The best vibrator for a buzz alone or with your partner, as tested by the health team

Our best vibrator round-up is packed with tried-and-tested reviews and recommendations for top orgasms

A collection of the various best vibrator in each category as included in the guide
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Buying the best vibrator isn't always an easy journey, especially as there are so many brands and types to choose from nowadays. From clitoral suction toys by Satisfyer to rabbit vibrators from Lovehoney, each vibrator will be suited for a different person so it's always worth delving into the details. 

As well as having plenty of choice in brands, when it comes to buying the right toy for you, there are so many other factors to consider. Everyone who wants to use a vibrator will have different tastes, desires, and preferences to consider, from the type of vibrator they use to the material its made from, and even the color of it.

Some will even find that it's not a vibrator they want after all, but a pick of the best sex toys instead. To set you on your way to finding your perfect match in the vibrator market, the woman&home health team has collated a great range of vibes, tried, tested, reviewed them based on all the need-to-know factors. 

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After speaking to experts about what makes the ideal vibrator, we gathered a range of vibes from across the market, including from world-famous brands like LELO, Lovehoney, and Durex, alongside smaller manufacturers, to test a broad range of toys. As clitoral stimulators, bullets, rabbits, and G-spot vibrators are the most common models, we then broke the vibes down into these categories and tested them all based on the following factors:

  • Effectiveness: We tested each vibrator to see whether it worked to effectively stimulate the intended area or whether it was all just buzz. This is often down to personal preference and everyone's different, but if it worked for our testers then the vibe was a contender. 
  • Beginner or advanced: Was the vibrator better suited for beginners or those more advanced and used to using sex toys? This was based on whether the toy was easy to turn on and off, easy to use, and whether it came with all the necessary charging essentials.
  • For solo or partner use: We tested each vibrator to see whether it was a better fit for masturbation or use with a partner. For example, remote vibrators are often best controlled by someone else, while rabbits are easier for solo play. 
  • Charging: How easy was the vibe to charge and how long did the battery last? There's nothing worse than getting to the beginnings of a climax, only for your buzz to fade out, so we tested how easy it was to charge each of the vibes. We also noted whether there was any warning of a low battery, and how long the battery lasted after the warning.  
  • Waterproof or splashproof: Many vibrators are resistant to water these days, meaning you can take them into the shower, but we noted whether each of the vibrators was fully submergible or splashproof and whether it could be cleaned with water or not.
  • Discreet packaging: Using a vibrator is nothing to be ashamed of - but it's maybe not something we want the neighbors to know about. So, we noted whether each of the vibrators arrived in discreet packaging or if the brand logo and contents were advertised on the outside.
  • Originality: Sometimes a rabbit just needs to be a rabbit but with hundreds of different models available, we noted whether a vibe had something unique about it that set it apart from the others. For anyone looking to try something new, these are the ones to go for.

The best vibrators, as tested by the health team

Best clitoral vibrator

These types of vibrators tend to be clitoral stimulators and they have a lot in common with bullet vibrators, with one key difference. The former mainly just vibrate at different speeds and in various pulsation patterns, and the latter (like the famous rose sex toy) works to simulate oral sex sensations like licking, sucking, and blowing. 

Satisfyer Pro 2, the best vibrator overall


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1. Satisfyer Pro 2

Best clitoral vibrator overall

Specifications

Material: Silicone, ABS plastic
Dimensions: 165mm x 46mm x 65mm
Charge time: 1.5 hours
Running time: Approx 90 mins
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: $69.95 / £58.95

Reasons to buy

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Powerful clitoral stimulation
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Easy navigation
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Sleek design
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Good for sensitivity

Reasons to avoid

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Only for solo use
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Loud underwater

The Satisfyer Pro 2 is the best clitoris-focused sex toy in our opinion, thanks to its innovative design and comfortable handling. It's definitely a toy for solo use though, as the white silicone head is designed to fit snugly around your clitoris from above, making it difficult to miss the perfect spot but harder for a partner to handle. The bulbous handle of the toy makes it very easy to navigate the buttons and hold the device during use.

The Pro 2 offers intense stimulation using Air Pulse Technology, the brand's creation. I tested this toy myself and found that this means the toy uses powerful puffs of air to create waves of pleasure instead of standard vibrations. It's better than many normal bullet vibrators, in my opinion, because of this as vibrations can become uncomfortable - especially at the highest level - while this toy doesn't have that problem. If you are looking for similar sensations with more classic vibration patterns, Smile Makers' The Poet may be a better choice. 

