Trying to choose a vibrator in 2020 can seem overwhelming – there are just too many great options to choose from. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.
We’ve spoken to sex toy experts and asked dozens of frequent toy users what their favorite vibes are in order to find the very best vibrators on the market, and we’ve got the results right here. Just read on, and we’ll reveal the top 16 toe-curling vibrators that women swear by.
We’ll also be sharing our big vibrator buying guide to help you to narrow down the options and find the best product for your needs. Plus, stick around to the end to find out some secret tips on how to get the maximum pleasure from your new toy.
Let’s get started!
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Different Types of Vibrators
First off, let’s clear something up: ‘vibrator’ is a big word. There are many different kinds of vibrators out there, each designed to stimulate different areas of your body in different ways. The first step towards finding the best vibrator for your needs is to understand all of your options.
Below, we’ve outlined the main types of vibrators you should know about. If this is your first time buying a vibe, start by figuring out which type you’re most interested in trying and then look for something within that category in our top 16 list.
Clitoral Vibrators (External)
Clit vibrators offer purely external stimulation. They stimulate all those super-sensitive nerve endings in your clit with focused, pinpoint vibrations.
They’re probably the most popular (and effective) type of vibrator out there when it comes to pure pleasure because research shows that most women find it easier to climax from direct clitoral stimulation than from penetration alone.
G-spot Vibrators (Internal)
G-spot vibrators are internal toys designed to stimulate your G-spot. They’re often phallic-shaped and may be curved to better direct the pressure towards that sweet spot.
Internal vibrators might be the best choice if you’re the kind of woman that enjoys internal orgasms over clitoral orgasms.
Rabbit Vibrators (Combo)
Rabbit vibrators offer the best of both worlds: internal and external stimulation. They have an insertable shaft to provide internal vibrations, and a smaller arm called a tickler that vibrates externally on your clit.
The name ‘rabbit vibrator’ comes from the fact that the tickler makes the toy look a lot like a cute little rabbit, but don’t be fooled, these cute little vibes pack a punch. You can use them to achieve simultaneous internal and external stimulation and, hopefully, a powerful blended orgasm.
A bullet vibe is a specific type of clitoral vibrator. These small, cute, pocket-sized toys are shaped vaguely like a bullet that vibrates with pinpoint precision.
If you’re totally new to this, a bullet is probably the best toy to start out with as they focus directly on the head of your clit (the glans), where the bulk of those sensitive, orgasm-inducing nerve endings are.
Massage wands are somewhere between a vibrating sex toy and an electrical appliance. They have a broad, vibrating head and a long handle to hold onto. Originally designed as ‘neck massagers,’ massage wands are versatile toys that offer the most powerful vibrations possible.
Most of them have adjustable intensities and can be used with various head attachments, such as dildos, rabbits, and penis head ticklers. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out our guide to the Hitachi Magic Wand.
Wearable vibrators are vibes that you can wear on different body parts. This includes fingertip vibes that you can put on to liven up your finger play, wearable vibes that insert inside your vagina, vibrating panties, and couple’s vibrators.
Suction vibrators work a little differently than other types of vibes. Rather than rumble or buzz, they actually pulse to create a sucking sensation.
If you’re a fan of oral sex, this is the toy that comes closest to accurately mimicking that feeling. However, they’re not the right choice for everyone. Some women find suction too intense and even painful.
Anal vibrators are another kind of internal toy. They’re shaped differently than G-spot stimulators as they’re designed for anal masturbation and are meant to stimulate your anal pleasure spots (for guys, that’s the prostate). They also usually have a base at the bottom to prevent them from getting lost in there.
This one’s for the guys. Penis vibes are basically vibrating cock rings. They deliver an interesting sensation to the base of your penis and can be used during intercourse to provide extra pleasure for both you and your partner.
How To Find Your Perfect Vibrator
Choosing your preferred type of vibrator is only the first step, there are a few more factors you’ll need to consider if you want to find that perfect vibe that’ll turn you on every single time.
