As we settle in for a long, socially distanced winter, sex toys sales are booming. It makes sense; it’s an easy way to get creative with alone time and it’s much safer than sleeping around (or even going to meet a Tinder date for a drink). And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s some extra incentive to practice some self-love by treating yourself to a new vibrator. If you have no idea where to start, look for a classic bullet. They’re small and discrete, yet powerful, and no nightstand drawer is complete without one. Sold? We thought so. Here, the 16 best bullet vibrators to buy yourself (and actually use) this Valentine’s Day.
1. Maude Vibe
This vibrator is so popular, it sold out multiple times in 2020. Even more impressive? It has a flawless five-star rating on the brand’s site and more than 300 reviews. “[I] truly wouldn’t change a thing [about this vibrator]. It’s perfect for use solo or with a partner, aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-use, and powerful,” explains one user. “[Even] if you’re content with your vibe right now, you still need this one,” adds another. We’re sold.
2. PlusOne Vibrating Bullet
Don’t let the $10 price tag fool you, reviewers say this compact vibrator works just as well as some of the priciest ones on the market. The PlusOne Vibrating Bullet features 10 different vibration settings, a quiet motor and a quick-charging battery. And given that it’s only three inches long, you can easily throw it in your purse, pocket or suitcase to take it on-the-go (if that’s what you’re into).
3. Dame Kip Lipstick Vibrator
Unlike most bullets, which are shaped like their namesake, this one has a triangle-shaped top with a curved face to offer more precise stimulation. It’s equipped with five vibration patterns and five intensities, which you can mix and match to find what you like best. Users like the fact that it’s really lightweight and quiet, too.
4. Crave Vesper Vibrator
Best Bullet Vibrator Necklace
While the Crave Vesper may look like nothing more than a chic pendant necklace, it actually doubles as a sex toy. The vibrator has four different speeds and two modes, pulsing or constant, which users say is really all you need. “For such a compact vibe, it embodies the phrase ‘packs a punch,’” confirms one reviewer.
5. Dame Zee
Best Basic Bullet Vibrator
On the hunt for a no-frills bullet vibe that will get the job done? Look no further. The Dame Zee has a simple design and three different speeds, so you won’t have to spend all afternoon figuring out how to get it to do what you want. It’s safe to use with both water- and silicone-based lubricants too, just FYI.
6. Smile Makers The Millionaire
Best for Internal and External Use
Rather than having two different toys for internal and external use, why not invest in one that can handle both? This best-selling design does just that. Plus, it features four speeds and pulsation modes to play around with. The only downside? It’s not rechargeable, so you’ll have to stock up on AAA batteries.
7. We-Vibe Tango
Best Variety of Vibrations
If the classic constant vibration doesn’t do it for you, you need this pocket-sized toy. The We-Vibe Tango is programmed with eight different vibration patterns, which means you’re bound to find one that feels just right. One user declares it the first bullet vibrator she’s ever fallen in love with.
8. Je Joue Mimi
Most Versatile Design
London-based luxury sex toy company Je Joue designed this toy with a bunch of different uses in mind. The tip can be used to stimulate the clitoris or nipples, while the curved sides are ideal for more widespread stimulation. “The settings are mind blowingly effective,” one user adds.
9. Nu Sensuelle Point
This rechargeable, space-age looking accessory boasts 20 different vibration patterns and variable speeds, so you can adjust it to your exact preferences. And the pointed tip is great for more precise stimulation. It’s worth noting that this model is also 100 percent waterproof, should you want to use it in the tub or shower.
10. Crave Bullet Vibrator
Quietest Bullet Vibrator
Crave’s classic bullet vibrator is described as “virtually silent,” so there’s no annoying buzzing here. One user attests that it’s the quietest and most powerful toy she’s ever bought. We have to say, the stainless-steel design is pretty sleek too.
11. Smile Makers The Surfer
Best for Vibrator Newbies
Everyone has to start somewhere, right? If you’re purchasing your first bullet vibrator, we recommend going with The Surfer. It’s easy-to-use with only three different settings and it has special fins on the head that are designed to provide extra clitoral stimulation. Multiple customers say they bought it as their first vibrator and have been pleasantly surprised by how well it works.
12. Lelo Mia 2
Most Discreet Bullet Vibrator
If you came across this Lelo in someone’s purse or desk without knowing better, you’d probably think it was a tube of lipstick…or maybe even a thumb drive. Seriously, the top comes off to reveal a USB plug (which is how you charge it). And given that it’s made by the same brand as the mega popular Lelo Sona, you can rest assured that it works really well too.
13. Blush Novelties Gaia Biodegradable Vibrator
Most Eco-Friendly Bullet Vibrator
Concerned about your sex toy’s impact on the environment? Opt for this one from Blush Novelties that’s both recyclable and biodegradable. The body is made from a starch-based bioplastic that’s totally body-safe. Our favorite feature? To adjust the speed, all you have to do is twist the base until you reach your desired sensation.
14. Hot Octopuss Digit Finger Vibrator
This vibrator has a built-in ring, so you can wear it around your finger for more comfortable use. Honestly, we wish every vibrator was designed this well. It features five different speeds, and you can easily adjust the intensity with your touch.
15. Je Joue Rabbit Bullet Vibrator
Best Rabbit Bullet Vibrator
If you prefer a rabbit ear design—which stimulates both sides of the clitoris—this guy’s for you. Users say it’s also good if you prefer a gentler sensation, although there are five speeds and seven vibration patterns, so you can definitely amp up the power if you want to.
16. Lelo Lyla 2
Best for Couples
Looking to get your partner in on the fun? This rechargeable vibe comes with a wireless remote control so they can adjust its intensity and watch how you react. One reviewer says she and her husband love using it so much, they’d rate it six-stars, if they could.
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