A List of Our Favorite Sex Toys to Close Out National Masturbation Month, Just Because

Female masturbation has always been highly stigmatized, and for a long time it felt taboo to even reference it, let alone openly talk about it. But according to EmpowHER, self-pleasure is actually something extremely “commonplace, normal, pleasurable, and healthy” – AKA we should have been having convos about it, like, yesterday. 

In 1995, May was declared National Masturbation Month after San Francisco-based sexual health and pleasure store Good Vibrations decided they were fed up with the taboo surrounding masturbation and preventing women from achieving the ~pleasure~ we deserve. So, Good Vibrations named the month with the intention to raise awareness about the benefits of masturbation (of which there are quite a few, let me tell you).

Simply put, masturbation is the most universal and important kind of sex a person can have. In addition to being just plain fun, masturbation is also a positive, empowering expression of self-love. To close out National Masturbation Month with some good vibes (pun intended), we've put together a list of our current favorite sex toys. Go forth, and enjoy yourself ladies. 

1. Unbound Squish ($99)

Squish is a widespread favorite – plus, just look at how freaking cute and friendly this little nugget is. The egg-shaped vibrator responds to pressure, so the harder you squeeze the harder it vibrates. Bless. It’s completely customizable, so you can create your own perfect vibration patterns that the Squish will remember.

2. Broad City Yas Kween 10 Function Bullet Vibrator ($21.99)

We can't hype this enough. Just take one user's review of it: “The Broad City Yas Kween bullet vibrator is some high class sh*t. It may be mini but oh boy does it give some almighty buzzin' lovin'.” The quality of this vibrator is pretty apparent, and the fact that it displays our most-used catch phrase definitely helps. Plus, it's travel-sized! 

3. Lelo Sona Cerise Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator ($99.99)

Promising an “entirely new type of orgasm,” Sona uses sonic waves and pulses rather than the traditional vibrations, making it better than anything you’ve used before.  Sounds pretty good, right? We're so here for vibes that help us feel like fancy ladies. 

4. Babeland Dahlia ($89)

Exclusive to Babeland, this vibrator is great if you're looking for a toy that goes beyond beginner level. With multiple ways to use it, the petal design and curved tip are perfect for intense vibration and stimulation. Just pair with some lube for a little extra fun, and you've got yourself some mind blowing solo time. 

5. Vesper Vibrator Necklace ($69)

Lowkey also real jewelry, this stainless steel vibrator doubles as a fashion statement. And the best part? It’s absolutely silent AND it gets warmer as you use it – trust us, the heat makes things intense. It’s designed for women who want external and internal stimulation, both in private and in public. 

6. Secrets 5 Function Remote Control Vibrating Lace Thong ($54.99)

Why buy regular underwear when you can buy a pair with a built-in vibrator? The lacy and soft panties and remote-operated vibrator are the perfect combination for everyone. You can use the remote yourself, or pass it to your partner. It’s comfortable and discreet, which means you can use it anywhere and everywhere.

7. Unbound Zip Vibe ($18.00)

Affordable and adorable, this mini vibrator is a staple every girl needs for lovin herself. It’s perfect for first-time users who need an intro vibe, but powerful enough for veterans looking to add another toy to their collection. 

Send your apprehension out the door and enjoy what’s left of National Masturbation Month. But don’t stop there - feel empowered, amazing, and keep loving yourself for the rest of the year too.