The 14 Best Vibrators for Women, According to Our Top-Secret, Anonymous Poll
Selecting the best vibrators for women is highly subjective, but we believe we've nailed it. How'd we go about finding the best of the current selection? We obviously couldn’t go to the store and try them all out. And while we’re all for being sex-positive, we weren't about to ask about everyone's favorite devices on our office Slack channel. So we created an anonymous poll to ask women about their favorite vibrators, why they like them and whether they’d recommend them to others. Here, the best vibrators, from quietly minimalist numbers to remote-controlled situations, according to actual women.
1. The Firefighter
The Firefighter from Smile Makers is the go-to of one satisfied respondent: "I love the shape of this guy for some self-care time by myself or with my husband for a couple extra Os. It has four speeds and a couple pulsation modes. If you're like me and prefer a steady pace, you won't need the extra modes anyway."
2. Desire Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator
"This one is a go-to for ‘me time’ for the clitoral and penetrative pleasure," says our reviewer. "It has a USB charging cord and stays charged for a very long time. With 12 speeds and eight vibration modes you're sure to stay occupied for multiple Os. I like that I can use this one in the shower too because it's completely waterproof."
3. Smile Makers The Ballerina
"This is a refreshing change-up from phallic-shaped, penetrative vibrators," says one fan. "It's whisper-quiet and made to vibrate (in seven pulsing patterns) against the whole outside of the vulva, which really disarmingly relaxes, then sends you." Not only that, but "I've been known to use this topically on my neck and shoulders, with a little CBD balm, when I'm tense."
4. Lelo Tor 2 Luxury Rechargeable Vibrating Cock Ring
This c-ring is great for couples use—it's made to slip over the penis to heighten pleasure for male wearers—so we were surprised when a female user told us she enjoys solo play with the 6 vibrating functions and soft silicone texture. The rigid square bullet vibrator top "feels great for external stimulation, whether it's cupped in my hand or rubbing between my boyfriend and me when he's wearing it."
5. We-Vibe Jive
"This is so fun for solo play, since it has 10 vibration modes and fits inside you, where it totally finds your g-spot, and also outside, resting against your clitoris," says one reviewer. The waterproof device is controllable by the app, which means you can control the speeds at home or cede control to a partner long-distance.
6. Bellesa Diosa
Bellesa describes this best seller as “a favorite of beginners and experts alike,” which is something we can definitely get behind. It offers dual stimulation and seven different vibration settings, and it’s 100 percent waterproof, if that’s your thing. One anonymous fan told us, “I’d absolutely recommend this vibe to other women. It’s not too expensive, easy to keep clean and easy to charge up.”
7. PlusOne Personal Massager
One woman told us she likes this massager for the shape and the power, and after reading more about it, we can understand why. The unique design is described as “compact, yet powerful,” with ten different settings and a battery that lasts up to four hours. What more could you ask for?
8. Shibari Mini Halo Multi-Speed Wand Massager
This baby has range—as in 20 different speeds and eight different vibration patterns. Users praise it for its battery life, affordable price point and super-quiet motor. And with more than 2,400 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s pretty clear this wand massager is well loved.
9. Unbound Palma Vibrator Ring
The chic design of this jewelry vibrator can be worn as statement jewelry, then used as a vibrator, allowing you to vary the vibration patterns with your hand movements. It has three speeds and two customizable modes for maximum pleasure. “I like it because it’s cute, sleek and effective,” one woman told us.
10. Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation Air Pulse Clitoris Stimulator
The Satisfyer Pro 2 was by far the most loved in our poll, and here's why: It has “tingling negative pressure, paired with exciting pulsations, that stimulates the clitoris without contact in a previously unimagined way.” A poll respondent agreed: “It’s just such a different sensation.” Did we mention it’s super quiet and has 11 different intensity settings?
11. Maude Vibe
“It’s discreet—not hot pink—and could almost be mistaken for a piece of art. It has three speeds, comes with a little carrying case and can definitely be taken for travel,” said one woman. It’s one of the most affordable toys on our list, but make sure you’re diligent about charging it, one fan warns. Apparently, if you let it die, it's impossible to resuscitate.
12. LELO Soraya 2 Rabbit Massager
“I don’t love the price, but this thing is un-f*cking-believable,” one woman told us. At $151 on sale, this one is pretty pricey—but according to its fans, it’s worth every penny. The dual-action internal and external massager has 13 different settings (from a teasing murmur to a satisfying pulse) and a whisper-quiet motor.
13. Smile Makers The Billionaire
“It’s compact, cute and quiet,” one woman wrote about this lavender-hued wand. “It’s pretty soft and light, and I like that it has six settings to choose from.” She also likes the fact that it’s sold at places you might not typically expect to find a vibrator, like Free People, and hopes that will encourage people who would ordinarily feel too nervous to buy one. We couldn’t agree more.
14. Je Joue Mimi Clitoral Vibrator
Designed by London-based luxury sex toy company Je Joue, the Mimi offers five different speeds and six different patterns of vibration, so you’re bound to find the right fit. “It’s a great size for clitoral stimulation: It’s easy to hold and lies nicely,” an anonymous fan shared. “It’s also great for partnered play as it is pretty small and easy to incorporate.”