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Best sex toys for couples looking to switch things up between the sheets

todayJune 21, 2022 14

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Yeah sex is cool, but have you done it with a pillow wedge?

By Mashable Team  on 

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Yes, of course, there’s something special between you and your sweetie. But that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce some extra fun in your sex life.

Fortunately, we find ourselves in the golden age of couples’ sex toys. There’s now something for everyone — including these pop culture sex toys for anyone obsessed with Game of Thrones or Doctor Who. If you have an itch, then it’s pretty much guaranteed there’s a sex toy out there that can scratch it. (Just make sure it’s not one of these.) Basically, sex toys can create physical sensations that our bodies alone simply cannot, meaning that you can have great sex without them, and a different kind of great sex with them. As another bonus, exploring new territory with your partner is not only hot, but can bring you closer together.

SEE ALSO: Best vibrators (the good, the great, the orgasmic)

For anyone new to the sex toy game, the reliable vibrator or a quality cock ring is a great place to start. (Need something bigger? Try these. Looking for solo inspiration? Check out Feeling Yourself, our series dedicated to all things masturbation.)

For couples ready to take things a bit further in the bedroom, remote-controlled and app-controlled models mean that you can integrate these high-tech gadgets into your love life seamlessly, and completely hands-free. They can even help close the physical gap for couples in long distance relationships.

Whatever you’re looking for, there’s certainly a couples toy worth trying. Here are our picks:

Best For Foreplay
women wearing crave vesper
Credit: Crave
  • Made from: Stainless steel
  • Features: USB charging

Some people wear their sexuality on their sleeve — now, you can wear it around your neck.

This slim yet surprisingly powerful vibrator(opens in a new tab) comes attached to a necklace chain so that you or your boo can wear it out on a date before going home to get busy. A tantalizing secret for those in the know, rocking the Vesper(opens in a new tab) can make foreplay start hours ahead of time for a long build-up.

Our Top Pick
blue sex pillow
Credit: Liberator
  • Made from: Microfiber (100% Nylon)

The Liberator Wedge(opens in a new tab) has the power to make totally new and different positions not only possible but enjoyable, and is our top pick for the best sex toy for couples. Seriously, every couple needs one of these.

The 27-degree angle on this 7-inch tall ramp is great for oral action or increasing friction against the G-spot. For the very necessary act of cleaning, the Liberator Wedge is thoroughly convenient since the removable covers can be easily washed.

Reviewers say it’s comfortable and sturdy, with couples working through challenges caused by extra weight, joint conditions, or otherwise loving it the most. One drawback is that storage of the pillow may be an issue given its bulky size — this is one sex toy that won’t fit in a drawer inside your bedside table — so you may want to stow it in a closet if you’re trying to be discreet. Some say the fabric also attracts lint, but that’s a small price to pay for a device that can help bring your sexual pleasure to new heights (literally).

Best Cock Ring
purple cock ring
Credit: Je Joue
  • Made from: Silicone

A big improvement from the traditional flimsy vibrating cock ring, the Je Jou Mio(opens in a new tab) provides deep rumbly vibrations that benefit both partners simultaneously.

Super soft and stretchy, this cock ring can fit a wide range of penises (or dildos), even fitting behind the testicles should the wearer so choose. It’s also super versatile, with five speed settings and eight different patterns.

Best For Long-distance Couples
teal couples vibrator with remote control
Credit: We-Vibe
  • Made from: Silicone, ABS (plastic)

The We-Vibe Sync(opens in a new tab) is a major fan favorite that can do wonders for penetrative vaginal sex, or just by itself. Worn with one end inside the vagina and with the other end resting against the clitoris like a super comfortable hook, this sex toy will stay firmly in place no matter what.

Its much-imitated design makes it perhaps the most advanced of all couples vibrators. Unlike a vibrating cock ring, generally used for the same purpose, this can deliver maximum pleasure because of its ability to provide consistent vibration against the clitoris all throughout the thrusting action. Plus, the vibrations provide pleasure to the person doing the thrusting without impeding in their movement.

Best of all, the compatible app allows each partner remote access to the device, making this ideal for couples who are long distance.

Best For Gender Neutral Strap-on Play
purple strap-on
Credit: lovehoney
  • Made from: Silicone

What’s so great about the strap-on harness that comes included with this Lovehoney dildo(opens in a new tab) is that it can be easily adjusted to be worn comfortably by almost anybody, accommodating dress sizes 8-28. And in addition to delivering comfort for the person wearing it, the 7-inch dildo is curved to be G-spot and P-spot friendly, meaning it can be used for prostate stimulation during anal sex or for penetrative vaginal sex.

Both the harness and the dildo are equally well-received by reviewers, but couples with their own collection of dildos will be happy to know it’s easy to swap out the model that comes standard.

Best For Sex Toy Newbies
green dame fin
Credit: babeland
  • Made from: Silicone

One thing that’s great about the Fin(opens in a new tab) is that you can feel good about your purchase in the ethical sense, given that it was created (with some help on Kickstarter) by the feminist sex toy company Dame (which has been making waves in this space for years now).

This creatively-designed vibrator is meant to serve as a natural extension of one’s own fingers. It can be tethered to the hand so that it doesn’t get lost in the sheets, or simply held in between two fingers (so long as they don’t separate). Fin also offers two different types of sensation: pinpoint and concentrated spot stimulation on one side and pliable all-over vibes on the other.

Fin also works great as an enhancement to solo play.

Best For Public Play
black and gold lyla 2 sex toy
Credit: lelo
  • Made from: ABS Plastic / Silicone

Lelo is widely known as a luxury brand within the sextech space, and this high-tech product is a prime example of its engineering and design strengths.

Worn internally and controlled remotely, the Lyla 2(opens in a new tab) is perfect for upping the ante on a romantic night out. As one reviewer described, “I love fighting to stay in control, especially in public.” Another noted, “Our secret we share brings us closer makes our bond strong.”

Another exciting touch is the fact that the remote control responds to the movement of the person holding it, no button-pushing required.

Best For Personalized Pleasure
purple and blue vibrator
Credit: MysteryVibe
  • Made from: Silicone
  • Features: Six motors

Just looking at the Crescendo(opens in a new tab), one probably would have no idea that it’s a sex toy. To be honest, it looks more like a dog’s chew toy. But this handy device is actually a super pliable and practical sex toy that works with whatever equipment you’ve got going on downstairs.

There are a massive range of ways to use the Crescendo (peep the website(opens in a new tab) for some fun diagrams featuring both same-sex and opposite-sex couples for clues). Another exciting feature the Crescendo offers is that it allows you to create your own vibration patterns to try out with its six powerful motors, so it can truly do exactly what you want it to. Or what your partner wants it to do, even from a distance, being that it features smart app controls.

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