8 Sex Toys Invented By Women Specifically For Female Pleasure
Let's be honest: As great as sex can be, sometimes all you want to do is hang out in bed and make yourself feel good, all in the comfort of your own home. While shopping for your personal pleasure can be a little daunting, sex toys invented by women can ensure that the vibrators, dildos, and other items in your nightstand are an ideal pick for you and your body. They're some of the most effective and highly-rated ones out there, and definitely worth a try (or three)."
While the history of sex toys is pretty well-known, specific inventors aren’t always made famous through their creations. Normally, entire companies or groups of designers are credited with the creation of a sex toy, like how the company Vibratex became famous for the invention of the most popular vibrator ever, The Rabbit.
Recently, though, with the help of crowdfunding platforms and social media, women inventors have been coming out of the woodwork with their innovative sex toys and vibrators. Alex Fine and Janet Lieberman recently joined forces to create Dame Products, a company that hopes to change the way women orgasm, while reproductive health expert Stephanie Berman designed a sex toy called the Semenette (now known as the Pop Dildo) that can help same-sex couples conceive. But don't just take our word for it — check out these awesome sex toys invented at women. After all, at the end of the day, nobody knows better than you what feels good for your body, and there’s really only one way to find your ultimate sex toy: trying 'em yourself.
1. This Sleek Statement Piece For Great Orgasms
The cofounder of Crave, Ti Chang, is responsible in part for the Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace, intended to be a sleek statement piece and a pleasurable toy all in one. It’s USB-rechargeable, made from body-safe stainless steel, and showcases Chang’s professional background in intimate jewelry and accessories. A wearable sex toy that looks cute? It just doesn't get better than that. Plus, it's the perfect gift for a partner (or very, very close friend)!
2. A Couples Vibrator For Clitoral Stimulation
Janet Lieberman and Alex Fine founded Dame Products in order to heighten intimacy and empower womankind through sexual experiences. Their Eva The Rechargeable Couples Vibrator was originally launched on Indiegogo, where the project raised over $700,000. It’s rechargeable, water-resistant, and attaches to the labia — meaning it stays out of the way during penetrative sex — to give you a boost of hands-free clitoral stimulation.
3. A Magic Wand From The Company That Invented The Rabbit
The Vibratex Mystic Wand is a result of the popular sex toy company Vibratex (inventors of the all-powerful Rabbit Vibrator), whose VP is Shay Martin. It recently won Favorite Sex Toy for Women in The Sex Awards because of its six vibrational patterns, water-resistant build, and quiet and discreet design. “Millions of women rely on the Magic Wand to provide pleasure, day after day, year after year, and we truly appreciate their recognition through this award,” says Martin. It looks more like a traditional vibrator than some others on this list, so you can stay in your comfort zone if you already know that's what works for you.
4. This Hand-Poured Silicon Vibrator Is Great For Beginnings
If you prefer a toy where vibrations are optional, this might be the perfect pick for you. Vixen Creations, which was founded in 1992 by Marilyn Bishara, uses Bishara’s understanding of hand-poured silicone to make toys that are hypoallergenic, comfortable, and easy to clean. The Vixen Creations Mistress Vibe has a realistic human-sized profile that’s smooth and satisfying, and it comes with a bullet-style vibrator that’s great for beginners and experts alike.
5. A Vibrator Curved For G-Spot Stimulation
Natural Contours was founded in 1999 by Candida Royalle, a sex-positive feminist, actress, producer of pornography, and sexual educator. Translation: She really knew her stuff. The Natural Contours Jolie Waterproof Vibrator is a wonderful representation of the types of toys in her line, as they’re meant to be “high-style, discreet ergonomically designed personal massagers.” On top of being entirely waterproof and curved for G-spot stimulation, it offers gentle vibrations — perfect for folks who want stimulation without feeling overwhelmed.
6. A Durable, Hygienic, And Gentle Pick
Metis Black started making hand-poured, high quality silicon toys in the late '90s, and soon after, Tantus was born. The Tantus Slow Drive is a curved toy made from 100 percent silicone, meaning that it’s durable, hygienic, and gentle. Plus, it's an ideal shape to effectively stimulate the g-spot during penetration and it's compatible with harnesses, making it a great choice if you and your partner are interested in experiencing it together.
7. A Multipurpose Toy That Mimics Ejaculation
This body-safe silicone toy is comfortable for both handheld play and strap-on usage, but that's not the only reason people love the Pop Dildo. It's used by same-sex couples attempting to conceive, trans and gender nonconforming folks for gender affirmation, and people with disabilities who wish to experience the feeling of ejaculation. With a removable tube and pump system, it's surprisingly easy to use and clean, too.
8. This Interchangeable Vibrator Personalizes Your Experience
Founded by Susan Colvin, CalExotics “envisioned helping people find pleasure through creating female-friendly intimate products over 20 years ago in an industry largely dominated by men.” The California Exotic Tiered Silver Bullet is one of the many attachments you can get for the Sterling Collection 7 Function Control, which allows you to entirely personalize your experience with different speeds and designs. It's discrete, easy to clean, and comes with a plug-in jack, so there's no batteries necessary.
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