SEXPERT Alix Fox reveals the latest and greatest erotic toys and tools to take your love life to the next level.
From vibrators and erotic audio to luxury sex toys and penis rings, these six products will bring plenty of spice to your bedroom.
Sexpert Alix Fox reveals the latest and greatest erotic toys and tools to take your love life to the next level
1. RUBY GLOW BLUSH
- £89.99, Therubyglow.com
The original Ruby Glow was invented by erotic author Tabitha Rayne, who wanted a vibrator she could sit on while at her desk, keeping her fingers free to type naughty novels.
The updated Blush model is a work of steamy, dreamy genius. It still provides ride-on raunchiness when slotted into its recharging cradle, but now the wavy wand also pops out so you can use it as a hand-held toy.
Plus, it comes with a remote control, so your lover can be boss of the buzz.
Forget diamonds being a girl’s best friend – the Ruby is a versatile gem that gives a whole lot of bang for your buck.
2. HOO RAA WAKE THE NEIGHBOURS CBD LOVE LOTION
- £30, Wearehooraa.com
CBD has an A-Z of sexual benefits. Extracted from cannabis plants, it can help reduce anxiety and make you feel more relaxed – and ready to get randy (although don’t worry, it won’t get your down-low parts high unless it contains the compound THC, which isn’t legal in UK products except in trace amounts).
It’s anti-inflammatory, so can soothe soreness and aches, plus it can increase blood flow to erogenous zones, heightening sensitivity.
This is one of my preferred picks from the huge range of CBD lubes now available, although I recommend getting expert advice from Thecbdconsultancy.com if you have specific issues you want help with.
- £111.95 (+ £38 per year to subscribe to an audio erotica library), Cloudclimax.com
We’re used to tracking our daily steps, but there’s a big trend towards sex tech at the moment: advanced erotic products that sync with apps, gather data about your horny habits or even allow you to interact with virtual-reality pornography (check out The Handy for a wild sex toy for guys, Thehandy.com).
But a lot of the technology is gimmicky – I don’t think anyone really needs to know how many calories they’re burning as they orgasm, or what temperature their willy is, unless it’s on fire!
In contrast, Vibease is a genuinely amazing, imaginative bit of sex-tech kit.
This wearable panty vibrator is programmed to pulsate along with an ever-growing library of X-rated audiobooks, so as the erotic story gets more full-on, the toy’s quivers and quakes increase, so that you reach your climax in time with the sexy tale.
4. SATISFYER ELASTIC JOY
- £44.95, Satisfyer.com
Just like there are companies that make more affordable duplicates of famous perfumes and cosmetics, Satisfyer is known for making cheaper dupes of expensive, celebrity-endorsed sex toys – and they’re good.
You get top performance without paying top dollar.
If you want a clitoral suction toy that won’t suck your bank account dry, I highly recommend this brand, along with Romp toys – its little sister line of Womanizer sex toys, loved by Lily Allen.
The Elastic Joy is one of Satisfyer’s more original designs, and it’s a corker, too. It can be bent and flexed into all sorts of shapes to create a penis ring or nipple-pincher – there are tons of possibilities, without your purse taking an unnecessary pounding.
5. SNAIL VIBE
- £100, Sh-womenstore.com
My trusty Rampant Rabbit has provided me with countless hoppy endings over the years, but now there’s a new animal-inspired, dual-stimulating toy bringing joy to my lady garden: the Snail Vibe.
Its vibrating spiral shell nestles against your clitoris to excite you from the outside (just like the Rabbit’s ears), while a second motor in the insertable body starts the party from the inside (like the Rabbit’s shaft).
The twist? As you enjoy the Snail Vibe, its shell unrolls to stay perfectly in place on your external hot spots, instead of uncomfortably banging against your body like traditional Rabbit ears would. Slow and steady wins the race!
6. GODEMICHE GRIND RING
- £34.99, G-silicone.com
Designed to be worn around his penis and positioned so that you can grind your clitoris and vulva against its textured surface for extra stimulation during sex, this godsend of a gadget needs no power and is totally silent.
Perfect if you live in a household where you need to keep quiet, because let’s face it, a lot of vibrators sound like a fight between a chainsaw and a lawnmower.
It comes in a rainbow of sparkling colours and seven different patterns. Top tip: you can also use the Grind Ring with your favourite dildo.
Plus, Godemiche sells an additional vibrating pad you simply attach to it to make it hum. Pure genius.
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