Conversations about new and innovative sex toys are usually banished to the perhaps seedier conventions like the Adult Entertainment Expo or AdultCon. But if you think about it, the people behind these inventions are concerned not just with sex but also with tech. Some really brilliant minds in the space of technology and robotics are responsible for a lot of these devices, but because they chose to operate in the provocative space of sex, their names are barely spoken in mainstream tech media. One convention decided to change that – with admittedly much hesitation and pushback.
In 2019, the Consumer Electronics Show started bringing in more sex toys. There have been some hiccups, like the fact that their presented sex toys are allegedly very difficult to search for on their website, suggesting the CES isn’t totally comfortable with this new shift. And there’s also the fact that after giving an award to a female oral pleasure device, they revoked the award for being “immoral” and “indecent,” among other things. After the toy’s creators petitioned the CES committee to change their minds, they gave them back the award. Phew. What a roller coaster. All you really need to know is that, thanks to the CES now accepting sex toys, the world is becoming a bit more familiar with some pretty awesome innovations in this field. With that being said, here are some of the best sex toys and accessories for you to get familiar with.
The Pulse Personal Lube Dispenser
Some people have been there: You’ve been making out for a while, things are heating up, you reach for the lube, and you realize your hands are freezing. Or your partner’s hands are freezing. Either way, it’s no good. You both grin and bear it but it’s pretty uncomfortable to have a handful of freezing lube put on your privates – not to mention the bottle itself is always so sticky and either stubbornly spits out a tiny bit or accidentally unloads half the contents into your palm. The Pulse Personal Lube Dispenser solves these problems. Like the soap dispensers you find in commercial bathrooms, it senses your hand and doles out the perfect amount of pre-warmed lubricant. It’s compatible with the brand’s lubricant or oil pods and comes with some pods to get you started.
The Lora Dicarlo Baci
Lora Dicarlo is the brand that was the focus of all the award drama we told you about back in 2019 when they presented their Osé — a gadget that stimulates the G-spot and clitoris. For those who like more clitoral focus, the Baci is strictly a clitoral device. Its micro-robotics and airflow technology work to create the sensation of a tongue and lips pleasuring the clitoris. Also, its full-coverage design feels like a mouth over the whole general region. It features 10 intensity settings and happens to be waterproof, so feel free to bring this in the shower for some much-needed me time.
The MyHixel Med
The MyHixel Med was designed for men who struggle with premature ejaculation, but it can be used by any man who aims to increase his stamina in bed. Created with the help of experts in the medical community, it’s so much more than a typical fleshlight. The item syncs up to an app on your phone, where the user is prompted through a series of exercises that involve adjusting the intensity and vibrations of the device in order to gain better control over climax. When you purchase a MyHixel Med, you get a free consultation with a medical expert to discuss how to make the best use of it. While it was designed for solo use, one can see how you can easily have a partner control the app for fun time with a special someone.
The Velvet Thruster
The Velvet Thruster isn’t necessarily brand new, but it’s definitely a pioneer in its field so we had to include it. The device was created by a husband-and-wife duo of aerospace engineers who are active in the “lifestyle parties” community, so they are quite familiar with just about every sex toy on the market and saw a need for this beauty. What sets it apart from other vibrators is it won’t leave you with carpal tunnel because it is self-thrusting, so you can give your wrist a break. It provides up to 140 strokes per minute, bends 90 degrees, offers 3.5 inches of thrusting surface, and comes in tons of fun colors. It’s also available with several head types, including some designed for anal penetration and G-spot stimulation.
The Lioness Gen 2
Since men get the MyHixel Med to learn a bit more about their orgasms, women should certainly have a similar device, and that’s where the Lioness Gen 2 comes into play. It is a pleasure device, but it’s also an adviser on your orgasm. It tracks pelvic floor movements and body heat to gather detailed information on when and how you orgasm. The Lioness Gen 1 gathered this data on over 30,000 orgasms and prompted the creation of the Gen 2, which now includes suggestions on how to improve your sexual experience. It picks up on very specific data, too, letting you know things such as how well you orgasm after caffeine versus after wine.
The ErgoFit Strapless Strap-on
Strap-ons can be fun but can also be awkward if they keep sliding out of place. So here’s a unique improvement to the traditional accessory. Rather than strapping on, the ErgoFit stays on the woman via a vaginal “bulb.” The bulb is the smaller end of the device, which a woman inserts into herself. It can be inflated to fit the penetrator perfectly to stay in place. The end that goes into the person being penetrated vibrates for added pleasure, and a little egg-shaped remote control adjusts the intensity. Both ends are curved to hit either the G-spot in women or the P-spot (prostate) in men so nobody’s waiting for their turn to orgasm.
Vesper has been making vibrators masquerading as jewelry for a while now with their Vesper necklaces. Made with silver, rose gold, or gold, the items do double duty as thoughtful gifts because they can either be worn as beautiful accessories or used to up the pleasure game during sex with their vibrating capabilities. At CES back in 2020, they presented their Vesper rings, which come in two sizes, are made of stainless steel, and come in three finishes including 24K gold. They aren’t available on the site yet, so for now, you can explore the necklaces. But definitely sign up for notifications to be informed of when their ring comes out.
The Crave Duet Pro
This clitoral-focused device packs a lot of fun into a small body. Its various surfaces and edges, combined with two motors and four vibration modes each boasting four power levels, provide many ways to customize fun in the bedroom. You can even log onto their site, enter the serial number on your device, and further customize the settings. It’s small enough to fit into a purse, so you can take it anywhere you might have a sexual encounter, and doesn’t look like a sex toy, allowing for added discretion. If and when you’re ready, it has a turbo mode for those looking to intensify the experience.
The MysteryVibe Poco
The multitasking MysteryVibe Poco is a pocket-sized version of its earlier Crescendo. What sets this apart from other vibrators is its ability to bend, so there’s no concern over its curve not fitting the curve of your body. Both ends articulate, so you can either go for just clitoral stimulation by placing it on the outside of the vagina, or increase the experience by inserting it to get both G-spot and clitoral stimulation. It’s USB-chargeable for easy powering up and a shower-friendly gadget for some fun in the water. Plus, it’s compatible with a smartphone app so you can give your partner control.
Lora Dicarlo Onda
No wonder Lora Dicarlo made such a comeback to the tech space. They’re bringing a lot of innovation to the sex toy space with their lifelike items. Their Onda isn’t a regular vibrator but once again uses the company’s patent-pending micro-robotics that allow the item to make the “come hither” motion, which lets it hit the G-spot. It’s designed with body-friendly materials and made to follow the curves of the female body. It’s also rechargeable. If you prefer G-spot orgasms over clitoral ones, this is the item to buy. After this list, you may be a Lora Dicarlo convert.