Saddle up and take a ride in this detailed guide on the best Sybian alternatives…
If you’ve watched porn, you’ll have come across the Sybian. These sex machines are basically a porn-star in their own right.
I’ve often wondered if the women riding them were really enjoying it THAT much, or if they were just ‘faking it’ for the cameras.
So, I asked a good friend of mine if she would let me borrow her machine…you know, in the good name of research. She dropped it off with a smile and a wink.
I ordered my own attachments (safety first!) and the moment they arrived, I stripped off and hopped on…
Turns out, they aren’t just that good. They’re even better!
How can I put this?
The Sybian will make you cum your brains out in a matter of MINUTES.
Stay on for longer and your entire body will melt away…
When it came to purchasing my own machine, I have realized that there are so many other Sybian machines out there on the market!
Table of Contents
First of all…What Is a Sybian?
Sybian is a female masturbation device that exploded onto the sex scene in the mid-80s and has been blowing minds ever since!
Nowadays, the name ‘sybian’ has become synonymous with the vibrating saddle sex machine.
The Sybian looks like a half-barrel or riding saddle with a vibrating ridge on the top which can be fitted with a different dildo or clitoral stimulation attachments.
The rider straddles the machine using the remote to control the speed of vibration and dildo rotation (and the intensity of their orgasms!).
How It All Started: Brief History of The Sybian
Dave Lampert, the inventor of The Sybian, first had the bright idea of a female stimulation machine back in the early 1970’s.
Cue many years of research and development, help from engineers, physicians, and sex therapists.
Eventually in 1987, the first Sybian machine was released. Not much has changed since then, apart from the name.
It was first known as the “Master Better” but it soon changed for The Sybian.
Derived from the Ancient Greek city Sybaris, a city of luxury and outrageous pleasure-seeking. Very appropriate!
This vibrating sex saddle became so popular that it spawned a whole industry of sex toys built in its likeness, and has even inspired a wave of Sybian Training Erotica.
It was a sex-revolution and its vibrations are still being felt today!
How Much Does A Sybian Cost?
The original Sybian sex machine costs $1,245 – a little steep for most pockets BUT this is no run-of-the-mill sex toy.
This is a sophisticated piece of machinery expertly designed for women (but brave men can get on board too!) with the sole purpose of delivering the most mind-melting orgasms.
Let’s take a look at the nitty-gritty of this sexual beast!
The Original Sybian
Vibration Motor: 0-150 RPM | Rotation Motor: 6000 RPM | Weight: 22 lbs | Warranty: 5yr | Attachments: Choice of silicone or TPE packages | Additional Features: Positioning stool, lube
- Reputable brand
- Full instruction manual
- Easy to use
- Different color options
- Very loud
The Classic Sybian Package comes with the saddle machine and remote, a stool, and attachments. You can take your pick from either the 2-piece silicone or the 3-piece TPE package.
I recommend opting for the silicone attachments as they are non-porous and therefore safer and easier to clean/sanitize.
You also get ‘Reboot Your Sex Life Program’ – a booklet dedicated to female pleasure. This is what I love about this company— they really CARE about your orgasm.
What about functionality?
Well, it’s pretty easy to set up and use. The remote control has two on/off switches, one for vibration and the other for rotation. Plus dials for controlling the speed/intensity for each.
It’s really simple BUT I found the control, not the easiest to grip while you’re being vibrated from the inside out! Not a huge problem, just a bit annoying for the lone-rider.
The main issue with the Sybian is the noise. As you can see/hear from this test-video, it sounds like a helicopter taking off!
You can dull it (a bit!) by placing it on the bed or using it on a soft surface like a carpet, towels or blanket. But it’s never going to be silent, and neither are you for that matter!
Top Sybian Alternatives on the Market
Vibration Motor: 0-160 RPM
Rotation Motor: 7000 RPM
Weight: 17.4 lbs
Attachments: 4 TPE attachments
The Tremor Rock and Roll Machine
Vibration Motor: 0-160 RPM
Rotation Motor: 7000 RPM
Weight: 13.5 lbs
Attachments: 2 silicone attachments
The Cowgirl Riding Sex Machine
Vibration Motor: 1200 RPM
Rotation Motor: Unspecified
Weight: 24.5 lbs
Attachments: 2 silicone attachments
1. The Tremor Rock & Roll Sex Machine
Best bang for the buck
Vibration Motor: 0-160 RPM | Rotation Motor: 7000 RPM | Weight: 13.5 lbs | Warranty: 2yr | Attachments: 2 silicone attachments | Additional Features: Silicone washable pad
- More affordable
- Easy to clean
- 100% silicone
- Short remote control wire
- Loud in high setting
The Tremor Sex Machine has a slightly more affordable price tag of $849.
They’ve adapted the saddle design so it’s not as wide as the Sybian and easier to straddle.
But the red and white plastic frame looks a bit cheap to me. The sex saddle style may have originated in the 80s but Tremor looks like it was made in the 80s.
Appearances aside, this is a powerful machine delivering a bigger buzz and more rotation power than the original Sybian.
