Welcome to 2018, where female masturbation is (THANKFULLY) no longer a taboo subject for us to dance around. No more need for veiled speech or sassy euphemisms, we can just say it outright — women masturbate too.
That feels good to say, doesn’t it?
Even better, people are taking the complexity of women’s pleasure seriously. While a traditional vibrator or dildo certainly has its place in your arsenal, let’s face it: getting off isn’t always a straightforward process. Sometimes you need specific kinds of stimulation to get yourself there — and, hey, sometimes you just want to mix it up a little!
Who understands the complications of female genitalia better than you? Fellow females, of course. Case and point are these 5 incredible sex toys, made for both solo play and for intimacy with a partner (or partners), all created by boss female entrepreneurs.
The only downside? Choosing which one you want to pick up first.
From MysteryVibe, a sex toy company headed by CEO Stephanie Alys, comes the best part of every song — the Crescendo. Few vibrators are as flexible as this bad boy. The toy has a long, thick body that can bend into tons of different shapes, adapting to all shapes and sizes. And did we mention the six built-in, buzzing motors?
“No two bodies are exactly the same. Crescendo’s bendable feature was designed with everyone’s pleasure in mind, and to give the user the power of customization. For example, the G-spot is often elusive to people with vulvas, and a toy that simply curves in one direction may not be your perfect curve. Crescendo allows for experimentation to unlock your personalized pleasure spots,” she says.
Beyond it’s fun, snap-bracelet appearance, this toy comes with a MysteryVibe app. The app functions as a remote control that offers endless downloadable vibration patterns, which sounds more fun than another scroll through Instagram, we have to admit.
2. Le Wand
This pearly white vibrator somewhat emulates sex toys of yore: a slim handle with just a larger, rounded head. But this lovely wand is more magical than you might assume based on looks alone.
With 20 different vibration patterns and 10 speeds, putting it worlds above the competition in terms of personalized pleasure. This sex toy for women is also rechargeable, splash-proof, and cordless, so the only thing you’re getting tangled up in is your sheets.
“Tapping into the pleasure your body is capable of is a powerful experience, and we created Le Wand to help people do that,” says Alicia Sinclair, CEO of Le Wand and a certified sex educator.
Just as powerful as it is cute, this little egg-shaped toy is a subtle vibrator that is perfect for a lady-on-the-go. Plus, the brilliant minds behind the Squish found that it can be empowering to get off without anything even remotely phallic-like.
“Squish’s haptic technology is both deeply personal and incredibly intuitive. The harder you squeeze it, the harder it vibrates,” says Polly Rodriguez, CEO and co-founder of Unbound, the company behind Squish. “We found that our customers wanted a product that was easy-to-use and not necessarily phallic.”
The Squish is just as smart as Rodriguez and her team, with a built-in memory that allows you to record and replay pulsation patterns that you create. Figure out the customized pattern that gets you there, save it, and bring it back whenever you want to get down with your bad self.
4. Fin and Eva
Fin is a vibrator worn on your fingers, intended to amplify the human touch through clitoral stimulation. Eva has the appearance of an emerald beetle, whose wings tuck under the labia and whose buzzing body rests atop your clitoris. It is meant to stay in place, even throughout sex.
“Returns are about making our customers feel like they can explore our products without the pressure of worrying they won’t work for them,” says Fine. “Being able to return a vibrator is a really important part of educating people that not every sex toy will work for you, and that’s OK.”
5. The Emojibater
The eggplant emoji just took on a whole new meeting with these LOL-worthy vibrators. Designed for people who might be too nervous to buy a more traditional-looking vibrator normally, these hilarious toys do the job and let you giggle away your nerves.
“We love using humor as the driving component to our brand and customer experience. Obviously, human beings love to laugh, and we knew [that people] love to communicate with emojis,” says Fretz. “Our tagline, ‘Go Fuck Yourself. Literally.’ is meant to remind women that orgasms and masturbation are natural parts of life, and they should feel zero shame when they explore their sexuality with sex toys.”
A tagline like that says it all.
Which toy are you most drawn to? Is there another female-made sex toy that you prefer?