Presented by LELOSex ed never teaches you the important stuff, like how to masturbate or what different types of vibrators do. Imagine if you had known the hot pleasure spots early on. How many awkward hookups must we suffer before learning to communicate our needs? Whether you’re new to sex in general or want to take your relationship (with yourself or someone else!) to the next level, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. It’s important to note that there’s no wrong way to pleasure yourself. But knowing how to use a vibrator to suit your personal needs puts you more in tune with your body.Back in the day, we had to stock up on batteries to get a mechanical, jittery buzz. Now, high-tech sex toy companies like LELO have improved the vibrator through advancements like rechargeable USB and sonic waves, to name a few.
The best types of vibrators
When it comes to different types of vibrators, LELO is considered the cream of the crop. So we took several of their best vibrators for a ride to review all the ways to feel pleasure.Not sure where to start? You can also check out our beginner’s guide to vibrators to learn more.
If you’ve ever dreamt about going down on yourself, the LELO ORA 2 is about as close as you can get without surgically removing a rib or two. A velvety tongue-like nub vibrates and moves in patterns similar to actually being lapped up down below. The vibrations grow more intense as you push harder, thanks to LELO’s exclusive SenseTouch technology. One of the first things that struck me is its chic design. Out of all the types of vibrators, this one is certainly not your standard dildo shape. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think it was a paperweight. That’s a plus for discreet users. Settings: 10Waterproof: YesRechargeable: YesPrice: $189
Best vibrator for: Couples and full-body stimulation
The remote-controlled LELO TIANI 2 vibrator claims to be designed for couples, but honestly, it’s an exciting toy for solo play as well. The smaller arm of the flexible, silicone vibrator is inserted while the bullet-sized part of the device rubs against you. Most remote-controlled types of vibrators allow one person to control the other’s pleasure, but LELO syncs the remote to vibrate along with the toy. You can use the velvety silicone-backed remote on your partner or rub it against other parts of yourself. (Hint: Go for the nipples.) It’s kind of like getting two vibrators in one.Settings: 8Waterproof: YesRechargeable: Yes (Note: Remote control requires AAA batteries, which are included.)Price: $159
Best vibrator for: Clitoral stimulation, multiple orgasms
If I had to sum up the LELO SONA Cruise, this part would be blank because it left me speechless. This device takes the guesswork out of fumbling around to hit the clitoris right because it uses sonic waves instead of vibrations. That means alllllll the pleasure. Of the different types of vibrators, this is one of the most unique. The SONA Cruise has a Cruise Control feature that automatically preserves 20% of the vibrator’s full power. When you press hard enough and the motor’s power eventually starts to drop, it releases the Kraken (aka that 20%) so you never lose intensity. In other words, it’s ready for round two whenever you are. And trust when we say you will be ready. Settings: 8Waterproof: YesRechargeable: YesPrice: $179 (normally $129)
Finding the G-spot can be a struggle on your own. One romp with this LELO bestseller, and you’ll never be lost in the vaginal woods again. The GIGI 2 is designed with a curved shaft and a broad, flat tip that’s specifically made to hit you juuuust right. There's a reason this one charts so high among the best vibrators.The GIGI 2 may look like your standard vibrator, but don’t let it fool you—this thing packs a powerful punch. At the highest level, this sex toy will have you singing Handel's Messiah. One of my favorite things about LELO vibrators is the settings start to get really random, making some of the vibration patterns totally unexpected. It’s a nice change of pace from the *buzz (pause) buzz (pause) buzz* vibrators of ye olden days. Settings: 8Waterproof: YesRechargeable: YesPrice: $139
The SORAYA is for those who refuse to settle for being anything other than extra. You don’t want to choose, and you don’t have to, because this best vibrator will hit it all. G-spot, clitoris, and anywhere else you can think to pleasure yourself. The settings vary most dramatically: Choose a subtle, teasing buzz that feels like internal sonic waves or a full-on body shake that’s a solid 9 on the Richter sex scale. This dual-motor rabbit vibrator leaves you breathless. In addition to function, this is a well-designed sex toy that feels luxurious in your hands. It’s made with LELO’s standard latex- and phthalates-free silicone and plated with a high-end ABS metallic plastic. While it’s one of the pricier toys LELO has to offer, you will certainly get your money’s worth. Settings: 8Waterproof: YesRechargeable: YesPrice: $239
Best vibrator for: Prostate stimulation, dual-stimulation
Sex toys are generally designed for dual-stimulation (external and internal) with women in mind, but we think everyone could benefit from this kind of pleasure. The LOKI Wave is the first vibrator with a “come hither” motion mimicking a finger...a very fat dildo-shaped finger, that is. The dual-motor vibrator has an arm at the base of the shaft designed to stimulate the prostate and the testicles at the same time. The settings are versatile, allowing you to warm up with a teasing buzz or two before going full finger wag. The all-silicone body makes it very easy to clean. Ladies can experience the hook effect as well with the INA Wave. This is one of the best vibrators for those who love a tease.Settings: 10Waterproof: YesRechargeable: YesPrice: $219
The TOR 2 is designed with couples play in mind, but men can benefit from this vibrating cockring solo. Slip this toy on to restrict the blood flow to the penis, resulting in longer-lasting and more powerful pleasure. LELO boasts the TOR 2 has stronger vibrations than any other ring, and we certainly didn’t feel it was lacking in comparison to the different types of vibrators we tested. We recommend trying it out in the tub. You’ll thank us later.Settings: 6Waterproof: YesRechargeable: YesPrice: $118.15 (regularly $139)
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