As we cozy into 2022, sex toy sales are still booming. It makes sense; in these pandemic times, it’s an easy way to get creative with alone time and it’s safer than sleeping around (or even going to meet a Tinder date for a drink). If you have no idea where to start when shopping for a new vibrator, look for a classic bullet. They’re compact and discreet, yet powerful, and no nightstand drawer is complete without one. Sold? We thought so. Read on for the best bullet vibrators to buy.
What is a bullet vibrator?
A bullet vibrator encompasses all of the vibrational pleasure of a classic model, just in miniature. If you're a beginner who is just starting to experiment with sex toys and what you like, a bullet vibrator is a great place to start—they're easy-to-use, discreet and less intimidating than some of the larger models. And thanks to its compact size and sleek appearance, the bullet is ideal for travel (or tucking into your nightstand). Oh, and in case you didn't already know: Self pleasure is healthy and a great way to reduce stress, so what are you waiting for?
What to consider before buying a bullet vibrator
A bullet can really only do one thing at a time, so it’s a good idea to be aware of that thing you like before you buy, whether that's penetration, clitoral stimulation or something else entirely. (In other words, if you're someone who needs internal and clitoral stimulation simultaneously, the bullet might not be for you.) Not quite sure what you like? For those who are new to the world of sex toys, you may want to spend some time getting to know your body by using a vibrator with many different speeds and vibrational patterns, like this one from Babeland that features five speeds and seven patterns of vibration. One of these will allow you to get familiar with your favorite function so you can pleasure yourself more efficiently. But if you know that a small but mighty device is what you’re after, check out our pick of the best bullets below.
1. Tenga Iroha Lipstick Vibe
Coming in spicy hot with five hours of battery life, you will get a lot of use out of this guy before having to reach for the triple-As. It's about four inches tall and looks just like a tube of lipstick, making it practically unnoticeable if you accidentally leave it on your bedside table.
2. Love honey ignite bullet vibrator
Best for Quick Stimulation
Thanks to the 20 different pattern and speed functions available, you'll be able to reach climax in no time. Whether you're in a rush or trying to have multiple orgasms (and who isn't?), this bullet vibrator will get the job done, courtesy of its long charge time and smooth silicone design that makes it super easy to wash afterwards.
3. Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator
Best for Travel
A pocket-sized vibrator is great for discretion and travel. And this model boasts a travel lock to ensure there is no accidental vibrating coming from your suitcase on the plane. As for how it feels? The liquid silicone is wrapped in a velvety soft silicone that molds to the body as you use it, making it highly customizable.
4. Lovehoney glow in the dark bullet vibrator
Keep things interesting with a glow in the dark bullet vibrator to use on yourself or with your partner. This one is only three inches long so it can easily fit in your purse for travel or in your nightstand. Recharge this little cutie in the USB on your laptop or phone charging adapter. Oh, did we mention it has ten different speeds and vibrational patterns?
5. Lelo Mia 2
Easiest to Charge
If you came across this Lelo in someone’s purse or desk without knowing better, you’d probably think it was a flash drive. Seriously, the top comes off to reveal a USB plug (which is how you charge it). Pop it into your laptop for a quick charge and it will be good as new. 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.
6. Basics Love Bullet Vibrator
Don’t let the $9 price tag fool you: This vibrator is surprisingly powerful and gets straight to the point (ahem, the orgasm). Although it's worth noting that it only has one pattern and speed. In terms of endurance, it will stay charged for 30 minutes so whether you're using that half hour of juice all at once or split up throughout the week, make sure your charger is nearby in case it needs some extra battery.
7. Maude Vibe
This vibrator is so popular, it has sold out multiple times. Even more impressive? It has a flawless five-star rating on the brand’s site and more than 800 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.
8. PlusOne Vibrating Bullet
Despite the budget-friendly cost, 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).
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Smile Makers The Millionaire
Easiest to Clean
The slender shape and waterproof, smooth silicone makes this a breeze to clean. This best-selling design 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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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