When I first started out as a sexuality educator the kind folks at the local SF adult shop Good Vibrations asked me about my favorite sex toys. I gave them a list of items and they posted it on their website alongside the favorite products of some amazing sex educators.

Today I’m writing to update my list, so you have time to purchase those sexy Holiday gifts for your loved one(s).

My recommendations for the following items, which were on the original shortlist, still stand:

Contour Massage Stone
LELO Gigi Massager
Ignite Me Massage Candle (pomegranate mint is MY fave)
Pinwheel BDSM toy

The next set of items are especially fun for those who do have a penis and for those who play with one:

Tenga Egg (actually, inside out this goes onto the Hitachi Magic Wand)
ScreamingO Vibrating Cock Ring
Aneros Prostate Massager

Toys in this industry come onto the market so fast! Things change very quickly. Considering how much time has passed since that first list, I have many toys that I would add to this list now. The following are the new additions to The MamaSutra’s Favorite Sex Toys:


Vesper & Droplet Necklaces by Crave (wear them to the grocery store- as jewelry, silly)

Sexual Health

Lovelife Flex Kegel Exercisers by OhMiBod (a classic & fun way to fitness)
Luna Smart Bead by LELO (a personal trainer in your vagina)

Solo Play

Tango by WeVibe (elegant little lipstick size vibrator for your purse)
Duet Flex by Crave (like a tuning fork for your clitoris)
Magic Wand (formerly the Hitachi Magic Wand)
Any Stronic Toy by FunFactory (a pulsator, not a vibrator)

Partner Play

Club Vibe 2.OH by OhMiBod (because you know you’re all about that bass)
Pulse 2 Duo by Hot Octopuss (probably best if you are circumcised, as it’s intense if you’re not – or so I hear)
Pure Wand by njoy (heavy metal in the bedroom)

Kinkier Toys

Single Locking Foot Rest & Dual Locking Handle by Sex In The Shower (for good, clean fun)
Ramp &/or Wedge by Liberator (to help you get into some new positions)
Throe by Liberator (save the sheets for sleeping, also handy when you are menstruating)
Under The Bed Restraint System by Sportsheets (physical restraints to use with your partner’s consent)
Joque Harness by Spareparts (BYODildo)

Other Useful Items

Uberlube (beautiful packaging so you can leave it out on the bedside table)
Safety Scissors (To cut yourself out of any tight situations, namely silk ties that really shouldn’t be used for tying up)
GoGirl Silicone STP (for people with a vulva so you can pee standing up – if you need a situation like that *coughBurningMancough*)
The Ultimate Guide To Prostate Pleasure Book by Charlie Glickman (because more men should learn about this topic)

Other Items That Don’t Scream “Sex Toy” – but totally can be

Bucky 40 Blinks Eye Mask  (no pressure on the eyelids, and doesn’t smudge your eye makeup – and a great sleep mask in general)
Sea Pearls by Jade & Pearl (for “sexy time” while you have your period)
Bubble Love by bubble love  (makes your regular bathtub into a Jacuzzi complete with a single private hydro jet)

I have not been doing many product reviews on this site lately, but this list updates you to the most recent items I know and love. Speaking from my experience, I have not had any discomfort or difficulty in using any of these items. These are not paid endorsements (not that there’s anything wrong with that); I own all of them (most were purchased by me with only a couple given to me) so I am comfortable suggesting that you spend your hard (!) earned dollars on all of these items.

I hope this glimpse of what is in my toy chest helps you to make decisions for what gifts you purchase this year. Regarding full-disclosure, if you use THIS LINK to access the Good Vibrations website or any of the above links going to Amazon then as an affiliate I’ll get a few bucks thrown my way. Shop away, folks! Happy Holidays!

The MamaSutra

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