I also found the toy to be ultra-quiet generally, especially on the lower settings, so much so that you wouldn't be able to hear it in the next room. On the higher settings, the vibrator creates more of a mechanical whirring sound than a buzz, so even if someone did hear it, they'd be unlikely to immediately know what it was. The only time is really makes a sound is underwater - but hopefully you'd have some background noise to drown this out if you're using it in the bath. 

For the full lowdown on the toy, see my full Satisfyer Pro 2 review

LELO Ora 3, one of the best vibrators

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2. LELO Ora 3

Best clitoral vibrator for targeted stimuation

Specifications

Materials: Silicone, ABS plastic
Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.4 x 1.7 inches
Charge time: 2 hours
Running time: 1 hour
Waterproof: Yes, 100%
RRP: $179 / £149

Reasons to buy

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Focuses on targeted stimulation 
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Easy to use 
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Fully waterproof

Reasons to avoid

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Only one hour of running time

The LELO Ora 3 is a circular sleek vibrator that really is as good as it looks. "You could leave this on your kitchen table and no one would know it’s actually a vibrator," says our tester. 

While the Satisfyer Pro 2 and The Poet are somewhat similar in design to other models, meaning you might have come across them before, everything about this sex toy is different from what our tester was used to, so it's ideal if you've tried pretty much everything else and are feeling a little bored with your collection. "You have to put your thumb through the center of the toy in a certain way to use the controls," our tester says. "I found that following the diagram in the instruction booklet was handy, otherwise I would have struggled to immediately know what to do. At first this feels a little odd but you do get used to the position, and it really pays off when you turn the vibrator on."

There are 12 modes to choose from to increase or decrease sensation, and our tested found that the sweet spot sits around the third or fourth setting intensity-wise. It's also pretty quiet on the lower settings and although it does get louder, our tester found the sound was easily muffled with a duvet. 

The brand promotes the toy as an oral sex simulator but the jury's still out on that one, she also said. "It's motion is meant to replicate a tongue-like action, like oral sex, but I don't think it really does. You definitely have to use lots of lubrication, and there's one that comes in the box with the toy, and lots of imagination to make this work."

See our tester's full Lelo Ora 3 review for more details on this toy. 

We-Vibe Sync including controller, stand and app in the best vibrator line up


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3. We-Vibe Sync

Best clitoral vibrator for couples

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Dimensions: 74.8 mm x 31.4 mm x 41.7mm
Charge time: 2 hours
Running time: 90 mins
Waterproof: Yes, apart from remote
RRP : $149 / £129

Reasons to buy

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Use easily with partner
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Can be controlled three ways
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Stimulates both G-spot and clitoris

Reasons to avoid

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Takes time to set up 
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Bluetooth is unreliable

In a long-distance relationship? Our tester is too and trialed the vibrator both remotely with a partner, in person, and on her own. The We-Vibe Sync could be the best vibrator to keep that spark going, she found, as it can be controlled by anyone in the world to who you give permission. All your partner has to do is download the free app. 

That's one way to use the We-Vibe Sync but our tester found it was also a great toy to use in person. "Once you've got the toy inside you the right way round with the thinner end inside you and the thicker one resting against your clitoris, it's super easy to use and we even used it during penetrative sex pretty effectively. Just be sure to slather the toy with loads of the best lube, otherwise it'll be uncomfortable."

With vibes hitting both your clitoris and G-spot at the same time, and with 10 different pulsations to choose from, all you have to do is find a setting that you both like. It's also really versatile to use, more so than many of the rabbit vibrators on our list, as you can also use it standing up and keep it in with just a push of a finger every now and then without needing to grapple with the handle. 

"I also thought the We-Vibe was relatively quiet so I wasn't concerned that anyone was going to hear it through the walls, which was great as I used it a fair bit and that would have been a bit embarrassing," our tester said. "Just make sure you use the sample of water-based lube that comes in the box, as it definitely helps heighten sensation."

