Best vibrator 2022: let's get some good vibes going on

Today's best vibrators will please rookies and experienced sex-toy users alike: here's everything you need to choose the right one for you

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The best sex toys never fails to surprise and delight us with its sheer variation and today's best vibrators stand out as some of the most exciting products of all within this sector. There are many different versions of this super-popular sex toy with each offering its own unique function. Whatever your penchant, rest assured there will be a vibrator to suit.

Without wanting to state the obvious, the definition of a vibrator – and the main characteristic distinguishing from today's best dildos – is that it will contain inside it a motor and, yes, you've guessed it, it will vibrate. Beyond this basic fact, vibrators come in many different guises.

Some vibrators are used for internal use (G-spot vibrators) and look similar to dildos. Some vibrators, like the bullet vibrator, are small and designed for clitoral stimulation. Rabbit vibrators, not unsurprisingly, look a little like the furry creatures with 'ears' that provide clitoral stimulation with a dildo appendage for internal vibrations. There are also pebble shaped vibrators that provide suction stimulation that's designed to emulate oral sex.

Today's best vibrators aren't all aimed solely at the female market, either. Vibrating cock rings are popular, as are vibrating butt plugs, which are – again without wanting to state the obvious – suitable for anyone with an anus but particularly popular with men as some are designed to specifically stimulate the prostate gland (for more male-focused toys, check out our best Fleshlight (opens in new tab) guide). Read on for a closer look at the main categories of vibrator, plus a top pick for each.

Best vibrators 2022: bullet

Kicking off our list of the best vibrators 2022 is the bullet. A favourite starter sex toy by many, this neat, petite version of the vibrator is designed to provide pinpoint stimulation to the clitoris. It's meant for external use only but this is not just restricted to the clitoris: use it around the nipple, on the perineum or around the vulva as a tease. 

While bullets may be small, when on the strongest settings they can be powerful with intense vibrations – so don't under-estimate these pocket-sized rockets. The best versions, and we absolutely recommend that you always opt for these, have multiple settings and functions so that you can play around with the strength and the patterns to suit your personal preferences. 

Cheaper versions of the bullet also tend to be battery powered, rather than USB rechargeable. There's no reason to abandon your environmental ethics for some good vibrations, and you're also at risk of losing power at a peak moment, so opt for plug-in versions and it'll keep you happy for a long time to come.

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We-Vibe Tango X

Best bullet vibrator

Specifications

Size: circumference 1"; length: 3.5"
Waterproof: yes (submersible)
Main material: plastic
Power: USB rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Eight settings
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Waterproof
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Improved controls

In this instance it only takes one to Tango. A perennial favourite in the vibrator world, the We-Vibe Tango gained popularity thanks to its intensity and reliability, and the Tango X offers even more power, a smoother design and improved controls. Made from body-safe PC ABS thermoplastic, it's also waterproof, rechargeable and has eight settings to play with.

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Je Joue Classic Bullet Vibrator

Best basic bullet vibrator

Specifications

Size: Length 3.5"; circumference 3"
Waterproof: yes
Main material: silicone tip
Power: rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Soft and smooth
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Easy quick charging
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Discreet

Reasons to avoid

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Bit too intense for some people

While bullet vibrators are often the first sex toy that many users try, it remains a stalwart for more experienced players too – and with good reason. Discreet and effective, a bullet is designed to be, if you’ll excuse the pun, on target. However, users often report that the ‘buzz’ feel too intense on the clitoris, and this is where Je Joue’s Classic Bullet stands above the rest. Producing a deep ‘rumble’ more than a shrill ‘buzz’ the vibrations of this toy are strong but never uncomfortable. The tip is incredibly soft and the surface silky smooth; and it comes with a finger holder, which means a more relaxed experience. It’s rechargeable with a decent 1.5 hours of use after 1 hour of charging. It’s quiet too, which is a big tick when discretion is at the top of your wish list.

Best vibrator: wand

Back in the dark, old days before sex toys were correctly seen as a vital part of sexual health and wellbeing, the world had to pretend that the wand vibrator wasn't really for sexually stimulation. When Hitachi launched its Magic Wand in 1968, it was originally marketed it as a 'sport massager'. Of course, it can be used as a massager, and many sex toy users do, but it soon became clear it worked wonderfully when used around the vulva. It took the female market by storm and the remains one of the best vibrator styles around.

