While some people have used their time in quarantine to work on their fitness or to learn a new hobby, others have been spending the last few months on matters more close at hand.
Adult toys retailers have reported sales spikes of more than 600% on certain products since lockdown orders resulting from the coronavirus pandemic were first put in place last March. Aside from the lack of human interaction (to say nothing of human touch), retailers believe the time alone at home has encouraged people to be more experimental when it comes to their sexual proclivities.
A recent survey from the Japanese sex and wellness company, TENGA, found that one in ten Kenyans say they have been using at least one sex toy specifically purchased for use during quarantine. More than 60% say they plan to continue increased use of their sex toys post-pandemic, and 20% say their views on using sex toys have become more positive while in quarantine.
“During these unprecedented times with many of us stuck at home and with so much uncertainty, overall stress and anxiety levels have risen to unprecedented levels, leaving many craving relief, even if just temporary,” says Jamie Leventhal, founder, and CEO of the sex toy company, plusOne. Plus, he adds: “It’s been proven that orgasms help to melt stress away.”
1. Rabbit Lily Vibrator
Adult toy site Ella Paradis says sales of its Better Love “Rabbit Lily” vibrator have tripled since March. A rep for Ella Paradis says the Rabbit Lily has sold more units than any other product on its site, even outselling the ever-popular Womanizer Premium vibrator. One possible reason: the Rabbit Lily’s ease of use, with ten different speed modes to help even beginners ease into the sensation, plus a grippy handle and comfortable, waterproof surface.
2. Satisfyer Pro 2
The most popular item from Pink Cherry has been the Satisfyer Pro 2 vibrator. A rep for the site says the Satisfyer increased a whopping 679% from March to July 2020, compared to the same period last year. “It took us months to get the Satisfyer Pro 2 back in stock,” she says, “and I know we lost sales due to not having it.”
3. Paloqueth G-spot Rabbit Vibrator
This rabbit vibrator provides dual stimulation for a powerful, blended orgasm. Its design is buttery and smooth with a longer head that’s contoured to make contact with your G-spot and vibrating ears that stimulate your clit.
4. Two-in-one sex toy
A two-in-one sex toy, because that’ll give you the best of BOTH worlds and focus on your G-spot *and* clitoris with one easy-to-use, U-shaped tool. It’s highly flexible and durable so you can adjust it to your body perfectly, which is great because you’ll want to explore its 10 vibration and suction modes ASAP.
5. Magic Wand
Pink Cherry says the “Magic Wand” has been the next most popular item after the Satisfyer, with the rep telling Rolling Stone that the straight-forward vibrator has seen sales increase by 525% over this time last year.
6. Flexible internal vibrator
A flexible internal vibrator that’ll teach all of us how small can actually really pack a big punch. Its curved design allows you to focus on *both* your G-spot and clitoris while enjoying its 10 speeds and patterns. AND it lasts up to two hours.
7. Rotating Tongue Simulator
A circular oral sex simulator to recreate the real deal, if not a *better* version, thanks to its firm and precise rotating motion and intuitive vibration patterns. I do believe your entire day now involves this.
For women who will settle for nothing less than award-winning oral sex, ORA™ 3 allows you to melt into a moment of genuine bliss. PreMotion™ Technology uses more firm and precise nub rotating motion, for 25% faster real-feeling oral stimulation. The pleasure nub rotates and vibrates, like a tongue, but better. The world’s most intuitive oral sex simulator offers a sensation of oral sex that will have you coming back time and time again.
8. PlusOne Massaging Bullet
“Sexual wellness brand,” plusOne says its sales have grown as much as 236% at certain retailers, with the company’s “Vibrating Bullet” and its dual vibrating massager being clear bestsellers. The Bullet is a just-larger-than-lipstick-sized vibrator that’s discreet enough to be tucked away from prying eyes but delivers an impressive ten vibration settings in a waterproof package.