For a full lowdown on this couple's vibrator, see our tester's full We-Vibe Sync review

Smile Maker The Poet pink vibrator

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4. Smile Makers The Poet

Best small clitoral vibrator

Specifications

Material : Silicone
Dimensions: 56mm x 58mm x 90mm
Charge time: max 90 mins
Running time : 90 mins+
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: $129 / £119.95

Reasons to buy

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Unique fit for women
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Vegan
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Easy to control 

Reasons to avoid

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Tricky to clean 

I tested The Poet myself and found that it's a real gamechanger when it comes to how to use a vibrator, unsurprising considering how great other Smile Makers' vibrators are - like The Billionaire and The Artist (also on our list). Not only will the suction-style toy pretty much guarantee an orgasm thanks to its targeted design to sit over the clitoris, but it's gone one step further. The result? Multiple orgasms. 

The award-winning brand is at the forefront of design compared to many sex toy makers. They’ve clearly taken on board the fact that all women come in different shapes, and that includes the size and position of their clitoris. This means The Poet has a very unique feature - it comes with three differently shaped stimulation heads, so you can find the closest fit for you. Initially, I didn't think this would make much of a difference but the pleasure is a lot more intense when the soft silicone fits snugly around your clitoris. This extra layer of arousal means you’ll be more likely to have multiple orgasms, and you won’t want to use a one-size-fits-all toy ever again. If you think you have a more sensitive clitoral area, then it's worth investing in The Poet rather than Satisfyer's Pro 2, for instance, thanks to these additional heads and changeability of the vibrator. 

And that’s not all. Find buttons fiddly to use when you’re feeling out of control? I found the Poet made things really simple by allowing you to change the five pulsating patterns during play by squeezing on the sides - definitely a lot easier in the heat of the moment too. B

The only downside to The Poet is you have to remove the stimulation head when cleaning, which is a bit more fiddly than some other vibrators. But perhaps I'm being picky. Plus, while it can be used in the bath or shower (it is surprisingly quiet for how powerful it is), adding a slick of the lube will really make a difference when you’re on dry land. You won’t want to part with this sex toy - and I don’t blame you, either.

Best vibrator: Lovehoney Ignite

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5. Lovehoney Ignite 20 Function Vibrating Love Ring

Best vibrating cock ring

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Dimensions: Around 100mm
Charge time: 60 mins
Running time: 180 mins
Waterproof: Submersible
RRP: $34.99 / £29.99

Reasons to buy

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Great for couples
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Comes with travel pouch
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Hands-free play
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Affordable 

Reasons to avoid

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Only three speeds
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Too small for some men

Free from allergens, such as latex and phthalates, the Lovehoney Ignite 20 Function Vibrating Love Ring is a simple sex toy that really delivers. What’s more, it’s a bargain! That’s because, unlike many disposable cock rings, which just rely on battery power, this one is rechargeable via USB. So there’s no way the Ignite Love Ring will end up gathering dust in your sock drawer while waiting for you to buy a new battery. This couple’s pick comes also with a travel pouch, which is also handy seeing as it also has a travel lock, ensuring you can store sex toys safely and it won’t go off unexpectedly when you’re on a weekend away.

Our tester had their partner wear this around the base of their penis and then they positioned the two small-but-perfectly-places rabbit ears around their clitoris. "I loved this feature on the Love Ring and it's a lot more than other vibrating cock rings I've tried offer. There are three different speeds to choose from, which is great and the third one is really intense. It's great. The 17 patterns of vibration are also good to have but I found they can be a bit much during penetrative sex sometimes," she says. "The full power mode is much stronger than you would expect for something so small too."

You only need a slick of lube to really feel the benefits of this adult toy, our tester also said. Inexpensive and hands-free, it’s just the thing if you and your partner need an extra boost, especially in moves where additional stimulation is beneficial. While it’s not too intimidating to bring into the bedroom, the only downside is that if your partner is particularly well-endowed, it might feel too tight for him, our tester said. But, as this is a versatile vibe, there’s always the option of controlling it with your hands instead for some solo pleasure.

Hot Octopuss Digit Finger Vibrator

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6. Hot Octopuss DiGit

Best mini vibrator

Specifications

Material: PC/Silicone
Dimensions: 87.5mm x 48mm x 31mm
Charge time: 2 hours
Running time: up to 40 mins
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: £59.95

Reasons to buy

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Good for couples
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No charging
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Not intimidating

Reasons to avoid

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Battery doesn’t last long

A fan of bullet vibrators? Our tester said this was the perfect vibrator to try if you're looking for something a little different with the same look and feel of a bullet. Not only does The Hot Octopuss DiGit come with a choice of six vibrations and speeds, it’s also fully waterproof so you can use it in the bath and shower.

