Our resident sexpert Emma Miles takes a look at the best sex toys for couples. Find out which toys will keep your sex life interesting below…
You may have heard the popular relationship saying, “the couple who plays together, stays together” – for the record we’re not talking about chess or ping pong! The saying relates to making sure there’s enough intimacy, sex, and fun to keep your relationship interesting. But, let’s be honest, that’s sometimes easier said than done.
Despite your best efforts, carving out time for pleasure and keeping things interesting can be challenging. Regular Saturday night, lights-out, missionary position sex can prove dull after a while. Thankfully, the world of sex has plenty to offer. You can try out new sexual positions, indulge in bondage, get dressed up, engage in roleplay or invest in a few sex toys.
Today we’re going to get intimate with the best sex toys for couples – what are they and what can they do for your sex life? We’ll take a closer look at 8 of the best couples toys on the market and give you all the dirty details. Ready to spice up your love life? Then let’s get raunchy…
Why couples should use sex toys together
Sex toys are big business, and this billion-dollar industry has thrown up an array of vibrators, dildos, etc for those looking for a little extra sparkle in the bedroom. Once considered a gadget for solo use, the sex toy has also found its way into couple sex – enhancing foreplay, boosting sexual intercourse, and helping both partners achieve the big ‘O.’
Sex toys can help you work out what feels good, and they can be used in various ways. You can use a sex toy to pleasure yourself while your partner watches. This can be arousing for both of you, and will also help you to figure out what your lover enjoys.
Alternatively, take it in turns to use a sex toy on each other (perfect for working yourselves up into an orgasmic frenzy). Vibrators in particular might not seem to be the most romantic addition to your love life, but the humble sex toy can do wonders in the bedroom. Here are a few of the best toys for couples that we have found.
LELO Tiani Duo
They say sharing is caring, and the LELO Tiani Duo is designed with that in mind. The dual-action vibrator can be used by couples to bolster sex and build a more intimate connection.
The LELO Tiani Duo has sleek good looks and is available in either traditional black or dreamy ocean blue. The toy measures 90 x 45 x 30 mm and its ergonomic design and curvy shape lend themselves well to a comfy fit.
The toy boasts an impressive array of features including two powerful motors that work simultaneously to arouse the clit and penis. Double the pleasure, double the fun! There are no less than 8 vibrating modes too, so you can experience a range of sensations. Will you go for a gentle teasing purr or deep and intense? The wireless remote controller adds to the fun and you can interact with your LELO Tiani Duo via hand movement.
Fashioned from extra-soft silicone, the LELO is soft, flexible, and almost feels warm to the touch. Silicone is durable, so providing you look after the Tiani, it should provide you with oodles of fun for years to come. The toy is also 100% waterproof, so you can share a shower with your lover and enjoy getting wet and wild.
Charge-wise, the LELO Tiani Duo has a USB charging cord and requires a Li-Ion 200 mAh 3.7 V battery. It takes around 2 hours to charge the toy fully and once that’s done you can enjoy plenty of intimate play. You’ll also get a satin storage pouch to keep your toy safe and clean when not in use, and an instruction manual. It comes with a 1-year warranty and 10-year quality guarantee too, just in case.
For ease of use and a smooth glide, you can apply LELO Personal Moisturiser to the vibrator before you get going. The small arm slides into the vagina and the larger one rests against the clit. Enjoy trying out different sexual positions with your partner – missionary may be a good place to start. Don’t forget to try out the different vibrating patterns too.
LELO Ida Wave
The next toy on our list features patented WaveMotion™ technology, enabling the LELO Ida Wave to tease and tickle both the G-Spot and clit. The toy has an insertable arm to massage the G-Spot and a rounded arm designed to pleasure the clit.
This one is great for solo fun, but couples can make the most of the features to enhance foreplay and sexual intercourse. Let’s start with the basics – the LELO Ida Wave comes in black or coral red and boasts a distinctive curvy shape. The toy measures 63 x 56 x 93 mm and weighs 120g.
Made from body-safe silicone, and ABS plastic, the IDA Wave is not only nice and soft but also durable. As it’s 100% waterproof you can take the vibrator into the bathroom – why not share a bubble bath or soapy shower with your lover and new toy?
As for power, the LELO Ida Wave has plenty. There are two motors and the toy has a vibration motor frequency of 130 Hz and a gear motor frequency of 1.4 Hz. The vibrations will arouse internally and externally – expect your G-spot and clit to tingle!
The toy features 4 settings ranging from mild to wild. You can also connect to the LELO app via Bluetooth, providing you with additional vibrating patterns (up to 10 configurations) and the option of hands-free fun. You can take control yourself or your partner can connect and take the helm.
The IDA Wave has a USB charging cord and uses a Li-lon 3.7 V 520 mAh battery. Charge the Wave fully and you can make the most of up to 2 hours of fun. When you’re finished give it a clean and stow it away in the storage pouch. The product also comes with a 1-year warranty and 10-year guarantee for peace of mind and there’s also an instruction manual should you need it.
