If there’s one thing that belongs next to your bed, aside from a good book, a nice candle, and your glasses, it’s a trusty vibrator. Masturbating is basically essential to your mental and physical health (check out all these perks beyond the pleasure), and a vibrator is the best way for women to make it magical (read: orgasmic).
“Vibrators can help your body learn to respond to a variety of sensations,” says certified sex therapist Kat Van Kirk, the resident relationship/sex expert at Adam & Eve. “It also creates more variety in your sexual repertoire and can spice up your long-term sexual relationships.”
But shopping for a vibrator can be intimidating. After all, there are a lot of options on the market, and many are designed to target a different sensation. So, how the heck are you supposed to know which are the best vibrators for women?
Well, for starters, it depends on your personal preference. “Each person’s response is unique, so you have to experiment to see what works for you,” says sex expert Jess O’Reilly, author of The New Sex Bible and host of the @SexWithDrJess podcast. Some people prefer indirect vibrations, for example, but others are into placing a vibe right against their skin, she says.
And while it’d be awesome if you could just go out and buy a bunch of vibrators to see which one works best for you, you probably don’t have the budget (or storage) for that (sigh). Luckily, this list of the 23 best vibrators for women in 2019—all sex-toy expert approved—will help you spend less time online and more time in bed…where you belong.
1. The Fin
Fin Finger Vibe
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The Fin was designed by inventors from the female-centric sex-toy company Dame. It has a unique shape and slides onto your fingers so you can focus less on gripping your toy and more on the way it makes you feel (which makes it kinda perfect for sex). Not only does it have dual sensations and three speeds to help get you off, but it’s also made with silicone, which Van Kirk says is “a safe bet” texture-wise.
2. VeDo Bam Bullet
Such a great name for vibrator, no? The Bam Bullet from VeDo puts most bullet vibrators to shame, with 10 distinct vibration modes and a smooth silicone exterior (many bullets are metal…which isn’t bad, but different). It’s small, powerful, waterproof, and super easy to turn on and off (thank G).
3. Dame Zee
Speaking of bullets vibrators, the brand new Zee from Dame is the brand’s first. Just launched in November, the Zee is still silky-smooth without using silicone. Instead, it’s made with a certain type of plastic called ABS (which, fun fact, Legos are made from), then coated with a soft-touch spray. Why, you ask? A thick layer of silicone would mean less space for the compact motor, and thus, less power—so this tiny-but-mighty bullet gives you the best of both worlds.
4. We-Vibe Unite
We-Vibe Unite Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator
The We-Vibe Unite fits snugly against your body, so you can have hands-free clitoral and G-spot stimulation. While it works great for solo sessions, you can also use it during penetrative sex. This vibe also has one speed, nine different vibrations, and stays fully charged for 90 minutes—a definite perk to help you stave off what Van Kirk calls “stimulation fatigue,” if it takes you awhile to orgasm.
5. Le Wand Vibrator
Oh, this beauty. Le Wand is a long-standing top choice of sexperts and satisfied women alike, for several reasons: The vibrations are powerful, the charge lasts forever, and the silicone tip is so velvety soft. Use it directly on your clitoris or push the head inside—there’s no wrong answer here.
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6. Lelo Tara
Okay, this is definitely a unique toy. The Tara can be worn during sex or a solo sesh, and it has an “arm” that swirls to add new and different sensations. It’s also charged via USB, which Van Kirk says is a good option if you never seem to have batteries handy.
Another offering from Dame, Pom sits in your hands and bends up against you to help give you wide-ranging or targeted stimulation. It also has five preset speeds and—major plus—is waterproof. Pom also has an angled tip that you can press against the head or shaft of your clitoris, a feature O’Reilly recommends.
8. Lelo Sona Cruise 2
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The Sona Cruise 2 uses sonic waves and pulses to deliver oral-sex-like pleasure when you need it most. It also automatically increases in intensity when you push it harder against your skin, which is pretty freaking unique. You really want to look for a vibe that creates more variety in your sexual repertoire, Van Kirk says—and this is definitely a great option.
9. Satisfyer Luxury Prêt-à-Porter
Want to feel 100-percent that b*tch? Here’s the toy for you. The best-selling Satisfyer uses “AirPulse” technology to stimulate your clit without actual contact. This particular version, the Luxury Prêt-à-Porter, features genuine leather and real precious-metal accents, making it a top-notch vibrator for women, especially ~chic~ ones.
10. Je Joue Rabbit Bullet Vibe
Je Joue Rabbit Bullet Vibe
Bullet vibrators usually look like, well, a bullet. But this one is next-level with rabbit ears that can be used to work around your clitoris or go inside for a more targeted approach. Another cool feature of bullet vibes, per O’Reilly: “They tend to be quieter than larger vibrators.” So if you’ve got roommates, this one’s for you.
