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The Best Types of Vibrators for Every Need, Preference, & Desire

The Best Types of Vibrators for Every Need, Preference, & Desire

The Best Types of Vibrators for Every Need, Preference, & Desire

There are - OMG SO MANY - vibrators out there, all ready for buying and trying. If we all had unlimited funds and time on our hands, we'd just say to cancel everything and make yourself busy trying out each and every one until you find The One. Realistically, buying a vibrator ends up being a much more selective and meticulous process.

And with statistics like only 18.4% of women being able to have an orgasm from penetrative sex alone, it's extra important that you find out which vibe really floats your boat.

That's why we're here to give you a leaping off point - something to at least help you see a full scope of shapes (internal, dildo vibrators, flat clitoral vibrators, rabbit vibrators, etc.) and features (waterproof vibrators, quiet vibrators, squeezable vibrators, travel vibrators, etc.) that can inform you in your choices. 

Note: all the vibrators that we mention below are body-safe, from reputable brands, and are genuine recommendations from the real humans here at Minna.  

We'll cover (in order): 

  • G-Spot Vibrators 
  • Clitoral Vibrators 
  • Suction Vibrators
  • Remote & App Controlled Vibrators 
  • Rabbit Vibrators 
  • Wand Vibrators 
  • Vibrators for Men 

Best of: G-Spot Vibrators 

Every woman's body is different, so while G-spot stimulation plays orgasmic second fiddle to clitoral stimulation for most, it's still the absolute go-to for a fair share of women. If you've had penetrative sex before, you're probably familiar with the sensations it can bring. If that feels amazing to you, add some vibrations to it and suddenly, you can reach your full 100% G-spot pleasure potential. Additionally, the unique shape of G-spot vibrators make it so that you can reach farther up your anterior vaginal wall, closer to the actual G-spot. You don't have to worry too much about getting the angle just right, since vibrations affect the entire surrounding area, but you can still enjoy the same in / out sensations of penetrative sex. 

Best overall: LELO Gigi 2 Rechargeable G-Spot Vibrator ($139.99) 

The Gigi 2 is a good-looking G-Spot vibrator with a curved and flattened tip that maximizes contact, adding an extra oomph to the feel of it inside you. It's one of the most popular G-spot vibrators for good reason: it's waterproof, rechargeable, relatively silent, and has 8 settings from a "teasing murmur to a satisfying pulse". It's also not intimidatingly large, making it a great option for anyone who is wary of using penetrative sex toys. 

If you want something super silent: LELO Mona 2 ($147.99) 

The Mona 2 is what LELO calls "whisper quiet", enabled by a high-quality motor that delivers powerful rumble vibrations from deep within the toy. Like the Gigi 2, its waterproof and rechargeable, but this one has 6 settings (versus 8), is a couple of inches longer, and has a pointed tip, with a focus on a more refined power.

If you want something more affordable: Dame Arc G-Spot Vibrator ($115) 

Dame specializes in minimalist and un-intimidating toys, and the Arc is no exception. It's got a squishy bulb up at the top which, like the Gigi 2, gives you closer contact with your G-spot. It can also double up as a clit vibrator easily enough, since it's not too massive and unwieldy, despite being a phallic-shaped vibrator. This one's also waterproof and comes in two fun colors. 

Best of: Clitoral Vibrators 

Clit vibrators are considered the "standard". Not because they don't offer anything special or unique (quite the opposite!), but because the majority of women have an easier time reaching orgasm with clitoral stimulation than G-spot stimulation. Additionally, clitoral vibrators tend to be more widely appealing since they aren't as intimidating as internal vibrators, are easier to keep clean, are more affordable, and are versatile enough to be used by all kinds of bodies, individuals, and couples - not just those that have vaginas or clitorises! Clitoral vibrators may take a little more technique than G-spot vibrators, but it just boils down to changing up the intensity and angles to figure out what feels best, taking your time to really enjoy the sensations! 

Best overall: Minna Limon ($99) 

Full disclosure, we make this vibrator. For that reason, we'll let someone else take the wheel in explaining why this Limon is the best clitoral vibrator, overall: 

"The Limon is a solidly built, beautiful toy. It has some of the deepest vibrations you will find in a clitoral vibrator with wide range and a surprisingly quiet motor." - Bex Talks Sex, sex blogger/educator.