There have been many more wands developed since the Hitachi, and most sex toy companies have a wand that takes as inspiration the iconic design, with a large, bulbous head and a long body. Wand vibrators can be used externally and vaginally but are not recommended for anal penetration due to the intensity of the vibrations. 

A distinguishing characteristic of the wand is its powerful vibrations, which are focussed entirely on the head. The long body remains vibration-free, which makes it comfortable to use for long, drawn-out foreplay or masturbation sessions without causing your arm to go numb.

Quick tip: if you're using a wand internally always ensure you apply plenty of lube for a smooth experience.

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Doxy Die Cast

Best wand vibrator

Specifications

Size: circumference 5.75"; length 11"
Waterproof: no
Main material: silicone / aluminium
Power: USB rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Multiple versions from the Doxy brand
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Loads of speeds and pulse settings
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Powerful

Reasons to avoid

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Rumbly noise

Doxy has four ranges of its wand, and our pick of the bunch is the Doxy Die Cast. This wand vibrator is the same as the popular Original – with its super-intense vibrations and wide range of speeds and pulse settings – but this one boasts a sleek aluminium-titanium alloy body. Boasting 30% more power than the Hitachi Magic Wand, Doxy says its wands 'rumbles' rather than 'buzzes'.

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Lelo Smart Wand 2

A particularly stylish wand vibrator

Specifications

Size: length 12"; circumference 7.5"
Waterproof: yes
Main material: silicone
Power: rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Reliable popular brand
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Multiple vibration settings
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Quality material

Reasons to avoid

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A little big for those who'd rather be discreet

Those who are already familiar with the original Lelo Smart Wand may well ask, ‘Could it get any better?’. Well, yes, it can as the Swedish sex toy afficionados prove once again why it’s a favourite brand with consumers with this iteration of its massaging wand. The difference between the debut and this second coming, says Lelo, is 30% more concentrated power, 10 vibration settings and up to four hours’ play time on full charge. As with all Lelo toys, the quality of the material is a big bonus, and it boasts heft too – an essential characteristic of this sub-genre of vibrators; it’s also comfortable to hold with a steady, ergonomic handle.

Best vibrator: rabbit vibrator

Why settle for one orgasmic experience, when you can have two? The rabbit vibrator – so called as a result of its clitoral-stimulating ears – offers both clitoral and G-spot stimulation at the same time and if you're very lucky you'll hit the holy grail with a blended orgasm. The market has changed in recent years with regards to rabbit vibrators, with sex toy companies developing varying designs that are based around the same principle, but often with softer curves and a more ergonomic hold than older iterations of the toy. 

The best quality rabbit vibrators will, of course, have a variety of settings. A simple rule with sex toys is that one does not fit all and you should only buy rabbits with a choice of pulses and speeds. It's a delicate balance and you want to find one that gives you plenty of options.

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The best rabbit vibrator

Specifications

Size: circumference 3"; insertable length 4.5"; length 8.5"
Waterproof: yes (submersible)
Main material: silicone
Power: USB rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Ultra-stylish, chic design
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Accurate G-spot stimulation
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Good range of settings

Reasons to avoid

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Buttons a bit close together

It's a bit of an investment, but the best rabbit vibrator currently on the market is the LELO Soraya Wave. This Swedish sex toy company is known for making toys that are both stylish and technologically advanced, and the Soraya Wave checks both boxes. Offering not two but three stimulating sensations, Lelo's Soraya Wave hits a new high for rabbit vibrators. As well as clitoral and G-spot stimulation, the Soraya comes loaded with Lelo's WaveMotion technology as the tip of the shaft flexes with a 'come hither' action. A trio of delight. Head to our Lelo Soraya Wave review (opens in new tab) for the full low-down.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Greedy Girl G-Spot vibrator

The best vibrator with G-spot stimulation

Specifications

Size: insertable length 5.5"; circumference: 4.75"
Waterproof: yes
Main material: silicone
Power: rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Powerful motors
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36 variations
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Decent battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Big

Staying faithful to the traditional rabbit vibrator design of a long shaft and two protruding rabbit ears, the Greedy Girl G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator remains a favourite for fans of this bunny-shaped toy. It carries within it two powerful motors, one to operate the shaft and a second to control the settings on the ‘ears’. There are 36 variations, so there are plenty of options to explore and with a decent charge time of 2 hours this can be a relaxed journey. The Greedy Girl is not petite or particularly slim, but it’s been expertly designed and is particularly effective at stimulating the G-spot. The silky smooth texture feels glorious making this a comfortable ride.

