“We’re seeing designers being more in tune with anatomy, and the importance of making toys that are versatile and are more innovative in concept,” says Lisa Finn, New York–based brand manager and sex educator at Babeland.
Basically? It’s never been easier to find the perfect toy(s) to suit your preferences.
And whatever style you choose, make sure your vibe is made from body-safe material in order to avoid the risk of infection. “Because there isn’t much legal regulation of sex toy materials, ‘body-safe’ can mean anything from ‘this is made from nontoxic materials’ to ‘this is made out of nontoxic and nonporous materials that are produced in a way that makes it completely safe to use anywhere on the body, internally or externally,’” Finn says. “Platinum-grade silicone, stainless steel, and ABS plastic — when purchased from a reputable sex toy shop — are almost guaranteed to fall into the latter category of safe.”
That said, whether you’re just beginning to explore the wide world of sex toys or looking to add another gadget to your growing collection, here’s the skinny on 10 common vibrator styles, how they function, and some picks to check out.