"It has a unique squeezable technology, which means the harder you squeeze, the more intense the vibrations get. It's incredibly intuitive and easy to use." - Vanessa Marin, sex therapist.

Also: the Limon is waterproof, rechargeable, made with medical-grade silicone, available in two colors, TSA approved, aesthetically pleasing, allows you to record and playback your vibration patterns, and is, as Bex mentioned, insanely quiet

If you want to vibe in the shower: Touch by We-Vibe ($99) 

While many quality rechargeable vibrators are waterproof, Touch by We-Vibe is especially shower-friendly. The slightly curved shape makes it easy to grip onto and hold in place whether you're standing or sitting, keeping your chances of it slipping out of place low, but if you're more of a bath person you can also completely submerge it underwater. The Touch is also hot tub friendly, which is on the rare side for any electronic product, vibrators included. 

If you want something super discreet: Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace ($69.99)

The Vesper went viral on the Internet for being an elegant piece of jewelry that lives a secret double-life as a surprisingly strong vibrator. It comes in three tones: rose gold, gold, or silver, and is made with high polish stainless steel. It gives off highly effective but quiet vibrations, across four power settings. You can charge the Vesper through a USB port cable and a full charge will get you 40 minutes of run time. 

If you want something more affordable: Unbound Zip Vibe ($18) 

The Zip Vibe is a bullet vibrator that is about the length of your palm, with a tip for targeted stimulation. This one's battery operated (only one AAA battery required) and has a single speed, which isn't overly intense or leaving you high and dry, wanting more. It's small and easy to "slip in" between you and a partner during sex for some clitoral stimulation to take you over the edge. 

Best of: Suction Vibrators 

Suction vibrators aren't technically vibrators, unless they have an additional internal attachment that vibrates - they'll more often be referred to as "clitoral stimulators" or "clitoral massagers". Instead of vibrations, it's as if there's a tiny vacuum mechanism inside a shallow opening that you place over your clitoris, which gives the sensation of someone sucking during oral sex. They're niche, since they don't have the same versatility of other vibrators and are specifically for people who have a clitoris and who enjoy that type of sucking sensation. For people who meet those specifics however, suction vibrators are growing in popularity, given their effectiveness in delivering highly concentrated, strong orgasms. 

Best overallWomanizer Premium ($199) 

What makes the Womanizer a powerful suction vibrator its trademarked Pleasure Air technology, which creates touchless stimulation through gentle but pleasing air pressure around your clitoris. This vibrator also has special technology to make it quieter than the average clitoral vibrator (which tend to be on the louder side). It comes in multiple colors, has 12 intensity settings, and is completely waterproof. 

If you want something slightly more affordable: Satisfyer Penguin ($49.95) 

This adorable suction vibrator is similar to the Sona in function but has fewer settings and a more straight-forward "vacuum" sensation that might take some more adjusting to get the perfect angle for a deeper orgasm. That said, if you're not sure whether or not you're into suction at all, the price is great for the product you get. 

Best of: Remote & App Controlled Vibrators 

Lots of vibrators that are great for couples are so only in the sense that they are easily placed during sex. This isn't too helpful if you're in a long-distance relationship or want to spice things up a little bit when you can't have actual sex in that moment. For that, there are vibrators that can be controlled remotely, either with a literal remote, a phone app, or both. They tend to be on the spendy side but you're paying for a brand's prioritization of security and zero to minimal malfunctions - pretty important when it comes to something going right up against and in your genitalia. 

Best overall: We-Vibe Sync ($219) 

The We-Vibe Sync gets our 'best overall' vote because it operates really well, just as a G-spot and clitoral vibrator. Meaning, you can get a whole lot out of it even without a partner controlling it remotely and if you're spending close to $200, you probably want to get the most bang for your buck. The Sync can be operated with buttons on the vibrator itself, a remote control, and from a distance with the We-Connect App which operates off of Bluetooth technology. 

If you want something slightly more affordable: Lovense Lush 2 ($69) 

The Lush 2 is a powerful Bluetooth, remotely controlled vibrator made by Lovense. It has a hook-like shape, with one end being inserted into the vagina and the other end resting against your clitoris. The vibrator's accompanying app has a wide range of controls like unlimited vibration patterns, music syncing, and sound-activated vibrations that can be operated from close range or long distance. 

