20 Sex Toys That Reviewers Say Helped Them Make It Through Lockdown In 2020
Remember when we were under stay-at-home orders? Well, some of us expanded our sex toy collection.
We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
1. A palm-sized vibrator that can also l-l-l-lick you from your head to your toes, but no really, this toy has a "tongue" that has nine vibrations and nine licking motions for dual stimulation.
2. A stainless-steel dildo with curves that'll leave a permanent smile on your face.
At 7.5 inches long, this bulbous beauty steps into the ring and offers 2 pounds of weight for the full feeling your other toys might be missing.
Promising reviews: "It is now my new favorite toy. Has kept me very satisfied while social distancing solo during this COVID pandemic. Got it just before, so I can’t wait to try it out with a friend. #itsnotaboutyou #stayinside Honestly didn’t know what to expect when I ordered this. I have a handful of other toys and a few of them come with all the bells and whistles. This one looked pretty simple, but I was intrigued by the reviews that mention the weight. They were not wrong. This is now my go-to. Totally worth the price tag. Would highly recommend." —Morgan S. Beaver
Get it from Amazon for $120.
3. The Empress 2 clitoral suction vibrator by Vush boasting a waterproof design and 40 potential pulsation and vibration combinations to explore.
Promising review: "When I first saw the size, I thought to myself, this is way too small and won’t do anything. After I charged it, I tried it, and wow. Once you find what’s comfortable for you, this feels so damn good. The speeds are no joke. I had to lower the speed at one point because it was just so intense for me to handle. If you have trouble reaching orgasm, this baby is it! Fast shipping for me and used a great discount code! I live with family, so I’m happy that the packaging is discreet. Thank you Vush! 💖" —Odallys C.
"My new bff in this quarantine! The size is perfect, the material is sooooo velvety and smooth. I love the the different speeds and it’s so easy to clean! I’m in love!" —Pamela T.
Get it from Vush for $150.
Vush is an Australia-based sexual wellness brand that wants you to love loving yourself. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whoever you love; you’re welcome there, just as you are.
4. A rose-shaped toy designed with seven vibrating and suction intensities that'll make you ~blush~ so hard, many reviewers suggest putting down a towel.
A lot of reviewers mention that the oral-inspired pulsations of this sweet little silicone stimulator snatch souls, so you've been warned.
Promising reviews: "I am impressed! Great price, quick and discreet shipping, “AMAZING” performance!!! Does the job quickly, it’s gentle yet powerful and really quiet compared to other toys and the best part it’s waterproof! The technology is very impressive, especially when the lube is added. The “sucking” feeling makes it feel like a person is there! LOL. This is an amazing purchase you will not regret!!! Best money I’ve spent in quarantine..." —pamela robinson
"Whew, two seconds in and I was done for 🥴🥴, I came so fast, my stomach cramped up, I damn near threw my back out, and I slept like a baby. Good lord best thing since sliced bread, my new pandemic friend, highly, highly recommend. 😍" —valicia B.
Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in red or purple).
5. A transparent masturbator with a tight, convex textured interior that you can twist, stroke and watch through its case until you're finished.
6. The BuzzFeed x Bellesa AirVibe suction toy that'll shake up your collection and tick a lot of boxes: Discreet? Yes. Powerful? Yup. Dual stimulation? Oh yes.
With ten vibration modes and five suction intensities, it's no wonder people show off the sleek red case as a badge of pride.
Promising review: "This is a great first toy. It’s super effective, adorable and discreet. It’s stronger than I was expecting (but still manageable), easy to figure out, and a pleasure to use. It isn’t silent but also isn’t so loud it would be super noticeable to anyone else. I thought about this for a long time before finally biting the bullet and ordering. After a loooong wait in shipping (thanks Covid) it arrived and has definitely made quarantine a little more interesting and a lot more fun. Definitely recommend!" —Kore
"ALL OF THE STARS! This quarantine purchase is the best toy I own from my collection! Its in a cute clamshell carrying case and rechargable in it. Different vibe modes and dual vibe modes to get you the right combos to see the stars. This is a review after two months of use. So far the batteries still hold the charge. (I know this is a major issue from reading others' reviews)." —JJ
Get it from Bellesa Boutique for $69.
