Shopping for vibrators? We’ve rounded up great ones to start with, from the practical to cute to remote-controlled and downright kinky.
As everyone across the globe stays home to combat the COVID-19 virus and abide by social-distancing rules, it appears that more people are turning to self-pleasure to occupy their time while in quarantine or in Singapore’s case, during the circuit breaker and Phase 1.
American condom manufacturer, Trojan, recently did a survey that revealed 36 per cent of adults aged between 18 and 24 have been masturbating more since social-distancing and quarantine measures were put in place in the USA.
Sex toys companies such as Lovense have also seen an increase in sales. In fact, the company’s CEO, Dan Liu, said that March was the second-best performing month in terms of sales revenue in the history of the company!
Similarly, Wow Tech, a company that designs and manufactures sex toys has shared that they’ve seen a recent increase in sales one of their leading vibrators, the Womanizer. In Singapore, there was a 12% increase above its projected sales numbers from January to March this year.
So, if you’re looking to purchase a vibrator of your own, we’ve got a list of new vibrators for beginners and for couple play if you’re far away from your boo.
Iroha Mini By Tenga
A lot of us know Tenga by the masturbator cups they make for men and how they were taken off the shelves in select Don Don Donki outlets in Singapore, but did you know, the company also has a female self-care subsidiary called Iroha that makes adorable looking vibrators?
Meet the Iroha Mini, a brightly-coloured a palm-sized pleasure unit that packs a punch. Trust us, it might look small but this little toy gives off powerful vibrations and can sit in plain sight because it looks nothing like your traditional vibrators! Battery-operated and waterproof, the Mini comes in three shades and has just one vibration mode—perfect for beginners who want a fuss-free toy. The only downside is that it’s not as quiet as we would have hoped for discreet solo play, so make sure you’re using this at night, when you’re confident everyone else in the house is asleep.
If you’re looking to purchase, you’ll be glad to know that discreet packaging is available for most of Iroha’s retailers in Singapore.
The VM Mini By Vibus Maximus
You’ll be hard pressed to find a vibrator that’s tinier than this. Measuring just 6.5cm and fitting nicely in your palm, this little bullet could be mistaken for a tampon. You can easily stow it in your drawer, toiletries bag, or a corner of a shelf, and carry it around without anyone noticing.
For such a sleek, USB-chargeable product, it comes with 10 vibration modes (10!!) for you to experiment with. ~Good times ahead~ The VM Mini is made with silky smooth food-grade silicone and waterproof, so it’s safe to bring it into the shower.
The product is delivered in a nondescript white poly mailer bag.
The Lush 2 By Lovense
The Lush 2 is an improved version of the first ever Lush toy that gained significant popularity online back in 2015. And honestly, we can see why it was so popular. We immediately liked the striking hot pink shade that it comes in and the fact that it doesn’t quite look like your traditional wearable vibrator.
One of the quietest vibrators around, the Lush 2 is inserted vaginally, making it the perfect accompaniment to solo play. You can even use it in public, just make sure to wait after the circuit breaker is over. It’s waterproof as well so you can use it in the shower too.
The Lush 2 can be controlled via Bluetooth through an app so couples quarantining apart at the moment can have heaps of fun without even having to meet. Through the app, you can sync your Lush 2 to music and set your own preferred vibrations patterns. The love egg is said to last up to three hours and will take about 70 minutes to charge fully via its USB charger.
In addition to this, each product comes with a one-year warranty and its website has all the information you need to set up your Lush 2 and pair it with the app on your phone. The company has also assured that items bought directly will come in a discreet brown box so you don’t have to worry about having an awkward experience with your mailman.
Released in January 2020 this year, the We-Vibe Chorus is a sex toy specifically made for couples in mind. Inserted vaginally, the toy can be used during sex, stimulating the G-spot and clitoris at the same time. Its 10 vibration modes can be controlled through a uniquely crafted remote and the brand’s We-Connect app.
Unlike remotes that rely solely on buttons for control, the We-Vibe Chorus’ remote can be squeezed to increase the intensity of the vibrations; which can be fun if you enjoy letting your partner take the lead! The We-Vibe chorus also has touch-sense functionality that changes in vibrations when you touch or move against its sensor.
Besides being waterproof, this rechargeable vibrator comes with a seriously sleek casing that lets you charge both the vibrator and remote at the same time.
Delivery packages are also discreet.
Said to be the world’s first sex toy with Pleasure Air Technology, the Womanizer is a vibrator that’s not quite traditional by any means. Instead of relying purely on vibration patterns, the Womanizer has a Smart Silence head that creates gentle suctions using air and offers soft vibrations to lead its user towards an orgasm.
To use it, spread your labia apart slightly and place the head of the Womanizer directly over the clitoris to start stimulating. The great thing about this sex toy is that it doesn’t start working until it comes into contact with your skin so, if you’re looking to be discreet about your solo play, this toy is great for you. Also, because of the fact that the vibrations don’t come into contact with your clitoris as directly, you won’t get that overstimulated feeling.
Easy to use, we reckon the Womanizer is perfect for beginners. The toy lasts for up to four hours and is rechargeable through a magnetic USB charger. Finally, the Womanizer is also waterproof and comes with 12 intensity levels for the Premium version and 8 intensity levels for the Classic version to suit your needs.
Shipping for the Womanizer is also discreet and replacement heads can be bought online too.
Iroha Temari By Tenga
Think it looks like an ornament? We wouldn’t blame you! Seriously, the first time we laid eyes on the patterns on the Temari, we couldn’t believe it was a vibrator.
Much like the Mini we talked about earlier, the Temari is a straight-forward and noninvasive vibrator. Using the Temari couldn’t be any easier, simply cycle through its six vibration modes by pressing the button located on its underside. According to Tenga, it designed the Temari’s outer casing to reduce the amount of vibration you feel on your hands so you’re no longer distracted by the motor’s sound while enjoying some solo play. The Temari is rechargeable and lasts for up to 90 minutes.
We have to say, the ease of use and the fact that it looks inconspicuous makes this entry from Tenga a great choice for beginners looking to purchase their first sex toy.
Additional text: Estelle Low
A version of this article first appeared on www.cleo.com.sg.