I Write About Sex Toys For a Living and This Is the Vibrator I Always Recommend
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.
Now, I'm not saying one is better than the other—both routines wake us up—but my expertise in vibrators and dildos has made me the group's point person for all sorts of questions. The most popular? What sex toy I recommend above all others.
When my friends first started coming to me with this inquiry, I didn't know where to start. After all, there are so many beloved sex toys out there at affordable prices. Plus, there are so many different types: With couples vibrators, clitoral stimulators, wands available, how could I choose just one?!
After a few months of pondering, I landed on a solid answer: the Sona 2 Cruise clitoral stimulator, a Kardashian favorite, from luxe sex tech company Lelo. It's packed with settings that work with your body and your tastes to help get you to a climax that'll leave you feeling de-stressed and rejuvenated.
The gadget uses air pulsations to gently (or not so gently, if that's what you're feeling) massage your pleasure points. These vibrations range from subtle murmurs to hefty throbs, and create sensations similar to cunnilingus, but unlike most sexual partners, the toy can basically read your mind and immediately react to your desires. This ability is all thanks to the cruise control setting that's automatically enabled whenever you press the stimulator up against your body with more pressure. The device senses this change and increases the force to match yours. The result is a seriously memorable build-up that'll leave you simultaneously out of breath and wanting more.
Shop it! $111 (orig. $139), lelo.com
These features are partly why the Lelo model has become my go-to recommendation. The easy-to-maneuver design is also a part of my reasoning. The soft handheld device isn't shaped like one long shaft like so many sex toys on the market. Instead, it has curved sides that are not only easy to grip, but comfortable to hold for a long time. Plus, it has three buttons front-and-center that control everything. You don't have to awkwardly elongate your thumb or move around your wrist to get from one setting to the next, and I've found that this smooth transition is extremely important to stay in the correct mindset. After all, nothing ruins the mood quite like dropping your vibrator on the floor.
This device is top-tier in its ability to give your clitoris the attention it deserves. The unmatched capability it has to hone in on this zone and give it the kind of stimulation you crave is as satisfying as canceling plans for a night spent in bed watching your favorite show—or using your new favorite sex toy.
What's more: It's easy to use with a partner during penetration, since compact shape doesn't get in the way. Plus, you can use it to stimulate other erogenous zones on the body and really amplify a couples massage.
Whether you're new to the world of sex toys or are wanting to expand your collection, you can't go wrong with this versatile device. Trust me, when it's in your possession you'll be reaching for it more than your cell phone. Shop it on sale below.
Shop it! $100 (orig. $159), ellaparadis.com