Before we share our favorite vibes, here’s a quick vibrator buying guide to help you figure out what you’re looking for.
Think about the kind of material you’d prefer to use. Some vibes are made from silicone, while others might be made from metal, or glass, or plastic, or rubber. The material will affect how it feels against your skin, how well it transfers vibrations, and how easy it is to clean.
Metal vibes offer weighty sensations and are perfect for temperature play, but they’re also very firm and don’t feel very nice against your skin. Body-safe silicone is usually the best option as it feels great and is non-porous and more hygienic.
More Power, More Pleasure
There’s nothing worse than a weak t that stops buzzing when you press it against your clit, so make sure you choose something with a powerful motor. Generally speaking, the more you’re willing to pay, the more powerful the vibe will be.
Think About Sound
Check the product description of any vibrator you’re interested in and take a look at the sound level. It should be given in decibels (Db). The quieter the vibe, the more discreet it will be. However, bear in mind that a super-quiet toy can also sometimes indicate a weak motor.
Consider Speeds & Patterns
Every woman experiences pleasure differently, which is why the best vibrators let you tailor the vibes to your own personal preferences. The best vibrators will make it easy for you to switch between multiple different vibration speed settings and patterns until you find the setting that works for you.
Another thing to consider is the way in which you control your vibrator. Is it wireless? Are there buttons on the vibe or a separate remote?
Some of the best vibrators will even hook up to an app on your smartphone, allowing you (or your partner) to control the vibes at the push of a button. This opens up a whole world of kinky partner play opportunities so it’s definitely a feature worth looking out for!
Another thing worth thinking about is whether or not your toy is rechargeable or battery-operated, and which of those you’d prefer. Rechargeable toys typically cost more to buy but they’re also more environmentally-friendly and cheaper to maintain.
Also, what about waterproof vibes? If you plan on using your vibrator in the bath or shower, you’ll need to choose one that’s waterproof.
Check the Reviews
We all know the way advertising works – marketing copy isn’t always an accurate reflection of the quality of the product. The best way to figure out if a vibrator is worth buying is to look at the reviews and see what other users are saying.
These Are the Best Vibrators Money Can Buy
Alright, now that you know how to find your perfect vibrator, let’s look at your options. Here are some of the best vibrators on the market.
Best app-controlled smart vibrator
Vibease is an innovative, wearable, hands-free smart vibrator that syncs up to an app on your smartphone. You or your partner can control the vibe from anywhere in the world via the internet or Bluetooth.
However, the most innovative feature that Vibease has to offer has to be its audiobook synchronization. You can download steamy erotic audiobooks from the Vibease Fantasy library and listen to them while you play. Your toy will automatically sync the vibrations up with the action in the audiobook for a completely immersive experience.
If you like audio porn, you’ll love this sex toy.
JE JOUE G-Kii
Best G-spot vibe
If it’s a G-spot vibe you’re after, look no further than the G-Kii from JE JOUE. This beautifully-designed vibrator is uniquely adjustable. You can actually ‘bend’ the toy to control the degree of the curve and better target your G-spot. This is great as every woman’s shape is different, so it makes sense to use a toy whose shape can be molded to your body.
It also has five different vibe levels and pulse patterns; is made from body-safe silicone, and can be recharged via an innovative metal strip.
Best external clit vibrator
If you prefer external vibration, check out Cliona by KIIROO. It’s a powerful pocket-sized clitoral massager with lots of innovative features. The highly-advanced, touch-sensitive toy allows you to play alone or with a partner and is compatible with online content including more than 4,000 interactive erotic videos.
THE CHICKIE EMOJIBATOR
Best suction vibrator (for oral-like stimulation)
Emojibator is a brand known for making fun, quirkily-designed sex toys that are always super cute and discreet. Their best-seller is actually their fun Eggplant Emojibator, but it’s The Chickie Emojibator that really stands out.
This chicken-shaped toy is Emojibator’s first suction vibrator and, let me tell you, it packs a punch. The suction is very strong and definitely not for every woman but, if you’re a fan of intense, direct clitoral stimulation, there’s no better suction vibe.