11. Ohmibod Lovelife Cuddle Mini
Lovelife Cuddle Mini
The Cuddle Mini is as sweet as it sounds. It’s soft (that silicone, tho), small (under five inches long, and about an inch thick), and versatile (it works just as well on nipples as it does on the clitoris). And since it’s USB-chargeable, it’s a great travel companion, too.
12. Sweet Vibrations TuLips
An interesting-looking toy, isn’t it? The TuLips is one of the best vibrators for women because it has a unique shape specifically designed for the entire clitoris (not just the tip). The two lips (that give the vibrator its name) gently embrace and stimulate the tip of the clit, while the base vibrates the clitoral anatomy beneath the surface.
13. Tiger Vibe G5
Tiger Vibe G5
Think of this vibe like a penis on steroids. The Tiger Vibe has a phallic shape, but with ridges for your pleasure and a curve to hit your G-spot. It also has a nice, wide base to hit your clitoris. It’s usually easier to masturbate using a vibrator, Van Kirk says, and this is definitely a great way to mimic penetrative sex on your own.
14. Je Joue Fifi
Je Joue Fifi
This toy has split ears that hug your clitoris and an internal vibe that works you from the inside out, so you can go for blended orgasms. Ultimately, the best vibe for you depends on the sensations you’re going for, explains O’Reilly—and Fifi gives you a lot of options.
15. Jimmyjane Form 2
Jimmyjane Form 2
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The Form 2 has dual motors (one in each tip) and flexible ears that you can use to pinch, squeeze, and surround your clitoris with intense vibrations. It’s also made of medical-grade silicone—O’Reilly’s preferred sex-toy material—and charges on contact with its base, making it simple to use and store. (Don’t forget to pair with a water-based lube.)
16. We-Vibe Moxie
Wearable (a.k.a. panty) vibrators are awesome, and this one is no exception: It’s mini, contoured, super soft, and quiet. Just slip the mini, contoured vibe into your underwear before dinner and hand off control to a partner via the remote or mobile app—or use it to tease yourself when you’re bored at work. (Jk, don’t do that last part…)
17. Fun Factory Volta G5
Fun Factory Volta G5 Vibrator
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The Volta G5 looks like a flame, and that’s cool because it’s about to set your sex life on fire. This toy has unique tapping tips that work your clitoris like you’re getting amazing oral sex. It’s also great for nipple stimulation and BJs, making it a fun twist on a couples’ vibrator.
Ultimately, the best thing about a vibe is that it allows you to experiment and see what works best for you, O’Reilly says. And this is one toy you’ll be eager to work with again and again (and again).
18. We-Vibe Wish Personal Massager
We Vibe Wish Personal Massager
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This little vibe looks like a pretty computer mouse, but it’s so much more fun. The tool has 10 vibration modes, as well as a create-your-own feature. “I just love the texture and shape,” says O’Reilly. “It fits perfectly around the vulva and has a gently-pointed tip if you want to pinpoint the head of your clitoris.” (Trust me, you do.)
19. Vertigo Rabbit Vibrator
Vertigo Rabbit Vibrator
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The rabbit is designed to target your G-spot and clitoris to give you a seriously epic orgasm. This vibe has 12 orbs inside the shaft that swirl around, while the rabbit ears go to work on your clitoris. It’s also waterproof, so you can take it in the shower (score).
20. Hitachi Magic Wand Massager
Hitachi Magic Wand Massager
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The Magic Wand has been a best-seller for years, and it’s kind of a cult favorite. It’s advertised as a massager for sore backs, necks, and shoulders, but most people use it as a sex toy. “I’ve met dozens of women who learned to orgasm for the first time thanks to their Magic Wand,” O’Reilly says. If it worked for them, it’ll definitely work for you.
21. G Kiss Waterproof Vibrator
G Kiss Waterproof Vibrator
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As far as vibrators go, the G Kiss is pretty cheap. But don’t mistake the low price point for lack of quality. The toy’s contoured tip vibrates to target your G-spot, while the clitoral stimulator and its pleasure nubs go to work on your clitoris. With three speeds and dual motors, this is a pretty good bang for your buck—literally.
22. Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace
Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace
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Not only is the Crave Vesper made of stainless steel and USB rechargeable, but it has four settings to help get you off. Oh, and the coolest thing about the Vesper is that you can wear it as a statement necklace. “This is a conversation piece,” says O’Reilly. “It’s slim, sleek, and only those in the know will recognize its true purpose.”
23. Satisfyer Pro Penguin Clitoral Vibrator
Satisfyer Pro Penguin Clitoral Vibrator – Waterproof & Rechargeable
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Another Satisfyer vibe, this one gets its name from its penguin-like shape and works by stimulating your clitoris with a suction tip. The penguin has 11 intensities, so you can mix it up depending on what works for you in the moment. Plus, its USB charger gives you two hours of stimulation, so you can go (almost) all night long.