When it comes to sexual pleasure there are plenty of pleasure products out there. The best sex toys for couples can help shake things up in the bedroom, and we’ve curated a list of the best sex toys for you and your partner to enjoy, according to experts. If your sex life has come to feel monotonous, conjure more intense versions of sensations you already enjoy, and help yourself feel more closely connected to your partner. Plus, if you’re on the hunt for a great Valentine’s Day gift for your partner (or even yourself), a sex toy is always a good call.
Sex toy usage surged during the pandemic, both for solo users and for couples who enjoy using toys together. Along with online adult toy companies such as Lelo and Lovehoney, more retailers are expanding their wellness vertical to include sex toys (Sephora just collaborated with Dame), and online shopping giant Amazon has a plethora of pleasure products available too. We dived into what you should know before shopping for sex toys for couples and selected top-rated vibrators, vibrating cock rings, leather strap-on harnesses, rechargeable G-spot vibrators, clitoral vibrators, best dildos, and more.
Why use sex toys with a partner?
Lisa Finn, a sex educator at sex toy mecca Babeland, tells SELF that there’s a widespread misconception that sex toys are a thing you use before you meet your partner—or when they’re out of town. But sex toys aren’t just for single folks.
“Sex toys allow you and your partner (or partners) to bring an exciting sensation that might not be possible with tongues, fingers, and genitals alone,” she says, adding that you can think of them as the sprinkles on top of an already delicious sundae.
“Sex toys do things humans cannot,” agrees Epiphora, a blogger who has been reviewing sex toys professionally for over a decade. “Humans don’t vibrate; humans don’t have penises made of stainless steel.” But that also doesn’t mean that toys are a replacement for, or a threat to, human relationships. Even if you use a fancy stand mixer while baking a cake, you’re still the one who baked that cake—and by the same token, the pleasure…