It can also work as a regular multi-speed vibrator with 8 regular vibration settings and 8 pulsating suction settings. It’s completely waterproof, made of body-safe silicone, and is fully USB rechargeable. Plus, it looks super cute.
Best Wearable Vibe
The OhMiBod Esca2, powered by Kiiroo, is another awesomely innovative smart vibrator that’s completely wearable. Put it inside and let your significant other control your pleasure via the app.
Probably the coolest feature of the Esca2 is the built-in LED light indicator, which rests on your clit and can light up to give visual feedback to your partner. This clitoral arm can also vibrate too depending on which setting you choose.
Hitachi Original Magic Wand
Most powerful massage wand
If you don’t have a super-sensitive clit and you need a little extra power to get going, the Hitachi Magic Wand might be the way to go. It’s probably the most powerful massage wand on the market and will send waves of deep, rumbly pleasure right through your body.
This infamous wand is legendary in the sex toy industry – for good reason! If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve written all about it in our Hitachi Magic Wand ultimate guide.
Charmed by Sweet Vibes
Best affordable wand
The biggest drawback of the Hitachi is that it’s a little pricey. If you’d prefer something more affordable, the Charmed wand by Sweet Vibes is the way to go.
The wand is made from medical-grade silicone and is super easy to use, with 3 buttons to switch up the power, speed, and pattern. It’s also completely waterproof so you can take it into the shower or bathtub for a steamy experience.
There’s a curved ‘fin’ on one side of the wand head and a spherical surface on the other, depending on how broad or precise you like your external pressure. The fin can slip in between the lips so that the tip sits directly on your clit if you want focused clitoral stimulation, or flip it around and just place the sphere in the area for a more enveloping sensation.
JE JOUE Mio
Best Vibrating Cock Ring
Mio by JE JOUE is one of our favorite penis vibrators. It’s essentially a cock ring that fits around the base of his penis and vibrates to deliver deep stimulation to both partners during sex.
It doesn’t come with a separate remote. Instead, it’s controlled via 3 buttons that are on the ring itself. You can switch between five preset speeds and seven pre-set vibration patterns to tailor the pleasure to your preferences. To find out more about cock rings and how to use them safely, check out our ultimate guide to cock rings.
tuLips by Sweet Vibes
Best clitoral vibrator for broad stimulation
Sweet Vibes tuLips clitoral vibrator is great for anyone that prefers broader external stimulation that covers more surface area. The toy was designed to stimulate the whole clitoris, rather than just the glans.
True to its name, it has two ‘lips’ that ‘kiss’ the clit to provide gentle stimulation to the tip while simultaneously vibrating the whole clitoris. It’s very quiet and gives you 10 vibration settings to choose from.
It also has a very versatile, adjustable shape that curves to fit your body and offers plenty of angles that you can experiment with to hit the right spot. For example, you can use the side edges to deliver more focused pressure or use the rounded sides instead.
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JE JOUE Rabbit Bullet Vibrator
Best combo vibrator
The Rabbit Bullet Vibrator from JE JOUE is a kind of crossover between a bullet vibrator and a rabbit vibrator. Unlike regular rabbit vibes, it’s not meant to be used internally. Instead, the best way to use it is to place the ears around the hood of your clit and let the base massage your vulva.
It might be small and cute but trust me, it’s still capable of inducing knee-trembling orgasms. The ‘ears’ of the toy flap around to deliver a really interesting sensation that’s nothing like regular bullet vibes.
Best finger vibe
Dame Fin is a ‘finger vibe’, which is a vibrator that wraps around your fingers. The beauty of this is that the toy feels like part of your hand, which makes it a more ‘natural’ experience for women that are used to toyless masturbation. You can also easily incorporate it into foreplay with your partner.
You can use it in many different ways. Wrap the band around your finger if you don’t want to worry about losing grip or just hold it in your palm. There’s both a firm, pointy side and a squishy side, so you can easily change the sensation by just twisting your hand.
