In an effort to flatten the curve and reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Australia, we’re being told to stay at home and practice social distancing. Necessary, yes, but these measures do mean that dating and our social interactions, in general, need to come second — but you can still come first.
Right now, sex toy sales are on the rise, presumably because everyone’s spending so much time at home with nothing more appealing to do than get themselves off. Recently, the parent company of Womanizer and We-Vibe and world leader in intimate pleasure products, WOW tech, reported a drastic increase in sales.
“WOW Tech assumes that the need for high-quality individual masturbation increases as couples are less available to see each other due to quarantines increases, and people are less likely to use hook up apps as a precaution,” the company says.
So if you’ve been looking for your next excuse to splash out and treat yourself with a shiny new dildo, vibrator, and/or the like, then let this pandemic be your cue. Here, we’re bringing you five phenomenal sex toys on the market right now.
Ladies, if you only purchase just one sex toy in your whole life, let it be this one. The Womanizer Premium utilises the patented Pleasure Air™ Technology exclusive to the Womanizer brand.
With gentle pulses of air that mimic a sucking feel, the toy has been found in internal studies to help women achieve orgasm in 30 seconds. What’s more, the clitoral stimulator has 12 intensity levels, is waterproof, and is whisper-quiet, making it ideal for those in shared living situations. In fact, it doesn’t even start doing its thing until the suction head is touching your skin.
Sexologist Chantelle Otten claims it’s her favourite. “It’s just toooo good to be true,” she says.
Buy it here for $299.95.
Ideal for both solo use and for couples together and apart, the Chorus is the latest innovation from We-Vibe, the pleasure brand behind the top-selling couples vibrator in the world.
“With an internal arm which thrums against the G-spot and vibrates against the penis, and an external arm which vibrates against the clitoris, this all-rounder is perfect for blended orgasms for women. Men, meanwhile, get to feel the vibrations throughout penetration — fun for everyone,” the brand says.
And while it’s fab for couples in isolation together, the Chorus is also designed for pairs in separate quarantine zones. The toy uses ‘handsfree’ technology with innovative sensors that can be programmed to react to body movements, and while vibrations can be controlled with its squeeze remote, your partner can also control the device remotely from the We-Connect app.
Buy it here for $299.
This sweet-looking little Limon vibrates only as hard as you squeeze it, making it a rather intuitive piece of sex tech that’s both subtle and effective.
It also has the ability to record and playback your personalised pleasure pattern, though such advanced technology never looked so cute and discreet.
Ideal for both solo use and in couple or group settings, it’s rechargeable with a battery life of around an hour and produces a deep circular vibration rather than an aggressive buzz.
Buy it here for US $99.
We have on good authority that this product is both effective as a pleasure piece and deep tissue body massager, which is key in these WFH times when many of us are working off dining tables not set up according to ergonomic standards, which results in back pain.
Describes as “the most advanced (and powerful) cordless massager ever”, the cordless We-Vibe wand comes with playful attachments and with ‘Smart Silence’ technology, it can sense when the wand is close to your skin — turning the vibrations on when you’re ready to off when you pull it away.
Buy it here for $269.
Described as unisex and universal, and “perfect for all genders and orientations”, the Crescendo can be bent and flexed to form a variety of shapes, and with six motors that vibrate independently, it’s able to offer a personalised pleasure experience.
With the MysteryVibe app, you can create your own vibration patterns then sync with Bluetooth. Even better, it’s waterproof and wirelessly charged via a port.
Get it here for $214.12.