These new sex toys for couples are getting good buzz.
If you spend time with your battery-operated-boyfriend only when your real guy isn’t around, you’re both missing out: Forty-one percent of women and men have used a vibrator during foreplay, according to researchers from Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and up to 37 percent of women and men have used one during intercourse.
Not only do women who use sex toys report a host of pleasure perks, but guys say vibes increase sexual desire, erectile and orgasmic function, and intercourse satisfaction, says Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., lead author of the surveys and WH sexuality advisor.
So it should come as no surprise that his-and-her vibrators are the hottest trend in sexy accessories. Ready to get into a good rhythm? These four new options are fun to enjoy solo but were created specifically to be shared with him. Take a peek at our recommendations and then read these six tips for using vibrators (plus how to convince your man to get on board with sex toys in the bedroom)!
20 FUNCTION BULLET VIBRATOR
This pocket-sized sex toy has 20 (yes, you read that right) different speeds, vibrations, and patterns of rhythm—so it’s no shock it’s known for its strength and intensity. A little (or a lot) of variety never hurt nobody. As a matter of fact, it’s actually great for spicing up relationships and sexy time. Plus, the bullet’s vibes are discreet, which is optimal for, say, getting your groove on when your roommate is home. Finally, this guy is twice dipped in silicon for an optimal smooth, silky texture.
Vibe well together: Because it’s so small, this toy fits easily between you and your partner during sex. The bullet’s also pointed, which is ideal for clitoral stimulation. On top of that, it’s easy to hold, making it ideal for partner sex play as well, says Herbenick, the author of Sex Made Easy. And let’s not forget the seemingly countless vibration options. Cha-ching!
Buy it: 20 Function Bullet Vibrator, $50, shop.womenshealthmag.com
FORM 3 WATERPROOF RECHARGEABLE VIBRATOR
Hold the rounded end of this waterproof, rechargeable toy in your (or your partner’s) hand like a computer mouse and let your fingers take control. Press the touchpad to focus the vibes wherever you like. The touchpad also bends to further direct stimulation and move seamlessly throughout your romp sesh.
Vibe well together: The Form 3 was actually designed with couples sex in mind. Not only does it fit comfortably between two bodies, but it is also made of seriously thin silicon, so you can actually feel your partner’s touch through the top of the toy as he presses or strokes (the choice is yours). Trust us, he won’t hate the vibrating sensations on his perineum and scrotum either. Flip the Form 3 around when it’s time for the main event. This way your entire vulva (an area packed with sensitive nerves and tissues) is covered and your clit gets direct attention from the vibrating tip of the toy. An added bonus? This baby’s waterproof, meaning all the perks are not limited to the bedroom.
Buy it: Form 3 Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrator, $178.31, jet.com
WE-VIBE 4 PLUS
Taking tech to a whole new level, this sex toy is part vibrator, part app. The two-in-one G-spot and clit stimulator allows for stimulation during intercourse or other play. Vibrations can be controlled from either the wireless remote or the We-Connect app, in which users can also create custom vibes and stimulate their partner from any location.
Vibe well together: Wearing the We-Vibe during sex is a plus for both partners. The snug fit gives attention to your G-spot and clit and the 10 various vibes also feel amazing for him, as his penis slips under the toy during sex. Paired with the app, the We-Vibe is especially great for long distance duos because your partner doesn’t have to be in the same place—or even the same time zone—to tease and play with you, says Leah Millheiser, M.D., ob-gyn, director of the female sexual medicine program at Stanford. You can also chat and call in the app, all while your pleasure is gradually peaking. You’ll take sexting to a whole new level.
Buy it: We-Vibe 4 Plus, $89, amazon.com
FIERA PERSONAL CARE DEVICE
Attach one of the two SofSense suction rings, get into a comfortable position, and let Fiera do what it does best: enhance blood flow, create increased sensitivity, and get you in the mood. This little gadget gets the job done by suctioning onto your clitoris and then emitting mini-vibrations for five to 10 minutes.
Vibe well together: “It’s like a pregame,” says Millheiser (who works with the brand). This product is designed to get you super aroused during those times where sex seems harder than going to the gym. And by getting ready to roll, you and your partner are bound to enjoy sex more, says Millheiser. By suctioning and then stimulating the clitoris for just a few minutes before sex, Fiera helps women get into the mood and mentality to romp. And the device’s magic doesn’t stop there. “After using it, the woman’s orgasm is more intense because of all this build up of blood flow in the genitals,” Millheiser explains.
Buy it: Fiera Personal Care Device, $199, dermstore.com
This small rechargeable vibrator is worn nested between fingers to enhance touching your clitoris. The three levels of stimulations feel different on each end of the device, so whoever’s wearing this little buddy can move it (and their fingers) around in different ways to find that perfect pleasure point.
Vibe well together: Fin’s a team player. He knows that your partner wants to make you feel good during sex, so he’s small enough to get you to that O without stealing the show. This toy is perfect for foreplay to get you going but also small and comfy enough to work into intercourse, Millheiser says. And best of all, Fin is built for any sized hand, whether it’s yours or your partners. Get it, girl!
Buy it: Fin, $78.98, amazon.com