So less bucks, definitely more bang!
It also comes with a silicone pad cover for easy-cleaning and two silicone attachments. I like silicone! Body-safe and feels nice.
The control panel is also slim and easy to hold in one hand. Great for solo use.
But the short power cord means it’s a little limiting when giving control to a partner.
Especially if they want to sit back and get a good view of you enjoying yourself.
2. The MotorBunny Starter Kit
Best vibrating sex saddle for BDSM
Vibration Motor: 0-160 RPM | Rotation Motor: 7000 RPM | Weight: 17.4 lbs | Warranty: 5yrs | Attachments: 4 TPE attachments | Additional Features: Stool, eyelets suitable for restraints
- Ability to attach extras
- Payment plans available
- Option to control via app+remote
- TPE inserts (porous/hard to clean)
The Motorbunny Starter Kit is very similar in style and power to the Sybian but with a few extras which make it stand out for its own merits.
First of all, let’s talk about those 4 stainless steel eyelets!
This is what makes the Motorbunny a great sex saddle for the kinkster who’s into restraint play…
The 2 eyelets at the front of the machine and 2 at the back are designed to attach wrist or ankle cuffs. Or if you like a little pain with your pleasure, try the nipple clamps.
Restricted movement on a forced orgasm machine? It’s a BDSM lover’s wet dream!
Well, the starter kit comes with a standard control pad, but for more freedom and fun, dish out an extra $100 and you get the ability to control via a wireless app.
The Motorbunny is cheaper than the Sybian but $900 it’s still a lot to hand out in one go. Which is why Motorbunny payment plans are such a sweet deal!
Being able to spread payments from anything from 6 weeks to 36 months makes the idea of owning your very own vibrating sex saddle a real possibility.
One major downside for me is that the kit comes with TPE inserts. (Can you tell I’m not a fan?)
But they do also have a premium range of silicone attachments that you can purchase separately.
3. The Cowgirl Riding Sex Machine
Upgrade luxury choice
Vibration Motor: 1200 RPM | Rotation Motor: – | Weight: 24.5 lbs | Warranty: 1yr | Attachments: 2 silicone attachments | Additional Features: 360° rotation of insertion
- High quality craftsmanship
- Super powerful vibrations
- Padded for extra comfort
- Silicone attachments
- Only 2 attachments
If money is no object then check out the Cowgirl Premium. With it’s plain black, faux leather design this is the sexiest Sybian alternative, in my humble opinion!
Retailing at $1499 it features a handcrafted padded and contoured saddle which also makes it one of the most comfortable machines to straddle.
The disappointing thing is that it comes with just 2 attachments— the ‘Rawhide’ for clitoral stimulation and the ‘Wild West’ for combined penetration and clitoral fun.
For this price, I expected more attachments. That said, they are 100% silicone, so quality over quantity I guess! Also, the insertable dildo attachment is nicely angled for hitting that G-spot.
But the most interesting thing with the Cowgirl is the ultra-strong vibrations of 1200 RPM.
To put it in perspective, the original Sybian gives 160 RPM. So, this is insanely more powerful!
Turn it on and count the orgasms…that is if you can even remember how to count by then!
On the control you have the 2 dials for vibration and rotations, plus a button for selecting the pulsating patterns. Simple enough.
But you can also download the Cowgirl app and have a partner or playmate control it from their phone from anywhere in the world.
Great for those in long-distance relationships too!
4. Liberator Bonbon Dildo Saddle
The best budget sex saddle
Weight: 2.6 lbs | Attachments: None | Additional Features: Soft, removable, machine-washable cover
- Soft-feel fabric
- Can be used with any toy
- Smaller width, easy to straddle
- Choice of colors
- Can be used as a sex wedge
- Moves around a lot
- Too high for short people!
The Liberator Bonbon Dildo Saddle is an absolute steal at only $95. But it’s more like a DIY Sybian, you buy the saddle and provide your own vibrations!
The saddle is made from supportive foam covered in a removable and machine washable faux suede or faux velvet. It does feel soft against the skin.
The saddle measures at 15″ x 8.5″ x 12″. An ok size for most but if you’re shorter than 5ft 2” you might have difficulty getting comfy.
It is also missing some weight or an anti-slip bottom as it does move a lot.
It would be nice to have an extra hole on the top to allow for another vibrator or dildo for double penetration.
But you can improvise with a double penetrator dildo, or get a male partner involved!
If you’re on a strict budget or just feel slightly intimidated by the power of the sybians, this is a great alternative to test the waters.
The Vibrating Sex Saddle Buying Guide
Price: Is the Sybian Worth The Money?
The Sybian is considered the Lamborghini of sex toys. But is any orgasm really worth a price tag of $1245?
Well, first of all, for most riders it’s not just one orgasm, but multiple. And EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Not only that, but these orgasms aren’t just a sweet tingle but the type of orgasm that will leave you in a soggy exhausted heap unable to see straight or remember your own name…
That said, the vibrations are strong and can be just too much for some women.
If you have a very sensitive clit, you could feel more pain than pleasure. (Then add to that, the pain of wasting $1245!)
