You heard it here first, folks: Doctors say that masturbating is pretty much essential to your mental and physical health—I'm talking pain relief and better sleep here. With a vibrator, you're signing up for all those good-for-you benefits along with the potential for toe-curling orgasms on demand. I mean, what more could you want?
"Vibrators can help your body learn to respond to a variety of sensations," says certified sex therapist Kat Van Kirk. And the perks don't stop there.
"One of the top benefits of using a vibrator is that you get to know your own pleasure zones," says Taylor Sparks, erotic educator and founder of OrganicLoven.com. "If you don't know what pleases you, it will be a challenge to explain it to your lovers."
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According to certified sexologist Alexandra Fine, it's important to first start getting in touch with your body to understand where you like to be stimulated, and how. "Consider what type of experience you want this tool to help you unlock," she says . For example, if clitoral stimulation is your focus, get a vibe that mimics the feeling of oral sex. Or if penetration's more your thing, you'll want a bigger vibrator with internal stimulation features.
And hey, there are many that do both at the same time—there's no need to settle when it comes to taking your pleasure in your own hands (literally). Ahead, sex experts share their picks for the 35 best vibrators and sex toys for women in 2022, whatever your ~vibe~ (lol, get it?) is.
1. Best Nipple And Clit Toy: Rose Massager
Explore what feels good with this palm-sized rose vibe that's all about external pleasure. The flexible build allows you to concentrate the vibrations on your clitoris. Not your thing? Hold the vibe to your nipples to mix things ups. This pick's rechargeable and tiny enough to bring with you anytime to any place.
2. Best Egg Vibrator: Lovense Lush 3
This vibe makes for a hands-free experience. The larger, egg-shaped arm goes inside your vagina while the longer arm remains outside the body to rest on your clitoris. All customization happens on your phone. Sync the Lush 3 to your Bluetooth and select from three speeds and four vibration patterns that are sure to get your rocks off.
Want a partner to join in? Hand them the phone to take control of your pleasure from wherever they are.
3. Best Double-Sided Vibrator: Indulge
For a bit of variety, opt for this pick which features a vibrating and non-vibrating side made of body-safe silicone that's easily cleaned and non-porous. Designed by an actual sexologist, switch between ends depending on your mood. Or bring this out when you're with a partner who also enjoys penetration. Put the vibrating side in you and the other end in them.
4. Best Rabbit: LELO Ina 3
This multipurpose vibrator's packing not one, but two motors to power it. The curved shaft goes in deep to hit your G-Spot, while the rabbit ear stimulates your clitoris at the same time. This pick promises to be "whisper quiet," but no promises you'll be once you start using it.
5. Best G-Spot-Clit Vibe: Womanizer Duo
Ever heard of a blended orgasm? Allow the Womanizer Duo to introduce you. The curved arm takes care of your G-spot while the other end pumps air onto your clitoris to mimic the feel of someone going down on you. Switch between 12 settings that are sure to get you off in more ways than one.
6. Best Pelvic Floor Trainer: Perifit
This wand doubles as a vibrator and pelvic floor strengthener. It has app-controlled exercises to improve pelvic floor blood flow and ease tension from tender points...while also delivering some amazing vibes.
7. Best Oral-Mimicking Vibrator: LELO Ora 3
This ring-shaped vibrator is super small, but delivers big on its licking (and sucking) capabilities. You're going to see a whole lot of LELO's award-winning products on this list, and with good reason—their products are super luxe, effective, and high-quality. Your bod deserves the best!
8. Best Ergonomic Vibrator: LELO Nea 2
Not only does this vibe come in a versatile shape—perfect for testing out in every nook and cranny—but it also has eight powerful vibration settings, is waterproof, USB rechargeable, and made of ABS plastic, says Janet Brito, AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist.
9. Best Panty Vibrator: We-Vibe Moxie
Wearable (a.k.a. panty) vibrators are awesome, and this one is no exception: It's mini, contoured, super soft, and quiet. Just slip it into your underwear before dinner, and hand off control to a partner via the remote or mobile app.
10. Best Dual-Ended Vibrator: Eve's Thrusting Wand
"This toy is one of my personal favorites when it comes to multiple orgasms and a pleasure-filled sexual experience," Joanne Encarcion, sex and relationship coach says. "It's great for those who are wanting to play with G-spot stimulation and a little perineum (the area between the genitals and anus) play." (Pssst...it's also waterproof.)
