In recent years, the phrase “sex toy” has become synonymous with the word “vibrator”—even though the two aren’t quite the same. Sure, vibrators largely dominate the sex toy space. But there are tons of other toys out there that don’t buzz, rumble, or even really move at all. These non-vibrating sex toys deserve just as much space in our conversations—and in our sex toy drawers—as the average vibrator.
Non-vibrating penetrative sex toys can basically be divided into two categories: penetrative vaginal toys and penetrative anal toys. (Most clitoral toys vibrate, which is why you won’t find many here.) Penetrative vaginal toys are offered in a range of materials—silicone, jelly, stainless steel, glass, even rose quartz. (Yup, they have crystal dildos now.) Penetrative anal toys tend to come in silicone, glass, and metal. And as you’re shopping, you’ll notice some overlap between the genres. (While vaginal penetrators tend to be girthier than anal ones, some toys are fit for both kinds of play.)
There are, of course, other kinds of toys on the menu. (Products used for BDSM don’t tend to vibrate, for example.) But for the most part, vaginal and anal penetrators abound. These toys are excellent for things like temperature play, strap-on sex — even double penetration. They might not replace your favorite vibrator, but you shouldn’t really expect that from them. Non-vibrating sex toys offer entirely different experiences than vibrating ones. That’s not a good or bad thing— it’s really just an excuse to experiment.
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The Gala Confetti Dildo
The Gala Confetti Dildo is basically the sex toy equivalent of funfetti cake. Crafted from supple silicone, the dildo is realistic in shape — and incredibly fun in color.
Offered in a range of sizes, the Snug Plug is a great anal toy for beginners and more seasoned shoppers, alike. First-timers can shop the Snug Plug in its smallest variation and size up over time. (And those with an aversion to color can rest easu knowing every single Snug Plug size is available in black.)
Chakrub Natural Crystal Dildo
Chakrubs offers some of the most intriguing non-vibrating sex toys around. Each dildo is crafted from bona fide crystal. (The one pictured here is specifically made from Rose Quartz.) Because really, why limit your crystal obsession to your window sill when you could just as easily bring your witchy vibes into the bedroom?
BASICS Spiral Butt Plug
With its slim profile and 4-inch length, the BASICS Spiral Butt Plug is an excellent starter toy for anyone interested in exploring anal play. The spiral texture is sure to enhance your pleasure, while the toy’s flared base will keep it from getting lost inside you and going anywhere it shouldn’t.
Njoy Pure Wand Stainless Steel Dildo
The Njoy Pure Wand is just as suited to anal play as it is to vaginal play. And its differently-sized ends make it great for beginners and experts, alike. Use one end on yourself and the other on your partner — or use both ends on both of you. Just make sure if you’re cleansing your toys after each use— and before sharing them.
Firefly Glow-in-the-Dark Realistic Dildo
Yes, that is a suction cup you’ve spotted on the base of this charming hot pink dildo. Attach it to the wall of your shower (or anywhere else it will go) to enjoy some seriously fun hands-free play.
Spectral Glass Dildo
This truly stunning dildo is crafted from hand-blown glass, and it’s available in a handful of eye-catching color palettes. Use it for vaginal or anal play, solo or partner play — anything you want, really. (And yes, since each Spectral Glass Dildo is hand-blown, so no two are exactly alike.)
Firefly Glow-in-the-Dark Butt Plug Trainer Kit
The Firefly Glow-in-the-Dark Butt Plug Trainer Kit is a three-in-one starter pack that’s perfect for anyone looking to acquaint themselves with anal play. Start with the smaller yellow plug, and work your way up to the larger teal one. The best part? You can score all three for less than $30.
Doc Johnson Crystal Jellies Double-Ended Dildo
This super-flexible double dildo is crafted from textured jelly, meaning you can bend it just about any way you want to. Use it for some solo double penetration fun, or use the ends to pleasure you and your partner simultaneously. With a toy this well-reviewed (4.5 stars after 72 reviews), it’s pretty hard to go wrong.
Njoy Fun Wand
The Njoy Fun Wand looks a lot like the Njoy Pure Wand mentioned earlier, but the different shapes and textures make them very different toys. Where the Pure Wand was curved for targeted action, the Fun Wand is lined with stainless steel bubbles which are just as great for anal play as they are for kegels.
Lovehoney Tentacle Textured Sensual Glass Dildo
This ribbed glass dildo is perfect for textured pleasure, and the curved end makes it easy to grip. If you want to try something new, you can heat or cool your glass dildo to explore a little temperature play. (Just be sure not to heat your toy up so much that it burns you!)
Buch Dick Paddle
A penetrative dildo that doubles as a paddle, this toy truly offers twice the fun if you’re into penetration and impact play. Try it on a partner, or use it on yourself. Everyone who’s reviewed the Buck Dich gives the toy 4-5 stars for its versatility, and the dynamic sensations it offers.
BASICS Anal Prober
Crafted from jelly, the BASICS Anal Prober is flexible but firm, making it both comfortable and easy to use. The ridged end works just like anal beads, while the tapered end is great for targeted, penetrative action. The result is a toy that’s versatile, beginner-friendly and beloved by basically everyone who’s used it. (It has 4.5 stars after 601 reviews!)
Playful Silicone Small Bunny Tail Butt Plug
Whether or not you’re into tail play, you can surely appreciate this exceptionally vibrant butt plug — and the equally vibrant pom-pom on its base. The starter toy boasts only 2.5 inches of insertable length and 3.5 inches of girth, making it a great (and absolutely fun) first-time toy.
Playful Silicone Small Bunny Tail Butt Plug, $19.99 at Lovehoney
Though this Geode Dildo may look realistic, it’s actually crafted from smooth silicone. The flexible material allows the dildo to bend as dramatically as you want it to, and the textured side is sure to deliver dynamic sensations.
Geode Dildo, $78 at Babeland
Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set
Get two glass dildos for the price of one with the Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set. Enjoy the sensations of the curvier, beaded option, or explore the textured ridges of the other. Both are excellent for anal and vaginal penetration — and both are veritably beginner-friendly.