Sleek, black, and delivered with a promise to enhance erections and sex, the Lovense Diamo cock ring slides over the penis for heightened pleasure. The circular opening makes for easy wear and the curved shaft lends itself well to perineum stimulation.
Size-wise the Diamo boasts a length of 133mm and a height of 56mm. The base has a width of 33.5mm and the penis shaft opening has a width of 56mm. The product is made from medical-grade silicone, so it’s body safe and non-toxic. Silicone is also durable and easy to clean and the ring feels soft and pliable, so it’s comfortable to wear.
You can choose from 3 power levels and 10 play patterns, allowing you to vary the play and experience different sensations. On another good note, you don’t have to limit your fun to the bedroom – the Lovense Diamo is 100% waterproof so you can jump in the shower together or take a steamy bath.
The product also features a programmable remote control and you can connect to the Lovense App via Bluetooth technology. The App allows you to enjoy a variety of vibration modes – you control the fun or connect your other half and hand over control.
The USB allows for easy charging, and a charge of 70 minutes will give you a couple of hours of playtime to enjoy. You’ll know the ring is charging when the red-light flashes, and when the flashing stops you know it’s time for fun.
There’s a user manual that’s worth a look (check out the quick setup). You’re also gifted a storage pouch (handy for keeping your ring safe and sound). The Lovense Diamo has a 1-year warranty should you need it.
A bullet vibrator that can be used to stimulate the clit or the genitals, the Lovense Ambi is a versatile toy – great for spicing up foreplay and intercourse. The vibrator certainly stands out, it’s pink and doesn’t have the normal bullet-style shape you might expect.
Instead, the toy has a sort of hammerhead-type shape, with curves designed to match the contours of your body for ease of use. The toy has a length of 86mm and a diameter of 27mm.
The Lovense Ambi is made from medical-grade silicone, so it’s body safe and non-toxic – ideal if you have sensitive skin. The toy is also waterproof, so bath, shower, jacuzzi, etc fun will be fine. Silicone is robust, so the toy will last well and is easy to look after. Simply wash the Lovense Ambi with water and a gentle detergent after use.
On to the all-important power, the Lovense Ambi has plenty to go around. Lovense has designed the toy to offer pinpoint, super pinpoint, and broad stimulation – so you should be in for a buzzing experience. The vibrator is programmable too and you can choose from 3 vibration levels and up to 10 different patterns.
There’s also the opportunity to connect to the Lovense App via Bluetooth (the Lovense Ambi is compatible with a variety of devices including the iPhone and iPad). Connection is straightforward and you can use the App to toggle through the vibration levels. You can even hand control over to your partner – let the fun commence!
The Lovense Ambi is also easy to charge (USB rechargeable) and operate. Once fully charged your device will provide between 1.5 and 2 hours of fun. As for operation you just need to find the on/off button and you’re set. We should also add that the Lovense Ambi comes with a 1-year warranty, a user manual, and a handy storage bag.
LELO Lyla 2
The LELO Lyla 2 is a funky remote-control massager – an enhanced version of the original LELO Lyla. The updated version is compact, well-designed, and perfect for taking sex to another level. The product is available in black, purple, or pink and measures 8cm x 3.3cm, with a depth of 3.2cm. At just 36 grams the toy is lightweight and easy to handle.
Made from ABS plastic and silicone the Lyla 2 has been designed with durability in mind. As it’s waterproof you can use the toy in the bathroom for a change of scenery, and it’s easy to clean too.
The LELO Lyla 2 is powered via a Li-ion 200mAh 3.7V battery and charging for 2 hours will give you 2 hours of play. There’s no need to worry about the toy being noisy (some vibrators can buzz louder than a hive of bees!), this one has a max noise level of 50dB.
Easy to operate, the LELO Lyla 2 has a multi-function button (which you’ll find on the vibrator). You can also take advantage of the wireless remote control for hands-free and long-distance fun. The remote has a range of up to 12 meters (3 times more than the original LELO Lyla).
If you’re keen to enhance your connection with your partner you will appreciate the SenseMotion™ technology built into the Lyla 2. The remote control allows you to access a variety of vibration modes and there are 8 functions in total (6 standard and 2 SenseMotion) – perfect for facilitating fun and games.
The remote has 2 modes. Mode 1 allows you to adjust the intensity of the vibrations by tipping the remote control. When the control is vertical the vibrations will be stronger, when horizontal the intensity decreases.
Mode 2 allows you to alter the intensity of the pulsations by shaking the remote control. This is a responsive mode, so you’ll get quicker results, therefore you might want to practice a little before you play with this one!