Best vibrator: suction stimulator

These wonder toys first emerged onto the sex toy market around 10 years ago and – oh boy! – they have become a hugely popular product in this sector. And with good reason. Suction stimulators when placed gently over the clitoris create a vacuum; depending on the product, the stimulator will either send sonic waves or air, or suck (or a combination) to arouse the user to climax.

The results are deep and intense and are often described as replicating the best oral sex. Rather than just the external stimulation of a regular vibrator, suction stimulators are designed to reach deep into the clitoral network. They are particularly good for women and vulva-owners with a sensitive clitoris as the sensations build slowly, rather than sending the pinpoint 'buzzing' sensations of, for example, a bullet vibrator.

Good clitoral stimulators can sit at the more expensive end of the market, being made from high-grade silicone and with more innovative technology. Are they worth the money? Well, we'd say that there's no price on sexual happiness.

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The best suction stimulator

Specifications

Size: canal diameter 0.5"; circumference 6.25"; length 6.5"
Waterproof: yes (submersible)
Main material: silicone
Power: USB rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Wide range of intensity levels
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Waterproof and easy to clean
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Four hours' runtime and magnetic charging

Reasons to avoid

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A bit fiddly for newbies to this toy type

There are plenty of clitoral suction stimulators on the market now, but the Womanizer was one of the very first. Both the original and the second-gen version of this toy use the same Pleasure Air Technology to deliver pulsing waves of air, and it's as effective as ever. The Premium 2 has a whopping 14 different intensity levels, while the original has 10, and both also include a version of the 'Autopilot' function, which guides the user through different intensities on an orgasm 'journey'. There are some practical features too: these toys are waterproof, offer magnetic charging, and will only launch on contact with skin – take it away and your Womanizer will stay quiet as a mouse, in standby mode.

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LELO Sona 2 Cruise

Another excellent suction stimulator worth considering

Specifications

Size: 99 x 87 x 56mm (HxWxD); mouth width 23mm
Waterproof: yes (submersible)
Main material: silicone
Power: USB rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Brilliant for arousal and stimulation
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Waterproof
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Quality materials

Without making direct contact, the Sona 2 sends sonic waves to the clitoris to stimulate and arouse. For more intense sensations, when pressed against the body the Cruise Control function kicks in for more powerful stimulations. It's waterproof, rechargeable and made from high-quality, body safe material.

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Smile Makers The Poet Clitoral Suction Vibrator

The best looking suction toy

Specifications

Size: 5.6 x 5.8 x 9cm
Waterproof: yes
Main material: silicone
Power: rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Looks good
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Easy to control
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Intense pulses

Reasons to avoid

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One size doesn't fit all

As with all suction stimulators, The Poet works by pulsating air around the clitoris to stimulate a similar sensation to oral sex. The pulsations can be intense and, while this is a deeply pleasurably experience for many, having control over the toy is vital to avoid a sense of overwhelm. Smile Makers has got this balance right as this petite, pod-like toy responds when the user squeezes the sides to increase the intensity. Alternatively, you can cruise through the five settings using buttons that start with ‘Quiver’ and end with ‘Cha-cha-cha’. One size does not always fit all with suction vibrators and so the choice of three differently sized heads is a boon. Super-soft silicone earns it top marks too.

Best vibrator: G-spot vibrator

Ah the elusive G-spot! Believed to be the key to achieving vaginal orgasm, the G-spot (Gräfenberg spot) is thought to be positioned just a few inches inside the vagina and is actually part of the clitoral network, which is about four inches long from its tip on the inner labia.

The way to stimulate the G-spot is to insert your fingers or sex toy into the vagina and then stroke it using a 'come hither' action. Stimulating the G-spot can result in everything from pleasurable feelings to orgasm to female ejaculation but it's not always easy to find and it takes gentle exploring. Enter, then, the G-spot vibrator, which is designed to do just that.

