Sex with your partner should never become a chore, so what can you add to create more spice to those most intimate of moments?
We’ve all been there. After a while sleeping with the same person, things can get a little stale. The same positions. The same bedroom. The same routines.
Thankfully, sex toys and even sex apps are available in their hundreds to help couples going through dry spells, and we’re here to encourage their use.
Sexual wellbeing can have a knock-on effect on your mental and physical health, whilst bringing that much-needed sense of harmony and confidence to your relationship. So, why wouldn’t you be open to a new sex toy to help maintain the lust? The very subject of toys may be an embarrassing one, the fact of the matter is, almost everyone owns one or has used one at some point in their life, so it’s time to ignore the stigma attached to them.
Right now you can buy thoughtfully designed sex aides that maximise pleasure, are easy on the eye and above all, are super affordable. Take a look at some of best sex toys for couples available right now, catering to those buying their first item or those adding to a growing collection.
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Price: From $6
Customer Reviews: “So this was the first toy I bought and it was one of the best investments I’ve made. LIFE CHANGING.”
Lovehoney first set up in 2002 when Neal Slateford and Richard Longhurst decided they’d had enough of the seedy, porn-orientated image associated with the sex toy industry. Now their business helps couples enjoy a healthy sex life with a comprehensive range that includes everything from vibrating cock rings to the Fifty Shades of Grey Playbox – all at super affordable prices.
Price: From $65
Customer Reviews: “Reliable and doesn’t disappoint, one of the best by far.”
We-Vibe are the masters of mixing cutting-edge science and sexual pleasure, with a wide range of couples and solo products. Their ergonomic designs are easy and comfortable to use, exemplified by the six million units they have sold worldwide. The We-Vibe Sync and Chorus couples vibrators are two of the most popular dual sex toys on the market today.
Price: From $99
Customer Reviews: “I bought this product without any expectations, but wow, it’s great, my life has taken on a new meaning.”
On the go since 2003, Sweden’s LELO has been helping couples get the most out of their most intimate moments with sex aides that could almost double up as ornaments! One of their best sellers is the TINAI, a product that massages all the right places and comes with three different power modes.
Price: From $30
Customer Reviews: “I highly highly recommend, and the price is amazing for what you get. Just do it you will not regret it.”
Sexual wellness is the concept behind Satisfyer. The German company find the right balance between quality and price. They have so much confidence in their designs that they come with a 15-year warranty. Their Double Joy and Double Fun models are ideal for couples, and are even usable with a practical app!
Price: From $12
Customer Reviews: “I don’t usually write reviews. But I am very very impressed with this. What a steal! Gets the job done to say the least. Love it! My last product from Jimmyjane lasted 10 years! I’m excited for this one!”
San Francisco’s Jimmy Jane is one of the leaders in high-end, design orientated sex toys. As well as standard dual vibrators they also have a kinkier range that includes light whips, soft handcuffs and masks. You can even get the Fascination Set which offers a little bit of everything should you want to get more spontaneous!
Price: From $6
Customer Reviews: “This game is so much fun and definitely a great icebreaker to a fun adventure. We introduced this game at our swingers party and everyone truly enjoyed this one as a warm up to a good night of fun fun fun…”
The wonderfully named Pink Cherry comes straight out of Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps! They distribute everything from bondage kits and vibrators to bondage tape and whips. Yes, they are exactly what you would expect from a Las Vegas sex shop, and that’s a big part of their appeal.
Price: From $22
Customer Reviews: “Really fun. Get some food and drink, close all the shades in your house (don’t know where you will end up), and spend a glorious afternoon/evening/morning/night with a fun game.”
Sex Educator Joani Blank first founded Good Vibrations in San Francisco all the way back in 1977. The store was originally set up to teach women about sexual pleasure and how to get the best out of their experiences alone or with their partners. Men quickly jumped on (in more ways than one!) and today they cater for blokes, women, and couples.
Price: From $6
Customer Reviews: “Awesome well priced product good quality and fun.”
Wild Secrets is one of the biggest online retailers for pleasure products in Australia and New Zealand, with over 10,000 items on their site. As well as a comprehensive range of couples sex toys they also offer sexy lingerie and costumes to spice up those nights in. They’re also very competitive in terms of price, and their location means (discreet) shipping arrives the next day.
With a Passion
Price: From $10
Customer Reviews: “A beautifully looking and incredibly well made piece of kit!”
The British are renowned for being a reserved bunch when it comes to their sex lives, but With A Passion is looking to put a stop to that. They offer loads of different sex toys and ‘sexessories’ from couples vibrators to sex rings. They also have a handy ‘how to use’ section so that novices can get the best out of their newfound pleasure gadgets!
US sex toy e-tailer, Sinclair Institute are well aware that a healthy sex life equals a healthy relationship. Their vast, yet quite kinky range has enough depth to cater for those looking to experiment for the first time or couples wanting to step it up a notch in the bedroom. If you want to go a little old school you can even purchase porn DVDs!
Price: From $92
Customer Reviews: “Very pleased with this, wish I had discovered it years ago!”
Fleshlight came to the world’s attention in 1998. It was the name first given to an artificial vagina design by a gent called Steve Shubin for discrete sperm collection. Although artificial vaginas are still very much at the heart of Fleshlight today, they are a lot more pleasure focused and even tailorable for different sizes and needs!
Price: From $69
Customer Reviews: “Lovelife has done it again! 5 stars!”
French-American designer Mathieu Pung has brought the world of art and design into the sex industry via Lovelife. He’s come up with a whole bunch of well-created, unique products that help couples push all the right buttons at an affordable price. As well as his and hers vibrators you can also snap up a pair of Panty Vibe vibrating panties.
Adam & Eve
Adam and Eve originally started out 45 years ago, with Tim Harvey and Dr Timothy Black providing mail-order health care and sex education material to third world countries. Now, as well as a thriving online business, Adam and Eve also have a chain of stores where they sell everything from sex furniture and position aides to penis rings and massage lotions.
Shop in Private
Price: From $25
Customer Reviews: “Great quality from packaging to product. Definitely recommend it!”
Tom and Lisa Nardone decided to put their business and marketing expertise into their own online store, Shop In Private in 1998 and haven’t looked back since. They’ proudly claim to be the most private service around and have a huge range of products for couples as well as medicinal solutions for erectile dysfunction or tight vagina.
Price: From $8
Customer Reviews: “Arrived fast, works as designed. ”
With over 100 brands, more than 3000 products and 5 million worldwide sales, Sexy Avenue is an ideal choice for your first couples sex toy. They have a great range of intuitive guides that help you maximise pleasure and reduce any awkwardness when things get started. There’s even a section for books and games to make sure that everything stays as fun and pleasurable as possible.
Price: From $219
Customer Reviews: “Work as expected. Great product and good value for money.”
Based between Amsterdam’s main business and red-light districts, it seems apt that Kiiroo has found that balance between success and pleasure. They’ve been leading the way in the sex tech/teledildonics industry since 2013. Their range of products actually let you digitally interact with your partner without even touching!
Adult Toy Mega Store
Price: From $14
Customer Reviews: “Excellent quality, feels great on the skin, doesn’t chafe. Definitely a must-have for couples.”
A one-stop-shop for everything sex in Australia and New Zealand, Adult Toy Megastore do the lot. They have over 8000 products from more than 45 brands. So whether you’re simply after a comfortable condom, some sexy lingerie or new bondage ropes, you’ll find it all and more here.