8 Best Vibrating Dildos (From Cheap, Realistic To Silicone) [2022]

Thought vibrating dildos were all the same? Nuh-uh, honey. Check out the cool features of these vibing beasts.

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We’re pretty sure you’re aware of the joys of vibrating dildos. Seriously, who isn’t? Most of us have had one of these vibing toys in our sock drawer at some point.

Of course, all of the vibrating dildos out there share two common principles (i.e. they’re dildos, and they vibrate!). 

But, each one possesses slightly different features: 100% waterproof for shower and bathtime fun, remote-controlled vibrating dildos, bunny-ear vibrating dildos… You name it, it’s on our list. 

So, here are the best vibrating dildos on the market for you to maximize playtime pleasure, whether you’re flying solo or simply want to spice things up with your partner.


Top Vibrating Dildos In 2022

BEST RECHARGEABLE

Stronic Drei

Fun Factory Stronic Drei

MOST AFFORDABLE

showers stuad ballsy dong

Calexotics Shower Stud

BEST DOUBLE-ENDED

Lovehoney Desire

Desire Luxury Strapless Strap-on

Price: 
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Insertable Length:
5.25”
6”
5”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
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Most affordable

1. Calexotics Shower Stud

Material:
TPR
Insertable Length:
6”
Circumference:
5”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Batteries
  • Easy control
  • 100% waterproof
  • Realistically textured
  • Girthy
  • Can cause dryness (bring lube!)
  • Not massively rigid

For a pretty small price (around $35), you can seriously spice up your shower time with the Shower Stud 100% waterproof vibrating dildo.

Use the suction cup to stick the dong to the wall and thrust away with joy!

The vibrations are strong and rumbly for the price, and you can especially feel them towards the end of the shaft, so you’ll feel it right up inside you. 

This dildo is made from TPR, a porous material. Make sure to keep the dildo for yourself and clean it well, as it can collect bacteria easily.

For such a price, though, this dildo is cheap and cheerful.

Want more options? Check out our compilation of the best suction cup dildos.


Best rechargeable vibrating dildo

2. Fun Factory Stronic Drei

Material:
Silicone
Insertable Length:
5.25”
Circumference:
5.5”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Rechargeable
  • Super realistic motions
  • 10 patterns!
  • Waterproof 
  • Very quiet
  • Not cheap

Fun Factory Stronic Drei is nothing like your standard toy. 

Instead of ordinary vibrations, the dildo thrusts back and forth in a slow, pulsating way. It is not super buzzy and fast, but rather slow, rhythmic, and deep. 

They feature new technology that involves internal magnets that collide, causing the thrusting motion. 

Don’t expect to be bounced around the room with this one, as it brings more of slow, steady pumping. Although if you do love a bit of high energy, team it with a clit vibrator to blast an amazing O.

The ridges actually help to keep the toy inside you, so you can be hands-free if you choose!

The travel lock is an awesome extra, plus it actually is as quiet as it claims! As serial vibe-users will know, true quiet can be tough to find.

Here are the other best thrusting vibrating dildos.


Best double-ended vibrating dildo

3. Desire Luxury Strapless Strap-on

Material:
Silicone
Insertable Length:
5”
Circumference:
4.25”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Rechargeable
  • Versatile play
  • Heaps of patterns and speeds
  • Waterproof
  • Reaches your clit too
  • Buttons a little tough to access

This strapless strap-on is cute, it’s purple, it’s silicone, and it’s got bunny ears that tickle your clit as you hold the bulbous end inside you (although it might need a little encouragement to stay in!).

What you do with the longer shaft is up to you! It’s perfect for lesbian fun or pegging with your partner.

There are two motors that make both ends vibrate simultaneously. But you can easily switch one end off.

Try setting a different pattern to each end, and enjoy the strong vibes flowing through you and your partner. 

The bulbous end feels gorgeous on your G-spot, and your partner will be feeling great too! This toy is like the gift that keeps on giving…

The buttons can be a little hard to locate when you’re distracted, but you get used to it.

Here are other alternatives of Desire Luxury Strapless Strap-on.