7. The Pom external vibrator by Dame that is more rumbly than some vibes, but offers targeted pleasure with its simple ridge and ergonomic design for an effortless O.
Whether you like targeted vibrations or choose to use the entire palm-sized toy for broad stimulation, it's five patterns and five intensities will do the trick.
Promising reviews: "I usually don't write reviews...but I'm in love with the Pom. I've had vibrators before and...meh. But a friend (and flying solo during the pandemic) convinced me to try this one and OMG am I glad I did!" —Meg B.
"This was the best purchase of my quarantine! So little but yet so powerful. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a little extra stimulation either with or without their partner." —Stefanie V.
Dame Products is a woman-founded company developing well-engineered toys that encourage vulnerability, heighten intimacy, and add value to your pleasure.
8. A 3.5-inch vibrating butt plug with 10 different functions to choose from and explore. A tapered design and T-shaped flared base offer satisfying stimulation and effortless removal.
Promising review: "As someone completely new to anal but eager to try, I wanted to do it right and start from the top. And from the top I did: even being a nervous novice, it wasn't painful at all, and I could use it with plenty of confidence (the gel lubricant I bought with it was a wise choice). While it went in with some pressure at its widest point, it stayed put with surprising comfort. The vibration settings were easy to navigate, and there were plenty out of the 10 patterns to choose from — and enjoy. This was an intense first use for me, and I'll be reaching for this one again and again as I train myself up to sharing this new avenue with my partner. If you're looking for a way to pass the time in quarantine and you're thinking about trying anal play, now's the best time to start, and this is the best toy to start with. (As an added point, since few are willing to discuss it: I have moderate/severe IBS, and the disruption on that side of things was actually fairly minimal. If you think IBS will hold you back here: as long as you have the cleaning apparatus (for yourself and the toy), you go slow and you check in with yourself as you go, you have nothing to fear!)" —K.A.
Get it from Lovehoney for $24.99.
9. The Diosa by Bellesa, a classic rabbit vibrator with curves for days and seven vibration settings delivered through a dual-action motor for toe-curling, body-quaking, and swear-worthy behavior.
This vibrator is 1.27 inches wide with an insertable length of 4.25 inches to help you reach those peaks. 🏔
Promising review: "I've made a lot of orders online through all of quarantine. A lot of retail therapy. This is *easily* the best purchase I've made. Hands down. Previously was using a ~$40 vibrator. It doesn't even compare to this. I really have no use for that one after using this. It is mind blowing. 11/10 would recommend to literally anyone. Considering an upgrade? Get this 100%. Zero regrets. Do you feel like this might be too much to spend on a vibrator? It's not. Invest in yourself. You will be so glad you did. As a single woman with two housemates and questionably thin walls, I find this is whisper quiet. It's pretty, easy to use, but most importantly, *mind blowing*." —L.
Get it from Bellesa Boutique for $109 (available in black and purple).
10. A powerful miniature wand vibrator created with supple silicone for a soft-touch feel and 20 functions to take you right to that blissful, blurry edge.
Promising review: "I bought this for my birthday to make the quarantine a little better. I’m 21 and I have never orgasmed before and I honestly thought something was wrong for me. I read reviews of this where girls thought that same thing and the Shibaro changed that for them. I was like “well that probably won’t be the case for me” but OOOOOH dang was it ever. This thing is literally amazing. YOU NEED TO GET IT. I’ve never written a review before but I had to for this. I’m writing this for all you girls that have never orgasmed and think something is wrong with you. Nothing is wrong with you, you just need this!" —Julia
"Okay, so. I know we’re in a global crisis, but this thing kinda makes me wish we could live this way forever. I haven’t called my family in days. I haven’t left my bedroom in a week. All my calls go straight to voicemail. Men are overrated and they should all be replaced with this wonderful machine." —Jenny Granston
Get it from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in four colors).
11. The tech-savvy Osé 2 dual stimulator by Lora DiCarlo that has a fully adjustable design, so you can find your favorite positions and reach your favorite parts during use. A suction clitoral mouth offers external stimulation while the shaft pleases with its come hither stroking motion.