9. Doc Johnson butt plugs
A series of Doc Johnson butt plugs in various shapes and sizes (and ridge designs) so you can find one that’s *justtttt* right for your preferences.
10. MysteryVibe Crescendo
MysteryVibe says sales of its Crescendo vibrator have been up 227% year over year. This soft, bendable vibrator can be controlled manually with your hand, or through an app, and MysteryVibe says it’s great for men, women, and couples. Its flexible design allows you to experiment with more positions, while the accompanying app frees up your hands for play or lets your partner control the sensations for you, even if he or she happens to be quarantining separately.
11. Womanizer Premium Clitoral Stimulator
A stimulator for exploring its 12 intensity (!!!!) levels and clitoris-stimulating technology ’til the cows come home. It’s waterproof and even comes with an autopilot mode so you can lay back and relax (in the best way possible).
Taking everything women love about the original Womanizer vibrator two steps further, the Womanizer Premium clit stimulator is a lady-pleasing triumph. Designed from the ground up to give you a better, more intense orgasm, the Womanizer Premium has a Smart Silence feature that keeps playing sessions discreet, using Pleasure Air Technology to keep you feeling satisfied again and again—and again and again and again.
12. PlusONE Vibrating Ring
Another best-selling toy for men, this snug-fitting ring (a rep for plusONE called it a “Cring”) helps to enhance your man’s size while adding sensual vibrations for both partners. The ring is made of super stretchy silicone for fit and comes with ten different vibration settings. A single charge of its battery gets you up to two hours of fun.
13. Desire Luxury Rechargeable Remote Control Love Egg Vibrator
A remote control egg vibrator that’ll ~hatch~ the idea in your mind that fingers will just never compare to this bb’s eight patterns of waves and pulses, as well as 12 (!!!) levels of adjustable intensities.
Silken silicone envelops the Desire Remote Control Love Egg, offering you unrivalled sensuality and stimulation. Spoil yourself or your partner with the blissful sensations of its 8 patterns of waves and pulses and 12 levels of adjustable intensity.
Whisper-quiet and wirelessly operated, your egg has been designed for both intimate exploration at home and amorous adventures at large. A generous cord ensures quick and simple removal once play has reached its gratifying conclusion.
14. Laya II
Popular sex toy site, Babeland, lists this German-designed vibrator as one of its best-sellers. The site says the Laya II is the perfect vibe for first-time vibrator users, with a unique contoured shape that better caresses and stimulates erogenous zones on both him and her. The palm-sized device is fully waterproof, rechargeable, and features four speeds and six patterns. A 60-minute charge will provide up to an hour of playtime.
15. Je Joue Ami Kegel Balls
A set of Kegel balls for proving all good things come to those who wait (and practice). They’ll help strengthen your PC muscles, which in turn will lead to more intense climaxes. Win, win, WIN.
Achieve stronger orgasms and wonderful G-spot stimulation with the help of Ami. Je Joue, one of the most innovative sex toy designers on the market, brings us a set of three PC muscle exercise toys: Ami 1, with its lightweight and round shape; Ami 2, with its double-ball shape and medium weight; and Ami 3, with its small double-ball shape and heavy (yet perfectly balanced) weight.
Exercise your way through the set of three to build up kegel muscle strength, increase orgasmic sensation, decrease incontinence, and stimulate the G-spot.
Tug lightly on the string while the Ami is inserted for resistance, or wear it around the house to multi-task your kegel exercises! Especially useful for pregnant or post-birth women.
16. Eva II Hands-Free Vibrator
A powerful hands-free vibrator to use alone or with a partner is an easy way to shake up your routine. Its unique, flexible wings nestle under the labia, while the rest of it simultaneously delivers wave after wave of pleasurable vibrations to your clitoris. Not to mention it’s pretty…cute?
Nothing screams “hands-free” like Dame Products’ sophisticate Eva II. The toy’s Flexi-wings will cling securely to your labia, giving you a bit (okay, much more than a bit) of buzz during your next penetrative romp.