The best remote vibrators for hands-free fun and long-distance couples, tried and tested by the health team

The best remote vibrators, tried and tested by us, including rabbits, bullets, and more

A selection of the best remote vibrators
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The best remote vibrators are great for connecting with your partner⁠ - or with yourself⁠ - in a new way. Our guide will help you understand what to consider when buying a remote vibrator and how to navigate the technology. Plus, we share candid insights from our sex experts on how to make the most of your new toy. 

The rise of remote-operated vibrators, app-controlled sex toys, and Bluetooth connectivity means long-distance lovers and singles can access mind-blowing pleasure at the tap of their phones. For your solo 'me time', a remote vibrator can help you discover new sensations as well as being more accessible and more comfortable than holding a toy in position. For couples, they can bring something entirely new to your sex life, whether you're long-distance or less than a foot apart. 

With some of the best vibrators coming with in-app functions and remote-controlled settings, there are now so many designs to choose from. To make the process a little less daunting, we've done the hard work for you and tested a range of the best remote vibrators. 

How we tested the best remote vibrators

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The health team at woman&home is pretty experienced in testing sex toys, from rabbit vibrators to clitoral stimulators, wands, and love eggs. We consulted the experts to find out what makes a great solo toy, and tried and tested every one of these remote vibrators for both the tech that it used and how enjoyable the experience was both on our own and with a partner.

As we only include the very best, the experience of using the remote vibrator needed to be sexy, smooth, and exciting, regardless of whether couples were in the same room or in different countries. We also tested the vibrators alone, to see how well they fared for solo play. 

When testing the vibrators, we considered: 

  • How easy they were to set up and use: No one wants to be fumbling around with screens or buttons to find the right spot mid-play, so we tested how easy it actually was to use each vibrator.
  • The material: "Most high-quality remote-controlled vibes will be made of body-safe silicone," explains Gigi Engle (opens in new tab), ACS, a certified sex educator. And for us, easy-to-clean toys are another must so we opted for sex toys made of silicone primarily. 
  • How they performed on the pleasure scale: In short, did they make us feel good, and did we enjoy the experience of using them solo and with a partner?
  • Stimulation: It's important to consider your pleasure zones and where you would most like to stimulate, advises Lesley Cragg (opens in new tab), a sex toy expert. So we tested a variety of toys that offer different types of stimulation, including G-spot orgasms, clitoral orgasms, and all-over stimulation. 
  • The tech and features available: Remote-controlled or Bluetooth-controlled toys are perfect for solo play or with a partner at home, but long-distance couples should opt for toys with apps that use Wi-Fi. We rated our toys based on the features they had available and how easy they'd be to use across the internet. If you're planning to take your toy abroad, you'll want a travel-sized option, so we included some of these, too.
  • Waterproof: If sex in the shower is on the agenda or hot tub foreplay is your idea of a good time, consider one of the waterproof toys in our selection. 

The best remote vibrators as chosen by our experts

We-Vibe Nova 2 App Controlled Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator next to phone displaying app

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1. We-Vibe Nova 2

Best remote vibrator overall

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 217mm x 85mm x 39mm
Weight: 650g
Waterproof: Yes
Tech: App
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 120 mins
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $149 / £149

Reasons to buy

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Powerful, varied vibrations
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Bendy arm and adjustable shaft
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App features video and audio modes
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Beat mode links with your favorite songs

Reasons to avoid

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App video mode can drop out
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Size not particularly travel-friendly

It’s a rabbit vibrator, but not as you know it. The We-Vibe Nova 2 is one of the best rabbit vibrators out there, an innovative vibrator with a sleek, ergonomic profile that uses superior technology to allow for long-distance play. This cleverly brings the design of the original rabbit vibrator bang up to date and delivers toe-curling orgasms too. 

Fans of the We-Vibe brand (such as the highly regarded We-Vibe Sync) will already be familiar with its specialized app that you can pair with its range of sex toys. The We-Connect app is free to download and enables users to adjust and customize the speed and “vibe” settings from virtually any location. Our tester for this toy was over 200 miles apart from her boyfriend and gave the app a thumbs up for fuss-free connectivity and ease of use. 

