As a professional dildo & vibrator reviewer, I own over $24,500 worth of sex toys! So which are my *favorite* sex toys: the ones I use for fun masturbation, vs. obligatory work masturbation? All my sex toy reviews focus on the feeling I get from each product: the little details that make an experience either sensual…or disappointing.
These are the ones, the body-safe sex toys that work best with my anatomy. My enthusiasm for them knows no bounds!!! (So you can bet I’ll be using a lot of exclamation points in this post! 😊)
Every human being has slightly different preferences. *Never* believe posts titled “The Best Sex Toys Every Woman Should Own!”—that’s pure click-bait. (Nothing works for *every* person with a clit & vagina; we’re not monochrome.) Here in my favorite sex toy post, I explain exactly why I think each toy is awesome. In contrast, my list of the best sex toys by category is based on diverse opinions, and describes how different toy types stimulate differently.
My Favorite Sex Toys
As a phallophile, silicone dildos are my bread & butter, my favorite sex toys overall. I focus on silicone because it’s the only body-safe material that can feel soft, more like skin. Dual-density dildos are especially realistic, so many of my faves (especially for vaginal play) are two layers of silicone! Also see my anal dildo faves here.
Best affordable skin feel: BMS Naked Addiction Dual Density Dildo (shop here): I knew the BMS Naked Addiction Dual Density was a winner the first time I touched it. The balance of soft outside (like skin!) and firm core is quite lifelike (see review for an in-motion video), and—marvelously!—the finish isn’t uber-sticky like so many other duals. The Naked Addiction Dual’s head is tapered, so it’s easy to insert if you aren’t a large-head enthusiast. At $60, its quality is as good (or better!) than many duals twice its price. Full review here.
Best classic dual-density: VixSkin Mustang (shop here): The VixSkin Mustang is a legend for a reason. It’s part of the super-popular, dual-density VixSkin lineup by Vixen Creations. Mustang’s shape is perfect for squishy, comfortable G-spot/P-spot stimulation. Thrust as hard as you want, no discomfort. I even had to write a guide to best G-spot dildos highlighting Mustang! Truly, I need a servant to thrust this dildo for me, because the ultra-soft head needs to pummel my G-spot fast! The Tie-Bright coloration, pictured above, photographs so well.
Best cheaper pick: Blush Neo Elite 7″ (shop Neo Elite here): These dual-density silicone dildos are delightfully realistic, in bright colors—and they’re affordable too! The soft outer layer on the Neo Elite 7 Inch is soft and silky and so clenchable: it’s the thickest of the collection, and thus my favorite; but the 7.5″ with Balls is more spot-friendly. The firm core keeps Neo Elite 7’s backward-curving head pressed against my G-spot so I can feel the frenulum line rubbing. Comparison of all 4 Neo Elite shapes here.
(Psst: If you want a less-realistic look but a comfortable feel, I also recommend Blush’s nonphallic duals, the Real Nude line, especially Ergo Mini.)
Best SOFT realistic dildo: SquarePegToys Nathan (shop here): I like Nathan so much, I think I’ve bonded with it. In both sizes! Choose the “Actual Size” for the best soft skin textures—what I strongly recommend to most people. Or, if you like it more intense, go with the Nathan 1X, about 2 inches thick with a great head. I keep finding myself calling the 1X “Daddy” mid-masturbation session! Both Nathans include a FlushCup suction cup and are made by SquarePegToys, the first maker of high-quality soft body-safe dildos. Huge respect for this company. Full Nathan review here compares all SquarePeg’s soft realistics.
Vibrating fun: Mr. Hankey’s Toys Topher Michels (shop here): Topher Michels is the most awesomest when it vibrates! This lifecast dildo has all the realistic details, in squishy-soft & flexible silicone. But it’s the Vac-hole in the base that makes the difference: I get off hardest (so hard) when I stick my strongest bullet vibe into Topher Michels’ Vac hole, to create a powerful vibrating dildo with a soft, tugging head. The balls vibrate too with Sensuelle Point Plus inserted—and you have to see the scrotum texture on this toy! Full review here.