The Osé 2 has an innovative airflow technology that offers 10 different intensities of suction and stroking sensations externally and the internal shaft has three different stroke lengths and positions for you to explore. Technology continues to blow my mind, figuratively, and my clitoris...literally.
Promising review: "If asked what has helped me the most during all this quarantining, it would be a toss up: my yoga mat and my Osé. I was with my dream husband for 45 years (43 married) and he was an Orgasm Master, so you can believe it when I say I know what one feels like. With the Osé, prepare to experience what levitating feels like.." —Linda H.
Get it from Lora DiCarlo for $290.
12. A waterproof Finger Pro vibrator from Bellesa for all my acoustic masturbators interested in amplifying the action. A flickering tongue with 10 intensities for your clit and a convenient wearable strap for my left- and right-handed babes who enjoy the rush of having a lot of power in their hands.
Promising review: "Loved this new toy — it's so different than anything else I have! Only reason 4.5/5 stars is because the power/vibration button is on the left and I am left-handed so I can't reach it while the toy is on my finger. But it's a slight inconvenience and definitely still worth it. Great price point too :) Thank you Bellesa for getting me through quarantine!" —Lauren
Get it from Bellesa for $39.
13. The Satisfyer Pro 2 for all my peeps who prefer clitoral stimulation over penetration and want to blow their own mind.
Three words: pressure wave technology. More words, 11 intensities and a waterproof design make this toy a winner in our book, and 29,000 people agree.
Promising reviews: "This. Is. Amazing. Best quarantine lover ever. But there’s no need for 11 speeds. You won’t make it past five." —jzycaramel
"I bought this months ago when quarantine started and I knew I wouldn’t be going on any dates or seeing anyone for awhile so why not get a new toy? And wow... I can’t believe I’ve gone this long (I’m 26) without orgasms like this!!!! It’s normally very hard or just impossible for me to cum just from sex so I love it so much I’m buying a second one. You know just in case 😉 I’ve also never squirted in my life and now I can make myself come at least two or three times in one charge, I’ve maxed at five 😝 It’s absolutely amazing and life changing, I haven’t had a sex drive like this since I was 16–18. Made all my girlfriends get one too. Only downsides are that it can get a little loud especially when you’re trying to move it around to the right spot and you’re going to want to use it 24/7 🤪🤪🤪 literally have to hide it from myself lol Use lube and lay down a towel or prepare to change your sheets! 🤪💦" —Taylor
Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in three colors).
14. A unique wand vibrator that made a debut in Cardi B's "Up" music video and has gone on to build a very loyal following, so bow down.
Her royal highness boasts a waterproof design, five intensity levels and 10 vibrating patterns for up to 50 powerful combinations. If it's up, then it's stuck and I'm into it.
Promising review: "I bought this toy to make my quarantine happier and guess what, I'm happier!! This helped me a lot. TY!" —Serene S.
Get it from Vush for $120.
15. A rabbit vibrator inspired by Fifty Shades that satisfies with 36 different vibrating combinations and dual motors for simultaneous external and internal stimulation.
This rabbit vibrator weighs in at 10-inches long with an insertable length of 5.5 inches and soft, silky body-safe silicone that's submersible, offering thrilling rumbles as you play.
Promising review: "I decided to treat myself to one of these as quarantine got me feeling lonely. THIS WAS THE BEST DECISION IVE MADE IN A WHILE. I can’t get enough of this thing. It’s amazing and I would 100% recommend. It’s my first rabbit too, so I thought it would be quite intimidating but it’s not even close to it. I love it!!!!" —Lm55
"I have never understood why people swear by rabbit vibrators. Every rabbit I purchased poked me in all the wrong places and eventually I gave them up as a lost cause. Fast forward and my long term favorite vibrator bites the dust just as quarantine begins. I spent a couple days combing through the site and, after reading all the fantastic reviews, I decided to give rabbits one more shot with the Greedy Girl. And, oh my god, I am so glad I made the leap and splurged on this fantastic toy. This vibrator is long with a great curve that hits your g-spot just right and a generous girth. The controls are easily located at the base and the toy features separately controlled motors in the shaft and the 'rabbit ears.' The only downside is it can be hard to position to position the 'ears' in the right place because they seem to be on the long side. Overall though, I highly recommend this toy and it's a great addition to your collection." —Livid P.