Best girthy vibrating dildo

4. Fun Factory Big Boss G5

Material:
Silicone
Insertable Length:
6.5”
Circumference:
5.7”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Rechargeable
  • Super girthy and long
  • Waterproof pressing
  • Feels solid and weighty
  • Buttons are prone to accidental 

Big Boss by Fun Factory aims to deliver in both size and power.

The FlexiFun technology makes the dildo bend inside you naturally when you change positions, making it feel more realistic.

The low vibe pattern produces this sexy, deep rumbling sound, while the continuous pattern gives you a non-stop buzzing bonanza. So, it’s quite good for those seeking variety in their toy!

The silicone is super soft and sensual, so it feels great whether you’re just teasing your clit, or fucking with it.


Longest lasting charge

5. Fun Factory Stronic Real

Material:
Silicone
Insertable Length:
5.5”
Circumference:
4.75”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Rechargeable
  • Great thrusting motion
  • Feels gorgeous
  • Charge lasts 2 hours
  • Most expensive

This is a really nice, authentic-looking vibrating dildo (especially in the flesh color). 

The thrusting (while a little more like an intense wobble than a true-to-life thrust exactly), happens throughout the whole length. This makes it beat some of the models where only the tip moves.

The slow setting is sensuous; it rocks back and forth in rhythmic pumps. OMG. The middle speeds give the best, pronounced thrusts, while the fastest speed is like an electric buzz.

The speeds allow you to go slooooow and sexy, fast and pumping, or increase from slow to fast (with seven options in total). Additionally, you have three vibration patterns.

It’s quiet, USB chargeable, and sleek. At around $170, it’s a little expensive, but the quality follows!


Best squirting dildo

6. Evolved Novelties Big Shot

Material:
Silicone and ABS Plastic
Insertable Length:
6”
Circumference:
5”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Rechargeable
  • Powerful squirt
  • Easy to clean
  • Simple buttons
  • Hard silicone

The squirt on this vibing dildo actually jets out like a water pistol, as opposed to a disappointing trickle. Realistic? Maybe…

On a side note, the material is pretty hard and not too flexible. Great for those who love hard pounding, but not as great for the sensitive pussies in here.

The speeds are more on the rumbly side than buzzy. So, if you love deep, rumbly motors rather than a hum, this dildo delivers.

Although, for buzz-lovers, the third speed is the best: fast and buzzy while still delivering rumbles that reach up through you!

For more options, check out this list of the best squirting dildos.


Best for anal stimulation

7. Tantus P-Spot

Material:
Silicone
Insertable Length:
7.5”
Circumference:
5.25”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Batteries
  • Super long
  • Precise stimulation
  • Flared base
  • Looks a bit intimidating
  • Not ideal for beginners

With a built-in slot for a bullet vibrator (included) and designed to fit into most ‘O’ rings, this vibrating anal dildo is pretty versatile.

Although it’s made with guys in mind – it’s angled to stimulate the prostate – it can easily be used by a woman, too.

At 7.5”, man it’s long. The girth is pretty manageable for vaginal sex, but for anal, it’s a little on the girthy side! Some training might be necessary…

The length ensures it gets to those hard-to-reach places! And it feels great if you’re using it on your pussy, too.

You can check out our compilation of the best prostate dildos if you’re interested in other options.


Most realistic remote controlled

8. LifeLike Lover Luxe

Material:
Silicone
Insertable Length:
5.5”
Circumference:
5”
Multiple Speeds:
Yes
Power Type:
Rechargeable
  • Very realistic
  • 6 different vibe modes
  • Remote controlled
  • Remote control isn’t waterproof

This 6” USB-rechargeable dong is amazingly life-like! It’s skin-colored, veiny, and can rival your boyfriend in insertable length and width.

The suction cup base is solid, and the whole thing is remote-controlled, meaning you can easily ride hands-free. And, you’ve got the choice of attaching it to a harness for a pegging session.

The powerful, motor-revving vibrations radiate from the tip but travel down the length. So when it’s inside you, you literally feel the vibes everywhere. 

Plus, the speeds go from a nice low (but effective) hum to a total rumble-fest on the higher options.

I suggest checking out this list of the most realistic vibrators if you want more options.


What You Should Know When Shopping For A Vibrating Dildo

What is a vibrating dildo?

A vibrating dildo combines the best features of both a vibrator and a dildo to form a wow-inducing toy. Dildos are typically not powered at all, and vibrators aren’t always the same shape as an actual penis.

