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    Here Are 23 Sexual Wellness Essentials To Keep Handy For Your Summer Hookups

    Make sure you've got the bare necessities for your hot grrl summer. 🥵

    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.

    For when you're going out and DTF:

    1. A chic and innovative scrunchie case designed to hold anything from your favorite bullet vibrator to condoms or even your keys during a late-night adventure. Here's one accessory that won't fail you in the moment.

    Gif of hands inserting bullet vibrator into pink scrunchie case
    Model wearing scrunchie and holding bullet vibrator
    Le Wand

    Grab the Le Wand Bullet or Grand Bullet to pair into your scrunchie, so you're always ready!

    Get it from Le Wand for $9.99+ (available in small and large).

    If you want something more affordable, we've rounded up the best bullet vibrators for you to choose from!

    2. Or a triple pack of stash scrunchies that'll hold your cash, ChapStick, and ID on those days when none of your clothes have functioning pockets and you don't want to carry a bag.

    Promising reviews: "I bought these since I was going on a long vacation by myself. I rolled my money and was able to fit it inside the scrunchie. It’s soft, very stretchy and fits my wrist! I didn’t have any issues with the zipper. I wore it on my wrist all the time and put money/lip balm inside it. Worked great during my vacation. This would be perfect to stash some things inside!" —Jessica Sandoval

    "I used these to bring headache pills into a concert. I get bad migraines triggered by the lights sometimes. This was awesome, I even used this to sneak shots in. You can fit bills in there...but anything small and cylindrical or malleable helps. I used my hair to hide the bulky bottle shape. Does not go off on metal detectors either." —Coll

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in velvet neutral and suede pastel assortments).

    3. A travel-sized bottle of silicone-based Überlube that fits in your purse and comes with two refills, so you're always stocked and prepared for a frictionless good time.

    Travel-size black bottle of lubricant with refill
    Travel-size silver bottle of lubricant with refill

    Latex-safe and waterproof, this lube is designed to last as long as you and help keep things moving (just don't use it with your silicone sex toys!). This kit comes with two refills, but once you've run through those you can buy travel-ready Überlube refills to place in the container!

    Promising reviews: "Great lube and perfect container. Both product & container are very high quality so no worries about leaks in your luggage. The packaging just looks like any other cosmetic container; so no awkward moments of anyone asking: What's that? they would if they saw other personal lubricants in your luggage (think going through the airport) or even in your bathroom. Plus you can use this lubricant to calm your frizzies. Buy some! You'll love it." —TLoya

    "Would recommend travel-size container be a little larger. Even though product goes a long way might have to take one and a refill for a two-week trip." —A.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in black and silver).

    4. An oil-based, hemp-infused massage oil by Coconu that'll help you get in the mood for ~play~ whether you use it topically for extra stimulation or internally as a lubricant.

    Tube of white Coconu oil next to green box and spoon with coconut oil
    @coconu /

    Promising reviews: "I think this is my very first Amazon review and, wow! This is the absolutely best lube I have tried, and I think I have tried them all! I saw this brand Coconu all over Instagram and was excited to see they’re finally on Amazon for free shipping. The good stuff — it is SO moisturizing both externally and internally, absolutely perfect for every type of massage and intimate action. This is a serious game changer, it’s unlike any other of its kind on the market and you can see from the product photos that it’s completely natural!" —Marie

    "What a great product. It's a perfect consistency and really makes a difference. I've tried other brands, but I'm so impressed with this one. It's gentle and it's so comforting to know I'm using safe and natural ingredients. So glad to have found this." —RR

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. A stimulating anal lubricant boasting an extra-thick, water-based formula that'll last way after the arousal stage.

    Models holding Jelle Heat and Jelle Chill
    @wickedsensualcare / Via

    The Jelle Heat and Chill formulas are both latex-friendly and enhanced with olive leaf extract for an always slippery, never sticky experience. So you already know you want/enjoy anal, now the question is: do you want cooling tingles or a warming sensation?

    Get it from Amazon for $9.81+ (available in Heat and Chill).

