Sex toys have been a part of our life since the beginning of civilisation. In fact, the first known dildo dates back to the paleolithic era. Dildos carved out of polished stone or bone were widely discovered amongst personal artifacts like sewing needles and combs. There’s even a rumour that Cleopatra invented the first vibrator out of a hollowed-out gourd filled with angry bees!
Since the 1800s, doctors were treating female ‘hysteria’ with orgasms. Anything from a headache, fatigue, irritability, depression, anxiety and more could be cured with a discreet one-hour visit to the doctor’s office. A pelvic massage from your GP would induce the cure-all hysterical paroxysm (orgasm).
Dr Mortimer Granville invented the first vibrator in 1883. It only took 5 minutes to achieve ‘paroxysm’, freeing up doctors’ time and saving their hands from RSI. By 1899, vibrators were advertised as an essential home appliance. In fact, they were the fifth electric appliance General Electric released into the market (after the kettle, toaster, sewing machine and fan).
With a huge variety available for your self-pleasure and sex toy collection, finding the best sex toys for women can be a bit overwhelming. It’s good to start with some online research in the privacy of your own home.
In 2023, we’re not just limited to vibrators and dildos—there are multitudes of products on offer (like oral sex simulators, discreet bullet vibrators, and even g-spot vibrators), so it’s best to do some exploring online, read reviews and determine which one might work best for you. And who says we need to be limited to just one?
Here are our picks of the best sex toys available in Australia right now.
Best Sex Toys For Women: Oral Sex Simulators
Far from your average vibrator, oral sex simulators do exactly as it sounds: they simulate the feeling of oral sex. There are actually two different types of oral sex simulators available: if you have a partner to play with, some sex toys can be attached to the tongue to enhance the oral sex experience. For solo play, there are vibrators for women specifically designed to mimic oral sensation.
LELO Ora 3 Clitoral Massager, $156 at CurrentBody.
Say hello to the world’s most intuitive oral sex simulator. With PreMotion Technology, the ORA 3 sex toy has a precise “pleasure nub” that works by vibrating and rotating, mimicking the movements of a tongue. With 12 different vibration settings to suit your preferences, this oral sex simulator is ergonomically designed, and made with premium, extra-soft silicone for a smooth touch.
Red Hot Rechargeable Silicone Flickering Tongue Vibrator, $89.95 at Lovehoney.
Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator, $169.95 at Lovehoney.
Best Sex Toys For Women: G-Spot Vibrators
If you are trying to learn the elusive art of female ejaculation (more commonly known as squirting), then g-spot vibrators are the sex toys to try. These curved vibrators have a bulbous head that will stimulate the sometimes hard to reach G-spot and take your orgasms to the next level. Combine a g-spot vibrator with clitoral stimulation and you’ll be shooting off into space. If you have a play partner, both you and your partner will be so unbelievably turned on by your squirt. And, if you are single, you deserve to enjoy the creme de la creme of orgasms these sex toys can offer.
The Double Entrendre, $95 at Frenchie.
Tiff Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator, $244, here.
Tracey Cox Supersex G-Spot Vibrator, $44.95 at Lovehoney.
Je Joue Dua V.2. Dual Stimulation Vibrator, $198.95 at Hardtofind.
Best Sex Toys For Women: Bullet Vibrators
A staple sex toy in Australia, the pocket rocket has earned its place in the clitoral vibrator Hall of Fame. Petite (usually 7.5cm – 13cm long), inexpensive and versatile, this is a great way to start your sex toy journey. With options that can be disguised as a necklace, lipstick or key charm these babies are so discreet you can take them anywhere and everywhere.
Mantric Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator, $79.95 at Lovehoney.
Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator, $24.95 at Lovehoney.
Best Sex Toys For Women: Vibrating Eggs
A sex toy growing in popularity, this is a small egg-shaped vibrator (similar to the bullet). You can easily slip this sex toy inside you and enjoy some kinky fun while you are out and about. Make sure you choose an egg with a remote control so you enjoy being at your partner’s mercy, with no idea when they will send you some sneaky vibration patterns.
Main Squeeze Heavy Double Kegel Balls, $26.95 at Lovehoney.
Best Sex Toys For Women: Traditional Vibrators
If you are ready for something bigger than a bullet, try the traditional vibrator for a longer, girthier version of the sex toy. Classic vibrators have a straight, slim, elegant shape and come in a range of tasteful colours and textures (think smooth, textured or ribbed). These sex toys for women are designed for inserting inside you (but still feel great against your clit). Usually around 4-8 inches long, this is Goldilocks’ choice (not too big, not too small, just right!). Traditional vibrators are very easy to use, with controls at the base and different settings to keep things interesting. These are a masterful combination of aesthetics and engineering with a hard plastic shell that intensifies its powerful vibrations.
LBDO Essensual Vibe, $149.95 at Adore Beauty.
Elixir Play Ruby, $129.95 at THE ICONIC.
Glow 10 Function Silicone Mini Classic Vibrator, $44.95 at Lovehoney.
Power Play 7 Function Classic Vibrator 6 Inch, $39.95 at Lovehoney.
Best Sex Toys For Women: Rabbit Vibrators
When these were invented, Christmas came early for women everywhere. These are on the best-selling models of sex toys for women in Australia, with unbelievable vibration settings. Rabbits provide clitoral stimulation while its round rotating shaft and massaging pearls vibrate intense pleasure to your g-spot and vagina. This is the gold standard, loved by women worldwide because they take pleasure to the next level with very little effort. The perfect sex toy solution when you’re feeling tired (but frisky) at the end of a busy day.
Elixir Play Amethyst, $139.95 at THE ICONIC.
