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Luxury Sex Toys

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Updated July 25, 2012

After decades of stagnation in quality and creativity the sex toy industry is developing at a surprising and exciting pace. At least a couple times a year a new small manufacturer emerges offering high end sex toys with better quality materials, more durable motors, and smart, user-friendly designs. Most people making high end sex toys are not from inside the adult industry, and bring a broader aesthetic and creativity to their products. Below are a few of my favorite luxury sex toy designers.

Form 6 by Jimmyjane

Jimmyjane Form 6 Vibrator
Jimmyjane
Led by designer Ethan Imboden, Jimmyjane produces beautiful products that are exquisitely functional. Form 6 represents their most powerful and function rich vibrator to date. Rechargeable and fully submersible/waterproof, Form 6 has a mind-blowing array of vibration modes, speeds, and intensities, and vibrates through both ends of the toy. It’s also a beautiful object to hold in your hand. The surface is smooth with just a bit of softness, and the toy has significant weight.

Mustang by Vixen Creations

Mustang Vixskin Dildo
Vixen Creations
Vixen Creations was an early adopter of silicone for dildo making. Silicone is the ideal material for dildos; easy to clean, durable, hypoallergenic, it also retains body heat, transmits vibrations, and you can even throw it in your dishwasher (or boil it). A few years ago Vixen responded to their customers desire to have more variation in density and feel by creating VixSkin, a dual density silicone that has a soft exterior and firm core. It still has all the above-mentioned benefits and while it does require a little more TLC, it remains the material to beat for durability, safety, and feel.

Nea by LELO

Nea Vibrator
Lelo
Swedish sex toy designer LELO began with a simple mandate; to make beautiful objects that provided strong consistent stimulation and evoked sophistication over raunch. The company introduces only a few products each year, but every one delivers on its original promise. Nea is a rechargeable external vibrator, ergonomically designed, quiet and extremely powerful. It’s also an object you can’t help but roll around in your hand when you pick it up. Nea features a sensitive and durable multi-speed function, which makes it as good for a shy beginner as it does for someone looking for a powerhouse in a small package.

Pure Wand by Njoy

Pure Wand Stainless Steel Dildo
Njoy
The designers of Njoy call themselves “keen observers of the wonders of human sexual mechanics” and state their philosophy as being about “pure/fun”. Their material of choice, medical grade stainless steel is beautiful, durable, and body safe. Their designs are beautiful and functional and never sacrificing one for the other. Pure Wand is a double ended penetration toy that is safe for vaginal or anal use and doubles as the most innuendo filled paper weight you’ll ever own.

Afterglow Candle and Massage Stone by Jimmyjane

Afterglow Massage Candle and Massage Stone
Jimmyjane
Not all high end sex toys have to be expensive. Jimmyjane has begun to introduce playful and thoughtful toys that don’t cost a fortune, and aren’t all about vibration or penetration. Afterglow candles offer the warm glow of candle light, a light scent, and when heated the candle liquefies into a warm (never hot) spa-grade massage oil. They’ve coupled the candle with an organic and functional massage stone, which feels as good in your hand as it does on your sore muscles. The candle is available in three scents and burns up to 42 hours.

Delight by Fun Factory

Delight Rechargeable Vibrator
Fun Factory
German sex toy manufacturer Fun Factory was one of the first companies to introduce light hearted design, higher quality materials, and coherent non-offensive marketing to the sex toy industry. The plan worked and they have grown their business without sacrificing their goals. Delight is their newest rechargeable vibrator and includes several innovations. Designed for external and internal use and to provide simultaneous clitoral and g spot stimulation the Delight features 32 vibration settings and conveniently charges while sitting in its carrying case.

Romp by Nobessence

Romp Wooden Dildo
Nobessence
Some of the best high end sex toy designers are turning to older materials for inspiration. From the beginning, Nobessence products were made exclusively from organic sustainably sourced wood. Wood offers a unique feel of smoothness with some surface texture, and fullness without the weight. Toys for penetration succeed or fail based on shape and feel, not just how the toy feels in your hand, but how it feels in your body. Romp is only one of Nobessence’s designs; this one is specifically intended for male anal play and prostate stimulation.

We Vibe by Standard Innovations

We Vibe vibrator
Standard Innovation
A unique solution to the problem of not enough clitoral stimulation during intercourse, the We Vibe is worn during penetration play. One arm is inserted vaginally while the other rests against the clitoris. The We Vibe stays in place during penetration and offers vibration for both partners. A high-quality rechargeable vibrator plus an easy-to-clean silicone body make the We Vibe worth the money for those looking for more stimulation. It doesn’t work as well in all sex positions, but experimenting and finding the right one can be part of the fun.

The Fleshlight

The Fleshlight
Interactive Life Forms
The Fleshlight was conceived, designed, and is still made, by a family-owned business. It was the first high end sex toy for men and it’s notable that in an industry based on ripping off successful designs, no one has managed to duplicate The Fleshlight. The true innovation of the Fleshlight is the material. It’s difficult to describe in words but it is both soft and substantial, and has a rich enveloping feeling when it surrounds any part of your body. When taken care of properly it’s also durable and can last for years.

Gigi by LELO

Gigi Silicone Vibrator
LELO
Proof that you don’t have to design big to have a significant impact, Gigi is a powerful, quiet, rechargeable silicone vibrator that’s equally suitable for external stimulation and penetration. The curve is intended for g spot stimulation, and like all LELO’s wand vibrators, Gigi offers five vibration modes each at multiple speeds and holds its charge for up to 1 1/2 hours.
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