11. Best Necklace Vibrator: Vesper
The best part about jewelry that doubles as a sex toy? "They’re great for an impromptu rendezvous," says Fine. But even though Vesper's surface is smooth, you might want to make it feel even sleeker by pairing it with water-based lube for optimal stimulation.
12. Best Travel Vibrator: Hide&Play Lipstick
Brito loves this travel-sized lipstick vibe for stashing in a suitcase or even a carry-on bag. Powered by eight, rumbling pulses and vibration options, solo travel has never been so sexy.
13. Best Anal Vibrator: Vibrating Power Beads
This wand is super special because the shaft bends however you please. You might curve it into a V-shape and use it for both penetrative stimulation and clitoral stimulation at once. Looking to try anal but getting some first-time nerves? This beginner's anal vibrator is tapered and gentle enough that you can insert without it feeling too intense (but make sure you use it with water-based lube!).
14. Best Flexible Vibrator: Soraya 2
Let's be real–you deserve some luxury during "me" time. The Soraya Wave is the extravagant cousin to the traditional rabbit vibrator, according to Encarcion. "What I love about this toy is its ergonomics. It's skillfully designed to hit just the right angle for every body type," Encarcion says. If you need even more reason to invest in this vibe, you should know it's whisper-quiet and features a flexible body that feels like it was made just for you.
15. Best Air-Pulsating Vibrator: Starlet Clitoral Stimulator
The Womanizer Starlet is Engle's favorite toy for beginners (and more than a few Women's Health editors). "You turn it on, put the nozzle over the glans, and bam, you're having an orgasm in just a few minutes," she says. For those of you who've never had an orgasm before, Engle says using the Womanizer is "a fabulous way to find out what they feel like without any guesswork."
16. Best Metal Vibrator: Crave Wink+
This super-smooth metal vibrator is made of stainless steel. Not only does it look super sleek, it offers five different power levels and four modes, making it incredibly versatile.
17. Best Silicone Bullet Vibrator: LELO Mia
Just here to put yet another bullet vibrator on your radar. The VeDo Bam Bullet has 10 different vibration patterns and is made of soft silicone. While it might be little, this one packs quite the punch. Like Sparks, Engle says bullet vibrators are "the best place to start," since they focus on the glans (a.k.a. your clit's head), which is "where the vast majority of women discover their potential for orgasm and pleasure." Sold.
18. Best Nubbed Vibrator: Nubby Finger Vibrator
As far as vibrators go, the Nubby is pretty affordable. But don’t mistake the low price point for lack of quality. The toy’s finger ring provides targeted control, while the clitoral stimulator and its pleasure nubs go to work on your clitoris.
19. Best Couples Vibrator: We-Vibe Unite
Looking for a toy that you can use with your S.O., too? The We-Vibe Unite is perfect for slipping in between you and bae. It stays put while it pulses, allowing you the freedom to caress yourself elsewhere or keep grinding along with its vibrations.
20. Best Classic Wand: All That Glimmers Vibrator
Le Wand is a freakin' classic, which is why so many sexperts recommend it. Okay, it's not the most discreet-looking toy—who cares? In fact, it's on the bigger side for a reason. This vibe is meant to be used all around your clitoris for earth-shattering orgasms, or you can angle part of its head to reach inside you for some internal-type pleasure. It's got 20 vibration patterns, 10 different speeds (um, r u serious?!), and it's USB rechargeable.
21. Best Penis-Shaped Vibrator: King Cock 9"
Want internal pleasure? Want to reach what your fingers can't? If so, the King Cock vibrator might be your perfect match. Shaped like a nine inch-long penis and with a special ringed handle for optimal movement, this vibe is meant for insertion and can reach all the way up to your G-spot. It's 100-percent waterproof (perf for taking into baths and showers).
22. Best Jack Rabbit Vibrator: Thrusting Vibrator
Remember that vibrator that literally kept Charlotte in bed for days in Sex And The City? Well, that's this guy. Let me introduce you to the Thrusting Jackrabbit, a tool that stimulates both your G-Spot and clitoris *at the same time* while thrusting in and out of your vagina. It's got little orbs that whirl around while it pulses for increased stimulation, too. Engle says that "vibrators are a tool for female sexual liberation," and honestly, the rabbit will make you feel liberated as hell.
