With so many vibrators and sex toys on the market—all at different price points, and with different bells and whistles—the act of deciding which toy to buy can be a little intimidating. To take the guesswork out of it (and to make sure you're getting the best bang—wink, wink—for your buck) we asked a group of sexperts, like shop owners and educators, which vibrators they actually use and hear their clients love. Ahead, the 68 popular vibrators that the experts swear by. (P.S.: Get into the mood with our hand-picked list of the best female-friendly porn websites, and our playlist of the best sex songs.)
Wild Flower founder Amy Boyajian, writer and sexual wellness advocate Arielle Egozi, Babeland co-founder Claire Cavanah, Unbound Box CEO Polly Rodriguez, Lovehoney's sexpert Jess Wilde, Good Vibrations' staff sexologist Carol Queen, Ohmibod cofounder and creator of the original Music Vibrator Suki Dunham, Astroglide's resident sexologist Dr. Jess O’Reilly, sex toy blogger Felicity of Phallophile Reviews, certified sex therapist and Director of Sexual Wellness for Ella Paradis Dr. Holly Richmond, sex expert and writer Charyn Pfeuffer, Kimberly Faubel of Clandestine Devices, Vibrant President and CEO Angela Wells, founder and CEO of CalExotics Susan Colvin, LELO sexpert Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, CalExotics’ Resident Sexologist Dr. Jill McDevitt, sexologist Dr. Jordin Wiggins, Dr. Chris Donaghue, Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, K-Y Partner Dr. Jennifer Wider, M.D., Brian Sanderson, Director of Operations at Jack and Jill Adult Superstore, Anne Hodder-Shipp, ACS, sex educator, Amy Baldwin, Sex Educator, Sex and Relationship Coach, and co-host of the Shameless Sex Podcast, Sinnead TM Ali, Smile Makers’ Community and Content Manager, Laurie Mintz, Ph.D., Author of Becoming Cliterate & A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex and sexpert for sex toy brand LELO, and SKYN Condoms Sex & Intimacy Expert, certified sex coach, sexologist, and author Gigi Engle.
The LELO Ora 3, $169
"This fabulous toy simulates oral sex, which is the ultimate pleasure for many women. It has a very comfortable, smooth nub that moves up and down, rotates, and vibrates. And, you can change the speed and intensity of the “oral sex” you are giving yourself, all without having to tell a partner to do so! Because of this, for many women, this toy isn’t the next-best thing to oral sex—it’s better!" - Laurie Mintz
The Ballerina, $200
"The Ballerina’s strong motor is perfect for discovering pleasure zones beyond the clitoris that exist on the vulva. Crafted with innovative human touch texture that feels deliciously addictive on the skin to massage over the labia and surrounding areas. As you get lost in the sensation of touch, how else can you awaken your senses?Teasing your tastebuds or turning up your sexy-slow jams playlist. If you’re feeling generous, invite a partner in on the action." - Sinnead TM Ali
Focus Sonic Vibrator by Jimmyjane, $130
"Focus is not your average vibrator. It’s equipped with a sonic motor that operates at a super-high frequency, providing 31,000 vibrations per minute with a reverberating motion vs. the typically fast spin of a traditional vibe. This assures powerful stimulation that’s also gentle and won’t numb you out if you use it for long or use firm pressure. Plus the design is made for a comfy hold! The soft ball-like base is easy to keep in your hand and maneuver around erogenous zones and the convenient attachments let you customize what kind of sensation you want–and what part of the body you want to focus on!" - Anne Hodder-Shipp
Clandestine Devices Mimic Plus, $135
"Not only is this vibrator gorgeous, it doesn’t look like a vibrator at all. Even better, it offers sensation and stimulation in multiple spots, giving users more external pleasure. At the same time, for the person who prefers direct clitoral stimulation, the Mimic provides pin-pointed pleasure." - Brian Sanderson
We-Vibe Chorus, $199
"The Chorus is one of We-Vibe’s newest and most innovative couple’s toys yet. Not only does it include the same 10+ vibration modes, dual g-spot, clitoral and partner stimulation, as well as Bluetooth control capabilities as the older models, but this one now has a wireless remote that responds to hand pressure. The squeeze control increases or decreases the intensity of the vibrations based on how hard you squeeze, allowing for the vibrations to match the energy of the moment." - Amy Baldwin
FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet, $49
"I tell my clients the FemmeFun Ultra Bullet packs the most bang for the buck and size. It looks like a tiny purple flashlight with a hot pink on/off button, and has 20 different powerful vibration modes. It's perfect for travel, especially if noise is a consideration as well. It’s whisper quiet, so vibe away no matter where you are." —Dr. Holly Richmond
Dame Products Eva, $84
"Eva is the lovechild of the dynamic, badass—ahem, female—duo behind Dame Products. Take note that this is the *first* hands-free, strap-free, non-intrusive couples vibrator. To which we say, 'LOOK MA! NO HANDS!' Eva is made of the smoothest silicone, with flexible wings that fit snugly under a woman's labia majora, making it possible to experience clitoral stimulation during sex or while playing solo." —Polly Rodriguez
Lovelife Cuddle Mini, $59
"A smaller version of the original, Lovelife Cuddle Mini is petite and discreet, with a soft design. It's our vibrator of choice when women come to us for suggestions on an introductory vibrator. Women LOVE this item, and we are constantly getting requests from people for it!" —S.D.