When we asked our tester what the main difference was between a vibe like this one of the other bullet vibrators on the market, she said, "It has a flared up that gave my clitoris a wider range of vibration styles and it has a useful finger strap so when my partner used it on me, it felt like an extension of their hand, and mine when I used it on myself." 

She also noted the stylish design and versatility of the vibrator. "It's definitely something I'm going to have in my collection for a long time."

Plus, it really does pack a punch when it comes to the rumbles it can create, she says. "It’s just a shame the battery doesn’t last for very long before it needs charging, as this has become my best vibrator."

See our tester's full Hot Octopuss DiGit review for a complete overview of the vibrator.

Best bullet vibrator

Designed for solo use or with a partner, the best bullet vibrators tend to be about the same size as a tampon and the girth of your thumb. In the rabbit vibrators vs clitoral stimulators, they certainly sit on the side of clitoral stimulation as they're vibrators mainly designed for external use on the clitoris and the erogenous zones, such as the nipples and perineum.

Durex Intense Delight Vibrating Bullet


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7. Durex Intense Delight Vibrating Bullet

Best battery-powered vibrator

Specifications

Material: Smooth ABS (plastic)
Dimensions: 92mm x 22mm
Charge time: n/a, battery operated
Running time: 5 hours, but depends on battery brand
Waterproof: Yes
RRP : $18.96 / £9.99

Reasons to buy

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Good for first-timers
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Quiet
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Waterproof
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Super affordable 

Reasons to avoid

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You might become bored quickly 
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Not rechargeable

There's nothing wrong with keeping things simple and that's why I loved the Lovehoney Intense Delight Vibrating Bullet when I tried it for myself. As one of the best sex toys for beginners, it's a perfect pick as it's so easy to use with a simple button on the bottom of the toy to turn the vibe on/off. There's only one speed setting though so if you want something with a little more range, go for the My Viv Slim Vibrator. 

The Vibrating Bullet is a real bargain but that's not the main reason why it features as the top bullet on my best vibrator list - it comes with a battery that lasts for up to five hours, so it’s ready to use as soon as you open it. Despite it only having one vibe setting, which is on the gentle side, this toy is waterproof so you can use it in the bath and shower. What's more, it's really quiet.

Ann Summer MyViv vibrator in pale green

(Image credit: Ann Summers)

8. My Viv Slim Vibrator

Best vibrator for those with vaginismus

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Dimensions: 114mm x 15mm
Charge time: n/a
Running time: Depends on battery brand
Waterproof: No
RRP: $24.50 / £18

Reasons to buy

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Great value
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Not intimidating
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Easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Need to replace the batteries
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Noisy at times

Looking for something a little longer than the average bullet, but without an intimidating girth? The My Viv Slim Vibrator is suitable for both internal and external use (which makes it more versatile than standard smaller toys like the Durex Intense Vibrating Bullet), so is the ideal pick. You also won’t have to spend a fortune on this vibrator as it's one of the more affordable options on the list of best vibrators to buy on Amazon as well. 

Designed for anyone who experiences painful sex due to vaginismus, vaginal tightness, trauma, or cancer treatment, our tester was keen to try the vibe after struggling to find one that worked for her. "It's smooth and lightweight which I loved immediately," she says. "I carefully inserted it still using plenty of lube though as I was nervous about being in any pain and found the whole experience to be really positive overall."

There are three speeds (which start off gently, our tester said) and seven pulse patterns, so you can increase the intensity of the vibrator slowly as you gain more confidence using it. "There’s also only one button to control everything, which makes it so simple to operate," our tester said, "I really liked this too as I struggle with holding vibrators sometimes during use and I always want to be able to turn them on and off if I feel any pain and want to stop."

The only downside is that it needs batteries so you have to replace them, she says, and it can be slightly noisy at times. Otherwise, a great bargain. 

Best rabbit vibrator

The best rabbit vibrators were made famous in the 90s, popularized by the hit television show Sex and the City. They target both the G-sport and clitoris to create one strong, blended orgasm. 