Vector by We-Vibe
Best Prostate Massager
This is one for the guys. The Vector by We-Vibe is one of the best vibrating prostate massagers on the market. We-Vibe collaborated with leading prostate experts on this product, to ensure maximum pleasure, safety, and comfort for its users.
It’s designed to stimulate your prostate internally as well as the perineum externally, with more than ten powerful vibration modes.
The Vector is super quiet for discreet use, 100% waterproof, and made with the finest quality, body-safe materials. It can also be controlled remotely through the We-Connect app for long-distance partner play.
LELO MIA 2
Best discreet bullet vibe
The stylish MIA 2 bullet vibe by LELO is designed for discretion. It’s a compact toy that’s designed to look just like lipstick so you can easily take it with you on the go without having to worry about anyone knowing what you’re up to.
Despite being so compact, it really packs a punch. The sculpted tip is built to target the clit for fast, powerful orgasms. It also has a built-in USB charger so you can recharge it quickly.
Desire Rabbit Vibrator
Best rabbit vibrator
I’m a big fan of rabbit vibrators, and this product from Lovehoney is one of the best. It has an insertable shaft that targets your G-spot alongside a traditional rabbit-ear-shaped external tickler. The vibrations feel deep and powerful. You can switch between 8 different wave/pulse patterns or 12 intensity levels.
Best Couple’s Vibe for Partner Play
Are you looking for a couple’s vibrator that you can use with your partner? The We-Vibe Chorus vibrator might be just what you need. It’s designed specifically for partner play and slips between you and your significant other during sex.
Once you slip it inside, it’ll stay put while it pulses, delivering sweet, hands-free vibrations to both of you. You can grind along with the vibrations and use your hands to explore each other’s bodies.
The We-Vibe Chorus comes with more than ten modes, sending deep, powerful vibrations to both the G-spot and clitoris. The We-Connect app also allows you and your partner to continue playing together remotely when you’re apart.
Enby by Wild Flower
Most versatile vibrator
Last but not least, let’s talk about Enby. This unique, gender-neutral, body-safe silicone vibrator from Wild Flower is one of the most intriguing toys we’ve come across. Marketed as a ‘vibrator for everybody’, it features a versatile, dynamic design that can be used in all sorts of ways for all types of bodies.
You can hump it, rub yourself on it, tuck it in a harness, or use it as a vibrating sex pillow and slip it between you and your partner during sex. The wings can be used to stroke, massage, or grab, and the vibration pattern and intensity can be adjusted to your preferences. It comes with a manual, USB charging cable, and its own storage bag.
Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Vibe
Once you’ve got your toy, you’ll probably be itching to try it out. Before you do, check out these top tips on how to get the maximum pleasure out of your new vibe.
Get to Know Your Toy
It’s a good idea to at least glance at the manual before you start using your new vibrator so that you know how the control works. Trust me, you don’t want to have to pause to figure out how to change the settings once you’ve already got yourself going – it’s a real turn-off. Figure all of that out ahead of time.
Find Your Sweet Spot
Your clitoris might look small but it actually extends all around the labia and deep beneath the surface.
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While most women feel pleasure most intensely in the head (glans), everyone is different. Some women find vibration directly on the head too intense and prefer stimulation over a broad area. Others might find a particular side more sensitive.
When you first use your vibrator, move it all around the labia and clit until you find your sweet spot – the place that feels the best for you. As you become more experienced, you’ll be able to get even more precise with this and will be able to really zero in on the places that make you weak at the knees.
Don’t Neglect Your Erogenous Zones
Vibrators aren’t just for your genitals. They can be used to stimulate your other erogenous zones too. Erogenous zones are those areas of your body that are especially sensitive and, when stimulated, often elicit arousal. This includes places like your nipples, neck, armpits, inner thighs, and even your feet.
It might feel a little silly to use your vibrator on these non-genital areas, but it’s a great way to explore your body, learn more about what turns you on, and get yourself aroused before you really get into it.