We-Vibe Sync, $130
"Our most popular couple's vibe keeps getting better and better. The latest innovation of the C-shaped vibrator that can be worn during sex is more flexible, powerful, and can be operated with an app that also works remotely. That means your partner can control your vibrator even when you're far apart." —Claire Cavanah
California Dreaming Malibu Minx, $98.99
"From the California Dreaming line, which I absolutely love, this one stands out because the clitoral stimulator sucks! When we talk about clitorises, we tend to talk about flicking or licking sensations, but a lot of what many people love about oral sex is the suction, and this vibe provides that!" - Dr. Jill McDevitt
Unbound's Palma, $128
"The vibrator you can take anywhere—discreet, wearable, waterproof. Gone are the days of worrying that your vibrator will go off in your carryon while the airport agent is searching your bags…now you can bring your vibrator with you and feel like the sex goddess you are wherever you go. I like to use the Palma as the perfect foreplay…wearing your vibrator out to a fancy dinner and no one is any wiser is a great way to build pleasure and desire." - Dr. Jordin Wiggins
The SKYN Vibes Personal Body Massager Vibrator, $27.49
"SKYN Vibes is an amazing vibrator as they’re virtually silent and still very powerful. They’re also a great shower sex accessory since it’s totally waterproof and perfect for play that doesn't involve intercourse." - Gigi Engle
The Vector by We-Vibe, $139
“The prostate is a man’s most direct access point to explosive orgasms. [I recommend exploring] prostate stimulation for psychological and sexual health and wellness, but the biggest reason for exploring the prostate is to unlock higher arousal and levels of pleasure." - Dr. Chris Donaghue
The K-Y Ultimate Pleasure Personal Bullet Vibrator, $50.95
"For women looking for a discreet option, I highly recommend the K-Y Ultimate Pleasure Personal Bullet Vibrator—small and very quiet--this vibrator is an amazing option and travels very well. Don't be fooled by its size, it delivers ten-fold! Added bonus—it's waterproof, so you can bring it into the bath or shower." - Dr. Jennifer Wider
The Melt by We-Vibe, $149
"The Melt has just the right amount of suction AND vibration. It’s designed to be slim enough to work for every couple and every position, but I like it just as much for self-pleasure during a solo session. It can be hooked up to an app so your partner can control the intensity while you hold is just where you want it." - J.W.
The SKYN Thrill, $15.50
"This toy is the perfect thing for beginners. Its discreet, bullet-like shape makes it ideal for clitoral pleasure. Not to mention it's rose gold plating makes this vibrator sleek and ultra-chic. The Thrill has three speeds, which is great for a sex toy newbie who doesn't want to be too overwhelmed with settings, is completely waterproof for bath time, and is rechargeable (no batteries required). This is a luxury finger vibe without the price tag of so many similar vibrators. It's only $15. It's a total steal!" - G.E.
