10 Types of Sex Toys You Can Use Solo (Or As a Couple)

Versatile sex toys that can be used for both solo or a couple’s play are a good option to consider if you want to have a pleasure gadget that you can use within the comfort of your privacy but also something your partner would enjoy too.

The market is nothing short of new and interesting options to choose from, so instead of giving you specific toy recommendations, in this article, I will give you entire collections of sex toys that you can use in more than one standard way.

Here are ten of my favorite sex toys that you can use solo or as a couple:

  1. Interactive Sex Toys
  2. Squirting Dildos
  3. Double-Ended Dildos
  4. Sex Machines
  5. Nipple Suckers
  6. Vibrating Cock Rings
  7. Butt Plugs
  8. Prostate Massagers
  9. Candles For Wax Play
  10. Blindfolds

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Interactive Sex Toys

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Thanks to smart devices, Bluetooth compatibility, and the internet, interactive sex toys can revolutionize long-distance relationships and also offer a newfound convenience that will help you navigate your pleasure through your device.

Unlike standard, non-high-tech sex toys, interactive gadgets are designed to let you personalize vibratory and speed controls, connect your sex toy to your Spotify playlist and have it vibrate to your favorite beats, or have your partner from across the world take control over your pleasure via a simple, easy-to-use app.


Besides that, many sex toy apps let you sync your sex toy to your partner’s and have them vibe together while you are physically apart from each other.

Interactive sex toys are not only the future for any urban individual that relies on their device to get stuff done, but they are also godsent for long-distance couples who lack intimacy due to being apart from each other.

Squirting Dildos

squirting dildos

Squirting dildos happen to be one of the most frequently searched-for toys by solo players and couples who want to add a little bit of spice in their bedroom.

Squirting dildos are exactly what they sound like – a dildo that “ejaculates” a milky fluid when you press the little bulb attached to it.

This gives a realistic approach to a solo playing session, but it can be incredibly hot when used with a partner, too, and can totally be used by couples of any sexual orientation.

When looking for a squirting dildo, my recommendation is to search for something that looks and feels realistic and is made out of body-safe materials, as this will give you an ultra-realistic experience.

My personal favorites are average-sized, anatomically correct squirting dildos with a suction cup at the bottom that allows them to be attached on tiles and glass surfaces for solo play but also holds them in place inside a harness that your partner can wear.

You should also pay attention to where you buy your squirting dildo because the bulbs may very well be faulty from the moment they arrive at your door or stop working after a while.

Therefore, buy your squirting dildos from reputable sellers only to avoid getting scammed with a product that won’t work.

HotCherry is my favorite place you should check out if you (and your partner) are in the market for a great-quality squirting dildo.

Double-Ended Dildos

Double-ended dildos are also known as double penetration dildos in the sex toy industry, and these can be used to bring a lot of joy during a solo or a couple’s play.

Right off the bat, I have to tell you that using them with your partner for the first time will definitely be a little weird because you will have to experiment a little bit until you find the pleasurable tempo and motions that work best for both of you.

On the other hand, if you are a solo player and a vagina owner, you will definitely have a ton of fun with a double-ended dildo as it will surely help you venture into unexplored experiences and unknown pleasures.

Check out my article for recommendations for double-ended dildos.

Sex Machines

Sex machines are devices intended to simulate intercourse or another type of sexual activity.

Although they mainly perform stroking, vibrating, and thrusting movements, they are obviously not considered vibrators. They require a different mechanism to function and take up more space than a standard vibrator.

There are several types of sex machines, including:

  • Saddle Sex Machines — these devices are a sex saddle that you mount; they come with different attachments that a user can penetrate themselves with or grind against.
  • Gliders — these are similar to the abovementioned saddles because you mount them, but your movement is what powers them, rather than any motor or battery.
  • Thrusting sex toys — as the name suggests, these devices thrust; usually, these entail dildo machines with a mechanical movement.

Sex machines can be used solo or with a partner, depending on what both of you like and what you want to experiment with sexually.

Nipple Suckers

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Nipple suckers, or also known as pumps or vacuums, act like little mouths attached to the nipples and latch on to them, gently increasing the blood flow with their suction.

They are purely intended to arouse you, which is why they are a popular foreplay toy.

However, you can definitely leave them on during intercourse or throughout your entire solo play to enhance your arousal and achieve a stronger orgasm.

While nipple suckers are more frequently used by women due to the tenderness of the breasts, they can also be pleasurable for men, too, since men also have nerve endings in their nipples that can intensify arousal.

Nipple suckers are different from nipple clamps, which are purely intended to cause a painful sensation to arouse a person who enjoys this type of pain.

Therefore, you may wanna consider looking into the “meaner alternative” of standard nipple suckers if you are into that.

Check out my article for recommendations for nipple suckers.

Vibrating Cock Rings

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Vibrating cock rings are simple and straight to the point.

They are easy to use and don’t require much maintenance, which makes them the perfect toy for beginners or for someone who doesn’t want to be bothered with complicated gadgets.

Vibrating cock rings are also great for prolonging erections and can also enhance the orgasm of both the wearer and their partner due to the usually strong motor whose vibrations can be felt throughout the toy.

They can be used during solo play, in combination with other toys, or with a partner.

(Vibrating) Butt Plugs

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Butt plugs, although straight to the point, are definitely a sex toy that both male and female partners can use during foreplay, intercourse, or for a pleasurable solo session.

They come in various shapes, sizes, and materials, but the most popular ones tend to be stainless steel butt plugs with a little jewel on the bottom.

However, if you want variety and a break from the usual, there are also vibrating butt plugs that can be controlled via an app, as well as options that come in many different and fun designs.

NEW: We’ve just curated a list of the best glow-in-the-dark butt plugs, check it out.

Prostate Massagers

Helix Syn Trident Prostate Massager

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located below the seminal vesicle and just above the start of the urethra.

This gland, although small, is definitely mighty when it comes to giving men the strongest and best orgasms they’ve ever had in their lives.

Many men say that prostate stimulation feels similar to penile orgasms, only way more intense and felt through the entire body.

There are reports of people having super orgasms, which are a stream of fast, continuous orgasms that cause the body to shudder.

And while you can totally achieve a prostate orgasm with your fingers, nothing beats a little helping hand in the form of a prostate massager.

Prostate massagers can be used solo, but you can also have them in you while having intercourse with your partner, which will probably only make the experience more explosive.

Click here to check out my article on the best prostate massagers.

Candles For Wax Play

wax play candles

Whether you’re fully in the world of kink or see yourself more on the vanilla side of sex, using candles for wax play is a steamy way to take sexual pleasure with your partner up a couple of notches.

Much to the surprise of many, using candles during foreplay and intercourse is easy, safe, and sexy and will totally amplify your night.

Additionally, many candles for sex play are designed to double as sensual massage oils as they melt.

However, candles for wax play can also be used during a solo session. This can be useful if you feel more comfortable exploring something new by yourself or simply because you like the sensation of melting wax on your skin.

The only thing you should pay attention to is buying candles specifically designed for sensual play because they typically tend to be at a lower temperature than a regular candle to prevent burns and discomfort.


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A blindfold is an accessory typically used between partners as a part of a power-play scenario.

However, blindfolds can also be used during solo masturbation sessions because they can definitely enhance your other senses and deliver increased stimulation and stronger orgasms.

Using it solo may not be as thrilling as when using it with a partner; however, it may be a good time to practice on yourself first if you have a desire to try such a power-play scenario with your partner in the future.

Check out my article on how to use bondage sex toys as a beginner.