy from multiple different angles and positions. It’s a toy you can use by yourself or with a partner.
10. Best for Long-Distance
We-Vibe Vector Rechargeable Remote Control Prostate Massager
If you’re quarantined separately from your partner, you should consider getting the We-Vibe remote control prostate massager. You can control the speed and vibrations of the toy from thousands of miles away using the We-Vibe app. It’s ideal to use if you have FaceTime sex with your partner.