If you're nervous about trying a vibrator for the first time, it's totally understandable, but I would recommend giving it a go. Partially because they're so much fun, but also because for a lot of women, they're necessary for reaching orgasm. And there's no shame in that.
"Vibrators kind of level the playing field for women in the bedroom," Claire Cavanah co-founded Babeland, tells Bustle. "A lot of women really need the consistent stimulation on their clitoris to have same experience as men have." It's so true. I'm especially biased, because I got my first ever vibrator at Babeland and it totally opened my eyes, but Cavanah knows what she's talking about.
And we've moved way beyond the basic vibrator. There are so many different models, styles, pressures, shapes — and it seems like each new one is more and more high tech. You can actually use the technology in new sex toys to make you stronger, to help you get better in bed, to track how you're doing. It's like keeping track of your steps but like, you know, fun.
Whether you're an old pro or totally new to it, seeing the new options and technologies is always really exciting. Here are the toys you should check out if you're looking to spice things up this week:
1Satisfyer Pro Penguin
It's not too expensive, it's got the power of suction and vibration. Plus, it's really cute. What's not to love? It's a great option for beginners and, if you're experienced, it's an inexpensive way to expand your collection.
Fingertip vibrators aren't new, but can be often clunky and cumbersome. This option by Dame Products, which fits between your fingers, gives a much more natural touch and is way easier to use. Plus, this sex toy is on a mission to close the orgasm gap.
Umie promises to bring tantra to the modern generation — and you can use the app to connect with your partner anywhere in the world. Whether or not it will make you more enlightened, you'll have to say for yourself, but it's a powerful toy for sure.
For women who needs clitoral stimulation in the bedroom but struggle with using a sex toy, Eva is one of the only toys that gives you a hands-free option. It stays in place and won't get in the way, so you can get the vibrations you need in any position.
5Solo Beginner's Box
Unbound makes amazing sex toy boxes that are perfect for treating a friend... or yourself. This is a basic option if you're not really used to having luxurious solo time. You deserve it.
6Samsung Gear VR
The future is here and the future is virtual reality porn. Seriously, it's becoming a thing. If you're interested in testing the waters, this Samsung headset will allow you to check out the new technology without having to take out a second mortgage.
7OhMiBod 3.Oh Vibrator
Do you love music? Do you love to masturbate? OhMiBod leads the way with vibrators synced to your favorite playlist— and this latest incarnation is no different. Move to the music.
Remember what I said about technology helping you improve? This little gadget is worn during sex and keeps track of how it's going, all while curating new positions for you to try. For the competitive, explorative couple.
If you're like me, you know kegels are good for you but are too lazy to do them — or you just forget. This little tracker will motivate you by keeping track of how strong you're getting. Like pumping iron, but so much more fun.
There are always new ways to play and explore. The best part about new technologies is that you can really can find options that work for you. So look around and start trying.