47 Best Sex Toys For Couples In 2022, Per Sex Therapists: Vibrators, Rings, Wands, And More
Jul 24, 2022
It's no secret that sex toys are a fun way to mix things up in (and outside of) the bedroom. And while they're obviously very fun to use solo, couples sex toys are a great way to up the ante and take more control of your pleasure when you're with a partner, too.
Of course, fingers, mouths, and genitals can go far, but vibrators, sex toys, and other fun accessories like bondage can open up new doors and avenues to O-town—and, sex experts agree. "Toys are a great asset to increase arousal," says Jenni Skyler, PhD, certified sex therapist. "It’s kind of like, you can make a fire with flint. But if you have some gas lighter, it’s going to go a little more smoothly for you."
Of course, it's understandable if the thought of bringing a sex toy into your couple's time feels a bit intimidating. "It's a very vulnerable switch," says Skyler. "A lot of people are embarrassed to use a toy with a partner because they typically have been sold and marketed as a masturbation aid. It takes courage to say, 'This is my bedside best friend, and it’s an awesome asset to our sex lives because it helps me, which helps us.'"
Things to consider about couples sex toys before you buy:
To get that convo started, Liz Klinger, EDSE-certified sex educator, offers a simple solution with communication and open-mindedness. "Gauge their reaction first, talk about it, and then make a decision. But, know that there’s a chance they may not want a sex toy, and that’s fine, too."
But if they are interested, it's time to go shopping. First off, know you don't have to limit yourself to products labeled as "couples' toys" at retailers, says Skyler. The point is to have fun, so allow yourself to get creative and use pretty much any toy from bondage sets to remote-controlled vibrators and wands that you'd use solo.
Ahead, the 47 best sex toys for couples: