Treat Yourself: Why You Should Invest in a Luxury Sex Toy

You’ll have to splash a little more cash to get your hands on a luxury sex toy but like anything in life, sometimes the extra cost is oh, so worth it.

Featuring the latest technology, design and materials, high-end sex toys not only feel great, but they're long-lasting, too. Most luxury vibrators are also rechargeable, which means you're also doing your bit for the environment by ditching the batteries. It’s a win-win.

This guide explains why luxury vibrators are a brilliant investment in your pleasure, and why your decision to spend a little more will pay off (and get you off) for years to come.

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Why do people use luxury sex toys?

Creators of luxury sex toys are committed to the craft of climax. They invest heavily in research and technology to develop ergonomic shapes and innovative features which result in beautiful objects designed to leave you feeling fully indulged. How many things do you own which you can say are made solely for your pleasure?

Aside from that pretty good reason, luxury sex toys also come with a range of other benefits:

  1. Most are rechargeable, which means they’re an eco-friendly option
  2. Many are made using the latest technology and innovations
  3. Ergonomic, beautiful designs
  4. Longer-lasting investment for your collection
  5. Skin-safe, luxurious materials

Different types of luxury sex toys

Advanced technology toys

The latest innovation in clitoral pleasure, Womanizer vibrators are a revolutionary option for anyone with a clitoris.

The Womanizer encircles your clitoris with a silicone head, stimulating the sensitive nerve-endings of the clitoris without direct contact.

Rather than vibrations, these sleek, ergonomic, “non-numbing” stimulators use gentle suction and air-wave pulses, offering varying intensity levels to gradually build sensation.

Singer Lily Allen (who now has her own collaboration toy called the Liberator) has stated that Womanizer toys "have changed my life", while one Lovehoney reviewer hailed the Pro40 as "the best clitoral toy I have EVER used."

Another reviewer declared it "life changing," saying that "for 20 years of my life I have never been able to achieve a full orgasm... This toy has gotten me there every single time I use it."

"Smarter" again, is the Womanizer Premium which features the mind-blowing sensations of patented Pleasure Air Technology, a body sensor that knows when to turn on and off, and an autopilot mode which lets your toy take control of your orgasm. With 12 levels of intensity to try, you can have A LOT of fun discovering the one that best suits you.

Waterproof and with USB charging, Womanizer toys offer endless pleasure and effortless climaxes at the touch of a button, anytime, anywhere. It’s no wonder they fly out the door everyday at Lovehoney.

Luxury silicone toys

The material used to create a sex toy often determines whether it makes it into the coveted ‘luxury’ category. And, there is nothing more indulgent than super-silky, ultra-premium silicone. Add ‘dual density’ to the mix and you’ve hit the jackpot.

Dual density toys are made to feel firm and are usually stiff and inflexible. However, toys that are dual density and silicone offer the best of both worlds, mixing firmness with flexibility. Dual density silicone toys (and dildos in particular) feature two layers of the deluxe material, which creates a super-realistic feel. They’re soft to the touch, yet firm when squeezed, which is pretty close to a lifelike experience. How’s that for indulgence?

When it comes to penetration, the head of a penis is actually quite spongy, and acts as a shock absorber during vigorous penetration. Naturally, to keep things comfortable, you want your dildo to mimic this. This is exactly what dual density silicone dildos provide – the squishy outer layer means your toy isn’t going to hit the vaginal or anal walls too hard so you can safely play as long and as hard as you want.

Even better, ultra-premium silicone is also totally skin and body-safe. It’s non-porous and easy to clean, too which means it won’t collect any bacteria some other toy materials can.

Stainless steel toys

Grand, lustrous and super shiny! At first thought, stainless steel doesn’t seem like the first thing you would think of to make a sex toy (let alone a luxury one) but take in the sleek, shiny design and easy functionality and it makes perfect sense. These high end toys with their smooth, pure, polished steel finishes not only look fabulous, but are also incredibly low-maintenance, easy to clean and very hygienic.

The satisfying weight of stainless steel dildos and butt plugs offer intense pressure for delicious, targeted internal massage and penetrative play. The refined metal slips easily over your body (especially when lube is applied) and feels sensational for some people.

Plus, this wonderfully smooth, non-porous, medical-grade metal is compatible with all types of lubrication (both silicone and water-based). Stainless steel also has the added bonus of being easily cooled in a fridge or heated in warm water – perfect for anyone who enjoys temperature play. What’s not to love?

Learn more about how to use stainless steel and metal sex toys in our video.

Glass toys

Seducing you first with their looks, then their touch, glass sex toys come in a simply stunning array of designs. Sleek and seductive, glass sex toys can quite easily be mistaken for works of art if left in plain view, so have the added bonus of being incredibly discreet. Flaunt one on your mantelpiece and visitors could be none the wiser. But if you know, you know.

Worried about the thought of glass breaking in places where glass should never ever break? Glass sex toys are made out of borosilicate, a special type of glass which is tougher than any other kind. This makes these toys resilient, shatterproof and solid so you can rest easy knowing they are safe for internal play.

Glass toys are also extremely hygienic (because they’re non-porous) and hypoallergenic, too. They can also be used with all types of lubrication, for glorious glide and mind-blowing play sessions. Like stainless steel, they can also be warmed or cooled in water for temperature play fun.

Learn more about how to use glass sex toys in our guide.

App-controlled toys

Yep, there’s an app for that. These technologically advanced sex toys offer hands-free arousal and complete control of your own or your partner's pleasure... from anywhere in the world. Using Bluetooth on your smartphone or tablet, you can connect to your app-operated toy and control it using your device, rather than the buttons on the toy.

Want to hand over the controls to your lover? Ask them to simply download the toy’s app to give them the digital reins to your pleasure. Or bring the excitement to your everyday foreplay, for a transformative experience that begins before your lover even enters the room.

App-controlled toys slip effortlessly into your love life and enhance your intimacy whether you are in the midst of foreplay, sex or even on a date. They are USB rechargeable for eco-friendly use anywhere, and often offer an overwhelming number of vibration possibilities.

Some of these clever devices can be synced to music or specific sounds and offer a whole new world of opportunities for shared play and long-distance relationships. Technology truly is a beautiful thing when it comes to ingenious ideas like this.

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