Lovense Lush 3
Hot on the heels of the successful original Lovense Lush and Lovense Lush 2 comes the latest model (launched in 2021), the Lovense Lush 3. So, what’s new? Well, the Lovense Lush 3 has an improved charging port – it’s now magnetic, which means you can power up your new toy more easily.
There’s also a fixed tail to keep the vibrator in the perfect spot, giving you more of what you’re after – deep and intense sensations and arousing pressure on your G-Spot to drive you crazy. There’s also a high-tech antenna and printed circuit board so connectivity is better than ever.
The Lovense Lush 3 measures 96mm x 75mm x 76mm and is made from body-safe, non-toxic material. The product is IPX7 waterproof too, so you can wash it without worry and use it in the bathroom (or wherever else you fancy).
The Lovense Lush 3 packs a powerful punch, but still manages to be quiet (the highest sound level is just 43 dB) so you can enjoy private play without letting everyone else know what you’re up to. Make the most of the unlimited patterns and sound activation (you can even sync your new toy to music).
The product is USB rechargeable and offers 4 to 5 hours of play once it’s powered up – plenty of time for fun and frolics. The Lovense Lush 3 is also wireless and of all of the Bluetooth vibrators on the market it reportedly has the longest control range. Of course, you can use the close-range control if you prefer.
A product designed for couple fun, the WeVibe Melt titillates the clit and should help you to achieve memorable orgasms. The well-thought-out App function allows you to pass control to your partner, so they can set the pace (and drive you wild!).
Before we get too carried away let’s explore the design and features. The WeVibe Melt has unimposing good looks – curvy and compact, it could even be described as cute. You can opt for cheery pink or if you prefer there’s a darker midnight blue, both are appealing.
We mentioned that the toy is compact – measurement wise the WeVibe Melt comes in at 126mm x 24mm x 10mm – not too small, but not imposing. Palm-size fun for you and your partner. As it’s quite slender the toy lends itself well to enhancing a range of sexual positions.
The WeVibe Melt is made from 100% silicone, which is body-safe and latex, BPA, and phthalate free. Pick it up and the toy feels smooth and flexible, which indicates it’s easy to use and comfortable too. The Melt is also 100% waterproof so getting wet isn’t a problem – whether you’re having soapy fun or washing the toy after you’ve used it and it comes with a handy satin bag so you can store and transport it easily.
Moving on to the tech, the WeVibe Melt boasts impressive pleasure air technology, which involves a 360-degree airwave gently blowing on the clit (there’s no direct contact, the airwave does more than enough). The sensation is comparable to your partner gently sucking your clit – enough for a stimulating orgasm or two. Choose from 12 modes, graduating from light and mild to more powerful and intense. Enjoy the thrilling build-up by working your way through the levels.
Connect to the APP for more fun – you can go enjoy hands-free and long-distance naughtiness too. This is great if your partner works away or travels a lot as there’s no need to miss out on sex. Simply connect to the App and let your lover work their magic from afar. The WeVibe Melt also comes with a rechargeable battery and magnetic charging cable and once charged you’ll get a couple of hours of vibrating fun.
WeVibe Nova 2
How about a rabbit vibrator that can offer G-spot and clitoral arousal? The WeVibe Nova 2 features an arched arm that flexes to stimulate your clit and a moveable arm to titillate your G-spot.
The WeVibe Nova 2 has a circumference of 10.8cm, an insertable length of 12.7cm, and a length of 22cm and it’s crafted from soft, flexible silicone. The ergonomic design offers a good, comfortable fit. The body-safe silicone is toxic-free (latex-free and phthalate-free) long-lasting, and easy to clean too.
The toy is also waterproof, so you can get as wet as you like and use water-based lube to get things started in the right way. There’s a rechargeable USB boasting a long battery life, so you can enjoy longer sessions and take your new toy with you on a steamy weekend away. The WeVibe Nova 2 is also quiet, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing the guests in the room next door!
This one also lends itself to long-distance play, so if your other half is away, you can still enjoy getting it on together. Simply connect to the WeVibe App and hand over the controls, lie back and enjoy the sensations. The toy boasts a variety of pre-set vibration modes, but you can use the App to set up your vibrant patterns too.
As with the other products featured there are a few extras, such as a tutorial mode (great if you are new to the world of sex toys or are lacking confidence). There’s also a 2-year warranty, just in case you experience any problems with the Nova 2.
Sex toys boost intimacy and passion
Sex toys can be daunting, but there’s nothing to worry about. Bullet vibrators, rabbits, cock rings, etc can add much-needed interest and zest to love-making. Nowadays, there’s a large assortment of toys to choose from, demonstrated by the array of products we’ve talked about.
Whatever you choose, take the time to get your new toy before the action starts. Take a look at it together, pick up it, check how it works, and have fun exploring ideas for play. Most of all, remember to relax and enjoy – toys can take the pressure off trying to achieve orgasm, and best of all they can enhance your pleasure ten-fold.