Best Realistic Dildo: RealCock2 Dirk (shop here): OMG it’s the king of realistic dildos! I’ve wanted one of these bad boys for YEARS, since I first discovered they existed and got drawn in by the moving skin product demo. Spoiler: the skin on the shaft doesn’t move easily, but damn right, the balls sure do! Scrotum demo here. This dildo feels more like human skin than any other silicone product I’ve ever encountered. If you also are a true phallophile, and you can really *feel* different textures internally (i.e., you don’t think all dildos are pretty similar), then the $499 price tag for any of the three RealCock2 models will be worth it.
Vibrators & Pulsators
Best clit suction: We-Vibe Melt (shop here): The best air pulsation toy for my body—I like it more than even the best Womanizer, and a helluva lot more than any Satisfyer. That’s because Melt’s silky, flexible silicone mouth fits best around my clit and even feels a bit suck-y on the middle settings. Melt also has long-distance control capability! Full Melt review here. I LOVE pairing this toy with a good dildo, it’s so much easier to fit than other air pulsation clit toys.
Best big power vibe: Magic Wand Plus & Rechargeable (shop here): I got the new Magic Wand Plus and immediately became a wand vibe convert. Basically, the Magic Wand Plus is the (Hitachi) Magic Wand Original but with a body-safe, non-staining silicone head and two extra speeds (which I absolutely need!). The deep vibes travel everywhere throughout my pelvic floor, and it’s so good. Speed #3 makes me orgasm in under 30 seconds, then I have to back down to level 2! Then…rinse and repeat. The MW Plus’ only downside is its cord: check out the Magic Wand Rechargeable instead for untethered play. I spent a week of my life writing a guide to wand vibrators, these new Magic Wands are so good. Full Magic Wand Plus review here.
Best G-spot & rumbly clit vibe!: BMS Pillow Talk Sassy (shop here): I’m basically an evangelist for the Pillow Talk Sassy, which is 100% my favorite G-spot vibrator. (See my full ranking of kick-ass G-spot vibes here.) The perfectly curved head, the slightly flexible shaft, the silky silicone…and oh yeah, the rumbly vibrating power. Plus it’s pretty quiet. Full Sassy review here.
Best cheaper / beginner option: BMS Essential Bullet (shop here): Want an easy-to-use (or beginner’s) bullet that doesn’t suck? IMO, BMS Factory’s Essential Bullet is the one. It’s pretty rumbly, especially on the first couple speeds; it’s waterproof and rechargeable; it’s silky smooth; and it’s $21. I can even stick it in a huge soft silicone dildo and feel the vibes strongly! Full review here.
Best bigger bullet (easier to grip & press in with): NS Novelties Luxe Collection bullets (shop here):The Luxe Bullets are good for me because they’re strong, but not so intense like the We-Vibe Tango. (Whose pinpoint tip overstimulates this lover of wider stimulation.) Luxe Electra’s smooth outside and sloped tip make it my favorite. More on the Luxe Collection Bullets here.
Easiest lazy penetration: Stronic Real & Stronic G (shop all Stronics here): The Fun Factory Stronics are pulsators, not vibrators: they jiggle in and out at super-speed, doing the work for you. The Stronic Real, obviously, is the more phallic (real) shape; while the Stronic G is for G-spot power. Both pulse, jiggle, and move at hundreds of beats per minute…all for the sensitive front wall of my vag. And they’re (almost totally) hands-free! See the motion in action in this video. Full Stronic Real review here, or full Stronic G review here.
Best smaller strong wand: FemmeFunn Ultra Wand (shop here): So I love wand vibes (stimulation from clit to butthole, covering the entire pelvic floor!) but the classic powerful ones (like Hitachi/Vibratex Magic Wands) aren’t waterproof. Eh. And I want to be blown away in the shower sometimes! Enter the FemmeFunn Ultra Wand, which is smaller, easy to hold, silky, and strong. It has no low speeds, so be ready for a ride! Full Ultra Wand review here.
Best rumbly waterproof power vibrator: We-Vibe Wand (shop here): This vibe is feature-packed: it’s got a toggle switch for custom speed changes, the motor is robust, it comes with a penis-stroking attachment (and a flappy clit one I haven’t figured out), and it’s long-distance/app-controllable. The adjustable speeds and the ability to use its huge rumbly head in the shower are my favorite part. Now that’s relaxing. Full We-Vibe Wand review here.