Use It Over Your Underwear to Reduce Sensitivity
Some women find direct vibrations too intense. If you’re particularly sensitive, try using your vibrator outside of your panties instead of underneath them. The fabric will dull the vibrations slightly and lessen the intensity. An added bonus is that this also gives you a slower buildup to orgasm and, as we all know, the longer you wait, the better the finish.
If you do choose to use it over your underwear, I’d recommend choosing underwear made of something like satin or silk. Cotton can be a little chafe-y. A small hand towel can work too.
Play Around With the Settings
The best vibrators come with a range of different settings. If you’re new to this, it’s worth experimenting with these different settings until you find the right level of intensity and a pattern that works best for you.
Even if you think you’ve already got it all figured out, try all of the patterns out anyway – you might discover you like a certain sensation that you hadn’t tried before.
Experiment with the angle and pressure
Aside from the vibration, you can also experiment with different pressures and angles to see what works best. You can try laying on top of your vibe, pressing it firmly against your body, or using it to ‘tickle’ your bits.
Here’s an advanced masturbation technique you can use if you want a truly explosive orgasm. ‘Edging’ involves using your vibe to bring yourself right to the brink of orgasm without tipping over the edge.
When you feel those waves of pleasure accelerating, stop what you’re doing and try not to orgasm. Do this over and over again until you feel like you’re ready to explode with anticipation and then, finally, let yourself finish. The resulting climax will be much more intense and explosive than a regular orgasm.
Use it With Your Partner
Vibes aren’t just for solo play, you can get your partner involved too. It might seem intimidating to broach the topic out of the blue so wait until you’re both feeling horny and then introduce the idea. If your partner is a guy, you can try using the vibe on them during foreplay by holding it against his balls, penis, or nipples.
If you feel comfortable enough, you can then start incorporating it into penetrative sex. For example, a great way to use your vibe is to lie face down on the bed and wedge it between your clit and the mattress while your partner penetrates you. That way, you get to enjoy both internal and external stimulation at the same time.
This works well for sex positions like the Prone Bone and Flat Doggy and your vibe won’t get in the way of the action.
Benefits of Vibrators
Before we wrap up, let’s talk about why you need a vibrator in your life – just in case you’re still in two minds about the whole thing.
Aside from the toe-curling orgasms, here are some other benefits that come with using a vibrator.
You’ll Sleep Better
We all need our beauty sleep, and a vibrator can help with that. Masturbation right before bed can lead to sounder, higher-quality sleep. Why? Well, when we orgasm, our bodies produce a hormone called prolactin, which plays an important part in restful sleep.
They Reduce Stress
Vibrators help us to orgasm, and orgasms improve our mental health. When we climax, our bodies produce two important mood-inducing hormones: oxytocin and serotonin. These are known as the ‘feel-good’ hormones because they induce feelings of happiness.
Using your vibrator regularly will boost your production of these positive hormones, which can help to reduce stress.
They Help to Maintain a Healthy Vagina
Using a vibrator regularly helps to keep the walls of your vagina in tip-top condition. When you’re aroused, your vagina secretes fluid that provides moisture to the area. This, in turn, helps to increase elasticity and prevent infections.
They Help With Bladder Control
Every time you use your new toy to orgasm, your vagina gets a mini-workout. Orgasms cause your vagina to contract, which exercises your pelvic floor muscles. Stronger pelvic floor muscles lead to better bladder control and more intense orgasms.
Your Sex Life Will Benefit
A lot of women don’t know enough about their bodies. When you use a toy like a vibrator, you learn more about how you like to be touched and stimulated.
Once you know this, you can communicate it better to your partner in bed, which can have a positive effect on your sex life. Experimenting with a vibrator can also widen the range of sensations you can experience and help you to find new, exciting pleasure points, thus broadening your sexual repertoire.
There you have it – 16 of the best vibrators money can buy. Which vibe is your favorite? Do you have a recommendation you think we should add to this list?