Fifty Shades of Grey Greedy Girl G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator, $139.95 at Lovehoney.
Joy 10 Function Powerful G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator, $69.95 at Lovehoney.
Best Sex Toys For Women: Agent Provocateur X Lovehoney
Iconic lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has teamed with equally prominent sexual wellness retailer Lovehoney for an exclusive line of seriously chic sex toys. High quality, powerful and discreet there’s a toy everybody from a classic rabbit to the magic wand.
Agent Provocateur X Lovehoney Jitterbug Silicone Clitoral Vibrator, $169.95 at Lovehoney.
Agent Provocateur X Lovehoney Rumba Silicone Wand Vibrator, $199.95 at Lovehoney.
Agent Provocateur X Lovehoney Bunny-Hop Silicone Rabbit Vibrator, $224.95 at Lovehoney.
Best Sex Toys For Women: What are the different types of dildos (and which one is the best)?
Different strokes for different folks! There is not one single ‘best’ dildo but luckily, we have access to such a huge range of these types of sex toys, so you should be able to find one that suits you
Looks and feels like the real thing (including the veins, balls and everything!!). These have a suction cup base for handsfree fun and can also be used with a strap-on.
These hybrids will give you the best of both worlds for a pleasure-packed sex life.
These almost fall into the art category as a one-of-a-kind sculptures that are in your secret stash. These are rigid and super sensitive to temperature, so you can enjoy hot and cold sensations that don’t compare to any other sex toy.
Exactly as the name sounds, this can be shared in a steamy session or used for double penetration. A double penetration dildo is usually U shaped.
These are a wide range of anal dildos that can move the party to the back door. There is an anal dildo out there that every individual will love and is tailored to suit their entry level. Remember, if you are new to anal, start small and use lots of lube.
In a variety of textures, shapes and sizes the G-spot dildo has a curved tip to stimulate that mysterious G-spot.
The big kahuna – extra-long and thick, don’t try this one at home unless you are an experienced dildo user. Work your way up to these gradually.
Discreet sex toys – What are the different types and which ones are the best?
Discreet means different things to different people. Keeping your sex toy collection under wraps can be achieved with camouflage, small-sized toys and whisper-quiet vibrators.
If your sex toys blend in with everyday items, you can be the queen of discreet. The Womanizer 2Go clitoral vibrator looks just like a lipstick. Your Hitachi magic wand can be explained away as a personal massager for your sore shoulder (this excuse will only work on naive people though).
For something that you can leave lying around the Shiri Zinn iScream, and Shiri Zinn cupcakes look the part with a vibrator hidden inside. If you always want to keep your vibrator handy, then the Vesper Vibe doubles as an elegant pendant and mini vibrator.
Peace and quiet
Quiet vibrators are a godsend. If you don’t want your entire household hearing your sex toys it pays to invest in the high-end luxury brands. They use high-tech motors which are much quieter. There quite a few luxury brands on the market. A few you could check out are: Lelo, We-Vibe and Crave.
What types of sex toys are out there for couples?
The fun factor always increases when you have company. There are some fantastic interactive sex toys to include your significant other in your playtime, or you can just include each other when you play with your existing toys. If he wants his own toys, Japanese brand Tenga has a great range of toys for men and couples.
Interactive couples toys
The most well-known sex toy in the market for couples’ play is the we-vibe. Worn by her, this toy has a G-spot vibrator and clitoral stimulator. Your partner can control the vibrations via a mobile phone app or remote control. This could be fun to wear out to dinner or to the shops, you will never know which one its ten vibration modes is going to hit you next (or where). You can also keep this inside you for intercourse to spice things up. Just make sure you have inserted it correctly as there is nothing more annoying than it is slipping out halfway through.
When you are playing games and giving your partner full control, connectivity with most of the toys can be an issue. Try to use apps that don’t rely on Bluetooth if you can because Bluetooth connectivity can be a big pain (and can change the mood from frisky to frustrated in no time). If your partner loves watching cam-models, Lovense has a range of different toys that he can control from afar (as happens on some of the live cam sites) with powerful vibrations and good battery life.
Of course, penis rings are another great choice for both parties to be worn during intercourse for extra clitoral stimulation for her, and to make things more enjoyable for him.
Ben wa balls
For a bit of stimulation with the bonus of strengthening up the Kegel muscles inserting some vibrating (or non-vibrating) ben wa balls can be a good foreplay option.
If you want to enjoy more different sex positions, then Wedge and Ramp sex furniture is a tool that you can use to help give a bit more support. As for recommending which is the best toy for couples, again it’s all about personal choice. No matter what your experience, keep reading reviews to ensure your sex toys are of reasonable quality.
Different types of anal sex toys
There are loads of anal sex toys available. The most common ones are anal beads and butt plugs. It’s important to choose a toy that matches your experience level and always start small.
Remember, the more lube the better. Most anal lubes are silicone-based, which is a thicker, longer-lasting lubricant. The only downside is that silicone lubricant cannot be used with silicone toys or latex condoms. To be safe, choose a water-based lube and make sure that you reapply it often.
Also known as anal pearls, these are chains of beads in varying sizes that you or your partner insert into your anus during foreplay or sex. They give incredible sensations and are meant to be slowly removed at climax for intense, full body orgasms.
Anal Training Kits
These are a great idea for beginners to prepare yourself for anal sex. They usually consist of butt plugs that increase in size. Start with the smallest one and work your way up as you become comfortable.
These bulb-shaped sex toys are inserted into the anus and a designed to be worn for a short time before sex. These also stretch you out before anal play. There are so many to choose from, remember to start small if you are a beginner.
Special vibrators designed for anal play for more stimulation. Some come with extra perks like a penis ring for him.
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