15 Best Luxury Sex Toys That Are Worth the Investment
Thanks to an explosion of new brands and products, the best luxury sex toys aren't hard to find. Buying premium dildos, butt plugs, and the best vibrators is easier and more transparent than ever—and brands like Lelo, We-Vibe, Dame, and MysteryVibe are here to take your sexcapades to the next level.
In this case, we’ll define “luxury sex toys” as larger devices (like rabbit vibrators and suction toys) that usually cost more than $100 and smaller devices (like bullet vibrators) that usually cost more than $60. (We suggest you snap them up ASAP if you happen to catch any on sale for less than that.) There’s absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying cheap sex toys, to be clear, but when you’re ready to invest in something sturdier, longer-lasting, or more versatile, high-end toys are the answer.
What features make luxury sex toys worth the money?
Any toy can make solo time and partnered play better, explains Javay Frye-Nekrasova, MEd, a Lovehoney sex expert. “The human body is only capable of so much, and bringing sex toys into the mix really expands the possibilities and the pleasure that can be experienced,” she says. But why are some options so much more expensive than others?
“When it comes to luxury or more pricey toys, there’s a good chance that what you’re paying for is quality,” says Lisa Finn, a sex educator and Babeland brand manager. “Premium materials like stainless steel and pure silicone are more expensive to produce, the latest and most innovative tech costs more to design and execute, and often these toys will be covered by manufacturer’s warranties so that, if something does happen to your sexy investment piece, you’re covered against any possible defects.”
Soft, skinlike silicone is one of the most popular materials for luxury sex toys, and both experts agree it’s worth investing in. Look for the term “medical grade” in product descriptions to confirm you’re getting something truly high-end. Silicone is also nonporous, which means it won’t trap bacteria after being cleaned, making it “one of the safest and healthiest materials you can use,” Frye-Nekrasova says. Stainless steel and BPA-free plastics are other body-safe, durable materials to try, Finn notes.
Under the hood, your pick is likely just as premium. Rechargeable vibrators outdo battery-operated options, Frye-Nekrasova explains, because they’re easier to keep charged (and you won’t have to raid your TV remote if you run out of juice just before climaxing). Some of the best luxury vibrators use magnetic charging, Frye-Nekrasova says, because the lack of ports helps keep them waterproof (meaning you can enjoy them during bath or shower sex as well).
“Sex tech is constantly improving on itself,” Finn says. Just like your smartphone, the latest vibrators are also getting more advanced. Want one that pairs with your mobile devices? No problem. Looking for a vibe that'll thrust or heat? You've got it. More sophisticated designs charge a premium, but they're worth it if you want to explore the variety these toys can offer.
How can you maintain luxury sex toys?
No one wants their brand-new vibrator to break down after only a few uses, and while plenty of luxury sex toys are covered by warranty, upkeep is required. When you unbox your toy, fight the urge to instantly throw away the little instruction manual it comes with. “Note any recommendations on care and cleaning, whether or not your toy is waterproof, how long to charge it to keep the battery at optimal performance, and any other unique features,” Finn recommends.
Wash your toy according to the instructions before and after each use, both experts say, to keep it (and your sexual health) in top shape. Plenty of luxury sex toys come with storage bags or cases, so use those to protect your purchase from dust, scratches, and contaminants. Whenever you charge your toy, make sure you use the cord it came with; using the wrong one could end up damaging the battery, Frye-Nekrasova explains, as could leaving the toy on the charger for an extended period of time.
Although you can opt to use your vibrator without personal lubricant, a little bit of slip never hurts. When you use lube, though, pay attention to materials, Frye-Nekrasova warns: Water-based lube is safe to use with all toys, but silicone-based lube can actually cause silicone toys to break down. (If something does happen to your toy, make sure you keep your warranty information on hand, along with a copy of your receipt, Finn recommends.)
Now that you know what to look for, these are the very best luxury sex toys to add to your collection, from picks with six motors to vibes worthy of Goldfinger.
Our top picks
- Best Overall: Lelo Gigi 2, $119
- Best for Couples: We-Vibe Sync 2, $149
- Best for Solo Play: Womanizer Premium 2, $196
- Best Hands-Free: Dame Eva, $135
- Best Dildo: Njoy Pure Wand, $72
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