"Depending on who wants to take the reins, you can switch between solo control, partner control, and two-way control as your partner has one too," she explains. "I found the touch screen navigation such as left and right swipes and the pinch-to-adjust feature makes it effortless to navigate as you’re getting it on." 

Want to climax together? Simply turn on the app’s video or audio mode to see and hear your playmate in real time. There are over ten vibration and intensity settings to experiment with, from a gentle pulse to an intense tide. There's also the nifty feature that lets you customize and save your crest of pleasure. Beat mode buzzes along to your choice of songs, another great feature for linking up to your favorite playlist. 

Tech aside, our tester also said, "I found the sensations provided by the dual-motor hit the spot. The arm flexes and kisses your clit while you thrust so you never lose contact with the clitoris, and the internal part is super smooth with a bulb-like end that stimulates the G-spot, giving me the best blended orgasm ever."

Satisfyer Dual Pleasure remote vibrator

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2. Satisfyer Dual Pleasure

Best remote clitoral stimulator

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 179mm x 46mm
Weight: 155g
Waterproof: Yes
Tech: App
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 60 mins
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $39.16 / £29.99

Reasons to buy

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Dual power for stimulator and shaft   
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App features video and audio modes

Reasons to avoid

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Program options can be overwhelming
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Tricky to grip when using lube

The Satisfyer Dual Pleasure is one of the best remote vibrators to tease and please the star of the show - your clitoris. As a clitoral stimulator, this device is designed to be used when masturbating. It's also a great addition during foreplay, or when trying out sex positions focusing on the clitoris to enhance the experience, and it’s surprisingly effective for a guaranteed orgasm. In fact, after experiencing this kind of easy climax, you might wonder how you ever managed without it.

For first-timers, our testers found that it's a straightforward toy to operate. "You just place the circular opening over the clitoris and air-pulse pressure provides waves of sensations to your clit," she says. "If you enjoy oral sex like me, I'd say it comes a very close second to the real thing. Plus, unlike many other clitoral stimulators I tested, it’s also dual-action. Flip it around and it can be used to massage your G-spot thanks to a vibrating silicone shaft that slides smoothly inside of you."

You can control the stimulator remotely by downloading the free Satisfyer Connect app and linking via Bluetooth. This sets you off on a head-spinning journey discovering the limitless, programmable vibrations and range of 11 different intensity settings. Our tester was also sitting at home many miles away from her partner and found that it was great for some long-distance action as it's easy to add a partner onto the app, which is not the case for many other remote vibrators on the market. "Once you've given them the option to drive your device, all I needed to do was lie back and enjoy," she adds. 

Our tester particularly loved that this toy is waterproof as well, so she could continue to play in the bath, hot tub, or during steamy shower sex. "It’s also small enough to pop into your makeup bag, making it a must-have for sexy weekends away," she says. 

Vibease bluetooth erotica remote vibrator

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3. Vibease App Controlled Rechargeable Responsive Knicker Vibrator

Best remote panty vibrator

Specifications

Material : Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 89mm x 100mm
Weight: 71g
Waterproof: No, but it is splashproof
Tech: App
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 180 minutes
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $119 / £99.99

Reasons to buy

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Immersive experience
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Intense vibrations
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Wearable and hands-free

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't provide internal stimulation
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Can shift when you walk

Got seriously turned on by reading Fifty Shades of Grey? Then we’ve found one of the best remote vibrators for you. This petite sex toy is one for book lovers. It combines a hands-free massager, which slips into your underwear, with incredible sex stories via the Vibease app. Not only does this small but mighty secret clitoral vibrator have five intense vibes which really hit the spot, but it also syncs via the app with the audiobook of your choice to stimulate your body and mind at the same time. Yes - it actually vibrates in sync with your selected audiobook for a truly immersive and interactive experience. It's revolutionary for those who love a bit of erotic fiction!

When our female tester tried it out solo, she found it super easy to use. "You just pop it in your pants and its perfectly contoured tip fits snugly in place, while resting against your sweet spot. Plus, with no controls needed, I found I could just close my eyes and enjoy the erotica without any interruptions. When pairing it up with my partner via the app, it was also simple to navigate. You can install the free app onto your smartphone and they can control the vibrator from miles away, which we found added an entirely new dimension to sexy Zoom calls. Just relax and get ready to be swept away into an exciting world of erotic fantasy," she says. 