With a vibrating dildo, you get the best of both worlds. Solo or partnered, they are awesome.

There are so many different types of vibrating dildos to choose from. Let’s keep things simple for now, though, and break these up into size, shape, and materials. I’d argue that these three aspects of a vibrator are the most important – all the rest is just bells and whistles.


Find the perfect size

If you’re looking at size, you have a huge range to choose from. Luckily this is pretty self-explanatory, and you’ll probably already have a good idea of what you want, but make you’re looking at insertable length, not total length. If you’re shopping online, it might be hard to picture how big a given vibrator actually is, so here are some numbers.

Anything below 5 inches in length is usually considered on the smaller side. This size is great if you want something very unintrusive or if you’re not too experienced with penetrative sex. 

Between 5 and 7 inches is roughly the average penis size – it’s filling without being overwhelming. According to sex toy retailer Lovehoney, the most popular dildo size is smack-bang in the middle at 6 inches.
Over 7 inches is for size queens (or kings!) or anyone who wants to stretch their… ahem… scope of experience.

Girth-wise, you’ll need enough to make you feel full without overstretching. 

Actually, the ‘ideal girth’ has been claimed to be between 4.5” and 7.5” circumference (whoa), so look within that ballpark.


Choose the right shape, texture, and level of realism for you

The shape you choose depends on what kind of stimulation you desire.

Vibrating dildos tend to mimic real penises by nature, and a more true-to-form shaped toy will provide you with a more real ‘full of dick’ feeling than a bullet shape.

You can also find arrow-straight vibrating dildos, curved G-spot targeting dildos, dual-stimulating rabbit dildos, and just about any other vaguely phallic shape you can think of. The most popular shape for vaginal penetration tends to be curved to follow the natural shape of the vagina. 

Straight dildos can be used for size training, if you’re wanting to try fisting, or for anal sex preparation. Some people also just prefer that shape! There’s no wrong answer – find what works for you.

Vibrating dildos pretty much come in two kinds of texture: veiny and real-feeling or smooth and polished. 

It can be kinda intense if you select a toy that’s realistically textured and made from rigid material (like ABS). Remember though, more texture equals more lube… Have a bottle handy! And make sure it’s water-based if you’re using silicone toys.

If you’re not bothered about veiny texture and you love the feel of soft silicone brushing against you (and inside you) a smoother, bullet-like model is a great choice.

Realism: Toys with a thrusting motion are more realistic. Although being toys and not real dudes with real penises, the range of thrust sometimes isn’t quite as realistic as expected.

Also, soft, pliable silicone tends to feel more ‘real’ than some of the harder, plastic options.


Pay attention to the materials

It’s always important to choose body-safe materials when it comes to sex toys. There are a few tried and true options, and the gold standard is body-safe silicone – that usually means food grade or medical grade.

Silicone: This material is popular because it’s super soft, velvety feel is amazingly sensuous on the skin, plus it’s easy to clean and skin-safe.

ABS Plastic: Can be a good choice for your vibrating dildo as it’s highly durable (great for going wild) and it’s non-porous, so it won’t retain any nasties on it after cleaning.

Plus, it doesn’t dull down vibrations. So, often the highest magnitude vibrators will be made from ABS.

Stay away from toys made of PVC, jelly, and latex – those are not safe-to-use materials.


Types of vibrating dildos

Silicone vibrating dildos are a great choice for this type of toy and are probably what you’ll see most often when you’re browsing good-quality sex toys. These toys are non-porous, waterproof, easy to clean, flexible, temperature-responsive, and won’t seep any chemicals into your body. They’re soft to the touch and comfortable to use, too.

Glass vibrating dildos are less common but are a great choice for sex toys if you want something incredibly firm. There’s no need to be nervous about the glass itself – it’s specially made from the same stuff as Pyrex glassware, so you know it’s extremely durable.

Glass is easy to clean and completely non-porous, so they’re perfectly safe to use internally. They also hold temperature well, so you can run them under warm water before using them (or cold water if you’re into temperature play!).

Jelly vibrating dildos are NOT my favorite option, but I’ll mention them here because I believe they do serve a purpose. Jelly is incredibly soft and malleable, and vibrators made from this material tend to be very cheap.