Usually long with a small bulbous head a good G-spot vibrator will be easy to hold and angle in different positions as you explore to find the sweet spot. Different settings and speeds are important too as this super-sensitive area is unique to each woman and what will be a bingo moment to some will be a big no no to others, so options are always welcome.

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Lovehoney G-Slim G-Spot Vibrator

Best G-spot vibrator

Specifications

Size: circumference 4.25"; insertable length 7"; length 8"
Waterproof: yes (submersible)
Main material: plastic
Power: 2 x AA batteries

Reasons to buy

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Good starter toy
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Multi-speed options
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Easy to hold and control

Reasons to avoid

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Bit basic for experienced users

Slender with a small, rounded tip, this is a good starter G-spot vibrator, due to its size and easy-hold design. Using lube, once inserted simply twist the base to play with the multi-speed options. Check our Lovehoney discount codes (opens in new tab) to save on your purchase. 

So Divine G-Spot Vibrator

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So Divine G-Spot Vibrator

The best slim G-spot vibrator

Specifications

Size: length 19cm; diameter (widest point) 3.5cm
Waterproof: yes
Main material: silicone
Power: rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Super slim
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Easy to hold and control
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Multiple speeds and functions

This slim, petite and brightly hued vibrator also boasts some good ergonomic credentials as it’s easy to hold, which crucially means it’s a joy to move around once inside the vagina. This is a big bonus – not just for those still exploring the internal clitoral network to find the G spot – because hitting the right pleasure zone always takes a little navigation and repositioning. This attractive looking sex toy also features what So Divine calls the ‘nook’. This small button at the tail of the vibrator allows you to easily move the direction of the head of the toy, giving the user even more navigational control. There are three speeds and seven functions to play with too.

Best vibrator: vibrating cock ring

While there's undoubtedly a domination of vibrators for women, men have not been forgotten in this market and there are many new and interesting options for sex toy users with a penis. There are vibrating masturbators, strokers, vibrators that emulate the sensation of oral sex, boxer shorts with built in vibrators for on-the-go stimulations and, of course, vibrating cock rings.

There are some elaborate looking designs in this sector. You can buy vibrating cock rings that come with a butt plug or ones with a clitoral stimulator attached or with a dildo for double penetration. Or if you don't fancy tackling straps and contraptions, there are some good-quality, basic oval-shaped vibrating cock rings too. As with all sex toys, it's best to spend a little extra and invest in a cock ring made from good-quality, body-safe materials and one that is rechargeable for long-lasting pleasure.

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Lovehoney Desire Luxury Rechargeable Cock Ring

The best vibrating cock ring

Specifications

Size: not stated
Waterproof: yes (submersible)
Main material: plastic
Power: USB rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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Suitable for all sizes
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Brilliant for both male and female parts
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Nice material

A great quality cock ring that will be worth the investment. Extra stretchy silicone ring means it's suitable for all sizes of penis, while the attached stimulator can be placed against the testicles for added good vibes, or as a clitoral stimulator with a partner.

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Lelo X Diesel Tor 2

Another great vibrating cock ring choice

Specifications

Size: circumference: 1.5"
Waterproof: submersible
Main material: silicone
Power: rechargeable

Reasons to buy

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One size fits all
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Good for couples
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Six settings to choose from

What do you get when a high-spec sex toy company collabs with a men’s fashion brand? Well, a good-looking, well-designed toy, of course! Swedish brand Lelo has upped the style credentials of its vibrating cock ring, Tor 2, in this partnership but if you’re not one for brands then you can opt for Lelo’s Tor 2 as it’s the same product just without the shouty name.

The toy is designed so that one size fits all and it can be fully adjusted to sit comfortably at the base of the penis. Tor 2 is great for couples as well as solo use: position the vibrating area facing up and the sensations can be enjoyed by the receiver as well as the giver. A nice touch! Six settings range from, says Lelo, a “teasing murmur” to “satisfying pulse”.

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Katie Nicholls is a sexual health and well-being journalist who’s always interested in the latest developments in this ever-changing and fast-growing field. Katie also writes about music, interiors and food and has had articles published in The Guardian, MOJO and Kerrang!. When she’s not crafting copy, she can be found indulging in one of her passions that include painting abstract art, cooking, strength training and running.