It's worth noting this vibrator doesn't provide internal stimulation and is best used when sitting or lying down as it can move around while you walk. Add one of the best wand vibrators into the mix if you're looking to combine the best of both worlds or opt for the rabbit-like We-Vibe Nova 2 remote control vibrator.

Svakom remote vibrator

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4. Svakom Phoenix Neo Interactive

Best remote bullet vibrator

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 118mm x 32mm x116.3mm
Weight: 70g
Waterproof: Yes
Tech: App
Power: Rechargeable via magnetic port within 1 hour
Running time: 60 minutes
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $129 / £79.99

Reasons to buy

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Easy to manipulate 
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Hands-free
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11 different vibrations

Reasons to avoid

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Reduced run time
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Some elements of the app are a bit 'buggy'

The Svakom Phoenix Neo Interactive has also made it into our best bullet vibrators edit. The wearable bullet vibrator makes a great first impression - it looks slick and stylish and comes with a drawstring bag for storage. But, that's not the only reason why our testers dubbed it one of the best remote vibrators out there. It’s built with sophisticated technology that packs in 11 different vibrations, scaling from juicy foreplay to mind-blowing stimulation so if you already know how to use a bullet vibrator, it's one for you. 

"The smooth, curved design boasts a ridged bulb that fits comfortably into my vagina, and the flexible neck means it's easy to manipulate the smaller end into position for perfect clitoral placement," she said. "This snug fit means it's hands-free so you can use it anytime, anywhere."

Our tester, when going solo, found the control button on the toy easy to turn on or off and cycle through the different settings. She also found it simple to switch to the app for remote-control use - a great feature for solo play or living out your sexual fantasies by handing power to your partner. The Svakom app enables the user to control settings like intensity and pattern. But the most unique feature, she discovered, was that you can set the vibration to react and mimic sounds and music tempo on your phone, as well as videos.

However, our tester also said: "I did have some issues with the app crashing when trying to sync up music from the music app on my phone. There is a workaround but I'd say you need to be quite tech-savvy to use it. The best way, we found, was streaming the songs directly to the app from my laptop via WIFI."

Lovense Osci 2 remote vibrator

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5. Lovense Osci 2

Best remote G-spot vibrator

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 220mm x 39mm
Weight: 182g
Waterproof: Yes
Tech: App
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 150 mins
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP:: $119 / £159

Reasons to buy

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Long running time
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Comfortable shaft 
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Throbs rather than buzzes
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Brilliant free app  

Reasons to avoid

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No clitoral stimulation
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Expensive 

If you like deep penetration to tip you over the edge, we think the Lovense Osci 2 is one of the best remote vibrators for the job. Made from silky smooth silicone, this slender toy can unlock a powerful G-spot orgasm with targeted stimulation of your hard-to-reach pleasure spot. 

There are only three intensity settings to cycle through - less than other vibrators on our list - but our tester found the rumbles on this toy to be the perfect amount of pinpointed pressure. "I loved the curved fit of the shaft and the unique osculating head that throbs rhythmically in and out on the G-spot, rather than buzzing or spinning against it," she says. 

Our tester found the toy incredibly easy to grip when trying it out solo as well. And it's waterproof too, so more than suitable for wet play. The real standout feature though is the associated, free Lovense app, purely because it works so smoothly. Operate the Osci 2 from your phone or tablet and there are 10 vibe patterns to make you quiver. Plus, the option to connect as a couple and relinquish control to your partner. This is one of the other standout features of the toy, our tester found. "My partner also has a toy so they can both be synced together to respond simultaneously. I found that it turned a standard sexy, remote session into a truly interactive experience. There's even a group chat option if you're feeling even more adventurous but we didn't test this out."

Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux remote vibrator

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6. Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux

Best remote vibrator for foreplay

Specifications

Material : Silicone
Length/Dimensions : 117mm x 67mm x 72mm
Weight : 270g
Waterproof : Toy is but remote isn't
Tech: Remote
Power: Rechargeable via USB (toy) and Lithium battery (remotes)
Running time: Up to 1 hour
Long-distance interaction : No
RRP: $189.95 / £169.95

Reasons to buy

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Pleasure for both partners
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Small remotes are easy-to-use 
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Fun way to mix things up 

Reasons to avoid

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Can be difficult to get into position initially
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Not suitable for long-distance

Hot Octopuss' Pulse Duo Lux is a new take on a remote vibrator for couples that will bring both partners to climax together without penetration. It's an award-winner, and for good reason: it takes hands-free foreplay to the next level, with an experience that can be totally tailored to each partner. 

The Pulse Duo Lux comes with the toy itself (rechargeable via USB) and two small remotes (battery-powered) with the option to attach them to wrist straps for easier access during playtime. With a pulsing shaft that delivers deep vibrations at the base and a vibrating PulsePlate that emits powerful oscillations to stimulate the clitoris, this clever, ergonomic turns foreplay into the main event and is held in place by your body weight. Independent control allows each partner to adjust the vibrations to suit them (or take control of each other's) with the press of a button.  

While they might not look particularly sexy, our tester liked that the tiny remotes could be inserted into fitness tracker-like straps so they could go hands-free and didn't have to worry about losing their remote between the sheets. "The key to getting the most out of this toy, I found, is taking the time to read the instructions in advance. We really didn't know what we were doing when we first took it out of the box. There are so many speeds and vibration modes and the base and PulsePlate are both controlled independently. You'll want to get up to speed with what's on offer and how to use a vibrator before you get started for sure," she says. 

Plenty of lube is required to make this a pleasurable experience for both partners as well. Our tester's partner initially found it uncomfortable to use despite the soft-silicone material, but this was quickly remedied with a generous helping of water-based lubricant. It's a little tricky to get into the right position initially as well and it did require our tester to hold the toy in place to ensure it was hitting the sweet spot, so it wasn't a hands-free experience unlike some of the other ones in our guide. 

LELO Tiani 3 remote vibrator

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7. LELO Tiani 3

Best luxury remote vibrator

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions : 78mm x 44.5mm x 32mm
Weight: 42g
Waterproof: Yes
Tech: Remote
Power: Rechargeable battery via USB
Running time : Two hours
Long-distance interaction: No
RRP: $169 / £139

Reasons to buy

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Easy-to-use remote control 
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Internal and external stimulation 
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Sleek design 

Reasons to avoid

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No suitable for long-distance 

Luxury sex toy brand LELO has some of the chicest vibrators out there and the Tiani 3 is no different. Available in three colors with gold detailing, this couple's toy wouldn't look out of place on a curated shelf. But, it's about more than style with this pick of the best remote vibrators. Described as a couple's massager, it offers both internal and external stimulation for you and your penis partner during penetrative sex. "One arm vibrates inside you for G-spot stimulation while the other massages the clitoris, and in turn your partner's penis," says our tester. "I've tested a few remote-controlled toys over time and the vibrations aren't particularly strong compared to some others but it still created a pleasurable experience overall."

Made from body-safe and waterproof silicone, this toy easily slips into place (with plenty of water-based lube). "Despite claiming to be made to fit all body shapes and sizes, I did find it slipped out often and needed to be held in place. We found it was best used when doing missionary positions like the closed missionary position, rather than anything where you're sitting vertically."

Unlike other luxury couple's toys, the Tiani 3 is controlled solely by a remote, with no app functionality. This means it's not suitable for long-distance couples, as your partner needs to be close by to connect. The sleek remote fits in the palm of your hand and features LELO's Sensemotion technology that allows you to increase the intensity of the vibes with a flick of the wrist. It's worth taking time to play with the remote and get to know the eight pre-programmed settings before you get started. You can also use this wearable without the remote. 

While it does come with an expensive price tag, LELO often hosts sales (and it's one of the best vibrators on Amazon) so if you're savvy you can pick up this luxury toy for less. 

