Best vibrators 2020: feel the buzz

On the hunt for a new sex toy? From Magic Wand massagers to g-spot vibes, these are the best vibrators for playing solo or together

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Shopping for a vibrator can be a little daunting, purely because there are so many different types all claiming to the one to help you reach the Big O with ease. Tuning in to what you like in bed will help steer you towards the best vibrator for you, whether you want purely clitoral stimulation, clitoral and g-spot massage, or all of the above plus anal stimulation too.

Basic vibrators are aimed at clitoral stimulation alone, while others can also be used to stimulate your g-spot. If you have a Rabbit style vibrator with multiple prongs, you can throw anal play into the mix too. 

And not all vibrators are designed for women: prostate massagers fall into the vibrators for men bracket, and are used to stimulate the prostate gland (the p-spot). You'll find one of these in our best vibrators round-up too.


Finding the best vibrator for you

When it comes to material, modern vibrators are usually made from glass, metal or silicone, and many are designed with different textures such as nobbles or ridges to increase stimulation. Most vibes offer a choice of speeds and pulsating patterns.

Classic vibrators are still popular, and these include the world-famous Rabbit vibrator, so called because of the dual, bunny-ear shaped clitoral stimulators that sit at the top of the vibe.

Bullet vibrators are another best-seller. This type of clitoral vibrator appeals to beginner sex toy users because its small, easy to use (no fiddly controls), and is teeny enough to be stashed discreetly in your wash bag or undies drawer when not in use. 

More recent additions to the good vibes club include clitoral suction vibrators, which aim to replicate the sensation of oral sex. You'll definitely come across one of these beauties in our best vibrators list below, along with some other tantalising options.

Read on for our pick of the best vibrators to buy now...

The best vibrators to buy now

Best vibrators: Lelo Soraya 2

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1. Lelo Soraya 2

All hail the queen of vibrators

Length: 8.5 inches
Insertable length: 5 inches
Circumference: 4.25 inches
Power: USB rechargeable
Settings: 12 **
Reasons to buy
+Dual stimulation +Luxury texture and quality +Thoughtfully considered design 

LELO has a reputation for producing luxury sex toys and the Soraya 2 is elegantly shaped and made from extra-soft silicone. This dual-stimulating vibrator aims to reach the holy grail of both clitoral and G-spot orgasms.

A refined version of the already-popular Soraya, ultra-sound technology was used when designing the main body of the Soraya 2 to build an accurate picture of the anatomy and position of the G-spot. The result is a broader and thicker sculpted tip. 

The fully flexible external tip is designed for precise clitoral stimulation and we found the shape both ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing. The Soraya 2 is a great upgrade for women who are already fans of LELO’s original Soraya.

Best vibrators: Je Joue Mimi

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2. Je Joue Mimi Vibe

The best vibrator for beginners

Length: 3.5 inches
Circumference: 5 inches
Power: Rechargeable
Settings: 5 speeds, 7 patterns
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Good for men and women + Portable + Velvety texture 

For those just starting out with sex toys, Je Joue’s Mimi is a good introduction as it can be used to gently stimulate any area of the body.

This hand-held, pebble-shaped sex toy has a choice of five speeds and seven pulsating patterns. The velvety soft texture and ergonomic design make Mimi incredibly easy to hold and is best used by directing the tip to stimulate the clitoris or the perineum or nipples, or as an all-over body massage aid.

Mimi is for external use only and has been designed with a motor that’s set to a low frequency, which produces distinctive rumbling vibrations. A good toy to ease your way into sex-toy play.

Best vibrators: Fun Factory Manta

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3. Fun Factory Manta

The best vibrator for men

Length: 7.5 inches
Canal diameter: 1.5 inches
Circumference: 6.75 inches
Power: USB rechargeable
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Discreet  + Multi-usage + Powerful vibrations 

Male sex toys often features oversized devices that can look intimidating, but not this one. The Fun Factory Manta is a sleek and discreet vibrating penis stroker that's easy to hold and feels so good in use.

Manta can be used as a couples toy too, so you could hold it against your partner during masturbation or sex, depending on the position you're in. The ‘wings’ fit around the penis and vibrate to increase sensations for both parties, during sex, foreplay or oral sex. 

For masturbation, the Manta can be used as a vibrator resting on the most sensitive areas, or for stroking. Je Joue say this ergonomic shape is what sets its male vibrator apart from any other. The Manta sports ridges on the inside of the wings for lube, so it'll never feel dry or dragging against your delicate skin.

