Having a healthy sex life in your relationship is important, but it’s also important to enjoy s-e-x with yourself. If you’ve never gone sex toy shopping before— you should. Though, it can be a little intimidating to get started. The first thing you want to do, is realize that there is absolutely NO shame in using sex toys — both by yourself and with a partner. In fact, trying different vibrators and sex toys is a great way to get to know your body and learn exactly what pleases you, what gives you an orgasm and, just as importantly, what you don’t like.
“The only way you know what you like is if you start and experiment,” Dr. Ava Cadell, certified sex counselor and author of NeuroLoveology, said to HuffPost. In fact, an estimated 44 percent of women 18-60 have tried sex toys, so why not you? After you’ve let go of any guilt or shame, you’ll want to start with exploring some of the options out there. You can start by going to a reputable store, sure, but an even easier option is to check out the 8 beginner’s sex toys for women below. Happy, um, orgasm!
1. Siri 2 by Lelo, $159.
I stand by this clitoral vibrator 100%, which I personally have had for almost eight years. It’s a go-to because you can control the speed and type of vibration you receive, which gives any woman the option to go fast or slow, pulsate or have steady rhythm, and so much more.
2. We-Vibe Tango, $79.
If you’re looking for a simple vibrator to use, ahem, inside, then look no further than this one. Its sleek design makes it easy to look at and even easier to maneuver. It gives you a lot of options for the kind of pleasure you seek, especially if you’re the kind of lady who likes penetration best.
You’re probably not the only person here to look at your toothbrush and think: “Well…”. Clearly not, since now you can actually buy an electronic toothbrush head attachment that’s not a toothbrush at all, but an easy vibrator that you can certainly use to experiment for yourself.
4. Crave Vesper, $149.
What a beautiful necklace, no? Actually, this necklace is a subtle vibrator. If you’re not sure whether you’re fully ready to explore the world of vibrators, then this is a good place to start since you can wear it as a necklace to first get used to it. And, hey, if you like it… It might just become your favorite new travel companion.
5. Magic Wand Rechargeable, $125.
The classic magic wand is a classic for a reason, amirite? If you haven’t experimented with this toy, then this is a pretty good place to start. But get ready because everyone who has ever tried this toy absolutely raves about it and says that it is THE best. So what are you waiting for?
A waterproof vibrator is something that every lady should start with, since exploring with your body in the bathtub is a common way to first get comfortable with trying to masturbate. Nothing wrong with that, really. The best thing about this one, though, is that it also stimulates the G-spot. So why not?
7. LOVENSE Lush, $119.
This vibrator is a fun one to get started with, since you can use it and control it straight from your phone. It’s a fun way to explore things in the bedroom, and you might even want to save this to use with a potential future partner in the future. Try it, just trust me.
8. Revitalize Pocket Vibrator Kit, $25.
A pocket vibrator is definitely something you’ll want to try if you’re just starting with sex toys, and you might just find out why they’re one of the most popular varieties for women. It’s a great clitoral stimulator and this one comes with a variety of attachments that makes the experience a bit different every time.