LELO Enigma vibrator in black and pink gold


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9. Lelo Enigma

Best vibrator for a blended orgasm

Specifications

Materials: Body-Safe Silicone, ABS
Dimensions: 100mm x 50mm x 185mm
Charge time: 2 hours
Running time: Up to 2 hours
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: $210 / £169

Reasons to buy

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Both G-Spot and clitoral stimulation
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Fully waterproof
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Soft and flexible

Reasons to avoid

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Loud when underwater

LELO has a habit of pushing the boundaries when it comes to sex toys, and this new-style vibrator is no exception, our tester found. "The Enigma is a bit like a rabbit vibrator in the sense that one end can be used for internal penetration to hit the G-spot and there's an external numb to hit the clitoris at the same time. The 'nub' definitely has special powers though," she says. "I had an orgasm so quickly using this toy, which was great but I would have liked more of a lead-up."

Using sonic waves, the LELO Enigma actually blows air onto that area rather than offering stimulation with vibrations. It's a little like the Satisfyer Pro 2 in this way. This is ideal if you prefer a lighter touch down below, although as our tester said, this doesn't make it any less effective. The effect of the double stimulation can lead to a mind-blowing blended orgasm which, of course, means double the pleasure for you.

Available in either pink or black, the Enigma has eight different vibe settings and is fully waterproof - so definitely the best vibrator pick for some “me-time” alone in the bath. The only real downside is that it’s so soft, bendy, and fits the female body so well that you won’t want to share it with a partner.

Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rechargeable Rabbit best Vibrator


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10. Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator

Best rabbit vibrator

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Dimensions: 240mm x 133mm x 38mm
Charge time: 150 mins
Running time: up to 120 mins
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: $99.99 / £79.99

Reasons to buy

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Both G-spot and clitoral stimulation
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Waterproof
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Quiet

Reasons to avoid

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Intimidating for first-timers
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Intense settings

Rabbit vibrators are some of the best vibrators out there for a blended orgasm. This is when you have two different types of orgasm at the same time (usually a clitoral orgasm and an internal or G-spot orgasm). Rabbits are perfect for achieving this because they’re designed to stimulate both the clitoris and the vagina at the same time - just be sure to use plenty of lube before you start.

For me, this is the best standard rabbit vibrator. It's powerful and not for the faint-hearted. Even the shape of the shaft is a bit overwhelming, despite the cute rabbit-shaped features, so you'll need to use plenty of lube to make this work for the first time.

Complete with an easy-control button, this vibrator has 15 modes that make the shaft and the bunny ears move at different times. It’s worth noting that these are specifically designed to greatly increase your chance of having an orgasm - which it does - but it’s quite fierce at times so can make you orgasm in a matter of seconds. It's also not great if you're extra sensitive down below.

There’s no hiding what this is - you certainly wouldn’t want a family member to stumble across it accidentally - but it definitely does the job, and quickly, so it was an obvious addition to my best vibrator guide.

See my full Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator review

Best G-spot vibrator

G-spot vibrators come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are rabbits that work the G-spot and the clit at the same time, some are more dildo-shaped and just focus on the one spot, while others are egg-shaped and work as the best app-controlled vibrators.

Hot Octopuss Kurve

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11. Kurve by Hot Octopuss

Best vibrator for G-Spot orgasms

Specifications

Material: Silicone ABS
Dimensions: 194mm x 82mm x 42mm
Charge time: 2 hours
Running time: 2 hours
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: $129 / £99.95

Reasons to buy

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Super soft and flexible
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Deep rumbles
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Good variation of vibes

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly noisy
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Fiddly to use at times

Strong, deep vibrations and super soft, this traditional-looking sex toy is the perfect shape for penetration, making G-Spot orgasms almost guaranteed. No wonder it made it onto my best vibrator roundup.

But, the Kurve goes one step further as it comes with special dual-motor technology - simply put, this nice-and-punchy penetrator has both bass and treble settings for really rumbly vibrations throughout. The treble controls the tip of the vibrator, while the bass makes the shaft rumble. It means the combination of vibes feels endless, so you won’t get bored in a hurry. The only downside is that while the controls are raised so you can feel them easily, there are four buttons to control instead of the usual “up and down” typical of most G-spot vibrators, making it slightly less intuitive.

The best bit about this adult toy, and the reason I love it so much, is the bulbous end is super soft (and I really mean that - it’s a lot softer than anything else I've ever tried), so great for using on your clitoris or during foreplay with your partner. Plus, it’s fully waterproof, so your fun doesn’t have to stop in the shower or hot tub. Two hours of battery life may seem like a long time, but the Kurve is so addictive that you’ll definitely need to keep charging it up again and again.