    And check out this list of the best anal lubricants for more options!

    6. An all-natural towelette designed with organic ingredients for a refreshing and hydrating cleanse in the heat of the moment.

    Model biting pink packet of individually-wrapped towelette
    Models with individually-wrapped towelettes in back pockets
    @woomoreplay /, @woomoreplay /

    This pack comes with 10 individually wrapped wipes, so you can stash one in your car, purse, wallet, or backpack for when you're on the go. A vitamin-packed formula and organic ingredients allow this wipe to help keep your skin supple and hydrated, no matter what kind of hot and sweaty shenanigans you get into!

    Promising reviews: "Woo freshies will be my new best friend! The packaging is so cute and compact, you can throw the whole box in a purse or pull a few out to bring on the go. They smell amazing and leave you feeling super fresh and clean. I will always carry at least two with me everywhere I go. They also go perfectly with Woo love oil lube and clean up a mess perfectly. These are a must-have essential. They shipped here insanely fast as well." —Kameron

    Get it from Amazon for $13+.

    7. A Jack 2-in-1 stroker and packer, boasting representational hues and a ribbed cavity that provides suction to the wearer for a stimulating stroke session.

    Model holding assorted colors of Jack packer
    New York Toy Collective

    For packing, it's recommended to be worn with a strap-on / harness, so that it stays put. The stroker cavity stretches and works best for anatomies at least 0.5" in diameter because it will create suction, any smaller and the suction will not be activated.

    Promising reviews: "I love this product! The hole is big enough for many sizes to fit and stay on with suction. Amazing and intense stimulation. I tried after using a pump and it helped me stay erect. Best packer I ever owned and I owned most of em." —Jaki

    "My partner and I used the Jack yesterday. They are trans masculine and three years on testosterone. We used it in two different ways. The first way, I used a nice amount of lube, opened the stroker and suctioned it and stroked. It worked best with reinforcement by hand. Most FTM strokers we come across seem as if they are designed for trans masculine folks who are more developed growth wise physically. With that being said we improvised and the toy wound up giving amazing results for my partner. They give it a 9/10 and said that they are interested in seeing this develop in different shapes and sizes. I also suctioned it, applied pressure with fingers and performed oral sex. He said it was very pleasurable to be able to receive head and have the point of view visual that Jack creates. It helped with his dysphoria." —Summer

    Get it from New York Toy Collective for $59 (available in four fleshtone hues).

    8. A discreet bullet vibrator boasting an angled precision tip, so you can directly stimulate your clit with its 10 powerful vibration modes.

    Oh, and this petit prince is waterproof, too.

    Promising reviews: "I got it and it is so good. The vibration strength is extremely strong and it makes moderate noise but if you turn on a fan or a TV it isn't too much of a bother. I'd highly recommend it. Has a lot of settings and is simple to charge. Make sure you have a charger block to charge it because it doesn't come with one. 10/10 Worth the money." —Kaylee

    "Seriously, buy this. You won’t be disappointed. 0 to 60 in 10 seconds flat! Super easy to charge, low noise, and compact enough to discreetly store. It used to take me 20 minutes to get the job done but now it takes only a few seconds. I cannot recommend this product enough!" —AP

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    New to sex toys? Check out this post of tips, tricks and toys for anyone new to masturbation or looking to explore their body further!

    9. A cock ring designed with a textured vibrating pad to stimulate the clit or balls — your pick.

    reviewer holding black and gold cock ring
    reviewer displaying textured side of cock ring

    The silicone ring stretches to fit a variety of penises (or dildos) and the vibrator has five speeds and patterns for up to 25 varying intensities.

    If this cock ring seems a little too fancy, here's a list of cock rings to introduce to your play.