Best vibrator: Hitachi Magic Wand Original

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4. Hitachi Magic Wand Original

The best vibrator for non-penetrative pleasure

Length: 13 inches
Silicone head diameter: 2 inches
Cord length: 180cm
Settings: 2
Power: Rechargeable
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+Reliability +Strong vibrations + Versatile 

Hitachi first launched the vibrating Magic Wand in 1968 as a body massager. Famously, it sold out after featuring in an episode of Sex and the City way back in 2002, and it's just as popular now. 

The Magic Wand Original is known for two things: the intense vibrations it produces, due to its powerful motor, and reliability – you even get a 12-month warranty! Not a common option with sex toys.

It certainly feels both solid and powerful, and we found that because the vibrations are incredibly strong, it works as an all-over body massager too. Pardon us for stating the obvious here, but the Magic Wand Original is for body and clitoral stimulation only, not penetration. Got it? 

Best vibrator: So Divine Ooh La La

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5. So Divine Ooh La La Vibrator

This slender vibe for women is quiet in use

Length: 7.1 inches
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Settings: 3 speeds, 7 patterns
Power: Rechargeable battery
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Slim design + Soft ridges for extra stimulation + Waterproof 

So Divine’s petal-shaped vibrator, the Ooh La La, is designed to work as a clitoral and g-spot stimulator. It has 10 different functions with three modes and seven speeds, all of which are easy to navigate between. 

The vibrator is topped with a petal-shaped tip, with soft ridges to increase stimulation. Its delicate design and slender proportions make this vibrator a good choice for beginners who want to move beyond just clitoral stimulation. Despite its strong vibrations, the Oh La La is also quiet in use.

Best vibrator: Lelo Sona 2 Cruise

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6. Lelo Sona 2 Cruise

The best vibrator for simulating oral sex

Length: 4 inches
Width: 3.5 inches
Mouth width: 1 inch
Settings: 12
Power: USB rechargeable
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Intense vibrations + Cruise-control technology + Ergonomic design 

Suction vibrators are relatively new to the sex-toy market and, surprise surprise, have proved popular with women who enjoy oral sex. The sensations they produce can be intense at first.

Rather than using a vacuum, Swedish sex-toy giant Lelo has developed what something called SenSonic technology. The silicone, says Lelo, 'has been engineered to absorb sonic waves and transmit them back to the clitoris'. The result? A powerful sucking action.

The ‘Cruise’ element on the Lelo Sona 2 is its ability to increase the power when the device is pushed against the body to give the user ultimate control. And with 12 modes, there are plenty of options to try.

Best vibrator: We-Vibe Chorus

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7. We-Vibe Chorus Vibrator

The best vibrator for couples

Insertable length: 3 inches
Length: 3.5 inches
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+Adjustable to fit+Waterproof+Remote option

“Great sex is all about intuition,” says We-Vibe. The couple behind the brand also reckon that its couples vibrator, the Chorus, is their most intuitive sex toy yet. The vibrator is designed to be worn during sex, and the shape of it can be adjusted to fit. 

While one end of the vibrator sits above the penis during penetration to stimulate the g-spot, the other end simultaneously vibrates the clitoris. The Chorus comes with a squeeze remote, so the tighter you squeeze the more intense the vibrations become. 

This responsive little vibrator can also be operated remotely via the We-Connect app, so couples can still play together even when they're not in the same room, making it ace for long-distance relationships.

Best vibrator: Rocks Off Rude Boy Intense

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8. Rocks Off Rude Boy Intense

Pay your prostate some love with this p-spot vibrator

Material: Silicone
Power: USB rechargeable
Time: One hour of use when fully charged
Reasons to buy
+Powerful vibrations+Dual stimulation+Waterproof

The Rocks Off Rude Boy Intense is an anal vibrator designed to stimulate the prostate, which is precisely where you can find the male g-spot or p-spot, as it’s better known.

The head of this men's vibrator is shaped for easy, comfortable insertion in the anus, while the girth of the toy will simultaneously stimulate the perineum. It’s also fully waterproof, so you can use it in the shower or bath.

This rechargeable vibrator for men has 10 different settings so that you can control the intensity of stimulation, which is essential for those of you who are new to prostate massage. Don't forget to use plenty of lube with your anal toys.