If budget is a consideration and it’s your first vibrating dildo, jelly could be a good starting point just to see if you like these kinds of toys. There’s a big catch, though – it’s a porous material, so it will absorb bacteria and is impossible to properly clean. If you go this route, don’t keep the dildo for long.


Vibration Quality

We further classify vibrating dildos based on the materials used.

Vibrating dildos all offer slightly different types of vibrations. There are many kinds, but you’ll often come across these two words when browsing vibrating dildos: ‘rumbly’ and ‘buzzy.’

With both types of buzz/rumbles, the vibrating dildo can be used both penetratively and for clit stimulation.

Buzzy vibrating dildos give off a lighter but faster vibration (similar to bullets). Some get off on the buzz (think, the buzz of the electric toothbrush) teasing their clit or nipples, but it feels amazing inside your pussy, too.

On the other hand, rumbling vibrations tend to reverberate through you. So they’re perfect for deep fucking and rumbles on your G-Spot.


How Much Noise Does It Make?

If you like to be discreet, share a house, or simply don’t want a jackhammer accompanying your every orgasm, you’ll want a vibrating dildo that’s quiet. 

The best way to check this is to ask for an in-store demonstration so you can judge the noise levels for yourself. If you’re shopping online, though, try to find reviews or stats that mention the decibel range. 

Anything below about 50 dB should be quiet enough not to be heard through your walls – that’s about the sound of an air conditioner on full blast.


Easy to Use and Intuitive Controls

Look, I’m not saying I’ve thrown a sex toy across the room (yet), but I’ve sure been tempted.

The last thing you want in the heat of the moment is to get frustrated by complicated or hard-to-press buttons. Make sure you know ahead of time how many buttons there are and how easy they are to find and press with lubed-up hands in the dark.


Add some extras to the mix

It might just be a vibrating dildo you choose, but why not get some extra perks with it?

Thrusting toys: Toys like the Stronic Drei have a whole different motion altogether. They aim to fit the feeling of real fucking, by thrusting back and forth.

With suction-cupped vibrating dildos, you can go hands-free. A good suction-cupped vibing dildo will stick to any smooth surface (sexy shower anyone?) for a freeing experience.

If you’re seeking aquatic play, be sure that your suction-cupped vibrating dildo is 100% waterproof and submersible!

Most vibrating dildos are rechargeable, but some are battery-powered. Remember that battery-powered toys are usually less powerful than rechargeable alternatives.

Strap-on/double-ended dildos are perfect for couples who love to experiment. Like, nothing’s off the table. You can both be insanely pleasured, with his P-spot being massaged and her clit and G-spot simultaneously stimulated.

Consider checking out our best dildo guide for more options.


FAQ

What to Avoid When Looking for a Vibrating Dildo

Unfortunately, the sex toy industry isn’t regulated. This means it’s up to you to do your research and make sure the toy you’re buying is safe. Luckily, there are a few things to look out for.

  • Inferior or unsafe materials

The biggest thing to avoid is inferior materials – this is the easiest way for companies to cut costs and the most dangerous for you. Avoid anything made with phthalates, latex, parabens, or porous materials.

  • Suspiciously cheap toys

Be wary of any vibrator that looks too good to be true – it usually is. If the price doesn’t seem to match the promises, dig a little deeper. Make sure you read user reviews before choosing a toy. It’s the best way to save yourself the heartache of a disappointing purchase.

  • Poor design

The shape of a toy hugely influences the way it will feel, especially if you’re inserting and thrusting with it. If you look at a vibrator and it appears uncomfortable, that’s probably a good sign that it won’t suit your body. Go for something that looks intuitively comfortable and easy to maneuver. 

  • Low power

Not everyone wants powerful vibes, but you need to make sure your vibrator’s motor will be strong enough to meet your needs. Again, check reviews to find out the relative strength of any vibrators you’re considering. This should give you a pretty good idea of what’s in store for you.


What Are the Pros and Cons of Vibrating Dildos?

There are so many pros to using a vibrating dildo, I hardly know where to start.

Using a vibrator can help you discover unknown pleasure, as well as make orgasms stronger and easier to achieve. Vibrating dildos can add some excitement to the bedroom if you’re enjoying them with a partner and can be used without the vibrating function if you just want penetration without the added vibes.