    Promising reviews: "This is a great addition to solo or couples' play. The ring is super stretchy and can fit around any of our toys. Loved when she was on top. She was able to grind on it without having to hold a heavy vibrator. Super quick and easy to clean and charges quickly! Its pretty quiet considering how intense the vibration can be." —Howard Martin

    "This vibrating ring is made out of good quality material. It's soft and stretchy with a nice snug fit but not too tight. It can be worn in a variety of ways and used in different positions. The vibrations are pretty powerful while also being relatively quiet. The battery lasts quite awhile but charges pretty quickly. And best of all it's super easy to clean because it's waterproof and can even be used underwater. I highly recommend this product. It's not too expensive and was shipped discreetly." —NSFB

    Get it from Amazon for $39.66.

    10. An Ohnut set of four unique and oh-so-convenient buffer rings constructed with a stretchy, body-safe material to fit your favorite penis or dildo and offer extra cushioning during penetration.

    Model demonstrating use of light green silicone rings
    Model holding four dark green silicone rings in hands
    @ohnutco / Via, @ohnutco / Via

    This unique wearable is designed to help people manage pain and customize penetration depth (depending on the number of rings worn) without sacrificing sensation. Though it's stretchy, Ohnut is designed in two sizes: Classic and Wider, which can be determined based on condom sizing!

    Promising review: "I bought these because my wife looked into them and thought they'd be a good idea to make sex a little bit better for her and hopefully still as good for me. Thankfully after purchasing and trying them out, I can say they are worth every penny! My wife is more satisfied and happier to have sex, and I still feel amazing as well. The Ohnuts don't take any longer to put on than a condom if you stack them prior (stack them's awkward stacking while they're on), and they give you the feeling of deeply penetrating without hurting your spouse, who can now focus on enjoying sex instead of embracing pain. They are also really easy to clean and come with a small cloth bag to place them in if you don't want to have side conversations about Ohnuts, which is entirely up to you. Overall, I 100% would recommend." —Q.D.

    Get it from Ohnut for $65 (available in jade and aloe).

    Ohnut Co. is a women-founded wellness company that believes in ending the cycle of silence and discomfort, so people can rediscover the joy of connection.

    And for when bae is already on their way:

    11. An 8-oz. supply of water-based lube because there is zero shame in adding a little assistance and 65,000 people (and counting) who gave it 5 stars are willing to back me up on that.

    Promising review: "I have eczema so my skin is super sensitive about everything that touches it, but I have great news, as it didn't burn me or leave me any damage! The feel: It feels great and is definitely runny. This could either be a bad thing or good thing for people as I know some people like it thick (this ain't it if you're looking for that). I'm using it for toys as it works great for it. I did notice that it does dry up but just by a little. So you don't have to worry about it drying up instantly after applying it as it definitely lasts through the session. This stuff can last a while as I barely pour much out of the bottle and it was enough to coat and get the job done. Would definitely recommend for anyone that likes lube that isn't super thick or needs lube for toys! Also for people who have eczema like me or sensitive skin." —Senpai Names

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in original and three flavors).

    12. The OG Butters Lube designed with a vegan, oil-based formula that can be used in any and all your holes, as well as with your favorite toys and other body-safe materials, for slippery — never slick — fun.

    Model holding black and light blue tub of lubricant
    Model demonstrating melt point of lubricant
    The Butters Hygienics Co.

    Promising reviews: "This lube is amazing! My boyfriend is rather endowed and he’s my first. This lube made things easy and comfortable for sure." —Kai Welsh

    "Very slippery and long lasting, feels good in any hole. Zero irritation. Keep some dedicated rags handy for clean up and wash separately. Wipes right up off of skin easily. Good company and nice people. This is premium lube, get some." —eric reed

    Get it from The Butters Hygienics Co. for $6+.

    The Butters Hygienics Co. is a Black- and queer-owned business based in Michigan that creates products using simple ingredients and hand-crafted in the owner's kitchen. In true millennial fashion, they want you to be able to afford quality body products that do what the bottles say they do.

    13. A dual cock ring designed with stretchy silicone to help your penis-packing partner stay harder for longer, so you both get yours.

    This versatile ring can be worn in several ways: solely on your dick, one ring wrapped around the D and the other around the balls, or wrap them both around your balls! Pick your poison, it's your pleasure!

