Sex toys are wonderful inventions; they are also expensive, often too expensive to justify — please see this $1.3 million dollar sex toy for evidence. While you might shell out for a nice pair of headphones that safeguard your eardrums, or an electric razor that won't scour your skin off, those purchases get everyday use. Your vibrator, on the other hand, may not. (Although more power to you for getting your money's worth.) So, although everyone would probably prefer to use a well engineered, body safe product in and around their genitals, not everyone wants to pay a few hundred dollars for the privilege. Luckily, there exist a lot of affordable options alongside the inexplicably pricy ones — including a number of sex toys in the under-$100 range, from the industry's top design names.
Before we get to those, though, a note on price: While many people will be shocked by the high cost adult retailers attach to toys, many people probably won't own more than one sex toy — or, more than one vibrator — at a time. And yet, at the same time, we have all these companies slinging very similar products and vying for user attention, each of which has profits to consider. But most of all, the high-end companies placing hefty price tags on their products often want users to approach this purchase as they would any other quality electronic item. If you want a powerful, rumbly, rechargeable motor; if you want medical-grade silicone; if you want ergonomic design, you pay for those features — and, the theory goes, get more out of your product.
Still, though, you don't have to spend more than $100 to get a solid sex toy. Here are 19 of the best products — from most to least expensive — to help you augment your bedside drawer on a budget and see fireworks all July long.