Plus, did you know there’s a proven correlation between using a vibrator and increased sexual and mental health? Good news, right?

In comparison, the cons are pretty measly – vibrators can be expensive, especially high-quality ones, and there are a couple of annoying things like having to charge them and buying lube to make using them easier. 

If you ask me, though, it’s a no-brainer!


How To Use A Vibrating Dildo?

The capabilities of these toys allow for so much playing, whether it’s penetration, buzzing around your nipples, teasing your ass, or whatever you like. You can also explore your sensitive areas or use them to massage your partner.

The best way to start is in a long, luxurious solo session. Trying out a new toy is always exciting, so give yourself plenty of time to experiment. The most important thing is to start slow. This will give you a chance to really get to know every inch (or six) of your vibrating dildo and will lead to plenty more pleasure down the line.

If you have a curved vibrating dildo, you can play with focused G-spot stimulation (inside the vagina), which can be intensely pleasurable and lead to wonderful G-spot or blended orgasms. For those who prefer clitoral play, you can use your vibe externally too!

If you want to, you can invite your partner into the mix once you’re ready. There’s nothing sexier than sharing your pleasure with your partner, and this is a great way to show them how you like to be touched. Even better if they can help you out. The options here are plentiful.

Your partner can use the vibrator as a handheld toy, but there also are plenty that can be used with a strap-on harness. Wearing the vibrator as a strap-on gives pleasure to both the wearer and the receiver, which means double the fun!

If you want double penetration without needing a third wheel, vibrating dildos are a must-have! Or if your male partner wants to explore a little prostate play, they’re perfect. Just make sure you’re using lube for any penetrative play, and check that it’s compatible with your dildo materials.

You can even make sexy blowjob videos for your partner with a real-looking cock (if you’re both into that).

Seriously, the options are endless.


What Lube Should I Be Using For Vibrating Dildos?

This all depends on what your dildo is made from. If you’re using glass or metal toys, you can use any lube without worry.

However, if your vibrating dildo is made from silicone (which most are), you’ll need to use a water-based lube. Oil- and silicone-based lubricants will eat into the silicone and damage your new toy. The same goes for latex – that means condoms! – so play it safe and always double-check.

To be sure, it’s best to invest in a good water-based lube – that way, you can be sure it’s compatible with all your toys and condoms too.


How to Clean A Vibrating Dildo?

You should always check the instructions on your toys, especially if you’re not sure whether they’re waterproof. 

For waterproof toys, the best and easiest way to clean them is by running them under warm water and then lathering them with a mild soap or sex toy cleaner. Then just rinse and leave them to dry.

For toys that can’t be submerged, you can use cleaning wipes. Upgrade your wipes and soaps to antibacterial if you’re using your dildos for anal play, especially before using them for vaginal penetration.


How To Store A Vibrating Dildo?

Cleanliness is key when looking after your dildos! Make sure you properly clean them with soap and water (or whatever the brand suggests). Dry your toys properly before storing them in a cool, dry place away from dust. 

If you are not sure about the materials of your sex toys, keep them in separate pouches.


Where Can I Buy the Best Vibrating Dildos Online?

If you’re shopping online for your sex toys (and let’s face it, that’s how most of us are shopping these days), my two best recommendations are Lovehoney and SheVibe. They’re both reputable stores with high-quality toys, plus they’re queer-friendly and feminist!

What’s more, they both have great ethics policies and sex education programs. SheVibe even donates to queer, trans, and sexual health organizations. Who knew getting off could be such a humanitarian act!


Is It Safe To Use A Vibrating Dildo For Anal Play?

As long as you’re careful and start slow, there’s no reason you can’t use a vibrating dildo for anal penetration! If it’s your first time (or a few times), start with a finger or two, and give yourself plenty of time before moving onto the vibrator. 

Invest in a good-quality lube (thicker is better for anal), and don’t be afraid to use a lot of it. Remember to go slow and listen to your body.


Conclusion

So you probably knew about vibrating dildos, but maybe not much about the cool features some have! 

Maybe a real squirting vibrating dildo is exactly what you need to inject a little crazy into your sex life, or maybe the Desire Strapless Strap-On caught your eye… Either way, have fun kids 😉 

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