Best Sex Toys for Beginners

Earlier this week in our Ask a Sexpert column, we explored how newbies can go about choosing their very first sex toy.

You can read the full post here if you missed it, but to recap:

  1. Think about what turns you on and feels good
  2. Look for a toy that aligns with the sensations you know you already enjoy
  3. Hone in on simple toys, without too many bells and whistles
  4. Consider one or two inexpensive toys to get started

Looking for recommendations on where to start when exploring the range of toys available that are perfect for beginners? Here are our top picks!


Bullet vibes are great for beginners because they offer targeted vibration in a small and simple yet powerful package. They can be used on the clitoris, nipples and along your favourite erogenous zones, and they generally feature a one-button control and speed setting, which is perfect for newbies.

Check out our current range of bullet vibes here.


If you’re looking for incredible external stimulation, you can’t beat a wand vibrator! And while large wands can seem a tad intimidating for beginners, there are plenty of petite and mini massagers to choose from which are perfect for newbies. Wands are also great for people with vulvas who don’t enjoy penetration, and there are now even wands specifically designed for people with penises, like Share Satisfaction’s Khala Vibrating Penis Wand.

Read more about the benefits of wand vibrators, or check out our current range of wand vibes here.


If you’re into penetration and g-spot stimulation during masturbation and partnered sex, a g-spot vibe is for you! Designed to internally stimulate the g-spot – a highly sensitive area located a few inches inside the vagina along the front wall, which is actually part of the internal clitoral network of tissue – g-spot vibes come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. We recommend keeping things simple with the G-Star G-Spot Slimline Vibe or the Fantasy Bliss 10 Speed G-Spot Vibrator, which both feature super-simple controls for sex toy newbies.

Check out our full range of g-spot vibes here.


Is anal right up your alley? You’re not alone! In fact, anal toys are so popular, there’s a huge range of vibrating and non-motorised options to choose from – making them ideal for sex toy beginners. If you’re just getting started with anal, a string of anal beads (like these) are a fun and flexible option. If you’re keen on a vibrating option that’s easy to use, Anal Fantasy’s Vibrating Butt Plug is a solid start!

Browse our full range of anal toys here


People with penises need sex toys, too! And personal trainers are a great place to start if you’ve never tried a purpose-built sex toy before. Also known as endurance trainers, sleeves and strokers, Fleshlight is the big name in this game – but there are plenty of lower-cost options available if you’re just getting started. Check out Satisfyer’s Tornado Bliss Sleeve for a great non-motorised option, or – if you want something with vibration – the Male Masturbator Blowjob Simulator, which is simple to operate via two control buttons.

Learn more about endurance trainers and how they work, or view our full collection here.