Feminism doesn’t exist to serve the interests of men, obviously. But one of the great gifts that third-wave feminism gave the world is the philosophy of sex-positivity. This simple but powerful idea teaches that so long as your sex life involves activities between consenting adults, there’s no reason to feel inhibited or ashamed. That might mean hurried sex in the missionary position and the lights off, or a no-holes-barred group play session.
Being kink positive is a corollary of the sex-positive ethos. It’s a pretty self-explanatory concept, and sex- and kink-positive thinking has given the millennial generation permission to let their freak flags fly. Whether you’re into bondage, cross-dressing, pegging or threesomes, there’s no reason to feel inhibited in this brave and sexy new world. Even if you’re into something really kinky, like saving yourself for marriage, there’s no reason to feel ashamed of your sexuality.
As a result, many men and women are looking for the best sex toys for couples to spice up their love life. This guide is going to focus on sex toys for straight couples, but it’s easy to find great resources for all kinds of relationships. Keep reading to discover award-winning and top-rated sex toys including remote-controlled vibrators, BDSM toys and masturbation sleeves for men.
1. We-Vibe Unite
We-Vibe makes premium vibrating sex toys for couples. This award-winning brand makes toys that are primarily designed for enhancing her pleasure, but this vibrating couple’s sex toy is designed to provide all-around stimulation for both partners. After insertion, the We-Vibe Unite provides both G-spot and clitoral stimulation for her. This toy can be worn during sex, and thanks to its slim profile, it leaves plenty of room for penetration, which provides additional stimulation for him.
2. Trojan Vibrations Hot Spot Vibrating Ring
Unfortunately, many high quality sex toys can set you back $100 or $200. That’s why this simple vibrating cock ring is such a delight. This $8 vibrating ring easily slips over penises of all sizes and provides a little something extra during sex. It’s easy to use, unobtrusive and fun for both partners. Even if you and your partner prefer a more vanilla-flavored sex life, this vibrating ring is the perfect toy to keep in your nightstand for special occasions. For all these reasons, this vibrating ring is one of the best sex toys for couples.
3. OhMiBod Club Vibe 3.OH
BEST FOR A NIGHT OUT
Thanks to companies like OhMiBod and We-Vibe, couples can choose from a range of remote-control sex toys. You’ll find three options on this list alone. However, the Club Vibe from OhMiBod offers something really unique. Slip the discreet vibrator into a pair of panties and head out for a night of dancing. The toy will vibrate in time with the music. You can also hand over the remote control to your partner for a particularly adventurous date night.
4. Adam & Eve Scarlet Couture Spank Me Paddle
BEST FOR A LIGHT SPANKING
Experienced BDSM couples might think of this as a beginner’s toy, and perhaps it is. But if you and your partner are interested in exploring paddling and spanking, this flexible paddle is ideal for couples who don’t want it to hurt too much. Made from vegan leather, the Spank Me Paddle from Adam & Eve can add a little more variety in the bedroom.
5. Liberator Wedge Sex Pillow
BEST FOR NEW POSITIONS
If you and your significant other ever find yourself tiring out during a particularly daring sex position, then a well-positioned sex pillow may be the solution. The Liberator Wedge is a sex positioning pillow designed to help couples explore every position they want. This 27-degree pillow is covered in a machine-washable microfiber cloth.
6. We-Vibe Sync
BEST REMOTE CONTROLLED SEX TOY
The We-Vibe sync is often described as the perfect sex toy for long-distance relationships, but any couple can enjoy the pleasures of this remote sex toy. The design is similar to other We-Vibe products, but what sets the Sync model apart is the companion app. Because if there’s anything millennials love more than sex, it’s a good app. When inserted, the We-Vibe sync provides internal and clitoral stimulation. Using the We-Connect app, her partner can control the timing, intensity and vibration pattern of the Sync. That means you can give her pleasure no matter how far apart you are.
7. Bondage Boutique Under Mattress Bondage Kit (2 Piece)
BEST FOR BONDAGE BEGINNERS
If you want to explore bondage without taking knot workshops from old dudes who look like your dad’s creepy friend, then this DIY bondage system is what you’re looking for. The restraints loop discreetly under the mattress, letting you tie each other up without a complicated rope and pulley system.
8. Faux Leather Bondage Handcuffs
BEST BUDGET BUY
Most top-rated sex toys are expensive, and many bondage gear markers use only premium leather. As a result, all those whips, floggers, and blindfolds can get pretty pricey. For the couple casually exploring their kinks, that can be a turn-off. That’s why we love these faux-leather handcuffs from Adam & Eve. Handcuffs have long been one of the best sex toys for couples, and this adjustable pair is perfect for wrists and ankles.
9. Naughty Trainer Set Butt Plugs
BEST FOR ANAL PLAY
For couples that aren’t quite ready to try pegging or anal sex, consider this trio of petite silicone butt plugs. The three sizes let you experiment with the size that works best for you, and the easy-grip material is easy to hold even when covered in your preferred water-based personal lubricant.
10. Tenga Egg Wavy
BEST FOR HIS PLEASURE
Tenga makes masturbation aids and sex toys for men. The popular Tenga Eggs provide a fun way for guys to mix up their masturbatory habits. Inside each Tenga Egg is a lubricated and ribbed sleeve that slips over the penis for pleasurable sensations. Add this to your bedroom routine and enjoy the fun together. This particular masturbation sleeve features a smooth exterior, an interior with ribbed wave shapes and a cool, tingling lubricant.