Mantric Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator, a best vibrator


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12. Mantric Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator

Best egg vibrator

Specifications

Material: Silicone / ABS plastic
Dimensions: 170mm full length, egg at widest part 35mm
Charge time: 60 mins
Running time: 60 mins
Waterproof: Yes
RRP: $79.99 / £59.99

Reasons to buy

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Hands-free fun
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Use with partner
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Targets G-spot 

Reasons to avoid

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Can be uncomfortable
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Needs plenty of lube

Egg vibrators are super versatile. You can use them while your partner goes down on you, but on your own, they can be an equal treat. Why? Because with it buzzing away inside you hands-free, you won’t feel like you’re going solo. This vibrator takes an hour to charge, and then you only get an hour's worth of play with it before it needs charging again - but that should be more than enough time for you to have some fun. 

The Mantric consists of a ring controller and a smooth egg, which goes inside your vagina. Syncing the two parts of this best vibrator is easy I found, and there are five modes and two speeds to try. The egg part is just slightly thinner than a Cadbury Creme Egg, so you need to insert it with water-based lube. The vibrations target your G-spot, which can be slightly daunting, but there’s a large hook at the end so you can remove it quickly if you panic or don't enjoy the sensation. If you're looking to expand your sex toy arsenal, this is the best vibrator to choose.

Elara Gyrating Love Ball, a best vibrator


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13. Sent To Thrill Elara Your Gyrating Love Ball

Best vibrator for toning pelvic floor

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Dimensions: 153mm length, 115mm at widest point
Charge time: 4 hours
Running time: 2 hours
Waterproof: No
RRP: £41

Reasons to buy

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Strengthens pelvic floor
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Curved shaft
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Versatile

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof

Apparently, we should all be doing at least 100 kegel exercises a day to help tone down below. Well, guess what? If you're into that, this is the best vibrator to help. It works both as a vibrator and as one of the best pelvic floor trainers, combining both pleasure and your essential pelvic floor homework. But don’t let the medical side of this device put you off; it’s also great for orgasms, mainly thanks to the generous size of the gyrating tip, which is covered in ridges.

It has ten rotating patterns, which your pelvic floor muscles will contract in response to, although quite gentle, there is more than enough variation available to help keep things interesting. One of the best things about this device (and one of the key reasons that it made it onto the best vibrator list) is the curved shape of the shaft - it just makes handling so much easier. This design comes with remote control, too, so you can go hands-free, but my preference was to hold on to the toy itself, especially when focused on the pelvic floor.

How to choose a vibrator

  • Decide what kind of vibrator you want: This is all about what type of stimulation you want. Do you just want to focus on the clitoris? Then a clitoral stimulator or bullet vibrator will be the best pick. Whereas if you want dual stimulation, a rabbit vibrator or a combination of a G-spot and finger vibrator may be a better option.
  • Think about whether you want to try a classic vibrator or something new: "Think about exploring other parts of your body with your vibrator too," says Ness Cooper (opens in new tab), sexologist, and one of the experts we consulted for this best vibrator buying guide "You may find that your have some hidden erogenous zones that you didn’t know about." 
  • Always choose a reputable brand: There are many great sex toys for sale on marketplaces like Amazon but you should only ever buy from a trusted retailer. Not only will it be safer for your body, as these brands will have standard they need to uphold, they'll also have more reviews and more real-life testing experiences to learn from. 
  • Read the reviews: "Reading reviews can be very helpful, not only because they can give you insight into a sex toy's quality but many are packed with tips on how to use it. Check out a couple before you decide on choosing a vibrator as it'll give you a better idea of what to go for," says Cooper, who is also the founder of The Sex Consultant (opens in new tab).
  • Try a bundle: "Look into bundles and multipacks of sex toys, as these can be a great way to explore different shapes, sizes, textures, and vibrations," says Cooper. 
  • Take a look at the returns policy: If you're buying a vibrator for the first time, it's always worth checking the returns policy. Lovehoney, for example, offer a total refund on all products (whether they've been used or not) within 30 days, while others will only offer a refund if the product is good-as-new.

How to wash your vibrator

How to clean a vibrator is one of the most important thing you need to know when you buy a vibrator. Some are waterproof and you can just remove the batteries, then wash with soap and water, while others will require more specialist cleaning. 

Either way, always consult the packaging that your vibrator came in for the best cleaning practice to avoid damage.