Get it from Lovehoney for $99.99.
16. The Puff compact suction vibe by Unbound with five increasing intensities to take you all the way to the edge and then some...you may have to change your sheets.
I bought this toy right before everything shut down (not knowing what was coming — no pun intended!). Never big on oral, Puff is great alone once you figure out the perfect position against your body. It gets louder (but still pretty discreet) with each intensity, but fortunately, I have made it through all five in one session and have mastered using the buttons in the dark (there is a blinking light feature though if you need it). IMO, Puff is a shower's best friend due to the waterproof design. I recommend it to literally everyone because of its range. Don't believe me?
Promising review: "I LOVE PUFF. This toy got me through the pandemic. It’s life changer. If you’re iffy about it, you need to get it. It’s also super quiet! Love the discreetness." —Jiwon Y.
"Perfect quarantine companion. Slight learning curve for someone who has only used typical clitoral vibrators. The power button on mine can be a bit finicky, only turning off when I push it from a certain angle, but it’s not a big deal." —Ursulla C.
17. The sleek Arc G-spot vibrator by Dame with a clit-stimulating ridge and curved handle to help you reach a state of bliss.
This waterproof vibrator has a run time of 1.5 hours with five intensities and five patterns to keep you buzzing.
Promising reviews: "I decided to splurge on this because of quarantine and I love it! The best dildo I’ve ever purchased!" —Anne T
"My fiancée absolutely loves her Arc! I got it for her as a birthday gift and with the Covid-19 quarantine, she is getting plenty of time to use it!" —Luke g.
18. A high-tech oral simulator with Airflow technology for stroking and sucking sensations at 10 different intensities. It's like a real mouth, minus all of the blah blah blah.
BTW, it's waterproof!
Promising review: "As a newly single girl trying to live my best life during the pandemic, this was a godsend. It feels so different from my other toys, and I'm happy to say that it was worth everything penny for the orgasms that I've gotten out of it." —Jess
"Well... I never thought I would spend this much on a toy... but I can happily report it was totally worth it! I bought this after seeing it on Chelsea handlers IG... gift from Cara. It looked different than anything I’d seen before so I figured, I’m single, we are in a pandemic, this is probably a sound investment! I wasn’t wrong. It simulates oral stimulation perfectly, is really easy to use, and doesn’t require the agility or effort required for a conventional vibrator. It’s rechargeable and completely waterproof so clean up is easy and it’s always ready to go! I’ve recommended this to all of my friends — single and married! It’s a great toy to use for private time or during partner play! ❤️❤️❤️" —Nyree W.
Get it from Lora DiCarlo for $160.
19. A hefty stainless-steel anal plug weighing 1.2 pounds to deliver that full feeling to P-spots and double penetration play.
Promising review: "OMG! I’ve enjoyed anal sex for 25 years. This is not a toy for beginners. Recently divorced and find myself in quarantine under the coronavirus pandemic and completely devoid of ‘In-House D’. I bought this because I needed something hands-free. I thought I put it in, nope. But when I did, imagine the big eyes emoji. I needed a second to catch my breath and allow my body to adjust. Best purchase ever. It stayed! And boy oh boy did it set the bar high. It’s sleek, classy and clean. Beauty and perfection come seamlessly together to create a toy to enjoy until the end of days. As god is my witness, I’ll never go without anal again. Hooray for this amazing creation. It’s the perfect fit for me. It stayed. I love the weight of it. Super easy to clean. Be careful when using lube because it gets really really slippery. Best toy ever." —Melanie
Get it from Amazon for $85.
20. The Diskreet Air by Bellesa, which uses Cinetic Suction Technology to envelop and stimulate your clit with negative pressure waves that will blow your mind.
This petite sex toy boasts five suction intensities to satisfy everyone from beginners to experienced players.
Promising reviews: "Okay so this is my third suction vibrator and lemme tell you... I haven’t even tried out the other settings yet I’m dead FULLY satisfied with the first setting and I’m a freak so that’s a big YES for me! 🤪 Highly recommend especially during quarantine!!! 😍😍" —ViVi
Get it from Bellesa Boutique for $49.