Best of: Rabbit Vibrators 

Particularly if you watched Sex & the City while you were coming of age in the 90's, a rabbit vibrator might've been your first foray into the world of personal vibrating sex toys. "Rabbit" vibrators, named for the original design featuring two cute bunny ears for clitoral stimulation, is now used as an umbrella term for pretty much any vibrator that allows for both G-spot and clitoral stimulation at the same time. 

Best overall: LELO Soraya 2 Rabbit Massager ($186) 

The Soraya is an incredibly sleek rabbit vibrator that delivers the power you'd expect from its high price tag. You'll find that there are small but important design details making this vibrator easier to use than others - the clitoral extension is flexible, giving you control over the pressure on your clitoris and the handle on the bottom has a loop to help you pull out the vibrator (which is tricky after your muscles tighten from orgasm). 

If you want to get experimental: Fun Factory Amorino Rabbit Vibrator ($100)  

German brand Fun Factory created the Amorino Rabbit in response to exploring new ways for toys to deliver pleasure. In addition to stimulating the clitoris and G-spot, the vibrator stimulates the labia or the perineum, coming with a band that you can put around the internal and external part in different ways. When the toy is turned on, the band will carry vibrations to the labia or perineum, which gives you a much fuller sensation. 

If you want something more affordable: Calexotics Orange County Cutie ($48) 

Even though it costs significantly less than most other rabbit vibrators, the Orange County Cutie has a key extra feature: it thrusts. This gives your arm a break and obviously gives it more of a sex-like feeling because you're not the one controlling the thrusting. 

Best of: Wand Vibrators 

If you weren't using a rabbit vibrator in the 90's, maybe you were using the classic Magic Wand. Its reputation precedes it: the massager by Hitachi was marketed as just that - a massager - for your shoulders, your back, your neck...eventually people learned it massaged other places pretty well too. The original is heavy-duty (around 2 pounds) and has a long cord that you can plug into the wall. It's also very intense. When it comes to the classic wand vibrator, there isn't much subtlety in the vibrations themselves. Fortunately, a variety of sex toy brands have created their own interpretations of the Magic Wand, appealing to a wider modern customer base. 

Best overall: Le Wand Massager ($171) 

The Le Wand looks particularly sleek, like it's out of a James Bond movie. It has 10 vibration speeds and 20 patterns so you're sure to find the perfect rhythm just for you. Most notable is its flexible head, which can seamlessly rotate 360 degrees letting you get in whatever position is most comfortable and pleasurable. No obnoxious cords, so you can charge it up and be ready to go for 3 hours of play. 

If you're looking for something more affordable: Shibari Mini Halo ($30) 

The Mini Halo is only slightly bigger than the average hand, making it a little less intimidating and a lot more travel friendly. It has 20 different speeds with 8 different vibration patterns and even though it's small, the motor packs a punch. There's no cord (it's USB rechargeable), 100% water-resistant, and has a bendable neck for finding the right angle. 

Best of: Vibrators for Men 

As more and more women become comfortable and open in their vibrator ownership, the men around them might also be more open in their curiosity about vibrators. Whether a man usually sleeps with women or men, their bodies can respond to vibrations in pleasurable ways - despite there still being a frustrating stigma against men owning and using sex toys on themselves. All of the vibrators mentioned below could also be used by women, by the way! They're just "for men" in that they're made mostly with male bodies in mind. 

Best overall: LELO Tor 2 Luxury Cock Ring ($139.99)  

Cock rings are underrated. You can use them in partnered sex - with a man and woman or a man and a man - or on your own while masturbating. The possibilities are almost endless! The rechargeable ring has a velvet-smooth surface and is stretchy, hugging the base of the penis just tight enough to deliver amazing vibrations down the whole shaft. 

If you want something remote-controlled: Lovense Hush Butt Plug ($99) 

This butt plug from Lovense can be worn around, even out and about, with a corresponding app that connects via Bluetooth to be operated remotely. It's powerful but quiet and has a hook that helps you pull it out (very important). You can also set its vibrations to sync up with music and the vibration levels and patterns are customizable. 

If you want prostate stimulation: Paloqueth Prostate Massager ($21) 

Using a prostate massager isn't just pleasurable - the stimulation actually aids with erectile function and circulation of seminal fluid. The Paloqueth has two vibrating motors in the base and tip for double targeted stimulation, and you have 10 massage modes to choose from. It's waterproof and USB rechargeable for flexible use!