Buying sex toys used to be an unpleasant experience, where you either had to wait and hope until one of your friends or acquaintances held an insufferable “passion party” (where they sold sex toys like Tupperware for a cringe-tastic MLM), or go to a back-alley brick and mortar “adult” store where everyone seemed embarrassed to be there, and everything was covered in a weird film.
Thankfully, the internet has revolutionized the way people buy sex toys — offering literally hundreds of options — but they’re also becoming more widely available in drugstore and big box stores as well, making them easy to grab when you’re already there to make a supply run (even if the toilet paper selection is unimpressive, these won’t be).
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Here are a few over-the-counter sex toys that are ready and available at your drugstore for under $40:
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LifeStyles a:muse His & Hers Pleasure Massagers Kit
This massager kit has something for everyone, with a multi-speed vibrating ring great for a penis, and multi-speed finger massager for someone with a vagina. The raised studs on the ring and textured surface of the finger massager add increased pleasure for both partners. Both massagers feature three different intensities, up to 35 minutes of vibration, are water resistant and easy to clean, and yes: batteries are included.
Trojan Hot Spot Vibrating Ring
More than your run-of-the-mill cock ring, this one from Trojan can also be used to pinpoint other spots that might enjoy some vibrations, like the clitoris. It lasts up to 20 minutes at a time and can be used with or without a condom.
Trojan Vibrations Ultra Touch Intense Personal Massager
Don’t be fooled by the small size: This finger vibrator packs a punch. It’s easy to transport (and even comes in its own discreet carrying case) and is waterproof, so you can use it in the shower, bath or pool if you are so inclined.
Velvet Desire Waterproof Vibrator
If you’re in the market for an affordable waterproof vibrator, this will get the job done. It’s seven inches long with a circumference of three inches and has variable speed control so you can accelerate the vibrations as things heat up.
plusOne Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrating Bullet
A bullet is a girl’s best friend! (And a he and they’s too!) This rechargeable, soft and waterproof option is available at Target and can hang with any of the more expensive options in your collection.
plusOne Air Pulsing Arouser
Suction toys are undoubtably trendy in the sex toy world and snagging this one for under $40 bucks from plusOne is a steal. Smooth, powerful and a totally luxe experience at your local drug store.
plusOne Waterproof Couples Stimulation Rechargeable Vibrating Ring
Vibrating penis rings are another awesome addition to a collection — and this one is waterproof and rechargeable and a great pick for beginners looking to see if this kinda toy jives with their nightly plans.
A version of this story was published June 2019.
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