    Promising reviews: "Just buy it now! This item has increased everything! Made this guy feel like a like a 20-year-old bull again! It was stretchy yet tight, and the rubber material is soft to the touch — not like a rubber washer, which I was expecting. Very easy to clean and no weird rubber smell some toys have. I can say this left a lasting impression on my wife." —JohnH

    "I loved the product! Works amazing and is comfortable to use but after a while it becomes bothersome. I would put some lube around the area where it will be on to help with that. It was sort of too tight for me at first but then it let up somewhat. It is very soft and easy to use. I can definitely tell the difference when I use it and creates more sensation." —BDogg

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in black and burgundy).

    14. A stimulating serum by Hello Cake to help you turn up the heat with tingling sensations that alternate between cooling and warming. There's one for penises and another for vaginas, so everybody can play!

    Orange box and bottle of Stim for Him
    Models holding blue Tingle to Mingle bottle

    Promising reviews: "I really didn’t think it would work too well but it did, it was also had a very soft and slippery texture, like a jelly almost, very smooth. It was a nice tingle." —raezberru (on Tingle to Mingle)

    "This stuff is amazing. Definitely a new sensation I wasn't expecting. Lasts a pretty good time and even works under a condom. 10/10 great for solo masturbating too!" —Nova (on Stim for Him)

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available as Tingle to Mingle for vaginas).

    15. Orrrr a pleasure serum boasting a formula of 99% pure CBD and designed with science in mind, so that every part of the clitoris is stimulated.

    Model pressing top of pink Vella pleasure serum jar
    Model with white serum on finger
    Vella Bioscience

    I actually had the opportunity to try this product, and TBH it was my first foray into using CBD during masturbation...but it definitely won't be my last. I will say this product is definitely all about the science, so when it says three pumps, it means no more and no less. The serum is topical and only for external use, so clitoris and labia only. It's supposed to set in around 20 minutes, so I literally tried to be productive while I had a timer running, but the more time I spent waiting, the more it seemed like my vagina had grown a mind of its own. I decided to forgo ol' faithful and try out a couple new products, but I only was able to test one because I was having such a great time. 🥴 The orgasm(s) I had with this serum was so great, that I actually said "I love Air Pulse technology" aloud, which may be the most embarrassing thing I've ever done alone?

    The facts: This serum has 320mg of CBD, a vegan formula, and doesn't really have a smell, like it just smells like a lotion. It's a bit thick — not like lube at all — and creates kind of a mess, but it wasn't hard to clean up at all (toy cleaner + soap and water). So far, it's only been tested on cis-women / AFAB people, so if you weren't born with a vagina...I would not recommend it. It's also compatible with latex.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $65 (also available in single-use packets).

    16. A vaginal plug, so you can gear up for any large dildos or girthier partners you may be entertaining. This plug is contoured specifically for multi-point vaginal stimulation and created with *super* squishy silicone for comfortable wear before, during or even after play.

    Pink and purple vaginal plugs in different sizes
    gif of reviewer squeezing plug
    Negesti Kaudo / BuzzFeed

    TBH, this might be the squishiest toy I've ever handled. It's elegantly curved and kinda looks like a vagina, so all you have to do is fold and insert. It's designed to help enhance clitoral sensation, deliver deeper internal stimulation, and it even has a slightly flared base for discreet wear and effortless retrieval. Also, it comes in a variety of thicknesses, so you can choose whatever's most comfy for you and deliver that full feeling you've been craving.

    Note: These plugs are intended for vaginal use only and not recommended for anal. Check out the following link in case you want to explore anal toys created with the same squishy silicone (these have a flared base for safety).

