Anytime of year is a good time to buy a sex toy, but Valentine's Day is one time of year when many people get inspired to get their sexy on. Choosing a new toy - whether for you or for a partner - can be part of that. But which one to choose? Well, you don't have to take our word for it. We asked some top sex toy reviewers for their top picks this year.
Winner of the best sex toy of 2016 on my blog, the We-Vibe Rave is a solid and wonderfully versatile vibrator that would make make many recipients happy. Excellent at clitoral stimulation, the Rave is also a damn good long-distance vibrator (its app doesn't suck! At all!) and an INCREDIBLE G-spot toy. There's something magical about its wonky, asymmetrical shaft. My G-spot can't speak English, but here's a rough transcript of its thoughts when I use the Rave: [unintelligible screaming].
-Epiphora of Hey Epiphora
Read the full review here.
We've been tracking the improvements to the Pulse sex toy ever since the very first version. Pulse 3 Duo is the newest release from Hot Octopuss, and the team have taken on board reviewers' suggestions and created something really special. This oscillating, open design penis masturbator is unlike anything else I've seen in the world of sex toys. He doesn't even need to have an erection to start using & enjoying it (making it ideal for those with erectile difficulties) and it can be wrapped around him to enjoy hands-free (meaning it could be used by those with physical challenges to overcome, so they can enjoy their sex life whether alone or with a partner). There are vibrations to the outside of the Pulse 3 Duo that I can enjoy clitorally and in my vulva area during foreplay and fun times, and the remote control makes it easy to switch on, up or off without disturbing our position or embrace. Oh, and it's rechargeable and waterproof! The Pulse 3 Duo is a sex toy I can wholeheartedly recommend for anyone with a penis or for a relationship in which one or both people are penis-owners.
Anything From Fucking Sculptures
If you want to give your partner (or yourself) a Valentine’s Day super-treat, I can’t recommend Fucking Sculptures' products highly enough. Their glass dildos are handmade, artisanal, luxurious, and utterly gorgeous. My faves are the Double Trouble and G-Spoon, but literally every product in their catalogue is a stunner. If you know your partner’s preferences as far as girth, texture, and curve, you should be able to pick a Fucking Sculpture that’ll make them swoon.
The ‘Rabbit’ is an iconic vibrator, and finally there is a rabbit for EVERYONE. The Back Door Rabbit is powerful and exciting, and the perfect gift for the prostate in your life - whether that’s your own or your partner's! It’s got a wide range of patterns and two independently controlled motors, so you can have lots of fun switching it up to find the best orgasmic setting. A winner in my book!
I cannot say enough good things about the Doxy wand! Super-powerful and rumbly with a sleek body and extra long cord, it's as sexy as it is functional. Some people find large wands of this kind too powerful but the Doxy allows the user to explore a whole range of speeds rather than just a few pre-set ones. Bonus: you can also use it as a massager; it does wonders on tight shoulders! The original Doxy wand is available in several attractive colors but for Valentine's Day I think it would be fun to go with the extra-badass Doxy Die Cast in red because a) It's gorgeous, and b) it's thematically appropriate, which is just fun.
I thought it was impossible to improve upon the classic, corded, go-to clitoral Original Magic Wand "massager" but Vibratex has pulled it off. Known for its super strength and dependability in creating intense orgasms, the Original Magic Wand Cordless has been reinvented morphing this timeless vibe into the modern, rechargeable techno-wonder that it is. Without changing the parts we love, Vibratex has added a variety of speeds and patterns, all without being tethered to a cord - it even has a higher speed setting than the corded version, making it possible for this vibe to "go to 11."