Best dual-stimulation (clit + vag) vibes: Traditional rabbit vibes don’t fit many people well—because clit-to-vag distance varies a lot by individual! My pelvic floor spacing sure isn’t “average,” so my favorite dual-stimulating combo is We-Vibe Melt plus Pillow Talk Sassy: both discussed above, and bundled here for $40 off normal price. I love this combo because it’s so versatile, you can do any of these: (1) Use Melt alone; (2) Use Melt during partnered sex / with a dildo instead; (3) Use Sassy as a clit vibe instead of a G-spot toy. If you do want an all-in-one toy, my runner-up is the Womanizer Duo, which is a brilliant piece of engineering. The vibrating shaft is soooo rumbly, like Sassy (just not quite as strong on high), and it’s flexible so it does bend well with my anatomy. Then the air-pulse clit stim…ugh, it’s so good, I’m tempted to pull out adjectives like “toe-curling.” Use code FELICITY here to bring this orgasm-machine’s price down under $200.
The Sex Toy Combo I’ve Needed for YEARS
Lazy, Realistic, Hands-Free Penetration
I love realistic penetration, and this is the closest thing I’ve ever found to getting it from a partner—over 6 years of toy testing, and almost $25,000 worth of sex toys in my current collection.1 This is hands-down the most *realistic* handheld thrusting option on the market.
The VixThrust bundle, discussed next, is also pretty thick! Another option is pairing the thinner Maia Max/Monroe thrusting dildo with the VixSkin Ride On (=1.75″ diameter vs. Holster’s 2.125″)—and Max vibrates PLUS thrusts itself. Max & Monroe only have 3 thrust speeds instead of 6…but I do like the vibes along with the thrust. If Ride On feels a little pricey, then the Maia thruster will also pair with a Blush Performance Plus 9″ soft silicone extender, not as luxuriously fleshy but still quite soft. Lube the dildo shaft up before putting on the silicone sheath, it’ll slide on much easier!
Really, only two words in the English language can describe my feelings about self-thrusting toys plus a soft silicone sleeve: FUCK YEAH. My first discovery was the VixThrust bundle (#s 1 and 2 below), which offers a huge corona (head ridge, for G-/P-spot stimulation) in so-comfortable silicone. #3 is an add-on to make it rideable or hands-free:
- Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy: A portable fucking machine that goes up to 125 strokes per minute. Feels great by itself (review here)—but is a bit too firm to feel totally realistic. So I needed…
- A VixSkin soft silicone sheath (Holster or Colossus): Stick the mid-sized VixSkin sleeve on top of Teddy and…I’m coming all over, almost immediately. Holster is just over 2″ thick—so be ready for some real girth.2 It’s very much like lying back and being screwed by a big cock, with no work required on my part. I might even start composing erotic poetry devoted to Teddy + Holster. (Once I come up with a sexier name for the two.3) This combo can be used alone for missionary-style sex, though you’ll have to hold Teddy’s base so it doesn’t leap out of your hole. Or, make it even easier:
- A T.O.M. v.2 Dildo Mount makes this setup hands-free. Put Teddy on top of T.O.M. (with or without a VixSkin sheath) and you don’t even have to move your hips while you’re being penetrated cowgirl-style. The Thruster suction cup is NOT the strongest, so you will need to restick it if you lean too far forward or backward.
These thrusting dildo setups are a bit expensive: but easier to angle and less costly than a full-sized fucking machine (which start at $400 for a quality model) plus its adapters plus body-safe dildos.4
I’m alotta vagina, but sometimes I like it in my ass too… My favorite sex toys for anal are quite beginner-friendly, but many come in bigger sizes too: especially the Hankey’s Dildos!
SquarePegToys Egg Plug (shop here): Egg Plugs are über-squishy silicone: delightful to clench around. These soft, comfy toys are available in 6 sizes, so naturally I got the XS—but I might work my way up to the small soon! Egg Plugs are a little difficult to insert because of the softness—be warmed up first!—but once they’re in, they fit like a dream. Full review here.
Njoy Pure Plugs (shop here):Stainless steel butt plug perfection. The Pure Plug’s curved shape fits so well, and I was shocked at how comfortable the loop base is. I had no idea I’d enjoy having the Pure Plug’s weight in my butt, but then I started wearing mine out and about…and it both felt good in my ass and satisfied the exhibitionist in me. If you want a good steel plug, the Pure Plugs (available in 3 sizes, plus the larger Pure Plug 2.0) are the one true way. Full review here.
