Whether your sex life is burning hot or looking a bit dim, the best remote control vibrators can help heat things up. These high-tech vibrators, thrusters, and erogenous-zone stimulators can give you wall-clawing orgasms, no partner needed. But if you do want to add another person to the mix, these toys are a non-intimidating way to give your partner (or yourself) control in the bedroom, no matter if they’re near or far.
Jess O’Reilly, PhD, a Toronto-based sexologist, says remote control vibrators are some of the most versatile sex toys on the market and can be used in endless ways to “facilitate playfulness” for the best sex ever, with or without a partner. “Not only does a remote control vibe allow you to weave eroticism throughout your day, but it often inspires you to flirt, tease, build anticipation and be more creative,” she says.
Like most sex toys, you can use many of these orgasmic, remote-powered gadgets on a variety of erogenous zones, even if they’re designed for a specific part of the body, according to O’Reilly. “A clitoral panty vibe can be used against the vulva, along the perineum, around the nipples, across the balls, or up and down the shaft of a penis,” she says. With that being said, if a toy is made specifically for external use, don’t try to insert it in any of your or your partner’s orifices — that could potentially lead to injury and a mood-killing trip to the hospital.
If you’d like to experiment with some kinky BDSM play, Dr. O’Reilly recommends taking turns controlling the remote. “You’ll both get the chance to tease and enjoy the thrill of anticipation,” she says. “With all the options for vibration patterns and intensities, you’ll always have something new to discover.”
O’Reilly also notes that these toys are a sexual game-changer for long-distance couples since many of them can be controlled via smartphone apps, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. “With permission, you can allow your lover to connect to your toy from anywhere in the world,” she says. Long-distance sex anywhere? Yes, please.
Now, it’s time to spark your sexual imagination — either with a partner or when you’re masturbating is your choice. Treat yourself to one (or some) of the best remote control sex toys around, below.
Our Top Picks:
- Best Overall: Lelo Tiani 3, $169
- Best Air Pulsator: Satifyer Love Triangle, $70
- Best Thruster: Deeva OMG Plaisir+, $80
- Best in Sex Tech: OhMiBod Esca 2, $69
- Best Flexible Vibrator: XR Brands Inmi Double Team Remote Vibe, $130
- Best Waterproof Vibrator: CalExotics Wearable Love Egg Vibrator, $45
- Best Panty Vibrator: Mantric Remote Control Panty Vibrator, $70