Hide & Play Rechargeable Lipstick, $26.99
"It easily passes for a lipstick you can keep in your purse or makeup bag. Plus it's powerful and functional, so you can actually use and enjoy it. I like to recommend this one to clients in need of something discreet and private." - J.M.
Satisfyer Partner Multifun 2, $49.95
"Yes, this soft, comfortable, powerful vibrator functions as a vibrating cock ring, but it’s more versatile than that. Users can also stimulate nipples and other erogenous zones for a more sensual and full-body experience." - B.S.
California Dreaming Orange County Cutie, $98.99
"I wasn't kidding when I said I love the entire California Dreaming line. I love the colors, the motors, the silky silicone. But this is another standout from the line—it features a clitoral stimulator (win) and thrusting vaginal stimulator (double win!) that thumps up and down." - J.M.
Optimum Power Masturball, $79.99
"It's truly a one-of-a-kind penis stroker that squeezes and rubs in a way that feels like lips and a tongue. Super unique!" - J.M.
California Dreaming Surf City Centerfold, $92.99
"Okay, seriously, this one is my favorite of the California Dreaming line I'm obsessed with, because it is like nothing I've ever seen before in a vibrator. It features a pulsating pad that thumps. The motion reminds me of a base speaker on full blast! You can put it on your clitoris for thumping vibes on your clit, or insert it and the thumping pads like up to your g-spot." - J.M.
Lovelife Share Couples Vibrator, $79
"For any couple who wants to start with a product that is small and simple, this is the perfect item. The vibrator has seven vibration patterns, and its discreet look that will make each person more comfortable introducing toys into their bedroom." —Suki Dunham
The ZALO Queen, $179
"This unique toy comes packaged in a keepsake box and includes fine design features like a Swarovski crystal embellishment on the handle. It has a warm-up function as well as dual stimulation: wave vibrations and rumbly vibrations—both of which send pleasure sensations across the body, thanks to the fact that it curves up gently to stimulate the G-Spot. Use a few drops of Astroglide Liquid with this one to take the wave vibrations to new heights." —Dr. Jess O’Reilly
The Pom, $95
"Dame Products’ latest creation, the Pom, sits comfortably in the palm of your hand and delivers five powerful patterns or the option to pick your intensity. This flexible vibe is a clitoral pleasure godsend." —C.P.
Le Wand Petite, $130
"As a longtime Magic Wand devotee, I didn’t think another wand vibrator could live up to such magic. Le Wand Petite is a more compact version (think smaller head and handle) that is purse-sized and perfect for travel." —Charyn Pfeuffer
The Moxie by We-Vibe, $129
"The formula for passion in relationships involves creating a foundation of love, security, and trust that is so solid you can do things that feel risky together. Breaking the rules together with Moxie not only heightens your excitement and pleasure, but can deepen your bond and build trust, as you confide in one another and share a private, playful secret." - J.O.
Unbound Bean, $36
"At only $36, this powerful vibe is a steal, given all its features. Bean has 6 modes, is waterproof, and can be used for both targeted and broader stimulation. Like all our vibrators, it is made with medical grade silicone so even though it's more affordable, you're not compromising on using body-safe materials." —P.R.
Trio Triple-Vibe Remote-Control Butt Plug, $140
"If you’re new to anal play, this toy is a good mid-range, easily insertable size for testing the waters. It can be worn comfortably under clothes, and with its remote-control feature, is fun for pseudo-public sexy time." —C.P.
The SKYN Shiver, $19.97
"I love the Shiver because it's slightly more advanced than the Thrill, but still perfect for beginners. It's ribbed texture gives you opportunity to play with different feels on the vulva. It's an entirely unique experience. This toy has 7 speeds so there is definitely someone for everyone. It is completely waterproof and USB rechargeable. It's a great toy if you're shopping on a budget, but crave the chance to bring sex toys into the bedroom." - G.E.
The LELO Mia 2, $84.90
"Perfect for travel, this small but powerful vibrator can go anywhere with you discretely. It’s also a great addition to your bedside table at home because it’s small size doesn’t mean small orgasms! It’s very easy to hold in your hand and get at just the right angle, both during solo- and partner sex—indeed, it’s an ideal fit to use on yourself during intercourse." - L.M.