Oxballs Ergo squishy-soft plug (shop here): I’m having a really difficult time choosing between this one and the Egg Plugs, as they’re similar in many ways. I would go with this option if I had a prostate, because of the slightly curvy tip. The base is also a bit larger, to touch more nerve endings outside my hole.
b-Vibe Snug Plugs (shop here): The torpedo-shaped Snug Plugs hold weight inside! The weights kinda jiggle a little, and I like how phallic the oblong body is. Wearing these while exercising (would recommend mowing the lawn with them in!) is fun. The body is hard, but I think the thin neck is very comfortable for wearing for a few hours because lets my sphincters close up around the plug—I don’t feel so stretched. They’re gentle that way. Full review here.
My favorite anal dildos, quick list (smallest to largest):
- Blush Avant P3 because the silicone is silky but not so soft, so the tapered tip is easy to insert when I’m getting warmed up for more realistic (and bigger) things. Also has a great suction cup.
- Blush Neo Elite 7.5 Inch: Dual-density with a longer length for its girth, so it’s easier to ride. This toy has a very slick feel, which is nice. The suction cup is pretty good.
- Mr. Hankey’s Toys Anaconda (Xtra-Small version): My most comfortable fast-thrusting anal dildo yet! The ridge provides just a little texture, and the shaft is super-flexible so it bends with my rectum. So smooth, so gliding.
Maia Max (and Monroe):Sometimes you just want a sleek anal thruster, without the prep required for getting ready for larger “butt balls.”That’s what the Maia Max (black) and Monroe (purple) are, plus of course they’re good as textureless vaginal toys too. With a remote control, an adjustable suction cup, vibrating functions, and a not-too-shabby motor, Maia Max is the best anal-friendly self-propelled toy I’m aware of, and the price is pretty damn low too. The only issue? It’s loud, unfortunately.Full review here.
My Favorite Sex Aids
No favorite sex toys list would be complete without an ode to lube. Plus a dildo mount!
Lubes & More
LUBE—It’s so important. Necessary for anal play, it also makes vaginal sex, jerking off, and clitoral play (especially with toys) so much more comfortable.
Once I discovered Sliquid, I’ve stuck to their water-based lubes because they’re free of glycerin, propylene glycol, parabens, and other junk that can potentially irritate yourjunk. (Water-baseds also can’t harm silicone toys like silicone lube may in some cases.) I do also love, love, love Sutil and would recommend it if you’re looking for a very natural feel.
Sassy is Sliquid’s thicker water-based, marketed as for anal but really much better for vaginal, IMO. I use Wicked’s Simply Hybrid Jelle for everything anal because it’s soooo much thicker and more padded for butt stretching and thrusting. I also recommend: The silicone Uberlube for PIV sex and with condoms (thumbs up)—though I wouldn’t recommend it across the board with silicone toys. And: The Butters all-natural oil-based for butt stuff, like long-term plug wear and pegging, because the slickness is for real.
- Find Sliquid Sassy (thick water-based) here: my fave for vag & toys
- Find Wicked Simply Hybrid Jelle (the thickest safe lube) here: my fave for anal toys
- Find The Butters (all-natural oil-based) here: the slickest for uber-long plug wear & moisturizing my dry kneecaps
- Find Uberlube (silicone lube) here: great with real dick and/or condoms
Liberator Wing Sex Toy Mount (shop here): With so many dildos, I sometimes get bored of jerking it by hand, so the Liberator Wing is a happy change of pace. This sex toy mount (compared here) is the most comfortable way to simulate cowgirl-style riding because of its soft cover and dense foam. I’ve had mine for a year and a half, and it hasn’t compressed one bit! I recommend the Wing with the BMS Naked Addiction Dual together for realistic.
(On a side note, I also feel like I need the newer Liberator Pulse, because the rocking motion sounds fun as hell!)
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- At least $24,510.65, current total based on current retail sales figures at competitive prices. It might be a bit more, though; always something new coming in!
- But if you want it even bigger, then go for the VixSkin Colossus instead!
- “Tedster” is truly horrific, while “Holdy” sounds like an adjective for that one overly pushy dude you ran into at the club. Yeah, that guy who has a hard time taking “no” for an answer. Anyway, I digress…
- Since silicone dildos are pretty much never included with fucking machines.