23. Best Sonic Vibrator: Sona Cruise
The Lelo Sona Cruise is here to stimulate all your clitoral needs. It mimics the sensation of oral sex, (um, yes plz!), and the harder you push it against your skin, the more it increases the vibration intensity (v special feature, you guys!). It uses sonic waves to deliver vibes to your clit without actually touching it, which is huge for those of you who can't handle a lot of direct clitoral stimulation.
24. Best Tiny Vibrator: Pom
This tiny vibe fits right in the palm of your hand and bends at your will. It has a super-powerful motor and comes in two colors (cute!). Fine recommends humping the toy between your legs or sliding it in your panties. "It's my personal fave," she adds.
25. Best Finger Vibrator: The Fin
This water-resistant finger vibe is pretty much perf for both solo masturbation and partnered sex. The band wraps around your fingers, making it easy to lose yourself in the sensation without losing grip on the toy. "The Fin is a great choose-your-own-adventure toy, since it can easily be integrated into whatever you’re already doing with your hands," says Fine.
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26. Best Pronged Vibrator: Vibrating Clamps
This set of two clamps has powerful vibrating motors in each flexible ear. It's perfect for pinching around your clitoral hood or nipples in a way that gives you stimulation without touching the pleasure center directly. Fine makes sure to note that this one isn't to be inserted inside the vagina, though.
27. Best Gender Neutral Vibrator: Enby
Enby is considered the first gender-neutral vibrator because of its innovative multi-body design. Rub the flexible silicone tip around your clitoris or flip the toy around so that the triangular base sits at your perineum. Or, place yourself on top and use a humping rhythm to experience a wave of stimulation with each stroke.
28. Best Rabbit Vibrator: Rabbit Bullet
The Je Joue Rabbit Bullet Vibe combines the size and power of a bullet with the huggable "ears" of a rabbit vibrator. You can use it to envelope the hood of your clit or massage your vulva with the bullet's base. Because the Rabbit Bullet is so dynamic, it's sure to bring you all the orgasmic exploration you need. Bonus: "They tend to be quieter than larger vibrators," says sex expert Jess O’Reilly, author of The New Sex Bible and host of the @SexWithDrJess podcast. So if you've got roommates, this one's for you.
29. Best Discreet Vibrator: Just The Tip Bullet
This isn't the most powerful item on this list but it's an amazing foreplay toy. Trust, this pretty li'l bullet vibe will not disappoint (perhaps under the table at dinner?). Better yet, leave it on your dresser and your roommate will be none the wiser. So smart!
30. Best Glass Wand: The Cervix Serpent
If you're interested in some vaginal self-massage, Brito recommends this glass wand made for internal stimulation. The raised spiral increases inner traction and the bulbous tip is designed to hit your G-spot.
31. Best for Blended Orgasms: LELO Enigma
The Engima is built to mimic the best kinds of human touch. It offers G-spot and clitoral stimulation all in one and bound to leave you in blended orgasm bliss. "The clitoral mouth mimics the sensation of stroking and sucking and the G-spot massager gives you stimulation to both pleasure points," Encarcion says.
32. Best Massage Wand: Nirvana By Bellesa
This wand boasts its ability to combine luxury with affordability, making it ideal for beginners. Made of trusty silicone (which isn't porous, cleans easily, and won't hold onto any bacteria that could transfer into your bod) and rechargeable for easy use, the Nirvana is the new go-to vibe. Encarcion claims this is one of the best wands she has ever owned. Plus, she says it's a really great bath buddy.
33. Best Hands-Free Vibrator: Le Wand Point
Sex experts love this vibe for its sleek, yet intense design. It fits comfortably into your hand but also works completely *hands-free* with its perfectly designed weight and shape. Just rest it where you want, and let it go to work. Bonuses? It's waterproof and has easy-to-control vibration modes, per Encarcion. You'll def wanna get this one in rose gold.
34. Most Powerful Bullet Vibrator: Zee
Dame's vibrator, Zee, launched last November. Instead of silicone, it's made from a type of silky-smooth plastic called ABS (which, fun fact, Legos are also made from), then coated with a soft-touch spray. Why, you ask? Because this thinner material makes room for Zee's super-powerful motor, which a lot of bullet vibrators don't have.
35. Best Multi-Mode Toy: Femme Funn Ultra
"I always recommend a bullet vibrator to start, preferably one that can offer both external and internal stimulation," Sparks says. And this is the one she suggests the most. "It offers 20 vibration modes, so it’s perfect for the beginner. It can be used both internally and externally, plus it's waterproof, USB rechargeable, and small enough for travel." Bzzz!