(Allure) There’s one gift that never goes out of style: orgasms. If you’re in a relationship and looking to increase both pleasure and intimacy, a sex toy created with partner sex in mind is sure to be a mutually beneficial present. From powerful wands to penis rings that will make you wonder what you did without them, these toys offer a range of prices and purposes. (Just make sure your boo opens this gift alone with you rather than in front of friends or family.)
The infamous We-Vibe Sync is designed for a person with a vagina to wear during partnered sex: It’s U-shaped to stimulate both the clit and the sensitive front wall of the vagina. When worn during penetrative sex, if the person doing the humping has a penis, they will feel the vibrations on their head and shaft as well. It stays in snugly, so feel free to switch positions. If you’re in a long-distance relationship or with someone who often travels, this sex toy allows you to experience each other’s pleasure from afar with the We-Connect app. The technology lets you control the speed and vibrations of the toy remotely, making Skype sex that much spicier.
Dame Products Eva
The Eva hands-free clitoral vibrator looks like an adorable butterfly, only it’s here to help you come your face off. Eva’s wings nestle in the labia so that the toy stays put while you get it on. As sex therapist Holly Richmond points out to Allure, our partners find it hot AF when we touch ourselves and we shouldn’t feel self-conscious about needing to touch ourselves to get off. And while wearing Eva, you can use your fingers to explore other erogenous zones of your body as well as your partner’s, such as the nipples.
Satisfyer Partner Whale
Satisfyer’s waterproof partner vibrator looks like a whale and works in the bathtub for splashing fun. It hugs the body, providing both internal and external stimulation. Pair this gift with a promise that you’ll travel somewhere warm together. Squirters beware: Satisfyer products pack a punch, so the vibrating waves may create waves of your own.
Doc Johnson iWand
Wand vibrators, such as the iconic Hitachi, are an ideal third for partnered sex. Why? The long handle allows for easy maneuvering to pleasure the clitoris or another erogenous zone. This take on the magic wand from Doc Johnson warms up as it gets you off, creating a welcome companion for the colder months. Give it to your partner so you can use it together or they can keep themselves snuggly while you’re away.
Je Joue Mio
Penises tend to be underserved in the sex toy market. If you’re dating someone who has one, show them you’ve got their needs covered with this vibrating cock ring. Cock rings sit at the base of the penis and can prolong erections by restricting blood flow. The Je Joue Mio vibrates, sending sensations all along the shaft and down the testicles for pleasure that resonates to the entire body. This cock ring can be worn alone or during penetrative sex and will basically turn your partner’s penis into a vibrating flesh dildo. Score!
Tenga SVR Vibrator
Speaking of rings, the SVR vibrator from Tenga slides around your finger. Regardless of how you feel about marriage, wearing this ring will heighten your intimacy: Placing your hands all over someone is already sexy, and the SVR gives you the vibrating touch of a sex god. This toy isn’t just for the clitoris (although it can certainly lead to an orgasm when applied there). “This can be used on perineums [the skin between the anus and the scrotum or vulva] or even on nipples,” says sex therapist Chris Donaghue. “Its size and durability make it great for travel as well, which is when couples often have the time and space for the best sex of their lives.”
Liberator Heart Wedge
When it comes to pleasure product gifts, a sex pillow such as the Liberator Heart Wedge may seem like a less obvious choice than a vibrator. Once you and your partner try one of these pillows, though, you’ll wonder how you did without it. During penetrative sex, the receiving partner angles their body by lying on the wedge, allowing the giving partner to target the prostate or the vagina’s super sensitive front wall (also called the G-spot). The pillow is water-resistant, so come and squirt away. And it has such a pretty heart shape, you may want to leave it out even when you’re not on top of it.
Lelo TIANI™ 2
The Lelo TIANI™ 2 is another take on partnered vibrators meant to be worn by someone with a vagina during sex. If you can afford it and are feeling extra generous, skip jewelry and give your partner the Karat gold version.
The shape-shifting Crescendo does it all. If you can’t decide between all the different toys out there, choose this adjustable piece from MysteryVibe. The vibrator can be worn flat against the body or bent into a U-shape for both external and internal pleasure. Explore all the ways the toy bends during a partnered session, then rest assured your partner will have many ways to occupy themselves when you’re not around.