If you’re not sure, try the Hitachi Magic Wand first. Delivering up to 6000RPM vibrations, the original magic wand will give you a good idea if your clit is up for the sybian challenge!
To sum it up, the Sybian is pricey. But look at it as an investment in your sex life – this is a piece of engineering mastery built to last.
Sybian Rental Might Be An Affordable Way To Take A Test Ride
Renting a sex toy might sound gross but it can help you make up your mind AND it’s completely hygienic.
For just $99 (plus a refundable deposit of $170) you can enjoy one night of sybian passion from Sybian Date Night.
They send you the machine, stool, instruction manual, 2 attachments plus a complimentary gift set of wine and chocolate to get you in the mood!
But more importantly…
The machine is covered with a ‘Sybian Safety Shield’ – a micro-thin plastic covering which allows you to get all the power n’ pleasure but prevents any direct skin-to-insert contact.
Sybian Date Night currently only operates in Southern California, but there are other options out there.
The original Sybian offers a 45-day trial so you can enjoy the ride and return the machine if you’re not pleased…enough.
What Sybian Attachments Are There?
Attachments come in all shapes and sizes and serve different purposes. Clitoral stimulation, vaginal or double penetration, G-spot or prostate stimulation…
Whatever button you want pushed…there’s an attachment for it!
Attaching the different moulds to the machine is easy – as you can see in this demo video.
Each dildo attachment comes with a spring or a stem that connects them to the body of the machine. Springs give a more flexible gentle experience while the stems are firmer.
Can You Use Sybian For Double Penetration?
If you fancy double penetration, Sybian offers an attachment to give you exactly that.
Both of the inserts are 1.33” in diameter & 4.25” length. Not too small and not too big.
But if you do want bigger, you can add the real-feel penis sleeve. Also worth noting that the rear insert doesn’t rotate, but does deliver the vibes!
Motorbunny also has a DP attachment as part of their premium silicone range.
The slightly different style has a larger pussy insert (5”) and a smaller 3-inch rear shaft, tapered for easy insertion.
Sybian and Sex Saddle FAQ
How Does The Sybian Work?
The Sybian works by attaching your chosen massager or dildo attachment onto the contact strip and straddle the machine, placing your intimate area on top of the attachments.
If you’re using an insert, lube up and ease yourself down onto it. Once you get comfortable, adjust the level of vibration and the rotation of the insert.
Some sex saddles, like the Cowgirl, have different vibration patterns which can add a little extra pleasure kick to your ride. Yee-haaaa!
Tips For Riding A Sybian
- Positioning: The Sybian instruction manual comes with some nice ideas for positions for solo riders or using it with a partner.
- Start slowly: The vibrations can get really intense! So warm up and take your time.
- Attachments: Explore the different attachments to find the sensation you like best.
- Lube: Lots of it! You want to be nice and slippery when riding the attachments to reduce any friction from the rotation or vibrations
- Put it on a soft surface: This is a piece of heavy machinery! It can get LOUD and vibrations are strong enough to shake your walls, floor, ceiling…
Using Sybian in BDSM Context
The Sybian is a favorite piece of sex equipment for the BDSM crowd (some think it’s the best fucking machine) for two main reasons…the ability to control pleasure and forced orgasms.
You can place your sexy little sub on top of the saddle and drive them out of their mind with pleasure as you control the speed and power of the vibrations.
As mentioned earlier, the Motorbunny machine with its extra eyelets is great for attaching cuffs, clamps, and restraints.
We have compared these two brands in this guide – Sybian vs Motorbunny if you want to get more details.
You could also use bondage rope! But if you do, just make sure the rider is secure and in no danger of falling off the saddle.
Also, remember that the sybian experience is super intense! The line between pleasure and pain can be crossed really quickly.
So if you’re giving control of the remote to someone else AND being restrained, make sure you agree on a safe word to cut the power or lower the intensity immediately.
Using Sybian for Prostate Massage
The sex saddle can also be used by men for mind-blowing prostate orgasms. You can use the standard dildo attachments, but if you’re new to prostate play, start small.
You don’t need an 8-incher (unless you want it!) as the prostate is located about 2-3 inches inside the ass. To hit it just right, use a curved/round-topped attachment.
You may be able to have a dry-orgasm (prostate orgasm) just using the vibrations alone, or go for the double whammy and take your cock in hand or let your partner play with your junk!
The Venus by Sybian: Sex Machine for Men
Even if you’re not into the anal play, we’ve got you covered. Enter, The Venus 2000: the hands-free stroking masturbation device for men.
It’s like a little suction hose that milks your penis!
The special thing about this is that it is made to fit you. Measure your member, send the details when ordering, and get your personal sex machine delivered to ya!
The Venus Package comes at a hefty price of $956.
Update: Look at Kiiroo Keon, a blowjob machine that you can use hands-free. It’s our new favorite.
Vibrating sex saddles are definitely more than a sex toy, they are a love machine!
Whether you go old-school and stick with the original Sybian or opt for one of the sybian alternatives, you’re sure to have the ride of your life.
Saddle up and enjoy!