    Promising reviews: "I just bought this along with the Tango X after getting tired of my rabbit vibe being too uncomfortable to sit with between orgasms. I'm 30, never been sexually active with a partner for various reasons and sex toys are something I've only recently begun to appreciate as I become more comfortable with intimacy and learn my own body before trying to share it with others. So I'd classify myself as a beginner and for that, this plug is amazing. I'm not able to handle anything large but the softness of this silicone is no joke — even the small was kind of daunting to me but it just popped right in, and I can barely feel it when I'm not playing — the most noticeable part is definitely the base, and even then it's not uncomfortably noticeable. This acts as a major upgrade to clitoral orgasms for me, it's like blended orgasms without all the effort and buildup that those normally take. And it's a lot of fun on its own, too!" —Kat

    "I find myself very surprised, in a good way. This toy has impressed me so much that I had to leave a review, which I have never done on this site! It’s a great little thing to leave in for an hour or so and tease yourself, before some actual fucking. I used the size small, since too big can be a bit painful for me. It also stretched me out a bit so I probably would have been comfortable taking a size that normally would be too big for me. Left me dripping wet. Excellent on all fronts!" —Lesbian

    Get it from Peepshow Toys for $42+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    17. A set of glass anal dilators that range from 2.7 inches long to 4 inches long and 0.8 inches wide to 1.5 inches wide. That size range makes them perfect for anal training, not to mention the bulbous head and flared base.

    Model holding glass dilator covered with lube
    Model posing with four glass dilators of different sizes
    @bvibe_social / Via, @bvibe_social / Via

    This set is perfect for anyone interested in anal sex and wanting to work their way up to girthier or heavier toys. Since they're glass, these training toys also allow for temperature play and can be used with any kind of lubricant you choose.

    Get it from B-Vibe for $129.99.

    18. The *very* popular Joque harness, created for versatility with adjustable straps that fit waists up to 65 inches and an elastic O-ring that's compatible with a variety of dildo bases.

    Black and purple strap-on harness
    Purple dildo in black strap-on harness

    This harness also has internal pockets in case you want to place a bullet vibrator for added pleasure.

    Promising reviews: "This is definitely worth the price. It has great variety in the sizing for the wearer. This is perfect for women. You can use a vibrating dildo with it and you feel the stimulation. Also there are pockets you can add items to for your stimulation. The ring is very hard to get the dildo into, but it works out because it does not come out during use. The comfort to the wearer is phenomenal. Recommend for any experience user." —Customer DBG

    "I was so exhausted one night after my partner and I had some fun, that I fell asleep with it on and forgot it was still there. It’s extremely comfortable but super sturdy. Also, very easy to throw it in the mesh bag it comes in and toss it in the laundry. I let it air dry though. Great product!" —divertida9

    Get it from Amazon for $134.95 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    19. A hand-sculpted artisan dildo, just perfect for play with several design options including gentle curves, a suction cup base, and a girth to make your eyes roll back.

    Model holding assortment of striped dildos and plugs
    Entire Avant collection of dildos with water droplets
    @blushglobal / Via, @blushglobal / Via

    The pictured dildos and plugs are all part of Blush's Avant collection, with several representing the colors of a specific Pride flag for their über-popular Pride collection. Each dildo is a different length and girth, so you literally can't go wrong. For info on why these dildos are great, check out my Blush Avant Purple Rain dildo review.

    Promising reviews: "Small but fun. If you're looking for girth, this isn't for you. It's short and skinny but the texture is smooth and very fun. Colors are pretty too. Great for beginners or first timers at receiving!" —nich (on P3 Beauty Avant Pride dildo)

    "First, this thing is HUGE, especially for a novice to certain play. My husband wanted to try it, with that kind of half afraid and half excited. We had tried smaller toys but they are often rather firm and frequently somewhat uncomfortable. Not only is this one pretty colors it is soft and flexible but with a firm enough core to use (big pink marshmallow is how my hubby describes this one). The head is very large and be warned that you need to prep the recipient a bit and take your time. The ridges can make vigorous play uncomfortable after a little while and this is a bit longer than the standard sizes. It has ended up being hubby's favorite, though. We would certainly purchase again and are even looking at others in this collection to change things up." —J. Heath (on D3 Summer Fling Avant dildo)

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99+ (General collection) and $19.56+ (Pride collection).

    20. The best-selling Mason dildo, designed with an 8-inch insertable length because bigger bodies deserve the same gratifying stimulation as smaller ones. Literally, this dildo was created for anyone who has and/or loves bellies, butts and penetration.