Satisfyer Hot Lover Connect remote vibrator

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8. Satisfyer Hot Lover Connect App

Best remote rabbit vibrator

Specifications

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 199.5mm x 35.5mm x 63mm
Weight: 150.42g
Waterproof: Yes
Tech: App
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: n/a
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $65.95 / £58.95

Reasons to buy

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Heated element for body-like experience 
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G-spot and clitoral stimulation 
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Ergonomic design 

Reasons to avoid

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Firm insertable might be too much for some

We also deemed Satisfyer's Hot Lover Connect one of the top rabbits on the market thanks to its heated design that offers a sensual, body-like experience and lets you play around with temperature. But, that's not the only reason this toy is a standout here at w&h HQ as one of the best remote vibrators. The rabbit comes with an impressive 12 pre-set vibration modes, but when connected to the free Satisfyer Connect App you have the opportunity to create new vibration programs and even sync your toy with your favorite Spotify songs. 

Our tester loved the experience of using a heated shaft that can reach up to 39 degrees, and was impressed at how easy-to-use the brand's app was. "I had to take time to explore the app before getting started but took the range of settings as a sign that I'd never get bored of this toy which makes a nice change. When I handed over control of the app to their partner, I enjoyed the anticipation of waiting to find out what settings they would choose. Best of all, my partner didn't even need to be in the same room as me to take control of the Hot Lover Connect. I think this is a real win for long-distance couples, as your partner can connect to your toy and control it from afar. There's also a video function to add a sexy visual element to your play time." 

The rabbit is made from body-safe, waterproof silicone with two high-powered motors that offer both internal and external stimulation. While our tester appreciated the ergonomic design and the flexible clitoral head they did find the insertable length quite firm and uncomfortable at first. Again, plenty of lube is key to enjoying this toy. It's also worth noting that this toy can be used without the heated function and is 100% waterproof for even more fun. 

How to choose the best remote vibrator

  • Do your homework: Before investing, Gigi Engle, who also works with 3Fun (opens in new tab) as a sex educator and is the author of All The F*cking Mistakes: a guide to sex, love, and life (opens in new tab), suggests reading reviews and finding out about the best options, exploring all the health benefits of using a vibrator. Then, it's important to take the time to get to know your device. “Read the manual and explore your vibrator’s settings before you try sexy time with your partner,” adds Cragg, who is also the founder of Your Pleasure Toys (opens in new tab). “Familiarizing yourself with the app’s different functions too will prevent any frustrations at the most crucial times.”
  • Discover what turns you on: “By playing around with your toy alone, you'll soon figure out what you like or don’t like. Be sure to share this with your partner before you connect on the app,” suggests Cragg.
  • Relax and enjoy: “Giving your lover control of how hard or fast you would like your vibrator to go can be a huge turn-on,” says Cragg. But as with all sexual experiences, communication is key. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during remote play, stop, disconnect from the app or put the remote away, and talk to your partner. You might also find one of the best sex toys for beginners is more suitable for your needs.
  • Get creative: For those in long-distance relationships, mixing things up is key to keeping intimacy alive from afar. If you're comfortable doing so, Engle suggests adding a visual element to your playtime. "Use them over video for a more engaging experience with long-distance partners," Engle suggests. 

Why are remote vibrators good for couples?

For couples separated by distance, hooking up with one of these app-controlled vibrators can be a fun and innovative way to stop your sex life from dwindling. "They offer long-distance relationships a chance to experience intimacy from afar, which is so important for keeping connections alive," says Engle. 

“Advances in technology have made it much easier to stay close to your partner while living apart,” adds Johanna Rief (opens in new tab), head of sexual empowerment at We-Vibe (opens in new tab). “There's now a wide range of sex toys available that can be operated remotely, so you and your partner can remain intimate and still pleasure one another, despite not being together.”

But, these types of vibrators aren't just for long-distance lovers. They can really spice things up for couples who see each other often too. "For partners who live together, they can add a layer of newness and excitement, something most people need to keep the sexual spark alive over the long-term," adds Engle. She also suggests those looking for a remote vibrator to use with a partner with a penis should consider looking for toys that work "for both penises and vulvas so you can use them together in sync."

Natalia Lubomirski is a health journalist with 14 years experience in the publishing industry. She has worked for a number of well-known magazines and websites including Marie Claire, marieclaire.co.uk, woman&home, Top Sante, Boots and The Telegraph. 


She likes to think she practices what she preaches when it comes to health and fitness. She loves the great outdoors and you’ll often find her up a mountain somewhere. She’s climbed eight major mountain ranges across four continents and hit the summit of Half Dome (in Yosemite) during her honeymoon.