Sex toys have a special place in a woman's life — from the first vibrator she discreetly buys at her local sex shop, to the one she and her first partner use together to help explore each other's bodies. But a woman's toy collection doesn't just stop after certain milestones are met. Real talk: we're pleasuring ourselves in the age of technology, which means there's always a new lube solution or vibrator with never before seen functionality to try out. Some of today's popular sex toys even come with a corresponding app. What a time to be alive, am I right?
If you think the world off sex toys has nothing to offer a guy in a committed relationship, think again. No matter how hot and heavy sex with your lady is already, bringing a toy into the bedroom can be the thing that takes your lovemaking to the next level. There's also nothing that earns a guy bedroom brownie points faster than buying your lady a sex toy to use when you're not around. Prepare to have your phone bombarded with raunchy sexts while she's using it and thinking of you.
Ready to embark on a little shopping trip? To help guide your efforts, we asked a few real ladies with vaginas to tell us about the one sex toy that changed everything for them. They spared no detail of how they love to use it, either. Read on for the sex toys that revolutionized these 10 ladies lives.
1. The Magic Wand
If you've ever been in the market for a back massager, you've probably stumbled across the magic wand. Technically, it can be used that way — if you have sore muscles and no imagination. But Allie, 28 suggests putting it to work to get another job done. "Put it over your clit and the vibrations literally send shivers down your spine," she says. "It's amazing. My boyfriend will use it on me too so it's also fun for couples. I use it with dildos too, and the double stimulation is awesome." Insider tip: When picking out a magic wand, make sure you go with one that has a few different settings, so that you can stimulate certain parts of the body differently — if you know what I mean.
Get Her One: $99.99 at Amazon.com
2. Vesper Vibrator Necklace
The Vesper geniously combines two things that women love — jewelry and vibrators. At first glance, it looks like a necklace. But take a closer look, and you'll realize that this streamlined piece of jewelry does much more. "The vesper is sleek and sexy so you can straight up wear your sexuality around your neck," says Gigi, 26. "It's super powerful — you'd never guess it's so strong because it's so small. I like it both for solo and couples play — it works well for clitoral and ball sack stim!" An added bonus? You can engrave whatever dirty inside joke you and your partner have on the side of it.
Get Her One: $69.00 at Amazon.com
3. Elvie Pelvic Exercise Tracker
You're probably familiar with the FitBit — an exercise tracker that monitors your workout progress and counts your steps each day. The Elvie is a more…personal trainer. "I first got this thing because my trainer talked about it after I took a class with her," says Cassie, 28. "She said that once she started training her kegels with the Elvie, her planks and even her balance improved, so I wanted to give it a try. The Elvie has a corresponding app, and you stick the device up, you know, in you, and it takes you through a series of pelvic floor exercises. It's kind of like playing Super Mario but with your vag. After a week or so of using it, my husband started asking me if I was doing something different when we'd have sex. When I told him about the Elvie, he said he could feel the difference!"
Get Her One: $199.00 at Amazon.com
4. A Lipstick Vibrator
"I travel a lot for work and had always wanted to take a vibrator along with me," says Dawn, 32. "But I'd always chicken out at the last minute, thinking about what I'd do if somehow it slipped out of my carry on or something and one of my colleagues saw it. Paranoid, I know, but still. This vibrator looks just like a tube of lipstick, so I felt comfortable enough to pack it. Lets just say that having it along with me has made work trips much more pleasurable. Oh, and my boyfriend loves it when I FaceTime him while I'm using it!"
Get Her One: $8.95 at Mypleasurebox.com
5. Magic Banana
If both you and your partner have tried to find her G-spot without success, an exploratory toy like the Magic Banana might be just what you need to help get there. "This thing located my G-spot almost instantly," says Claire, 29. "The toy itself looks off putting but I'm telling you, you'll hit parts of your vagina with this toy that you never knew were there — and they'll feel incredible. After using this toy I actually found that having sex felt better, because I knew how to maneuver myself to hit these angles." Kind of like looking up directions before you get there, you know?
Get Her One: Find Out More at MagicBanana.com
6. Unbound Box
Nowadays, there's a subscription box for whatever it is you're into — whether you're an aspiring wine connoisseur or an amateur cook. There's even one for sex toys, which will send you a box of the latest and greatest to try each quarter. "I found out about Unbound when my bridesmaids gifted me their 'bachelorette box,'" says Susan, 27. "I looked into what else they had to offer, and decided to sign up for a subscription to see what other fun stuff they'd send me. My fiancé and I have been so happy with the service. He works from home, so whenever it arrives he texts me sneak previews of what we got — which gets me so hot."
Get Her One: $65.00 at Unbound.com
7. A Sex Swing
"My husband bought it for me as a joke," says Camie, 29. "We babysit for our baby niece a lot, so my husband wanted to set up some kind of kiddie swing for her in our living room, but I was worried that it would take up too much space, and we got in kind of a fight over it. I came home later that night and he had set up a sex swing in it's place. At first I had a good laugh over the whole thing. And then we proceeded to have makeup sex in this contraption. Let's just say all was forgiven. We use it all the time now!"
Get Her One: $69.00 at Amazon.com
8. Anal Lube
"I've always wanted to try anal," says Crystal, 27. "But every time I would give it a try with one of my partners, I would stop them in the middle of it because I just couldn't get through the pain. When I brought it up to my current boyfriend, he told me that the reason it hurt during my other attempts was probably because I wasn't using the right lube. I was skeptical, but he bought a tube of anal lube, and when we used it I didn't feel that pain I was used to experiencing. Quite the opposite, actually, it felt incredible. Definitely changed my sex life for the better!"
Get Her One: $12.95 at AdamEve.com
9. The Umie
Vibrators do just about everything these days — but the Umie takes sex toy features to a whole other level. "Before the Umie I'd run my dildos under hot water," says Magan, 29. "For me, it made the experience feel more real, since, you know, dicks are usually warm. The Umie has this heat technology that lets me skip that step, and make it as hot as I want it to go. It's also voice-activated, so I can tell it what I want it to do without pressing any buttons."
Get Her One: $149.00 at Tantriss.com
10. Vibrating Cock Ring With Clit Stimulation
It's a true fact that around 80% of women can't get off from penetration alone. One way to get the job done? A vibrating cock ring that stimulates the clit. "The best part about using this toy was that my boyfriend was the one who brought it up," says Courtney, 24. "I didn't want to be one of those girls who fakes it, so I told him straight up the first time we did it that I rarely get off during sex. The next time we did it, he had what he called a 'secret weapon,' which was a cock ring that had a little nub on the top of it that vibrated. The one we use is perfect — the vibration is strong enough to get me off but not too fast. Plus, it's so much hotter to get off while we're doing it together than have him rub my clit separately."
Get Her One: $13.00 at Lovehoney.com