    Ben blue Mason dildo
    Assorted colors of Mason dildos
    Close-up of fleshtone dildos
    @newyorktoycollective / Via, New York Toy Collective

    I'm a bigger gal and this dildo brings me so much joy. Just, yes. Anyways, this dildo is made with body-safe and hypoallergenic silicone, harness-compatible, boilable for cleaning and sterilization and has a girth of 1.5 inches.

    Promising review: "WOW! I just got this today, and I can say that it is a beautifully crafted, lifelike penis. As a trans man, it feels very affirming to wear. I have yet to try it with a partner, but I appreciate it for the work of art that it is. It is pleasantly squishy but has the solidity of the firm inner core, and it can bend however you wish. Definitely-5 star! I am wearing it as I type this, because I can’t bring myself to take it off yet. =^)" —Trey

    Get it from New York Toy Collective for $169 (available in four flesh tones and four whimsical hues).

    21. The Palm Grease lubricant, which is perfect for fisting and thrusting with it's ultra-thick consistency and conditioning formula to help prolong and elevate your sessions.

    Model holding blue container of palm grease
    Open jar covered with contents
    @getthebutters / Via, The Butters Hygienics Co.

    This creamy lube is created with palm butter, grape-seed oil, and vitamin E for a moisturizing and velvety feel wherever it's applied.

    Promising review: "There are no words for how good this lube is. It is amazing for long sessions, it feels incredible, it's .... I damn near got misty that someone, somewhere, had the exact same need as I did, and then invented something that solved that need. Serious, historic tip of the cap. To potential purchasers thinking they will get a sample size to start — fuck that. You have found the product you are looking for." —Rick Willet

    "Great to use as a moisturizer and even better as lube! I've purchased this several times over the last couple of years and my partners love it as much as I do!" —Joseph Gurk

    Get it from The Butters Hygienics Co. for $16.50+.

    22. A very convenient anal training set, stocked with a beginner-friendly plug, a vibrating plug, and a weighted plug. Along with the toys, it includes a comprehensive guide to anal sex, a lube applicator, travel bag, and an enema to help you prep and keep things clean.

    Components of set laid out

    This set is perfect for anyone interested in experimenting with anal, whether beginner or expert level.

    Promising review: "This kit made me comfortable and confident enough to try anal again. I had attempted it with a past partner years ago, and we did it ALL wrong. Fast forward a couple of years: I have a patient and knowledgeable partner, and I'm ready to try again. That's when I found this anal training kit, and let me tell you, it is well worth the money. Not only are the butt plugs of exceptional quality, but the Anal Guide is extremely informative. After using only the first two sizes of butt plugs, I'm having anal sex. Apprehension and fear have been lifted, and a whole new world of pleasure has taken its place. I'm seriously beyond grateful to have had such a comforting and helpful tool to introduce me to the magic of anal and butt play in general. Take it from me, if you're nervous but want to explore the pleasure your butthole has to offer, invest in this kit — or any of their beginner products for that matter." —Allyson

    Get it from B-Vibe for $159.99.

    23. A vegan-friendly sex toy cleaner to keep your toys fresh between uses without any residue or time-consuming cleansing.

    Model holding spray bottle of toy cleaner

    You just spray onto your toys and then wipe down. Since it's water-based, this cleaner can be used on rubber, latex, glass, metal, and silicone toys.

    Promising reviews: "I always use this on my toys, and it lasts a long time. Only a few sprays are needed since it lathers up nicely and cleans any toy you need it to. Smells pleasant while cleaning with it, and this smell gets washed away when you rinse it off, just as you would expect." —ajmanny

    "Great product, which is nice and easy to use. Quick spray which goes along way, wipe over or down and leave to dry. No mess, no after marks, and nice natural/fresh smell, nothing too strong. A must-have product to keep clean and look after your toys." —Daisy1982

    Get it from Lovehoney for $16.99.

    And definitely check out this post for even more products to keep on-hand for spontaneous hook-ups!

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